On this page of Benford's Law Stocks.com we present our study of COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW — ticker symbol COST. SEC filings have been screened by our Benford's Law software, for quarterly 10Q and annual 10K filings from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024 for COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW under CIK number 0000909832. For filings made in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) format, our algorithm extracts all "tagged" numbers presented by the company; for any non-XBRL filings our algorithm uses its own interal set of rules to extract what it believes to be numbers as found throughout the filings. The format found for each filing is presented below together with the results for COST, with the percentage of found numbers beginning with each digit (1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, and 9's) charted against the "normal" range observed throughout our coverage universe, as well as the "normal" range for COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW based on the past COST filings our system processed in the past.
33.0
14.7
7.8
15.6
7.8
8.5
4.5
4.3
3.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
XBRL?   [ original filing, COST stockholder letter ]
Total numbers found: 552
Recent share count: 443,504,036 (4's column)

= Typical range across full coverage universe
Benford's Law Stocks Indicator
552
Normal-to-low count compared to other filers, above the bottom quartile. At this number count, it would take about 6 numbers to move any given column by a full percentage point.
81

Starting from a possible score of 100, we made the following score deductions:
 • We deducted point upon observing the 3's percentage was below the typical coverage universe range.
 • We deducted points upon observing the 3's percentage was below the company's typical historical range.
 • The 4's percentage was higher than the 3's percentage, increasing the penalty multiplier.
 • However, because we observed that the company's shares outstanding count begins with the digit 4, we canceled the penalty multiplier.
 • We deducted points upon observing the 4's percentage was above the typical coverage universe range.
 • The 6's percentage was higher than the 5's percentage, increasing the penalty multiplier.
 • We deducted points (includes the impact of penalty multiplier) upon observing the 6's percentage was above the typical coverage universe range.
 • We deducted points (includes the impact of penalty multiplier) upon observing the 6's percentage was above the company's typical historical range.
Benford's Law Stocks Indicator
COST
Normal-to-high score compared to other filers, falling within the top of the middle 50%.
CAR
CCRN
CRNC
CYTK
CCCC
CENT
CRAI
CTMX
Check our work! We provide our COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Benford's Law analysis for informational purposes only, and our software should be expected to make mistakes and contain errors (nothing you see on this website should be relied upon for any decision-making without first repeating the analysis yourself independently), and so below we present to you all of the numbers our system detected, for the COST filing above. This way, you can open the filing on your own and compare what you see below against what you yourself find. This can also be helpful for exploring any columns in particular that caught your eye.

1's 2's 3's
We found 182 numbers that start with the digit 1. Here they are:
100,000,000
100,000,000
1
1
171,440
160,280
1,123
1,044
174,756
163,351
152,770
143,367
15,743
14,651
1,679
120
104
128
128
1,771
1,614
1,392
1,681
1,302
11.29
11.27
1,681
1,302
117
149
1,601
1,294
10,404
13,700
1,095
1,534
17,430
16,651
1,776
1,709
18,844
17,483
1,077
1,081
100,000,000
1,922
1,805
15,989
19,521
1,842
14,980
1,681
1,681
1,681
107
107
107
158
162
162
1,922
15,989
1,672
17,341
1,302
1,302
1,302
1
156
162
162
1,680
18,035
1,805
19,521
117
117
117
1,330
14
1,922
15,989
1,829
15,585
149
149
149
1,466
16
1,251
1,251
1,251
1,680
18,035
1,531
1,389
1,596
1,380
1,007
1,441
112
1
1,950
13,700
10,203
10,404
12,493
1,449
1,443
173
101
117
160
181
114
108
18
15
14
17
1,112
17
1,095
17
1,551
17
1,534
134
133
164
156
15
18
1,000
1,000
1,000
1,000
1.375
1,250
1,250
1.600
1,750
1,750
1.750
1,000
1,000
1,077
1,081
1.400
1.16
1.02
15.00
162
162
15,885,000
1.018
128,000
1,677
1,887
106
144
134
1,681
1,302
1,476
1,027
1,679
126,234
174,756
1,109
1,006
119,339
163,351
176,630
1,448
1,274
14,518
13,087
11,921
11,025
171,440
160,280
We found 81 numbers that start with the digit 2. Here they are:
2,197
295
2,284
2.94
2.93
2,583
2,285
28,062
26,684
2,643
2,713
2,339
2,150
2,553
2,337
2,386
2,426
2,559
2,550
2
2
21,771
25,058
2
20,760
20,760
21
21
21
221
2
21,771
21,771
2
22,794
22,799
2
23,568
23,573
2
25,058
25,058
2
21,771
21,771
2
20,642
20,647
2
23,568
23,573
220
286
2,767
27
2,706
204
23
2,290
29
298
2.750
22
26
2.120
2.750
221
2,665,000
2,830
24
21
2,197
23,789
24,733
21,923
22,089
242,290
23,065
21,298
23,212
21,287
We found 43 numbers that start with the digit 3. Here they are:
3,316
3,071
36
3.79
3.78
33,288
35,879
3,918
3,718
35,361
33,583
329
313
313
313
302
302
302
300
35
3,133
3,147
313
302
3,296
33
389
381
3
3.000
3,079
329
3,045
394
327
39,049
327
325
3,558
33,056
32,604
34,163
32,461
4's 5's 6's
We found 86 numbers that start with the digit 4. Here they are:
443,374,000
442,793,000
443,374,000
442,793,000
443,335,024
47,175
4,794
41
469
4,132
443,892
443,814
443,870
443,843
444,828
444,360
444,662
444,455
4,132
4,896
4,281
4,365
4,278
46,140
43,936
443,374,000
442,793,000
443,549
46
4
443,374
443,550
452
452
452
443,222
442,793
470
484
484
443,374
442,664
4,132
4,132
4,132
431
447
447
443,222
4,132
441
417
498
484
446
44
452
47
40
425
425
425
425
484
4,000
484
492.71
492.30
447
405.63
431.68
456.30
463.09
4,132
443,892
443,814
443,870
443,843
444,828
444,360
444,662
444,455
42,449
4,128
44,301
41,860
We found 43 numbers that start with the digit 5. Here they are:
57,392
52,604
58,515
53,648
51,173
5,145
5,333
504
5,524
5,013
5,013
5,834
5,377
514
514
514
5
5
5,013
5,013
5,013
5
5
5,013
594
5,834
5,377
500
5,738
52,000
547.26
57
52
542
509
5,013
546
58,515
53,648
5,333
5,392
57,392
52,604
We found 47 numbers that start with the digit 6. Here they are:
6,243
6,627
603
67,911
68,994
6,183
6,254
67,911
68,994
6
689
689
689
6,884
645
645
645
686
643
637
698
628
667
604
687
670
650
633
687
670
670
633
682
644
6,933
6,484
6,252
6,655
646.07
674.62
662.70
686
643
612
6,243
69,764
64,672
7's 8's 9's
We found 25 numbers that start with the digit 7. Here they are:
7,702
7,340
7,620
7,702
7,123
7,211
7,340
749
7,702
7,211
7,343
7
75
799
7
733.23
749
7,255,000
70,000
73
792
7,268
7,331
7,888
7,194
We found 24 numbers that start with the digit 8. Here they are:
80
8
80
80
80
8
8
8
8,075
8,075
8,075
831
872
8,381
8,527
8,948
86
876
82
8,014
8,052
899
876
8,114
We found 21 numbers that start with the digit 9. Here they are:
900,000,000
900,000,000
9.31
9.30
900,000,000
94
94
94
908
947
93
90
901
901
93
933
908
95,000
990
94
936
While the above COST 10Q Filed 6/5/2024 is interesting in isolation, we have found that it is also useful to take a look at older COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW filings processed by our Benford's Law Stocks algorithm, to see how the company's filings "typically look" on a Benford's Law analysis. Below we repeat the 10Q Filed 6/5/2024 but instead of the chart comparing against the typical company across our coverage universe, below we show the same chart compared against the typical COST 10Q and 10K filings that we have processed historically. This is followed by similar charts for each of those historical filings.

33.0
14.7
7.8
15.6
7.8
8.5
4.5
4.3
3.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 81
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 552

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
30.4
18.3
11.0
10.5
8.2
8.2
6.6
3.8
3.2
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 92
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 820

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
29.0
17.4
12.9
15.2
8.1
6.3
4.3
3.5
3.3
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 94
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 396

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
32.5
13.1
13.1
16.6
6.1
5.2
5.1
4.0
4.4
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 90
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 573

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
32.1
13.5
12.4
16.6
6.9
3.3
3.8
6.5
4.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 65
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 598

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
34.5
15.6
13.5
12.8
6.3
4.9
4.1
4.6
3.7
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 95
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,069

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
26.5
15.7
18.0
10.8
6.4
7.5
6.2
5.2
3.7
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 73
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 483

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
32.4
17.7
10.3
12.5
9.2
6.9
6.3
1.4
3.3
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 92
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 553

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
30.6
14.1
11.4
16.0
7.9
8.3
4.0
3.3
4.2
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 77
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 568

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
30.4
17.6
11.4
11.1
8.6
6.5
6.7
4.3
3.4
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 94
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 835

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
31.3
13.6
16.3
16.5
4.1
4.9
8.3
2.2
2.9
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 25
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 412

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
29.7
14.2
10.1
17.9
5.6
5.2
5.4
4.2
7.6
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 49
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 592

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
31.6
16.1
11.4
15.2
5.3
5.0
5.0
4.8
5.7
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 84
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 703

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
34.4
16.5
12.4
10.2
7.0
6.6
4.6
4.5
3.7
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 100
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,989

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
30.9
18.3
8.8
16.5
7.7
7.0
4.1
2.8
3.9
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 89
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 388

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
33.1
16.8
11.0
12.6
10.3
4.9
6.1
2.8
2.3
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 87
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 571

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
31.8
11.4
14.0
16.6
7.3
6.4
4.2
3.5
4.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 82
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 578

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
34.7
15.8
11.3
11.1
7.9
5.4
4.8
4.1
4.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 98
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 873

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
29.9
16.0
13.9
16.0
3.8
4.8
4.8
6.2
4.5
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 71
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 418

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
30.1
12.9
11.3
15.0
8.0
7.1
5.7
5.3
4.7
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 94
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 665

= Typical COST range from 10/10/2019 to 6/5/2024
 

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