Fact based stock research
Costco (NasdaqGS:COST)


Costco stock research in summary

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Costco shares have a SELL rating. They show above average growth and are safely financed, but are bad value. We recommend selling Costco shares.


Latest Obermatt Ranks


Country USA
Industry Hypermarkets, Super Centers
Index NASDAQ 100, NASDAQ, S&P 500, S&P US Consumer Staples
Size class XX-Large

February 2, 2018. Top 10 stocks updated on Top 10 schedule or at least quarterly. ()




Research History: Costco

STOCK RESEARCH SUMMARY 2015 2016 2017 2018
STOCK VALUE RANKS
50
7
7
25
STOCK GROWTH RANKS
70
37
75
75
STOCK SAFETY RANKS
100
89
79
70
COMBINED STOCK RANKS
63
37
26
25

Last update of Combined Rank: 2-Feb-2018. Stock research history is based on the Obermatt Method. The higher the rank, the better is Costco in the corresponding investment strategy.


Value Metrics in Detail

Last update of Value Rank: 2-Feb-2018. Stock analysis on value ratios: The higher the rank, the lower the value ratio of Costco; except for dividend yield where the rank is higher, the higher the yield.


Growth Metrics in Detail

GROWTH METRICS 2015 2016 2017 2018
REVENUE GROWTH
63
57
75
75
PROFIT GROWTH
80
80
80
19
STOCK RETURNS
60
31
63
57
CONSOLIDATED RANK: GROWTH
70
37
75
75

Financial reporting date of Growth Rank: 3-Sep-2017. Stock analysis on growth metrics: The higher the rank, the higher the growth and returns of Costco.


Safety Metrics in Detail

SAFETY METRICS 2015 2016 2017 2018
LEVERAGE
78
83
86
83
REFINANCING
25
24
20
28
LIQUIDITY
100
97
66
67
CONSOLIDATED RANK: SAFETY
100
89
79
70

Financial reporting date of Safety Rank: 3-Sep-2017. Stock analysis on safety metrics: The higher the rank, the lower the leverage of Costco and the more cash is available to service its debt.


Stock analysis by the purely financial fact-based Obermatt Method for the investment strategies Value, Growth and Safety for Costco from February 2, 2018.