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

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Analysis of Long-term (Investment) Activity Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Long-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 May 10, 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Nov 24, 2019 Sep 1, 2019 May 12, 2019 Feb 17, 2019 Nov 25, 2018 Sep 2, 2018 May 13, 2018 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
Net fixed asset turnover
Net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset)
Total asset turnover
Equity turnover

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-16), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-18), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18).

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 Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset) An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by net fixed assets (including operating lease, right-of-use asset). Costco Wholesale Corp.’s net fixed asset turnover ratio (with operating lease, right-of-use asset) improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Equity turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s equity turnover ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Net Fixed Asset Turnover

Costco Wholesale Corp., net fixed asset turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 May 10, 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Nov 24, 2019 Sep 1, 2019 May 12, 2019 Feb 17, 2019 Nov 25, 2018 Sep 2, 2018 May 13, 2018 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
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.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-16), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-18), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Net fixed asset turnover = (Net salesQ4 2020 + Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 2020 + Net salesQ1 2020) ÷ 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 Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Net Fixed Asset Turnover (including Operating Lease, Right-of-Use Asset)

Costco Wholesale Corp., net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset) calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 May 10, 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Nov 24, 2019 Sep 1, 2019 May 12, 2019 Feb 17, 2019 Nov 25, 2018 Sep 2, 2018 May 13, 2018 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
 
Net property and equipment
Operating lease right-of-use assets
Net property and equipment (including operating lease, right-of-use asset)
Long-term Activity Ratio
Net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset)1
Benchmarks
Net Fixed Asset Turnover (including Operating Lease, Right-of-Use Asset), Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-16), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-18), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset) = (Net salesQ4 2020 + Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 2020 + Net salesQ1 2020) ÷ Net property and equipment (including operating lease, right-of-use asset)
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Long-term activity ratio Description The company
Net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset) An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by net fixed assets (including operating lease, right-of-use asset). Costco Wholesale Corp.’s net fixed asset turnover ratio (with operating lease, right-of-use asset) improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Total Asset Turnover

Costco Wholesale Corp., total asset turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 May 10, 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Nov 24, 2019 Sep 1, 2019 May 12, 2019 Feb 17, 2019 Nov 25, 2018 Sep 2, 2018 May 13, 2018 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
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.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-16), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-18), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Total asset turnover = (Net salesQ4 2020 + Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 2020 + Net salesQ1 2020) ÷ 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 Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Equity Turnover

Costco Wholesale Corp., equity turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 30, 2020 May 10, 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Nov 24, 2019 Sep 1, 2019 May 12, 2019 Feb 17, 2019 Nov 25, 2018 Sep 2, 2018 May 13, 2018 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
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.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-16), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-12), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-18), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Equity turnover = (Net salesQ4 2020 + Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 2020 + Net salesQ1 2020) ÷ 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 improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.