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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Stock Price: $285.13 -5.99 (-2.06%)
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Trading Day Mar 31, 2020
Last Price $285.13
Change ($) -5.99
Change (%) -2.06%
Previous Close 291.12
Day's Open 287.42 (-1.27%)
Day's Range 284.00 - 291.52
Day's Volume 5,608,802
52-Week Range 233.05 - 325.26

Key Info

Market Cap 125.55B
Revenue (ttm) 158.35B
Net Income (ttm) 3.78B
Shares Out 441.58M
EPS (ttm) 8.52
PE Ratio 33.38
Forward PE 30.31
Dividend $2.60
Dividend Yield 0.91%

Key Stats and Metrics

Market Cap 125.55B
Enterprise Value 124.88B
Earnings Date (est) May 28, 2020
Ex-Dividend Date Feb 6, 2020
Shares Outstanding 441.58M
Float 439.02M
EPS (basic) 8.56
EPS (diluted) 8.52
FCF / Share 9.45
Dividend $2.60
Dividend Yield 0.91%
Earnings Yield 2.99%
FCF Yield 3.33%
Payout Ratio 30.40%
Shares Short 5.49M
Short Ratio 1.38
Short % of Float 1.24%
Beta 0.92
PE Ratio 33.38
Forward PE 30.31
P/FCF Ratio 30.05
PS Ratio 0.79
PB Ratio 7.56
Revenue 158.35B
Operating Income 4.91B
Net Income 3.78B
Free Cash Flow 4.18B
Net Cash 670.00M
Net Cash / Share 1.52
Gross Margin 12.51%
Operating Margin 3.10%
Profit Margin 2.40%
FCF Margin 2.64%
ROA 6.70%
ROE 24.56%
ROIC 21.80%
Stats based on trailing-twelve-month (ttm) numbers.

Stock Analysis Summary

Analyst Ratings (30)

Buy 16
Overweight 2
Hold 10
Underweight 2
Sell 0

Analyst Consensus: Buy

Price Target

(13.17% upside)
Current: 285.13
Target: 322.69
*Average 12-month price target from 26 stock analysts.

Financial Performance

Numbers in millions USD.

Financial Overview

Revenue Growth7.86%9.73%8.68%2.17%3.16%7.12%6.07%11.5%14.07%-
Gross Profit19,81718,42417,14315,81815,13414,18213,20812,31411,1769,951
Operating Income4,7374,4804,1113,6723,6243,2203,0532,7592,4392,077
Net Income3,6593,1342,6792,3502,3772,0582,0391,7091,4621,303
Shares Outstanding440439438439439439436434436439
Earnings Per Share8.
EPS Growth16.5%16.61%14.07%-0.74%15.48%0.43%19.02%17.88%13.01%-
Dividend Per Share2.442.148.901.706.511.338.171.030.890.77
Dividend Growth14.02%-75.96%423.53%-73.89%389.47%-83.72%693.2%15.73%15.58%-
Operating Cash Flow6,3565,7746,7263,2924,2853,9843,4373,0573,1982,780
Capital Expenditures-2,998-2,969-2,502-2,649-2,393-1,993-2,083-1,480-1,290-1,051
Free Cash Flow3,3582,8054,2246431,8921,9911,3541,5771,9081,729
Cash & Equivalents9,4447,2595,7794,7296,4197,3156,1244,8545,6134,749
Total Debt6,8236,5776,5735,1616,1355,0934,9981,3812,1532,167
Net Cash / Debt2,621682-794-4322842,2221,1263,4733,4602,582
Book Value15,24312,79910,77812,07910,61712,30310,83312,36112,00210,829
Numbers in millions USD, except per-share numbers.

Company Profile

Company Details

Full Name Costco Wholesale Corporation
Home Country United States
Employees 149,000
CEO Walter Craig Jelinek

Stock Information

Ticker symbol COST
Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Discount Stores
IPO Date Sep 22, 1993


Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio products; meat, bakery, and deli products, as well as produce; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates gas stations, pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers; and offers business delivery, travel, and various other services online in various countries. As of September 1, 2019, the company operated 782 warehouses, including 543 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 100 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 26 in Japan, 16 in South Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 11 in Australia, 2 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China. It also operates e-commerce Websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea, and Taiwan. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.