Costco Wholesale Corp

$ 247.3 -1.23 (-0.49%)
Volume: 1,337,104 Avg Vol (1m): 1,548,004
Market Cap $: 108.78 Bil Enterprise Value $: 108.48 Bil
P/E (TTM): 31.70 P/B: 7.87
Earnings Power Value 68.04
Net Current Asset Value -16.56
Tangible Book 31.46
Projected FCF 80.27
Median P/S Value 156.37
Graham Number 74.3
Peter Lynch Value 65.13
DCF (FCF Based) 95.87
DCF (Earnings Based) 119.63
1Y (-%)

Financial Strength : 7/10

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.
Current vs industry vs history
Cash-to-Debt 1.10
Cash-To-Debt ranked higher than
58.18% of 373 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 10000, Med: 0.55, Min: -0.05
COST: 1.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-To-Debt only.
Cash-To-Debt range over the past 10 years
Min: -0.13, Med: 0.98, Max: 5.83
Current: 1.1
-0.13
5.83
Equity-to-Asset 0.32
Equity-to-Asset ranked lower than
70.35% of 371 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 0.99, Med: 0.41, Min: -7.22
COST: 0.32
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
Equity-to-Asset range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.28, Med: 0.44, Max: 0.54
Current: 0.32
0.28
0.54
Debt-to-Equity 0.47
Debt-to-Equity ranked lower than
50.68% of 292 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 1019.23, Med: 0.55, Min: 0.01
COST: 0.47
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
Debt-to-Equity range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.06, Med: 0.32, Max: 0.87
Current: 0.47
0.06
0.87
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.04
Debt-to-EBITDA ranked higher than
73.88% of 291 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 314.38, Med: 2.18, Min: 0.01
COST: 1.04
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
Debt-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.37, Med: 1.05, Max: 1.26
Current: 1.04
0.37
1.26
Interest Coverage 30.10
Interest Coverage ranked higher than
57.67% of 326 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 10000, Med: 18.97, Min: 0.01
COST: 30.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
Interest Coverage range over the past 10 years
Min: 16.61, Med: 28.34, Max: 30.84
Current: 30.1
16.61
30.84
Piotroski F-Score 5
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3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Altman Z-Score 6.37
DISTRESS
GREY
SAFE
Beneish M-Score -2.54
Not Manipulator
Manipulator
WACC vs ROIC %
ROIC 27.91%
WACC 8.28%

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.
Current vs industry vs history
Operating Margin % 3.17
Operating Margin ranked higher than
53.33% of 375 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 657.85, Med: 2.88, Min: -9000
COST: 3.17
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin only.
Operating Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.51, Med: 2.88, Max: 3.19
Current: 3.17
2.51
3.19
Net Margin % 2.34
Net Margin ranked higher than
54.40% of 375 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 1800.17, Med: 1.97, Min: -9000
COST: 2.34
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin only.
Net Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.52, Med: 1.89, Max: 2.34
Current: 2.34
1.52
2.34
ROE % 27.06
ROE ranked higher than
89.32% of 365 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 961.01, Med: 9.14, Min: -814.03
COST: 27.06
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE only.
ROE range over the past 10 years
Min: 11.3, Med: 17.69, Max: 27.06
Current: 27.06
11.3
27.06
ROA % 8.38
ROA ranked higher than
81.91% of 376 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 59.4, Med: 3.77, Min: -4325.15
COST: 8.38
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA only.
ROA range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.09, Med: 6.8, Max: 8.38
Current: 8.38
5.09
8.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 24.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) ranked higher than
71.12% of 374 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 678.33, Med: 14.33, Min: -51314.81
COST: 24.63
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) only.
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 17.27, Med: 23.1, Max: 24.66
Current: 24.63
17.27
24.66
3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate 6.80
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate ranked higher than
55.98% of 343 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 177.1, Med: 3.7, Min: -100
COST: 6.9
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.1, Med: 10.1, Max: 15.7
Current: 6.9
4.1
15.7
3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate 7.50
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate ranked higher than
54.81% of 312 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 224, Med: 6.5, Min: -229.6
COST: 7.6
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -6.8, Med: 10.1, Max: 62
Current: 7.6
-6.8
62
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate 9.70
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate ranked higher than
50.35% of 288 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 285.6, Med: 9.3, Min: -162.1
COST: 9.7
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate only.
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -17.9, Med: 9.9, Max: 41.7
Current: 9.7
-17.9
41.7

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Business Description

Industry Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS : 452319    SIC : 5331
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Address 999 Lake Drive, Issaquah, WA, USA, 98027
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.

Ratios

Current vs industry vs history
PE Ratio (TTM) 31.70
PE Ratio ranked lower than
73.93% of 303 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 568.4, Med: 18.85, Min: 0.5
COST: 31.7
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 14.33, Med: 25.72, Max: 34.01
Current: 31.7
14.33
34.01
Forward PE Ratio 29.33
Forward P/E ranked lower than
85.14% of 74 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 123.46, Med: 17.83, Min: 4.09
COST: 29.33
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 31.70
PE without NRI ranked lower than
72.61% of 303 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 568.4, Med: 19.28, Min: 0.5
COST: 31.7
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE without NRI only.
PE without NRI range over the past 10 years
Min: 14.33, Med: 25.72, Max: 34.01
Current: 31.7
14.33
34.01
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 42.62
Price-to-Owner-Earnings ranked lower than
59.53% of 215 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 320.17, Med: 21.12, Min: 0.26
COST: 42.62
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
Price-to-Owner-Earnings range over the past 10 years
Min: 16.5, Med: 26.51, Max: 84.18
Current: 42.62
16.5
84.18
PB Ratio 7.87
PB Ratio ranked lower than
91.46% of 363 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 422, Med: 1.73, Min: 0.02
COST: 7.87
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PB Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.85, Med: 4.51, Max: 8.27
Current: 7.87
1.85
8.27
PS Ratio 0.75
PS Ratio ranked lower than
58.58% of 367 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 41.2, Med: 0.48, Min: 0.01
COST: 0.75
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PS Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.24, Med: 0.47, Max: 0.75
Current: 0.75
0.24
0.75
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 41.16
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ranked lower than
62.25% of 151 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 325, Med: 19.33, Min: 0.91
COST: 41.16
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 14.06, Med: 29.4, Max: 116.02
Current: 41.16
14.06
116.02
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 19.48
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow ranked lower than
67.35% of 196 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 41440, Med: 10.41, Min: 0.18
COST: 19.48
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 7.93, Med: 13.82, Max: 22.66
Current: 19.48
7.93
22.66
EV-to-EBIT 22.48
EV-to-EBIT ranked lower than
63.21% of 318 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 4789.57, Med: 15.28, Min: 0.25
COST: 22.48
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EV-to-EBIT range over the past 10 years
Min: 8.9, Med: 15.6, Max: 23.2
Current: 22.48
8.9
23.2
EV-to-EBITDA 17.33
EV-to-EBITDA ranked lower than
65.23% of 325 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 6475, Med: 11.83, Min: 0.28
COST: 17.33
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EV-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 6.5, Med: 11.9, Max: 17.6
Current: 17.33
6.5
17.6
EV-to-Revenue 0.74
EV-to-Revenue ranked lower than
50.96% of 365 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 257534, Med: 0.58, Min: 0.01
COST: 0.74
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
EV-to-Revenue range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.2, Med: 0.5, Max: 0.8
Current: 0.74
0.2
0.8
PEG Ratio 3.99
PEG Ratio ranked lower than
70.62% of 177 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 154.69, Med: 2.19, Min: 0.03
COST: 3.99
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
PEG Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.35, Med: 2.36, Max: 4.28
Current: 3.99
1.35
4.28
Shiller PE Ratio 47.91
Shiller PE Ratio ranked lower than
80.81% of 99 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 137.54, Med: 21.51, Min: 0.15
COST: 47.91
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
Shiller PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 18.65, Med: 35.54, Max: 49.08
Current: 47.91
18.65
49.08
Current Ratio 0.96
Current Ratio ranked lower than
65.53% of 351 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 20.74, Med: 1.2, Min: 0.05
COST: 0.96
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
Current Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.81, Med: 1.07, Max: 1.47
Current: 0.96
0.81
1.47
Quick Ratio 0.46
Quick Ratio ranked lower than
76.07% of 351 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 18.78, Med: 0.77, Min: 0.03
COST: 0.46
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
Quick Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.11, Med: 0.44, Max: 0.79
Current: 0.46
0.11
0.79
Days Inventory 31.84
Days Inventory ranked higher than
57.92% of 366 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 586.67, Med: 39.43, Min: 1
COST: 31.84
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
Days Inventory range over the past 10 years
Min: 28.82, Med: 30.45, Max: 31.84
Current: 31.84
28.82
31.84
Days Payable 30.51
Days Payable ranked lower than
69.70% of 264 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 817.38, Med: 45.06, Min: 0.43
COST: 30.51
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
Days Payable range over the past 10 years
Min: 27, Med: 31.41, Max: 33.3
Current: 30.51
27
33.3

Dividend & Buy Back

Current vs industry vs history
Dividend Yield % 0.95
Trailing Dividend Yield ranked lower than
75.86% of 497 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 56.2, Med: 1.93, Min: 0.06
COST: 0.95
Ranked among companies with meaningful Trailing Dividend Yield only.
Trailing Dividend Yield range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.82, Med: 1.07, Max: 1.64
Current: 0.95
0.82
1.64
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.29
Dividend Payout Ratio ranked higher than
79.59% of 294 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 7.62, Med: 0.32, Min: 0.02
COST: 0.29
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
Dividend Payout Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.25, Med: 0.28, Max: 0.32
Current: 0.29
0.25
0.32
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate (Per Share) 12.30
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate ranked higher than
65.79% of 190 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 104.7, Med: 7.7, Min: -100
COST: 12.3
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: 0, Max: 40.1
Current: 12.3
0
40.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.05
Forward Dividend Yield ranked lower than
80.21% of 470 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 56.2, Med: 2.22, Min: 0.08
COST: 1.05
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield-on-Cost (5-Year) % 1.73
Yield-on-Cost (5y) ranked lower than
63.74% of 535 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 15204.26, Med: 2.97, Min: 0.05
COST: 1.73
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield-on-Cost (5y) only.
Yield-on-Cost (5y) range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.5, Med: 1.95, Max: 2.99
Current: 1.73
1.5
2.99

Valuation & Return

Current vs industry vs history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 7.86
Price-to-Tangible-Book ranked lower than
85.67% of 328 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 177.3, Med: 2.14, Min: 0.02
COST: 7.86
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
Price-to-Tangible-Book range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.56, Med: 3.12, Max: 7.99
Current: 7.86
1.56
7.99
Price-to-Projected-FCF 3.08
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF ranked lower than
72.17% of 212 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 66.68, Med: 1.56, Min: 0.11
COST: 3.08
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.03, Med: 2.17, Max: 663
Current: 3.08
1.03
663
Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.07
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) ranked lower than
75.86% of 58 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 5.79, Med: 1.39, Min: 0.3
COST: 2.07
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.87, Med: 1.63, Max: 2.56
Current: 2.07
0.87
2.56
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.58
Price-to-Median-PS-Value ranked lower than
67.63% of 312 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 23, Med: 1.11, Min: 0.09
COST: 1.58
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
Price-to-Median-PS-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.29, Med: 0.92, Max: 1.72
Current: 1.58
0.29
1.72
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 3.80
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value ranked lower than
90.91% of 110 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 148.5, Med: 1.73, Min: 0.3
COST: 3.8
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.6, Med: 2.25, Max: 4.24
Current: 3.8
0.6
4.24
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.33
Price-to-Graham-Number ranked lower than
85.20% of 250 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 13.13, Med: 1.36, Min: 0.05
COST: 3.33
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
Price-to-Graham-Number range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.99, Med: 1.84, Max: 3.41
Current: 3.33
0.99
3.41
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 4.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) ranked lower than
53.46% of 376 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 400, Med: 5.71, Min: -217.39
COST: 4.46
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.3, Med: 6.4, Max: 11.2
Current: 4.46
4.3
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 10.40
Forward Rate of Return ranked higher than
53.73% of 255 companies
in the Discount Stores industry.
Industry Max: 860.21, Med: 9.05, Min: -125.99
COST: 10.4
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return only.
Forward Rate of Return range over the past 10 years
Min: 9.8, Med: 13.3, Max: 15.8
Current: 10.4
9.8
15.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $ 147,237
EPS (TTM) $ 7.8
Beta 1.04
Volatility % 19.49
52-Week Range $ 189.51 - 251.01
Shares Outstanding (Mil) 439.88

Analyst Estimate

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score 5
Positive ROA Y
Positive CFROA Y
Higher ROA yoy Y
CFROA > ROA Y
Lower Leverage yoy Y
Higher Current Ratio yoy N
Less Shares Outstanding yoy N
Higher Gross Margin yoy N
Higher Asset Turnover yoy N