Costco Wholesale Corporation announced earlier today [Tuesday] its operating results for the Q2 (12 weeks) and H1 (24 weeks) of fiscal 2002, both ended 17 February 2002. Net sales for Q2 of fiscal 2002 increased 13% to US$9.21bn from US$8.16bn during the second quarter of fiscal 2001. Net income for the quarter increased 9% to US$192.6m, or US$.41 per diluted share, compared to US$176.6m, or US$.38 per diluted share, year on year.