COST Costco Wholesale Corp

Price (delayed)

$361.88

Market cap

$160.3B

P/E Ratio

37.04

Dividend/share

$12.75

EPS

$9.77

Enterprise value

$156.91B

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 net income has grown by 16% YoY and by 8% from the previous quarter
The EPS has increased by 15% YoY and by 8% QoQ
The quick ratio has declined by 18% since the previous quarter but it rose by 9% year-on-year
COST's price to earnings (P/E) is 18% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 31.4 but 2% lower than its last 4 quarters average of 37.8
The equity has decreased by 19% QoQ and by 6% YoY
The debt is up by 10% year-on-year

Key stats

What are the main financial stats of COST
Market
Shares outstanding
442.96M
Market cap
$160.3B
Enterprise value
$156.91B
Valuations
Price to earnings (P/E)
37.04
Price to book (P/B)
10.75
Price to sales (P/S)
0.93
EV/EBIT
26.91
EV/EBITDA
20.3
EV/Sales
0.91
Earnings
Revenue
$172.93B
EBIT
$5.83B
EBITDA
$7.73B
Free cash flow
$6.42B
Per share
EPS
$9.77
Free cash flow per share
$14.49
Book value per share
$33.68
Revenue per share
$390.4
TBVPS
$135.94
Balance sheet
Total assets
$60.22B
Total liabilities
$44.91B
Debt
$10.2B
Equity
$14.86B
Working capital
-$571M
Liquidity
Debt to equity
0.69
Current ratio
0.98
Quick ratio
0.49
Net debt/EBITDA
-0.44
Margins
EBITDA margin
4.5%
Gross margin
13.2%
Net margin
2.5%
Operating margin
3.4%
Efficiency
Return on assets
8%
Return on equity
26%
Return on invested capital
21.4%
Return on capital employed
21.2%
Return on sales
3.4%
Dividend
Dividend yield
3.52%
DPS
$12.75
Payout ratio
130.5%

COST stock price

How has the Costco Wholesale stock price performed over time
Intraday
-0.12%
1 week
-0.08%
1 month
-0.74%
1 year
16.54%
YTD
-3.95%
QTD
-3.95%

Financial performance

How have Costco Wholesale's revenue and profit performed over time
Revenue
$172.93B
Gross profit
$22.77B
Operating income
$5.8B
Net income
$4.32B
Gross margin
13.2%
Net margin
2.5%
COST's operating income is up by 20% year-on-year and by 7% since the previous quarter
The net income has grown by 16% YoY and by 8% from the previous quarter
Costco Wholesale's gross profit has increased by 13% YoY and by 4.3% from the previous quarter
Costco Wholesale's revenue has increased by 12% YoY and by 3.7% QoQ

Growth

What is Costco Wholesale's growth rate over time

Valuation

What is Costco Wholesale stock price valuation
P/E
37.04
P/B
10.75
P/S
0.93
EV/EBIT
26.91
EV/EBITDA
20.3
EV/Sales
0.91
COST's price to earnings (P/E) is 18% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 31.4 but 2% lower than its last 4 quarters average of 37.8
The EPS has increased by 15% YoY and by 8% QoQ
COST's price to book (P/B) is 45% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 7.4 and 18% higher than its last 4 quarters average of 9.1
The equity has decreased by 19% QoQ and by 6% YoY
The stock's price to sales (P/S) is 33% more than its 5-year quarterly average of 0.7 and 3.3% more than its last 4 quarters average of 0.9
Costco Wholesale's revenue has increased by 12% YoY and by 3.7% QoQ

Efficiency

How efficient is Costco Wholesale business performance
The return on equity is up by 10% since the previous quarter and by 3.6% year-on-year
Costco Wholesale's return on invested capital has increased by 8% QoQ but it has decreased by 7% YoY
The ROS has increased by 6% YoY and by 3% QoQ
Costco Wholesale's return on assets has increased by 3.9% QoQ

Dividends

What is COST's dividend history
DPS
$12.75
Dividend yield
3.52%
Payout ratio
130.5%
Recent dividends

Financial health

How did Costco Wholesale financials performed over time
The total assets is 34% greater than the total liabilities
COST's total liabilities is up by 28% year-on-year and by 22% since the previous quarter
The quick ratio has declined by 18% since the previous quarter but it rose by 9% year-on-year
The debt is 31% smaller than the equity
COST's debt to equity is up by 23% since the previous quarter and by 19% year-on-year
The equity has decreased by 19% QoQ and by 6% YoY

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