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

Date: December 20, 2017
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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
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

Dec 15,2017: Costco Wholesale reports first quarter fiscal year 2018 operating results
Dec 14,2017: Costco posts Q1 earnings beat, e-commerce sales up 43.5%
Oct 06,2017: Costco Wholesale reports Q4 and fiscal year 2017 operating results
Sep 25,2017: Costco Wholesale Pledges $25 Million To Improve Children's Health
Aug 10,2017: Costco opening heralds flurry of hiring, membership, development activity

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SECTION 1 - ABOUT THE COMPANY

Costco Wholesale Corporation - Key Facts
Costco Wholesale Corporation - Key Employees
Costco Wholesale Corporation - Key Employee Biographies
Costco Wholesale Corporation - Major Products and Services
Costco Wholesale Corporation - History
Costco Wholesale Corporation - Company Statement
Costco Wholesale Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries

SECTION 2 – COMPANY ANALYSIS

Company Overview
Costco Wholesale Corporation - Business Description
Costco Wholesale Corporation - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Costco Wholesale Corporation - Strengths
Costco Wholesale Corporation - Weaknesses
Costco Wholesale Corporation - Opportunities
Costco Wholesale Corporation - Threats
Costco Wholesale Corporation - Key Competitors

SECTION 3 – COMPANY FINANCIAL RATIOS

Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts

SECTION 4 – COMPANY’S RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Dec 15, 2017: Costco Wholesale reports first quarter fiscal year 2018 operating results
Sep 25, 2017: Costco Wholesale Pledges $25 Million To Improve Children's Health
Aug 10, 2017: Costco Wholesale elects new chairman
Jun 21, 2017: Costco breaks ground on $300m poultry processing plant in US
Jun 21, 2017: Costco breaks ground on $300m poultry processing plant in US
May 25, 2017: Costco Wholesale reports Q3 and year-to-date operating results for fiscal year 2017
Mar 02, 2017: Costco Wholesale Q2 net income down
Dec 08, 2016: Costco Wholesale Corporation reports Q1 fiscal year 2017 operating results
Oct 05, 2016: Costco Wholesale Corporation reports September sales results
Sep 29, 2016: Costco Wholesale Corporation reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 operating results

SECTION 5 – APPENDIX

Methodology
Ratio Definitions
About GlobalData
Contact Us
Disclaimer

LIST OF TABLES

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Key Facts
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Key Employees
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Key Employee Biographies
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Major Products and Services
Costco Wholesale Corporation, History
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Other Locations
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Subsidiaries
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Key Competitors
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Ratios based on current share price
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Annual Ratios
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Annual Ratios (Cont.1)
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Annual Ratios (Cont.2)
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Interim Ratios
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios

LIST OF FIGURES

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Performance Chart (2013 - 2017)
Costco Wholesale Corporation, Ratio Charts

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