Costco Wholesale is a multibillion dollar global retailer with warehouse club operations in 10 countries. We are the recognized leader in our field, dedicated to quality in every area of our business and respected for our outstanding business ethics. Despite our large size and rapid international expansion, we continue to provide an atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. If you are an ambitious, energetic person who enjoys a fast-paced team environment filled with challenges and opportunities, you've come to the right place. Our successful employees are service-oriented with integrity and commitment toward a common goal of excellence. Costco offers great jobs, great pay, great benefits and a great place to work.

Company Growth (employees)
Issaquah, US
Size (employees)
126,000 (est)
Costco was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Issaquah, US

Key People at Costco

Craig Jelinek

Craig Jelinek

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Jeffrey Brotman

Jeffrey Brotman

Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder
Paul Moulton

Paul Moulton

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Franz Lazarus

Franz Lazarus

Executive Vice President
John McKay

John McKay

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
James Murphy

James Murphy

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Joseph Portera

Joseph Portera

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Dennis Zook

Dennis Zook

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Hamilton James

Hamilton James

Lead Independent Director
Richard Galanti

Richard Galanti

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Costco Office Locations

Costco has an office in Issaquah
Issaquah, US (HQ)
999 Lake Dr

Costco Metrics

Costco Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$116.1 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Net income (2016)

$2.4 b

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$73.8 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (28-Aug-2016)

$3.4 b
Costco's current market capitalization is $73.8 b.
Costco's revenue was reported to be $116.1 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2.1% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$102.9 b$110.2 b$113.7 b$116.1 b

Revenue growth, %



$322 m$3.6 b$3.7 b

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

$3.2 b$3.6 b$3.6 b

Net Income

$2.1 b$2.4 b$2.4 b
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$5.7 b$4.8 b$3.4 b

Current Assets

$17.6 b$17.3 b$15.2 b

Total Assets

$33 b$33.4 b$33.2 b

Accounts Payable

$8.5 b$9 b$7.6 b

Total Debt

Current Liabilities

$14.4 b$16.5 b$15.6 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

$4.9 b$5.2 b$5.5 b

Retained Earnings

$7.5 b$6.5 b$7.7 b

Total Equity

$12.5 b$10.8 b$12.3 b

Financial Leverage

2.6 x3.1 x2.7 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$2.1 b$2.4 b$2.4 b

Accounts Payable

$529 m$880 m($1.5 b)

Cash From Operating Activities

$4 b$4.3 b$3.3 b

Purchases of PP&E

($2 b)($2.4 b)($2.6 b)

Cash From Investing Activities

($2.1 b)($2.5 b)($2.3 b)

Long-term Borrowings

$1.3 b

Cash From Financing Activities

($786 m)($2.3 b)($2.4 b)

Interest Paid

$109 m$117 m$123 m

Costco Market Value History

Costco Median Salaries

Source: 66 public H-1B filings from Costco

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