$COST (Costco Wholesale Corporation)

$COST {{ '2016-09-29T20:40:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

At FY16-end, $COST operates 715 warehouses, including 501 in the US and Puerto Rico, 91 in Canada, 36 in Mexico, 28 in the UK, 25 in Japan, 12 in Korea, 12 in Taiwan, 8 in Australia and 2 in Spain. The company plans to open up to 9 new warehouses, including one relocation, before the end of CY16.

$COST {{ '2017-12-15T18:11:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Membership renewal rates for $COST remained flat during 1Q18 when compared to 4Q17. Renewal rates were 90% in the U.S. and Canada and 87.2% worldwide. CFO Richard Galanti said, “We feel very good about our renewal rates and so far so good on what we've felt the impact of the credit cards switch and auto bill.”

$COST {{ '2017-12-15T18:11:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Costco’s membership fee revenue grew 10% YoY to $692MM during the first quarter of 2018. In FY17, $COST’s Gold Star and Executive membership fee increase brought in approx. $23MM in membership fee revenue and expects to have a positive impact on the membership fee revenue by approx. $175MM in FY18.

$COST {{ '2017-12-14T21:43:54+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$COST Costco Wholesale Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q1 2018 Highlights

$WMT {{ '2017-11-30T15:34:45+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

This year, the Thanksgiving weekend witnessed a marked growth in sales compared to the previous years. Online sales reached record levels on Cyber Monday and surpassed expectations, driven primarily by the promotional pricing offered by retailers. $WMT $TGT $AMZN $KSS $M $COST $BBY $GME $HD $LOW

$COST {{ '2017-11-30T15:09:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COST reported 13% hike in sales for the month of Nov., which includes the recently concluded Thanksgiving, Black Friday and holiday weekend sales. With online sales continue to dominate the brick-and-mortar sales in Thanksgiving weekend holiday sales, Costco’s comp sales grew 10.8% and E-commerce saw a sales increase of 39% during Nov.

$TGT {{ '2017-11-30T14:28:22+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

During the Thanksgiving weekend, a large number of consumers turned to their smartphones and computer screens for their shopping needs. Amazon, as expected, gobbled up a lion's share of the online transactions. Lets take a look at the other retailers that made a killing last weekend. $TGT $WMT $AMZN $KSS $M $COST $BBY $GME $HD $LOW

$WMT {{ '2017-11-27T20:17:32+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

As the retail industry prepares for another profitable holiday season, we take a look at how much various companies have resisted the crippling impact of Amazon. Most companies have already reported higher Black Friday sales this year. $WMT $TGT $COST $JWN $DLTR $KSS $M $AMZN

$COST {{ '2017-10-18T17:09:33+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

Global discount retailer $COST has filed its Form 10-K with the SEC for the fiscal year ended September 3, 2017. Total cardholders at the year end was 90.3MM, an increase of 4% or 3.6MM from 2016. During FY17, paid members grew 4% to 49.4MM.

$C {{ '2017-10-12T19:56:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$C said its card business with retailer $COST has been highly successful. "We've continued to be able to grow account balances and we've seen continued growth in the purchases. So it's still looking like an absolute winner for us," the company said.

$COST {{ '2017-10-12T18:08:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Although it is really late to enter the e-commerce club, $COST has rolled out two new e-commerce initiatives - two-day (dry grocery) and same-day delivery (both dry and fresh grocery) last week. With $AMZN’s acquisition of $WFM set to shake the grocery industry, the warehouse club Costco is looking to expand the grocery offerings over time.

$COST {{ '2017-10-05T21:38:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COST, which is aggressively expanding its operations internationally, said its 2017 sales grew 9% to $126.1Bil. As of Sept. 2017, Costco had 741 warehouses worldwide with over 227 warehouse stores abroad. Notably, Wall Street analysts envisage that $COST will open its first Brick-and-Mortar store in China, which is having a huge retail market size. (nearly $5 trillion)

$COST {{ '2017-10-05T21:05:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Despite the change in consumer behavior towards online shopping, $COST, which is focusing on attracting more customers to its stores, reported a steady growth in 4Q17. Profit grew 18% to $919MM. $COST, which increased the annual membership fee for Gold Star and Executive members in June 2017, saw membership revenue growth of 13% in 4Q17.

$COST {{ '2017-10-05T21:01:53+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$COST Costco Wholesale Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$COST {{ '2017-08-16T14:27:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COST's diamond ring story - Following $TIF ruling over Costco for selling 2,500 fake "Tiffany" rings, Costco said that it plans to appeal the ruling that it "is a product of multiple errors in pretrial, trial, and post-trial rulings." This legal battle was ongoing since Valentine's Day 2013 and the current settlement charge is expected to be about $19.4MM.

$COST {{ '2017-08-11T13:35:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Hamilton James has been elected as the Chairman of $COST BoD. He is President and COO of The Blackstone Group and a member of the BoD of its general partner Blackstone Group Management. James has been a Director of Costco Wholesale since Aug 1988 and was its Lead Independent Director since 2005.

$COST {{ '2017-08-03T17:44:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COST reported net sales for the month of July 2017 of $9.41Bil, an increase of 8.8% from $8.65Bil in the previous year quarter. Comparable sales for the month grew 6.2%. For the 48-week ended July 30, 2017, net sales increased 6.1% to $113.7Bil and comparable sales rose 3.8%.

$COST {{ '2017-08-02T15:27:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COST announced that Jeff Brotman, co-founder and Chairman of the Board, has passed away.

$COST {{ '2017-08-01T15:19:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $COST has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on Sept 1, 2017 to shareholders of record as on Aug 18, 2017.

$COST {{ '2017-07-06T13:10:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COST’s net sales increased 7% annually to $12.17Bil in June. Comparable store sales grew 6.5% during the month in the US and 3.2% in Canada. Other International comparable store sales were higher by 6.2% compared to June 2016. In the 44 weeks ended July 2, total sales advanced 6% from the year-ago period.

$COST {{ '2017-06-01T12:07:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COST reported net sales for the month of May 2017 of $9.86Bil, up 7% from $9.23Bil in the previous year quarter. Comparable sales for the month of May increased 4.1%. For 39-week ended May 28, 2017, net sales rose 6% to $92.11Bil and comparable sales increased 3.3%.

Recent Transcripts

COST (Costco Wholesale Corporation)
Thursday, December 14 2017 - 10:00pm
DG (Dollar General Corporation)
Thursday, December 7 2017 - 3:00pm
BIG (Big Lots Inc.)
Friday, December 1 2017 - 1:00pm
ULTA (ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.)
Thursday, November 30 2017 - 10:00pm
HOME (At Home Group Inc.)
Wednesday, November 29 2017 - 9:30pm
KIRK (Kirkland's Inc.)
Tuesday, November 21 2017 - 4:00pm
DLTR (Dollar Tree, Inc.)
Tuesday, November 21 2017 - 2:00pm
BURL (Burlington Stores, Inc.)
Tuesday, November 21 2017 - 1:30pm
WMT (Wal-Mart Stores Inc.)
Thursday, November 16 2017 - 12:00am
TGT (Target Corp.)
Wednesday, November 15 2017 - 1:00pm
JCP (J. C. Penney Company, Inc.)
Friday, November 10 2017 - 1:30pm
ZOES (Zoe's Kitchen, Inc.)
Thursday, November 9 2017 - 9:30pm
M (Macy's, Inc.)
Thursday, November 9 2017 - 3:00pm
KSS (Kohl's Corp.)
Thursday, November 9 2017 - 1:30pm
AMH (American Homes 4 Rent)
Friday, November 3 2017 - 3:00pm
GSAT (Globalstar Inc.)
Thursday, November 2 2017 - 9:00pm
AAPL (Apple Inc.)
Thursday, November 2 2017 - 9:00pm
ESS (Essex Property Trust Inc.)
Thursday, November 2 2017 - 4:00pm
TUES (Tuesday Morning Corporation)
Thursday, November 2 2017 - 1:00pm
FSP (Franklin Street Properties Corp.)
Wednesday, November 1 2017 - 2:00pm

AlphaGraphics you may like