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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.87
COST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. COST: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
COST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.08  Med: 0.89 Max: 5.01
Current: 0.87
-0.08
5.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.30
COST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. COST: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
COST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.3
0.3
0.53
Debt-to-Equity 0.62
COST's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
59% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. COST: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
COST' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.62
0.06
0.77
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.20
COST's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
80% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. COST: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
COST' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.26
Current: 1.2
0.37
1.26
Interest Coverage 30.68
COST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.52 vs. COST: 30.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
COST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.45  Med: 28.06 Max: 30.84
Current: 30.68
16.45
30.84
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 5.80
Beneish M-Score: -2.96
WACC vs ROIC
7.97%
24.57%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 3.19
COST's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
52% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. COST: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
COST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 2.82 Max: 3.19
Current: 3.19
2.49
3.19
Net Margin % 2.08
COST's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
52% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. COST: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
COST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.52  Med: 1.8 Max: 2.08
Current: 2.08
1.52
2.08
ROE % 23.43
COST's ROE % is ranked higher than
86% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. COST: 23.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
COST' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.3  Med: 15.99 Max: 23.44
Current: 23.43
11.3
23.44
ROA % 7.55
COST's ROA % is ranked higher than
77% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. COST: 7.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
COST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.09  Med: 6.44 Max: 7.71
Current: 7.55
5.09
7.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 23.92
COST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
69% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.54 vs. COST: 23.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
COST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.27  Med: 22.8 Max: 24.66
Current: 23.92
17.27
24.66
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.80
COST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. COST: 4.80 )
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: 10.1 Max: 15.7
Current: 4.8
4.1
15.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 8.60
COST's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. COST: 8.60 )
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: 9.1 Max: 65.9
Current: 8.6
-27.3
65.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.30
COST's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. COST: 9.30 )
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: 9.3
-17.9
41.7
» COST's 30-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-12-07)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt 11,059 sh (New)
John Burbank 54,583 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%)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio 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%)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 10,200 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 35,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank 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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Q2 2017

COST Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 13,867 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 5,015 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 100,913 sh (+2146.00%)
John Rogers 219,563 sh (+25.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,212,020 sh (+2.84%)
Spiros Segalas 2,218,874 sh (+1.02%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 6,643 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 31,670 sh (-0.17%)
Mairs and Power 3,056 sh (-1.48%)
Jeff Auxier 9,774 sh (-2.98%)
Chris Davis 1,683,514 sh (-4.76%)
Jim Simons 1,594,500 sh (-15.72%)
Ruane Cunniff 23,300 sh (-21.38%)
Caxton Associates 3,300 sh (-92.75%)
» More
2017

COST Guru Trades in 2017

Spiros Segalas 1,366,274 sh (-38.42%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with COST

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Chris Davis 2017-06-30 Reduce -4.76%0.06%$157.13 - $182.45 $ 162.16-6%1,683,514
John Rogers 2017-06-30 Add 25.84%0.09%$157.13 - $182.45 $ 162.16-6%219,563
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Add 2146.00%0.03%$157.13 - $182.45 $ 162.16-6%100,913
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.17%$157.13 - $182.45 $ 162.16-6%31,670
Ruane Cunniff 2017-06-30 Reduce -21.38%0.01%$157.13 - $182.45 $ 162.16-6%23,300
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 New Buy0.01%$157.13 - $182.45 $ 162.16-6%5,015
Chris Davis 2017-03-31 Reduce -4.21%0.05%$159.73 - $177.98 $ 162.16-3%1,767,667
John Rogers 2017-03-31 Add 4.56%0.01%$159.73 - $177.98 $ 162.16-3%174,481
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Add 3.46%$159.73 - $177.98 $ 162.16-3%31,724
Ruane Cunniff 2017-03-31 Reduce -93.27%0.62%$159.73 - $177.98 $ 162.16-3%29,638
Ken Fisher 2017-03-31 Reduce -4.95%$159.73 - $177.98 $ 162.16-3%4,493
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$159.73 - $177.98 $ 162.16-3%0
Chris Davis 2016-12-31 Reduce -5.91%0.08%$142.24 - $163.86 $ 162.166%1,845,293
Ruane Cunniff 2016-12-31 Reduce -12.83%0.09%$142.24 - $163.86 $ 162.166%440,162
John Rogers 2016-12-31 Add 120.53%0.17%$142.24 - $163.86 $ 162.166%166,868
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -7.73%$142.24 - $163.86 $ 162.166%30,664
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 New Buy0.02%$142.24 - $163.86 $ 162.166%11,059
Ken Fisher 2016-12-31 Add 44.29%$142.24 - $163.86 $ 162.166%4,727
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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.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 26.63
COST's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. COST: 26.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
COST' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.33  Med: 25.15 Max: 32.76
Current: 26.63
14.33
32.76
Forward PE Ratio 24.81
COST's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.08 vs. COST: 24.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 26.63
COST's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
72% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.07 vs. COST: 26.63 )
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: 25.15 Max: 32.76
Current: 26.63
14.33
32.76
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 17.82
COST's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
69% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.15 vs. COST: 17.82 )
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: 25.89 Max: 84.18
Current: 17.82
16.5
84.18
PB Ratio 6.57
COST's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. COST: 6.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
COST' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.33 Max: 8.02
Current: 6.57
1.85
8.02
PS Ratio 0.55
COST's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. COST: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
COST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.55
0.24
0.65
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 16.92
COST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
76% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.63 vs. COST: 16.92 )
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: 30.59 Max: 116.02
Current: 16.92
14.06
116.02
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.64
COST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
72% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. COST: 10.64 )
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: 10.64
7.93
22.66
EV-to-EBIT 17.26
COST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.23 vs. COST: 17.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
COST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 14.5 Max: 20.4
Current: 17.26
8.2
20.4
EV-to-EBITDA 12.99
COST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
59% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 vs. COST: 12.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
COST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 11.1 Max: 15.2
Current: 12.99
6.1
15.2
EV-to-Revenue 0.55
COST's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
51% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. COST: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
COST' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.55
0.2
0.6
PEG Ratio 3.38
COST's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. COST: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
COST' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.49 Max: 4.25
Current: 3.38
1.23
4.25
Shiller PE Ratio 36.61
COST's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.98 vs. COST: 36.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
COST' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.65  Med: 34.37 Max: 44.6
Current: 36.61
18.65
44.6
Current Ratio 0.99
COST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. COST: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
COST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.72
Current: 0.99
0.93
1.72
Quick Ratio 0.43
COST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. COST: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
COST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.47 Max: 1.05
Current: 0.43
0.17
1.05
Days Inventory 31.83
COST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.32 vs. COST: 31.83 )
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: 31.83
Current: 31.83
28.51
31.83
Days Sales Outstanding 4.05
COST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. COST: 4.05 )
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: 4.26
Current: 4.05
3.72
4.26
Days Payable 31.34
COST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 42.45 vs. COST: 31.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
COST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27  Med: 31.3 Max: 32.54
Current: 31.34
27
32.54

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.17
COST's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
75% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. COST: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
COST' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.17
0.79
1.64
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.31
COST's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. COST: 0.31 )
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: 0.32
Current: 0.31
0.21
0.32
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 12.60
COST's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. COST: 12.60 )
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: 12.6
0
40.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.24
COST's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
78% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. COST: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.20
COST's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
66% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. COST: 2.20 )
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: 1.46  Med: 1.98 Max: 3.03
Current: 2.2
1.46
3.03
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
COST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 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 6.58
COST's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. COST: 6.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
COST' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 3.13 Max: 6.58
Current: 6.58
1.89
6.58
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.32
COST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. COST: 2.32 )
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: 1.12  Med: 1.96 Max: 81.95
Current: 2.32
1.12
81.95
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.77
COST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
73% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. COST: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
COST' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.06
Current: 1.77
0.87
2.06
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.26
COST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. COST: 1.26 )
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: 0.4  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.49
Current: 1.26
0.4
1.49
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 3.67
COST's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. COST: 3.67 )
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: 2.25 Max: 3.67
Current: 3.67
1.12
3.67
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.79
COST's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
83% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. COST: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
COST' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.8 Max: 2.82
Current: 2.79
1.11
2.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.80
COST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. COST: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
COST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 6.9 Max: 12.1
Current: 5.8
4.9
12.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 10.01
COST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
56% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. COST: 10.01 )
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: 9.8  Med: 12.7 Max: 15.5
Current: 10.01
9.8
15.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $129,025.00
EPS (TTM) $ 6.09
Beta1.03
Short Percentage of Float3.26%
52-Week Range $142.11 - 183.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)436.99

Analyst Estimate

Aug18 Aug19 Aug20
Revenue (Mil $) 135,707 144,744 157,413
EPS ($) 6.49 7.07 7.76
EPS without NRI ($) 6.49 7.07 7.76
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
9.42%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.08 2.31 2.50

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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