Costco Wholesale (COST)

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Costco Wholesale Return on Equity (TTM):

17.70% for May 31, 2014

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May 31, 2014 17.70%
Feb. 28, 2014 18.13%
Nov. 30, 2013 18.52%
Aug. 31, 2013 18.06%
May 31, 2013 17.45%
Feb. 28, 2013 16.33%
Nov. 30, 2012 14.61%
Aug. 31, 2012 13.99%
May 31, 2012 13.00%
Feb. 29, 2012 12.70%
Nov. 30, 2011 12.53%
Aug. 31, 2011 12.70%
May 31, 2011 12.54%
Feb. 28, 2011 12.68%
Nov. 30, 2010 12.51%
Aug. 31, 2010 12.36%
May 31, 2010 12.12%
Feb. 28, 2010 11.58%
Nov. 30, 2009 11.39%
Aug. 31, 2009 11.64%
May 31, 2009 12.13%
Feb. 28, 2009 13.21%
Nov. 30, 2008 14.30%
Aug. 31, 2008 14.37%
May 31, 2008 14.31%
   
Feb. 29, 2008 13.60%
Nov. 30, 2007 12.70%
Aug. 31, 2007 12.30%
May 31, 2007 11.94%
Feb. 28, 2007 11.92%
Nov. 30, 2006 12.36%
Aug. 31, 2006 12.15%
May 31, 2006 12.22%
Feb. 28, 2006 12.10%
Nov. 30, 2005 12.44%
Aug. 31, 2005 12.60%
May 31, 2005 12.40%
Feb. 28, 2005 12.82%
Nov. 30, 2004 12.38%
Aug. 31, 2004 12.50%
May 31, 2004 12.14%
Feb. 29, 2004 11.89%
Nov. 30, 2003 11.66%
Aug. 31, 2003 11.85%
May 31, 2003 12.45%
Feb. 28, 2003 12.50%
Nov. 30, 2002 13.18%
Aug. 31, 2002 13.35%
May 31, 2002 12.77%
Feb. 28, 2002 12.70%

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About Return on Equity (ROE)

Return on equity (ROE) measures the rate of return on the money invested by common stock owners and retained by the company thanks to previous profitable years. It demonstrates a company's ability to generate profits from shareholders' equity (also known as net assets or assets minus liabilities).

ROE shows how well a company uses investment funds to generate growth. Return on equity is useful for comparing the profitability of companies within a sector or industry.

Investors generally are interested in company's that have high, increasing returns on equity.
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COST Return on Equity (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Wal-Mart Stores 21.71%
Target 11.61%
Family Dollar Stores 22.23%

COST Return on Equity (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 11.39% Nov 2009
Maximum 18.52% Nov 2013
Average 14.13%

COST Return on Equity (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: return_on_equity
  • Latest data point: =YCP("COST", "return_on_equity")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("COST", "return_on_equity", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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