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Investor FAQs

Where is PriceSmart's corporate headquarters?
PriceSmart's corporate office is located at 9740 Scranton Road, San Diego, California, USA.

What is PriceSmart's fiscal year?
PriceSmart's fiscal year runs from September 1st through August 31st each year. The Company is currently in its fiscal year 2019.

Who are PriceSmart's independent auditors?
Ernst and Young LLP.

Who is PriceSmart's transfer agent?
Computershare Trust Company N.A.

How is PriceSmart's stock traded?
PriceSmart's common stock is traded on NASDAQ's Global Select Market under the symbol PSMT where it began trading on 9/2/97.

Does PriceSmart pay dividends, and if so, when are they paid?
On January 24, 2018, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend in the total amount of $0.70 per share, with $0.35 per share payable on February 28, 2018 to stockholders of record as of close of business on February 14, 2018 and $0.35 per share payable on August 31, 2018 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 15, 2018. The Company anticipates the ongoing payment of semi-annual dividends in subsequent periods, although the actual declaration of future dividends, the amount of such dividends, and the establishment of record and payment dates is subject to final determination by the Board of Directors in its discretion, after its review of the Company’s financial performance and anticipated capital requirements.

When will the most recently completed quarter's earnings be announced?
PriceSmart intends to release fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018 financial results on October 25, 2018 followed by a conference call with management on October 26, 2018.

Does PriceSmart release monthly sales figures?
Monthly sales and monthly comparable warehouse club sales for warehouse clubs open at least 13.5 months are released on or about the 7th of the following month (but not on a weekend).

Does PriceSmart hold scheduled conference calls after the release of monthly sales or quarterly earnings?
PriceSmart management does not host conference calls after monthly sales results are released, but does host conference calls in conjunction with quarterly earnings results.

For recordings and/or transcripts of past conference calls, please click here.

Who should I contact with questions?

Investors, analysts, or fund managers are invited to contact PriceSmart's CFO, Maarten O. Jager, at 858-404-8826 or at ir@pricesmart.com, with any questions they have about the PriceSmart's results.

When is PriceSmart's annual shareholder meeting?
PriceSmart's annual shareholder meetings are typically held in January or early February at the Company’s corporate headquarters, 9740 Scranton Road, San Diego, California.

When is PriceSmart's annual report distributed?
The annual report to shareholders is generally sent 40-45 days prior to the annual meeting.

Where can I find information on PriceSmart's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission?
You can find this information on the Securities and Exchange Commission web site at www.sec.gov and search for either "PriceSmart" or PriceSmart's ticker symbol "PSMT".

In which countries does PriceSmart operate?
As of August 31, 2018 PriceSmart operated 41 warehouse clubs in 12 countries and one U.S. territory comprised of seven each in Colombia and Costa Rica; five in Panama; four each in Trinidad and Dominican Republic; three each in Guatemala and Honduras; two each in El Salvador and Nicaragua; and one each in Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica and the United States Virgin Islands. During calendar 2019, PriceSmart expects to open three more clubs, bringing the total number of clubs to 44. These new clubs will be located in Panama, Dominican Republic and Guatemala, bringing the total number of clubs in these countries to six, five, and four, respectively.