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Costco Wholesale Corp

COST

610.78USD+3.35 (+0.55%)Market Closed
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Market Summary

USD610.78+3.35
Market Closed
0.55%

COST Alerts

  • 3 major insider sales recently.

COST Stock Price

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COST Valuation

Market Cap

270.4B

Price/Earnings (Trailing)

42.98

Price/Sales (Trailing)

1.12

EV/EBITDA

23.94

Price/Free Cashflow

40.1

COST Price/Sales (Trailing)

COST Profitability

EBT Margin

3.50%

Return on Equity

25.11%

Return on Assets

9.12%

Free Cashflow Yield

2.49%

COST Fundamentals

COST Revenue

Revenue (TTM)

242.3B

Revenue Y/Y

2%

Revenue Q/Q

-2.93%

COST Earnings

Earnings (TTM)

6.3B

Earnings Y/Y

-3.77%

Earnings Q/Q

-11.19%

Price Action

Last 7 days

3.0%

Last 30 days

6.9%

Last 90 days

10.8%

Trailing 12 Months

26.7%

How does COST drawdown profile look like?

COST Financial Health

Current Ratio

1.07

COST Investor Care

Shares Dilution (1Y)

0.03%

Diluted EPS (TTM)

14.16

Historical Charts for Stock Metrics

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Net sales
YearQ1Q2Q3Q4
2023233.1B236.2B239.2B0
2022208.3B214.5B220.7B230.0B
2021180.0B186.6B191.3B202.1B
2020158.2B160.9B163.8B173.4B
2019146.9B149.6B151.2B155.4B
2018136.0B139.5B140.5B144.3B
2017121.8B123.3B126.2B132.5B
2016117.4B117.9B118.3B120.2B
2015114.8B115.9B116.1B116.8B
2014108.1B109.6B111.1B113.7B
2013103.0B104.9B105.0B106.6B
201293.0B95.1B97.1B101.1B
201182.6B84.9B86.9B91.0B
201074.6B76.2B77.1B80.3B
200972.1B71.8B71.6B73.0B
20080072.5B72.3B

Latest Insider Trading transactions for COST

Filter Transactions
Datesorted ascendingNameBuy/Sell$ ValueAvg. Price# SharesTitle
Nov 08, 2023
galanti richard a
sold
-1,132,180
566
-2,000
executive vp and cfo
Nov 07, 2023
riel pierre
sold
-1,713,340
571
-3,000
evp
Nov 03, 2023
miller russell d
sold
-2,509,860
557
-4,500
senior evp
Oct 23, 2023
adamo claudine
sold
-1,407,980
548
-2,565
executive vice president
Oct 22, 2023
callans patrick j
sold (taxes)
-1,399,900
552
-2,531
executive vp
Oct 22, 2023
sullivan john christopher
sold (taxes)
-1,297,760
552
-2,347
executive vp
Oct 22, 2023
denman kenneth d
acquired
-
-
489
-
Oct 22, 2023
james hamilton e
acquired
-
-
489
-
Oct 22, 2023
raikes jeffrey s
acquired
-
-
489
-
Oct 22, 2023
decker susan l
acquired
-
-
489
-

1–10 of 50

Which funds bought or sold COST recently?

View All Details
Datesorted ascendingFund NameType% Chg$ Change$ Held% Portfolio
Dec 06, 2023
Fragasso Group Inc.
reduced
-3.04
5,933
343,201
0.04%
Dec 06, 2023
Raleigh Capital Management Inc.
new
-
1,989
1,989
-%
Dec 06, 2023
VisionPoint Advisory Group, LLC
new
-
285,321
285,321
0.12%
Dec 06, 2023
CITIGROUP INC
added
5.2
22,798,300
242,105,000
0.18%
Dec 05, 2023
Advisory Resource Group
new
-
720,423
720,423
0.19%
Dec 05, 2023
Morton Capital Management LLC/CA
added
0.45
44,931
874,901
0.31%
Dec 05, 2023
Austin Wealth Management, LLC
new
-
449,483
449,483
0.14%
Dec 04, 2023
Trust Co
reduced
-47.9
-191,559
231,069
0.04%
Dec 04, 2023
Phoenix Holdings Ltd.
added
83.84
6,270,180
12,915,200
0.12%
Dec 04, 2023
TUCKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
reduced
-3.00
2,295
146,042
0.04%

1–10 of 45

Latest Funds Activity

Are funds buying COST calls or puts?
Calls
Puts
No. of funds holding Calls - Puts
Net Call Options
No. of funds that own COST
No. of Funds

Schedule 13G FIlings of Costco Wholesale Corp

Date FiledName of FilerPercent of ClassNo. of SharesForm Type
Feb 09, 2023
vanguard group inc
8.92%
39,567,517
SC 13G/A
Feb 01, 2023
blackrock inc.
6.8%
29,966,983
SC 13G/A
Feb 09, 2022
vanguard group inc
8.47%
37,561,255
SC 13G/A
Feb 01, 2022
blackrock inc.
7.0%
31,078,322
SC 13G/A
Feb 10, 2021
vanguard group inc
8.34%
36,946,831
SC 13G/A
Jan 29, 2021
blackrock inc.
6.5%
28,684,232
SC 13G/A
Feb 12, 2020
vanguard group inc
8.62%
38,114,347
SC 13G/A
Feb 05, 2020
blackrock inc.
6.5%
28,708,563
SC 13G/A

Recent SEC filings of Costco Wholesale Corp

View All Filings
Date Filed Form Type Document
Dec 07, 2023
ARS
ARS
Dec 07, 2023
DEF 14A
DEF 14A
Dec 07, 2023
DEFA14A
DEFA14A
Nov 24, 2023
8-K
Current Report
Nov 13, 2023
4
Insider Trading
Nov 09, 2023
144
Notice of Insider Sale Intent
Nov 08, 2023
144
Notice of Insider Sale Intent
Nov 08, 2023
144
Notice of Insider Sale Intent
Nov 08, 2023
4
Insider Trading
Nov 06, 2023
4
Insider Trading

Peers (Alternatives to Costco Wholesale Corp)

View All Peers In Detail
NameMkt Capsorted ascendingRevenuePrice %, 1MReturns, 1YP/EP/SRev 1-YrInc 1-Yr
LARGE-CAP
410.8B
638.8B
-7.96% 3.06%
24.91
0.64
6.44% 84.63%
270.4B
242.3B
6.92% 26.73%
42.98
1.12
6.76% 7.67%
62.4B
106.9B
21.42% -12.07%
17.18
0.58
-1.69% 5.34%
29.0B
38.8B
9.36% -46.41%
13.38
0.75
9.79% -6.33%
27.6B
29.7B
8.97% -12.57%
23.73
0.93
7.20% -28.06%
MID-CAP
8.7B
19.5B
-7.00% -5.98%
17.16
0.45
4.26% 3.40%
4.5B
2.0B
-8.75% 53.34%
28.56
2.25
12.66% 67.38%
2.2B
4.4B
3.95% 5.35%
19.88
0.49
8.50% 4.47%
SMALL-CAP
182.4M
4.8B
43.68% -61.94%
-0.32
0.04
-14.57% -212.40%

Costco Wholesale Corp News

Latest updates
MarketWatch07 Dec 202309:35 pm11 hours ago
Nasdaq06 Dec 202306:31 pm38 hours ago
London South East05 Dec 202302:56 pm2 days ago
SiouxFalls.Business04 Dec 202308:29 pm3 days ago
Yahoo Finance04 Dec 202311:04 am3 days ago
Yahoo Finance01 Dec 202306:07 pm6 days ago
GuruFocus.com30 Nov 202303:11 pm7 days ago
The Globe and Mail30 Nov 202301:40 pm7 days ago
Morningstar29 Nov 202309:30 pm8 days ago
Investing.com29 Nov 202302:56 pm8 days ago
Nasdaq28 Nov 202309:47 am9 days ago
425business.com20 Nov 202308:00 am18 days ago
Morningstar17 Nov 202308:00 am21 days ago
MarketWatch17 Nov 202308:00 am21 days ago

Financials for Costco Wholesale Corp

Income Statement (Last 12 Months)
Income Statement (Quarterly)
(In Millions)
(*) denotes actual numbers (not divided by Millions)
Description(%) Q/Q2023Q32023Q32023Q22023Q12022Q42022Q32022Q32022Q22022Q12021Q42021Q32021Q32021Q22021Q12020Q42020Q32020Q32020Q22020Q12019Q42019Q3
Revenue---53,648,000,00055,266,000,00054,437,000,00053,823,333,33353,209,666,66752,596,000,00051,904,000,00050,363,000,00048,667,666,66746,972,333,33345,277,000,00044,769,000,00043,208,000,00053,383,000,00045,324,500,00037,266,000,00039,072,000,00037,040,000,00047,498,000,000
  S&GA Expenses---4,794,000,0004,940,000,0004,917,000,000--4,450,000,0004,575,000,0004,718,000,000--4,199,000,0004,351,000,0004,320,000,0005,027,000,000-3,830,000,0003,743,000,0003,732,000,0004,684,000,000
EBITDA Margin-0.04-0.040.040.040.04-0.040.040.040.04-0.040.040.040.04-0.040.040.04-
Interest Expenses---36,000,00034,000,00034,000,000--35,000,00036,000,00039,000,000--40,000,00040,000,00039,000,00051,000,000-37,000,00034,000,00038,000,00045,000,000
Income Taxes---469,000,000517,000,000406,000,000--455,000,000481,000,000351,000,000--417,000,000348,000,000239,000,000465,000,000-311,000,000330,000,000202,000,000382,000,000
Earnings Before Taxes---1,771,000,0001,983,000,0001,770,000,000--1,827,000,0001,801,000,0001,696,000,000--1,650,000,0001,319,000,0001,420,000,0001,869,000,000-1,163,000,0001,277,000,0001,058,000,0001,492,000,000
EBT Margin-0.04-0.030.030.030.03-0.040.040.030.03-0.030.030.030.03-0.030.030.03-
Net Income---1,302,000,0001,466,000,0001,364,000,000--1,353,000,0001,299,000,0001,324,000,000--1,220,000,000951,000,0001,166,000,0001,389,000,000-838,000,000931,000,000844,000,0001,097,000,000
Net Income Margin-0.03-0.030.030.030.03-0.030.030.030.03-0.030.020.030.02-0.020.020.02-
Free Cashflow-2,169,000,000-721,000,0002,302,000,0001,553,000,0001,247,000,000-373,000,000-322,000,0002,203,000,0001,846,000,000-2,305,000,000-535,000,0001,754,000,0003,390,000,000-1,200,000,00074,000,0001,387,000,000-
Balance Sheet
(In Millions)
Balance Sheet
(In Millions)
(*) denotes actual numbers (not divided by Millions)
Description(%) Q/Q2023Q32023Q32023Q22023Q12022Q42022Q32022Q32022Q22022Q12021Q42021Q32021Q32021Q22021Q12020Q42020Q32020Q32020Q22020Q12019Q42019Q3
Assets1.7%68,99467,87366,75266,84866,02764,16664,00963,85263,07864,14959,26858,27157,27454,91860,21755,55653,64451,73248,78251,43145,400
  Current Assets-35,879-34,28934,33034,15032,696-33,00832,56533,85029,505-27,91626,30832,09628,120-25,25423,70326,64323,485
    Cash Equivalents-13,700-12,49312,97010,85610,203-11,19311,81912,75111,258-10,2268,63713,59012,277-10,8267,7869,0278,384
  Inventory-16,651-16,32416,08118,57117,907-17,62316,48516,94214,215-13,97513,86514,90112,242-11,01011,85013,81811,395
  Net PPE-26,684-25,93125,72425,14424,646-24,14324,05223,88723,492-23,17722,53122,28821,807-21,52721,48121,23720,890
Liabilities0.9%43,93643,55843,17944,04944,55143,51943,42943,33943,10245,14941,19040,74540,30038,78944,90836,85135,69034,52931,78335,20729,816
  Current Liabilities-33,583-31,70832,51633,06731,998-31,84531,54533,34229,441-27,98226,56432,66724,844-22,77922,69526,26523,237
    LT Debt, Current-1,081--76.0071.0073.00-77.00-799799-92.0095.0096.0095.00-1,4975001,7001,699
    LT Debt, Non Current-5,377-6,4976,5066,4726,484-6,5076,6586,6676,692-7,4957,5227,5297,514-7,5985,0995,1075,124
Shareholder's Equity-25,058-23,56822,79921,47620,642-20,51319,97619,00018,078-16,97416,12915,30918,705-17,20316,99916,22415,584
  Retained Earnings-19,521-18,03517,34116,41215,585-14,29413,47412,60611,666-10,4669,7669,23212,879-11,88311,38410,78710,258
  Additional Paid-In Capital-7,340-7,2117,1236,9826,884-7,2727,1867,0647,031-6,9216,8436,7256,698-6,5936,5066,3916,417
Accumulated Depreciation------------------12,57912,38012,07411,736
Shares Outstanding-443-443444444443-444444443442-443443443441-442442442440
Minority Interest---5.005.005.005.00-545558537514-492477449421-401385363341
Cashflow (Last 12 Months)
Cashflow (Quarterly)
Description(%) Q/Q2023Q32023Q32023Q22023Q12022Q42022Q32022Q32022Q22022Q12021Q42021Q32021Q32021Q22021Q12020Q42020Q32020Q32020Q22020Q12019Q42019Q3
Cashflow From Operations---1,541,000,0003,192,000,0002,610,000,000--1,227,000,000401,000,0003,258,000,000--3,333,000,00038,000,0002,647,000,000--1,898,000,000619,000,0002,102,000,000-
  Share Based Compensation---94,000,000147,000,000402,000,000--90,000,000128,000,000388,000,000--87,000,000122,000,000341,000,000--88,000,000118,000,000301,000,000-
Cashflow From Investing----1,282,000,000-808,000,000-1,057,000,000---1,035,000,000-481,000,000-912,000,000---1,343,000,000-355,000,000-682,000,000---1,850,000,000-470,000,000-630,000,000-
Cashflow From Financing----735,000,000-352,000,000-863,000,000---676,000,000-828,000,000-839,000,000---419,000,000-4,650,000,000-700,000,000--2,999,000,000-1,392,000,000-836,000,000-
  Dividend Payments---399,000,000-400,000,000--351,000,000-350,000,000--310,000,0004,430,000,000310,000,000--287,000,000-573,000,000-
  Buy Backs---162,000,000144,000,000141,000,000--139,000,00083,000,00037,000,000--179,000,000112,000,00080,000,000--31,000,00049,000,00030,000,000-

COST Income Statement

2023-09-03
Consolidated Statements Of Income - USD ($)
shares in Thousands, $ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Sep. 03, 2023
Aug. 28, 2022
Aug. 29, 2021
REVENUE   
Total revenue$ 242,290$ 226,954$ 195,929
OPERATING EXPENSES   
Merchandise costs212,586199,382170,684
Selling, general and administrative21,59019,77918,537
Operating Income8,1147,7936,708
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)   
Interest expense(160)(158)(171)
Interest income and other, net533205143
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES8,4877,8406,680
Provision for income taxes2,1951,9251,601
Net income including noncontrolling interests6,2925,9155,079
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests0(71)(72)
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COSTCO$ 6,292$ 5,844$ 5,007
NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO COSTCO:   
Basic (in dollars per share)$ 14.18$ 13.17$ 11.30
Diluted (in dollars per share)$ 14.16$ 13.14$ 11.27
Shares used in calculation (000's)   
Basic (shares)443,854443,651443,089
Diluted (shares)444,452444,757444,346
Net sales   
REVENUE   
Total revenue$ 237,710$ 222,730$ 192,052
Membership fees   
REVENUE   
Total revenue$ 4,580$ 4,224$ 3,877

COST Balance Sheet

2023-09-03
Consolidated Balance Sheets - USD ($)
$ in Millions
Sep. 03, 2023
Aug. 28, 2022
CURRENT ASSETS  
Cash and cash equivalents$ 13,700$ 10,203
Short-term investments1,534846
Receivables, net2,2852,241
Merchandise inventories16,65117,907
Other current assets1,7091,499
Total current assets35,87932,696
OTHER ASSETS  
Property and equipment, net26,68424,646
Operating lease right-of-use assets2,7132,774
Other long-term assets3,7184,050
Total assets68,99464,166
CURRENT LIABILITIES  
Accounts payable17,48317,848
Accrued salaries and benefits4,2784,381
Accrued member rewards2,1501,911
Deferred membership fees2,3372,174
Current portion of long-term debt[1]1,08173
Other current liabilities6,2545,611
Total current liabilities33,58331,998
OTHER LIABILITIES  
Long-term debt, excluding current portion5,3776,484
Long-term operating lease liabilities2,4262,482
Other long-term liabilities2,5502,555
Total liabilities43,93643,519
EQUITY  
Preferred stock $.005 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding00
Common Stock $.005 par value; 900,000,000 shares authorized; 442,793,000 and 442,664,000 shares issued and outstanding22
Additional paid-in capital7,3406,884
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(1,805)(1,829)
Retained earnings19,52115,585
Total Costco stockholders' equity25,05820,642
Noncontrolling interests05
Total equity25,05820,647
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY$ 68,994$ 64,166
[1]Net of unamortized debt discounts and issuance costs.
COST
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.
 CEO
 WEBSITEwww.costco.com
 EMPLOYEES65535

Costco Wholesale Corp Frequently Asked Questions


What is the ticker symbol for Costco Wholesale Corp? What does COST stand for in stocks?

COST is the stock ticker symbol of Costco Wholesale Corp. Every public company that trades on a stock exchange gets a ticker symbol.

What is the market capital of Costco Wholesale Corp (COST)?

As of Thu Dec 07 2023, market cap of Costco Wholesale Corp is 270.45 Billion. The market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the stock price with the number of shares outstanding.

What is the fair value of COST stock?

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What is Costco Wholesale Corp's Price to Earnings (PE) and Price to sales (PS) ratio?

As of Thu Dec 07 2023, COST's PE ratio (Price to Earnings) is 42.98 and Price to Sales (PS) ratio is 1.12. The price to earnings and price to sales ratio are two most important valuation metrics for any company. PE ratio tell us the number of years of earnings investors are ready to pay for owning the company. Historically, S&P500 price to earnings ratio has fallen below 12 during periods of gloom and gone past 30 during periods of euphoria. COST PE ratio will change depending on the future growth rate expectations of investors.

What is 5 year return on Costco Wholesale Corp's stock?

In the past 10 years, Costco Wholesale Corp has provided 0.197 (multiply by 100 for percentage) rate of return.