Costco Wholesale Corporation Share Price and Company Fundamentals

14.970 (3.306%)
52 week
307.0 - 469.77

Last traded: Today at 8:00 PM

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio products; meat, bakery, and deli products, as well as produce; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers, as well as 615 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of October 07, 2020, the company operated 796 warehouses, including 552 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 102 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 27 in Japan, 16 in South Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China. It also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

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Company profile

Industry / SectorDiscount Stores / Consumer Defensive
Full time employees156000
Mailing address999 Lake Drive Issaquah WA 98027 United States
Phone / Fax425 313 8100 /


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Costco Wholesale Corporation paid $2.89 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 28 July 2021.The dividend payout ratio is 27.16%. The dividend payout ratio is defined as the amout of dividend paid divided by the earnings of the company.COST dividend payout ratio is less than 70. This is ideal as it gives company room to grow the dividends and also the excess earnings can be invested in company for growth.

COST's forward dividend amount is $3.16 and the forward dividend yield is 0.70%. A forward dividend yield is the percentage of a company's current stock price that it expects to pay out as dividends over a certain time period, generally 12 months. Forward dividend yields are generally used in circumstances where the yield is predictable based on past instances. If not, trailing yields, which indicate the same value over the previous 12 months, are used.

Company Executives

As of Sep 2021, following are the company executives and directors listed on Costco Wholesale Corporation.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. W. Craig JelinekPres, CEO & Director681.25M
Mr. Richard A. GalantiExec. VP, CFO & Director641.02M
Mr. Joseph P. PorteraExec. VP, COO of Eastern & Canadian Divisions and Chief Diversity Officer68959.47k
Mr. James P. MurphyExec. VP & COO of International Division67877.9k
Mr. Ron M. VachrisExec. VP & COO of Merchandising55865.48k
Mr. Paul G. MoultonExec. VP & Chief Information Officer69
Mr. Patrick J. CallansExec. VP of Admin.58
Mr. Robert E. NelsonSr. VP of Financial Planning & Investor Relations and Treasury
Mr. John SullivanSr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Sec.
Mr. Richard C. ChavezSr. VP of Costco Wholesale Industries & Bus. Devel.

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The return on equity signifies how well the management is running the company in terms of capital management. The ideal return on equity is greater than 10%. The return on equity is calculated as net income divided by total share holders equity.

Valuation and Trading Info

The market capitalization of Costco Wholesale Corporation is 206.78B and its enterprise value is 199.56B. The enterprise value to revenue ratio of COST is 1.07.

The COST's stocks Beta value is 0.65 making it 35% less volatile compared to NASDAQ market index. Technology stocks and small caps tend to have higher betas than the market benchmark. This indicates that adding the stock to a portfolio will increase the portfolio’s risk, but also increase its expected return. On the other hand utility stocks often have low betas because they tend to move more slowly than market averages.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Costco Wholesale Corporation's Stock Symbol?

Costco Wholesale Corporation trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "COST".

2. What is Costco Wholesale Corporation's stock price today?

One share of COST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $467.75.

3. How can I contact Costco Wholesale Corporation?

Costco Wholesale Corporation's mailing address is 999 Lake Drive Issaquah WA 98027 United States. The company can be reached via phone at 425 313 8100.

4. What is Costco Wholesale Corporation's official website?

The official website of Costco Wholesale Corporation is