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NASDAQ: COST
Costco Wholesale Corp Stock

$842.90-3.69 (-0.44%)
Updated Jul 12, 2024
COST Price
$842.90
Fair Value Price
$475.75
Market Cap
$373.69B
52 Week Low
$530.56
52 Week High
$896.67
P/E
52.13x
P/B
17.16x
P/S
1.38x
PEG
9.24x
Dividend Yield
2.28%
Revenue
$253.70B
Earnings
$7.17B
Gross Margin
12.5%
Operating Margin
3.85%
Profit Margin
2.8%
Debt to Equity
2.12
Operating Cash Flow
$12B
Beta
0.72
Next Earnings
N/A
Ex-Dividend
Jul 26, 2024
Next Dividend
Aug 9, 2024

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 (35)
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COST ($842.90) is overvalued by 77.17% relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $475.75 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling
Below Fair Value Valuation
COST ($842.90) is not significantly undervalued (77.17%) relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $475.75 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling, when including a healthy margin of safety
Significantly Below Fair Value Valuation
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Below Benjamin Graham Formula Value Valuation
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Valuation

COST fair value

Fair Value of COST stock based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
Price
$842.90
Fair Value
$475.75
Overvalued by
77.17%
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COST price to earnings (PE)

For valuing profitable companies with steady earnings
Company
52.13x
Industry
35x
Market
32.2x
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P/E vs Market Valuation

COST price to book (PB)

For valuing companies that are loss-making or have lots of physical asset
Company
17.16x
Industry
7.94x
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COST price to earnings growth (PEG)

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COST's financial health

Profit margin

Revenue
$58.5B
Net Income
$1.7B
Profit Margin
2.9%
COST's Earnings (EBIT) of $9.77B... subscribe to Premium to read more.
Interest Coverage Financials
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Profit Margin Growth Financials

Assets to liabilities

Assets
$67.9B
Liabilities
$46.1B
Debt to equity
2.12
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Short-term Liabilities Financials
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Long-term Liabilities Financials
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Shrinking Debt Financials
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Healthy Debt to Equity Financials

Cash flow

Operating
$3.0B
Investing
-$954.0M
Financing
-$698.0M
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Debt Coverage Financials

COST vs Discount Store Stocks

TickerMarket Cap1d %P/EP/B
COST$373.69B-0.44%52.13x17.16x
WMT$556.93B-0.80%29.55x6.85x
TGT$70.71B+0.96%17.10x5.11x
DG$29.12B+0.63%19.25x4.16x
DLTR$23.08B+0.59%-23.75x3.16x

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 $896.67, and its 52-week low was $530.56. It is currently -6% from its 52-week high and 58.87% from its 52-week low.

How much is Costco stock worth today?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco currently has 443,335,024 outstanding shares. With Costco stock trading at $842.90 per share, the total value of Costco stock (market capitalization) is $373.69B.

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 26 years would have been 3,677.28%, for an annualized return of 14.99% (not including any dividends or dividend reinvestments).

How much is Costco's stock price per share?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco stock price per share is $842.90 today (as of Jul 12, 2024).

What is Costco's Market Cap?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's market cap is $373.69B, as of Jul 15, 2024.

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 $842.90 by COST's total outstanding shares of 443,335,024.
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