Why Costco Is Poised to Keep Poppin'
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Costco and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Issaquah, Wash. (1976)
Hypermarkets and supercenters
CEO Craig Jelinek (since 2012)
CFO Richard Galanti (since 1985)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$6.5 billion / $4.9 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the4,698 members who have rated Costco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Love the business model -- COST leverages its scale to achieve lower prices and draw in customers, then profits off those customers via membership fees. Renewal rates on membership have been stellar AND stable over the business cycle, so COST enjoys strong cash flow visibility. Steady as she goes.
Costco's low prices haven't just benefited customers -- shareholders have walloped the market, returning 11,000% over the past two decades. However, with prices near all-time highs, is the ride over for Costco investors? To answer that and more, The Motley Fool's compiled a premium research report with in-depth analysis on Costco. Simply click here now to gain instant access to this valuable investor's resource.
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