Plunkett Research Online: Costco Wholesale Corporation

COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION (COST:NAS) Company Profile, Corporate Revenues, Growth, Market Size, Analysis, Business Forecasts, Market Share, Metrics, SWOT

Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses based on the concept that offering members very low prices on a limited selection of branded and private-label products will produce high sales volumes and rapid inventory turnover. This rapid turnover, combined with volume purchasing, eff.....



Costco Wholesale Corporation
Ticker: COST
Exchange: NAS
Parent Company:
Year Established:
Employees:
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Phone: 425 313-8100
Fax: 425 313-8103
Address: 999 Lake Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027 United States

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Types Of Business
Industry Ranks

Industry NAICS code:

Warehouse Clubs, Retail
Food
Health & Beauty Products
Electronics
Furniture
Apparel
Automotive Supplies
Gasoline Sales
1. Walmart Inc523,964,000,000
2. Costco Wholesale Corporation166,761,000,000
3. Target Corporation78,112,000,000
4. Sams Club57,839,000,000
5. E.Leclerc (Leclerc)43,506,600,000
6. Edeka Zentrale AG & Co KG (Edeka Group)41,167,560,000
7. Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica30,460,470,000
8. BJs Wholesale Club Inc13,190,710,000
9. Pan Pacific International Holdings Corp (Don Quijote)12,310,800,000
10. Brazilian Distribution Company9,858,308,000
Contacts Description

Hamilton JamesChairman of the Board/Director
James MurphyCOO, Divisional/Executive VP
Roland VachrisCOO, Divisional/Executive VP
Russell MillerCOO, Geographical/Executive VP
James KlauerCOO, Geographical/Executive VP
Joseph PorteraCOO, Geographical/Executive VP
Jeffrey RaikesDirector
Kenneth DenmanDirector
John MeisenbachDirector
Susan DeckerDirector
John StantonDirector
Mary Agnes WilderotterDirector
Charles MungerDirector
W. JelinekDirector/President/CEO
Franz LazarusExecutive VP, Divisional
Timothy RoseExecutive VP, Divisional
Richard GalantiExecutive VP/CFO/Director
Paul MoultonExecutive VP/Chief Information Officer
Daniel HinesSenior VP/Controller/Chief Accounting Officer
Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses based on the concept that offering members very low prices on a limited selection of branded and private-label products will produce high sales volumes and rapid inventory turnover. This rapid turnover, combined with volume purchasing, eff.....
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Auditor: KPMG LLP
Legal Advisor: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
$USD, In whole numbers,
except marked * or %
202020192018201720162015
Financials
    Revenue166,761,000,000152,703,000,000141,576,000,000129,025,000,000118,719,000,000116,199,000,000
    Cost of Revenue144,939,000,000132,886,000,000123,152,000,000111,882,000,000102,901,000,000101,065,000,000
    Gross Margin % - 12.9813.0113.2913.3213.02
    R&D Expense - - - - - -
    Operating Income5,435,000,0004,737,000,0004,480,000,0004,111,000,0003,672,000,0003,624,000,000
    Operating Margin % - 3.103.163.193.093.12
    SGA Expense16,332,000,00014,994,000,00013,876,000,00012,950,000,00012,068,000,00011,445,000,000
    Net Income4,002,000,0003,659,000,0003,134,000,0002,679,000,0002,350,000,0002,377,000,000
    Earnings Per Share9.058.327.156.115.365.41
    Dividends2.702.442.141.901.701.51
    Book Value Per Share - - - - - -
    Operating Cash Flow8,861,000,0006,356,000,0005,774,000,0006,726,000,0003,292,000,0004,285,000,000
    Capital Expenditure2,810,000,0002,998,000,0002,969,000,0002,502,000,0002,649,000,0002,393,000,000
    Free Cash Flow6,051,000,0003,358,000,0002,805,000,0004,224,000,000643,000,0001,892,000,000
Profitability
    EBITDA7,172,000,0006,407,000,0006,038,000,0005,543,000,0005,007,000,0004,855,000,000
    Return on Assets % - 8.498.127.717.067.15
    Return on Equity % - 26.1026.5923.4420.7120.74
    Net Margin % - 2.402.212.081.982.05
    Assets Turnover - 3.543.673.713.563.50
    Financial Leverage - 2.983.193.372.753.15
Brands, Divisions and Affiliates Top Salaries
Costco Wholesale Industries
Kirkland Signature
NameTitleSalary (US$)Bonus (US$)
W. JelinekCEO/President933,846190,400
Richard GalantiExecutive VP/CFO784,14676,160
Joseph PorteraCOO, Divisional/Executive VP737,04675,957
Paul MoultonExecutive VP/Chief Information Officer704,04674,400
James MurphyCOO, Divisional/Executive VP662,04676,160
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Costco offers employees health, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability and prescription coverage; 401(k); and employee assistance plans.