Financial Ratios and Ratio

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1. Introduction

This report provides a financial quarterly trend analysis for Costco Wholesale Corporation, Inc. founded in 1983. Costco Wholesale Corporation is the seventh largest retailer company in the world. As of July 2012, it was the fifth largest retailer, and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States ("Wikipedia, the free," 2011). Costco Wholesale Corporation’s stock is publicly traded on the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (NASDAQ) under the symbol “COST”, which I will use as reference throughout this report.

Costco is a company with an inspiring story. They have revolutionized the shopping experience at its maximum, breaking the rules of grocery shopping experience.
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0.02 | 0.07 | Return on Equity Ratio | 0.03 | 0.04 | 0.03 | 0.03 | 0.12 | Profit Margin Ratio | 0.02 | 0.02 | 0.01 | 0.02 | 0.02 | Basic Earning Power Ratio | 0.04 | 0.03 | 0.02 | 0.02 | 0.09 | Earnings per Share Ratio | 0.37 | 0.54 | 0.36 | 0.44 | 1.72 | | | | | | | Debt Ratios | | | | | | Total Debt Ratio | 0.94 | 0.53 | 0.56 | 0.53 | 0.53 | Interest Coverage Ratio | 20.97 | 21.31 | 20.07 | 32.84 | 22.92 | Debt/Equity Ratio | 1.15 | 1.13 | 1.25 | 1.11 | 1.11 | Loan to Value Ratio | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | | | | | | | Market Ratios | | | | | | Earnings per Share (EPS) Ratio | 0.37 | 0.54 | 0.36 | 0.44 | 1.72 | Price to Earnings Ratio | 73.78 | 50.17 | 74.6 | 65.46 | 16.75 | Price to Cash Flow Ratio | 53.96 | 92.59 | 74.37 | 35.54 | 10.6 | Payout Ratio | -0.28 | -0.44 | 0 | -0.27 | -0.27 |

COST Balance Sheet from Market Watch: Assets | | | | | | | | | | | 30-Apr-11 | 31-Aug-11 | 30-Nov-11 | 30-Apr-12 | Cash & Short Term Investments | 6.22B | 5.61B | 5.92B | 5.98B | Cash Only | 4.08B | 4.01B | 4.32B | 4.79B | Short-Term Investments | - | - | - | - | Total Accounts Receivable | 948M | 965M | 982M | 1.02B | Accounts Receivables, Net | - | - | - | - | Accounts Receivables, Gross | - | 3M | - | - | Bad Debt/Doubtful Accounts | - | (3M) | - | - | Other Receivables | 0 | 395M | 0 | 0 | Inventories | 6.4B | 6.64B | 7.62B | 7.04B | Finished Goods | - | - | -

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