COST Historical PE Ratio image   This COST PE ratio history page last updated 9/27/2021
COST Historical PE Ratio Chart
Data adjusted for COST split history

PeriodPriceAdj. EPSAnnualizedPE
Q4 2021
9/23/2021
452.783.9015.6029.0
Q3 2021
5/27/2021
387.502.7511.0035.2
Q2 2021
3/4/2021
319.042.148.5637.3
Q1 2021
12/10/2020
372.792.299.1640.7
Q4 2020
9/24/2020
347.003.1312.5227.7
Q3 2020
5/28/2020
309.561.897.5640.9
Q2 2020
3/5/2020
315.762.108.4037.6
Q1 2020
12/12/2019
297.341.736.9243.0
Q4 2019
10/3/2019
289.002.6910.7626.9
Q3 2019
5/30/2019
241.541.897.5631.9
Q2 2019
3/7/2019
216.792.018.0427.0
Q1 2019
12/13/2018
226.511.616.4435.2
Q4 2018
10/4/2018
231.682.369.4424.5
Q3 2018
5/31/2018
198.241.706.8029.2
Q2 2018
3/7/2018
187.361.425.6833.0
Q1 2018
12/14/2017
186.531.455.8032.2
Q4 2017
10/5/2017
167.072.088.3220.1
Q3 2017
5/25/2017
174.731.405.6031.2
Q2 2017
3/2/2017
177.981.174.6838.0
Q1 2017
12/7/2016
153.851.244.9631.0
Q4 2016
9/29/2016
147.491.777.0820.8
Q3 2016
5/25/2016
144.541.244.9629.1
Q2 2016
3/2/2016
152.791.244.9630.8
Q1 2016
12/8/2015
168.871.094.3638.7
Q4 2015
9/29/2015
143.721.736.9220.8
Q3 2015
5/27/2015
145.421.174.6831.1
Q2 2015
3/5/2015
151.171.255.0030.2
Q1 2015
12/10/2014
140.251.124.4831.3
Q4 2014
10/8/2014
128.731.586.3220.4
Q3 2014
5/29/2014
114.141.074.2826.7
Q2 2014
3/6/2014
113.261.054.2027.0
Q1 2014
12/11/2013
118.570.963.8430.9
Q4 2013
10/9/2013
114.591.405.6020.5
Q3 2013
5/30/2013
111.881.044.1626.9
Q2 2013
3/12/2013
103.751.244.9620.9
Q1 2013
12/12/2012
97.720.953.8025.7
Q4 2012
10/10/2012
101.561.395.5618.3
Q3 2012
5/24/2012
84.480.883.5224.0
Q2 2012
2/29/2012
86.060.893.5624.2
Q1 2012
12/8/2011
85.760.732.9229.4
COST PE History Chart
PeriodPriceAdj. EPSTTMPE
Q4 2021
9/23/2021
452.783.9011.0840.9
Q3 2021
5/27/2021
387.502.7510.3137.6
Q2 2021
3/4/2021
319.042.149.4533.8
Q1 2021
12/10/2020
372.792.299.4139.6
Q4 2020
9/24/2020
347.003.138.8539.2
Q3 2020
5/28/2020
309.561.898.4136.8
Q2 2020
3/5/2020
315.762.108.4137.5
Q1 2020
12/12/2019
297.341.738.3235.7
Q4 2019
10/3/2019
289.002.698.2035.2
Q3 2019
5/30/2019
241.541.897.8730.7
Q2 2019
3/7/2019
216.792.017.6828.2
Q1 2019
12/13/2018
226.511.617.0931.9
Q4 2018
10/4/2018
231.682.366.9333.4
Q3 2018
5/31/2018
198.241.706.6529.8
Q2 2018
3/7/2018
187.361.426.3529.5
Q1 2018
12/14/2017
186.531.456.1030.6
Q4 2017
10/5/2017
167.072.085.8928.4
Q3 2017
5/25/2017
174.731.405.5831.3
Q2 2017
3/2/2017
177.981.175.4232.8
Q1 2017
12/7/2016
153.851.245.4928.0
Q4 2016
9/29/2016
147.491.775.3427.6
Q3 2016
5/25/2016
144.541.245.3027.3
Q2 2016
3/2/2016
152.791.245.2329.2
Q1 2016
12/8/2015
168.871.095.2432.2
Q4 2015
9/29/2015
143.721.735.2727.3
Q3 2015
5/27/2015
145.421.175.1228.4
Q2 2015
3/5/2015
151.171.255.0230.1
Q1 2015
12/10/2014
140.251.124.8229.1
Q4 2014
10/8/2014
128.731.584.6627.6
Q3 2014
5/29/2014
114.141.074.4825.5
Q2 2014
3/6/2014
113.261.054.4525.5
Q1 2014
12/11/2013
118.570.964.6425.6
Q4 2013
10/9/2013
114.591.404.6324.7
Q3 2013
5/30/2013
111.881.044.6224.2
Q2 2013
3/12/2013
103.751.244.4623.3
Q1 2013
12/12/2012
97.720.954.1123.8
Q4 2012
10/10/2012
101.561.393.8926.1
Q3 2012
5/24/2012
84.480.88NANA
Q2 2012
2/29/2012
86.060.89NANA
Q1 2012
12/8/2011
85.760.73NANA
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On this page we presented the COST Historical PE Ratio information for Costco Wholesale' stock. The average COST historical PE based on using the annualized quarterly earnings result at each measurement period (for the "E" in the PE calculation; and the closing price on earnings date as the "P") is 29.5. Meanwhile, using the trailing twelve month (TTM) quarterly earnings result as our method of calculationg the "E" value at each measurement period, the average COST historical PE based on this TTM earnings result method is 30.5.

Let's now compare this COST historical PE result, against the recent PE: when this page was posted on 9/24/2021, the most recent closing price for COST had been 467.75, and the most recent quarterly earnings result, annualized, was 15.6. Meanwhile, the most recent TTM earnings summed to 11.08. From these numbers, we calculate the recent COST PE on 9/24/2021 based on annualized quarterly EPS was 30.0. Based on COST's history, that recent PE is elevated relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 1.7% higher than the historical average PE across our data set for Costco Wholesale. Looking at the recent COST PE on 9/24/2021 based on TTM EPS, we calculate the ratio at 42.2. Based on COST's history, that recent PE is elevated relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 38.4% higher than the historical average PE across our Costco Wholesale data set with TTM EPS used in the calculation at each period.

Another interesting COST historical PE Ratio calculation we look at is to take the median earnings per share of the last four quarters for COST, and then annualize the resulting value... with that annualized number then being used in the PE calculation. To walk through this math for COST, we start with the past four EPS numbers and we first sort them from lowest to highest: 2.14, 2.29, 2.75, and 3.90. We then toss out the highest and lowest result, and then take the average of those two middle numbers — 2.29 and 2.75 — which gives us the median of 2.52. Basically the way to think about this 2.52 number is this: for the trailing four earnings reports, 2.52 marks the "middle ground" number where COST has reported a value higher than 2.52 half the time, and has reported a value lower than 2.52 half the time. Annualizing that median value then gets us to 10.08/share, which we use as the denominator in our next PE calculation. With 467.75 as the numerator (as of 9/24/2021), the calculation is then 467.75 / 10.08 = 46.4 as the COST PE ratio as of 9/24/2021, based on that annualized median value we calculated.

For self directed investors doing their due diligence on COST or any other given stock, valuation analysis for COST can greatly benefit from studying the past earnings and resulting PE calculations. This exercise can help inform an analysis as to whether the past earnings trajectory and current versus historical PE ratios justify the current stock value.

That's why we bring you HistoricalPERatio.com to make it easy for investors to investigate Costco Wholesale PE history or the past PE information for any stock in our coverage universe. And in your continued research we hope you will be sure to check out the further links included for earnings surprises history (beat/miss data) as well as next earnings dates for COST. Thanks for visiting, and the next time you need to research COST Historical PE Ratio or the ratio for another stock, we hope you'll think of our site, as your go-to historical PE ratio research resource of choice.
 

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