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 Inc500,343,000,000
2. Costco Wholesale Corporation141,576,000,000
3. Target Corporation71,879,000,000
4. Edeka Zentrale AG & Co KG (Edeka Group)62,169,100,000
5. Sam's Club57,365,000,000
6. E.Leclerc (Leclerc)43,090,000,000
7. Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica29,042,630,000
8. Almacenes Exito SA17,404,500,000
9. BJs Wholesale Club Inc12,754,590,000
10. Brazilian Distribution Company11,886,230,000
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
$USD, In whole numbers,
except marked * or %
201820172016201520142013
Financials
    Revenue141,576,000,000129,025,000,000118,719,000,000116,199,000,000112,640,000,000105,156,000,000
    Cost of Revenue123,152,000,000111,882,000,000102,901,000,000101,065,000,00098,458,000,00091,948,000,000
    Gross Margin % - 13.2913.3213.0212.5912.56
    R&D Expense - - - - - -
    Operating Income4,480,000,0004,111,000,0003,672,000,0003,624,000,0003,220,000,0003,053,000,000
    Operating Margin % - 3.193.093.122.862.90
    SGA Expense13,876,000,00012,950,000,00012,068,000,00011,445,000,00010,899,000,00010,104,000,000
    Net Income3,134,000,0002,679,000,0002,350,000,0002,377,000,0002,058,000,0002,039,000,000
    Earnings Per Share7.156.115.365.414.694.68
    Dividends2.141.901.701.511.331.17
    Book Value Per Share29.8925.2327.2624.6728.0625.52
    Operating Cash Flow5,774,000,0006,726,000,0003,292,000,0004,285,000,0003,984,000,0003,437,000,000
    Capital Expenditure2,969,000,0002,502,000,0002,649,000,0002,393,000,0001,993,000,0002,083,000,000
    Free Cash Flow2,805,000,0004,224,000,000643,000,0001,892,000,0001,991,000,0001,354,000,000
Profitability
    EBITDA6,038,000,0005,543,000,0005,007,000,0004,855,000,0004,339,000,0004,096,000,000
    Return on Assets % - 7.717.067.156.507.10
    Return on Equity % - 23.4420.7120.7417.7917.58
    Net Margin % - 2.081.982.051.831.94
    Assets Turnover - 3.713.563.503.563.66
    Financial Leverage - 3.372.753.152.682.80
Brands, Divisions and Affiliates Top Salaries
Costco Wholesale Industries
Kirkland Signature
NameTitleSalary (US$)Bonus (US$)
W. JelinekCEO/President800,00097,000
Richard GalantiExecutive VP/CFO740,00059,040
Joseph PorteraCOO, Divisional/Executive VP700,00084,340
Paul MoultonExecutive VP/Chief Information Officer680,00068,240
James MurphyCOO, Divisional/Executive VP620,00079,040
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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.