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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 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 such as 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 equipment 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, China, 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

Jul 25,2019: Best transportation makes history with first use of electric vehicle
Jun 12,2019: State of North Dakota Invests in Bakken Midstream
Mar 12,2019: DECN Enters into Strategic Agreement with Paragon Sales and Marketing for Big Box Sales to Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Costco and Cardinal Health
Jun 06,2018: Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports May Sales Results
May 31,2018: Costco Wholesale posts Q3 and year-to-date operating results for fiscal 2018

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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
  • Geographical Segment: Canadian Operations
  • Performance
  • Key Stats
  • Overview
  • Geographical Segment: Other International Operations
  • Performance
  • Key Stats
  • Overview
  • Geographical Segment: United States Operations
  • Performance
  • Key Stats
  • Overview
  • 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
  • Jul 25, 2019: Best transportation makes history with first use of electric vehicle
  • Jun 12, 2019: State of North Dakota Invests in Bakken Midstream
  • Mar 12, 2019: DECN Enters into Strategic Agreement with Paragon Sales and Marketing for Big Box Sales to Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Costco and Cardinal Health
  • May 31, 2018: Costco Wholesale posts Q3 and year-to-date operating results for fiscal 2018
  • Mar 08, 2018: Costco Wholesale posts Q2 and year-to-date results for fiscal 2018 and February sales results
Section 5 - Appendix
  • Methodology
  • Ratio Definitions
  • About the Author
  • 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 (2015 - 2019)
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation, Ratio Charts
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