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Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST)

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Analysis of Solvency Ratios

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Solvency Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., solvency ratios

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Debt Ratios
Debt to equity
Debt to equity (including operating lease liability)
Debt to capital
Debt to capital (including operating lease liability)
Debt to assets
Debt to assets (including operating lease liability)
Financial leverage
Coverage Ratios
Interest coverage
Fixed charge coverage

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 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).

Solvency 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 improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Debt to equity ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to equity ratio (including operating lease liability) improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
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 improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Debt to capital ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total debt (including operating lease liability) plus shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to capital ratio (including operating lease liability) improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Debt to assets ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to assets ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Debt to assets ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to assets ratio (including operating lease liability) improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Financial leverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total assets divided by total shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s financial leverage ratio decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly increased from 2019 to 2020.

Solvency 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 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
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 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Debt to Equity

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Total debt
 
Total Costco stockholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Debt to equity1
Benchmarks
Debt to Equity, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Equity, Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Equity, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to equity = Total debt ÷ Total Costco stockholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency 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 improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Debt to Equity (including Operating Lease Liability)

Costco Wholesale Corp., debt to equity (including operating lease liability) calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Total debt
Current operating lease liabilities (included in other current liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets)
Long-term operating lease liabilities
Total debt (including operating lease liability)
 
Total Costco stockholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Debt to equity (including operating lease liability)1
Benchmarks
Debt to Equity (including Operating Lease Liability), Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Equity (including Operating Lease Liability), Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Equity (including Operating Lease Liability), Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to equity (including operating lease liability) = Total debt (including operating lease liability) ÷ Total Costco stockholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Debt to equity ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to equity ratio (including operating lease liability) improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Debt to Capital

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Total debt
Total Costco stockholders’ equity
Total capital
Solvency Ratio
Debt to capital1
Benchmarks
Debt to Capital, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Capital, Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Capital, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to capital = Total debt ÷ Total capital
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency 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 improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Debt to Capital (including Operating Lease Liability)

Costco Wholesale Corp., debt to capital (including operating lease liability) calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Total debt
Current operating lease liabilities (included in other current liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets)
Long-term operating lease liabilities
Total debt (including operating lease liability)
Total Costco stockholders’ equity
Total capital (including operating lease liability)
Solvency Ratio
Debt to capital (including operating lease liability)1
Benchmarks
Debt to Capital (including Operating Lease Liability), Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Capital (including Operating Lease Liability), Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Capital (including Operating Lease Liability), Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to capital (including operating lease liability) = Total debt (including operating lease liability) ÷ Total capital (including operating lease liability)
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Debt to capital ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total debt (including operating lease liability) plus shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to capital ratio (including operating lease liability) improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Debt to Assets

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Total debt
 
Total assets
Solvency Ratio
Debt to assets1
Benchmarks
Debt to Assets, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Assets, Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Assets, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to assets = Total debt ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency 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 improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Debt to Assets (including Operating Lease Liability)

Costco Wholesale Corp., debt to assets (including operating lease liability) calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Total debt
Current operating lease liabilities (included in other current liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets)
Long-term operating lease liabilities
Total debt (including operating lease liability)
 
Total assets
Solvency Ratio
Debt to assets (including operating lease liability)1
Benchmarks
Debt to Assets (including Operating Lease Liability), Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Assets (including Operating Lease Liability), Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Assets (including Operating Lease Liability), Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to assets (including operating lease liability) = Total debt (including operating lease liability) ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Debt to assets ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s debt to assets ratio (including operating lease liability) improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Financial Leverage

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Total assets
Total Costco stockholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Financial leverage1
Benchmarks
Financial Leverage, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Financial Leverage, Sector
General Retailers
Financial Leverage, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Total Costco stockholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency 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 decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly increased from 2019 to 2020.

Interest Coverage

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Costco
Add: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
Add: Income tax expense
Add: Interest expense
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT)
Solvency Ratio
Interest coverage1
Benchmarks
Interest Coverage, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Interest Coverage, Sector
General Retailers
Interest Coverage, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Interest coverage = EBIT ÷ Interest expense
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency 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 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Fixed Charge Coverage

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Costco
Add: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
Add: Income tax expense
Add: Interest expense
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT)
Add: Operating lease costs
Earnings before fixed charges and tax
 
Interest expense
Operating lease costs
Fixed charges
Solvency Ratio
Fixed charge coverage1
Benchmarks
Fixed Charge Coverage, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Fixed Charge Coverage, Sector
General Retailers
Fixed Charge Coverage, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Fixed charge coverage = Earnings before fixed charges and tax ÷ Fixed charges
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency 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 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.