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Costco Wholesale Net Margin %

: 2.31% (As of Aug. 2019)
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Net margin is calculated as Net Income divided by its Revenue. Costco Wholesale's Net Income for the three months ended in Aug. 2019 was $1,097 Mil. Costco Wholesale's Revenue for the three months ended in Aug. 2019 was $47,498 Mil. Therefore, Costco Wholesale's net margin for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2019 was 2.31%.

NAS:COST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.64   Max: 2.4
Current: 2.4

1.64
2.4

NAS:COST's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
65% of the 278 Companies
in the Retail - Defensive industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. NAS:COST: 2.40 )

Costco Wholesale Net Margin % 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
Net Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.05 1.98 2.08 2.21 2.40

Costco Wholesale Quarterly Data
Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19
Net Margin % 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 2.35 2.19 2.51 2.61 2.31

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 Net Margin % Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Costco Wholesale's Net Margin % falls into.



Costco Wholesale Net Margin % Calculation

Net margin - also known as net profit margin is the ratio of Net Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Costco Wholesale's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2019 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Aug. 2019 )/Revenue (A: Aug. 2019 )
=3659/152703
=2.40 %

Costco Wholesale's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2019 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Aug. 2019 )/Revenue (Q: Aug. 2019 )
=1097/47498
=2.31 %

* 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) Net Margin % Explanation

Although Net Income and Earnings-per-Share (EPS) are the most widely used parameter in measuring a company's profitability and valuation, it is the least reliable. The reason is that reported earnings can be manipulated easily by adjusting any numbers such as Depreciation, Depletion and Amotorization and non-recurring items.

But the long term trend of the net margin is a good indicator of the competitiveness and health of the business.


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