Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports June Sales Results

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports June Sales Results 
ISSAQUAH, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/11/13 --  Costco Wholesale
Corporation ("Costco" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: COST) today reported
net sales of $9.92 billion for the month of June, the five weeks
ended July 7, 2013, an increase of eight percent from $9.16 billion
during the similar period last year.  
For the forty-four weeks ended July 7, 2013, the Company reported net
sales of $87.05 billion, an increase of eight percent from $80.46
billion during the similar period last year. 
Comparable sales for the five-week and 44-week periods ended July 7,
2013, were as follows: 


 
                                                           
                                       5 Weeks    44 Weeks 
                                     ----------  ----------
                                                           
                U.S.                     6%          6%    
                International            6%          6%    
                                                           
                Total Company            6%          6%    
                                     ==========  ==========

 
For the five-week period, changes in gasoline prices had a slightly
positive impact while foreign exchange rates had a negative impact on
comparable sales. These impacts were immaterial for the 44-week
period. Excluding these effects, comparable sales were as follows: 


 
                                                           
                                       5 Weeks    44 Weeks 
                                     ----------  ----------
                                                           
                U.S.                     6%          6%    
                International            8%          6%    
                                                           
                Total Company            6%          6%    
                                     ==========  ==========

 
Additional discussion of these results is available in a pre-recorded
telephone message. The recording can be accessed by dialing
1-855-859-2056 (conference
 ID 73980077). This message will be
available today through 5:00 p.m. (PT) on July 12, 2013. 
Costco currently operates 628 warehouses, including 450 in the United
States and Puerto Rico, 85 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 24 in the United
Kingdom, 15 in Japan, nine in Taiwan, nine in Korea and three in
Australia. The Company plans to open up to an additional six new
warehouses prior to the end of its fiscal year on September 1, 2013.
Costco also operates electronic commerce web sites, at www.costco.com
(U.S.), www.costco.ca (Canada), and www.costco.co.uk (United
Kingdom).  
Certain statements contained in this document and the pre-recorded
telephone message constitute forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For
these purposes, forward-looking statements are statements that
address activities, events, conditions or developments that the
Company expects or anticipates may occur in the future. Such
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may
cause actual events, results or performance to differ materially from
those indicated by such statements. These risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to, domestic and international economic
conditions, including exchange rates, the effects of competition and
regulation, uncertainties in the financial markets, consumer and
small business spending patterns and debt levels, conditions
affecting the acquisition, development, ownership or use of real
estate, amounts expected to be spent on expansion plans, actions of
vendors, rising costs associated with employees (including health
care costs), energy, and certain commodities, geopolitical conditions
and other risks identified from time to time in the Company's public
statements and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. 
CONTACTS: 
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Richard Galanti
425/313-8203
Bob Nelson
425/313-8255
Jeff Elliott
425/313-8264 
 
 
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