Quarterly Financial Watch for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)


Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) reported sales (ttm) of 123.29 Billion, whereas, 18 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 28534.4 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 28867 million and lower end at 27987.8 million.

16 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter, analysts estimated mean sale target of 41349.6 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 42517 million and 39028.1 million respectively.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Aug 24 AMC, whereas, 25 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 1.31. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 1.39 and lower end at 1.25 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 2 reported by 24 number of analyst for the quarter ending Current Qtr.(Aug2017). The analysts estimated mean EPS at 2 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 2.07 and 1.88 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 2. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 5 analysts is at 10.46%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 14 and 8.

Valuation Ratios of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 27.2 while the company’s industry has 24.18 P/E and the sector P/E is 19.84. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 29.56 and low P/E is 22.48, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 34.05 and 33.88 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 17.16 for the industry and 13.21 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, COST has Beta of 0.94 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 0.86 and 1.31 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of COST stands at 0.56 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 6.95. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 17.62, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 17.7 and 477022.34 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) stands at 5.95 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 8.02 and 3.96 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 10.05 and 15.48.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Trading Statistics:

The company declined -0.14% and closed its last trading session at $156.86. The market capitalization of the company is at $69.35 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $182.71 on 05/04/17 and 52-week Low of $136.59 on 11/04/16. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 1.39% and Monthly Volatility of 1.38%. The Beta for the company stands at 0.93 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 2.39.