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Profitability Analysis
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 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
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Operating profit margin hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Net profit margin hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Return on assets (ROA) hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and 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 deteriorated from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 and from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s operating profit margin improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s net profit margin improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018.
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROE improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROA improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018.

Gross Profit Margin

Costco Wholesale Corp., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 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)
Gross margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Gross profit margin1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q3 2018 Calculations

1 Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross marginQ3 2018 + Gross marginQ2 2018 + Gross marginQ1 2018 + Gross marginQ4 2017) ÷ (Net salesQ3 2018 + Net salesQ2 2018 + Net salesQ1 2018 + Net salesQ4 2017)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + 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 deteriorated from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 and from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018.

Operating Profit Margin

Costco Wholesale Corp., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 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)
Operating income hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Operating profit margin1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q3 2018 Calculations

1 Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ3 2018 + Operating incomeQ2 2018 + Operating incomeQ1 2018 + Operating incomeQ4 2017) ÷ (Net salesQ3 2018 + Net salesQ2 2018 + Net salesQ1 2018 + Net salesQ4 2017)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + 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 improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018.

Net Profit Margin

Costco Wholesale Corp., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Net profit margin1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q3 2018 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income attributable to CostcoQ3 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ2 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ1 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ4 2017) ÷ (Net salesQ3 2018 + Net salesQ2 2018 + Net salesQ1 2018 + Net salesQ4 2017)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + 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 improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Costco Wholesale Corp., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total Costco stockholders' equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROE1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q3 2018 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × (Net income attributable to CostcoQ3 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ2 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ1 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ4 2017) ÷ Total Costco stockholders' equity
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROE improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Costco Wholesale Corp., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROA1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q3 2018 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × (Net income attributable to CostcoQ3 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ2 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ1 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ4 2017) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROA improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018.