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

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Balance Sheet: Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

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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.

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 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Accounts payable
Accrued salaries and benefits
Accrued member rewards
Deferred membership fees
Current portion of long-term debt
Other current liabilities
Current liabilities
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Other liabilities
Long-term liabilities
Total liabilities
Preferred stock $.01 par value; no shares issued and outstanding
Common stock $.01 par value
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
Retained earnings
Total Costco stockholders’ equity
Noncontrolling interests
Total equity
Total liabilities and equity

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

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 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Long-term liabilities Amount of obligation due after one year or beyond the normal operating cycle, if longer. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s long-term liabilities increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.
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 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
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 increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.