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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Stock Price: $383.50 USD -4.06 (-1.05%)
Updated December 2, 4:00 PM EST - Market closed
After-hours: $378.44 -5.06 (-1.32%) Dec 2, 4:58 PM

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Key Info

Market Cap 169.21B
Revenue (ttm) 166.76B
Net Income (ttm) 4.00B
Shares Out 442.30M
EPS (ttm) 9.02
PE Ratio 42.52
Forward PE 39.68
Dividend $2.80
Dividend Yield 0.73%

Stock Quote

Trading Day December 2
Last Price $383.50
Previous Close $387.56
Change ($) -4.06
Change (%) -1.05%
Day's Open 385.47
Day's Range 381.57 - 386.88
Day's Volume 2,188,577
52-Week Range 270.98 - 387.56

More Stats

Market Cap 169.21B
Enterprise Value 166.07B
Earnings Date (est) n/a
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 1, 2020
Shares Outstanding 442.30M
Float n/a
EPS (basic) 9.05
EPS (diluted) 9.02
FCF / Share 13.68
Dividend $2.80
Dividend Yield 0.73%
Earnings Yield 2.35%
FCF Yield 3.58%
Payout Ratio 29.80%
Shares Short 3.03M
Short Ratio 1.53
Short % of Float n/a
Beta 0.66
PE Ratio 42.52
Forward PE 39.68
P/FCF Ratio 27.96
PS Ratio 1.01
PB Ratio 9.37
Revenue 166.76B
Operating Income 5.44B
Net Income 4.00B
Free Cash Flow 6.05B
Net Cash 3.14B
Net Cash / Share 7.11
Gross Margin 13.15%
Operating Margin 3.26%
Profit Margin 2.40%
FCF Margin 3.63%
ROA 7.46%
ROE 23.67%
ROIC 19.90%
Stats based on trailing-twelve-month (ttm) numbers.

Analyst Forecasts

Analyst Ratings (34)

Buy 18
Overweight 3
Hold 11
Underweight 2
Sell 0

Analyst Consensus: Buy

Price Target

(-1.18% downside)
Current: $383.50
Target: 378.97
*Average 12-month price target from 29 stock analysts.

Financial Performance

Financial numbers in millions USD.

Financial Overview

Revenue Growth9.21%7.86%9.73%8.68%2.17%3.16%7.12%6.07%11.5%-
Gross Profit21,82219,81718,42417,14315,81815,13414,18213,20812,31411,176
Operating Income5,4354,7374,4804,1113,6723,6243,2203,0532,7592,439
Net Income4,0023,6593,1342,6792,3502,3772,0582,0391,7091,462
Shares Outstanding442440439438439439439436434436
Earnings Per Share9.
EPS Growth9.2%16.5%16.61%14.07%-0.74%15.48%0.43%19.02%17.88%-
Dividend Per Share2.702.442.148.901.706.511.338.171.030.89
Dividend Growth10.66%14.02%-75.96%423.53%-73.89%389.47%-83.72%693.2%15.73%-
Operating Cash Flow8,8616,3565,7746,7263,2924,2853,9843,4373,0573,198
Capital Expenditures-2,810-2,998-2,969-2,502-2,649-2,393-1,993-2,083-1,480-1,290
Free Cash Flow6,0513,3582,8054,2246431,8921,9911,3541,5771,908
Cash & Equivalents13,3059,4447,2595,7794,7296,4197,3156,1244,8545,613
Total Debt10,1676,8236,5776,5735,1616,1355,0934,9981,3812,153
Net Cash / Debt3,1382,621682-794-4322842,2221,1263,4733,460
Book Value18,28415,24312,79910,77812,07910,61712,30310,83312,36112,002
Numbers in millions USD, except per-share numbers.

Company Profile

Company Details

Full Name Costco Wholesale Corporation
Country United States
Employees 156,000
CEO W. Craig Jelinek

Stock Information

Ticker Symbol COST
Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Discount Stores
Unique Identifier NASDAQ: COST
IPO Date September 22, 1993


Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of 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 pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers, as well as 615 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of October 07, 2020, the company operated 796 warehouses, including 552 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 102 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 27 in Japan, 16 in South Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 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, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. 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.