The American retail giant, Costco, released the figures for the fourth fiscal quarter. The results came higher-than-expected, being driven by the shoppers who stocked up during the pandemic.
For the quarter, it had earnings of $1.39 billion, or $3.13 per share. The sales figures went up 12.5% from last year’s $47.5 billion to $53.4 billion. It beat the $52.1 billion consensus.
Costco same-store sales grew 11.4% - the most significant year-over-year gain in two decades. For the full year, same-store sales added 9.2%, the highest growth rate since 2004.
The full fiscal year ended with a 9.3% increase in revenue to $163.2 billion from last year's $152.7 billion. Costco's net income was $4 billion, from a previous $3.66 billion.
Following the report, in after-hours trading, Costco stock price fell more than 2%. Since January 1st 2020, the Costco stock has returned 18.7%, while USA500 1.6%.
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Sources: marketwatch.com, finance.yahoo.com