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  • Previous Rank
    36
  • Revenues ($M)
    $129,025
  • Revenue Percent Change
    8.7%
  • Profits ($M)
    $2,679.00
  • Profits Percent Change
    14%
  • Assets ($M)
    $36,347.00
  • Employees
    182,000

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.

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Company Information

CEO
W. Craig Jelinek
Sector
Retailing
Industry
General Merchandisers
HQ Location
Issaquah, Wash.
Websitehttp://www.costco.com
Years on Global 500 List24
Employees182,000
Figures are for fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2017.

Costco Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$129,0258.7%
Profits ($M)$2,679.0014%
Assets ($M)$36,347.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$10,778.00-

Profit Ratios

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