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COST - Costco Wholesale Corp Stock Price, Fair Value and News

796.10USD+3.03 (+0.38%)Delayed

Market Summary

COST
USD796.10+3.03
Delayed
0.38%

COST Alerts

  • 1 major insider sales recently.

COST Stock Price

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COST Valuation

Market Cap

353.1B

Price/Earnings (Trailing)

51.97

Price/Sales (Trailing)

1.42

EV/EBITDA

30.63

Price/Free Cashflow

56.94

COST Price/Sales (Trailing)

COST Profitability

EBT Margin

3.65%

Return on Equity

32.73%

Return on Assets

10.24%

Free Cashflow Yield

1.76%

COST Fundamentals

COST Revenue

Revenue (TTM)

248.8B

Rev. Growth (Yr)

5.75%

Rev. Growth (Qtr)

1.11%

COST Earnings

Earnings (TTM)

6.8B

Earnings Growth (Yr)

18.89%

Earnings Growth (Qtr)

9.69%

Breaking Down COST Revenue

Last 7 days

1.1%

Last 30 days

11.3%

Last 90 days

10.0%

Trailing 12 Months

59.8%

How does COST drawdown profile look like?

COST Financial Health

Current Ratio

0.93

Debt/Equity

0.28

Debt/Cashflow

1.82

COST Investor Care

Dividend Yield

0.29%

Dividend/Share (TTM)

2.14

Shares Dilution (1Y)

0.01%

Diluted EPS (TTM)

15.29

Historical Charts for Stock Metrics

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Net sales
YearQ1Q2Q3Q4
2024248.8B000
2023234.4B235.4B242.3B245.7B
2022210.2B217.5B227.0B231.0B
2021178.6B186.6B195.9B203.1B
2020158.3B160.9B166.8B172.9B
2019147.2B149.6B152.7B154.7B
2018136.0B139.5B141.6B144.8B
2017121.2B123.3B129.0B132.7B
2016117.3B117.9B118.7B119.6B
2015115.6B115.9B116.2B116.6B
2014107.9B109.6B112.6B114.5B
2013103.1B104.9B105.2B106.5B
201293.4B95.1B99.1B101.2B
201182.0B84.9B88.9B91.3B
201074.2B76.2B77.9B79.9B
200972.0B71.7B71.4B72.3B
20080072.5B72.2B

Tracking the Latest Insider Buys and Sells of Costco Wholesale Corp

Filter Transactions
Datesorted ascendingNameBuy/Sell$ ValueAvg. Price# SharesTitle
Apr 17, 2024
miller russell d
sold
-567,443
722
-785
senior evp
Apr 05, 2024
jelinek w craig
sold (taxes)
-19,073,700
713
-26,724
-
Mar 11, 2024
callans patrick j
sold
-1,787,150
714
-2,500
executive vp
Mar 11, 2024
millerchip gary
acquired
-
-
9,803
executive vice president
Mar 11, 2024
adamo claudine
sold
-1,072,240
714
-1,500
executive vice president
Feb 09, 2024
decker susan l
sold
-1,043,260
723
-1,442
-
Jan 23, 2024
jelinek w craig
sold
-5,487,460
685
-8,000
-
Jan 18, 2024
rubanenko yoram
sold
-1,700,810
680
-2,500
executive vp
Jan 16, 2024
frates caton
sold
-505,789
683
-740
executive vice president
Jan 12, 2024
hines daniel m.
acquired
-
-
69.12
-

1–10 of 50

Which funds bought or sold COST recently?

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Datesorted ascendingFund NameType% Chg$ Change$ Held% Portfolio
May 16, 2024
LEVIN CAPITAL STRATEGIES, L.P.
unchanged
-
124,351
1,255,730
0.12%
May 16, 2024
Oxford Wealth Group, LLC
new
-
774,390
774,390
0.70%
May 16, 2024
COMERICA BANK
reduced
-0.43
10,087,800
106,020,000
0.46%
May 16, 2024
AVENIR CORP
unchanged
-
36,275
366,315
0.03%
May 16, 2024
Arete Wealth Advisors, LLC
sold off
-100
-3,321,860
-
-%
May 16, 2024
Fairbanks Capital Management, Inc.
reduced
-1.83
187,201
2,277,010
1.57%
May 16, 2024
SWEENEY & MICHEL, LLC
new
-
2,211,180
2,211,180
0.98%
May 16, 2024
JANE STREET GROUP, LLC
added
5.99
23,389,100
156,001,000
0.03%
May 16, 2024
KLCM Advisors, Inc.
added
24.92
330,930
1,186,070
0.15%
May 16, 2024
Clear Point Advisors Inc.
added
6.1
9,646
63,551
0.05%

1–10 of 47

Are Funds Buying or Selling COST?

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

Unveiling Costco Wholesale Corp's Major ShareHolders

Date FiledName of FilerPercent of ClassNo. of SharesForm Type
Feb 13, 2024
vanguard group inc
9.09%
40,353,024
SC 13G/A
Jan 26, 2024
blackrock inc.
6.9%
30,751,817
SC 13G/A
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
Apr 18, 2024
4
Insider Trading
Apr 17, 2024
144
Notice of Insider Sale Intent
Apr 10, 2024
8-K
Current Report
Apr 09, 2024
4
Insider Trading
Mar 13, 2024
10-Q
Quarterly Report
Mar 13, 2024
4
Insider Trading
Mar 13, 2024
4
Insider Trading
Mar 13, 2024
4
Insider Trading
Mar 11, 2024
144
Notice of Insider Sale Intent
Mar 11, 2024
144
Notice of Insider Sale Intent

Peers (Alternatives to Costco Wholesale Corp)

NameMkt Capsorted ascendingRevenuePrice %, 1MReturns, 1YP/EP/SRev 1-YrInc 1-Yr
LARGE-CAP
521.0B
648.1B
8.40% 28.06%
33.18
0.8
6.03% 34.18%
353.1B
248.8B
11.31% 59.83%
51.97
1.42
6.16% 12.28%
74.0B
107.4B
-2.61% 3.89%
17.87
0.69
-1.57% 48.85%
31.2B
38.7B
-1.61% -34.51%
18.8
0.81
2.24% -31.24%
25.6B
30.6B
-5.18% -26.97%
-25.62
0.84
8.02% -161.81%
MID-CAP
10.6B
20.0B
5.98% 12.48%
20.25
0.53
3.38% 2.06%
4.5B
2.1B
3.13% 10.70%
24.82
2.14
15.09% 76.51%
2.7B
4.7B
9.81% 20.28%
21.86
0.57
9.98% 14.47%
SMALL-CAP
109.2M
4.7B
7.87% -54.04%
-0.23
0.02
-13.65% -128.69%

Costco Wholesale Corp News

Latest updates
Defense World9 hours ago
U.S News & World Report Money41 hours ago

Costco Wholesale Corp Earnings Report: Key Takeaways & Analysis

Income Statement (Last 12 Months)
(In Millions)
Income Statement (Quarterly)
(In Millions)
(*) denotes actual numbers (not divided by Millions)
Description(%) Q/Q2024Q12023Q42023Q32023Q22023Q12022Q42022Q32022Q22022Q12021Q42021Q32021Q22021Q12020Q42020Q32020Q22020Q12019Q42019Q32019Q22019Q1
Revenue1.1%58,44257,79978,93953,64855,26654,43772,09152,59651,90450,36362,67545,27744,76943,20853,38337,26639,07237,04047,49834,74035,396
  S&GA Expenses-2.2%5,2405,3586,9394,7944,9404,9176,0364,4504,5754,7185,6674,1994,3514,3205,0273,8303,7433,7324,6843,3713,464
EBITDA Margin1.4%0.05*0.05*0.04*0.04*0.04*0.04*0.04*0.04*0.04*0.04*0.04*0.04*0.04*0.04*-------
Interest Expenses7.9%41.0038.0056.0036.0034.0034.0048.0035.0036.0039.0052.0040.0040.0039.0051.0037.0034.0038.0045.0035.0034.00
Income Taxes-4.4%494517803469517406638455481351597417348239465311330202382207314
Earnings Before Taxes6.2%2,2372,1062,9631,7711,9831,7702,5161,8271,8011,6962,2911,6501,3191,4201,8691,1631,2771,0581,4921,1231,215
EBT Margin1.6%0.04*0.04*0.04*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.04*0.04*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*-------
Net Income9.7%1,7431,5892,1601,3021,4661,3641,8681,3531,2991,3241,6701,2209511,1661,3898389318441,097906889
Net Income Margin2.9%0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.03*0.02*0.03*-------
Free Cashflow-108.3%-3003,6112,1697212,3021,5531,247373-3222,2031,8462,305-5351,754-------
Balance Sheet
(In Millions)
Balance Sheet
(In Millions)
(*) denotes actual numbers (not divided by Millions)
Description(%) Q/Q2024Q12023Q42023Q32023Q22023Q12022Q42022Q32022Q22022Q12021Q42021Q32021Q22021Q12020Q42020Q32020Q22020Q12019Q42019Q32019Q22019Q1
Assets-10.0%66,32373,72368,99466,75266,84866,02764,16663,85263,07864,14959,26857,27454,91860,21755,55651,73248,78251,43145,40043,75242,799
  Current Assets-19.8%32,14640,08035,87934,28934,33034,15032,69633,00832,56533,85029,50527,91626,30832,09628,12025,25423,70326,64323,48522,28521,648
    Cash Equivalents-46.5%9,09517,01113,70012,49312,97010,85610,20311,19311,81912,75111,25810,2268,63713,59012,27710,8267,7869,0278,3847,0136,080
  Inventory-5.1%17,07518,00116,65116,32416,08118,57117,90717,62316,48516,94214,21513,97513,86514,90112,24211,01011,85013,81811,39511,30411,356
  Net PPE1.6%27,60127,16826,68425,93125,72425,14424,64624,14324,05223,88723,49223,17722,53122,28821,80721,52721,48121,23720,89020,47520,145
Liabilities-4.2%45,56347,57643,93643,17944,04944,55143,51943,33943,10245,14941,19040,30038,78944,90836,85134,52931,78335,20729,81628,93228,616
  Current Liabilities-5.7%34,68836,76833,58331,70832,51633,06731,99831,84531,54533,34229,44127,98226,56432,66724,84422,77922,69526,26523,23722,83222,450
  Long Term Debt0.0%5,8655,8665,3776,4976,5066,4726,4846,5076,6586,6676,6927,4957,5227,5297,5147,5985,0995,1075,1244,7994,794
    LT Debt, Current0%1,0801,0801,081-76.0071.0073.0077.00-79979992.0095.0096.0095.001,4975001,7001,6991,6991,698
    LT Debt, Non Current0.0%5,8655,8665,3776,4976,5066,4726,4846,5076,6586,6676,6927,4957,5227,5297,5147,5985,0995,1075,1244,7994,794
Shareholder's Equity-20.6%20,76026,14725,05823,56822,79921,47620,64720,51319,97619,00018,07816,97416,12915,30918,70517,20316,99916,22415,58414,82014,183
  Retained Earnings-26.9%14,98020,49919,52118,03517,34116,41215,58514,29413,47412,60611,66610,4669,7669,23212,87911,88311,38410,78710,2589,4968,916
  Additional Paid-In Capital1.7%7,6207,4897,3407,2117,1236,9826,8847,2727,1867,0647,0316,9216,8436,7256,6986,5936,5066,3916,4176,3076,218
Accumulated Depreciation----------------12,57912,38012,07411,73611,74911,557
Shares Outstanding-0.1%444444443443444444443444444443443443443443-------
Minority Interest----5.005.005.005.00545558537514492477449421401385363341334325
Float-----221,352---225,434---155,811---140,246---95,006
Cashflow (Last 12 Months)
(In Millions)
Cashflow (Quarterly)
(In Millions)
(*) denotes actual numbers (not divided by Millions)
Description(%) Q/Q2024Q12023Q42023Q32023Q22023Q12022Q42022Q32022Q22022Q12021Q42021Q32021Q22021Q12020Q42020Q32020Q22020Q12019Q42019Q32019Q22019Q1
Cashflow From Operations-84.3%7314,6513,7251,5413,1922,6102,5061,2274013,2582,9403,33338.002,6474,2421,8986192,1022,2932,105-219
  Share Based Compensation-69.4%13644413194.0014740211890.0012838811587.0012234111288.0011830111393.00119
Cashflow From Investing-278.7%-1,386-366-1,825-1,282-808-1,057-1,487-1,035-481-912-1,155-1,343-355-682-941-1,850-470-630-920-774-434
Cashflow From Financing-647.0%-7,276-974-664-735-352-863-1,940-676-828-839-719-419-4,650-700-1,9182,999-1,392-836-1.00-397-49.00
  Dividend Payments685.3%7,107905452399-400797351-3506983104,430310619287-573286251-
  Buy Backs-1.2%16016223016214414118313983.0037.0012717911280.0086.0031.0049.0030.0053.0044.00117
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COST Income Statement

2024-02-18
Condensed Consolidated Statements Of Income - USD ($)
shares in Thousands, $ in Millions
3 Months Ended6 Months Ended
Feb. 18, 2024
Feb. 12, 2023
Feb. 18, 2024
Feb. 12, 2023
REVENUE    
Total Revenue$ 58,442$ 55,266$ 116,241$ 109,703
OPERATING EXPENSES    
Merchandise costs51,14048,423101,59796,192
Selling, general and administrative5,2404,94010,5989,857
Operating income2,0621,9034,0463,654
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)    
Interest expense(41)(34)(79)(68)
Interest income and other, net216114376167
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES2,2371,9834,3433,753
Provision for income taxes4945171,011923
NET INCOME$ 1,743$ 1,466$ 3,332$ 2,830
NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE:    
Basic (in dollars per share)$ 3.93$ 3.30$ 7.51$ 6.37
Diluted (in dollars per share)$ 3.92$ 3.30$ 7.49$ 6.37
Shares used in calculation (000's)    
Basic (shares)443,892443,877443,859443,857
Diluted (shares)444,754444,475444,579444,503
Net Sales    
REVENUE    
Total Revenue$ 57,331$ 54,239$ 114,048$ 107,676
Membership fees    
REVENUE    
Total Revenue$ 1,111$ 1,027$ 2,193$ 2,027

COST Balance Sheet

2024-02-18
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - USD ($)
$ in Millions
Feb. 18, 2024
Sep. 03, 2023
CURRENT ASSETS  
Cash and cash equivalents$ 9,095$ 13,700
Short-term investments1,2261,534
Receivables, net2,7792,285
Merchandise inventories17,07516,651
Other current assets1,9711,709
Total current assets32,14635,879
OTHER ASSETS  
Property and equipment, net27,60126,684
Operating lease right-of-use assets2,7402,713
Other long-term assets3,8363,718
TOTAL ASSETS66,32368,994
CURRENT LIABILITIES  
Accounts payable17,49417,483
Accrued salaries and benefits4,8014,278
Accrued member rewards2,2682,150
Deferred membership fees2,5412,337
Current portion of long-term debt[1]1,0801,081
Other current liabilities6,5046,254
Total current liabilities34,68833,583
OTHER LIABILITIES  
Long-term debt, excluding current portion5,8655,377
Long-term operating lease liabilities2,4882,426
Other long-term liabilities2,5222,550
TOTAL LIABILITIES45,56343,936
EQUITY  
Preferred stock $0.005 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding00
Common stock $0.005 par value; 900,000,000 shares authorized; 443,549,000 and 442,793,000 shares issued and outstanding22
Additional paid-in capital7,6207,340
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(1,842)(1,805)
Retained earnings14,98019,521
TOTAL EQUITY20,76025,058
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY$ 66,323$ 68,994
[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
 WEBSITEcostco.com
 INDUSTRYDiscount Stores
 EMPLOYEES65535

Costco Wholesale Corp Frequently Asked Questions


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

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

As of Fri May 17 2024, market cap of Costco Wholesale Corp is 353.11 Billion. The market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the stock price with the number of shares outstanding.

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

As of Fri May 17 2024, COST's PE ratio (Price to Earnings) is 51.97 and Price to Sales (PS) ratio is 1.42. 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 0.235 (multiply by 100 for percentage) rate of return.