Costco Wholesale Corporation Share Price and Company Fundamentals

5.010 (0.941%)
52 week
406.51 - 612.27

Last traded: Last Friday 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 offers sundries, dry groceries, candies, coolers, freezers, liquor, and tobacco and deli products; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio products, sporting goods, tires, toys and seasonal products, office supplies, automotive care products, postages, tickets, apparel, small appliances, furniture, domestics, housewares, special order kiosks, and jewelry; and meat, produce, service deli, and bakery products. It also operates pharmacies, opticals, food courts, hearing-aid centers, and tire installation centers, as well as 636 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of August 29, 2021, the company operated 815 membership warehouses, including 564 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 105 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 30 in Japan, 29 in the United Kingdom, 16 in South Korea, 14 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 employees288000
Mailing address999 Lake Drive Issaquah WA 98027 United States
Phone / Fax425 313 8100 /


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Costco Wholesale Corporation paid $3.27 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 27 July 2022.The dividend payout ratio is 25.75%. 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 $3.6 and the forward dividend yield is 0.67%. 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 Aug 2022, following are the company executives and directors listed on Costco Wholesale Corporation.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. W. Craig JelinekCEO & Director691.55M
Mr. Ron M. VachrisPres, COO & Director561M
Mr. Richard A. GalantiExec. VP, CFO & Director651.03M
Mr. James P. MurphyExec. VP & COO of International Division68890.48k
Mr. Patrick J. CallansExec. VP of Admin.59
Mr. Robert E. Nelson IIISr. VP of Financial Planning & Investor Relations and Treasury
Mr. John SullivanExec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.
Sandy TorreySr. VP of Membership, Marketing, Services & Publishing
Mr. John D. ThelanSr. VP of Depots & Traffic
Mr. Timothy L. RoseExec. VP of Ancillary, Manufacturing & Bus. Centers69

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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 and its enterprise value is .

The COST's stocks Beta value is 0.68 making it 32% 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 $537.21.

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