Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): Price and Financial Metrics

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): $515.20

0.40 (+0.08%)

POWR Rating

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  • COST scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 70.87% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for COST is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 177 days.
  • COST's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 48.53% of US stocks).

COST Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $232,261,089,313, COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP has a greater market value than 99.34% of US stocks.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for COST is 10.76 -- better than 96.94% of US stocks.
  • COST's went public 36.6 years ago, making it older than 93.05% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to COST, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are PEP, NKE, KO, DIS, and TMO.
  • COST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP's official web site, go to

COST Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, COST's price/sales ratio is 4.76% lower, now standing at 1.
  • Over the past 243 months, COST's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.7.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for COST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
COST 2023-02-01 1.0 10.7 39.1 28.4
COST 2023-01-31 1.0 10.6 38.5 28.1
COST 2023-01-30 1.0 10.4 38.0 27.6
COST 2023-01-27 1.0 10.4 38.0 27.6
COST 2023-01-26 1.0 10.3 37.6 27.4
COST 2023-01-25 0.9 10.1 37.0 26.9

COST Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 59.84%.
  • The 3 year revenue growth rate now stands at 42.78%.
  • The year over year revenue growth rate now stands at 17.69%.
Over the past 15 months, COST's revenue has gone up $3.5099e+10.

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)

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COST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $515.20 52-week high $612.27
Prev. close $514.80 52-week low $406.51
Day low $512.27 Volume 940,557
Day high $517.22 Avg. volume 2,004,397
50-day MA $486.51 Dividend yield 0.7%
200-day MA $498.07 Market Cap 228.61B

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

Below are the latest news stories about COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate COST as an investment opportunity.

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COST Price Returns

1-mo 6.88%
3-mo 4.74%
6-mo -4.22%
1-year -0.19%
3-year 67.98%
5-year 194.09%
YTD 13.06%
2022 -19.05%
2021 51.82%
2020 29.28%
2019 45.70%
2018 10.60%

COST Dividends

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Continue Researching COST

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