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Costco Wholesale Corp
NASDAQ:COST

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Costco Wholesale Corp
NASDAQ:COST
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Price: 503.29 USD +1% Market Closed
Updated: Jan 29, 2023

Intrinsic Value

The intrinsic value of one COST stock under the Base Case scenario is 386.63 USD. Compared to the current market price of 503.29 USD, Costco Wholesale Corp is Overvalued by 23%.

The Intrinsic Value is calculated as the average of the two valuation methods:

COST Intrinsic Value
Base Case
386.63 USD
Overvaluation 23%
Intrinsic Value
Price
Worst Case
Base Case
Best Case

Fundamental Analysis

COST Profitability Score
Profitability Due Diligence

Costco Wholesale Corp's profitability score is 58/100. The higher the profitability score, the more profitable the company is.

58/100
Profitability
Score

Costco Wholesale Corp's profitability score is 58/100. The higher the profitability score, the more profitable the company is.

COST Solvency Score
Solvency Due Diligence

Costco Wholesale Corp's solvency score is 80/100. The higher the solvency score, the more solvent the company is.

Short-Term Liabilities
Long-Term Liabilities
Negative Net Debt
Low D/E
80/100
Solvency
Score

Costco Wholesale Corp's solvency score is 80/100. The higher the solvency score, the more solvent the company is.

Financials
Efficiency
12%
Gross Margin
3%
Operating Margin
3%
Net Margin
1%
FCF Margin
30%
ROE
18%
ROIC
Other

COST Capital Structure
Costco Wholesale Corp

Market Capitalization 223B USD
Total Debt 6.5B USD
Minority Interest 5M USD
Preferred Equity 0 USD
Cash and Equivalents 10.9B USD
Short-Term Investments 817M USD
Enterprise Value 218B USD

Wall St
Price Targets

COST Price Targets Summary
Costco Wholesale Corp

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

According to Wall Street analysts, the average 1-year price target for COST is 562.8 USD with a low forecast of 454.5 USD and a high forecast of 682.5 USD.

Lowest
Price Target
454.5 USD
10% Downside
Average
Price Target
562.8 USD
12% Upside
Highest
Price Target
682.5 USD
36% Upside
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Competitive Landscape

COST Competitors
Costco Wholesale Corp

COST Suppliers & Customers
Costco Wholesale Corp

Costco Wholesale Corp has 108 key suppliers from 14 countries and 25 industries. The majority of these suppliers are located in the United States of America, with the largest number of suppliers in the Consumer products industry.

United States of America
66
A
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Building
Terreno Realty Corp
Real Estate
O
Owlet Inc
Health Care
Wolverine World Wide Inc
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods
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Electrical Equipment
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Consumer products
Tapestry Inc
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods
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Consumer products
Oxford Industries Inc
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods
B
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Consumer products
PS Business Parks Inc
Real Estate
Generac Holdings Inc
Electrical Equipment
Post Holdings Inc
Food Products
UniFirst Corp
Commercial Services & Supplies
Griffon Corp
Building
Unifi Inc
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods
Vista Outdoor Inc
Leisure Products
P
Primo Water Corp
Beverages
T
Traeger Inc
Consumer products
HanesBrands Inc
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods
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Consumer products
Citigroup Inc
Banking
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Food Products
Orion Energy Systems Inc
Electrical Equipment
Newell Brands Inc
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Roku Inc
Media
P
PetIQ Inc
Health Care
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Monster Beverage Corp
Beverages
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Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure
Mission Produce Inc
Food Products
S
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V
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Momentive Global Inc
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V
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Food Products
LSI Industries Inc
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Omnicell Inc
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Electrical Equipment
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Nathan's Famous Inc
Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure
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Road & Rail
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L
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NETGEAR Inc
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J
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R
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Consumer products
Suppliers Map

Costco Wholesale Corp has 6 key customers from 1 countries and 6 industries. The majority of these customers are located in the United States of America, with the largest number of customers in the Consumer products industry.

Ownership

COST Insider Trading
Buy and sell transactions by insiders

Costco Wholesale Corp insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 12 months.

During the last 12 months Costco Wholesale Corp insiders bought 400k USD , and sold 11.6M USD worth of shares. The last transaction was made on Jan 29, 2023 by Decker Susan L (Director), who sold 460k USD worth of COST shares.

Sold
0-3
months
943k USD
2
3-6
months
2.7M USD
2
6-9
months
2.6M USD
3
9-12
months
5.4M USD
4
Bought
0-3
months
0
0 USD
3-6
months
0
0 USD
6-9
months
1
400k USD
9-12
months
0
0 USD
Cumulative Transactions Amount
Period Sold Bought Net
3 Months
943k USD
N/A
-943.4k
6 Months
3.6M USD
N/A
-3.6M
9 Months
6.2M USD
400k USD
-5.8M
12 Months
11.6M USD
400k USD
-11.2M
Purchases
9
Sales
668
Why is insider trading important?

Shareholder Return

COST Price
Costco Wholesale Corp

1M 1M
+10%
6M 6M
-7%
1Y 1Y
+0%
3Y 3Y
+70%
5Y 5Y
+171%
Annual Price Range
503.29
52w Low
415.71
52w High
606.02
Price Metrics
Average Annual Return 33.32%
Standard Deviation of Annual Returns 20.31%
Max Drawdown -31%
Shares Statistics
Market Capitalization 223B USD
Shares Outstanding 443 728 992
Percentage of Shares Shorted 1.05%

Company Profile

Costco Wholesale Corp

Country

United States of America

Industry

Retail

Market Cap

223B USD

Dividend Yield

0.72%

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

CEO & Director
Mr. W. Craig Jelinek
Pres, COO & Director
Mr. Ron M. Vachris
Exec. VP, CFO & Director
Mr. Richard A. Galanti
Exec. VP & COO of International Division
Mr. James P. Murphy
Sr. Exec. VP of U.S. Operations
Mr. Russell D. Miller
Exec. VP of Admin.
Mr. Patrick J. Callans
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Sr. VP of Financial Planning & Investor Relations and Treasury
Mr. Robert E. Nelson III
Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.
Mr. John Sullivan
Sr. VP of Membership, Marketing, Services & Publishing
Sandy Torrey
Sr. VP of Depots & Traffic
Mr. John D. Thelan
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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 386.63 USD.

Is COST stock undervalued or overvalued?

Compared to the current market price of 503.29 USD, Costco Wholesale Corp is Overvalued by 23%.