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130.44
-0.15
-0.11%
After Hours :
130.44
0.00
0.00%

Open

128.58

Previous Close

130.59

Volume (Avg)

2.49M (1.98M)

Day's Range

128.56-130.54

52Wk Range

109.50-131.59

Market Cap.

57.17B

Dividend Rate (Yield )

1.42 (1.02%)

Beta

0.50

Shares Outstanding

437.76M

P/E Ratio (EPS)

28.09 (4.65)

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Fundamentals
  • Key statistics
  • Growth
  • Profitability
  • Financial health
  • Price ratios
  • Trading statistics
  • Management effectiveness
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Highlights
Analyst Recommendation: Outperform
    • Revenue

    • 112.64B

    • Net Income

    • 2.06B

    • Market Cap.

    • 57.17B

    • Enterprise Value

    • -

    • Net Profit Margin %

    • 1.83

    • PEG (Price/Earnings Growth) Ratio

    • 2.95

    • Beta

    • 0.50

    • Forward P/E

    • 25.32

    • Price/Sales

    • 0.51

    • Price/Book Value

    • 4.64

    • Price/Cash flow

    • 14.47

      • EBITDA

      • 4.34B

      • Return on Capital %

      • 6.50

      • Return on Equity %

      • 17.79

      • Return on Assets %

      • 6.50

      • Book Value/Share

      • 28.10

      • Shares Outstanding

      • 437.76M

      • Last Split Factor (Date)

      • -

      • Last Dividend (Ex-Date)

      • 0.36 (7/9/2014)

      • Dividend Declaration Date

      • 6/23/2014

      Analyst Recommendation
      10/21/2014
      Outperform
        • 1 Year Price Target

        • 132.00

        • Credit Rating

        • AA-

        • Analysts

        • 7

        • EPS Estimate

        • 5.09

        • Cashflow Estimate

        • 8.43

        Morningstar Consensus estimate data
        • Growth Rate (%)

        • Company

        • Industry

          • Sales (Revenue)

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 9.30

          • 0.99

          • Net Income

            YTD/YTD (last year)

          • 0.90

          • 2.98

          • Net Income

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 13.00

          • -5.88

          • Sales (Revenue)

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 9.54

          • 14.71

          • Net Income

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 13.60

          • 3.46

          • Dividends

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 14.36

          • 5.75

          • Profit Margins (%)

          • Company

          • Industry

            • Gross Margin

            • 12.59

            • 24.34

            • Pre-Tax Margin

            • 2.84

            • 4.93

            • Net Profit Margin

            • 1.83

            • 3.21

            • Average Gross Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 12.60

            • 24.82

            • Average Pre-Tax Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 2.80

            • 5.36

            • Average Net Profit Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 1.80

            • 1.10T

            • Financial Ratios

            • Company

            • Industry

              • Debt/Equity Ratio

              • 0.41

              • 0.59

              • Current Ratio

              • 1.22

              • 0.91

              • Quick Ratio

              • 0.59

              • 0.20

              • Interest Coverage

              • 29.29

              • 11.63

              • Leverage Ratio

              • 2.68

              • 2.63

              • Book Value/Share

              • 28.10

              • 22.59

              • Price Ratios

              • Company

              • Industry

                • Current P/E Ratio

                • 28.01

                • 18.66

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year High

                • 28.25

                • 35.39

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year Low

                • 11.48

                • 2.22

                • Price/Sales Ratio

                • 0.51

                • 0.55

                • Price/Book Value

                • 4.64

                • 3.36

                • Price/Cash Flow Ratio

                • 14.47

                • 11.33

                • Key Metrics

                • Company

                  • Shares Short

                    as of -

                  • -

                  • Short Ratio

                    as of -

                  • -

                  • Short % of Float

                    as of -

                  • -

                  • Shares Short

                    prior month

                  • -

                  • Trailing Annual Dividend Yield

                  • -

                  • 5 Year Average Dividend Yield

                  • -

                  • Key Metrics

                  • Company

                    • Payout Ratio

                    • 28.60

                    • Dividend Date

                    • 6/23/2014

                    • Ex-Dividend Date

                    • 7/9/2014

                    • Last Split Factor

                      new per old

                    • -

                    • Last Split Date

                    • -

                    • Key Metrics

                    • Company

                    • Industry

                      • Return on Equity %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 17.79

                        (14.90)

                      • 20.73

                        (22.48)

                      • Return on Assets %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 6.50

                        (6.30)

                      • 7.65

                        (8.14)

                      • Return on Capital %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 12.83

                        (12.40)

                      • 11.92

                        (12.49)

                      • Income/Employee

                      • 10.55k

                      • 7.08k

                      • Inventory Turnover

                      • 12.04

                      • 8.24

                      • Asset Turnover

                      • 3.56

                      • 2.38

                      Current Historical
                      Financials
                      • Income Statement
                      • Balance Sheet
                      • Cash Flow
                      Operating Income
                      3.22B
                      Operating Margin
                      2.86
                      Total Equity
                      -
                      Retained Earnings
                      -
                      Free Cashflow
                      -
                      Price/Cashflow
                      14.47
                      Ownership

                      Institutional Ownership

                      80.56%

                      Top 10 Institutions

                      31.89%

                      Mutual Fund Ownership

                      39.84%

                      Float

                      99.07%

                      5% / Insider Ownership

                      0.61%

                      Corporate insiders or major stockholders reporting trading activity in the stock.

                      Top Mutual Fund Owners

                      Top Institutional Owners

                      Mutual Fund Name

                      Institution Name

                      • Mutual Fund Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • VA CollegeAmerica Growth Fund of America

                      •  

                        11,573,183

                      • 4.19

                      • 2.64

                      • Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx

                      •  

                        7,154,400

                      • 0.45

                      • 1.63

                      • VA CollegeAmerica American Balanced

                      •  

                        5,677,326

                      • 0.00

                      • 1.30

                      • Fidelity® Contrafund® Fund

                      •  

                        4,706,464

                      • 0.00

                      • 1.08

                      • Davis New York Venture Fund

                      •  

                        4,593,141

                      • -11.72

                      • 1.05

                      • Vanguard Five Hundred Index Fund

                      •  

                        4,550,298

                      • 0.23

                      • 1.04

                      • Vanguard Institutional Index Fund

                      •  

                        4,440,277

                      • -1.06

                      • 1.01

                      • SPDR® S&P 500 ETF

                      •  

                        4,370,248

                      • 1.43

                      • 1.04

                      • PowerShares QQQ

                      •  

                        3,675,308

                      • 0.44

                      • 0.87

                      • Harbor Capital Appreciation Fund

                      •  

                        3,072,333

                      • -8.85

                      • 0.70

                      • Institution Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • Vanguard Group, Inc.

                      •  

                        22,245,694

                      • +1.75%

                      • 5.08

                      • Capital World Investors

                      •  

                        18,424,079

                      • -0.42%

                      • 4.20

                      • State Street Corp

                      •  

                        17,709,661

                      • +2.25%

                      • 4.04

                      • Fidelity Management and Research Company

                      •  

                        14,230,232

                      • -9.55%

                      • 3.25

                      • BlackRock Fund Advisors

                      •  

                        13,781,001

                      • +3.45%

                      • 3.14

                      • Davis Selected Advisers

                      •  

                        10,049,555

                      • -12.88%

                      • 2.29

                      • Jennison Associates LLC

                      •  

                        8,969,426

                      • -0.26%

                      • 2.05

                      • Capital Research Global Investors

                      •  

                        8,007,000

                      • +8.35%

                      • 1.83

                      • Northern Trust Investments, N.A.

                      •  

                        7,096,618

                      • -2.10%

                      • 1.62

                      Company Profile

                      Sector

                      Consumer Defensive

                      Industry

                      Discount Shops

                      Type

                      Aggressive Growth

                      Style

                      Large Core

                      Costco Wholesale Corp was incorporated in Washington and started operations in 1983. The Company and its subsidiaries operate membership warehouses. It offers its members low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and se...morelect private-label products in merchandise categories. At the year end, the Company operated 663 warehouses worldwide: 468 United States (U.S.) locations (in 43 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico), 88 Canadian locations, 33 Mexico locations, 26 United Kingdom (U.K.) locations, 20 Japan locations, 11 Korea locations, 10 Taiwan locations, six Australia locations, and one Spain location. The Company's online business operates websites in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Mexico. The category of items sold includes Food including dry and institutionally packaged foods,...more Sundries including snack foods, candy, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies, Hardlines including major appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio, and office supplies, Fresh Food including meat, produce, deli, and bakery, Softlines including apparel, small appliances, and home furnishings, and Ancillary and Other including gas stations, pharmacy, food court, and optical. Ancillary businesses within or next to our warehouses provide expanded products and services and encourage members to shop more frequently. The ancillary businesses in operation include Food Courts, Photo Processing Centers, Optical Dispensing Centers, Pharmacies, Hearing-Aid Centers, Gas Stations and warehouses. Its trademarks include Costco Wholesale and its private label brand, Kirkland Signature. Marketing activities generally include community outreach programs to local businesses in new and existing markets and direct mail to prospective new members. Ongoing promotional programs primarily relate to coupon mailers, The Costco Connection (a magazine we publish for our members), and e-mails to members promoting selected merchandise. It competes with warehouse club operations across the U.S. and Mexico primarily Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale Club. In addition, it competes on a worldwide basis with global, national and regional wholesalers and retailers, including supermarkets, supercenters, department and specialty stores, gasoline stations, and internet retailers. Competitors such as Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl’s and Amazon.com are among its significant general merchandise retail competitors. It also competes with operators selling a single category or narrow range of merchandise, such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, Office Depot, PetSmart, Staples, Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, CVS, Walgreens, and Best Buy.lessless

                      Key People

                      Mr. W. Craig Jelinek

                      Director/President/CEO

                      Mr. Jeffrey H. Brotman

                      Chairman of the Board/Co-Founder/Director

                      Mr. James D. Sinegal

                      Founder/Director

                      Mr. Richard A. Galanti

                      Executive VP/CFO/Director

                      Mr. Paul G. Moulton

                      Executive VP/Chief Information Officer

                      • Costco Wholesale Corp

                      • 999 Lake Drive

                      • Issaquah, WA 98027

                      • USA.Map

                      • Phone: +1 425 313-8100

                      • Fax: -

                      • costco.com

                      Incorporated

                      1983

                      Employees

                      195,000

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