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COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION

(COST)
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Costco Wholesale Corporation : No turn-around in sight

07/27/2021 | 09:22am EDT
long trade
Target price hit
Entry price : 424$ | Target : 460$ | Stop-loss : 398$ | Potential : 8.49%
Shares in Costco Wholesale Corporation show a positive technical chart pattern over the medium term. The timing to jump back on the rising trend seems good.
Investors have an opportunity to buy the stock and target the $ 460.
Costco Wholesale Corporation : Costco Wholesale Corporation : No turn-around in sight
Summary
  • The company has strong fundamentals. More than 70% of companies have a lower mix of growth, profitability, debt and visibility.
  • The company presents an interesting fundamental situation from a short-term investment perspective.

Strengths
  • The company has attractive valuation levels with a low EV/sales ratio compared with its peers.
  • Over the last twelve months, the sales forecast has been frequently revised upwards.
  • Sales forecast by analysts have been recently revised upwards.
  • Analysts remain confident with respect to the group's activity and, more often than not, have revised upwards their earnings per share estimates.
  • Analysts covering this company mostly recommend stock overweighting or purchase.
  • Over the past four months, analysts' average price target has been revised upwards significantly.
  • Historically, the company has been releasing figures that are above expectations.

Weaknesses
  • As a percentage of sales and without taking into account depreciation and amortization, the company has relatively low margins.
  • The company sustains low margins.
  • With an expected P/E ratio at 39.08 and 36.64 respectively for both the current and next fiscal years, the company operates with high earnings multiples.
  • In relation to the value of its tangible assets, the company's valuation appears relatively high.
  • The company is highly valued given the cash flows generated by its activity.
  • The firm pays small or no dividend to shareholders. For that reason, it is not a yield company.

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Financials (USD)
Sales 2021 195 B - -
Net income 2021 4 889 M - -
Net cash 2021 3 395 M - -
P/E ratio 2021 41,7x
Yield 2021 0,64%
Capitalization 203 B 203 B -
EV / Sales 2021 1,03x
EV / Sales 2022 0,95x
Nbr of Employees 214 500
Free-Float 99,8%
Upcoming event on COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION
Income Statement Evolution
Consensus
Sell
Buy
Mean consensus OUTPERFORM
Number of Analysts 33
Last Close Price 459,51 $
Average target price 446,89 $
Spread / Average Target -2,75%
EPS Revisions
Managers and Directors
Walter Craig Jelinek President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Richard A. Galanti Chief Financial Officer, Director & Executive VP
Hamilton Evans James Non-Executive Chairman
Paul G. Moulton Chief Information Officer & Executive VP
James Patrick Murphy Chief Operating Officer-International & EVP
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