Costco is a membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise at substantially lower prices than are typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources. The warehouses are designed to help small-to-medium-sized businesses reduce costs in purchasing for resale and for everyday business use. Individuals may also purchase for their personal needs. Costco's warehouses present a broad product category selections including groceries, candy, appliances, television and media, automotive supplies, tires, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewelry, watches, cameras, books, housewares, apparel, health and beauty aids, tobacco, furniture, office supplies and office equipment. 

Company Growth (employees)
Type
Public
HQ
Issaquah, US
Founded
1983
Size (employees)
133,000 (est)+6%
Website
costco.com
Costco was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Issaquah, US

Key People/Management at Costco

Craig Jelinek

Craig Jelinek

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Jeffrey Brotman

Jeffrey Brotman

Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder
John McKay

John McKay

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
James Murphy

James Murphy

Executive Vice President, International
Richard Galanti

Richard Galanti

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Franz Lazarus

Franz Lazarus

Executive Vice President, Administration & Human Resources
Pat Callans

Pat Callans

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Risk Management
Victor Curtis

Victor Curtis

Senior Vice President, Pharmacy
Paul Latham

Paul Latham

Senior Vice President, Membership, Marketing & Services
Richard Chang

Richard Chang

Senior Vice President, General Manager - Asia
Paul Moulton

Paul Moulton

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Costco Office Locations

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

Costco Financials and Metrics

Costco Financials

Costco's revenue was reported to be $118.7 b in FY, 2016
USD

Revenue (Q2, 2018)

29.8 b

Net income (Q2, 2018)

521 m

EBIT (Q2, 2018)

844 m

Market capitalization (08-Dec-2017)

82.9 b

Cash (02-Dec-2017)

4.7 b
Costco's current market capitalization is $82.9 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

105.2 b112.6 b116.2 b118.7 b

Revenue growth, %

7%3%2%

Cost of goods sold

91.9 b98.5 b101.1 b102.9 b

Gross profit

13.2 b14.2 b15.1 b15.8 b
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q3, 2017Q2, 2018

Revenue

26.3 b25.8 b26.9 b27.5 b26.1 b27.2 b28.2 b26.8 b28.1 b28.9 b29.8 b

General and administrative expense

2.5 b2.5 b2.7 b2.7 b2.6 b2.8 b2.8 b2.7 b2.9 b2.9 b3 b

Operating expense total

2.5 b2.5 b2.7 b2.7 b2.6 b2.8 b2.8 b2.7 b2.9 b2.9 b3 b

EBIT

724 m737 m770 m877 m821 m767 m856 m858 m849 m968 m844 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

4.6 b5.7 b4.8 b3.4 b4.5 b

Accounts Receivable

1.2 b1.1 b1.2 b1.3 b

Inventories

7.9 b8.5 b8.9 b9 b

Current Assets

15.8 b17.6 b16.8 b15.2 b17.3 b
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q3, 2017Q2, 2018

Cash

4.7 b5.1 b5.7 b6 b5.9 b5.1 b5.1 b3.6 b4.9 b4.8 b4.5 b4.7 b

Current Assets

17.5 b16.6 b17.5 b19.2 b18.1 b17.6 b18.9 b15.5 b16.5 b18.6 b17.3 b17.5 b

Total Assets

32.3 b31.6 b32.7 b34.6 b33.6 b33.5 b35.5 b32.4 b33.9 b36.5 b35.6 b35.6 b

Accounts Payable

9.2 b7.7 b8.4 b9.8 b8.3 b8.9 b10.4 b8.2 b8.8 b11 b9.4 b8.8 b
    USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

    Net Income

    2.1 b2.1 b2.4 b2.4 b706 m

    Depreciation and Amortization

    946 m1 b1.1 b1.3 b

    Inventories

    (898 m)(563 m)(890 m)(25 m)

    Accounts Payable

    718 m529 m880 m(1.5 b)9.6 b
    USDQ1, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q3, 2017Q2, 2018

    Net Income

    505 m607 m519 m487 m555 m549 m555 m706 m521 m

    Depreciation and Amortization

    231 m

    Accounts Payable

    1.3 b9.8 b8.3 b8.9 b10.4 b8.2 b8.8 b11 b9.4 b8.8 b

    Cash From Operating Activities

    939 m
      Y, 2017

      Financial Leverage

      2.8 x
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      Costco Operating Metrics

      Costco's Stores was reported to be 729 in Q3, 2017
      FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

      Stores

      663686697698705715723727729

      Paying Members

      42 m42.5 m43.2 m43.7 m44.6 m45.4 m46.1 m46.9 k47.6 m47.9 m48.3 m48.6 m

      Gas Stations

      445472508

      SKUs Offered

      3.7 k3.7 k3.7 k
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      Costco Market Value History

      Costco Revenue Breakdown

      Costco Median Salaries

      Source: 66 public H-1B filings from Costco

      Costco's Web-traffic and Trends

      Costco Online and Social Media Presence

      Costco News and Updates

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