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Costco Wholesale Interest Coverage

: 32.06 (As of May. 2019)
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Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense. Costco Wholesale's Operating Income for the three months ended in May. 2019 was USD 1,122 Mil. Costco Wholesale's Interest Expense for the three months ended in May. 2019 was USD -35 Mil. Costco Wholesale's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 was 32.06. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

NAS:COST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.61   Max: 30.85
Current: 30.85

16.61
30.85

NAS:COST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 299 Companies
in the Retail - Defensive industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. NAS:COST: 30.85 )

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.


Costco Wholesale Interest Coverage 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
Interest Coverage Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 28.50 29.23 27.61 30.68 28.18

Costco Wholesale Quarterly Data
Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19
Interest Coverage 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 28.84 30.13 26.36 35.38 32.06

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 Interest Coverage Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Costco Wholesale's Interest Coverage falls into.



Costco Wholesale Interest Coverage Calculation

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

If Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is positive, then

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income/Interest Expense

Else if Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is negative, then

The company did not have earnings to cover the interest expense.

Else if Interest Expense is 0 and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is 0, then

The company had no debt.


Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Costco Wholesale's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2018 is calculated as

Here, for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2018, Costco Wholesale's Interest Expense was USD -159 Mil. Its Operating Income was USD 4,480 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was USD 6,487 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (A: Aug. 2018 )/Interest Expense (A: Aug. 2018 )
=-1*4480/-159
=28.18

Costco Wholesale's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as

Here, for the three months ended in May. 2019, Costco Wholesale's Interest Expense was USD -35 Mil. Its Operating Income was USD 1,122 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was USD 4,799 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: May. 2019 )/Interest Expense (Q: May. 2019 )
=-1*1122/-35
=32.06

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

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's Financial Strength is.


Costco Wholesale  (NAS:COST) Interest Coverage Explanation

Ben Graham requires that a company has a minimum interest coverage of 5 with the companies he invested. If the interest coverage is less than 2, the company is burdened by debt. Any business slow or recession may drag the company into a situation where it cannot pay the interest on its debt.

Interest Coverage is an important factor when GuruFocus ranks a company's overage Financial Strength .


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