Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review


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Executive Summary

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description-A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.

- Corporate strategy-Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.

- SWOT Analysis-A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.

- Company history-Progression of key events associated with the company.

- Major products and services-A list of major products, services and brands of the company.

- Key competitors-A list of key competitors to the company.

- Key employees-A list of the key executives of the company.

- Executive biographies-A brief summary of the executives' employment history.

- Key operational heads-A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.

- Important locations and subsidiaries-A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.

- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years-The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.

- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods-The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) owns and operates a chain of membership warehouses. These warehouses are primarily involved in offering various products that include groceries, candy, appliances, television and media, automotive supplies, tires, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewelry, watches, cameras, books, housewares, apparel, health and beauty aids, tobacco, furniture, office supplies and office equipments at various competitive prices when compare to other wholesalers and retailers. In addition, it also owns and operates various self-service gas stations in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Spain and the UK. It also manages pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers. Costco is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, the US.

Costco Wholesale Corporation Key Recent Developments

Nov 23,2018: Costco Considering Launch Of Grocery Delivery Service

Nov 22,2018: Costco could launch UK online grocery delivery service

Nov 08,2018: New Costco opens in Henderson, people waiting in line

Oct 11,2018: Costco Defies Market, Posts Gains on Strong Sales

Oct 05,2018: US: Costco Just Misses Estimates With Q4 Growth

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 3

List of Tables 4

List of Figures 4

Section 1-About the Company 5

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Key Facts 5

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Key Employees 6

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Key Employee Biographies 9

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Major Products and Services 10

Costco Wholesale Corporation-History 11

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Company Statement 14

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Locations And Subsidiaries 17

Head Office 17

Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17

Section 2-Company Analysis 20

Company Overview 20

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Business Description 21

Costco Wholesale Corporation-SWOT Analysis 22

SWOT Analysis-Overview 22

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Strengths 22

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Weaknesses 23

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Opportunities 24

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Threats 25

Costco Wholesale Corporation-Key Competitors 26

Section 3-Company Financial Ratios 27

Financial Ratios-Capital Market Ratios 27

Financial Ratios-Annual Ratios 28

Performance Chart 31

Financial Performance 31

Financial Ratios-Interim Ratios 32

Financial Ratios-Ratio Charts 33

Section 4-Company's Recent Developments 34

Dec 15, 2017: Costco Wholesale reports first quarter fiscal year 2018 operating results 34

Sep 25, 2017: Costco Wholesale Pledges USD 25 Million To Improve Children's Health 35

Aug 10, 2017: Costco Wholesale elects new chairman 36

Jun 21, 2017: Costco breaks ground on USD 300m poultry processing plant in US 37

Jun 21, 2017: Costco breaks ground on USD 300m poultry processing plant in US 38

May 25, 2017: Costco Wholesale reports Q3 and year-to-date operating results for fiscal year 2017 39

Mar 02, 2017: Costco Wholesale Q2 net income down 40

Section 5-Appendix 41

Methodology 41

Ratio Definitions 41

About GlobalData 45

Contact Us 45

Disclaimer 45

List of Figures

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Performance Chart (2014-2018) 31

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Ratio Charts 33

List of Tables

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Key Facts 5

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Key Employees 6

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 9

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Major Products and Services 10

Costco Wholesale Corporation, History 11

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Other Locations 17

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Subsidiaries 18

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Key Competitors 26

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 27

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Annual Ratios 28

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 29

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 30

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Interim Ratios 32

Currency Codes 41

Capital Market Ratios 41

Equity Ratios 42

Profitability Ratios 42

Cost Ratios 43

Liquidity Ratios 43

Leverage Ratios 44

Efficiency Ratios 44

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