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Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., debt and solvency ratios (quarterly data)

 
Feb 18, 2018 Nov 26, 2017 Sep 3, 2017 May 7, 2017 Feb 12, 2017 Nov 20, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 May 8, 2016 Feb 14, 2016 Nov 22, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 May 10, 2015 Feb 15, 2015 Nov 23, 2014 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Sep 1, 2013 May 12, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Nov 25, 2012 Sep 2, 2012 May 6, 2012 Feb 12, 2012 Nov 20, 2011
Debt to equity
Debt to capital
Interest coverage
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and 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 Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.
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 Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.
Interest coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as EBIT divided by interest payments. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s interest coverage ratio deteriorated from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then slightly improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

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Debt to Equity

Costco Wholesale Corp., debt to equity calculation (quarterly data)

 
Feb 18, 2018 Nov 26, 2017 Sep 3, 2017 May 7, 2017 Feb 12, 2017 Nov 20, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 May 8, 2016 Feb 14, 2016 Nov 22, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 May 10, 2015 Feb 15, 2015 Nov 23, 2014 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Sep 1, 2013 May 12, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Nov 25, 2012 Sep 2, 2012 May 6, 2012 Feb 12, 2012 Nov 20, 2011
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Short-term borrowings
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Total debt
Total Costco stockholders' equity
Ratio
Debt to equity1
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q2 2018 Calculations

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

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 Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

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Debt to Capital

Costco Wholesale Corp., debt to capital calculation (quarterly data)

 
Feb 18, 2018 Nov 26, 2017 Sep 3, 2017 May 7, 2017 Feb 12, 2017 Nov 20, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 May 8, 2016 Feb 14, 2016 Nov 22, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 May 10, 2015 Feb 15, 2015 Nov 23, 2014 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Sep 1, 2013 May 12, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Nov 25, 2012 Sep 2, 2012 May 6, 2012 Feb 12, 2012 Nov 20, 2011
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Short-term borrowings
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Total debt
Total Costco stockholders' equity
Total capital
Ratio
Debt to capital1
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q2 2018 Calculations

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

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 Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

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Interest Coverage

Costco Wholesale Corp., interest coverage calculation (quarterly data)

 
Feb 18, 2018 Nov 26, 2017 Sep 3, 2017 May 7, 2017 Feb 12, 2017 Nov 20, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 May 8, 2016 Feb 14, 2016 Nov 22, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 May 10, 2015 Feb 15, 2015 Nov 23, 2014 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Sep 1, 2013 May 12, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Nov 25, 2012 Sep 2, 2012 May 6, 2012 Feb 12, 2012 Nov 20, 2011
Selected Financial Data (USD $ 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)
Ratio
Interest coverage1
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q2 2018 Calculations

1 Interest coverage = (EBITQ2 2018 + EBITQ1 2018 + EBITQ4 2017 + EBITQ3 2017) ÷ (Interest expenseQ2 2018 + Interest expenseQ1 2018 + Interest expenseQ4 2017 + Interest expenseQ3 2017)
= ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

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 Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then slightly improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

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