Costco Posts Higher 2Q Profit, Sales on Pandemic Boost
By Kimberly Chin
Costco Wholesale Corp. said profit and sales rose in the fiscal
second quarter as Americans continue to spend more on food,
homegoods and fitness products during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The wholesale retail chain made a profit of $951 million for the
period ended Feb. 14, up from $931 million in the same quarter a
year earlier. Earnings were $2.14 a share, compared with $2.10 a
share last year. Analysts polled by FactSet were targeting earnings
of $2.45 a share.
Revenue rose to $44.77 billion from $39.07 billion a year
earlier. Analysts on average expected $43.7 billion.
Comparable sales, accounting for stores or digital channels
operating for at least 12 months, rose 13%, excluding the impact of
gasoline sales and currency movements.
Ecommerce sales rose 76% in the quarter from a year ago.
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