Costco Wholesale Corp, Common Stock






Industry: Consumer Staples Distribution & Retail Sector: Consumer Staples

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$453.11 L
$752.56 H

About Costco Wholesale Corp, Common Stock

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Japan, the United Kingdom, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, China, Spain, France, Iceland, New...more

Industry: Consumer Staples Distribution & RetailSector: Consumer Staples


Time FrameCOSTSectorS&P500
1-Week Return1.56%-0.43%0.03%
1-Month Return6.38%0.07%3.84%
3-Month Return28.74%5.74%11.14%
6-Month Return41.3%4.7%13.49%
1-Year Return61.3%6.91%30.78%
3-Year Return136%25.73%36.58%
5-Year Return272.63%56.57%97.17%
10-Year Return702.6%130.12%231.4%


Aug '19Aug '20Aug '21Aug '22Aug '235YR TREND
Total Revenue152.70B166.76B195.93B226.95B242.29B[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":63.02,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":68.83,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":80.87,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":93.67,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]
Cost of Revenue132.89B144.94B170.68B199.38B212.59B[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":62.51,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":68.18,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":80.29,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":93.79,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]
Gross Profit19.82B21.82B25.25B27.57B29.70B[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":66.71,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":73.46,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":84.99,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":92.82,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]
Gross Margin12.98%13.09%12.88%12.15%12.26%[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":99.17,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":100,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":98.46,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":92.84,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":93.69,"profit":true}]
Operating Expenses15.08B16.39B18.54B19.78B21.59B[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":69.85,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":75.9,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":85.86,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":91.61,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]
Operating Income4.74B5.43B6.71B7.79B8.11B[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":58.38,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":66.98,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":82.67,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":96.04,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]
Total Non-Operating Income/Expense3.00M(64.00M)(74.00M)153.00M746.00M[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":0.4,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":-8.58,"profit":false},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":-9.92,"profit":false},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":20.51,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]
Pre-Tax Income4.76B5.37B6.68B7.84B8.49B[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":56.14,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":63.24,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":78.71,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":92.38,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]
Income Taxes1.06B1.31B1.60B1.93B2.19B[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":48.34,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":59.59,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":72.94,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":87.7,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]
Income After Taxes3.70B4.06B5.08B5.92B6.29B[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":58.87,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":64.51,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":80.72,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":94.01,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]
Income From Continuous Operations3.70B4.06B5.08B5.92B6.29B[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":58.87,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":64.51,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":80.72,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":94.01,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]
Income From Discontinued Operations-----[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":"-","profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":"-","profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":"-","profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":"-","profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":"-","profit":true}]
Net Income3.66B4.00B5.01B5.84B6.29B[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":58.15,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":63.6,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":79.58,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":92.88,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]
EPS (Diluted)8.366.8711.0913.1414.19[{"date":"2019-08-31","value":58.89,"profit":true},{"date":"2020-08-31","value":48.41,"profit":true},{"date":"2021-08-31","value":78.15,"profit":true},{"date":"2022-08-31","value":92.6,"profit":true},{"date":"2023-08-31","value":100,"profit":true}]



These ratios help you determine the liquidity of the company. Higher is better.

Cash Ratio 0.49
Current Ratio 1.09
Quick Ratio 0.60

Asset Efficiency

These ratios help you understand the company's efficiency in using its assets to generate returns. Higher is better. For ROE, average long term is around 14%, less than 10% is poor.

ROA (LTM) 7.82%
ROE (LTM) 27.37%


These ratios help you understand the company's liabilities, gauging the riskiness of the investment.

Debt Ratio Lower is generally better. Negative is bad. 0.65
Common Equity/Total Assets Higher is better. Lower can suggest investment is riskier. 0.35
Debt/Equity The higher the number, the more leverage the business employs, the riskier the investment typically is. 2.82


These ratios help you understand the company's valuation. Lower may indicate cheaper stocks.

Trailing PE 50.81
Forward PE 47.39
P/S (TTM) 1.34
P/B 12.61
Price/FCF 91
EV/R 1.31
EV/Ebitda 28.89
PEG 4.67


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This Is Why Costco Is One of the Best Stocks to Buy and Hold

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What You Need To Know Ahead of Costco''s Earnings on Thursday

Analysts expect strong growth in profit and sales, driven in part by substantial improvement in holiday business in December.

1 Mar, 2024 a 10:02 pm Investopedia

7 Timeless Stocks to Invest in for 2024

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1 Mar, 2024 a 11:14 am InvestorPlace

After entering FY24 on a high note, Costco is all set to report Q2 results

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What is Costco Wholesale Corp share price today?

Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) share price today is $749.44

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What is Costco Wholesale Corp 52-week high and low stock price?

The 52-week high price of Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) is 752.56. The 52-week low price of Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) is 453.11.

What is Costco Wholesale Corp price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio?

The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) is 51.11

What is Costco Wholesale Corp price-to-book (P/B) ratio?

The price-to-book (P/B) ratio of Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) is 12.61

What is Costco Wholesale Corp dividend yield?

The dividend yield of Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) is 0.55%

What is the Market Cap of Costco Wholesale Corp?

The market capitalization of Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) is $332.46B

What is Costco Wholesale Corp’s stock symbol?

The stock symbol (or ticker) of Costco Wholesale Corp is COST

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