Costco profit surges as sales exceed $1b

Original article by Sue Mitchell
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 15 : 21-Dec-15

Costco Wholesale Australia has posted a pre-tax profit of $A22.7m for the year ended August 2015, following a loss of $A10.7m previously. The grocery retailer’s revenue rose from $A878.5m to $A1.323bn, while its gross margin increased from 14.3 per cent to 14.6 per cent. IBISWorld estimates that Costco now boasts about 1.2 per cent of Australia’s grocery market, six years after opening its first Australian store.

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COSTCO WHOLESALE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, IBISWORLD PTY LTD, COLES SUPERMARKETS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, WOOLWORTHS LIMITED – ASX WOW, ALDI STORES SUPERMARKETS PTY LTD, MYER HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX MYR, DAVID JONES LIMITED, COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION

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