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Costco Wholesale Profitability Rank

: 9 (As of May. 2022)
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Costco Wholesale has the Profitability Rank of 9. It has a higher profitability and may stay that way.

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin %
2. Piotroski F-Score
3. Trend of the Operating Margin % (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
4. Consistency of the profitability
5. Predictability Rank

Costco Wholesale's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 was 3.41%. As of today, Costco Wholesale's Piotroski F-Score is 7.


Competitive Comparison

For the Discount Stores subindustry, Costco Wholesale's Profitability Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and Profitability Rank data, can be viewed below:

* 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. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Costco Wholesale Profitability Rank Distribution

For the Retail - Defensive industry and Consumer Defensive sector, Costco Wholesale's Profitability Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Costco Wholesale's Profitability Rank falls into.



Costco Wholesale Profitability Rank Calculation

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Costco Wholesale has the Profitability Rank of 9. It has a higher profitability and may stay that way.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability Rank is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin %

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Costco Wholesale's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 is calculated as:

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: May. 2022 ) / Revenue (Q: May. 2022 )
=1791 / 52596
=3.41 %

* 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.

2. Piotroski F-Score

Good Sign:

Piotroski F-Score is 7, indicates a very healthy situation.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 8 or 9
Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Costco Wholesale has an F-score of 7. It is a good or high score, which usually indicates a very healthy situation.

3. Trend of the Operating Margin % (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.

Good Sign:

Costco Wholesale Corp operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

4. Consistency of the profitability

5. Predictability Rank


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Costco Wholesale Business Description

Costco Wholesale logo
Address
999 Lake Drive, Issaquah, WA, USA, 98027
The leading warehouse club, Costco has 815 stores worldwide (at the end of fiscal 2021), with most sales derived in the United States (72%) and Canada (14%). It sells memberships that allow customers to shop in its warehouses, which feature low prices on a limited product assortment. Costco mainly caters to individual shoppers, but roughly 20% of paid members carry business memberships. Food and sundries accounted for 40% of fiscal 2021 sales, with non-food merchandise 29%, warehouse ancillary and other businesses (such as fuel and pharmacy) nearly 17%, and fresh food 14%. Costco's warehouses average around 146,000 square feet; over 75% of its locations offer fuel. About 7% of Costco's global sales come from e-commerce (excluding same-day grocery and various other services).
Executives
Frates Caton officer: Executive Vice President 999 LAKE DRIVE ISSAQUAH WA 98027
Riel Pierre officer: EVP 999 LAKE DRIVE ISSAQUAH WA 98027
Adamo Claudine officer: Executive Vice President 999 LAKE DRIVE ISSAQUAH WA 98027
Sullivan John Christopher officer: Executive VP 999 LAKE DRIVE ISSAQUAH WA 98027
Rubananko Yoram officer: Executive VP 999 LAKE DRIVE ISSAQUAH WA 98027
Jewell Sarah Mr Sally director 1411 E MISSION AVE SPOKANE WA 99202
Callans Patrick J officer: Executive VP 999 LAKE DRIVE ISSAQUAH WA 98027
Miller Russell D officer: Executive Vice President 999 LAKE DRIVE ISSAQUAH WA 98027
Klauer James C officer: Executive Vice President 999 LAKE DRIVE ISSAQUAH WA 98027
Denman Kenneth D director
Hines Daniel M. other: Principal Acctg Officer 999 LAKE DRIVE ISSAQUAH WA 98027
Vachris Roland Michael officer: Executive VP 999 LAKE DRIVE ISSAQUAH WA 98027
Stanton John W director 3650 131ST AVE SE #400 WESTERN WIRELESS CORP BELLEVUE WA 98006
Wilderotter Mary Agnes director 115 ALPINE TERRACE OAKLAND CA 94618
Rose Timothy L. officer: Executive VP 999 LAKE DRIVE ISSAQUAH WA 98027

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