Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net
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Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST)

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Analysis of Long-term (Investment) Activity Ratios

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Long-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., long-term (investment) activity ratios

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Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Net fixed asset turnover
Total asset turnover
Equity turnover

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15).

Long-term activity ratio Description The company
Net fixed asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by net fixed assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s net fixed asset turnover ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Equity turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s equity turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Net Fixed Asset Turnover

Costco Wholesale Corp., net fixed asset turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
Net property and equipment
Long-term Activity Ratio
Net fixed asset turnover1
Benchmarks
Net Fixed Asset Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Net Fixed Asset Turnover, Sector
General Retailers
Net Fixed Asset Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15).

1 2019 Calculation
Net fixed asset turnover = Net sales ÷ Net property and equipment
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Long-term activity ratio Description The company
Net fixed asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by net fixed assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s net fixed asset turnover ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Total Asset Turnover

Costco Wholesale Corp., total asset turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
Total assets
Long-term Activity Ratio
Total asset turnover1
Benchmarks
Total Asset Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Total Asset Turnover, Sector
General Retailers
Total Asset Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15).

1 2019 Calculation
Total asset turnover = Net sales ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Long-term activity ratio Description The company
Total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Equity Turnover

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
Total Costco stockholders’ equity
Long-term Activity Ratio
Equity turnover1
Benchmarks
Equity Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Equity Turnover, Sector
General Retailers
Equity Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15).

1 2019 Calculation
Equity turnover = Net sales ÷ Total Costco stockholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Long-term activity ratio Description The company
Equity turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s equity turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.