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Costco Wholesale Corp  (NAS:COST) EPS (Diluted): USD 7.80 (TTM As of Feb. 2019)

Costco Wholesale Corp's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Feb. 2019 was USD 2.01. Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2019 was USD 7.80.

Costco Wholesale Corp's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Feb. 2019 was USD 2.02. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2019 was USD 7.86.

Costco Wholesale Corp's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Feb. 2019 was USD 2.01. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2019 was USD 7.80.

During the past 12 months, Costco Wholesale Corp's average EPS without NRIGrowth Rate was 16.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRIGrowth Rate was 9.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 8.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 10.60% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the EPS without NRI Growth Rate using EPS without NRI data.

During the past 13 years, Costco Wholesale Corp's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 41.70% per year. The lowest was -17.90% per year. And the median was 9.90% per year.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Costco Wholesale Corp Annual Data

Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18
EPS (Diluted) Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.65 5.37 5.33 6.08 7.09

Costco Wholesale Corp Quarterly Data

May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19
EPS (Diluted) Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.59 1.70 2.36 1.73 2.01

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Costco Wholesale Corp Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Costco Wholesale Corp's EPS (Diluted) falls into.



Calculation

EPS (Diluted) is a rough measurement of the amount of a company's profit that can be allocated to one share of its stock. Diluted EPS takes into account all of the outstanding dilutive securities that could potentially be exercised (such as stock options and convertible preferred stock) and shows how such an action would impact earnings per share.

Costco Wholesale Corp's Diluted EPS for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2018 is calculated as

Diluted EPS (A: Aug. 2018 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(3134-0)/441.834
=7.09

Costco Wholesale Corp's Diluted EPS for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2019 is calculated as

Diluted EPS (Q: Feb. 2019 )=(Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(889-0)/442.337
=2.01

EPS (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2019 was 1.7 (May. 2018 ) + 2.36 (Aug. 2018 ) + 1.73 (Nov. 2018 ) + 2.01 (Feb. 2019 ) = USD 7.80

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

EPS is the single most important variable used by Wall Street in determining the earnings power of a company. But investors need to be aware that Earnings per Share can be easily manipulated by adjusting depreciation and amortization rate or non-recurring items. That's why GuruFocus lists EPS without NRI, which better reflects the company's underlying performance.


Be Aware

Compared with Earnings per share, a company's cash flow is better indicator of the company's earnings power.

If a company's earnings per share is less than cash flow per share over long term, investors need to be cautious and find out why.


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