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NASDAQ: COST
Costco Wholesale Corp Stock

$363.21+1.99 (0.55%)
Updated Apr 9, 2021
COST Price
$363.21
Fair Value Price
$382.64
Market Cap
$160.89B
52 Week Low
$293.84
52 Week High
$393.15
P/E
36.99x
P/B
10.28x
P/S
0.88x
PEG
5.26x
Dividend Yield
3.52%
Revenue
$178.63B
Earnings
$4.34B
Gross Margin
13.1%
Operating Margin
3.29%
Profit Margin
2.4%
Debt to Equity
2.48
Operating Cash Flow
$9B
Beta
0.65
Next Earnings
May 26, 2021
Ex-Dividend
N/A
Next Dividend
N/A

COST Overview

Zen Score

High
Medium
Low
47
Industry average

Reasons for this score

COST ($363.21) is undervalued by 5.08% relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $382.64 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling, but does not have a significant margin of safety
Valuation
COST ($363.21) is trading below its intrinsic value of $409.63, according to Benjamin Graham's Formula from Chapter 11 of "The Intelligent Investor"
Valuation
COST is poor value based on its earnings relative to its share price (36.99x), compared to the US market average (18.56x)
Valuation

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Valuation

COST fair value

Fair Value of COST stock based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
Price
$363.21
Fair Value
$382.64
Undervalued by
5.08%
COST ($363.21) is undervalued by 5.08% relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $382.64 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling, but does not have a significant margin of safety
Valuation
COST ($363.21) is trading below its intrinsic value of $409.63, according to Benjamin Graham's Formula from Chapter 11 of "The Intelligent Investor"
Valuation

COST price to earnings (PE)

For valuing profitable companies with steady earnings
Company
36.99x
Industry
17.2x
Market
18.56x
COST is poor value based on its earnings relative to its share price (36.99x), compared to the US market average (18.56x)
Valuation
COST is poor value based on its earnings relative to its share price (36.99x), compared to the US Consumer Defensive industry average (17.2x)
Valuation

COST price to book (PB)

For valuing companies that are loss-making or have lots of physical asset
Company
10.28x
Industry
4.83x
Market
-0.01x
COST is good value based on its book value relative to its share price (10.28x), compared to the US market average (-0.01x)
Valuation
COST is poor value based on its book value relative to its share price (10.28x), compared to the US Consumer Defensive industry average (4.83x)
Valuation

COST price to earnings growth (PEG)

For valuing profitable companies with growth potential
COST is poor value relative to its rate of earnings growth, measured by PEG ratio (5.26x)
Valuation

COST's financial health

Profit margin

Revenue
$44.8B
Net Income
$951.0M
Profit Margin
2.1%
COST's Earnings (EBIT) of $5.87B can safely cover interest payments on company debt ($10.27B)
Financials
COST's profit margin (2.4%) has not changed in the last year
Financials

Assets to liabilities

Assets
$54.9B
Liabilities
$38.8B
Debt to equity
0.66
COST's short-term liabilities ($26.56B) exceed its short-term assets ($26.31B)
Financials
COST's short-term assets ($26.31B) exceed its long-term liabilities ($12.23B)
Financials
COST's debt has increased relative to shareholder equity (2.48), over the past 5 years ago (1.92)
Financials
COST's debt to equity ratio (2.48) is considered high
Financials

Cash flow

Operating
$38.0M
Investing
-$355.0M
Financing
-$4.7B
COST's operating cash flow ($8.83B) is sufficient to service the company's debt ($10.27B)
Financials

Costco Stock FAQ

What is Costco's quote symbol?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol COST. Costco stock quotes can also be displayed as NASDAQ: COST.

What is the 52 week high and low for Costco (NASDAQ: COST)?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's 52-week high was $393.15, and its 52-week low was $293.84. It is currently -7.62% from its 52-week high and 23.61% from its 52-week low.

How much is Costco stock worth today?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco currently has 442,955,229 outstanding shares. With Costco stock trading at $363.21 per share, the total value of Costco stock (market capitalization) is $160.89B.

Costco stock was originally listed at a price of $22.32 in Dec 31, 1997. If you had invested in Costco stock at $22.32, your return over the last 23 years would have been 1,527.65%, for an annualized return of 12.9%.

How much is Costco's stock price per share?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco stock price per share is $363.21 today (as of Apr 9, 2021).

What is Costco's Market Cap?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's market cap is $160.89B, as of Apr 12, 2021.

Market cap (market capitalization) is the total market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares.

Costco's market cap is calculated by multiplying COST's current stock price of $363.21 by COST's total outstanding shares of 442,955,229.
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