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Open
$128.58
Previous Close
$130.54
Day High
$129.60
Day Low
$128.56
52 Week High
10/22/14 - $131.59
52 Week Low
02/4/14 - $109.50
Market Cap
56.5B
Average Volume 10 Days
3.0M
EPS TTM
$4.66
Shares Outstanding
437.8M
EX-Date
07/9/14
P/E TM
27.7x
Dividend
$1.42
Dividend Yield
1.02%
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: $738.8K
Co-Founder and Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $438.8K
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $719.3K
Chief Operating Officer of Southwest & Mexico...
Total Annual Compensation: $697.1K
Chief Operating Officer of Eastern & Canadian...
Total Annual Compensation: $658.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

costco wholesale corp (COST) Key Developments

Costco Wholesale Corporation Enters China Through the Opening of Online Store on Alibaba Group's Tmall Global Platform

Costco Wholesale Corporation announced it will enter China for the first time through the opening of an online store on Alibaba Group's Tmall Global platform, an extension of Tmall.com, China's third-party platform for brands and retailers. Tmall Global allows overseas brands and retailers to establish presence on Tmall.com without the need for physical operations in China, hence addressing the increasing demand for foreign brands by Chinese consumers. Costco's online store launch (costco.tmall.hk) extends their product offering to consumers in mainland China for the first time. Initially, Costco's online store will provide a range of products including food and healthcare product listings at highly competitive prices, and as well as Costco's private-label Kirkland Signature products, a line of products that provide a perfect combination of quality and price to members every day. Through Costco's thorough analysis of Chinese consumers and Alibaba's expertise in big data, Costco will carefully select the most suitable products and brands for its consumers in China at highly attractive prices.

Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended August 31, 2014; Announces September Sales Results for the Five Weeks Ended October 5, 2014; Plans to Open Up to an Additional Eight New Warehouses in 2014; Provides CapEx Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015

Costco Wholesale Corporation announced unaudited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended August 31, 2014 and September sales results for the five weeks ended October 5, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenue of $35,523 million against $32,487 million a year ago. Operating income was $1,091 million against $954 million a year ago. Income before income tax was $1,086 million against $954 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $697 million or $1.58 per diluted share against $617 million or $1.4 per diluted share a year ago. In terms of CapEx. In the fourth quarter, the company spent $567 million. For the year, the company reported total revenue of $112,640 million against $105,156 million a year ago. Operating income was $3,220 million against $3,053 million a year ago. Income before income tax was $3,197 million against $3,051 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $2,058 million or $4.65 per diluted share against $2,039 million or $4.63 per diluted share a year ago. For all of fiscal '14, total CapEx was right at $2 billion. For the five-week reporting month of September, ended October 5, 2014, the Company reported net sales of $10.57 billion, an increase of 7% from $9.86 billion during the similar five-week period last year. The company plans to open up to an additional eight new warehouses (including one relocation) before the end of calendar year 2014. The company estimate for fiscal 2015 CapEx is quite a bit higher, probably in the $2.5 billion to $2.7 billion range.

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports Sales Results for the Four, Sixteen and Fifty Two Weeks Ended August 31, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corporation reported sales results for the four, sixteen and fifty two weeks ended August 31, 2014. The company reported net sales of $8.8 billion for the month of August, the four weeks ended August 31, 2014, an increase of 10% from $8.0 billion during the similar period last year. For the sixteen -week fourth quarter, the company reported net sales of $34.8 billion, an increase of 9% from $31.8 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, ended September 1, 2013. For the fifty two -week fiscal year ended August 31, 2014, the company reported net sales of $110.2 billion, an increase of 7% from the $102.9 billion reported in fiscal year 2013, ended September 1, 2013.

 

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