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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1.18
COST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. COST: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
COST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.13  Med: 1.09 Max: N/A
Current: 1.18
-0.13
N/A
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
COST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. COST: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
COST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.35
0.3
0.54
Interest Coverage 29.01
COST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.24 vs. COST: 29.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
COST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.45  Med: 26.36 Max: 30.84
Current: 29.01
16.45
30.84
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 6.05
Beneish M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
7.42%
21.18%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 3.09
COST's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
51% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. COST: 3.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
COST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 2.76 Max: 3.12
Current: 3.09
2.49
3.12
Net Margin % 1.97
COST's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
53% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. COST: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
COST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.52  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.97
1.52
2.05
ROE % 20.20
COST's ROE % is ranked higher than
84% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. COST: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
COST' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.3  Med: 14.22 Max: 20.74
Current: 20.2
11.3
20.74
ROA % 6.95
COST's ROA % is ranked higher than
79% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. COST: 6.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
COST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.09  Med: 6.36 Max: 7.2
Current: 6.95
5.09
7.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 22.59
COST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
67% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.45 vs. COST: 22.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
COST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.27  Med: 21.85 Max: 24.66
Current: 22.59
17.27
24.66
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.10
COST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. COST: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
COST' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 10.8 Max: 15.7
Current: 4.1
4.1
15.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.90
COST's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. COST: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
COST' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.3  Med: 9.5 Max: 65.9
Current: 6.9
-27.3
65.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 4.80
COST's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. COST: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
COST' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.9  Med: 9.9 Max: 41.7
Current: 4.8
-17.9
41.7
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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q2 2016

RS Investment Management 24,120 sh (New)
John Rogers 37,970 sh (+155.97%)
John Burbank 45,552 sh (+30.25%)
Tom Russo 6,516 sh (+1.96%)
Jeff Auxier 11,552 sh (+0.01%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 75,000 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,898 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 870,875 sh (-6.57%)
Chris Davis 2,112,981 sh (-9.27%)
Ruane Cunniff 628,312 sh (-9.36%)
Ken Fisher 3,406 sh (-13.00%)
Mario Gabelli 39,024 sh (-17.36%)
Jim Simons 337,700 sh (-69.58%)
Spiros Segalas 2,889,210 sh (-4.05%)
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Q3 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ray Dalio 1,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,260 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 51,230 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,086,213 sh (+517.77%)
John Rogers 75,667 sh (+99.28%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,185,898 sh (+36.17%)
Mairs and Power 3,239 sh (+11.77%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 6,516 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 11,502 sh (-0.43%)
Ken Fisher 3,276 sh (-3.82%)
Chris Davis 1,961,214 sh (-7.18%)
Mario Gabelli 33,234 sh (-14.84%)
Ruane Cunniff 504,944 sh (-19.63%)
Spiros Segalas 2,497,533 sh (-13.56%)
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Q4 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q4 2016

John Burbank 54,583 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,059 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 104,463 sh (+214.08%)
John Rogers 166,868 sh (+120.53%)
Ken Fisher 4,727 sh (+44.29%)
Jim Simons 2,819,713 sh (+35.16%)
Tom Russo 6,648 sh (+2.03%)
Mairs and Power 3,265 sh (+0.80%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,185,614 sh (-0.02%)
Jeff Auxier 11,393 sh (-0.95%)
Chris Davis 1,845,293 sh (-5.91%)
Mario Gabelli 30,664 sh (-7.73%)
Ruane Cunniff 440,162 sh (-12.83%)
Spiros Segalas 2,286,469 sh (-8.45%)
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Q1 2017

COST Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Steven Cohen 278,800 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 45,500 sh (New)
John Rogers 174,481 sh (+4.56%)
Mario Gabelli 31,724 sh (+3.46%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 10,200 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 35,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Tom Russo 6,643 sh (-0.08%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,178,568 sh (-0.59%)
Chris Davis 1,767,667 sh (-4.21%)
Ken Fisher 4,493 sh (-4.95%)
Mairs and Power 3,102 sh (-4.99%)
Jeff Auxier 10,074 sh (-11.58%)
Jim Simons 1,891,800 sh (-32.91%)
Ruane Cunniff 29,638 sh (-93.27%)
Spiros Segalas 2,196,495 sh (-3.94%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS: 452990    SIC: 5331
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Headquarter Location:USA
Costco Wholesale Corp and its subsidiaries operate membership warehouses. The company offers its members low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and select private-label products in merchandise categories.

At the end of fiscal 2016, Costco operated 501 membership warehouse clubs in the U.S., 91 in Canada, 36 in Mexico, 28 in the U.K., 25 in Japan, 12 each in Taiwan and Korea, eight in Australia, and two in Spain. Costco is the third- largest retailer in the U.S., with nearly $120 billion in annual revenue. Base and executive memberships cost $55 and $110 per year, respectively, but are rising to $60 and $120 in June 2017. The company sells food, fuel, and general merchandise to its members, but derives most of its profits from membership fees.

Guru Investment Theses on Costco Wholesale Corp

Meridian Funds Comments on Costco - Aug 31, 2015

Costco (NASDAQ:COST) operates a differentiated business model, which is membership-based warehouse clubs. The paid membership base exceeds 42 million paying households and (at $55 per year) generates $2.4 billion in annual membership fees. This revenue is visible, recurring in nature, and over time, offers significant operating leverage as Costco gradually implements fee increases. Customers sign up because they receive significant value from Costco's ability to leverage its purchasing power to offer high quality brands at discounted value. Costco has always protected its brand and reputation, and, in many ways, was the original big box to think about the strategic benefits of customer relationships as opposed to driving traffic and transaction counts. Although the stock has recently lagged the broader S&P, Costco remains a core holding of the fund.





From Meridian Growth Fund’s annual letter.



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Top Ranked Articles about Costco Wholesale Corp

Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Debt Offering
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Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports March Sales Results
Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces New Board Member

ISSAQUAH, Wash., March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:COST) today announced the election to its Board of Directors of Kenneth D. Denman. Most recently, Ken was the president and chief executive officer of Emotient, Inc., which built an artificial-intelligence based platform for measuring facial expressions to predict emotions. Emotient was acquired by Apple in January 2016. Previously he was the chief executive officer at Openwave Systems, Inc. (since renamed Unwired Planet) and iPass, Inc. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Mitek, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc., and ShoreTel, Inc.
Jeff Brotman, Chairman of the Board, stated: “We are very pleased to welcome Ken as a member of our Board. He is widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in technology. He brings substantial experience as a seasoned entrepreneur and chief executive and as a board member of prominent companies.” Costco currently operates 728 warehouses, including 508 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 94 in Canada, 37 in Mexico, 28 in the United Kingdom, 25 in Japan, 13 in Korea, 13 in Taiwan, eight in Australia and two in Spain. Costco also operates electronic commerce web sites in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Korea and Taiwan.
CONTACTS:

Costco Wholesale Corporation
Richard Galanti, 425/313-8203
Bob Nelson, 425/313-8255
David Sherwood, 425/313-8239

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 32.82
COST's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. COST: 32.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
COST' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.33  Med: 24.94 Max: 33.25
Current: 32.82
14.33
33.25
Forward PE Ratio 27.17
COST's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. COST: 27.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 32.82
COST's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
74% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.78 vs. COST: 32.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
COST' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.33  Med: 24.94 Max: 33.25
Current: 32.82
14.33
33.25
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 32.43
COST's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
67% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.55 vs. COST: 32.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
COST' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.5  Med: 25.88 Max: 84.18
Current: 32.43
16.5
84.18
PB Ratio 6.28
COST's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. COST: 6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
COST' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.26 Max: 6.76
Current: 6.28
1.85
6.76
PS Ratio 0.65
COST's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. COST: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
COST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.65
0.24
0.66
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 31.56
COST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
73% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.18 vs. COST: 31.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
COST' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.06  Med: 31.14 Max: 116.02
Current: 31.56
14.06
116.02
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 15.75
COST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
73% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.59 vs. COST: 15.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
COST' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.93  Med: 13.45 Max: 22.66
Current: 15.75
7.93
22.66
EV-to-EBIT 20.38
COST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. COST: 20.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
COST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 14.2 Max: 20.7
Current: 20.38
8.2
20.7
EV-to-EBITDA 15.16
COST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
67% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.29 vs. COST: 15.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
COST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 10.8 Max: 15.4
Current: 15.16
6.1
15.4
PEG Ratio 3.90
COST's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. COST: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
COST' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.46 Max: 4.31
Current: 3.9
1.23
4.31
Shiller PE Ratio 42.55
COST's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.50 vs. COST: 42.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
COST' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.65  Med: 34.03 Max: 44.6
Current: 42.55
18.65
44.6
Current Ratio 0.93
COST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. COST: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
COST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.9
Current: 0.93
0.84
1.9
Quick Ratio 0.42
COST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. COST: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
COST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.44 Max: 1.15
Current: 0.42
0.11
1.15
Days Inventory 32.71
COST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.37 vs. COST: 32.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
COST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.51  Med: 30.03 Max: 32.71
Current: 32.71
28.51
32.71
Days Sales Outstanding 4.81
COST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. COST: 4.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
COST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.72  Med: 3.91 Max: 4.81
Current: 4.81
3.72
4.81
Days Payable 30.46
COST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
72% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 48.66 vs. COST: 30.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
COST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27  Med: 31.37 Max: 33.14
Current: 30.46
27
33.14

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.04
COST's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
80% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. COST: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
COST' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.04
0.79
1.64
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.33
COST's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. COST: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
COST' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.33
0.21
0.33
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 13.30
COST's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. COST: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
COST' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 40.1
Current: 13.3
0
40.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.14
COST's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
80% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. COST: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.98
COST's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
65% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. COST: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
COST' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.13
Current: 1.98
1.51
3.13
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
COST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. COST: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
COST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28  Med: -0.3 Max: 3.3
Current: -0.1
-28
3.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 6.28
COST's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. COST: 6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
COST' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 3.06 Max: 6.64
Current: 6.28
1.56
6.64
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.70
COST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. COST: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
COST' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.02 Max: 663
Current: 2.7
1.02
663
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.22
COST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
79% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. COST: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.51
COST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. COST: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
COST' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.88
Current: 1.51
0.32
1.88
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 4.25
COST's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. COST: 4.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
COST' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.27 Max: 4.25
Current: 4.25
1.12
4.25
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.02
COST's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
80% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. COST: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
COST' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.84 Max: 3.18
Current: 3.02
1.09
3.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.91
COST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
57% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. COST: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
COST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 7.1 Max: 12.1
Current: 4.91
4.8
12.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.96
COST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.25 vs. COST: 9.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
COST' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.9  Med: 13.1 Max: 15.5
Current: 9.96
9.9
15.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $121,194
EPS (TTM) $ 5.42
Beta0.93
Short Percentage of Float1.88%
52-Week Range $142.11 - 183.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)438.94

Analyst Estimate

Aug17 Aug18 Aug19
Revenue (Mil $) 127,209 134,649 143,546
EPS ($) 5.75 6.39 7.16
EPS without NRI ($) 5.75 6.39 7.16
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
8.69%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.87 2.11 2.34
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