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    W. Craig Jelinek
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    999 Lake Dr., Issaquah, WA 98027
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Costco surpassed the $100-billion mark in sales for the first time ever in 2013 as the bulk retailer benefitted from a bump in membership fees. In addition to 6% sales growth, the company — which sells everything from food to clothing, gas and even home and auto insurance — also saw a 19.3% bump in profits last year. That growth came amid continued expansion as the retailer opened a dozen warehouses across the U.S. and several more overseas. The company is also moving ahead with a push into continental Europe in 2014, when it plans to launch its first stores in Spain.

Key Financials

$ Millions% change
Total Assets30,283-
Total Shareholder Equity10,833-
Market Value (on March 31, 2014)49,125-

Profit as a % of

Stockholders' Equity18.8

Earnings Per Share

Earnings Per Share ($)4.63
EPS % Change (from 2012)19
EPS % Change (5 year)9.9
EPS % Change (10 year)11.7

Total Return to Investors

Total Return to Investors21.9
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)20.9
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)