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Costco Wholesale (COST)

(Delayed Data from NSDQ)

$488.66 USD

488.66
2,454,330

-5.87 (-1.19%)

Updated Dec 5, 2022 04:00 PM ET

After-Market: $489.00 +0.34 (0.07%) 7:58 PM ET

Zacks Rank:

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1Strong Buy24.51%
2Buy17.96%
3Hold9.47%
4Sell5.16%
5Strong Sell2.21%
S&P50010.66%

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3-Hold of 5     3    

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Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

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C Value B Growth C Momentum B VGM

Industry Rank:

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The industry with the best average Zacks Rank would be considered the top industry (1 out of 265), which would place it in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Industries. The industry with the worst average Zacks Rank (265 out of 265) would place in the bottom 1%.

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Top 18% (45 out of 251)

Industry: Retail - Discount Stores

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Fiscal Year End for Costco Wholesale Corporation falls in the month of August.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

8/31/2022 8/31/2021 8/31/2020 8/31/2019 8/31/2018
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 11,049 12,175 13,305 9,444 7,259
Receivables 2,241 1,803 1,550 1,535 1,669
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 17,907 14,215 12,242 11,395 11,040
Other Current Assets 1,499 1,312 1,023 1,111 321
Total Current Assets 32,696 29,505 28,120 23,485 20,289
Net Property & Equipment 24,646 23,492 21,807 20,890 19,681
Investments & Advances 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 0 0 0 0 0
Deposits & Other Assets 4,050 3,381 2,841 1,025 860
Total Assets 64,166 59,268 55,556 45,400 40,830
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 8/31/2022 8/31/2021 8/31/2020 8/31/2019 8/31/2018
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 17,848 16,278 14,172 11,679 11,237
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 73 799 95 1,699 0
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 6,292 5,761 4,998 4,356 4,051
Income Taxes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Liabilities 7,785 6,603 5,579 5,503 4,638
Total Current Liabilities 31,998 29,441 24,844 23,237 19,926
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 0 0 0 0 0
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 6,484 6,692 7,514 5,124 6,487
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 2,555 2,415 1,935 1,455 1,314
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 43,519 41,190 36,851 29,816 27,727
Shareholders Equity 8/31/2022 8/31/2021 8/31/2020 8/31/2019 8/31/2018
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 2 4 4 4 4
Capital Surplus 6,884 7,031 6,698 6,417 6,107
Retained Earnings 15,585 11,666 12,879 10,258 7,887
Other Equity -1,824 -623 -876 -1,095 -895
Treasury Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity 20,647 18,078 18,705 15,584 13,103
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 64,166 59,268 55,556 45,400 40,830
Total Common Equity 20,647 18,078 18,705 15,584 13,103
Shares Outstanding 442.60 441.80 441.20 439.70 438.50
Book Value Per Share 46.65 40.92 42.40 35.44 29.88

Fiscal Year End for Costco Wholesale Corporation falls in the month of August.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

11/30/2022 8/31/2022 5/31/2022 2/28/2022 11/30/2021
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 11,049 11,831 12,296 13,476 12,175
Receivables 2,241 1,991 2,232 1,932 1,803
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 17,907 17,623 16,485 16,942 14,215
Other Current Assets 1,499 1,563 1,552 1,500 1,312
Total Current Assets 32,696 33,008 32,565 33,850 29,505
Net Property & Equipment 24,646 24,143 24,052 23,887 23,492
Investments & Advances 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 0 0 0 0 0
Deposits & Other Assets 4,050 3,970 3,621 3,509 3,381
Total Assets 64,166 63,852 63,078 64,149 59,268
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 11/30/2022 8/31/2022 5/31/2022 2/28/2022 11/30/2021
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 17,848 17,651 17,089 19,561 16,278
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 73 77 0 799 799
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 6,292 5,918 6,145 5,711 5,761
Income Taxes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Liabilities 7,785 8,199 8,311 7,271 6,603
Total Current Liabilities 31,998 31,845 31,545 33,342 29,441
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 0 0 0 0 0
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 6,484 6,507 6,658 6,667 6,692
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 2,555 2,311 2,491 2,415
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 43,519 43,339 43,102 45,149 41,190
Shareholders Equity 11/30/2022 8/31/2022 5/31/2022 2/28/2022 11/30/2021
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 2 4 4 4 4
Capital Surplus 6,884 7,272 7,186 7,064 7,031
Retained Earnings 15,585 14,294 13,474 12,606 11,666
Other Equity -1,824 -1,057 -688 -674 -623
Treasury Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity 20,647 20,513 19,976 19,000 18,078
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 64,166 63,852 63,078 64,149 59,268
Total Common Equity 20,647 20,513 19,976 19,000 18,078
Shares Outstanding 442.60 442.90 443.20 443.40 441.80
Book Value Per Share 46.65 46.32 45.07 42.85 40.92