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Costco Wholesale Corporation

COSTNASDAQ

466.40

USD
-20.77
(-4.26%)
Market Closed
36.72P/E
29Forward P/E
1.83P/E to S&P500
206.598BMarket CAP
- -Div Yield

Costco Wholesale Corporation

NASDAQ:COST

RECENT
PRICE

466.40

P/E
RATIO

36.72

(PEG:1.48)

P/E RATIO
RELATIVE
TO S&P

1.83

DIV
YLD

0.61%

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Stock price

0.69 Beta (1.0 Market)

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Stock

S&P

1y.

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3y.

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5y.

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Percent shares traded:

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0

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2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

TTM

Fiscal year

128.06

2.35

1.31

0.49

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

490.53

12.74

9.25

3.15

Revenue per share

Earnings per share

Free Cash Flow per sh

Dividends per share

2.58

19.47

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

8.40

42.51

CAPEX per share

Book Value per share

470

448

434

434

439

436

434

436

439

439

439

438

439

440

442

443

443

Comm.Shares outs.(m)

22.3

1.2

0.9%

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%

36.7

1.8

0.6%

Avg. annual P/E ratio

P/E relative to S&P500

Avg. annual div. yield

Capital Structure (8/5/22 | )

Total liabilities
$43,339 m.

Total assets
$63,852 m.

Long-term debt
$8,959 m.

Cash and equiv.
$11,193 m.

Goodwill - -

Retained earnings $14,294 m.

Common stock 444 m. shares

Market Capitalisation
$206,598 m. (as of 24/9/22)

88,915

2.7%

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%

217,538

3.5%

Revenue (m)

Operating margin

855

1,462

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

1,865

5,646

Depreciation (m)

Net profit (m)

35.3%

1.6%

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%

Income tax rate

Net profit margin

1,656

1,253

12,002

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

1,163

8,959

19,968

Working capital (m)

Long-term debt (m)

Equity (m)

11.1%

9.2%

12.2%

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%

18.4%

12.2%

28.3%

ROIC

Return on capital

Return on equity

Working Capital

2019

2020

2021

Cash assets

9,444

13,337

12,318

Receivables

1,535

1,550

1,803

Inventory

11,395

12,242

14,215

Other

1,111

1,023

1,312

Current assets

23,485

28,120

29,505

Acc. Payable

11,679

14,172

16,278

Debt due

1,699

95

799

Other

9,859

10,577

12,364

Current liab.

23,237

24,844

29,441

73.4%

53.1%

73.9%

68.4%

(74.6)%

265.6%

71.6%

46.1%

(20.5)%

176.8%

68.3%

191.6%

(45.7)%

103.5%

78.0%

36.3%

71.6%

38.3%

63.0%

27.7%

(14.8)%

116.3%

75.5%

43.5%

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 288,000 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, opticals, food courts, hearing-aid centers, and tire installation centers, as well as 636 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of August 29, 2021, the company operated 815 membership warehouses, including 564 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 105 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 30 in Japan, 29 in the United Kingdom, 16 in South Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in 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.

Annual rates

(avg rate of change)

Past
5 y.

Past
10 y.

Revenues

11.07%

7.94%

Cash flow

13.77%

63.77%

Earnings

17.06%

12.98%

Dividends

74.86%

183.78%

Book value

13.46%

4.93%

Insider trading

Type

Shares

Date

Vachris Roland Michael

InKind

4,461

09/12/22

Vachris Roland Michael

Award

12,042

09/12/22

Rose Timothy L.

InKind

2,538

09/12/22

Rose Timothy L.

Award

7,154

09/12/22

Murphy James P.

InKind

1,793

09/12/22

Fiscal Year Ends

Quarterly Revenue (m)

Full fiscal year

I

II

III

IV

2020

37,040

39,072

37,266

53,383

166,761

2021

43,208

44,769

45,277

62,675

195,929

2022

50,363

51,904

- -

- -

- -

Fiscal Year Ends

Earnings per share

Full fiscal year

I

II

III

IV

2020

1.91

2.10

1.89

3.14

9.05

2021

2.63

2.15

2.75

3.77

11.30

2022

2.99

2.93

- -

- -

- -

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

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