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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST)


Long-term Debt and Solvency Analysis

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., debt and solvency ratios

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013
Debt Ratios
Debt to equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Debt to capital hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Debt to assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Financial leverage hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Coverage Ratios
Interest coverage hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Fixed charge coverage 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).

Ratio Description The company
Debt to equity ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to equity ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.
Debt to capital ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total debt plus shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to capital ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.
Debt to assets ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to assets ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.
Financial leverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total assets divided by total shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s financial leverage ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly improved from 2017 to 2018.

Ratio Description The company
Interest coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as EBIT divided by interest payments. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s interest coverage ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.
Fixed charge coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as earnings before fixed charges and tax divided by fixed charges. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s fixed charge coverage ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Debt to Equity

Costco Wholesale Corp., debt to equity calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Short-term borrowings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Current portion of long-term debt hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Long-term debt, excluding current portion hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total debt hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
 
Total Costco stockholders’ equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Debt to equity1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Debt to Equity, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Lowe’s Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Debt to Equity, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Debt to Equity, Industry
Consumer Services 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).

2018 Calculations

1 Debt to equity = Total debt ÷ Total Costco stockholders’ equity
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Ratio Description The company
Debt to equity ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to equity ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Debt to Capital

Costco Wholesale Corp., debt to capital calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Short-term borrowings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Current portion of long-term debt hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Long-term debt, excluding current portion hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total debt hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total Costco stockholders’ equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total capital hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Debt to capital1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Debt to Capital, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Lowe’s Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Debt to Capital, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Debt to Capital, Industry
Consumer Services 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).

2018 Calculations

1 Debt to capital = Total debt ÷ Total capital
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Ratio Description The company
Debt to capital ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total debt plus shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to capital ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Debt to Assets

Costco Wholesale Corp., debt to assets calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Short-term borrowings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Current portion of long-term debt hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Long-term debt, excluding current portion hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total debt hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
 
Total assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Debt to assets1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Debt to Assets, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Lowe’s Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Debt to Assets, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Debt to Assets, Industry
Consumer Services 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).

2018 Calculations

1 Debt to assets = Total debt ÷ Total assets
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Ratio Description The company
Debt to assets ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to assets ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Financial Leverage

Costco Wholesale Corp., financial leverage calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Total assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total Costco stockholders’ equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Financial leverage1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Financial Leverage, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Lowe’s Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Financial Leverage, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Financial Leverage, Industry
Consumer Services 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).

2018 Calculations

1 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Total Costco stockholders’ equity
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Ratio Description The company
Financial leverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total assets divided by total shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s financial leverage ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly improved from 2017 to 2018.

Interest Coverage

Costco Wholesale Corp., interest coverage calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income attributable to Costco hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Add: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Add: Income tax expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Add: Interest expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Interest coverage1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Interest Coverage, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Lowe’s Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Interest Coverage, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Interest Coverage, Industry
Consumer Services 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).

2018 Calculations

1 Interest coverage = EBIT ÷ Interest expense
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Ratio Description The company
Interest coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as EBIT divided by interest payments. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s interest coverage ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Fixed Charge Coverage

Costco Wholesale Corp., fixed charge coverage calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income attributable to Costco hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Add: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Add: Income tax expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Add: Interest expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Add: Aggregate rental expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Earnings before fixed charges and tax hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
 
Interest expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Aggregate rental expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Fixed charges hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Fixed charge coverage1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Fixed Charge Coverage, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Lowe’s Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Fixed Charge Coverage, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Fixed Charge Coverage, Industry
Consumer Services 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).

2018 Calculations

1 Fixed charge coverage = Earnings before fixed charges and tax ÷ Fixed charges
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Fixed charge coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as earnings before fixed charges and tax divided by fixed charges. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s fixed charge coverage ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.