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Costco Wholesale Cash Flow from Investing

: USD -3,040 Mil (TTM As of May. 2019)
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Cash Flow from Investing covers the cash a company gains or spends from investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries. It also includes the cash the company used for property, plant and equipment (PPE).

For the three months ended in May. 2019, Costco Wholesale spent USD 672 Mil on purchasing property, plant, equipment. It gained USD 0 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment. It spent USD 0 Mil on purchasing business. It gained USD 0 Mil from selling business. It spent USD 296 Mil on purchasing investments. It gained USD 179 Mil from selling investments. It paid USD 0Mil for net Intangibles purchase and sale. And it received USD 15 Mil from other investing activities. In all, Costco Wholesale spent USD 774 Mil on investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries for the three months ended in May. 2019.


Costco Wholesale Cash Flow from Investing Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Costco Wholesale Annual Data
Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18
Cash Flow from Investing Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -2,093.00 -2,480.00 -2,345.00 -2,366.00 -2,947.00

Costco Wholesale Quarterly Data
Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19
Cash Flow from Investing Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -694.00 -1,095.00 -737.00 -434.00 -774.00

Costco Wholesale Cash Flow from Investing Calculation

Cash Flow from Investing covers the cash a company gains or spends from investment activities in financial market and operating subsidiaries. It also includes the cash the company used for property, plant and equipment (PPE).

If a company spends cash on property, plant and equipment (PPE), this will reduce their cash position. This is called Capital Expenditures (CPEX).

Likewise, if a company buys another company for cash, this will reduce their cash position.

Costco Wholesale's Cash Flow from Investing for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2018 is calculated as:

Costco Wholesale's Cash Flow from Investing for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as:


Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2019 was -1095 (Aug. 2018 ) + -737 (Nov. 2018 ) + -434 (Feb. 2019 ) + -774 (May. 2019 ) = USD -3,040 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Costco Wholesale  (NAS:COST) Cash Flow from Investing Explanation

Cash flow from investing contains nine items:

1. Purchase Of Property, Plant, Equipment:
Purchase of PPE indicates the amount used to purchase property, plant, and equipment.

Costco Wholesale's purchase of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in May. 2019 was USD -672 Mil. It means Costco Wholesale spent USD 672 Mil on purchasing property, plant, equipment.

In the capital spending for property, plant and equipment (PPE), some part of spending may be from the expansion of business. The business needs more property, plant and equipment (PPE) as it grows. Another part may be from replacement of the property, plant and equipment (PPE) of existing business. For some companies, the cash spent on replacing of the property, plant and equipment (PPE) of the existing business will be close to the depreciation of property, plant and equipment (PPE) reported in the income statement.

In Warren Buffett's definition of Owner's Earnings, he deducts the estimate of the cost of replacing the property, plant and equipment (PPE) of the existing business from cash flow from operations. The cash spent on the new property, plant, and equipment is not deducted. The reason is because these are not costs of the existing business. In his 1986 letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett wrote this about owner earnings:

"These represent (a) reported earnings plus (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization, and certain other non-cash charges...less (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment, etc. that the business requires to fully maintain its long-term competitive position and its unit volume....Our owner-earnings equation does not yield the deceptively precise figures provided by GAAP, since (c) must be a guess - and one sometimes very difficult to make. Despite this problem, we consider the owner earnings figure, not the GAAP figure, to be the relevant item for valuation purposes...All of this points up the absurdity of the 'cash flow' numbers that are often set forth in Wall Street reports. These numbers routinely include (a) plus (b) - but do not subtract (c)."

2. Sale Of Property, Plant, Equipment:
Sale of PPE indicates the amount gained from selling property, plant, and equipment.

Costco Wholesale's sale of property, plant, equipment for the three months ended in May. 2019 was USD 0 Mil. It means Costco Wholesale gained USD 0 Mil from selling property, plant, and equipment.

3.Purchase Of Business:
Purchase of business indicates the amount used to purchase business.

Costco Wholesale's purchase of business for the three months ended in May. 2019 was USD 0 Mil. It means Costco Wholesale spent USD 0 Mil on purchasing business.

4. Sale Of Business:
Sale of business indicates the amount gained from selling business.

Costco Wholesale's sale of business for the three months ended in May. 2019 was USD 0 Mil. It means Costco Wholesale gained USD 0 Mil from selling business.

5. Purchase Of Investment:
Purchase of Investments represents cash outflow on the purchase of investments in securities.

Costco Wholesale's purchase of investment for the three months ended in May. 2019 was USD -296 Mil. It means Costco Wholesale spent {stock_data.stock.currency_symbol}}296 Mil on purchasing investments.

6. Sale Of Investment:
Sale of Investments represents cash inflow on the sale of investments in securities.

Costco Wholesale's sale of investment for the three months ended in May. 2019 was USD 179 Mil. It means Costco Wholesale gained USD 179 Mil from selling investments.

7. Net Intangibles Purchase And Sale:
Net Intangibles purchase and sale means the net cash inflow received by a company that comes from the purchase and sale of intangibles. It equals the cash received from sale of intangibles minus the cash spent on purchasing intangibles.

Costco Wholesale's net Intangibles purchase and sale for the three months ended in May. 2019 was USD 0 Mil. It means Costco Wholesale paid USD 0 Mil for net Intangibles purchase and sale.

8. Cash From Discontinued Investing Activities:
Cash from discontinued investing activities means the cash received by a company that comes from the discontinued investing activities.

Costco Wholesale's cash from discontinued investing activities for the three months ended in May. 2019 was 0 Mil. It means Costco Wholesale paid USD 0 Mil for discontinued investing activities.

9. Cash From Other Investing Activities:
Cash from other investing activities means the cash received by a company that comes from other investing activities.

Costco Wholesale's cash from other investing activities for the three months ended in May. 2019 was USD 15 Mil. It means Costco Wholesale received USD 15 Mil from other investing activities.


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