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Costco Wholesale Corp
NASDAQ:COST

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Costco Wholesale Corp
NASDAQ:COST
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Price: 743.89 USD -0.54% Market Closed
Updated: Mar 1, 2024

Intrinsic Value

Costco Wholesale Corp. engages in the operation of membership warehouses. [ Read More ]

The intrinsic value of one COST stock under the Base Case scenario is 429.12 USD. Compared to the current market price of 743.89 USD, Costco Wholesale Corp is Overvalued by 42%.

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COST Intrinsic Value
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429.12 USD
Overvaluation 42%
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Fundamental Analysis

Costco Q1 FY2024: Earnings and Sales Rise
2024-Q1 Earnings Call

Costco Q1 FY2024: Earnings and Sales Rise

Costco reported a net income of $1.589 billion in Q1 FY2024, up 16.5% from last year, boosted by increased sales and membership growth. Sales jumped 6.1% to $56.72 billion, with U.S. same-store sales up 2.6% when adjusted for gas deflation and foreign exchange. Worldwide traffic grew by 4.7%, offsetting a slight decrease in average transaction size. The company now has 72.0 million paid household members, up 7.6%, and membership fee income rose to $1.082 billion. Gross margin improved notably by 43 basis points to 11.04%, while SG&A expenses were up 25 basis points to 9.45%. Interest income also significantly increased, driven by higher rates and cash balances.

Financials

Balance Sheet Decomposition
Costco Wholesale Corp

Current Assets 40.1B
Cash & Short-Term Investments 17.9B
Receivables 2.5B
Other Current Assets 19.7B
Non-Current Assets 33.6B
PP&E 29.8B
Other Non-Current Assets 3.8B
Current Liabilities 36.8B
Accounts Payable 20.4B
Accrued Liabilities 6.7B
Other Current Liabilities 9.7B
Non-Current Liabilities 10.8B
Long-Term Debt 5.9B
Other Non-Current Liabilities 4.9B
Efficiency
Fundamental Scores

COST Profitability Score
Profitability Due Diligence

Costco Wholesale Corp's profitability score is 57/100. The higher the profitability score, the more profitable the company is.

Exceptional 3-Year Average ROE
Positive 3-Year Average ROIC
Exceptional ROE
Positive 3-Years Revenue Growth
57/100
Profitability
Score

Costco Wholesale Corp's profitability score is 57/100. The higher the profitability score, the more profitable the company is.

COST Solvency Score
Solvency Due Diligence

Costco Wholesale Corp's solvency score is 84/100. The higher the solvency score, the more solvent the company is.

High Interest Coverage
High Altman Z-Score
Low D/E
Negative Net Debt
84/100
Solvency
Score

Costco Wholesale Corp's solvency score is 84/100. The higher the solvency score, the more solvent the company is.

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COST Price Targets Summary
Costco Wholesale Corp

Wall Street analysts forecast COST stock price to drop over the next 12 months.

According to Wall Street analysts, the average 1-year price target for COST is 717.76 USD with a low forecast of 469.65 USD and a high forecast of 866.25 USD.

Lowest
Price Target
469.65 USD
37% Downside
Average
Price Target
717.76 USD
4% Downside
Highest
Price Target
866.25 USD
16% Upside
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Shareholder Return

COST Price
Costco Wholesale Corp

1M 1M
+6%
6M 6M
+37%
1Y 1Y
+56%
3Y 3Y
+128%
5Y 5Y
+260%
10Y 10Y
+675%
Annual Price Range
743.89
52w Low
470.16
52w High
747.96
Price Metrics
Average Annual Return 24.87%
Standard Deviation of Annual Returns 30.5%
Max Drawdown -1%
Shares Statistics
Market Capitalization 330.1B USD
Shares Outstanding 443 728 000
Percentage of Shares Shorted 1.29%

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Company Profile

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Costco Wholesale Corp

Country

United States of America

Industry

Retail

Market Cap

330.1B USD

Dividend Yield

0.55%

Description

Costco Wholesale Corp. engages in the operation of membership warehouses. The company is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington and currently employs 288,000 full-time employees. The firm's average warehouse space is approximately 146,000 square feet. The firm's warehouses on average operate on a seven-day, 70-hour week. The firm offers merchandise in various categories, which include food and sundries (including dry foods, packaged foods, groceries, snack foods, candy, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies); hardlines (including appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio); fresh foods (including meat, produce, deli, and bakery); softlines (including apparel and small appliances), and ancillary (including gasoline and pharmacy businesses).

Contact

WASHINGTON
Issaquah
999 Lake Dr
+14253138100.0
https://www.costco.com/

IPO

1985-12-05

Employees

288 000

Officers

President, CEO & Director
Mr. Ron M. Vachris
Executive VP, CFO & Director
Mr. Richard A. Galanti
Executive VP & COO of International Division
Mr. Pierre Riel
Senior EVP and COO of Warehouse Operations - U.S. & Mexico
Mr. Russell D. Miller
Executive Vice President of Administration
Mr. Patrick J. Callans
Vice President of Finance & Investor Relations
David Sherwood
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Executive VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mr. John Sullivan
Senior Vice President of Global Sustainability & Compliance
Sheri Flies
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Brenda Weber
Senior Vice President of Construction & Purchasing
Mr. Ali Moayeri
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What is the Intrinsic Value of one COST stock?

The intrinsic value of one COST stock under the Base Case scenario is 429.12 USD.

Is COST stock undervalued or overvalued?

Compared to the current market price of 743.89 USD, Costco Wholesale Corp is Overvalued by 42%.