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 41480.8 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 42517 million and lower end at 39028.1 million.
4 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Dec 5, 2017- Dec 11, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 32881.4 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 34307 million and 31915 million respectively.
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Oct 05 AMC at 2.08, whereas, 24 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 2.01. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 2.07 and lower end at 1.94 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.
The company has mean EPS estimate of 1.43 reported by 6 number of analyst for the quarter ending Current Qtr.(Nov2017). The analysts estimated mean EPS at 1.43 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 1.52 and 1.35 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 1.41. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 22 analysts is at 7.02%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 7.26 and 6.75.
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 the company’s industry has 13.86 P/E and the sector P/E is 16.24. The industry’s and sector’s high P/E for the past year is 113.68 and 31.67 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 6.78 for the industry and 10.26 for the Sector.
Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, COST has its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 0.9 and 0.77 respectively.
The industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 7.64 and 9.99 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 industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at -2.36 and -8.01 respectively.
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Trading Statistics:
The company declined -0.41% and closed its last trading session at $157.87. The market capitalization of the company is at $68.99 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 1.59% and Monthly Volatility of 1.22%. The Beta for the company stands at 0.94 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 2.6.