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COST Costco Wholesale
PE ratio, current and historical analysis

## COST PE ratio history

### Costco Wholesale PE ratio by year

## COST average PE ratio chart

## COST PE vs peers

## Frequently asked questions

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What is Costco Wholesale's PE ratio?

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What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Costco Wholesale (COST)?

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What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Costco Wholesale (COST)?

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What is the highest PE ratio for COST?

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How does the current PE ratio for COST compare to its historical average?

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How is COST's PE ratio calculated (Costco Wholesale PE ratio formula)?

As of Jun 20, 2024, the COST stock has a PE ratio of 53.34. The calculation is based on the latest EPS of $16.17 and the stock price of $862.44 per share. An increase of 22% has been observed in the PE ratio compared to its average of 43.6 of the last four quarters.

How has COST's PE ratio performed in the past

The mean historical PE ratio of Costco Wholesale over the last ten years is 34.03. The current 53.34 P/E ratio is 57% higher than the historical average. Looking back at the last ten years, COST's PE ratio peaked in the May 2024 quarter at 48.68, with a price of $787.19 and an EPS of $16.17. The Aug 2014 quarter marked the lowest point at 25.82, with a price of $121.08 and an EPS of $4.69.

Average

34.03

Median

33.96

Minimum

25.82

Maximum

48.68

Maximum annual increase: 25.91% in 2018

Maximum annual decrease: -15.3% in 2017

Year | PE ratio | Change |
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2023 | 38.38 | -4.95% |

2022 | 40.38 | 1.33% |

2021 | 39.85 | 3.53% |

2020 | 38.49 | 8.64% |

2019 | 35.43 | 8.65% |

2018 | 32.61 | 25.91% |

2017 | 25.9 | -15.3% |

2016 | 30.58 | 18.21% |

2015 | 25.87 | 0.19% |

2014 | 25.82 | 8.03% |

What is the average PE ratio of COST for the past years

The current PE ratio of COST is higher than its 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

3-year avg

41.18

5-year avg

39.4

10-year avg

34.03

15-year avg

30.47

What is COST's PE ratio compared to its peers

COST's PE ratio stands higher than its peer stocks WMT and TGT. Costco Wholesale's current PE ratio of 53.34 is higher than the average of its peers, which is 20.97.

Stock name | PE ratio | Market cap |
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TGT Target Corp | 16.35 | $67.61B |

DG Dollar General Corp | 18.72 | $28.32B |

PSMT Pricesmart Inc | 20.15 | $2.46B |

FIVE Five Below Inc | 21.68 | $6.35B |

WMT Walmart Inc | 29.02 | $546.24B |

COST Costco Wholesale Corp | 52.46 | $376.09B |

DLTR Dollar Tree Inc | N/A | $22.97B |

BIG Big Lots Inc | N/A | $56.4M |

As of Jun 20, 2024, COST stock has a price to earnings ratio of 53.34.

As an average over the last 3 years, COST stock has a PE ratio of 41.18.

As an average over the last 5 years, COST stock has a PE ratio of 39.4.

Within the last ten years, the current PE ratio is at its peak with a value of 53.34.

COST's current price to earnings ratio is 57% above its 10-year historical average.

The P/E ratio is obtained by dividing the latest price of a stock by its trailing twelve months EPS. As of today (Jun 20, 2024), Costco Wholesale's share price is $862.44. The company's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending May 2024 is $16.17. Therefore, Costco Wholesale's PE ratio for today is 53.34. `PE RATIO(53.34) = STOCK PRICE($862.44) / TTM EPS($16.17)`

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.