COST Costco Wholesale Corporation

Price (delayed)

$336.28

Market cap

$148.48B

P/E Ratio

40.03

Dividend/share

$2.7

EPS

$8.4

Enterprise value

$149.28B

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 32% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 30.3 and 11% higher than its last 4 quarters average of 36.1

Key stats

What are the main financial stats of COST
Market
Shares outstanding
441.52M
Market cap
$148.48B
Enterprise value
$149.28B
Valuations
Price to earnings (P/E)
40.03
Price to book (P/B)
8.84
Price to sales (P/S)
0.92
EV/EBIT
29.33
EV/EBITDA
21.89
EV/Sales
0.93
Earnings
Revenue
$160.88B
EBIT
$5.09B
EBITDA
$6.82B
Free cash flow
$3.95B
Per share
EPS
$8.4
Free cash flow per share
$8.92
Book value per share
$38.05
Revenue per share
$363.71
TBVPS
$116.96
Balance sheet
Total assets
$51.73B
Total liabilities
$34.53B
Debt
$11.63B
Equity
$16.8B
Working capital
$2.48B
Liquidity
Debt to equity
0.69
Current ratio
1.11
Quick ratio
0.58
Net debt/EBITDA
0.12
Margins
EBITDA margin
4.2%
Gross margin
13.1%
Net margin
2.3%
Operating margin
3.1%
Efficiency
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%
Dividend
Dividend yield
0.8%
DPS
$2.7
Payout ratio
32.1%

COST stock price

How has the Costco Wholesale stock price performed over time

Financial performance

How have Costco Wholesale's revenue and profit performed over time
Revenue
$160.88B
Gross profit
$21.03B
Operating income
$4.97B
Net income
$3.71B
Gross margin
13.1%
Net margin
2.3%
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

What is Costco Wholesale stock price valuation
P/E
40.03
P/B
8.84
P/S
0.92
EV/EBIT
29.33
EV/EBITDA
21.89
EV/Sales
0.93
COST's price to earnings (P/E) is 32% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 30.3 and 11% higher than its last 4 quarters average of 36.1
The EPS has increased by 2.3% YoY
COST's price to book (P/B) is 26% higher than its 5-year quarterly average of 7.0 and 7% higher than its last 4 quarters average of 8.3
The equity has increased by 16% YoY
The stock's price to sales (P/S) is 31% more than its 5-year quarterly average of 0.7 and 2.2% more than its last 4 quarters average of 0.9
Costco Wholesale's revenue has increased by 8% YoY

Efficiency

How efficient is Costco Wholesale business performance
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

What is COST's dividend history
DPS
$2.7
Dividend yield
0.8%
Payout ratio
32.1%
Recent dividends

Financial health

How did Costco Wholesale financials performed over time
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
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.