COST Historical PE Ratio image   This COST PE ratio history page last updated 5/30/2022
COST Historical PE Ratio Chart
PeriodPriceAdj. EPSAnnualizedPE
Q3 2022
5/26/2022
464.993.1712.6836.7
Q2 2022
3/3/2022
533.052.9211.6845.6
Q1 2022
12/9/2021
524.332.9711.8844.1
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
Q3 2022
5/26/2022
464.993.1712.9635.9
Q2 2022
3/3/2022
533.052.9212.5442.5
Q1 2022
12/9/2021
524.332.9711.7644.6
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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How should the COST historical PE ratio be determined?
Realizing that PE stands for Price to Earnings ratio, we need two values to compute it: stock price and earnings per share. The stock price at any given date is a known historical value, but what about the earnings number to use?

✔️Accepted answer: There are a number of different approaches when it comes to calculating a historical PE ratio for a company like Costco Wholesale. We like to take our measurements on each of the past quarterly earnings reports. That only leaves the question of whether the earnings number at that quarterly report should be used on an annualized basis, or some other method. We approach this question using three different methods, on this COST Historical PE Ratio page.

What is the average historical PE for COST based on annualized quarterly earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use that quarter's earnings result annualized?

✔️Accepted answer: The COST historical PE ratio using the annualized quarterly earnings method works out to 30.4.

What is the average historical PE for COST based on trailing twelve month earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use the trailing twelve months combined earnings result in the calculation?

✔️Accepted answer: The COST historical PE ratio using the TTM earnings method works out to 31.3.

What is the average historical PE for COST based on median TTM earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use the median earnings over the trailing twelve months and annualize that median result in the calculation?

✔️Accepted answer: The COST historical PE ratio using the annualized median TTM earnings method works out to 12.28.

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 30.4. Meanwhile, using the trailing twelve month (TTM) quarterly earnings result as our method of calculation the "E" value at each measurement period, the average COST historical PE based on this TTM earnings result method is 31.3.

Let's now compare this COST historical PE result, against the recent PE: when this page was posted on 5/27/2022, the most recent closing price for COST had been 470.76, and the most recent quarterly earnings result, annualized, was 12.68. Meanwhile, the most recent TTM earnings summed to 12.96. From these numbers, we calculate the recent COST PE on 5/27/2022 based on annualized quarterly EPS was 37.1. Based on COST's history, that recent PE is elevated relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 22.0% higher than the historical average PE across our data set for Costco Wholesale. Looking at the recent COST PE on 5/27/2022 based on TTM EPS, we calculate the ratio at 36.3. Based on COST's history, that recent PE is elevated relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 16.0% 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: 2.92, 2.97, 3.17, and 3.90. We then toss out the highest and lowest result, and then take the average of those two middle numbers — 2.97 and 3.17 — which gives us the median of 3.07. Basically the way to think about this 3.07 number is this: for the trailing four earnings reports, 3.07 marks the "middle ground" number where COST has reported a value higher than 3.07 half the time, and has reported a value lower than 3.07 half the time. Annualizing that median value then gets us to 12.28/share, which we use as the denominator in our next PE calculation. With 470.76 as the numerator (as of 5/27/2022), the calculation is then 470.76 / 12.28 = 38.3 as the COST PE ratio as of 5/27/2022, 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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