Costco Wholesale Corp

Discount Stores
Consumer Defensive

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$216.31 billion
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$234.39 billion
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$27.57 billion
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Company Profile

Costco Wholesale Corp had its IPO on 1993-09-22 under the ticker symbol COST.

The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector and Discount Stores industry. Costco Wholesale Corp has a staff strength of 304,000 employees.

Stock update

Shares of Costco Wholesale Corp opened at $486.94 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-03-24.

The stocks traded within a range of $486.72 - $495.97, and closed at $495.27.

This is a +1.54% increase from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 1,633,929 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of Costco Wholesale Corp have increased by +1.64%.

Costco Wholesale Corp's Key Ratios

Costco Wholesale Corp has a market cap of $216.31 billion, indicating a price to book ratio of 10.3864 and a price to sales ratio of 0.8912.

In the last 12-months Costco Wholesale Corp’s revenue was $234.39 billion with a gross profit of $27.57 billion and an EBITDA of $9.89 billion. The EBITDA ratio measures Costco Wholesale Corp's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, Costco Wholesale Corp’s operating margin was 3.39% while its return on assets stood at 7.64% with a return of equity of 2866.96%.

In Q0.66666666666667, Costco Wholesale Corp’s quarterly earnings growth was a positive 13% while revenue growth was a positive 6.5%.

Costco Wholesale Corp’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $13.55 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 33.557 and a PEG multiple of 3.4326. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into Costco Wholesale Corp’s profitability.

Costco Wholesale Corp stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 0.9193 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 26.3277. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 0.8912.

Costco Wholesale Corp stock pays annual dividends of $3.6 per share, indicating a yield of 0.74% and a payout ratio of 18.51%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$66.85 billion
Total Liabilities
$32.52 billion
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$890 million
Dividend Payout Ratio

Costco Wholesale Corp ended 2023 with $66.85 billion in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $66.85 billion while shareholder equity stood at $22.79 billion.

Costco Wholesale Corp ended 2023 with $0 in deferred long-term liabilities, $32.52 billion in other current liabilities, 2000000.00 in common stock, $17.34 billion in retained earnings and $0 in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $12.97 billion and cash and short-term investments were $13.71 billion. The company’s total short-term debt was $76,000,000 while long-term debt stood at $6.51 billion.

Costco Wholesale Corp’s total current assets stands at $34.33 billion while long-term investments were $0 and short-term investments were $735.00 million. Its net receivables were $2.71 billion compared to accounts payable of $16.41 billion and inventory worth $16.08 billion.

In 2023, Costco Wholesale Corp's operating cash flow was $-808000000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $890 million.

Comparatively, Costco Wholesale Corp paid $0.19 in dividends in 2023.

Other key metrics

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Analyst Target Price

Costco Wholesale Corp stock is currently trading at $495.27 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $608.0641 and a 52-week low of $608.0641. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $547.06.

Its 50-day moving average was $492.99 and 200-day moving average was $496.07 The short ratio stood at 1.82 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 21.3% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 7065.5% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Costco Wholesale Corp

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of Costco Wholesale Corp is COST

The IPO of Costco Wholesale Corp took place on 1993-09-22

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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, gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. The company has warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Japan, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Spain, Iceland, France, and 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.


999 Lake Drive, Issaquah, WA, United States, 98027