Costco Wholesale Cp Dividend yield

 Price  501.50
 Dividend  3.61
 Earnings  13.20
 Cash-flow  16.66
 Book value  46.44
 Equity  43.14

Costco Wholesale Cp is part of General Retailers business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Costco Wholesale Cp is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Costco Wholesale Cp paid a total dividend of 1,599 million USD last year, for a market value of 222,165 millions (Market Cap 221,817 millions). Dividend per share of Costco Wholesale Cp is 3.61 USD, and his stock market price 501.50 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Costco Wholesale Cp has a dividend yield of 0.72%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Consumer Services industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Costco Wholesale Cp dividend yield with other General Retailers companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Costco Wholesale Cp

Costco Wholesale Cp Dividend Payout

About the ability of Costco Wholesale Cp to maintain his current dividend of USD 3.61 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.72%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Costco Wholesale Cp payout on ernings is currently 27.35%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 41.59% and 30.49% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Costco Wholesale Cpcan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Costco Wholesale Cp is USD 16.66 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 3.61, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Costco Wholesale Cp, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Services industry and General Retailers sector companies.

Costco Wholesale Cp payout

Costco Wholesale Cp Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Costco Wholesale Cp Stock performance

Finally, last moth Costco Wholesale Cp showed a return of 6.20% compared to a worldwide 3.75% average, and a 3.41% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 2.00% versus a worldwide performance of a -9.52%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and General Retailers firms.

Costco Wholesale Cp stock and market return