At a Glance: Costco's 2Q at home and abroad

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Posted: Mar 02, 2011 12:34 PM
At a Glance: Costco's 2Q at home and abroad

Costco Wholesale Corp. reported its second-quarter results Wednesday. In addition to the bottom line, investors pay close attention to trends in sales at stores open at least a year. That is considered a key measure of a retailer's performance as it strips away the impact of recently opened or closed stores.

Here's a look at that key measure by region for the wholesale club operator during the quarter:

U.S.: Up 5 percent. Up 3 percent, excluding gasoline sales and foreign currency fluctuations.

International: Up 7 percent. Up 8 percent, excluding gasoline sales and foreign currency fluctuations.