Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST)

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Balance Sheet: Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Quarterly Data

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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 (quarterly data)

US$ in millions

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May 10, 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Nov 24, 2019 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
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
Long-term operating lease liabilities
Other long-term 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-Q (filing date: 2020-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-23), 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 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 decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
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 Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
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 decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 not reaching Q1 2020 level.
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 Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.