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Costco Wholesale Debt-to-Equity

: 0.45 (As of Aug. 2019)
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Costco Wholesale's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2019 was $1,699 Mil. Costco Wholesale's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2019 was $5,124 Mil. Costco Wholesale's Total Stockholders Equity for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2019 was $15,243 Mil. Costco Wholesale's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2019 was 0.45.

A high debt to equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense.

NAS:COST' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.45

0.02
0.77

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-Equity Ratio of Costco Wholesale was 0.77. The lowest was 0.02. And the median was 0.31.

NAS:COST's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
60% of the 310 Companies
in the Retail - Defensive industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. NAS:COST: 0.45 )

Costco Wholesale Debt-to-Equity 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
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.58 0.43 0.61 0.51 0.45

Costco Wholesale Quarterly Data
Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 Apr19 May19 Aug19
Debt-to-Equity 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 0.49 0.47 0.45 0.45 0.45

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 Debt-to-Equity Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Costco Wholesale's Debt-to-Equity falls into.



Costco Wholesale Debt-to-Equity Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

Costco Wholesale's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2019 is calculated as

Costco Wholesale's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2019 is calculated as

* 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) Debt-to-Equity Explanation

In the calculation of Debt to Equity, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by Total Stockholders Equity. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high ROE % companies.


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