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Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST)

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Analysis of Liquidity Ratios

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Liquidity Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., liquidity ratios

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Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Current ratio
Quick ratio
Cash ratio

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).

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s current ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s quick ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s cash ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Current Ratio

Costco Wholesale Corp., current ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets
Current liabilities
Liquidity Ratio
Current ratio1
Benchmarks
Current Ratio, Competitors2
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Current Ratio, Sector
General Retailers
Current Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services

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).

1 2019 Calculation
Current ratio = Current assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s current ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.

Quick Ratio

Costco Wholesale Corp., quick ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cash and cash equivalents
Short-term investments
Receivables, net
Total quick assets
 
Current liabilities
Liquidity Ratio
Quick ratio1
Benchmarks
Quick Ratio, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Quick Ratio, Sector
General Retailers
Quick Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services

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).

1 2019 Calculation
Quick ratio = Total quick assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s quick ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Cash Ratio

Costco Wholesale Corp., cash ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cash and cash equivalents
Short-term investments
Total cash assets
 
Current liabilities
Liquidity Ratio
Cash ratio1
Benchmarks
Cash Ratio, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Cash Ratio, Sector
General Retailers
Cash Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services

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).

1 2019 Calculation
Cash ratio = Total cash assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s cash ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.