Costco Wholesale (COST)

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Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

4.981 for Nov. 21, 2014

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Nov. 21, 2014 4.981
Nov. 20, 2014 4.954
Nov. 19, 2014 4.981
Nov. 18, 2014 4.952
Nov. 17, 2014 4.926
Nov. 14, 2014 4.926
Nov. 13, 2014 4.935
Nov. 12, 2014 4.870
Nov. 11, 2014 4.876
Nov. 10, 2014 4.898
Nov. 7, 2014 4.899
Nov. 6, 2014 4.877
Nov. 5, 2014 4.856
Nov. 4, 2014 4.858
Nov. 3, 2014 4.777
Oct. 31, 2014 4.745
Oct. 30, 2014 4.732
Oct. 29, 2014 4.693
Oct. 28, 2014 4.662
Oct. 27, 2014 4.658
Oct. 24, 2014 4.640
Oct. 23, 2014 4.646
Oct. 22, 2014 4.644
Oct. 21, 2014 4.635
Oct. 20, 2014 4.569
   
Oct. 17, 2014 4.434
Oct. 16, 2014 4.374
Oct. 15, 2014 4.422
Oct. 14, 2014 4.491
Oct. 13, 2014 4.517
Oct. 10, 2014 4.586
Oct. 9, 2014 4.568
Oct. 8, 2014 4.580
Oct. 7, 2014 4.456
Oct. 6, 2014 4.49
Oct. 3, 2014 4.521
Oct. 2, 2014 4.475
Oct. 1, 2014 4.438
Sept. 30, 2014 4.458
Sept. 29, 2014 4.458
Sept. 26, 2014 4.466
Sept. 25, 2014 4.470
Sept. 24, 2014 4.540
Sept. 23, 2014 4.465
Sept. 22, 2014 4.476
Sept. 19, 2014 4.500
Sept. 18, 2014 4.500
Sept. 17, 2014 4.483
Sept. 16, 2014 4.498
Sept. 15, 2014 4.472

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About Price to Book Ratio

Price to book value is a financial ratio used to compare a company's book value to its current market price. Book value is an accounting term denoting the portion of the company held by the shareholders at accounting value (not market value). In other words, book value is the company's total tangible assets less its total liabilities.

The ratio has two calculation methods. In the first way, the company's market capitalization is divided by the company's total book value from its balance sheet. The second way, using per-share values, is to divide the company's current share price by the book value per share. In general, a low price to book value indicates that a stock is undervalued and thus more desirable.

In theory, if you purchased stock with a price to book value less than 1 and the company immediately went bankrupt, you would gain money on your investment. In reality, this may not be true since there are times when liquidation value, or the price at which a company's assets can be sold, is less than the book value of those assets.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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COST Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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Target 2.755
Wal-Mart Stores 3.445
Dollar General 3.962

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.165 Jul 21 2010
Maximum 5.091 Nov 29 2013
Average 3.478

COST Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("COST", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("COST", "price_to_book_value", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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