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tickrz rank
B
Costco Wholesale Corp (COST)
Services | Discount, Variety Stores
CEO: Walter Craig Jelinek
Employees: 218000
costco.com
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
Pure Value Rank274Dividend Rank67
Moat Rank38Financial Strength Rank10
Growth Rank220Momentum Rank167
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield1.05%
Payout Ratio31.87%
3 yr Dividend Growth13.26%
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio31.73x
P/B Ratio6.08x
P/S Ratio0.62x
EV/EBITDA Ratio14.85x
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score7
Debt-to-Equity40%
Interest Coverage29.01x
MOAT
ROE20.13%
ROIC21.2%
Net Margin1.98%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth10.06%
5 yr SPS Growth5.95%
5 yr BPS Growth-0.02%
Costco Wholesale Corp has carved out a durable competitive advantage within its industry
 tickrz summary
Costco Wholesale Corp receives a B ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
 value
 pure value ranking Warren Buffett ranking
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Costco Wholesale Corp's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 31.7x, a P/B ratio of 6.1x, a P/S ratio of 0.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 14.9x. Costco Wholesale Corp ranks 274 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively average score.Costco Wholesale Corp ranks 54 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a strong score, meaning it ranks highly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Costco Wholesale Corp warrants further investigation.

 quality
 moat financial strength
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Costco Wholesale Corp appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Services sector. Costco Wholesale Corp has a Piotroski F Score of 7 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 29.01x, a debt/equity ratio of 40% and a Moat Rank of 38 translate to a strong Financial Strength score.


 momentum
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 19.17% over the last 12 months. This performance is average compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 167. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Costco Wholesale Corp will not appeal to momentum investors.

 yield
 value + yield
Shares currently yield 1.05%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Costco Wholesale Corp ranks 67 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will want to closely investigate Costco Wholesale Corp.

 growth
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value produce an average score. 10.1% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 6% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 0% combine to produce this average score.

Costco Wholesale Corp (COST)
Services | Discount, Variety Stores
CEO: Walter Craig Jelinek
Employees: 218000
costco.com


tickrz rank
B

VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio31.73x
P/B Ratio6.08x
P/S Ratio0.62x
EV/EBITDA Ratio14.85x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield1.05%
Payout Ratio31.87%
3 yr Dividend Growth13.26%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score7
Debt-to-Equity40%
Interest Coverage29.01x
MOAT
ROE20.13%
ROIC21.2%
Net Margin1.98%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth10.06%
5 yr SPS Growth5.95%
5 yr BPS Growth-0.02%

TICKRZ RANK
Costco Wholesale Corp receives a B ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Costco Wholesale Corp's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 31.7x, a P/B ratio of 6.1x, a P/S ratio of 0.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 14.9x. Costco Wholesale Corp ranks 274 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively average score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Costco Wholesale Corp ranks 54 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a strong score, meaning it ranks highly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Costco Wholesale Corp warrants further investigation.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Costco Wholesale Corp appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Services sector.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Costco Wholesale Corp has a Piotroski F Score of 7 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 29.01x, a debt/equity ratio of 40% and a Moat Rank of 38 translate to a strong Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 19.17% over the last 12 months. This performance is average compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 167. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Costco Wholesale Corp will not appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 1.05%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Costco Wholesale Corp ranks 67 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will want to closely investigate Costco Wholesale Corp.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value produce an average score. 10.1% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 6% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 0% combine to produce this average score.