Question: Is Costco Public Or Private?

Is Costco privately owned?

Costco’s 690 warehouse stores generated revenue of $162.2 billion in 2015.

Costco has been good to investors, with a return of more than 240% since 2009.

The company’s more than 117,000 employees, through the employee stock ownership (ESOP) program within the company’s 401(k) plan, own 4.39% of Costco’s stock.

Who owns Costco now?

Jeffrey H. Brotman and James D. Sinegal opened the first Costco in Seattle in 1983. The Price Company (corporate parent of Price Club) and Costco merged in 1993 to become Price/Costco.

When did Costco go public?

December 5, 1985

Can you buy stock in Costco?

Costco Wholesale Corporation’s (“Costco”) shareholder services and transfer agent, Computershare, offers the Investor Services Program for investors wishing to purchase or sell Costco common stock. Costco Wholesale has adopted Direct Registration, a book-entry form of stock ownership.