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Costco Wholesale COGS-to-Revenue

: 0.87 (As of May. 2019)
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Costco Wholesale's Cost of Goods Sold for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $30,233 Mil. Its Revenue for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $34,740 Mil.

Costco Wholesale's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in May. 2019 was 0.87.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Costco Wholesale's Gross Margin % for the three months ended in May. 2019 was 12.97%.


Costco Wholesale COGS-to-Revenue 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
COGS-to-Revenue Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.87 0.87 0.87 0.87 0.87

Costco Wholesale Quarterly Data
Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19
COGS-to-Revenue 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 0.87 0.87 0.87 0.87 0.87

Costco Wholesale COGS-to-Revenue Calculation

Costco Wholesale's COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2018 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=123152 / 141576
=0.87

Costco Wholesale's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=30233 / 34740
=0.87

* 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) COGS-to-Revenue Explanation

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin.

Costco Wholesale's Gross Margin % for the three months ended in May. 2019 is calculated as:

Gross Margin %=1 - COGS to Revenue
=1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=1 - 30233 / 34740
=12.97 %

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

A company that has a moat can usually maintain or even expand their Gross Margin. A company can increase its Gross Margin in two ways. It can increase the prices of the goods it sells and keeps its Cost of Goods Sold unchanged. Or it can keep the sales price unchanged and squeeze its suppliers to reduce the Cost of Goods Sold. Warren Buffett believes businesses with the power to raise prices have moats.


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