Back to COST overview

COST Costco Wholesale dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Costco Wholesale's last quarterly dividend was on Oct 27, 2022 (ex-date) with a distribution of $0.9 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $3.49 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 0.66% based on its recent close price.

Key dates

  • COST last dividend date: Oct 27, 2022
  • COST next dividend date: Not announced
COST dividend stats
DPS
$3.49
Dividend yield
0.66%
Payout ratio
26.5%
vs. Consumer Defensive sector
Dividend yield
2.1%
Payout ratio
52.4%

Dividend yield

What is Costco Wholesale current dividend yield

Costco Wholesale's dividend yield of 0.66% is below the Consumer Defensive sector, the industry and its peers average. Compared to its Consumer Defensive sector average of 2.1%, Costco Wholesale's dividend yield is 69% lower. The current dividend yield is below the historical average of 0.8% of the last 5 years.

Dividend history

What is COST dividend payout history and dates

Costco Wholesale has a long dividend history, including the last 19 consecutive years with dividend payouts. COST has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS marks an increase of 14% since one year ago. And with the stock price down by 2.8% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks an increase of 17%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Oct 27, 2022 Nov 10, 2022 Oct 12, 2022 $0.9 normal
Jul 28, 2022 Aug 12, 2022 Jul 13, 2022 $0.9 normal
Apr 28, 2022 May 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022 $0.9 normal
Feb 3, 2022 Feb 18, 2022 Jan 20, 2022 $0.79 normal
Oct 28, 2021 Nov 12, 2021 Oct 13, 2021 $0.79 normal
Jul 29, 2021 Aug 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021 $0.79 normal
Apr 29, 2021 May 14, 2021 Apr 14, 2021 $0.79 normal
Feb 4, 2021 Feb 19, 2021 Jan 21, 2021 $0.7 normal
Dec 1, 2020 Dec 11, 2020 Nov 16, 2020 $10 special
Oct 29, 2020 Nov 13, 2020 Oct 14, 2020 $0.7 normal
Jul 30, 2020 Aug 14, 2020 Jul 15, 2020 $0.7 normal
Apr 30, 2020 May 15, 2020 Apr 15, 2020 $0.7 normal
Feb 6, 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Jan 23, 2020 $0.65 normal
Oct 31, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Oct 18, 2019 $0.65 normal
Aug 29, 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Aug 13, 2019 $0.65 normal
May 9, 2019 May 24, 2019 Apr 26, 2019 $0.65 normal
Feb 7, 2019 Feb 22, 2019 Jan 24, 2019 $0.57 normal
Nov 8, 2018 Nov 23, 2018 Oct 24, 2018 $0.57 normal
Aug 30, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 Aug 17, 2018 $0.57 normal
May 10, 2018 May 25, 2018 Apr 24, 2018 $0.57 normal
Feb 15, 2018 Mar 2, 2018 Jan 30, 2018 $0.5 normal
Nov 16, 2017 Dec 1, 2017 Oct 30, 2017 $0.5 normal
Aug 16, 2017 Sep 1, 2017 Jul 31, 2017 $0.5 normal
May 10, 2017 May 26, 2017 Apr 25, 2017 $0.5 normal
May 8, 2017 May 26, 2017 Apr 25, 2017 $7 special
Feb 8, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 Jan 27, 2017 $0.45 normal
Nov 2, 2016 Nov 18, 2016 Oct 12, 2016 $0.45 normal
Aug 10, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Jul 25, 2016 $0.45 normal
Apr 27, 2016 May 13, 2016 Apr 14, 2016 $0.45 normal
Feb 10, 2016 Feb 26, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 $0.4 normal
Nov 10, 2015 Nov 27, 2015 Oct 29, 2015 $0.4 normal
Aug 12, 2015 Aug 28, 2015 Jul 27, 2015 $0.4 normal

Costco Wholesale dividend payout ratio

What is Costco Wholesale dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Costco Wholesale's payout ratio of 26.5% is below the Consumer Defensive sector, the industry and its peers average. If we compare it with its Consumer Defensive sector average of 52.4%, Costco Wholesale's payout ratio is 49% lower.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

COST dividend vs peer dividends

How does COST dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
BIG Big Lots Inc 6.46% $1.2 N/A
TGT Target Corp 2.5% $4.14 56.1%
WMT Walmart Inc 1.45% $2.23 44.3%
PSMT Pricesmart Inc 1.19% $0.86 25.4%
DG Dollar General Corp 0.82% $2.07 20.5%
COST Costco Wholesale Corp 0.66% $3.49 26.5%

Frequently asked questions

Does Costco Wholesale pay a dividend?

Yes, Costco Wholesale has been paying dividends for the last 19 years.

When is Costco Wholesale's next dividend?

Currently COST's next dividend date is unknown, however based on the recent dividend frequency we project that it will likely be in January 2023.

When was COST's last dividend?

Costco Wholesale's last dividend ex-date was on Oct 27, 2022. The dividend amount was $0.9 per share.

How much dividend does Costco Wholesale pay (per share)?

COST's annualized dividend per share is $3.49.

What is Costco Wholesale's dividend yield?

Costco Wholesale's current dividend yield is 0.66%.

How often does Costco Wholesale pay dividends?

Costco Wholesale pays four dividends per year.

What is Costco Wholesale's dividend payout ratio?

Costco Wholesale's dividend payout ratio is 26.5%.

Does Costco Wholesale pay a good dividend?

Costco Wholesale's dividend yield is below the Consumer Defensive sector average.