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Costco Wholesale Corporation

COSTNASDAQ

514.80

USD
-8.63
(-1.65%)
Market Closed
39.57P/E
32Forward P/E
1.80P/E to S&P500
228.432BMarket CAP
0.67%Div Yield

Costco Wholesale Corporation

NASDAQ:COST

RECENT
PRICE

514.80

P/E
RATIO

39.57

(PEG:2.39)

P/E RATIO
RELATIVE
TO S&P

1.80

DIV
YLD

0.67%

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Stock price

0.76 Beta (1.0 Market)

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S&P

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3y.

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0

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2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

TTM

Fiscal year

143.86

2.42

1.54

0.55

166.84

2.95

1.33

0.61

164.57

2.50

1.94

0.68

177.71

2.97

3.93

0.77

203.88

3.35

4.37

0.89

228.63

3.94

3.64

1.03

241.33

4.68

3.11

8.17

256.76

4.69

4.54

1.33

264.42

5.41

4.31

6.52

270.69

5.36

1.47

1.70

294.28

6.11

9.63

8.90

322.85

7.15

6.40

1.57

347.25

8.32

7.64

2.36

377.03

9.05

13.68

3.34

442.19

11.30

12.12

12.97

511.56

13.17

7.89

3.38

520.68

13.26

7.89

3.38

Revenue per share

Earnings per share

Free Cash Flow per sh

Dividends per share

3.10

19.26

3.68

21.16

2.88

23.08

2.41

24.69

2.96

27.52

3.41

28.51

4.78

24.86

4.54

28.04

5.45

24.16

6.04

27.54

5.71

24.58

6.77

29.19

6.82

34.66

6.35

41.34

8.10

39.64

8.77

46.53

8.77

45.92

CAPEX per share

Book Value per share

448

434

434

439

436

434

436

439

439

439

438

439

440

442

443

444

444

Comm.Shares outs.(m)

24.6

1.4

0.9%

21.6

1.0

1.0%

20.1

0.3

1.4%

20.4

1.0

1.3%

23.4

1.4

1.1%

23.5

1.6

1.1%

23.8

1.4

7.3%

25.9

1.4

1.1%

27.1

1.4

4.4%

28.7

1.3

1.1%

27.5

1.2

5.3%

29.2

1.2

0.8%

31.3

1.3

0.9%

36.2

1.0

1.0%

37.0

1.2

3.1%

38.7

1.8

0.7%

39.6

1.8

0.7%

Avg. annual P/E ratio

P/E relative to S&P500

Avg. annual div. yield

Capital Structure (30/11/22 | Q1)

Total liabilities
$44,551 m.

Total assets
$66,027 m.

Long-term debt
$8,975 m.

Cash and equiv.
$10,856 m.

Goodwill - -

Retained earnings $16,412 m.

Common stock 444 m. shares

Market Capitalisation
$232,261 m. (as of 5/2/23)

99,137

2.8%

105,156

2.9%

112,640

2.9%

116,199

3.1%

118,719

3.1%

129,025

3.2%

141,576

3.2%

152,703

3.1%

166,761

3.3%

195,929

3.4%

226,954

3.4%

231,028

3.4%

Revenue (m)

Operating margin

908

1,709

946

2,039

1,029

2,058

1,127

2,377

1,255

2,350

1,370

2,679

1,437

3,134

1,492

3,659

1,645

4,002

1,781

5,007

1,900

5,844

1,468

5,884

Depreciation (m)

Net profit (m)

36.1%

1.7%

32.4%

1.9%

34.7%

1.8%

33.2%

2.0%

34.3%

2.0%

32.8%

2.1%

28.4%

2.2%

22.3%

2.4%

24.4%

2.4%

24.0%

2.6%

24.6%

2.6%

25.0%

2.5%

Income tax rate

Net profit margin

1,266

1,381

12,361

2,583

4,998

10,833

3,176

5,093

12,303

759

4,864

10,617

(357)

4,061

12,079

(178)

6,573

10,778

363

6,487

12,799

248

5,124

15,243

3,276

10,072

18,284

64

9,334

17,564

698

8,966

20,642

1,083

8,975

21,471

Working capital (m)

Long-term debt (m)

Equity (m)

12.2%

10.4%

13.8%

12.5%

10.4%

18.8%

11.6%

10.0%

16.7%

14.8%

11.1%

22.4%

14.1%

11.3%

19.5%

15.0%

11.5%

24.9%

15.8%

11.2%

24.5%

17.3%

10.8%

24.0%

13.7%

9.9%

21.9%

17.6%

11.5%

28.5%

18.6%

12.4%

28.3%

18.3%

12.1%

27.4%

ROIC

Return on capital

Return on equity

Working Capital

2020

2021

2022

Cash assets

13,305

12,286

11,231

Receivables

1,550

1,803

2,241

Inventory

12,242

14,215

17,907

Other

1,023

1,312

1,499

Current assets

28,120

29,505

32,696

Acc. Payable

14,172

16,278

17,848

Debt due

95

799

73

Other

10,577

12,364

14,077

Current liab.

24,844

29,441

31,998

74.8%

68.4%

(72.7)%

265.6%

72.0%

46.1%

(18.9)%

176.8%

68.6%

191.6%

(43.8)%

103.5%

78.3%

36.3%

72.0%

38.3%

63.6%

27.7%

(13.2)%

116.3%

74.7%

55.3%

74.7%

55.3%

Plowback ratio

Div.&Repurch. to FCF

Costco Wholesale Corporation (US) started trading on December 4, 1985 (cik: 0000909832), operates in the Consumer Defensive sector (Discount Stores industry), has 304,000 full-time employees, and is led by Mr. W. Craig Jelinek. 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, optical, food courts, hearing aids, and tire installation centers, as well as 668 gas stations; and offers online business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services. As of August 28, 2022, the company operated 838 membership warehouses, including 578 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 107 in Canada, 40 in Mexico, 31 in Japan, 29 in the United Kingdom, 17 in Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 13 in Australia, 4 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 2 in France, and 2 in China. It also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, 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.

Annual rates

(avg rate of change)

Past
5 y.

Past
10 y.

Revenues

12.60%

9.03%

Cash flow

13.46%

61.47%

Earnings

16.99%

12.69%

Dividends

76.96%

97.98%

Book value

13.16%

8.25%

Insider trading

Type

Shares

Date

Klauer James C

Sale

2,500

01/27/23

Murphy James P.

Gift

105

12/12/22

Decker Susan L

Sale

952

12/12/22

Miller Russell D

Sale

1,000

11/04/22

Adamo Claudine

Sale

2,000

10/26/22

Fiscal Year Ends

Quarterly Revenue (m)

Full fiscal year

I

II

III

IV

2021

43,208

44,769

45,277

62,675

195,929

2022

50,363

51,904

52,596

72,091

226,954

2023

54,437

- -

- -

- -

- -

Fiscal Year Ends

Earnings per share

Full fiscal year

I

II

III

IV

2021

2.63

2.15

2.75

3.77

11.30

2022

2.98

2.93

3.05

4.21

13.17

2023

3.07

- -

- -

- -

- -

Fiscal Year Ends

Quarterly dividends paid

Full fiscal year

I

II

III

IV

2020

1.30

- -

0.65

1.40

3.34

2021

0.70

10.00

0.70

1.58

12.97

2022

0.79

- -

0.79

1.80

3.38

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