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- Summarized income statements for the last 5 years.
- Summarized balance sheets for the last 5 years.
- Five years’ worth of over twenty common financial ratios presented with formulas, calculations, and analysis tips for each ratio.
- Line by line description, explanation, and analysis tip for most financial statement line items and financial ratios.
- Professional financial analysis tips are provided in each section to help YOU conduct your OWN financial analysis!
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Costco 2021 Beginner's Guide
Table of Contents
- Disclaimer 3
- Forward 4
- Income Statement 6
- Costco’s Summarized Income Statements 6
- Revenues 7
- Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) 8
- Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses (SG&A 8
- Research and Development (R&D) 9
- Operating Expenses 10
- Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT 10
- Interest Expense 11
- Earnings Before Taxes (EBT) 12
- Taxes 12
- Net income 12
- Tax Rate 13
- Balance Sheet 15
- Costco’s Summarized Balance Sheets 15
- Cash 16
- Short-Term Investments 17
- Accounts Receivables 17
- Inventory 18
- Current Assets 19
- Property, Plant, and Equipment (PP&E) 20
- Total Assets 20
- Accounts Payable 21
- Accrued Expenses 22
- Short-Term Debt 23
- Total Current Liabilities 24
- Long Term Debt (LT Debt) 25
- Total Liabilities 26
- Common Stock and Additional Paid-in Capital 27
- Treasury 27
- Retained Earnings 28
- Total Equity 29
- Financial Ratios 30
- Costco’s Liquidity Ratios 31
- Current Ratio 31
- Quick Ratio 32
- Cash Ratio 33
- Costco’s Asset Ratios 35
- Total Asset Turnover 36
- Fixed Asset Turnover 37
- Days Sales Outstanding 37
- Inventory Turnover 38
- Accounts Receivable Turnover 39
- Accounts Payable Turnover 40
- Other Asset Ratio Calculations 41
- Working Capital Turnover 41
- Average Days in Inventory 41
- Average Days Payable 41
- Costco’s Profitability Ratios 43
- Return on Assets (ROA) 43
- Return on Equity (ROE) 44
- Net Profit Margin 45
- Gross Profit Margin 46
- Operating Profit Margin 46
- Costco’s Debt Ratios 48
- Debt Ratio 48
- Debt to Equity Ratio 49
- Times Interest Earned 50
Costco 2020 Financial Report
Table of Contents
- Disclaimer 3
- Forward 4
- Company Summary 6
- Financial Statement Introduction 9
- Income Statement 10
- Costco’s Income Statement – Summary Analysis 11
- Income Statement Discussion 12
- Balance Sheet 20
- Balance Sheet – Summary Analysis 21
- Balance Sheet Discussion 22
- Financial Ratios 37
- Liquidity Ratios 38
- Liquidity Ratios - Summary Analysis 38
- Liquidity Ratios Discussion 39
- Current Ratio 39
- Quick Ratio 40
- Cash Ratio 40
- Other Liquidity Ratios 41
- Net Operating Working Capital 41
- Asset Ratios 43
- Asset Utilization Ratios - Summary Analysis 44
- Asset Utilization Ratios Discussion 45
- Total Asset Turnover 45
- Fixed Asset Turnover 45
- Days Sales Outstanding 46
- Inventory Turnover 47
- Accounts Receivable Turnover 48
- Accounts Payable Turnover 49
- Other Asset Ratio Calculations 49
- Working Capital Turnover 49
- Average Days in Inventory 50
- Average Days Payable 50
- Profitability Ratios 51
- Profitability Ratios - Summary Analysis 52
- Profitability Ratios Discussion 53
- Return on Assets (ROA) 53
- Return on Equity (ROE) 54
- Profit Margin 54
- Gross Profit Margin 55
- Operating Profit Margin 56
- Basic Earnings Power 57
- ROCE 57
- Capital Employed 57
- Debt Ratios 58
- Costco’s Debt Ratios - Summary Analysis 58
- Debt Ratios Discussion 59
- Long-Term Debt Ratio 59
- Debt to Equity Ratio 59
- Times Interest Earned 60
- WACC 62
- Book Value of WACC 62
- Free Cash Flow (FCF) 64
- Free Cash Flows – 2015 - 2019 64
- Free Cash Flows – 5 Year Projections 65
- Income Statement – Projections for 5 years 66
- Income Statement – 5 Year Projections 66
- Balance Sheet – Projections for 5 years 67
- Balance Sheet – 5 Year Projections 67
- Company Valuation and Intrinsic Stock Price 69
- Appendix 1: Summarized Income Statement 70
- Appendix 2: Income Statement – Percent of Sales 71
- Appendix 3: Income Statement – Year over Year Growth 72
- Appendix 4: Summarized Balance Sheet 73
- Appendix 5: Balance Sheet as Percent of Total Assets 75
- Appendix 6: Summarized Financial Ratios 76
Sample Financial Report
Costco: Brief Summary
Costco Incorporated is one of the most sought-after stocks in the world. The company’s legendary founders, James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman are world-renowned. Costco Inc. continues to innovate and disrupt its industry under the current leadership of Craig Jelinek.
These circumstances have resulted in the organization becoming an industry leader. For some, these facts alone are reason enough to buy stock in the company.
Costco Financial Report Sources
“Costco 2020 Company Analysis: Financial Statements and Financial Ratios: Defined, Discussed, and Analyzed for 5 Years” was written by, Paul Borosky, MBA., and owner of Quality Business Plan. In this report, the author selected Costco's 2018 10k, 2017 10k annual report, 2016 10k annual report, 2020 10k annual report, and Costco's 2019 10k annual report as the basis for information gathering.
Section 1: Costco Income Statement Analyzed
In this section, I walk through a broad definition of what an income statement is and why it is important. From this, I then discuss and define income statement line items, such as revenues, gross profits, etc. in detail. After each line item is defined and discussed, I finally offer a summary analysis of Costco's important income statement line item trends from 2016 to 2020, in most cases.
Revenue Growth: Costco’s revenues in 2016 were $118 billion. In the next several years, the organization will continually increase its revenues ending 2020 at $166.7 billion. This moderate growth rate equates to approximately a 9% annual revenue growth.
The consistent and above-average annual growth rate shows that the company is currently in a business expansion cycle. In a business expansion cycle, investors often forgo the expectation of dividend payouts in hopes of future revenue gains through increased retained earnings. In Costco’s case, not only is the organization consistently increasing its revenues, but they are also increasing its dividend payouts as well. Investors are being rewarded on two fronts! What a great deal.
Costco 2021 Summary Income Statement
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|Total Operating Expenses||
Section 2: Costco Balance Sheet Analyzed
For Costco's balance sheet, I again go through each important line item from the balance sheet. In reviewing each line item, I will define Costco's balance sheet line items, such as cash, property, plant and equipment, and liabilities between 2016 to 2020. Next, I then offer a summary analysis of Costco's important balance sheet line items.
Cash: Costco’s cash position in 2016 was $3.3 billion. In the next three years, the organization would moderately increase its cash position ending 2019 at $8.3 billion. However, in 2020, the organization’s cash position would increase substantially, ending the year at $12.2 billion.
The significant increase in cash may indicate that the organization needs more funds to maintain operations. However, because the organization has shown impressive discipline with its continued revenue growth and moderate cost growth, increasing cash at such a substantial rate may indicate inefficiencies in using the current assets of the organization. A better strategy would be for the firm to maintain their disciplinary ways and grow their cash position moderately similar to their revenue growth as well as operating cost growth.
Costco 2021 Summary Balance Sheet
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|LT Debt - Current||
|Total Current Liabilities||
|Total Equity & Liability||
Section 3: Costco Financial Ratios Analyzed
For this section, I have chosen several different financial ratios to review for Costco from 2016 to 2020. In reviewing each of Costco's financial ratios, I first start with defining the financial ratio. Next, I supply the financial formula for calculating the specific ratio. Finally, I offer a brief analysis of Costco's Important Financial ratios.
Costco's Total Asset Turnover
Costco’s total asset turnover ended in 2016 at 3.5. In the next several years, the organization’s total asset turnover would continually fall, ending 2020 at 3.0. This means that the organization is making less money on total assets managed. To better utilize total assets, the organization needs to either sell off underutilized assets and equipment or moderate its fixed asset accumulation until its current assets under management are better optimized. In other words, the company needs to stop buying stuff like buildings and heavy machinery before they fully optimize what they have now.
Costco's Return on Assets
Costco’s return on assets ended 2016 at 7%. In the next three years, the organization’s return on assets would moderately grow to 8.06% in 2019. However, in 2020, the organization’s return on assets would moderately fall to 7.2%. The reduction in return on assets for the organization may be attributed to its inability to optimally exploit current asset opportunities. In other words, the company is holding too much cash and possibly short-term investments. A better strategy would be for the organization to better utilize its liquid assets by paying out increased dividends, investing in company expansion at a faster pace, or repurchasing stocks from the open market. Any one of these actions may help improve the organization’s management of assets.
Costco 2021 Liquidity Ratios
|Net Working Capital||64||3,276|
Costco 2021 Asset Utilization
|Total Asset Turnover||3.31||3.00|
|Fixed Asset Turnover||8.34||7.65|
|Days Sales Outstanding||3.12||3.38|
|Inventory Turnover (Using Sales)||14.81||14.11|
|Inventory Turnover (Using COGS)||12.90||12.26|
|Accounts Receivable Turnover||116.87||108.11|
|Working Capital Turnover||3,061.39||50.90|
|Average Days Inventory||28.29||29.76|
|Average Days Payable||32.19||32.36|
|Costco 2021Profitability Ratios|
|Return on Assets||
|Return on Equity||
|Net Profit Margin||
|Gross Profit Margin||
|Operating Profit Margin||
|Basic Earning Power||
Costco 2021 Debt Ratios
|Times Interest Earned||(39.23)||(33.97)|