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Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE)

Costco Wholesale Corp., FCFE 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
Additions to property and equipment
Repayments of short-term borrowings
Proceeds from short-term borrowings
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
Repayments of long-term debt
Free cash flow to equity (FCFE)
Item Description The company
FCFE Free cash flow to equity is the cash flow available to Costco Wholesale Corp.'s equity holders after all operating expenses, interest, and principal payments have been paid and necessary investments in working and fixed capital have been made. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s FCFE declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Price to FCFE Ratio, Current

Costco Wholesale Corp., current P/FCFE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
No. shares of common stock outstanding
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Free cash flow to equity (FCFE) (in millions)
FCFE per share
Current share price (P)
Ratio
P/FCFE
Benchmarks
P/FCFE, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc.
eBay Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe's Cos. Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
P/FCFE, Sector
General Retailers
P/FCFE, Industry
Consumer Services

If company P/FCFE is lower then the P/FCFE of benchmark then company is relatively undervalued.

Otherwise, if company P/FCFE is higher then the P/FCFE of benchmark then company is relatively overvalued.

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Price to FCFE Ratio, Historical

Costco Wholesale Corp., historical P/FCFE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Free cash flow to equity (FCFE) (in millions)2
FCFE per share4
Share price1, 3
Ratio
P/FCFE5
Benchmarks
P/FCFE, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc.
eBay Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe's Cos. Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
P/FCFE, Sector
General Retailers
P/FCFE, Industry
Consumer Services

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 See Details »

3 Close price on the filing date of Costco Wholesale Corp.'s Annual Report.

2017 Calculations

4 FCFE per share = FCFE ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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5 P/FCFE = Share price ÷ FCFE per share
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Ratio Description The company
P/FCFE Price to free cash flow to equity is cash valuation indicator of stockholders' equity. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s P/FCFE ratio declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.

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