Costco Wholesale

Costco Wholesale of Issaquah, Wash., operates over 800 big-box stores globally with more than 99 million membership-card holders, making it the fifth largest retailer worldwide. Through its Kirkland Signature private label, Costco sells many of its own products at its retail locations, from food and water to alcoholic beverages to health and beauty items. The company was one of many in the retail industry that benefited from the coronavirus pandemic, prompting millions of Americans to stock up on food and household supplies in the face of prolonged lockdowns.
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Company Information

As of 8/3/2022
Country
U.S.
Headquarters
Issaquah, Wash.
Industry
General Merchandisers
CEO
W. Craig Jelinek
Company Type
Public
Ticker
COST
Revenues ($M)
$195,929
Profits ($M)
$5,007
Market Value ($M)
$230,443
Employees
288,000
Figures are for fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2021. Market value as of July 19, 2022.

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions
% change
Revenues ($M)
$195,929
17.5%
Profits ($M)
$5,007
25.1%
Assets ($M)
$59,268
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Total Stockholder Equity ($M)
$17,564
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Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues
2.6%
Profits as % of Assets
8.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity
28.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)
11
EPS % Change (from 2020)
24.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)
16.2%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)
13.1%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2021)
51.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)
31.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)
24.4%

World's Most Admired Companies

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Stores and Distributors
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Change the World

Impact Segment
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Sector
Retailing
Prior Year Rank
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