Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Last Price: 305.74 (2020-07-02)

Company Description

Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouses, mainly under the `Costco Wholesale` name, that carry quality, brand name merchandise at substantially lower prices than are typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources. The warehouses are designed to help small-to-medium-sized businesses reduce costs in purchasing for resale and for everyday business use. Individuals may also purchase for their personal needs. Costco's warehouses present one of the largest and most exclusive product category selections to be found under a single roof. Categories include groceries, candy, appliances, television and media, automotive supplies, tires, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewelry, watches, cameras, books, housewares, apparel, health and beauty aids, tobacco, furniture, and office equipment. Costco is known for carrying top quality national and regional brands, with 100% satisfaction guaranteed, at prices consistently below traditional wholesale or retail outlets.

Financials, Fundamental Metrics & Ratios
Revenue (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $152.70B
Net Income (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $3.66B
PE Ratio (Current Year Earnings Estimate) 36.19
PE Ratio (Trailing 12 Months) 36.35
PEG Ratio (Long Term Growth Estimate) 4.31
Price to Sales Ratio (Trailing 12 Months) 0.84
Price to Book Ratio (Most Recent Quarterly Book Value per Share) 7.85
Price to Cash Ratio (Most Recent Annual Cash Flow per Share) 26.26
Pre-Tax Margin (Trailing 12 Months) 3.10%
Net Margin (Trailing 12 Months) 2.31%
Return on Equity (Trailing 12 Months) 22.60%
Return on Assets (Trailing 12 Months) 7.56%
Current Ratio (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 1.11
Quick Ratio (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 0.63
Debt to Common Equity (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 0.59
Inventory Turnover (Trailing 12 Months) 11.64
Book Value per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) $35.44
Earnings per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) $1.89
Earnings per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $8.19
Diluted Earnings per Share (Trailing 12 Months) $8.36
Exchange NASDAQ
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Discount Stores
Common Shares Outstanding 441.52M
Free Float 440.55M
Market Capitalization $134.99B
Average Volume (Last 20 Days) 2.56M
Beta (Past 60 Months) 0.68
Percentage Held By Insiders (Latest Annual Proxy Report) 0.22%
Percentage Held By Institutions (Latest 13F Reports) 68.87%
Annual Dividend (Based on Last Quarter) $2.80
Dividend Yield (Based on Last Quarter) 0.92%