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Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., liquidity ratios

 
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Current ratio
Quick ratio
Cash ratio

Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s current ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.
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 deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s cash ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.

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Current Ratio

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

 
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Current assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Current ratio1
Benchmarks
Current Ratio, Competitors
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Lowe's Cos. Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Target Corp.
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Walmart Inc.
Current Ratio, Sector
General Retailers
Current Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services

Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Current ratio = Current assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s current ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.

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Quick Ratio

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

 
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cash and cash equivalents
Short-term investments
Receivables, net
Total quick assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Quick ratio1
Benchmarks
Quick Ratio, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc.
eBay Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe's Cos. Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Quick Ratio, Sector
General Retailers
Quick Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services

Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

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

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 deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.

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Cash Ratio

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

 
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cash and cash equivalents
Short-term investments
Total cash assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Cash ratio1
Benchmarks
Cash Ratio, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc.
eBay Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe's Cos. Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Cash Ratio, Sector
General Retailers
Cash Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services

Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

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

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 deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.

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