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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc


Long-term Debt and Solvency Analysis

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., debt and solvency ratios

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Debt to equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Debt to capital hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Interest coverage hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

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

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 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.
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 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.
Interest coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as EBIT divided by interest payments. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s interest coverage ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

Debt to Equity

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
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

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

2017 Calculations

1 Debt to equity = Total debt ÷ Total Costco stockholders' equity
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

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 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.

Debt to Capital

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
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

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

2017 Calculations

1 Debt to capital = Total debt ÷ Total capital
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

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 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.

Interest Coverage

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
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

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

2017 Calculations

1 Interest coverage = EBIT ÷ Interest expense
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Interest coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as EBIT divided by interest payments. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s interest coverage ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.