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Free Cash Flow to The Firm (FCFF)

Costco Wholesale Corp., FCFF calculation

USD $ in millions

 
12 months ended Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Net income attributable to Costco
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
Net noncash charges
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Net cash provided by operating activities
Cash paid during the year for interest, reduced by interest capitalized, net of tax1
Interest capitalized, net of tax2
Additions to property and equipment
Property acquired under build-to-suit and capital leases
Free cash flow to the firm (FCFF)
Item Description The company
FCFF Free cash flow to the firm is the cash flow available to the Costco Wholesale Corp.'s suppliers of capital after all operating expenses have been paid and necessary investments in working and fixed capital have been made. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s FCFF declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Interest Paid, Net of Tax

Costco Wholesale Corp., interest paid, net of tax calculation

USD $ in millions

 
12 months ended Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Effective Income Tax Rate (EITR)
EITR1 % % % % % %
Interest Paid, Net of Tax
Cash paid during the year for interest, reduced by interest capitalized, before tax
Less: Cash paid during the year for interest, reduced by interest capitalized, tax2
Cash paid during the year for interest, reduced by interest capitalized, net of tax
Interest Costs Capitalized, Net of Tax
Interest capitalized, before tax
Less: Interest capitalized, tax3
Interest capitalized, net of tax

2017 Calculations

2 Cash paid during the year for interest, reduced by interest capitalized, tax = Cash paid during the year for interest, reduced by interest capitalized × EITR
= × % =

3 Interest capitalized, tax = Interest capitalized × EITR
= × % =

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Enterprise Value to FCFF Ratio, Current

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

 
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Enterprise value (EV)
Free cash flow to the firm (FCFF)
Ratio
EV/FCFF
Benchmarks
EV/FCFF, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc.
eBay Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe's Cos. Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
EV/FCFF, Sector
General Retailers
EV/FCFF, Industry
Consumer Services

If company EV/FCFF is lower then the EV/FCFF of benchmark then company is relatively undervalued.

Otherwise, if company EV/FCFF is higher then the EV/FCFF of benchmark then company is relatively overvalued.

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Enterprise Value to FCFF Ratio, Historical

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

 
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Enterprise value (EV)1
Free cash flow to the firm (FCFF)2
Ratio
EV/FCFF3
Benchmarks
EV/FCFF, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc.
eBay Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe's Cos. Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
EV/FCFF, Sector
General Retailers
EV/FCFF, Industry
Consumer Services

2017 Calculations

3 EV/FCFF = EV ÷ FCFF
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
EV/FCFF Enterprise value to free cash flow to the firm is whole company valuation indicator. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s EV/FCFF ratio increased from 2015 to 2016 but then declined significantly from 2016 to 2017.

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