NASDAQ: COST
Costco Wholesale Corp Stock

COST Price
$377.82
Fair Value Price
$405.45
Market Cap
$166.82B
52 Week Low
$279.85
52 Week High
$381.54
P/E
41.75x
P/B
9.12x
P/S
0.92x
PEG
4.68x
Dividend Yield
0.71%
Revenue
$166.76B
Earnings
$4.00B
Gross Profit Margin
13.10%
Operating Margin
3.28%
Net Profit Margin
2.40%
Debt to Equity
2.02
Operating Cash Flow
$9B
Beta
0.65
Next Earnings
Dec 10, 2020
Ex-Dividend
Oct 29, 2020
Next Dividend
Nov 13, 2020

COST Overview

Zen Score

High
Medium
Low
51
Industry average

Reasons for this score

COST ($377.82) is undervalued by 6.81% relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $405.45 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling, but does not have a significant margin of safety
Valuation
COST ($377.82) is trading below its intrinsic value of $428.55, 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 (41.75x), compared to the US market average (38.92x)
Valuation

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Valuation

COST fair value

Fair Value of COST stock based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
COST ($377.82) is undervalued by 6.81% relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $405.45 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling, but does not have a significant margin of safety
Valuation
COST ($377.82) is trading below its intrinsic value of $428.55, 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
41.75x
Industry
-2.37x
Market
38.92x
COST is poor value based on its earnings relative to its share price (41.75x), compared to the US market average (38.92x)
Valuation
COST is good value based on its earnings relative to its share price (41.75x), compared to the US Consumer Defensive industry average (-2.37x)
Valuation

COST price to book (PB)

For valuing companies that are loss-making or have lots of physical asset
Company
9.12x
Industry
15.59x
Market
65.04x
COST is good value based on its book value relative to its share price (9.12x), compared to the US market average (65.04x)
Valuation
COST is good value based on its book value relative to its share price (9.12x), compared to the US Consumer Defensive industry average (15.59x)
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 (4.68x)
Valuation

COST's financial health

Profit margin

Revenue
$37.3B
Net Income
$838.0M
Profit Margin
2.20%
COST's Earnings (EBIT) of $5.47B can safely cover interest payments on company debt ($10.17B)
Financials
COST's profit margin (2.40%) has not changed in the last year
Financials

Assets to liabilities

Assets
$51.7B
Liabilities
$34.5B
Debt to equity
0.69
COST's short-term assets ($28.12B) exceed its short-term liabilities ($24.84B)
Financials
COST's short-term assets ($28.12B) exceed its long-term liabilities ($12.01B)
Financials
COST's debt relative to shareholder equity (2.02) has decreased or remained constant compared to 5 years ago (2.09)
Financials
COST's debt to equity ratio (2.02) is considered high
Financials

Cash flow

Operating
$1.9B
Investing
-$1.9B
Financing
$3.0B
COST's operating cash flow ($8.86B) is sufficient to service the company's debt ($10.17B)
Financials

Costco Wholesale Corp Stock FAQ

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco Wholesale Corp trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol COST. Costco Wholesale Corp stock quotes can also be displayed as NASDAQ: COST.
(NASDAQ: COST) Costco Wholesale Corp stock price per share is $377.82 today (as of Oct 21, 2020).
(NASDAQ: COST) Costco Wholesale Corp's 52-week high was $381.54, and its 52-week low was $279.85. It is currently -0.97% from its 52-week high and 35.01% from its 52-week low.
(NASDAQ: COST) Costco Wholesale Corp's market cap is $166.82B, as of Oct 22, 2020.

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

Costco Wholesale Corp's market cap is calculated by multiplying COST's current stock price of $377.82 by COST's total outstanding shares of 441,523,711.
(NASDAQ: COST) Costco Wholesale Corp currently has 441,523,711 outstanding shares. With Costco Wholesale Corp stock trading at $377.82 per share, the total value of Costco Wholesale Corp stock (market capitalization) is $166.82B.

Costco Wholesale Corp stock was originally listed at a price of $22.32 in Dec 31, 1997. If you had invested in Costco Wholesale Corp stock at $22.32, your return over the last 22 years would have been 1,593.12%, for an annualized return of 13.72%.
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