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Earnings Highlights and Summary
Costco reported total revenues of $32.36 billion in Q3 FY18, which came in above the $28.86 billion recorded in Q3 FY17. The Company's total revenue numbers for the reported quarter topped market forecasts of $31.77 billion. The Company's quarterly net sales came in at $31.62 billion versus $28.22 billion in the year ago same period. Moreover, the Company received membership fees of $737 million in Q3 FY18, rising from $644 million in Q3 FY17.
The warehouse club retailer's net income attributable to common shareholders increased to $750 million, or $1.70 per diluted share, in Q3 FY18 from $700 million, or $1.59 per diluted share, in Q3 FY17. Meanwhile, Wall Street had expected the Company to report a net income of $1.68 per diluted share in Q3 FY18.
At the end of the third quarter in FY18, the Company operated 750 warehouses, with 520 in the United States and Puerto Rico; 98 in Canada; 38 in Mexico; 28 in the United Kingdom; 26 in Japan; 14 in Korea; 13 in Taiwan; 9 in Australia; 2 in Spain; and 1 in France.
For the reported quarter, the Issaquah, Washington-based Company's merchandise costs were $28.13 billion compared to $24.97 billion in Q3 FY17. The Company's selling, general, and administrative expenses (SG&A) also increased to $3.16 billion during Q3 FY18 from $2.91 billion in the last year's same quarter. Costco's operating income came in at $1.07 billion in Q3 FY18 versus $0.97 million in Q3 FY17.
Cash Matters and Balance Sheet
For the three quarters ended May 13, 2018, the Company generated net cash from its operating activities of $4.22 billion compared to $4.89 billion in Q3 FY17. Costco had cash and cash equivalents worth $5.88 billion at the close of its books on May 13, 2018, versus $4.55 billion as on September 03, 2017. The Company decreased its long-term debt during the fiscal year, which stood at $6.49 billion as on May 13, 2018, compared to $6.57 billion as on September 03, 2017. The Company had merchandise inventories to the tune of $10.63 billion as on May 13, 2018, versus $9.83 billion as on September 03, 2017.
Stock Performance Snapshot
June 27, 2018 - At Wednesday's closing bell, Costco Wholesale's stock slightly declined 0.03%, ending the trading session at $210.03.
Volume traded for the day: 1.89 million shares.
Stock performance in the last month – up 6.76%; previous three-month period – up 14.39%; past twelve-month period – up 31.88%; and year-to-date – up 12.85%
After yesterday's close, Costco Wholesale's market cap was at $92.15 billion.
Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 32.20.
The stock has a dividend yield of 1.09%.
The stock is part of the Services sector, categorized under the Discount, Variety Stores industry.
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