Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio; meat, bakery, deli, and produces; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates gas stations, pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel businesses.

In addition, the company provides gold star individual and business membership services. As of August 28, 2016, it operated 715 warehouses, including 501 warehouses in the United States, Washington, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico; 91 in Canada; 36 in Mexico; 28 in the United Kingdom; 25 in Japan; 12 in Korea; 12 in Taiwan; 8 in Australia; and 2 in Spain. Further, the company sells its products through online. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

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S&P Rating: A+

S&P Outlook: Stable

Moody Rating: A1

Moody Outlook: Stable


  • Public Company, Credit Rated
  • Typically Long term leases with increases


  • Low Margin product lines
  • Increasing Competition from online stores
  • Unique buildouts and large spaces make it more challenging to re-tenant

Market Snapshots:

On Market Ranges:

# of Properties in set: 1

Price: $10,750,000 - $10,750,000Average: $10,750,000

PPSF: $75 - $75Average: $75

Year Built: 1992 - 1992Average: 1992

CAP Rate Range: N/AV - N/AVAverage: N/AV

Size range: 143,260 sq ft - 143,260 sq ft Average: 143,260 sq ft

Last 12 Month Range:

# of Properties in set: 4

Price: $21,737,710 - $25,990,740Average: $23,627,944

PPSF: $127 - $174Average: $154

Year Built: 1980 - 2015Average: 2000

CAP Rate Range: 4.27% - 5.58%Average: 4.85%

Size range: 143,548 sq ft - 156,166 sq ft Average: 152,571 sq ft

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Costco Company Profile

Headquarters Information

Issaquah, Washington

Founded in 1976

Company type: Public

Stock Ticker: COST

Sector: Services

Industry: Discount, Variety Stores

# of Employees: 231,000

S&P Rating: A+

S&P Outlook: Stable

S&P Rating: A1

Moody Outlook: Stable

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