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Costco Reveals Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results

Costco Reveals Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results


ISSAQUAH, WA
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Can you hear the noisemakers and megaphones? Because Costco Wholesale Corporation is rallying its profits. The retailer recently reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021 financial results, which outlines a net sales increase of 17.5 percent for the quarter and 17.7 percent increase for the fiscal year.

The results announced by Costco were for the 16-week fourth quarter and 52-week fiscal year, both ending August 29, 2021, according to the release. In addition to net sales for the quarter increasing from $52.38 billion at the same time last year to $61.44 billion, net sales for the fiscal year also showed a $28.83 billion boost from $163.22 billion to $192.05 billion.

Costco Wholesale Corporation announced its fiscal year 2021 financial results, which outlines a net sales increase of 17.5 percent for the quarter and 17.7 percent increase for the fiscal year

Other highlights from the report include:

  • Net income for the fourth quarter was $1.670 billion, or $3.76 per diluted share, compared to $1.389 billion, or $3.13 last year.
  • Net income for the fiscal year was $5.01 billion, or $11.27 per diluted share, compared to $4.00 billion, or $9.02 per diluted share in the prior year
  • Comparable E-commerce sales were 11.2 percent for the 16-week fourth quarter and 44.4 percent for the fiscal year

Costco currently operates 817 warehouses, including 565 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 105 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 30 in Japan, 29 in the United Kingdom, 16 in Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 13 in Australia, three in Spain, and one each in Iceland, France, and China. The retailer also operates e-commerce sites in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia.

To read the report in its entirety, click here.

Will the profit rallying continue? Stay tuned as we report.

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