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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST)


Balance Sheet: Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Difficulty: Beginner

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.

Liabilities represents obligations of a company arising from past events, the settlement of which is expected to result in an outflow of economic benefits from the entity.

Costco Wholesale Corp., consolidated balance sheet: liabilities and stockholders’ equity

US$ in millions

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Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013
Short-term borrowings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accounts payable hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Current portion of long-term debt hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accrued salaries and benefits hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accrued member rewards hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Deferred membership fees hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Other current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Long-term debt, excluding current portion hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Other liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Non-current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Preferred stock $.01 par value; no shares issued and outstanding hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Common stock $.01 par value hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Additional paid-in capital hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accumulated other comprehensive loss hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Retained earnings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total Costco stockholders’ equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Noncontrolling interests hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total liabilities and equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-16).

Balance sheet item Description The company
Current liabilities Total obligations incurred as part of normal operations that are expected to be paid during the following twelve months or within one business cycle, if longer. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s current liabilities increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Non-current liabilities Amount of obligation due after one year or beyond the normal operating cycle, if longer. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s non-current liabilities increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Total liabilities Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all liabilities that are recognized. Liabilities are probable future sacrifices of economic benefits arising from present obligations of an entity to transfer assets or provide services to other entities in the future. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s total liabilities increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Total Costco stockholders’ equity Total of all stockholders’ equity (deficit) items, net of receivables from officers, directors, owners, and affiliates of the entity which are attributable to the parent. The amount of the economic entity’s stockholders’ equity attributable to the parent excludes the amount of stockholders’ equity which is allocable to that ownership interest in subsidiary equity which is not attributable to the parent (noncontrolling interest, minority interest). This excludes temporary equity and is sometimes called permanent equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s total Costco stockholders’ equity declined from 2016 to 2017 but then increased from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.