Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST)


Common-Size Balance Sheet: Assets
Quarterly Data

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Costco Wholesale Corp., common-size consolidated balance sheet: assets (quarterly data)

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Sep 1, 2019 May 12, 2019 Feb 17, 2019 Nov 25, 2018 Sep 2, 2018 May 13, 2018 Feb 18, 2018 Nov 26, 2017 Sep 3, 2017 May 7, 2017 Feb 12, 2017 Nov 20, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 May 8, 2016 Feb 14, 2016 Nov 22, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 May 10, 2015 Feb 15, 2015 Nov 23, 2014 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013
Cash and cash equivalents 18.47 16.03 14.21 15.47 14.83 14.84 12.35 14.45 12.51 12.74 13.31 13.15 10.19 14.42 11.22 14.26 14.36 15.12 17.46 17.24 17.38 17.54 16.25 14.54
Short-term investments 2.33 2.64 2.43 2.68 2.95 2.95 2.71 3.04 3.39 3.33 3.43 3.59 4.07 3.36 3.77 3.47 4.84 5.20 4.72 4.77 4.78 4.71 4.28 5.38
Receivables, net 3.38 3.89 4.66 4.10 4.09 4.02 5.17 3.96 3.94 4.10 4.48 4.10 3.78 3.84 4.49 3.83 3.66 3.57 3.83 3.61 3.48 3.41 3.94 3.54
Merchandise inventories 25.10 25.84 26.53 27.86 27.04 26.83 27.57 28.48 27.06 27.32 26.75 29.35 27.05 26.35 27.50 29.29 26.64 26.48 25.47 27.86 25.61 25.94 26.19 28.89
Other current assets 2.45 2.54 2.75 2.28 0.79 1.09 1.03 0.61 0.75 0.93 1.03 0.64 0.81 0.87 0.97 2.35 2.24 2.28 2.26 1.86 2.03 2.02 2.03 1.71
Current assets 51.73% 50.93% 50.58% 52.39% 49.69% 49.72% 48.83% 50.53% 47.64% 48.43% 49.00% 50.83% 45.89% 48.84% 47.95% 53.19% 51.73% 52.65% 53.74% 55.34% 53.26% 53.62% 52.70% 54.06%
Land 14.13 14.42 14.72 14.18 15.17 15.38 15.84 15.02 15.65 15.45 15.26 14.75 16.27 15.55 15.87 14.33 14.84 14.84 14.60 13.57 14.28 14.16 14.50 14.02
Buildings and improvements 37.74 38.04 38.63 37.33 39.45 39.86 40.67 39.42 41.62 40.72 40.40 38.49 42.20 40.28 40.79 37.09 37.73 37.22 36.77 36.23 37.92 37.34 37.96 36.86
Equipment and fixtures 17.18 17.96 18.00 17.00 17.82 18.08 18.15 17.42 18.38 18.26 17.86 16.90 18.32 17.22 17.36 15.46 15.77 15.36 14.93 14.51 14.67 14.70 14.82 14.23
Construction in progress 2.80 3.23 2.72 2.58 2.79 2.70 2.35 2.06 2.32 2.25 1.96 2.23 2.11 2.09 2.24 1.83 2.43 2.19 1.81 1.44 1.79 1.88 1.89 1.68
Property and equipment, gross 71.86% 73.65% 74.07% 71.08% 75.22% 76.03% 77.00% 73.92% 77.97% 76.69% 75.47% 72.37% 78.90% 75.14% 76.27% 68.70% 70.77% 69.62% 68.11% 65.75% 68.66% 68.09% 69.17% 66.79%
Accumulated depreciation and amortization -25.85 -26.85 -27.00 -25.71 -27.02 -27.60 -27.79 -26.48 -28.01 -27.47 -26.80 -25.41 -27.51 -26.45 -26.67 -23.95 -24.71 -24.58 -23.85 -23.00 -23.76 -23.50 -23.72 -22.69
Net property and equipment 46.01% 46.80% 47.07% 45.37% 48.20% 48.42% 49.22% 47.44% 49.97% 49.21% 48.67% 46.96% 51.39% 48.68% 49.60% 44.76% 46.06% 45.04% 44.26% 42.75% 44.91% 44.59% 45.45% 44.10%
Other assets 2.26 2.27 2.35 2.24 2.11 1.85 1.95 2.03 2.39 2.36 2.32 2.21 2.72 2.48 2.45 2.05 2.21 2.31 1.99 1.90 1.84 1.79 1.85 1.83
Non-current assets 48.27% 49.07% 49.42% 47.61% 50.31% 50.28% 51.17% 49.47% 52.36% 51.57% 51.00% 49.17% 54.11% 51.16% 52.05% 46.81% 48.27% 47.35% 46.26% 44.66% 46.74% 46.38% 47.30% 45.94%
Total assets 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-16), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-18), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-20).

Balance sheet item Description The company
Current assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are expected to be realized in cash, sold, or consumed within one year (or the normal operating cycle, if longer). Assets are probable future economic benefits obtained or controlled by an entity as a result of past transactions or events. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s current assets as a percentage of total assets increased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.
Net property and equipment Amount after accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization of physical assets used in the normal conduct of business to produce goods and services and not intended for resale. Examples include, but are not limited to, land, buildings, machinery and equipment, office equipment, and furniture and fixtures. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s net property and equipment as a percentage of total assets decreased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.
Non-current assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are expected to be realized in cash, sold or consumed after one year or beyond the normal operating cycle, if longer. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s non-current assets as a percentage of total assets decreased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.