Costco Wholesale (COST) adj.-Comps Rose 2% in November

December 1, 2016 6:29 AM EST

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Costco Wholesale Corporation (Nasdaq: COST) reported net sales of $9.95 billion for the month of November, the four weeks ended November 27, 2016, an increase of three percent from $9.68 billion during the similar period last year.

For the twelve-week first quarter ended November 20, 2016, the Company reported net sales of $27.47 billion, an increase of three percent from $26.63 billion during the first quarter last year.

For the thirteen weeks ended November 27, 2016, the Company reported net sales of $30.12 billion, an increase of three percent from $29.20 billion during the similar period last year.

Comparable sales were as follows:


4 Weeks 12 Weeks 13 Weeks
---------- ---------- ----------
U.S. 1% 1% 1%
Canada 1% 4% 4%
Other International -2% 0% -1%

Total Company 1% 1% 1%
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Comparable sales for these periods excluding the impacts from changes in gasoline prices and foreign exchange were as follows:


4 Weeks 12 Weeks 13 Weeks
---------- ---------- ----------
U.S. 1% 1% 1%
Canada 3% 5% 4%
Other International 4% 3% 2%

Total Company 2% 2% 2%
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Additional discussion of these results is available in a pre-recorded telephone message. The recording can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 (conference ID 57709095). This message will be available today through 5:00 p.m. (PT) on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

The Company plans to release its operating results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 ended November 20, 2016, on December 7, 2016. A conference call to discuss these results is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. (PT) that day, and will be available via webcast on www.costco.com (click on Investor Relations and "webcasts").



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