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Market Value Added (MVA)

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Market value added (MVA) is the difference between a firms's fair value and its invested capital. MVA is a measure of the value a company has created in excess of the resources already committed to the enterprise.


MVA

Costco Wholesale Corp., MVA calculation

USD $ in millions

 
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Fair value of Debt1
PV of operating lease payments2
Market value of common equity
Preferred stock $.01 par value; no shares issued and outstanding
Noncontrolling interests
Less: Short-term investments
Market (fair) value of Costco
Less: Invested capital3
MVA

Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Annual Reports

1 Fair value of debt. See Details »

2 Present value of operating lease payments. See Details »

3 Invested capital. See Details »

Item Description The company
MVA Costco's market (fair) value less invested capital. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s MVA declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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MVA Spread

Costco Wholesale Corp., MVA spread calculation

 
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Market value added (MVA)1
Invested capital2
Ratio
MVA spread3 % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 MVA. See Details »

2 Invested capital. See Details »

3 MVA spread = 100 × MVA ÷ Invested capital
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
MVA spread The ratio of MVA to invested capital. It measures the efficiency with which investors' capital investment has translated into a franchise value and into an aggregate net present value premium. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s MVA spread deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.

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MVA Margin

Costco Wholesale Corp., MVA margin calculation

 
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Market value added (MVA)1
Net sales
Ratio
MVA margin2 % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 MVA. See Details »

2 MVA margin = 100 × MVA ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
MVA margin The ratio of MVA to sales. It measures how efficiently and prodigiously sales translate into franchise value. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s MVA margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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