Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Last Closing Price: 507.26 (2023-05-26)

Company Description

Costco Wholesale Corporation sells high volumes of foods and general merchandise at discounted prices through membership warehouses. The company also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. The company's warehouses offer an array of low-priced nationally branded and select private labeled products in a wide range of merchandise categories. Costco offers three types of memberships to its customers: Business, Gold Star, and Executive. Costco generates revenue from two sources: 1) Store sales and 2) Membership fees. Costco offers myriad varieties of food products as well as a vast range of household and lifestyle products, stationeries and appliances. The company also sells gasoline to customers at cheap prices and offers merchandise in the following categories: Food and Sundries, Hardlines, Fresh Foods, Softlines, Ancillary.

Financials, Fundamental Metrics & Ratios
Revenue (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $226.95B
Net Income (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $5.84B
PE Ratio (Current Year Earnings Estimate) 35.35
PE Ratio (Trailing 12 Months) 36.84
PEG Ratio (Long Term Growth Estimate) 4.22
Price to Sales Ratio (Trailing 12 Months) 0.96
Price to Book Ratio (Most Recent Quarterly Book Value per Share) 9.87
Price to Cash Ratio (Most Recent Annual Cash Flow per Share) 28.79
Pre-Tax Margin (Trailing 12 Months) 3.45%
Net Margin (Trailing 12 Months) 2.58%
Return on Equity (Trailing 12 Months) 28.66%
Return on Assets (Trailing 12 Months) 9.39%
Current Ratio (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 1.06
Quick Ratio (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 0.56
Debt to Common Equity (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 0.29
Inventory Turnover (Trailing 12 Months) 11.75
Book Value per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) $46.65
Earnings per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) $3.30
Earnings per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $13.26
Diluted Earnings per Share (Trailing 12 Months) $13.61
Exchange NASDAQ
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Discount Stores
Common Shares Outstanding 443.48M
Free Float 442.51M
Market Capitalization $224.96B
Average Volume (Last 20 Days) 1.88M
Beta (Past 60 Months) 0.79
Percentage Held By Insiders (Latest Annual Proxy Report) 0.22%
Percentage Held By Institutions (Latest 13F Reports) 66.03%
Annual Dividend (Based on Last Quarter) $4.08
Dividend Yield (Based on Last Quarter) 0.80%