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While the wholesaler had once lagged behinds its rivals in ecommerce, last year’s partnership with Instacart is now ready to turn that around. The company expects to expand its two-day dry and same day fresh grocery delivery to all 519 U.S. locations by the end of 2018. Comparable sales were up 6.5% in the first 31 weeks of its fiscal year, helping to stave off concerns that the bulk retailer is losing millennial customers to competitors such as Target and Amazon Prime. And membership still has its benefits: The bulk of Costco’s operating income comes from fees generated by its 90 million members. Last year, renewal rates maintained a healthy 90% in the U.S. and 87% globally.

Company Info

Figures are for fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2017.
W. Craig Jelinek
CEO Title
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
General Merchandisers
HQ Location
Issaquah, Wash.
Years on Fortune 500 List24
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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$129,025.008.7%
Profits ($M)$2,679.0014%
Assets ($M)$36,347.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$10,778.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$82,686.90-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2.1%
Profits as % of Assets7.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity24.9%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)6.08
EPS % Change (from 2016)14.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)9.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)9.9%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)22.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)16.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)13.2%