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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST)


Enterprise Value to FCFF (EV/FCFF)

Intermediate level


Free Cash Flow to The Firm (FCFF)

Costco Wholesale Corp., FCFF 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
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, net of tax1
Additions to property and equipment
Free cash flow to the firm (FCFF)

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
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 decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly increased from 2018 to 2019.

Interest Paid, Net of Tax

Costco Wholesale Corp., interest paid, net of tax 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
Effective Income Tax Rate (EITR)
EITR1
Interest Paid, Net of Tax
Cash paid during the year for interest, before tax
Less: Cash paid during the year for interest, tax2
Cash paid during the year for interest, net of tax

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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2 2019 Calculation
Cash paid during the year for interest, tax = Cash paid during the year for interest × EITR
= × =


Enterprise Value to FCFF Ratio, Current

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

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Enterprise value (EV)
Free cash flow to the firm (FCFF)
Valuation Ratio
EV/FCFF
Benchmarks
EV/FCFF, Competitors1
Amazon.com Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
EV/FCFF, Sector
General Retailers
EV/FCFF, Industry
Consumer Services

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

1 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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


Enterprise Value to FCFF Ratio, Historical

Costco Wholesale Corp., historical EV/FCFF 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
Free cash flow to the firm (FCFF)2
Valuation Ratio
EV/FCFF3
Benchmarks
EV/FCFF, Competitors4
Amazon.com Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
EV/FCFF, Sector
General Retailers
EV/FCFF, 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/FCFF = EV ÷ FCFF
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4 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation 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 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.