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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, WA, US
Websitecostco.com
Employee Ratings4.1
Overall CultureB+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)156,000(+5%)
Job Openings10,204
Revenue (FY, 2020)$166.8 B(+10%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$415
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Costco

Craig Jelinek

Craig Jelinek

President, CEO
Hamilton E. James

Hamilton E. James

Chairman of the Board
David Skinner

David Skinner

Senior Vice President, General Manager - Western Canada Region
Susan Decker

Susan Decker

Director
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
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Costco Office Locations

Costco has offices in Issaquah, Duluth, Garden Grove, Livermore and in 16 other locations
Issaquah, WA, US (HQ)
999 Lake Dr
Duluth, GA, US
3980 Venture Dr W100
Garden Grove, CA, US
11000 Garden Grove Blvd #201
Livermore, CA, US
2820 Independence Dr
Oak Brook, IL, US
1901 22nd St
Plano, TX, 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
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

43.2b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

5.8b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

13.3%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

1.2b

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

1.4b

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2021)

183.7b

Closing stock price (21-Jul-2021)

415.0

Cash (22-Nov-2020)

13.6b

EV

180.3b
Costco's current market capitalization is $183.7 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, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

31.8b33.0b32.4b35.1b35.4b34.7b37.0b39.1b37.3b43.2b

Cost of goods sold

27.6b28.7b28.1b30.6b30.7b30.2b32.2b34.1b32.2b37.5b

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

13%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, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

5.7b4.8b5.9b6.8b6.1b7.0b9.0b7.8b10.8b13.6b

Accounts Receivable

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

Inventories

11.2b10.7b10.6b12.2b11.4b11.3b13.8b11.9b11.0b14.9b

Current Assets

19.9b18.9b19.7b23.0b21.6b22.3b26.6b23.7b25.3b32.1b
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, 2020Q1, 2021

Net Income

651.0m1.4b2.1b777.0m1.7b2.6b856.0m1.8b2.7b1.2b

Depreciation and Amortization

335.0m679.0m1.0b331.0m683.0m1.0b369.0m758.0m1.1b404.0m

Inventories

(1.4b)(802.0m)(828.0m)(1.3b)(449.0m)(409.0m)(2.4b)(394.0m)265.0m(2.6b)

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

715723727729741746747749715768769772782785785787

Stores Owned

568587605620

Stores Leased

147154157162

Gas Stations

508536567593
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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 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 Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

84/100

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Costco Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Costco Online and Social Media Presence

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Costco Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B+

    73/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    79/100

  • Compensation

    A

    79/100

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Costco News and Updates

Costco is keeping its vulnerable shopping hours after all, a reversal of a previous decision, as COVID-19 cases in the US mount

Summary List PlacementCostco went back on its decision to axe dedicated shopping hours for vulnerable or elderly customers. From July 26, these customers will be able to shop between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. local time, twice a week, without other groups of people in the store. It announced that it was …

Dr.FORHAIR Partners with Costco Online to Launch Its No.1 Bestselling Folligen Original Shampoo in the U.S.

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr.FORHAIR, a leading provider of scalp and hair care solutions, today announced the success of the recent release its signature product Folligen Original Shampoo in the U.S. for the first time through an official partnership with Costco Online....

Investors bet on grocers like Kroger, Costco as Covid cases spook Wall Street

The rise of the delta variant of Covid has complicated predictions about when people will return to pre-pandemic levels of dining out.

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Tiffany, Costco settle 8-year lawsuit over fake 'Tiffany' rings

Tiffany & Co has settled its more than eight-year-old lawsuit accusing Costco Wholesale Corp of trademark infringement and counterfeiting for selling generic diamond engagement rings bearing the "Tiffany" name.

New Costco location to open in Queen Creek

Costco is coming to Queen Creek, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
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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, Hamilton E. James and David Skinner.

  • How many employees does Costco have?

    Costco has 156,000 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 16 other locations.

  • How many offices does Costco have?

    Costco has 20 offices.