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Ratios (Summary)

Costco Wholesale Corp., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

 
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 % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
Operating profit margin % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
Net profit margin % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
Return on assets (ROA) % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
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 Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s operating profit margin deteriorated from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 exceeding Q4 2017 level.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s net profit margin improved from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROE improved from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROA deteriorated from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 exceeding Q4 2017 level.

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Gross Profit Margin

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

 
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
Net sales
Ratio
Gross profit margin1 % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q2 2018 Calculations

1 Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross marginQ2 2018 + Gross marginQ1 2018 + Gross marginQ4 2017 + Gross marginQ3 2017) ÷ (Net salesQ2 2018 + Net salesQ1 2018 + Net salesQ4 2017 + Net salesQ3 2017)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) = %

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 Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

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Operating Profit Margin

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

 
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
Net sales
Ratio
Operating profit margin1 % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q2 2018 Calculations

1 Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ2 2018 + Operating incomeQ1 2018 + Operating incomeQ4 2017 + Operating incomeQ3 2017) ÷ (Net salesQ2 2018 + Net salesQ1 2018 + Net salesQ4 2017 + Net salesQ3 2017)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) = %

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 Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 exceeding Q4 2017 level.

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Net Profit Margin

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

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

Q2 2018 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income attributable to CostcoQ2 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ1 2018 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ4 2017 + Net income attributable to CostcoQ3 2017) ÷ (Net salesQ2 2018 + Net salesQ1 2018 + Net salesQ4 2017 + Net salesQ3 2017)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) = %

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 Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

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Return on Equity (ROE)

Costco Wholesale Corp., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

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

Q2 2018 Calculations

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

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROE improved from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

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Return on Assets (ROA)

Costco Wholesale Corp., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

 
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
Total assets
Ratio
ROA1 % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q2 2018 Calculations

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

Ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROA deteriorated from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 exceeding Q4 2017 level.

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