COST Costco Wholesale Corp

Price (delayed)

$384.32

Market cap

$170.07B

P/E Ratio

39.14

Dividend/share

$2.89

EPS

$9.82

Enterprise value

$171.71B

Sector: Consumer Defensive
Industry: Discount Stores

Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American multinational corporation which operates a chain of membership-only warehouse clubs. As of 2015, Costco was the second largest retailer in the world after Walmart, ...

Highlights

The EPS has increased by 15% YoY
The net income has grown by 15% YoY
The equity has decreased by 6% YoY but it has increased by 5% QoQ
The debt is up by 28% year-on-year
COST's price to earnings (P/E) is 22% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 32.0 and 4.4% higher than its last 4 quarters average of 37.5

Key stats

What are the main financial stats of COST
Market
Shares outstanding
442.53M
Market cap
$170.07B
Enterprise value
$171.71B
Valuations
Price to earnings (P/E)
39.14
Price to book (P/B)
10.88
Price to sales (P/S)
0.95
EV/EBIT
29.23
EV/EBITDA
21.95
EV/Sales
0.96
Earnings
Revenue
$178.63B
EBIT
$5.87B
EBITDA
$7.82B
Free cash flow
$5.81B
Per share
EPS
$9.82
Free cash flow per share
$13.11
Book value per share
$35.34
Revenue per share
$403.1
TBVPS
$123.93
Balance sheet
Total assets
$54.92B
Total liabilities
$38.79B
Debt
$10.27B
Equity
$15.65B
Working capital
-$256M
Liquidity
Debt to equity
0.66
Current ratio
0.99
Quick ratio
0.42
Net debt/EBITDA
0.21
Margins
EBITDA margin
4.4%
Gross margin
13.1%
Net margin
2.4%
Operating margin
3.3%
Efficiency
Return on assets
7.8%
Return on equity
26.5%
Return on invested capital
20.9%
Return on capital employed
20.7%
Return on sales
3.3%
Dividend
Dividend yield
0.75%
DPS
$2.89
Payout ratio
29.4%

COST stock price

How has the Costco Wholesale stock price performed over time
Intraday
0.41%
1 week
3.29%
1 month
7.11%
1 year
26.01%
YTD
2%
QTD
9.03%

Financial performance

How have Costco Wholesale's revenue and profit performed over time
Revenue
$178.63B
Gross profit
$23.44B
Operating income
$5.88B
Net income
$4.34B
Gross margin
13.1%
Net margin
2.4%
COST's operating income is up by 20% year-on-year
The net income has grown by 15% YoY
Costco Wholesale's gross profit has increased by 14% YoY and by 3% from the previous quarter
Costco Wholesale's revenue has increased by 13% YoY and by 3.3% QoQ

Growth

What is Costco Wholesale's growth rate over time

Valuation

What is Costco Wholesale stock price valuation
P/E
39.14
P/B
10.88
P/S
0.95
EV/EBIT
29.23
EV/EBITDA
21.95
EV/Sales
0.96
COST's price to earnings (P/E) is 22% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 32.0 and 4.4% higher than its last 4 quarters average of 37.5
The EPS has increased by 15% YoY
COST's price to book (P/B) is 41% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 7.7 and 16% higher than its last 4 quarters average of 9.4
The equity has decreased by 6% YoY but it has increased by 5% QoQ
The stock's price to sales (P/S) is 36% more than its 5-year quarterly average of 0.7 and 6% more than its last 4 quarters average of 0.9
Costco Wholesale's revenue has increased by 13% YoY and by 3.3% QoQ

Efficiency

How efficient is Costco Wholesale business performance
The return on equity is up by 9% year-on-year
Costco Wholesale's return on invested capital has decreased by 4.1% YoY and by 2.3% QoQ
The ROS has increased by 3.1% YoY but it has decreased by 2.9% QoQ
Costco Wholesale's return on assets has decreased by 2.5% QoQ and by 2.5% YoY

Dividends

What is COST's dividend history
DPS
$2.89
Dividend yield
0.75%
Payout ratio
29.4%
Recent dividends

Financial health

How did Costco Wholesale financials performed over time
The total assets is 42% greater than the total liabilities
COST's total liabilities is up by 22% year-on-year but it is down by 14% since the previous quarter
The quick ratio has declined by 14% since the previous quarter and by 11% year-on-year
The debt is 34% smaller than the equity
COST's debt to equity is up by 38% year-on-year but it is down by 4.3% since the previous quarter
The debt is up by 28% year-on-year

All financial data is based on trailing twelve months (TTM) periods - updated quarterly, unless otherwise specified.