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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.HighlightsCostco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) is an international chain of membership warehouses, which provides a wide selection of merchandise, specialty departments and exclusive member services. Its product categories include sundries, hardlines, food, softlines, fresh food and ancillary. It offers both branded and private label products. It purchases a major portion of goods directly from manufacturers. The company offers its products online through its websites in all countries except Australia, Japan and Spain. It also manufactures products through Costco Wholesale Industries and operates warehouses. The company has presence in North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Costco is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, the US.Key benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- The profile analyzes the company's business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.Understand and respond to your competitors' business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- The company's core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies' strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 3List of Figures 4Section 1 - About the Company 5Costco Wholesale Corporation - Key Facts 5Costco Wholesale Corporation - Key Employees 6Costco Wholesale Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8Costco Wholesale Corporation - Major Products and Services 9Costco Wholesale Corporation - History 10Costco Wholesale Corporation - Company Statement 13Costco Wholesale Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 15Head Office 15Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15Section 2 – Company Analysis 18Costco Wholesale Corporation - Business Description 18Costco Wholesale Corporation - Corporate Strategy 19Costco Wholesale Corporation - SWOT Analysis 20SWOT Analysis - Overview 20Costco Wholesale Corporation - Strengths 20Costco Wholesale Corporation - Weaknesses 21Costco Wholesale Corporation - Opportunities 22Costco Wholesale Corporation - Threats 23Costco Wholesale Corporation - Key Competitors 24Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 25Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26Performance Chart 28Financial Performance 28Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30Section 4 – Appendix 31Methodology 31Ratio Definitions 31About GlobalData 35Contact Us 35Disclaimer 35List of TablesCostco Wholesale Corporation, Key Facts 5Costco Wholesale Corporation, Key Employees 6Costco Wholesale Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8Costco Wholesale Corporation, Major Products and Services 9Costco Wholesale Corporation, History 10Costco Wholesale Corporation, Other Locations 15Costco Wholesale Corporation, Subsidiaries 16Costco Wholesale Corporation, Key Competitors 24Costco Wholesale Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 25Costco Wholesale Corporation, Annual Ratios 26Costco Wholesale Corporation (Cont...1), Annual Ratios 27Costco Wholesale Corporation, Interim Ratios 29Currency Codes 31Capital Market Ratios 31Equity Ratios 32Profitability Ratios 32Cost Ratios 33Liquidity Ratios 33Leverage Ratios 33Efficiency Ratios 34List of FiguresCostco Wholesale Corporation, Performance Chart (2012 - 2016) 28Costco Wholesale Corporation, Ratio Charts 30