Amazon and Other Threats to Costco

Walmart would like to be more like Costco for one simple reason: cash. Costco is a very cash-rich company, it reported a net income of $2.41 billion on November 30, 2016.

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Is Costco Wholesale Really Worth the Share Price?

The factors driving Costco’s success in Canada also push it forward at home in the United States as well. The median U.S. household income has stagnated in recent years. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, it was $53,657 in 2014, just a few hundred dollars higher than $53,105 in 2013 and $52,970 in 2012. That gives most Americans, like most Canadians, a strong incentive to shop at deep discounters such as Costco.

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