Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net
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Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST)

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Balance Sheet: Assets

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The balance sheet provides creditors, investors, and analysts with information on company’s resources (assets) and its sources of capital (its equity and liabilities). It normally also provides information about the future earnings capacity of a company’s assets as well as an indication of cash flows that may come from receivables and inventories.

Assets are resources controlled by the company as a result of past events and from which future economic benefits are expected to flow to the entity.

Costco Wholesale Corp., consolidated balance sheet: assets

US$ in millions

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Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Cash and cash equivalents
Short-term investments
Receivables, net
Merchandise inventories
Other current assets
Current assets
Property and equipment, net
Operating lease right-of-use assets
Other long-term assets
Long-term assets
Total assets

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-11), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-18), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-12), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-14).


Assets: Selected Items

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 increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Property and equipment, net 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 property and equipment, net increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Long-term 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 long-term assets increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Total assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are recognized. Assets are probable future economic benefits obtained or controlled by an entity as a result of past transactions or events. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s total assets increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Current Assets: Selected Items

Balance sheet item Description The company
Cash and cash equivalents Amount of currency on hand as well as demand deposits with banks or financial institutions. Includes other kinds of accounts that have the general characteristics of demand deposits. Also includes short-term, highly liquid investments that are both readily convertible to known amounts of cash and so near their maturity that they present insignificant risk of changes in value because of changes in interest rates. Excludes cash and cash equivalents within disposal group and discontinued operation. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s cash and cash equivalents increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Short-term investments Amount of investments including trading securities, available-for-sale securities, held-to-maturity securities, and short-term investments classified as other and current. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s short-term investments decreased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Receivables, net The total amount due to the entity within one year of the balance sheet date (or one operating cycle, if longer) from outside sources, including trade accounts receivable, notes and loans receivable, as well as any other types of receivables, net of allowances established for the purpose of reducing such receivables to an amount that approximates their net realizable value. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s receivables, net decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly increased from 2019 to 2020.
Merchandise inventories Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s merchandise inventories increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.