March 2 (Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp reported lower-than-expected quarterly earnings, hurt by lower traffic in January and a strong dollar.
Net income attributable to Costco rose to $546 million, or $1.24 per share, in the second quarter ended Feb. 14, from $598 million, or $1.35 per share, a year earlier.
The company was expected to report earnings of $1.28 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
The warehouse club retailer's revenue rose 2.6 percent to $28.17 billion.
(Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan and Vishal Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)