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Last $136.17 USD
Change Today +0.29 / 0.21%
Volume 67.2K
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costco wholesale corp (COST) Snapshot

Open
$136.30
Previous Close
$136.39
Day High
$136.40
Day Low
$136.04
52 Week High
03/24/15 - $154.23
52 Week Low
07/7/14 - $112.16
Market Cap
59.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.9M
EPS TTM
$5.22
Shares Outstanding
439.5M
EX-Date
04/29/15
P/E TM
26.1x
Dividend
$1.60
Dividend Yield
4.76%
Current Stock Chart for COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP (COST)

costco wholesale corp (COST) Details

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. It provides dry and institutionally packaged foods; snack foods, candy, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio, and office supplies; meat, bakery, deli, and produce; and apparel, small appliances, and home furnishings. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, photo processing centers, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel business. In addition, it provides gold star (individual) and business membership services. As of October 8, 2014, it operated 664 warehouses, including 469 warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, 88 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 26 in the United Kingdom, 20 in Japan, 11 in Korea, 10 in Taiwan, 6 in Australia, and 1 in Spain. Costco Wholesale Corporation also sells its products through online. The company, formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc., was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

112,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/15/14
Founded in 1976

costco wholesale corp (COST) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $740.4K
Co-Founder and Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $740.4K
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $718.9K
Chief Operating Officer of Eastern & Canadian...
Total Annual Compensation: $700.8K
Chief Operating Officer of Southwest & Mexico...
Total Annual Compensation: $683.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

costco wholesale corp (COST) Key Developments

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports Sales Results for the Month and Thirty Five Weeks Ended May 31, 2015

Costco Wholesale Corporation reported sales results for the month and thirty five weeks ended May 31, 2015. For the month, the company reported comparable sales were flat, with a 4% drop in international sales, and a 2% increase in U.S. sales. The retail metrics consensus estimate was for an increase of 0.1% in comparable sales. Total sales rose 2% to $8.98 billion, from $8.78 billion a year earlier. For the thirty five weeks ended May 31, 2015, the company reported comparable sales rose 2%, with a 2% drop in international sales being offset by a 4% gain in U.S. sales. Total net sales in the period rose 4% to $85.31 billion.

Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and First Thirty Six Weeks Ended May 10, 2015; Provides Capex Guidance for the Year 2015

Costco Wholesale Corporation announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and first thirty six weeks ended May 10, 2015. Net income attributable to company for the quarter was $516 million, or $1.17 per diluted share, compared to $473 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, last year. Net sales for the quarter increased 1% to $25.52 billion, from $25.23 billion last year. Total revenue was $26,101 million against $25,794 million reported last year. Operating income was $821 million against $737 million reported last year. Income before income taxes was $799 million against $724 million reported last year. Capex was $421 million. Net income attributable to company for the thirty-six weeks was $1.61 billion, or $3.64 per diluted share, compared to $1.36 billion, or $3.07 per diluted share, last year. Net sales for the first thirty-six weeks increased 4% to $78.67 billion, from $75.46 billion last year. Total revenue was $80,421 million against $77,117 million reported last year. Operating income was $2,468 million against $2,129 million reported last year. Income before income taxes was $2,448 million against $2,111 million reported last year. Net income for the thirty-six-week period was positively impacted by a $57 million or $0.13 per diluted share tax benefit in connection with a second quarter special cash dividend to the extent received by the Company 401(k) plan participants; and was negatively impacted by a $14 million or $0.03 per diluted share second quarter tax charge relating to an ongoing income tax matter. CapEx was $1.6 billion. For the year 2015, the company expects CapEx is somewhere in the $2.4 billion to $2.5 billion range.

Costco Wholesale Announces Sales Results for the for Weeks and Thirty Five Weeks Ended May 3, 2015

Costco Wholesale announced sales results for the month of April, the four weeks and thirty-five weeks ended May 3, 2015. The company reported net sales of $8.75 billion for the month of April, the four weeks ended May 3, 2015, an increase of 2% from $8.56 billion during the similar period last year. This year's sales reflects one additional sales day than last year, due to the timing of the Easter holiday. For the thirty-five weeks ended May 3, 2015, the company reported net sales of $76.33 billion, an increase of 4% from $73.21 billion during the similar period last year.

 

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