Costco Wholesale (COST)

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Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

5.254 for March 3, 2015

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March 3, 2015 5.254
March 2, 2015 5.273
Feb. 27, 2015 5.238
Feb. 26, 2015 5.227
Feb. 25, 2015 5.256
Feb. 24, 2015 5.283
Feb. 23, 2015 5.289
Feb. 20, 2015 5.258
Feb. 19, 2015 5.228
Feb. 18, 2015 5.248
Feb. 17, 2015 5.258
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
Jan. 13, 2015 5.029
Jan. 12, 2015 5.080
Jan. 9, 2015 5.108
Jan. 8, 2015 5.188
Jan. 7, 2015 5.144
Jan. 6, 2015 5.056
Jan. 5, 2015 4.990
Jan. 2, 2015 5.047
Dec. 31, 2014 5.052
Dec. 30, 2014 5.114
Dec. 29, 2014 5.109
Dec. 26, 2014 5.112
Dec. 24, 2014 5.12
Dec. 23, 2014 5.138
Dec. 22, 2014 5.104
Dec. 19, 2014 5.053
Dec. 18, 2014 5.046
Dec. 17, 2014 4.966

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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 3.535
Wal-Mart Stores 3.325
Dollar General 4.150

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.165 Jul 21 2010
Maximum 5.557 Feb 4 2015
Average 3.616

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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