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NASDAQ: COST
Costco Wholesale Corp Stock

COST Price
$361.88
Fair Value Price
$392.46
Market Cap
$159.67B
52 Week Low
$271.28
52 Week High
$393.15
P/E
37.04x
P/B
10.75x
P/S
0.98x
PEG
5.14x
Dividend Yield
0.76%
Revenue
$172.93B
Earnings
$4.32B
Gross Margin
13.2%
Operating Margin
3.37%
Profit Margin
2.5%
Debt to Equity
3.02
Operating Cash Flow
$9B
Beta
0.64
Next Earnings
Mar 4, 2021
Ex-Dividend
Feb 4, 2021
Next Dividend
Feb 19, 2021

COST Overview

Zen Score

High
Medium
Low
55
Industry average

Reasons for this score

COST ($361.88) is undervalued by 7.79% relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $392.46 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling, but does not have a significant margin of safety
Valuation
COST ($361.88) is trading below its intrinsic value of $412.63, according to Benjamin Graham's Formula from Chapter 14 of "The Intelligent Investor"
Valuation
COST is poor value based on its earnings relative to its share price (37.04x), compared to the US market average (31.52x)
Valuation

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Valuation

COST fair value

Fair Value of COST stock based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
COST ($361.88) is undervalued by 7.79% relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $392.46 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling, but does not have a significant margin of safety
Valuation
COST ($361.88) is trading below its intrinsic value of $412.63, according to Benjamin Graham's Formula from Chapter 14 of "The Intelligent Investor"
Valuation

COST price to earnings (PE)

For valuing profitable companies with steady earnings
Company
37.04x
Industry
17.67x
Market
31.52x
COST is poor value based on its earnings relative to its share price (37.04x), compared to the US market average (31.52x)
Valuation
COST is poor value based on its earnings relative to its share price (37.04x), compared to the US Consumer Defensive industry average (17.67x)
Valuation

COST price to book (PB)

For valuing companies that are loss-making or have lots of physical asset
Company
10.75x
Industry
-33.46x
Market
56.65x
COST is good value based on its book value relative to its share price (10.75x), compared to the US market average (56.65x)
Valuation
COST is good value based on its book value relative to its share price (10.75x), compared to the US Consumer Defensive industry average (-33.46x)
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 (5.14x)
Valuation

COST's financial health

Profit margin

Revenue
$43.2B
Net Income
$1.2B
Profit Margin
2.7%
COST's Earnings (EBIT) of $5.83B can safely cover interest payments on company debt ($10.20B)
Financials
COST's profit margin has increased (+0.1%) in the last year from (2.4%) to (2.5%)
Financials

Assets to liabilities

Assets
$60.2B
Liabilities
$44.9B
Debt to equity
0.69
COST's short-term liabilities ($32.67B) exceed its short-term assets ($32.10B)
Financials
COST's short-term assets ($32.10B) exceed its long-term liabilities ($12.24B)
Financials
COST's debt has increased relative to shareholder equity (3.02), over the past 5 years ago (2.25)
Financials
COST's debt to equity ratio (3.02) is considered high
Financials

Cash flow

Operating
$2.6B
Investing
-$682.0M
Financing
-$700.0M
COST's operating cash flow ($9.41B) is sufficient to service the company's debt ($10.20B)
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.

How much is Costco's stock price per share?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco stock price per share is $361.88 today (as of Jan 25, 2021).

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 $271.28. It is currently -7.95% from its 52-week high and 33.4% from its 52-week low.

What is Costco's Market Cap?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's market cap is $159.67B, as of Jan 27, 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 $361.88 by COST's total outstanding shares of 441,228,027.

How much is Costco stock worth today?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco currently has 441,228,027 outstanding shares. With Costco stock trading at $361.88 per share, the total value of Costco stock (market capitalization) is $159.67B.

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 1,521.69%, for an annualized return of 12.88%.
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