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COST Costco Wholesale PE ratio, current and historical analysis

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.

COST PE ratio history

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.


Costco Wholesale PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 25.91% in 2018

Maximum annual decrease: -15.3% in 2017

Year PE ratio Change
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%

COST average PE ratio chart

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.

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COST PE vs peers

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
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

Frequently asked questions

What is Costco Wholesale's PE ratio?

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

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

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

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

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

What is the highest PE ratio for COST?

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

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

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

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

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.