Ratio Analysis




Costco Wholesale Corporation [COST]


Costco Wholesale Corporation Ratios

Ratio2015201420132012
Gross Profit Margin 13.02% 12.59% 12.56% 12.42%
Profit Margin 2.05% 1.83% 1.94% 1.72%
Return on Assets 7.44% 6.73% 7.33% 6.57%
Return on Equity 20.74% 17.79% 17.58% 14.03%
Quick Ratio 0.36 0.48 0.44 0.37
Current Ratio 1.01 1.22 1.19 1.10
Operating Cash Flow to Current Liabilities 0.26 0.28 0.26 0.25
Debt Ratio 67.16% 62.10% 63.64% 53.88%
Debt to Equity Ratio 208.85% 166.70% 177.89% 118.29%
Times Interest Earned Ratio 30.06 29.29 31.82 30.13
Inventory Turnover 11.64 12.04 12.27 12.64
Accounts Receivable Turnover 97.98 95.90 94.44 99.59
Asset Turnover 3.52 3.56 3.66 3.68



Sector [Consumer Staples] Average Ratios

Ratio2015201420132012
Gross Profit Margin 39.37% 38.83% 39.14% 38.59%
Profit Margin 9.80% 8.86% 10.47% 9.29%
Return on Assets 9.76% 10.08% 11.51% 10.99%
Return on Equity -12.42% 41.07% 47.97% 281.14%
Quick Ratio 0.72 0.59 0.68 0.70
Current Ratio 1.40 1.36 1.45 1.49
Operating Cash Flow to Current Liabilities 0.53 0.56 0.57 0.55
Debt Ratio 68.63% 66.24% 62.93% 64.48%
Debt to Equity Ratio -130.80% 371.40% 275.49% 733.32%
Times Interest Earned Ratio 15.94 30.30 27.43 27.68
Inventory Turnover 7.69 7.63 7.59 7.74
Accounts Receivable Turnover 27.70 26.90 25.60 24.24
Asset Turnover 1.27 1.35 1.42 1.44



S&P500 Average Ratios

Ratio2015201420132012
Gross Profit Margin 51.03% 52.12% 52.30% 52.25%
Profit Margin 8.43% 12.30% 11.95% 11.16%
Return on Assets 6.33% 7.61% 7.73% 7.49%
Return on Equity 15.09% 16.41% 19.24% 34.42%
Quick Ratio 1.63 1.84 1.47 2.04
Current Ratio 4.52 10.53 4.55 9.56
Operating Cash Flow to Current Liabilities 0.96 1.19 0.89 1.08
Debt Ratio 65.15% 63.25% 61.11% 61.40%
Debt to Equity Ratio 296.58% 237.26% 234.59% 456.73%
Times Interest Earned Ratio 19.66 43.85 70.96 29.35
Inventory Turnover 20.55 14.05 14.61 13.16
Accounts Receivable Turnover 24.48 15.48 19.04 14.36
Asset Turnover 0.74 0.78 0.79 0.81





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