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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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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 B Growth C Momentum B VGM

Industry Rank:

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An industry with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #1's and #2's will have a better average Zacks Rank than one with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #4's and #5's.

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 EPS data.

8/31/22 8/31/21 8/31/20 8/31/19 8/31/18
Sales 226,954 195,929 166,761 152,703 141,576
Cost Of Goods 199,382 170,684 144,939 132,886 123,152
Gross Profit 27,572 25,245 21,822 19,817 18,424
Selling & Adminstrative & Depr. & Amort Expenses 19,779 18,537 16,387 15,080 13,944
Income After Depreciation & Amortization 7,793 6,708 5,435 4,737 4,480
Non-Operating Income 205 143 92 178 121
Interest Expense 158 171 160 150 159
Pretax Income 7,840 6,680 5,367 4,765 4,442
Income Taxes 1,925 1,601 1,308 1,061 1,263
Minority Interest 71 72 57 45 45
Investment Gains/Losses 0 0 0 0 0
Other Income/Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Income From Cont. Operations 5,915 5,079 4,059 3,704 3,179
Extras & Discontinued Operations 0 0 0 0 0
Net Income (GAAP) 5,844 5,007 4,002 3,659 3,134
Depreciation Footnote 8/31/22 8/31/21 8/31/20 8/31/19 8/31/18
Income Before Depreciation & Amortization 9,693 8,489 7,080 6,229 5,917
Depreciation & Amortization (Cash Flow) 1,900 1,781 1,645 1,492 1,437
Income After Depreciation & Amortization 7,793 6,708 5,435 4,737 4,480
Earnings Per Share Data 8/31/22 8/31/21 8/31/20 8/31/19 8/31/18
Average Shares 444.76 444.35 443.90 442.92 441.83
Diluted EPS Before Non-Recurring Items 13.26 11.08 8.85 8.19 6.83
Diluted Net EPS (GAAP) 13.14 11.27 9.02 8.26 7.09

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

All items in Millions except EPS data.

11/30/22 8/31/22 5/31/22 2/28/22 11/30/21
Sales 72,091.00 52,596.00 51,904.00 50,363.00 62,675.00
Cost Of Goods 63,558.00 46,355.00 45,517.00 43,952.00 54,733.00
Gross Profit 8,533.00 6,241.00 6,387.00 6,411.00 7,942.00
SG&A, R&D, and Dept/Amort Expenses 6,036.00 4,450.00 4,575.00 4,718.00 5,667.00
Income After SG&A, R&D, and Dept/Amort Expenses 2,497.00 1,791.00 1,812.00 1,693.00 2,275.00
Non-Operating Income 67.00 71.00 25.00 42.00 68.00
Interest Expense 48.00 35.00 36.00 39.00 52.00
Pretax Income 2,516.00 1,827.00 1,801.00 1,696.00 2,291.00
Income Taxes 638.00 455.00 481.00 351.00 597.00
Minority Interest 10.00 19.00 21.00 21.00 24.00
Investment Gains/Losses 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other Income/Charges 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Income From Cont. Operations 1,878.00 1,372.00 1,320.00 1,345.00 1,694.00
Extras & Discontinued Operations 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Net Income (GAAP) 1,868.00 1,353.00 1,299.00 1,324.00 1,670.00
Earnings Per Share Data 11/30/22 8/31/22 5/31/22 2/28/22 11/30/21
Average Shares 444.66 444.89 444.92 444.60 444.37
Diluted EPS Before Non-Recurring Items 4.20 3.17 2.92 2.97 3.90
Diluted Net EPS (GAAP) 4.20 3.04 2.92 2.98 3.76