Costco Wholesale (COST)

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Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

6.484 for March 27, 2015

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March 27, 2015 6.484
March 26, 2015 6.469
March 25, 2015 6.513
March 24, 2015 6.602
March 23, 2015 6.593
March 20, 2015 6.578
March 19, 2015 6.523
March 18, 2015 6.506
March 17, 2015 6.468
March 16, 2015 6.466
March 13, 2015 6.435
March 12, 2015 6.442
March 11, 2015 6.354
March 10, 2015 6.387
March 9, 2015 6.496
March 6, 2015 6.447
March 5, 2015 6.517
March 4, 2015 6.344
March 3, 2015 6.356
March 2, 2015 6.381
Feb. 27, 2015 5.234
Feb. 26, 2015 5.223
Feb. 25, 2015 5.253
Feb. 24, 2015 5.279
Feb. 23, 2015 5.285
Feb. 20, 2015 5.255
   
Feb. 19, 2015 5.224
Feb. 18, 2015 5.244
Feb. 17, 2015 5.254
Feb. 13, 2015 5.243
Feb. 12, 2015 5.266
Feb. 11, 2015 5.256
Feb. 10, 2015 5.283
Feb. 9, 2015 5.259
Feb. 6, 2015 5.30
Feb. 5, 2015 5.314
Feb. 4, 2015 5.557
Feb. 3, 2015 5.48
Feb. 2, 2015 5.204
Jan. 30, 2015 5.096
Jan. 29, 2015 5.013
Jan. 28, 2015 4.976
Jan. 27, 2015 5.025
Jan. 26, 2015 5.094
Jan. 23, 2015 5.063
Jan. 22, 2015 5.035
Jan. 21, 2015 4.959
Jan. 20, 2015 4.968
Jan. 16, 2015 4.98
Jan. 15, 2015 4.965
Jan. 14, 2015 4.965

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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

Companies
Target 3.688
Wal-Mart Stores 3.243
Dollar General 3.974

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.165 Jul 21 2010
Maximum 6.602 Mar 24 2015
Average 3.675

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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