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Profitability Analysis
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Sep 1, 2013 May 12, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Nov 25, 2012
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
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
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
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
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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-21).

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 Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s operating profit margin deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s net profit margin deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 but then improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 exceeding Q2 2018 level.

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROE deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROA deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 but then improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 exceeding Q2 2018 level.

Gross Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Sep 1, 2013 May 12, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Nov 25, 2012
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
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
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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-21).

Q4 2018 Calculations

1 Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross marginQ4 2018 + Gross marginQ3 2018 + Gross marginQ2 2018 + Gross marginQ1 2018) ÷ (Net salesQ4 2018 + Net salesQ3 2018 + Net salesQ2 2018 + Net salesQ1 2018)
= 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 Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Operating Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Sep 1, 2013 May 12, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Nov 25, 2012
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
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
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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-21).

Q4 2018 Calculations

1 Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ4 2018 + Operating incomeQ3 2018 + Operating incomeQ2 2018 + Operating incomeQ1 2018) ÷ (Net salesQ4 2018 + Net salesQ3 2018 + Net salesQ2 2018 + Net salesQ1 2018)
= 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 deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Net Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Sep 1, 2013 May 12, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Nov 25, 2012
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
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
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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-21).

Q4 2018 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income attributable to CostcoQ4 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ3 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ2 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ1 2018) ÷ (Net salesQ4 2018 + Net salesQ3 2018 + Net salesQ2 2018 + Net salesQ1 2018)
= 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 deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 but then improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 exceeding Q2 2018 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Costco Wholesale Corp., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Sep 1, 2013 May 12, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Nov 25, 2012
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
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
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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-21).

Q4 2018 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × (Net income attributable to CostcoQ4 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ3 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ2 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ1 2018) ÷ 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 deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Costco Wholesale Corp., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2014 May 11, 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Sep 1, 2013 May 12, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Nov 25, 2012
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
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
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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-21).

Q4 2018 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × (Net income attributable to CostcoQ4 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ3 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ2 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ1 2018) ÷ 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 deteriorated from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 but then improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 exceeding Q2 2018 level.