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Costco Wholesale Corporation is a company engaged in the operation of membership warehouses. It offers branded and private-label products, including dry and packaged foods, groceries, snack foods, candies, bakery, meat, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, cleaning supplies, appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio products, apparel, and small appliances. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, hearing-aid centers, as well as engages in the travel and e-commerce businesses.

TypePublic
Founded1983
HQIssaquah, US
Websitecostco.com
Employee Ratings4

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2019)149,000(+5%)
Revenue (FY, 2020)$166.8 B(+10%)
Share Price (Oct 2020)$374.6
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Costco

Craig Jelinek

Craig Jelinek

President, CEO
David Skinner

David Skinner

Senior Vice President, General Manager - Western Canada Region
Richard A. Galanti

Richard A. Galanti

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Joseph Portera

Joseph Portera

Executive Vice President, COO-Eastern & Canadian Divisions & Chief Diversity Officer
Stephen M. Pappas

Stephen M. Pappas

Senior Vice President, General Manager - Europe
Mario Omoss

Mario Omoss

Senior Vice President, General Manager, Northwest Region
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Costco Office Locations

Costco has offices in Issaquah, Duluth, Garden Grove, Livermore and in 15 other locations
Issaquah, US (HQ)
999 Lake Dr
Duluth, US
3980 Venture Dr W100
Garden Grove, US
11000 Garden Grove Blvd #201
Livermore, US
2820 Independence Dr
Oak Brook, US
1901 22nd St
Plano, US
1701 Dallas Pkwy #201
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Costco Financials and Metrics

Costco Revenue

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Costco's revenue was reported to be $166.76 b in FY, 2020
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Revenue (FY, 2020)

166.8b

Gross profit (FY, 2020)

21.8b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2020), %

13.1%

Net income (FY, 2020)

4.1b

EBIT (FY, 2020)

5.4b

Market capitalization (23-Oct-2020)

165.3b

Closing stock price (23-Oct-2020)

374.6

Cash (10-May-2020)

10.8b

EV

166.1b
Costco's current market capitalization is $165.3 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

129.0b141.6b152.7b166.8b

Revenue growth, %

9%10%8%

Cost of goods sold

111.9b123.2b132.9b144.9b

Gross profit

17.1b18.4b19.8b21.8b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

31.8b33.0b32.4b35.1b35.4b34.7b37.0b39.1b37.3b

Cost of goods sold

27.6b28.7b28.1b30.6b30.7b30.2b32.2b34.1b32.2b

Gross profit

4.2b4.3b4.2b4.4b4.7b4.5b4.8b5.0b5.0b

Gross profit Margin, %

13%13%13%13%13%13%13%13%13%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

4.5b6.1b8.4b

Accounts Receivable

1.4b1.7b1.5b

Inventories

983.4m11.0b11.4b

Current Assets

17.3b20.3b23.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Cash

5.7b4.8b5.9b6.8b6.1b7.0b9.0b7.8b10.8b

Accounts Receivable

1.6b2.0b1.6b1.8b2.0b1.7b1.7b2.0b1.5b

Inventories

11.2b10.7b10.6b12.2b11.4b11.3b13.8b11.9b11.0b

Current Assets

19.9b18.9b19.7b23.0b21.6b22.3b26.6b23.7b25.3b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

2.7b3.2b3.7b4.1b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.4b1.4b1.5b1.6b

Inventories

(894.0m)(1.3b)(536.0m)(791.0m)

Accounts Payable

2.3b1.6b322.0m2.3b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Net Income

651.0m1.4b2.1b777.0m1.7b2.6b856.0m1.8b2.7b

Depreciation and Amortization

335.0m679.0m1.0b331.0m683.0m1.0b369.0m758.0m1.1b

Inventories

(1.4b)(802.0m)(828.0m)(1.3b)(449.0m)(409.0m)(2.4b)(394.0m)265.0m

Accounts Payable

2.1b486.0m1.2b1.8b(684.0m)2.7b537.0m571.0m
USDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

970.1k

Debt/Equity

0.6 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x
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Costco Operating Metrics

Costco's Stores was reported to be 787 in Q3, 2020.
FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Stores

715 723 727 729 741 746 747 749 715 768 769 772 782 785 785 787

Stores Owned

568 587 605 620

Stores Leased

147 154 157 162

Gas Stations

508 536 567 593
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Costco Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Innovel SolutionsMarch 17, 2020
Costco De Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Costco Insurance Agency
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
Costco Wholesale Japan
Costco Wholesale Korea
Costco Wholesale Membership
Costco Wholesale United Kingdom Ltd.
NW Re Ltd.
PriceCostco International

Costco Cybersecurity Score

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76/100

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Costco Revenue Breakdown

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Costco revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 12.8% from Other International Operations, 14.0% from Canadian Operations and 73.2% from United States Operations

Human Capital Metrics

Costco's employees are reported to be approximately 44% female and 56% male.
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Costco Online and Social Media Presence

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Costco News and Updates

Costco Hot Tubs Review - Insights, Top Brands & Prices

San Diego, California - (NewMediaWire) - October 23, 2020 - The question of whether or not consumers should look to Costco for their hot tub buying needs comes up quite often. Are Costco hot tubs high-quality? Could one save money by purchasing through Costco? There are a few advantages and dis…

Costco cocoa bombs: Everything to know about the latest viral TikTok trend

Cocoa bombs are a visual and taste bud delight. Now that we’re over halfway through October, it’s that time of year where people are throwing on cozy sweaters and grabbing mugs of hot drinks to keep their hands warm. Which brings us to the . . . you guessed it . . . latest TikTok trend: hot cocoa bo…

Jefferies upgrades Costco to buy, saying its 'moat' in club retail is widening

Costco's surging shares will last even after the pandemic is over, Jefferies said.

: Costco sales continue surge, increasing from record levels

Costco Wholesale Corp.'s pandemic sales surge continued to grow in September.

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Wall Street analysts see long-term share gains for stocks like Costco and Redfin

Wall Street analysts say stocks like Costco and Redfin present a long-term buying opportunity
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Costco Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Costco founded?

    Costco was founded in 1983.

  • Who are Costco key executives?

    Costco's key executives are Craig Jelinek, David Skinner and Richard A. Galanti.

  • How many employees does Costco have?

    Costco has 149,000 employees.

  • What is Costco revenue?

    Latest Costco annual revenue is $166.8 b.

  • What is Costco revenue per employee?

    Latest Costco revenue per employee is $1.1 m.

  • Who are Costco competitors?

    Competitors of Costco include BJ's Wholesale Club, Office Depot and Aldi UK.

  • Where is Costco headquarters?

    Costco headquarters is located at 999 Lake Dr, Issaquah.

  • Where are Costco offices?

    Costco has offices in Issaquah, Duluth, Garden Grove, Livermore and in 15 other locations.

  • How many offices does Costco have?

    Costco has 19 offices.