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Profitability Analysis

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., profitability ratios

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Operating profit margin hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Net profit margin hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Return on assets (ROA) hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%

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

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s gross profit margin improved from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly deteriorated from 2016 to 2017.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s operating profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s net profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROE deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROA deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

Gross Profit Margin

Costco Wholesale Corp., gross profit margin calculation

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)
Gross margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Gross profit margin1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, 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%

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

2017 Calculations

1 Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross margin ÷ Net sales
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s gross profit margin improved from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly deteriorated from 2016 to 2017.

Operating Profit Margin

Costco Wholesale Corp., operating profit margin 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)
Operating income hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Operating profit margin1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, 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%
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
General Retailers hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%

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

2017 Calculations

1 Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Net sales
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s operating profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

Net Profit Margin

Costco Wholesale Corp., net profit margin 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
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Net profit margin1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, 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%
Net Profit Margin, Sector
General Retailers hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%

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

2017 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to Costco ÷ Net sales
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s net profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Costco Wholesale Corp., ROE 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
Total Costco stockholders' equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROE1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Benchmarks
ROE, 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%
ROE, Sector
General Retailers hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
ROE, Industry
Consumer Services hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%

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

2017 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Costco ÷ Total Costco stockholders' equity
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROE deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Costco Wholesale Corp., ROA 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
Total assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROA1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Benchmarks
ROA, 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%
ROA, Sector
General Retailers hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
ROA, Industry
Consumer Services hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%

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

2017 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to Costco ÷ Total assets
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROA deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.