COST:NSD-Costco Wholesale Corporation (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Discount Stores | NSD

Last Closing Price

USD 310.51

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 137.17B

Volume

1.99M

Average Target Price

USD 303.80 (-2.16%)
Average Analyst Rating

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STA Verdict

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About

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio products; meat, bakery, and deli products, as well as produce; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates gas stations, pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers; and offers business delivery, travel, and various other services online in various countries. As of September 1, 2019, the company operated 782 warehouses, including 543 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 100 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 26 in Japan, 16 in South Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 11 in Australia, 2 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China. It also operates e-commerce Websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea, and Taiwan. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

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ETFs Containing COST

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
IBDK iShares iBonds Dec 2019 T.. 23.56 % 0.10 %

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USD0.63B
ICSU:LSE iShares S&P 500 Consu.. 6.95 % 0.15 %

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USD0.07B
2B7D:XETRA iShares S&P 500 Consu.. 6.95 % 0.15 %

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USD0.07B
XSCS:LSE Xtrackers MSCI USA Consum.. 6.86 % 0.12 %

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USD0.04B
IUCS:LSE iShares S&P 500 Consu.. 6.72 % 0.15 %

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USD0.07B
XUCS:LSE Xtrackers MSCI USA Consum.. 6.61 % 0.12 %

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USD0.04B
XUCS:XETRA Xtrackers MSCI USA Consum.. 6.61 % 0.12 %

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USD0.04B
ZFN:CA BMO SIA Focused North Ame.. 6.58 % 0.00 %

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USD0.15B
FSTA Fidelity MSCI Consumer St.. 6.19 % 0.08 %

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USD0.58B
JHMS John Hancock Exchange-Tra.. 5.10 % 0.40 %

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USD0.03B
PMR Invesco Dynamic Retail ET.. 4.91 % 0.63 %

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USD8.43M
RTH VanEck Vectors Retail ETF 4.83 % 0.35 %

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USD0.10B
ZPDS:F SPDR S&P U.S. Consume.. 4.55 % 0.15 %

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USD0.16B
ZPDS:XETRA SPDR S&P U.S. Consume.. 4.55 % 0.15 %

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USD0.16B
NEED Direxion Daily Cnsmr Stap.. 4.52 % 0.97 %

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USD5.16M
XLP Consumer Staples Select S.. 4.50 % 0.13 %

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USD13.58B
SXLP:LSE SPDR S&P U.S. Consume.. 4.39 % 0.15 %

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USD0.15B
VDC Vanguard Consumer Staples.. 4.21 % 0.10 %

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USD6.37B
SCC ProShares UltraShort Cons.. 3.85 % 0.95 %

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USD0.81M
IYC iShares U.S. Consumer Ser.. 3.84 % 0.42 %

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USD0.91B
XDWS:F Xtrackers MSCI World Cons.. 3.64 % 0.30 %

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USD0.20B
XDWS:XETRA Xtrackers MSCI World Cons.. 3.64 % 0.30 %

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KXI iShares Global Consumer S.. 3.61 % 0.46 %

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WCOS:LSE SPDR MSCI World Consumer .. 3.49 % 0.30 %

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XDWS:LSE Xtrackers MSCI World Cons.. 3.48 % 0.30 %

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USD0.23B
UCC ProShares Ultra Consumer .. 3.28 % 0.95 %

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HAU-U:CA Horizons Active US Divide.. 3.23 % 0.79 %

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HAU:CA Horizons Active US Divide.. 3.23 % 0.79 %

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MILN Global X Millennials Them.. 3.18 % 0.50 %

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FMK First Trust Mega Cap Alph.. 3.13 % 0.70 %

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HAZ:CA Horizons Active Global Di.. 3.07 % 0.94 %

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PQVG:LSE Invesco S&P 500 QVM U.. 2.62 % 0.35 %

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AMOM QRAFT AI-Enhanced U.S. La.. 2.60 % 0.75 %

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USD3.24M
QDVA:XETRA iShares Edge MSCI USA Mom.. 2.59 % 0.20 %

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IUMF:LSE iShares Edge MSCI USA Mom.. 2.59 % 0.20 %

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USD0.45B
IUMD:LSE iShares Edge MSCI USA Mom.. 2.59 % 0.20 %

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USD0.45B
QDVA:F IShares Edge MSCI USA Mom.. 2.59 % 0.20 %

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USD0.45B
DISC:CA BMO Global Consumer Discr.. 2.27 % 0.41 %

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USD0.02B
CAPS:CA Evolve Active US Core Equ.. 1.41 % 0.70 %

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USD3.62M
FLXU:F Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Eq.. 1.11 % 0.25 %

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USD0.05B
FLUS:CA Franklin LibertyQT U.S. E.. 1.11 % 0.28 %

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USD0.23B
FLXU:XETRA Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Eq.. 1.11 % 0.25 %

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USD0.05B
BSCJ Invesco BulletShares 2019.. 1.01 % 0.10 %

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SSPY Syntax ETF Trust - Syntax.. 0.76 % 0.30 %

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Discount Stores)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 5.64% 100% A+ 74% C
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 5.64% 100% A+ 74% C
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 48.52% 100% A+ 85% B
Dividend Return 1.21% 100% A+ 23% F
Total Return 49.72% 100% A+ 85% B
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 117.28% 100% A+ 82% B-
Dividend Return 15.07% 100% A+ 63% D
Total Return 132.35% 100% A+ 83% B
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 16.60% 80% B- 76% C
Dividend Return 2.23% 100% A+ 60% D-
Total Return 18.82% 80% B- 77% C+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 13.98% 100% A+ 80% B-
Risk Adjusted Return 134.61% 100% A+ 97% A+
Market Capitalization 137.17B 100% A+ 100% A+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Discount Stores)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 36.84 40% F 28% F
Price/Book Ratio 8.65 20% F 15% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 21.58 40% F 18% F
EV/EBITDA 21.53 60% D- 13% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 25.47% 100% A+ 93% A
Return on Invested Capital 17.74% 100% A+ 86% B
Return on Assets 6.36% 80% B- 87% B+
Debt to Equity Ratio 33.62% 50% F 52% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 2.58 80% B- 58% F
Short Percent 1.28% 100% A+ 74% C
Beta 0.87 60% D- 57% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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STA Verdict Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

What to not like:
Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Higly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.