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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
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Aug 2021)288,000(+85%)
Job Openings10,397
Revenue (FY, 2021)$195.9 B(+18%)
Share Price (May 2022)$440.1
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at Costco

Craig Jelinek

Craig Jelinek

CEO and Director
Hamilton E. James

Hamilton E. James

Chairman of the Board
Marc-André Bally

Marc-André Bally

Senior Vice President, Operations - Eastern Canada
Richard A. Galanti

Richard A. Galanti

Executive Vice President, CFO and Director
James P. Murphy

James P. Murphy

Executive Vice President, COO - International Division
Jeff Cole

Jeff Cole

Senior Vice President, Costco Wholesale Industries & Business Development
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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
Issaquah, WA, US
1801 10th Ave NW
Livermore, CA, US
2800 Independence Dr
Oak Brook, IL, US
1901 22nd St
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Costco Financials and Metrics

Costco Revenue

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Costco's revenue was reported to be $195.93 b in FY, 2021 which is a 17.5% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q2, 2022)

51.9b

Gross profit (Q2, 2022)

6.4b

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2022), %

12.3%

Net income (Q2, 2022)

1.3b

EBIT (Q2, 2022)

1.8b

Market capitalization (25-May-2022)

194.0b

Closing stock price (25-May-2022)

440.1

Cash (13-Feb-2022)

11.8b

EV

191.4b
Costco's current market capitalization is $194 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Revenue

152.7b166.8b195.9b

Revenue growth, %

8%9%17%

Cost of goods sold

132.9b144.9b170.7b

Gross profit

19.8b21.8b25.2b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q1, 2022Q2, 2022

Revenue

37.0b39.1b37.3b43.2b44.8b45.3b50.4b51.9b

Cost of goods sold

32.2b34.1b32.2b37.5b39.1b39.4b44.0b45.5b

Gross profit

4.8b5.0b5.0b5.8b5.7b5.9b6.4b6.4b

Gross profit Margin, %

13%13%13%13%13%13%13%12%
Annual
USDFY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021FY, 2021

Cash

8.4b12.3b11.3b325.7m

Accounts Receivable

1.5b1.6b1.8b624.8m

Inventories

11.4b12.2b14.2b363.3m

Current Assets

23.5b28.1b29.5b1.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q2, 2021Q1, 2022Q2, 2022

Cash

9.0b7.8b10.8b13.6b8.6b10.2b484.4m12.8b11.8b

Accounts Receivable

1.7b2.0b1.5b1.6b1.9b1.6b583.2m1.9b2.2b

Inventories

13.8b11.9b11.0b14.9b13.9b14.0b298.5m16.9b16.5b

Current Assets

26.6b23.7b25.3b32.1b26.3b27.9b1.5b33.9b32.6b
Annual
USDFY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021FY, 2021

Net Income

3.7b4.1b5.1b492.8m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.5b1.6b1.8b179.9m

Inventories

(536.0m)(791.0m)(1.9b)(72.9m)

Accounts Payable

322.0m2.3b1.8b60.3m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q2, 2021Q1, 2022Q2, 2022

Net Income

856.0m1.8b2.7b1.2b2.2b3.4b253.5m1.3b2.7b

Depreciation and Amortization

369.0m758.0m1.1b404.0m820.0m1.2b91.6m432.0m868.0m

Inventories

(2.4b)(394.0m)265.0m(2.6b)(1.5b)(1.5b)(300.0k)(2.8b)(2.3b)

Accounts Payable

2.7b537.0m571.0m(2.8k)(191.0m)1.3b39.2m3.4b970.0m
USDFY, 2019

EV/EBIT

27 x

EV/CFO

20.1 x

Revenue/Employee

1.0m

Debt/Equity

0.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2.9 x

P/E Ratio

35.7
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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$1 b
Costco De Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Costco Insurance Agency, Inc.
Costco President Taiwan, Inc.
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
Costco Wholesale Japan, Ltd.
Costco Wholesale Korea, Ltd.
Costco Wholesale Membership, Inc.
Costco Wholesale United Kingdom Ltd.
NW Re Ltd.
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Costco Revenue Breakdown

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Costco revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 13.9% from Canadian Operations, 72.2% from United States Operations and 13.9% from Other International Operations

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Costco Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

82/100

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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

    A+

    82/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    85/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    91/100

  • Diversity

    A+

    84/100

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Costco News and Updates

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Costco April sales rise nearly 14%

Costco Wholesale Corp. said late Wednesday its April net sales rose 13.9% to $17.33 billion, from $15.21 billion in April 2021. Same-store sales rose 12.6%, the retailer said, with e-commerce sales up 5.7%. The month had one fewer shopping day as compared with last year's thanks to the later-than-u…

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Dow Jones Newswires: Costco board increases quarterly dividend to 90 cents a share

Costco Wholesale Corp. said Wednesday that its board declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock and approved a quarterly increase to 90 cents per share from 79 cents.

Costco to increase dividend by nearly 14% to 90 cents a share

Costco Wholesale Corp. said late Wednesday that its board of directors has authorized a dividend increase to 90 cents a share, from 70 cents a share. The dividend is payable on May 13 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 29. Shares of Costco rose 0.3% in the extended session …
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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 Marc-André Bally.

  • How many employees does Costco have?

    Costco has 288,000 employees.

  • What is Costco revenue?

    Latest Costco annual revenue is $195.9 b.

  • What is Costco revenue per employee?

    Latest Costco revenue per employee is $680.3 k.

  • 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 21 offices.