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Costco Wholesale Change In Working Capital

: USD 409 Mil (TTM As of Aug. 2019)
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Costco Wholesale's change in working capital for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2019 was USD 418 Mil.

Costco Wholesale's change in working capital for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2019 was USD 409 Mil.

It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement. Not by calculating the number changes in each periods' working capital (Total Current Assets minus Total Current Liabilities).


Costco Wholesale Change In Working Capital 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
Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18 Aug19
Change In Working Capital Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 547.00 -1,010.00 2,171.00 669.00 409.00

Costco Wholesale Quarterly Data
Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19
Change In Working Capital 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 -12.00 834.00 -1,605.00 762.00 418.00

Costco Wholesale Change In Working Capital Calculation

Change In Working Capital for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2019 was 834 (Nov. 2018 ) + -1605 (Feb. 2019 ) + 762 (May. 2019 ) + 418 (Aug. 2019 ) = USD 409 Mil.

Working Capital is a measure of a company's short term liquidity or its ability to cover short term liabilities. It is defined as the difference between a company's current assets and current liabilities.

Changes in Working Capital is reported in the cash flow statement since it is one of the major ways in which net income can differ from operating cash flow. It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement.

Use Wal-Mart Stores Inc (Jan 2014, Annual Data) as an example: Source: Wal-Mart Stores Inc 2014-01-31 10-K from SEC

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Fiscal Years EndedJanuary 31,(Amounts in millions)
Cash flows from operating activities: 2014 2013 2012
Changes in certain assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:
Receivables, net (566) (614) (796)
Inventories (1,667) (2,759) (3,727)
Accounts payable 531 1,061 2,687
Accrued liabilities 103 271 (935)
Accrued income taxes (1,224) 981 994

For 2014-01-31, add all the items under 2014 collum together, Change in Working Capital was (566) + (1,667) + 531 + 103 + (1,224) = $ (2,823) Mil.

* 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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