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Costco Wholesale Selling, General, & Admin. Expense

: $17,497 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 2021)
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Selling, general, & admin. expense (SGA) includes the direct and indirect costs and all general and administrative expenses of a company. Costco Wholesale's selling, general, & admin. expense for the three months ended in Feb. 2021 was $4,342 Mil. Its selling, general, & admin. expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2021 was $17,497 Mil.


Costco Wholesale Selling, General, & Admin. Expense Historical Data

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Costco Wholesale Annual Data
Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18 Aug19 Aug20
Selling, General, & Admin. Expense Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 12,068.00 12,950.00 13,876.00 14,994.00 16,332.00

Costco Wholesale Quarterly Data
May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21
Selling, General, & Admin. Expense 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 3,743.00 3,830.00 5,027.00 4,298.00 4,342.00

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Costco Wholesale Selling, General, & Admin. Expense Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Costco Wholesale's Selling, General, & Admin. Expense falls into.



Costco Wholesale Selling, General, & Admin. Expense Calculation

Selling, General, & Admin. Expense (SGA) includes the direct and indirect costs and all general and administrative expenses of a company. For instance, personnel cost, advertising, rent, communication costs are all part of SGA.

Selling, General, & Admin. Expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2021 was 3830 (May. 2020 ) + 5027 (Aug. 2020 ) + 4298 (Nov. 2020 ) + 4342 (Feb. 2021 ) = $17,497 Mil.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Costco Wholesale  (NAS:COST) Selling, General, & Admin. Expense Explanation

An efficient operation keeps SGA costs low and thus has higher profit margin. The percentage of SGA relative to total revenue is an indication of how efficiently the company operates. Compare this percentage among the companies in the same industry is a good way of finding more efficient operations. A comparison of the SGA cost relative to the revenue with the historical value can also be an indication of how efficient the company has become.

Warren Buffett likes companies with consistent SGA as the percentage of gross profit.

Companies with no durable competitive advantage show wild variation in SG&A as % of Gross Profit.

If SGA is less than 30% of Gross Profit, it is fantastic. If SGA is nearing 100%, it is is in highly competitive industry.


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