Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): Price and Financial Metrics

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): $610.78

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COST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $610.78 52-week high $613.61
Prev. close $610.95 52-week low $447.90
Day low $607.73 Volume 1,502,300
Day high $613.61 Avg. volume 1,790,462
50-day MA $573.96 Dividend yield 0.67%
200-day MA $534.53 Market Cap 270.42B

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  • Stability is the dimension where COST ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 81.86% of US stocks.
  • COST's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving down over the last 177 days.
  • COST ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 33rd percentile.

COST Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $263,984,066,055, COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP has a greater market value than 99.39% of US stocks.
  • COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 96.14% of US listed stocks.
  • COST's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 461.92 -- higher than 93% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP, a group of peers worth examining would be KO, PEP, BAC, SHEL, and NKE.
  • 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/earnings ratio is 41.7; this is 110.08% higher than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • COST's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 16.1 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for COST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
COST 2023-11-30 1.1 10.5 41.7 29.8
COST 2023-11-29 1.1 10.4 41.4 29.5
COST 2023-11-28 1.1 10.5 41.8 29.9
COST 2023-11-27 1.1 10.5 41.9 29.9
COST 2023-11-24 1.1 10.4 41.6 29.7
COST 2023-11-22 1.1 10.4 41.5 29.6

COST Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year price growth rate is now at 68.82%.
  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at 42.78%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at 68.82%.
Over the past 34 months, COST's revenue has gone up $72,678,000,000.

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
2022-12-31 231,028 6,744 5,884
2022-09-30 226,954 7,392 5,844
2022-06-30 217,538 7,826 5,646
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

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)

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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COST Price Returns

1-mo 8.43%
3-mo 11.01%
6-mo 17.68%
1-year 27.41%
3-year 66.78%
5-year 185.52%
YTD 34.81%
2022 -19.05%
2021 51.82%
2020 29.28%
2019 45.70%
2018 10.60%

COST Dividends

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