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costco wholesale corp (COST) Snapshot

Open
$137.31
Previous Close
$137.31
Day High
$139.62
Day Low
$136.78
52 Week High
12/10/14 - $146.82
52 Week Low
02/4/14 - $109.50
Market Cap
61.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.5M
EPS TTM
$4.82
Shares Outstanding
440.5M
EX-Date
11/12/14
P/E TM
28.9x
Dividend
$1.42
Dividend Yield
0.99%
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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 Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended November 23, 2014; Provides CapEx Guidance for the Full Year of Fiscal 2015

Costco Wholesale Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended November 23, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenue of $26,866 million against $25,017 million a year ago. Operating income was $770 million against $668 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $779 million against $659 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $496 million or $1.12 per diluted share against $425 million or $0.96 per diluted share a year ago. The company spent CapEx of $555 million. For the fiscal 2015, CapEx is estimated to be in the $2.5-plus billion range, and this compares to last year's $2 billion, so up pretty significantly year-over-year with its ramp-up in expansion and all the complementary things that go along with that with depot expansion, and of course.

Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Resignation of William H. Gates as Member of the Board of Directors

On December 3, 2014, William H. Gates submitted to Costco Wholesale Corporation letter stating that he is resigning as a member of the Board of Directors, effective after the conclusion of the company's annual meeting on January 29, 2015. The voluntary resignation is not due to any disagreement with the company on any matter relating to the company's operations, policies or practices.

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports Sales Results for the Month and Thirteen Week Ended November 30, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corporation reported sales results for the month and thirteen week ended November 30, 2014. For the month, the company's net sales of $9.43 billion, an increase of 7% from $8.79 billion during the similar period last year. For the thirteen weeks, the company reported net sales of $28.73 billion, an increase of 7% from $26.80 billion during the similar period last year.

 

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