Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): Price and Financial Metrics

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): $440.11

2.40 (+0.55%)

POWR Rating

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where COST ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 95.14% of US stocks.
  • COST's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • COST ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 39th percentile.

COST Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $252,628,980,814, Costco Wholesale Corp has a greater market value than 99.27% of US stocks.
  • Costco Wholesale Corp's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 97.28% of US listed stocks.
  • COST's went public 35.75 years ago, making it older than 92.35% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Costco Wholesale Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be DIS, KO, PEP, NKE, and CMCSA.
  • COST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Costco Wholesale Corp's official web site, go to

COST Valuation Summary

  • COST's price/sales ratio is 1.1; this is 59.26% lower than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • COST's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 17.1 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, COST's price/earnings ratio has gone up 18.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for COST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
COST 2021-09-03 1.1 12.4 43.3 32.1
COST 2021-09-02 1.1 12.4 43.1 32.0
COST 2021-09-01 1.1 12.2 42.7 31.7
COST 2021-08-31 1.1 12.2 42.6 31.6
COST 2021-08-30 1.1 12.2 42.6 31.7
COST 2021-08-27 1.1 12.1 42.1 31.3

COST Growth Metrics

    Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 12.54%.
  • Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 59.84%.
  • Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 51.8%.
COST's revenue has moved up $60,603,000,000 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows COST's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-03-31 210,219 9,932 5,513
2021-12-31 203,084 9,569 5,165
2021-09-30 195,929 8,958 5,007
2021-06-30 186,637 10,260 4,726
2021-03-31 178,626 8,825 4,344
2020-12-31 172,929 9,406 4,324

COST's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • COST has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 75.14% of graded US stocks.
  • COST's asset turnover comes in at 3.383 -- ranking 7th of 165 Retail stocks.
  • ULTA, CATO, and HVT are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with COST.

The table below shows COST's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-08-29 3.383 0.129 0.242
2021-05-09 3.275 0.130 0.227
2021-02-14 3.212 0.131 0.209
2020-11-22 3.198 0.132 0.214
2020-08-30 3.215 0.131 0.199
2020-05-10 3.261 0.131 0.199

COST Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of COST, see our COST price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $449.24 Average Broker Recommendation 1.6 (Moderate Buy)

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COST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $440.11 52-week high $612.27
Prev. close $437.71 52-week low $375.50
Day low $430.83 Volume 3,218,887
Day high $443.26 Avg. volume 2,740,261
50-day MA $539.27 Dividend yield 0.84%
200-day MA $509.73 Market Cap 195.07B

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Company Bio

Costco Wholesale operates membership warehouses, offering branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, photo processing centers, and hearing-aid centers,; and engages in the travel business. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

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Latest COST News From Around the Web

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Yahoo | February 23, 2022

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Costco shares are priced at 44 times earnings, but investors rushed to "buy the dip" when it fell recently.

Dana Blankenhorn on InvestorPlace | February 22, 2022

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COST Price Returns

1-mo -22.42%
3-mo -12.81%
6-mo -19.16%
1-year 14.96%
3-year 82.21%
5-year 158.98%
YTD -22.23%
2021 51.82%
2020 29.28%
2019 45.70%
2018 10.60%
2017 22.37%

COST Dividends

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Continue Researching COST

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