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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Stock Price: $344.63 USD 0.18 (0.05%)
Updated Sep 23, 2020 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Pre-market: $347.61 +2.98 (0.87%) Sep 24, 7:32 AM

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Key Info

Market Cap 152.16B
Revenue (ttm) 160.88B
Net Income (ttm) 3.71B
Shares Out 441.52M
EPS (ttm) 8.36
PE Ratio 41.22
Forward PE 35.97
Dividend $2.80
Dividend Yield 0.81%

Stock Quote

Trading Day Sep 23, 2020
Last Price $344.63
Previous Close $344.45
Change ($) 0.18
Change (%) 0.05%
Day's Open 348.00
Day's Range 344.06 - 348.25
Day's Volume 2,128,063
52-Week Range 271.28 - 363.67

More Stats

Market Cap 152.16B
Enterprise Value 152.02B
Earnings Date (est) Sep 24, 2020
Ex-Dividend Date Jul 30, 2020
Shares Outstanding 441.52M
Float 440.40M
EPS (basic) 8.4
EPS (diluted) 8.36
FCF / Share 8.92
Dividend $2.80
Dividend Yield 0.81%
Earnings Yield 2.43%
FCF Yield 2.59%
Payout Ratio 31.50%
Shares Short 2.85M
Short Ratio 1.48
Short % of Float 0.65%
Beta 0.69
PE Ratio 41.22
Forward PE 35.97
P/FCF Ratio 38.57
PS Ratio 0.95
PB Ratio 8.91
Revenue 160.88B
Operating Income 4.97B
Net Income 3.71B
Free Cash Flow 3.95B
Net Cash 144.00M
Net Cash / Share 0.33
Gross Margin 12.32%
Operating Margin 3.09%
Profit Margin 2.30%
FCF Margin 2.45%
ROA 6.82%
ROE 23.51%
ROIC 19.90%
Stats based on trailing-twelve-month (ttm) numbers.

Analyst Summary

Analyst Ratings (34)

Buy 16
Overweight 3
Hold 13
Underweight 2
Sell 0

Analyst Consensus: Overweight

Price Target

(2.75% upside)
Current: $344.63
Target: 354.10
*Average 12-month price target from 29 stock analysts.

Financial Performance

Financial 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
Country United States
Employees 149,000
CEO Walter 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, 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.