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Also traded in: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Mexico

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 1.12
COST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. COST: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
COST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.13  Med: 0.92 Max: 5.83
Current: 1.12
-0.13
5.83
Equity-to-Asset 0.31
COST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. COST: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
COST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.31
0.28
0.54
Debt-to-Equity 0.54
COST's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
51% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. COST: 0.54 )
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: 0.87
Current: 0.54
0.06
0.87
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.16
COST's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
74% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. COST: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
COST' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.26
Current: 1.16
0.37
1.26
Interest Coverage 28.18
COST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.97 vs. COST: 28.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
COST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.61  Med: 28.5 Max: 30.84
Current: 28.18
16.61
30.84
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 6.38
Beneish M-Score: -2.78
WACC vs ROIC
9.71%
26.78%
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 % 3.16
COST's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
53% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. COST: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
COST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.51  Med: 2.82 Max: 3.19
Current: 3.16
2.51
3.19
Net Margin % 2.21
COST's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
54% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. COST: 2.21 )
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: 2.21
1.52
2.08
ROE % 26.76
COST's ROE % is ranked higher than
89% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. COST: 26.76 )
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: 26.76
11.3
23.44
ROA % 8.04
COST's ROA % is ranked higher than
82% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. COST: 8.04 )
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: 8.04
5.09
7.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 24.28
COST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.33 vs. COST: 24.28 )
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: 24.28
17.27
24.66
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.80
COST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 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: 10.45 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
55% of the 312 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: -6.8  Med: 10.45 Max: 62
Current: 8.6
-6.8
62
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.30
COST's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 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
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

COST Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Ray Dalio 16,937 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,395 sh (+25.44%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,392,591 sh (+14.90%)
Jeff Auxier 10,275 sh (+5.13%)
John Rogers 228,597 sh (+4.11%)
Ken Fisher 105,036 sh (+4.09%)
Mario Gabelli 32,880 sh (+3.82%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Mairs and Power 3,002 sh (-1.77%)
Ruane Cunniff 21,184 sh (-9.08%)
Chris Davis 1,386,367 sh (-17.65%)
Tom Russo 5,318 sh (-19.95%)
Jim Simons 1,210,713 sh (-24.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,972 sh (-40.74%)
Spiros Segalas 1,366,274 sh (-38.42%)
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Q4 2017

COST Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 334,668 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 2,326,481 sh (+2114.94%)
Ray Dalio 83,954 sh (+395.68%)
Jim Simons 2,100,913 sh (+73.53%)
John Rogers 234,513 sh (+2.59%)
Jeff Auxier 10,276 sh (+0.01%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 5,318 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Spiros Segalas 1,366,274 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 21,150 sh (-0.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,381,860 sh (-0.77%)
Mairs and Power 2,876 sh (-4.20%)
Mario Gabelli 12,800 sh (-61.07%)
Chris Davis 13,590 sh (-99.02%)
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Q1 2018

COST Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Ron Baron 227 sh (New)
Mairs and Power 3,472 sh (+20.72%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,500,260 sh (+8.57%)
Ken Fisher 2,488,816 sh (+6.98%)
Pioneer Investments 354,387 sh (+5.89%)
Tom Russo 5,473 sh (+2.91%)
Mario Gabelli 13,065 sh (+2.07%)
Spiros Segalas 2,817,490 sh (+106.22%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Chris Davis 13,480 sh (-0.81%)
Ruane Cunniff 20,805 sh (-1.63%)
John Rogers 226,825 sh (-3.28%)
Jeff Auxier 9,776 sh (-4.87%)
Jim Simons 978,900 sh (-53.41%)
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Q2 2018

COST Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Paul Tudor Jones 24,073 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 10,107 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,593,821 sh (+349.74%)
Ron Baron 268 sh (+18.06%)
Mairs and Power 3,672 sh (+5.76%)
Ken Fisher 2,597,844 sh (+4.38%)
John Rogers 229,982 sh (+1.39%)
Jeff Auxier 9,777 sh (+0.01%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 13,480 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 5,473 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 20,709 sh (-0.46%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,423,532 sh (-5.11%)
Mario Gabelli 11,535 sh (-11.71%)
Jim Simons 19,300 sh (-98.03%)
Spiros Segalas 2,771,636 sh (-1.63%)
» More
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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
Ken Fisher 2018-06-30 Add 4.38%0.03%$182.61 - $211.75 $ 229.6716%2,597,844
John Rogers 2018-06-30 Add 1.39%0.01%$182.61 - $211.75 $ 229.6716%229,982
Ruane Cunniff 2018-06-30 Reduce -0.46%$182.61 - $211.75 $ 229.6716%20,709
Mario Gabelli 2018-06-30 Reduce -11.71%$182.61 - $211.75 $ 229.6716%11,535
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 New Buy0.03%$182.61 - $211.75 $ 229.6716%10,107
Ron Baron 2018-06-30 Add 18.06%$182.61 - $211.75 $ 229.6716%268
Ken Fisher 2018-03-31 Add 6.98%0.04%$178.61 - $198.91 $ 229.6722%2,488,816
John Rogers 2018-03-31 Reduce -3.28%0.02%$178.61 - $198.91 $ 229.6722%226,825
Ruane Cunniff 2018-03-31 Reduce -1.63%$178.61 - $198.91 $ 229.6722%20,805
Chris Davis 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.81%$178.61 - $198.91 $ 229.6722%13,480
Mario Gabelli 2018-03-31 Add 2.07%$178.61 - $198.91 $ 229.6722%13,065
Ron Baron 2018-03-31 New Buy$178.61 - $198.91 $ 229.6722%227
Ken Fisher 2017-12-31 Add 2114.94%0.56%$154.61 - $192.73 $ 229.6733%2,326,481
John Rogers 2017-12-31 Add 2.59%0.01%$154.61 - $192.73 $ 229.6733%234,513
Ruane Cunniff 2017-12-31 Reduce -0.16%$154.61 - $192.73 $ 229.6733%21,150
Chris Davis 2017-12-31 Reduce -99.02%0.96%$154.61 - $192.73 $ 229.6733%13,590
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Reduce -61.07%0.02%$154.61 - $192.73 $ 229.6733%12,800
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$154.61 - $192.73 $ 229.6733%0
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS: 452319    SIC: 5331
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Traded in other countries:COST.Argentina, COST.Austria, COWC34.Brazil, COST.Chile, CTO.Germany, COST.Mexico,
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 2017, Costco operated 514 membership warehouse clubs in the U.S., 97 in Canada, 37 in Mexico, 28 in the U.K., 26 in Japan, 13 each in Taiwan and Korea, 9 in Australia, 2 in Spain, and 1 in Iceland and France. Costco is the third-largest retailer in the U.S., with nearly $140 billion in annual revenue. Base and executive memberships cost $60 and $120 per year, respectively. The company sells food, fuel, and general merchandise to its members, but derives most of its profits from membership fees.

Top Ranked Articles about Costco Wholesale Corp

Costco Announces 10.3% Growth in Net Sales Net sales were $13.64 billion in September
Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST) informed the market Wednesday after close that net sales were $13.64 billion in September, reflecting a 10.27% increase year-over-year. Read more...
Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports September Sales Results
Costco (COST) Investigated by Block & Leviton LLP For Violations of Federal Securities Laws
Costco Drops After 4th Quarter Results Company whose stock Buffett owns warns of 'material weakness'
Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST)’s stock price fell as much as 4.18% in after-hours trading after the company produced fiscal fourth-quarter results. Read more...
National Retail Federation Forecasts Growth During Holiday Season Trade group says retailers will see a boost from strong economy
The National Retail Federation expects holiday retail sales to grow between 4.3% and 4.8% to $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion in the November to December period. Read more...
COSTCO AUTO PROGRAM ANNOUNCES NEW HOLIDAY SALES EVENT
Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports August Sales Results
Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
Why the Costco Stock Price Could Rise Further After 39% Surge in 1 Year The company seems to have the right strategy to generate improving financial performance
Recent third quarter results from Costco were generally positive. They showed a rise in net sales of 12.1%, an increase of $31.6 billion. Operating income moved 10.2% higher to $1.07 billion, while diluted earnings per share were $1.70. This was 7% higher than in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, and marginally ahead of analyst forecasts of $1.69. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 32.35
COST's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.85 vs. COST: 32.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
COST' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.33  Med: 25.52 Max: 35.35
Current: 32.35
14.33
35.35
Forward PE Ratio 29.67
COST's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.83 vs. COST: 29.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 32.35
COST's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
73% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.28 vs. COST: 32.35 )
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: 25.52 Max: 35.35
Current: 32.35
14.33
35.35
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 32.29
COST's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
60% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.12 vs. COST: 32.29 )
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: 26.42 Max: 84.18
Current: 32.29
16.5
84.18
PB Ratio 7.86
COST's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. COST: 7.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
COST' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 4.29 Max: 8.72
Current: 7.86
1.85
8.72
PS Ratio 0.73
COST's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. COST: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
COST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.73
0.24
0.76
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 30.15
COST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
62% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. COST: 30.15 )
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: 29.36 Max: 116.02
Current: 30.15
14.06
116.02
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 16.74
COST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
67% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.41 vs. COST: 16.74 )
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: 13.73 Max: 22.66
Current: 16.74
7.93
22.66
EV-to-EBIT 21.72
COST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.28 vs. COST: 21.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
COST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.9  Med: 15.5 Max: 23.3
Current: 21.72
8.9
23.3
EV-to-EBITDA 17.82
COST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.83 vs. COST: 17.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
COST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 11.8 Max: 17.7
Current: 17.82
6.5
17.7
EV-to-Revenue 0.71
COST's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
51% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. COST: 0.71 )
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: 0.8
Current: 0.71
0.2
0.8
PEG Ratio 4.31
COST's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. COST: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
COST' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 2.35 Max: 4.44
Current: 4.31
1.35
4.44
Shiller PE Ratio 48.02
COST's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.51 vs. COST: 48.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
COST' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.65  Med: 35.26 Max: 50.51
Current: 48.02
18.65
50.51
Current Ratio 1.01
COST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. COST: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
COST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.47
Current: 1.01
0.81
1.47
Quick Ratio 0.47
COST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. COST: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
COST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.47
0.11
0.79
Days Inventory 31.64
COST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
58% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.43 vs. COST: 31.64 )
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: 31.71
Current: 31.64
28.51
31.71
Days Payable 33.30
COST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
70% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 45.06 vs. COST: 33.30 )
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: 33.3
27
32.54

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.93
COST's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
76% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. COST: 0.93 )
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: 0.93
0.79
1.64
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.30
COST's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. COST: 0.30 )
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: 0.3
0.21
0.32
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 12.60
COST's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 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 % 0.99
COST's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
80% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. COST: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.74
COST's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
64% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. COST: 1.74 )
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: 1.74
1.46
3.03

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 7.86
COST's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. COST: 7.86 )
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: 3.11 Max: 7.99
Current: 7.86
1.56
7.99
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.22
COST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. COST: 3.22 )
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: 1.03  Med: 2.12 Max: 663
Current: 3.22
1.03
663
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.15
COST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
76% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. COST: 2.15 )
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: 1.61 Max: 2.56
Current: 2.15
0.87
2.56
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.58
COST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. COST: 1.58 )
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: 0.3  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.58
0.3
1.75
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 4.23
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: 1.73 vs. COST: 4.23 )
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: 0.6  Med: 2.23 Max: 4.24
Current: 4.23
0.6
4.24
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.52
COST's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
85% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. COST: 3.52 )
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: 1.86 Max: 3.33
Current: 3.52
1.09
3.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.60
COST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
53% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.71 vs. COST: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
COST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 6.4 Max: 11.2
Current: 4.6
4.3
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 10.18
COST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
54% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.05 vs. COST: 10.18 )
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: 13.3 Max: 15.8
Current: 10.18
9.8
15.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $141,576.00
EPS (TTM) $ 7.10
Beta1.17
Volatility16.44%
52-Week Range $157.00 - 245.16
Shares Outstanding (Mil)438.19

Analyst Estimate

Aug19 Aug20 Aug21
Revenue (Mil $) 152,097 163,257 180,511
EBIT (Mil $) 4,891 5,404 5,838
EBITDA (Mil $) 6,506 5,789 6,252
EPS ($) 7.73 8.38 9.45
EPS without NRI ($) 7.73 8.38 9.45
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
9.13%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.35 2.55 2.78

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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