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NASDAQ: COST
Costco Wholesale Corp Stock

$503.29+4.99 (+1%)
Updated Jan 27, 2023
COST Price
$503.29
Fair Value Price
$522.72
Market Cap
$223.32B
52 Week Low
$406.51
52 Week High
$612.27
P/E
37.96x
P/B
10.4x
P/S
1.01x
PEG
4.01x
Dividend Yield
0.69%
Revenue
$231.03B
Earnings
$5.88B
Gross Margin
12%
Operating Margin
3.47%
Profit Margin
2.5%
Debt to Equity
2.08
Operating Cash Flow
$7B
Beta
0.73
Next Earnings
N/A
Ex-Dividend
Feb 2, 2023
Next Dividend
Feb 17, 2023

COST Overview

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company offers sundries, dry groceries, candies, coolers, freezers, liquor, and tobacco and deli products; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio products, sporting goods, tires, toys and seasonal products, office supplies, automotive care products, postages, tickets, apparel, small appliances, furniture, domestics, housewares, special order kiosks, and jewelry; and meat, produce, service deli, and bakery products. It also operates pharmacies, opticals, food courts, hearing-aid centers, and tire installation centers, as well as 636 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of August 29, 2021, the company operated 815 membership warehouses, including 564 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 105 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 30 in Japan, 29 in the United Kingdom, 16 in South Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China. It also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

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Industry Average (43)
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COST ($503.29) is undervalued by 3.72% relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $522.72 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling, but does not have a significant margin of safety
Below Fair Value Valuation
COST ($503.29) is not significantly undervalued (3.72%) relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $522.72 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling, when including a healthy margin of safety
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Valuation

COST fair value

Fair Value of COST stock based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
Price
$503.29
Fair Value
$522.72
Undervalued by
3.72%
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COST price to earnings (PE)

For valuing profitable companies with steady earnings
Company
37.96x
Industry
37.37x
Market
23.59x
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COST price to book (PB)

For valuing companies that are loss-making or have lots of physical asset
Company
10.4x
Industry
6.4x
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COST price to earnings growth (PEG)

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COST's financial health

Profit margin

Revenue
$54.4B
Net Income
$1.4B
Profit Margin
2.5%
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Interest Coverage Financials
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Profit Margin Growth Financials

Assets to liabilities

Assets
$66.0B
Liabilities
$44.6B
Debt to equity
2.08
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Short-term Liabilities Financials
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Long-term Liabilities Financials
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Healthy Debt to Equity Financials

Cash flow

Operating
$2.6B
Investing
-$1.1B
Financing
-$863.0M
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Debt Coverage Financials

COST vs Discount Store Stocks

TickerMarket Cap1d %P/EP/B
COST$223.32B+1.00%37.96x10.40x
TGT$77.57B+0.89%22.83x7.04x
WMT$386.45B+0.77%43.96x5.35x
DG$52.79B-0.43%22.83x8.66x
DLTR$33.26B-0.05%20.88x4.02x

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.

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

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's 52-week high was $612.27, and its 52-week low was $406.51. It is currently -17.8% from its 52-week high and 23.81% from its 52-week low.

How much is Costco stock worth today?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco currently has 443,729,036 outstanding shares. With Costco stock trading at $503.29 per share, the total value of Costco stock (market capitalization) is $223.32B.

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 25 years would have been 2,155.39%, for an annualized return of 13.27% (not including any dividends or dividend reinvestments).

How much is Costco's stock price per share?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco stock price per share is $503.29 today (as of Jan 27, 2023).

What is Costco's Market Cap?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's market cap is $223.32B, as of Jan 28, 2023.

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 $503.29 by COST's total outstanding shares of 443,729,036.
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