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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST)


Analysis of Profitability Ratios

Beginner level


Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., profitability ratios

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
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

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).

Profitability 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 ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Gross Profit Margin

Costco Wholesale Corp., gross profit margin 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)
Gross margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
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

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

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability 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 ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

Costco Wholesale Corp., operating profit margin 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)
Operating income hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
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

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

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Net Profit Margin

Costco Wholesale Corp., net profit margin 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 income attributable to Costco hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
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

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

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability 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 ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Costco Wholesale Corp., ROE 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 income attributable to Costco hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total Costco stockholders’ equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Profitability Ratio
ROE1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
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

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
ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Costco ÷ Total Costco stockholders’ equity
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Costco Wholesale Corp., ROA 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 income attributable to Costco hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Profitability Ratio
ROA1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
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

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

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.