Costco Wholesale (COST)

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Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

4.508 for Sept. 2, 2014

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Sept. 2, 2014 4.508
Aug. 29, 2014 4.490
Aug. 28, 2014 4.486
Aug. 26, 2014 4.490
Aug. 25, 2014 4.502
Aug. 22, 2014 4.498
Aug. 21, 2014 4.510
Aug. 20, 2014 4.484
Aug. 19, 2014 4.473
Aug. 18, 2014 4.430
Aug. 15, 2014 4.397
Aug. 14, 2014 4.423
Aug. 13, 2014 4.400
Aug. 12, 2014 4.413
Aug. 11, 2014 4.420
Aug. 8, 2014 4.419
Aug. 7, 2014 4.368
Aug. 6, 2014 4.435
Aug. 5, 2014 4.378
Aug. 4, 2014 4.382
Aug. 1, 2014 4.372
July 31, 2014 4.359
July 30, 2014 4.383
July 29, 2014 4.409
July 28, 2014 4.343
   
July 25, 2014 4.359
July 24, 2014 4.381
July 23, 2014 4.361
July 22, 2014 4.359
July 21, 2014 4.340
July 18, 2014 4.366
July 17, 2014 4.331
July 16, 2014 4.370
July 15, 2014 4.369
July 14, 2014 4.352
July 11, 2014 4.376
July 10, 2014 4.379
July 9, 2014 4.373
July 8, 2014 4.356
July 7, 2014 4.314
July 3, 2014 4.315
July 2, 2014 4.292
July 1, 2014 4.281
June 30, 2014 4.271
June 27, 2014 4.283
June 26, 2014 4.288
June 25, 2014 4.312
June 24, 2014 4.313
June 23, 2014 4.273
June 20, 2014 4.278

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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
Wal-Mart Stores 3.130
Target 2.316
Family Dollar Stores 5.486

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.165 Jul 21 2010
Maximum 5.091 Nov 29 2013
Average 3.382

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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