What Investors Should Be Watching With Costco
Jan 23rd 2013 10:30AM
Updated Jan 23rd 2013 11:30AM
In the video below, Fool analysts Blake Bos and Isaac Pino discuss Costco Wholesale and what investors need to keep their eye on.
Costco brings an interesting model to retail: Not a lot of promotions, not a lot of marketing. But people love it.
The question is: Can that translate to other countries? Costco has expanded to the U.K., where it now has 22 stores, and into Mexico and high-growth areas like the Pacific Rim, Australia, and South Korea, Isaac says.
But it faces competition. PriceSmart has a strong presence in Latin America and Wal-Mart is known around the globe.
Membership is also another important area to watch for Costco. The company has sustained double-digit membership growth. But it also is looking to grow its pricier executive memberships. That could bring more to the bottom line.
Investors should keep a close eye on membership renewals and upgrades, Isaac says.
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The article What Investors Should Be Watching With Costco originally appeared on Fool.com.Blake Bos has no position in any stocks mentioned. Isaac Pino, CPA, owns shares of PriceSmart. The Motley Fool recommends Costco Wholesale and PriceSmart. The Motley Fool owns shares of Costco Wholesale. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
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