COST Costco Wholesale Corporation

Price (delayed)

$316.07

Market cap

$137.53B

P/E Ratio

37.08

Dividend/share

$2.65

EPS

$8.4

Enterprise value

$138.33B

Business Summary

Sector: Consumer Defensive
Industry: Discount Stores
Costco Wholesale Corp. engages in the operation of membership warehouses. Its product categories include food and sundries, hardlines, fresh foods, softlines, and ancillary. It operates through the following segments: Unites States Operations, Canadian Operations, and Other International Operations. The company was founded by James D. Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman in 1983 and is headquartered in Issaquah, WA.

Highlights

The quick ratio rose by 35% year-on-year and by 23% since the previous quarter
The equity has increased by 16% YoY
The debt has soared by 79% year-on-year and by 45% since the previous quarter
COST's price to earnings (P/E) is 22% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 30.3 and 2.7% higher than its last 4 quarters average of 36.1

Key stats

Shares outstanding
441.52M
Market cap
$137.53B
Enterprise value
$138.33B
EBIT
$5.09B
EBITDA
$6.82B
Price to earnings (P/E)
37.08
Price to book (P/B)
8.19
Price to sales (P/S)
0.86
EV/EBIT
27.18
EV/EBITDA
20.29
Net debt/EBITDA
0.12
EV/Sales
0.86
EBITDA margin
4.2%
Gross margin
13.1%
Net margin
2.3%
Operating margin
3.1%
Return on assets
7.5%
Return on equity
23%
Return on invested capital
19.9%
Return on capital employed
17.6%
Return on sales
3.2%
Debt to equity
0.69
Free cash flow
$3.95B
Free cash flow per share
$8.92
Book value per share
$38.05
Revenue per share
$363.71
TBVPS
$116.96
Current ratio
1.11
Quick ratio
0.58
Working capital
$2.48B
Dividend yield
0.85%
DPS
$2.65
Payout ratio
31.5%

COST stock price

Financial performance

Costco Wholesale's gross profit has increased by 9% YoY and by 2.5% from the previous quarter
Costco Wholesale's revenue has increased by 8% YoY
COST's operating income is up by 5% year-on-year
The net margin is down by 4.2% since the previous quarter and by 4.2% year-on-year

Valuation

Price to earnings (P/E)
Current price to earnings (P/E):
37.08
COST's price to earnings (P/E) is 22% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 30.3 and 2.7% higher than its last 4 quarters average of 36.1
The EPS has increased by 2.3% YoY
Price to book (P/B)
Current price to book (P/B):
8.19
COST's price to book (P/B) is 17% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 7.0
The equity has increased by 16% YoY
Price to sales (P/S)
Current price to sales (P/S):
0.86
The stock's price to sales (P/S) is 23% more than its 5-year quarterly average of 0.7 but 4.4% less than its last 4 quarters average of 0.9
Costco Wholesale's revenue has increased by 8% YoY

Efficiency

Costco Wholesale's return on invested capital has decreased by 14% YoY and by 9% QoQ
The return on equity has declined by 14% year-on-year and by 5% since the previous quarter
Costco Wholesale's return on assets has decreased by 11% YoY and by 6% QoQ

Dividends

DPS
$2.65
Dividend yield
0.85%
Payout ratio
31.5%

Recent dividends

Financial health

Assets vs liabilities
The total assets is 50% greater than the total liabilities
The quick ratio rose by 35% year-on-year and by 23% since the previous quarter
COST's total liabilities is up by 19% year-on-year and by 9% since the previous quarter
Debt vs equity
The debt is 31% smaller than the equity
The debt has soared by 79% year-on-year and by 45% since the previous quarter
COST's debt to equity has soared by 53% year-on-year and by 44% since the previous quarter

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