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Costco Wholesale (COST)

(Delayed Data from NSDQ)

$809.73 USD

809.73
1,622,063

+13.39 (1.68%)

Updated May 24, 2024 04:00 PM ET

After-Market: $810.15 +0.42 (0.05%) 7:58 PM ET

Zacks Rank:

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1Strong Buy24.08%
2Buy17.91%
3Hold9.44%
4Sell5.10%
5Strong Sell2.55%
S&P50011.04%

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3-Hold of 5     3    

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The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

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

Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

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C Value A Growth D 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 38% (95 out of 250)

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.

8/31/2023 8/31/2022 8/31/2021 8/31/2020 8/31/2019
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 15,234 11,049 12,175 13,305 9,444
Receivables 2,285 2,241 1,803 1,550 1,535
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 16,651 17,907 14,215 12,242 11,395
Other Current Assets 1,709 1,499 1,312 1,023 1,111
Total Current Assets 35,879 32,696 29,505 28,120 23,485
Net Property & Equipment 26,684 24,646 23,492 21,807 20,890
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 3,718 4,050 3,381 2,841 1,025
Total Assets 68,994 64,166 59,268 55,556 45,400
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 8/31/2023 8/31/2022 8/31/2021 8/31/2020 8/31/2019
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 17,483 17,848 16,278 14,172 11,679
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 1,081 73 799 95 1,699
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 6,428 6,292 5,761 4,998 4,356
Income Taxes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Liabilities 8,591 7,785 6,603 5,579 5,503
Total Current Liabilities 33,583 31,998 29,441 24,844 23,237
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 0 0 0 0 0
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 5,377 6,484 6,692 7,514 5,124
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 2,550 2,555 2,415 1,935 1,455
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 43,936 43,519 41,190 36,851 29,816
Shareholders Equity 8/31/2023 8/31/2022 8/31/2021 8/31/2020 8/31/2019
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 2 2 4 4 4
Capital Surplus 7,340 6,884 7,031 6,698 6,417
Retained Earnings 19,521 15,585 11,666 12,879 10,258
Other Equity -1,805 -1,824 -623 -876 -1,095
Treasury Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity 25,058 20,647 18,078 18,705 15,584
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 68,994 64,166 59,268 55,556 45,400
Total Common Equity 25,058 20,647 18,078 18,705 15,584
Shares Outstanding 443.10 442.60 441.80 441.20 439.70
Book Value Per Share 56.55 46.65 40.92 42.40 35.44

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

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

2/29/2024 11/30/2023 8/31/2023 5/31/2023 2/28/2023
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 10,321 17,864 15,234 13,708 13,705
Receivables 2,779 2,542 2,285 2,502 2,714
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 17,075 18,001 16,651 16,324 16,081
Other Current Assets 1,971 1,673 1,709 1,755 1,830
Total Current Assets 32,146 40,080 35,879 34,289 34,330
Net Property & Equipment 27,601 27,168 26,684 25,931 25,724
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 3,836 3,803 3,718 3,726 3,935
Total Assets 66,323 73,723 68,994 66,752 66,848
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 2/29/2024 11/30/2023 8/31/2023 5/31/2023 2/28/2023
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 17,494 20,357 17,483 16,853 16,407
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 1,080 1,080 1,081 0 76
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 7,069 6,681 6,428 6,193 6,499
Income Taxes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Liabilities 9,045 8,650 8,591 8,662 9,534
Total Current Liabilities 34,688 36,768 33,583 31,708 32,516
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 0 0 0 0 0
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 5,865 5,866 5,377 6,497 6,506
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 2,522 2,550 2,467 2,470
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 45,563 47,576 43,936 43,179 44,049
Shareholders Equity 2/29/2024 11/30/2023 8/31/2023 5/31/2023 2/28/2023
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 2 2 2 2 2
Capital Surplus 7,620 7,489 7,340 7,211 7,123
Retained Earnings 14,980 20,499 19,521 18,035 17,341
Other Equity -1,842 -1,843 -1,805 -1,675 -1,667
Treasury Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity 20,760 26,147 25,058 23,573 22,799
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 66,323 73,723 68,994 66,752 66,848
Total Common Equity 20,760 26,147 25,058 23,573 22,799
Shares Outstanding 443.50 443.70 443.10 443.10 443.40
Book Value Per Share 46.81 58.93 56.55 53.20 51.42