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Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST)

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Enterprise Value to EBITDA (EV/EBITDA)

Intermediate level


Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA)

Costco Wholesale Corp., EBITDA calculation

US$ in millions

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12 months ended Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Net income attributable to Costco
Add: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
Add: Income tax expense
Earnings before tax (EBT)
Add: Interest expense
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT)
Add: Depreciation and amortization
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-11), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-18), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-12), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-14), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15).

Item Description The company
EBITDA To calculate EBITDA analysts start with net earnings. To that earnings number, interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization are added. EBITDA as a pre-interest number is a flow to all providers of capital. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s EBITDA increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Enterprise Value to EBITDA Ratio, Current

Costco Wholesale Corp., current EV/EBITDA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Enterprise value (EV)
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)
Valuation Ratio
EV/EBITDA
Benchmarks
EV/EBITDA, Competitors1
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
EV/EBITDA, Sector
General Retailers
EV/EBITDA, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-11).

1 Click competitor name to see calculations.

If the company EV/EBITDA is lower then the EV/EBITDA of benchmark then company is relatively undervalued.
Otherwise, if the company EV/EBITDA is higher then the EV/EBITDA of benchmark then company is relatively overvalued.


Enterprise Value to EBITDA Ratio, Historical

Costco Wholesale Corp., historical EV/EBITDA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Sep 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2018 Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Enterprise value (EV)1
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)2
Valuation Ratio
EV/EBITDA3
Benchmarks
EV/EBITDA, Competitors4
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
EV/EBITDA, Sector
General Retailers
EV/EBITDA, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-11), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-18), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-12), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-14), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-15).

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3 2019 Calculation
EV/EBITDA = EV ÷ EBITDA
= ÷ =

4 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
EV/EBITDA Enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization is a valuation indicator for the overall company rather than common stock. Costco Wholesale Corp.’s EV/EBITDA ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.