On this page of Benford's Law Stocks.com we present our study of PRICESMART INC — ticker symbol PSMT. SEC filings have been screened by our Benford's Law software, for quarterly 10Q and annual 10K filings from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024 for PRICESMART INC under CIK number 0001041803. For filings made in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) format, our algorithm extracts all "tagged" numbers presented by the company; for any non-XBRL filings our algorithm uses its own interal set of rules to extract what it believes to be numbers as found throughout the filings. The format found for each filing is presented below together with the results for PSMT, with the percentage of found numbers beginning with each digit (1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, and 9's) charted against the "normal" range observed throughout our coverage universe, as well as the "normal" range for PRICESMART INC based on the past PSMT filings our system processed in the past.
34.9
13.5
17.6
8.9
6.6
2.8
4.2
4.8
6.6
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
XBRL?   [ original filing, PSMT stockholder letter ]
Total numbers found: 949
Recent share count: 30,700,000 (3's column)

= Typical range across full coverage universe
Benford's Law Stocks Indicator
949
High count compared to other filers, with PSMT falling in the highest quartile of filers. At this number count, it would take about 9 numbers to move any given column by a full percentage point.
60

Starting from a possible score of 100, we made the following score deductions:
 • We deducted point upon observing the 1's percentage was above the company's typical historical range.
 • We deducted point upon observing the 2's percentage was below the typical coverage universe range.
 • The 3's percentage was higher than the 2's percentage, increasing the penalty multiplier.
 • However, because we observed that the company's shares outstanding count begins with the digit 3, we canceled the penalty multiplier.
 • We deducted points upon observing the 3's percentage was above the typical coverage universe range.
 • We deducted point upon observing the 3's percentage was above the company's typical historical range.
 • We deducted points upon observing the 6's percentage was below the typical coverage universe range.
 • We deducted points upon observing the 6's percentage was below the company's typical historical range.
 • The 7's percentage was higher than the 6's percentage, increasing the penalty multiplier.
 • We deducted points (includes the impact of penalty multiplier) upon observing the 7's percentage was below the company's typical historical range.
 • The 8's percentage was higher than the 7's percentage, increasing the penalty multiplier.
 • This is the 2nd column with percentage higher than the prior column, resulting in a penalty deduction.
 • The 9's percentage was higher than the 8's percentage, increasing the penalty multiplier.
 • This is the 3rd column with percentage higher than the prior column, resulting in a penalty deduction.
 • We deducted points (includes the impact of penalty multiplier) upon observing the 9's percentage was above the typical coverage universe range.
Benford's Law Stocks Indicator
PSMT
Low score compared to other filers, falling in the bottom quartile.
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Check our work! We provide our PRICESMART INC Benford's Law analysis for informational purposes only, and our software should be expected to make mistakes and contain errors (nothing you see on this website should be relied upon for any decision-making without first repeating the analysis yourself independently), and so below we present to you all of the numbers our system detected, for the PSMT filing above. This way, you can open the filing on your own and compare what you see below against what you yourself find. This can also be helpful for exploring any columns in particular that caught your eye.

1's 2's 3's
We found 331 numbers that start with the digit 1. Here they are:
128,271
17,842
17,904
100,391
114,201
1,979
10,561
10,479
10,078
1,913
17,771
1,942
1,936
108,258
122,195
119,487
13,151
12,105
17,288
15,425
160,080
163,992
1,923,780
115,628
1,095,354
1,107,043
1,194,531
1,070,263
11,586
19,279
16,735
11,720
1,229,428
1,096,654
1,008,721
10,935
119,053
106,172
114,682
100,274
1,179,519
1,053,602
171,740
152,379
1,882
1,885
11,044
11,795
1,471
12,120
13,845
159,620
138,534
14,483
12,019
10
109,807
1.08
1.08
109,807
15,285
15
111
15
11
1,200
1,443
14,100
113,719
119,807
183,703
1,043,912
174
174
14,100
14,100
169,603
1,089,693
155,289
1,922
115,514
1,093,874
114
114
160,080
1,924
115,628
1,095,354
195,586
13,522
13,522
14,290
14,290
14,426
14,426
169,603
1,089,693
163,992
1,107,043
185
185
12,652
12,652
17,771
17,771
109,807
109,807
160,080
1,924
115,628
1,095,354
109,807
12,652
13,522
12,998
165,754
184,681
141,873
134,108
123,317
125,464
1,138
149,379
197,814
16,500
14,290
124,279
13,051
11,183
111,860
15,001
140,342
17,771
14,426
128,271
10,739
140,342
12
100
19.2
100.2
12,071
12,218
10.9
10.7
15,703
17,749
19,176
11.3
1.1
16.5
1.0
15,285
1,725
11,563
12,153
100
11,977
12,347
1,745,350
1,601,613
1,055,562
132,004
106,937
189,441
175,736
159,086
129,784
11,636
1,194,531
1,070,263
109,807
1,033
1,098
108,774
18
1.08
1.08
1.00
1.00
1.16
1.00
1.00
1.16
155,289
160,080
183,703
15,285
15
1,200
169,603
163,992
1,443
160,080
195,586
169,603
195,586
1,819
148
163,992
1,007,000
1.2
10.9
10.7
12.5
11.3
12.1
1,132
1,655
1,616
1,577
1,540
19,808
13.7
11.8
124
1,236
114
10,561
11,445
10,078
11.4
171,000
10,078
160,838
13.2
12.0
166,000
157,624
12.7
119,487
139,680
16,500
16,500
16,500
16,500
18,647
19,231
19,231
135,098
156.2
135.2
16.5
1.80
1.00
14,881
14,410
135,098
10,000,000
11.27
10,000,000
11.40
12,500,000
10.35
10,000,000
10,000,000
1.7
1,333
1,108
1,318
1,775
102,215
1,694
1,950
1,522
1,448
1,162
1,979
1,537
1,742
1,894
1,289
12
11,587
139,996
1,229,428
1,597
1,415
1,470
11,036
1,636
18,707
1,096
17,216
10,270
1,016,608
1,311,880
1,343,220
14,664
10,539
19,481
173,086
11,498
105,290
171,740
146,694
105,290
109,807
1,123,447
10,041
1,060,211
10,734
139,981
104,415
1,096,654
1,527
1,318
1,302
17,821
17,091
12,423
1,992,980
1,141,492
1,169,594
14,216
152,786
12,491
108,681
152,379
127,163
108,681
188,471
1,014,726
10,044
1,933,346
14,219
1,053,353
10,046
10,479
10,479
12,000
We found 128 numbers that start with the digit 2. Here they are:
239,984
2,832
2,865
2,606
2,020,698
2,005,608
2,734
20,193
2,020,698
2,005,608
23,687
2,703,143
28,663
22,533
26
2
295
2,521
2,747
2,940
29,572
29,968
29,968
29,572
26,599
22
287
2,745
2,525
2,733
299
25,983
27,698
2,283
2,283
29,572
29,572
2
23
25,983
25,983
295
21,831
21,842
218
21,433
2,941
252,202
251,373
236,372
222,668
2,832
2,965
236,372
2,832
2,865
2,774
27,074
28.2
26,599
2,095
2
2
21,897
29,572
29,116
29,968
29
29,968
299
26,599
27,328
2,402
2,193
238
25
20,193
2,786
21,433
2.0
25,602
2.45
25,000,000
2.45
2,036
210
29,113
2,606
2,342
2,689
2,159
2,243
21,500
21,129
22,915
2,097
2,511
2,225,507
23,331
220,308
214,959
24,159
222,690
299,219
2,020,698
29,597
2,377
21,184
2,961
2,336
2,612
29,572
24,384
23,687
20,726
27,073
24,622
212,112
24,127
242,003
255,597
21,737
210,000
205,295
24,083
282,467
2,005,608
2,795
We found 167 numbers that start with the digit 3. Here they are:
30,638,993
31,241
32,039
37,777
32,613
36,672
3,321
32,562,808
31,934,900
30,639,028
30,976,941
3
3
3,590,461
3,211,725
30,106
3,309
3,687,853
3,293,649
3,024,134
346,792
306,694
34,343
350
3,516,113
3,141,270
3,161
3,579
3
32,489
3.62
3.02
3.62
3.01
30,800
30,052
30,752
30,829
30,052
30,770
32,489
37
302
30
3,060
3,912
31,869
3
36,917
3
30
30
30
30
31,935
3
37,091
32,579
3
30,656
30,656
32,489
32,489
32,563
3
31,698
3
31,644
303
31,935
3
37,091
31,935
3
3
3
31
3,912
3,912
32,563
3
38,990
38,712
31,407
3,884
3,156
3,229
3,956
3,514
3.4
3.2
30,275
36,060
39,717
38,834
36,925
33.0
3.9
3,000
3.5
36,192
31,079
358,764
319,706
342,225
32,248
3,590,461
3,211,725
32,489
32,422
30,800
30,052
30,752
30,829
30,052
30,770
3.62
3.02
3.62
3.01
302
30
33,708
3.4
3.2
3,667
3,638
303
34
317
351
36,672
3.5
36,672
39,122
3.00
3.00
3.00
35,700,000
3.65
3,449
3,538
30,069
3,624
3,321
3,207
333,219
3,656
3,289
32,805
32,805
32,489
35,512
30,107
3,687,853
3,704
31,734
316,201
368,675
378,863
31,182
38,715
31,182
320,950
3,293,649
3,198
302,115
4's 5's 6's
We found 84 numbers that start with the digit 4. Here they are:
471,407
43,182
43,110
491,203
453,229
46,763
45,441
4,785
42,163
4,137
45,000,000
497,434
43,961
48,806
4,032
40,434
495
49,909
43,052
46,969
41,581
49,895
44,647
4,271
4,188
4,791
43,672
492,099
494,382
4,552
4,552
4,791
4,791
481,406
494,382
497,434
43,961
48,437
48,437
46
461
45,057
48,437
4,052
43.2
43.1
42,777
4.2
408,774
42,980
456
46
46
443
4,616
4,452
4,411
4.00
4,285
4,137
442
4,496
430,236
442,025
4,967
49,909
47,588
415,631
4,305
4,177
4,320
43,182
438,578
4,793
4,066
46,023
43,052
43,657
4,178
4,158
43,152
471,817
43,110
425,145
We found 63 numbers that start with the digit 5. Here they are:
516,464
57,515
53,866
57,273
5,039
5,045
509,901
55,566
5,981
584
5,181
5,053
5
508
5,904
505,349
509,901
5,993
5,993
546
546
59
509,901
53,264
5
5,229
5,993
54
55
50.0
50.0
5.8
5,181
5,053
5
500
5
576,433
537,567
54,947
53,211
58
58
58
58
5,181
5,053
50
50
5.00
5,224
5,574
501
54
54,874
5,515
58,807
5,276
52,499
56,799
543,410
52,695
566,139
We found 27 numbers that start with the digit 6. Here they are:
62
67
64,920
68,991
694,391
634,477
6,347
6,260
63
646
66
662
61,114
63
62,483
67
646
69,362
6,894
6,993
6,809
65,599
61,114
605,453
6,347
669,691
6,850
7's 8's 9's
We found 40 numbers that start with the digit 7. Here they are:
7,817
7,179
7,621
7,747
772,430
7
736,894
793
7
7
71,852
71,852
723
7,880
71,852
7.7
7.2
75
74.13
785
75,000
74,916
75,000
75,000
75.0
7,875,000
7.87
7.93
703
747
73,102
744,626
72,965
7,343
7,052
765
765
71,161
70,733
71,919
We found 46 numbers that start with the digit 8. Here they are:
822,828
877,107
850,328
8,679
898,565
861,158
817,559
872
8,612
8,310
82
81
807
868
802,002
871
859,325
861,158
85
802,002
871
817,559
861,158
872
82
88.7
8.2
8.6
80
8,126
884
84
85,922
84
8,376
82,624
8,679
80.1
8.40
820
8,777
82,727
8,982
8,981
8,829
8,981
We found 63 numbers that start with the digit 9. Here they are:
99,904
91,081
9,239
9,353
938,336
9,428
98,426
925,344
957,959
9,431
906,613
970
9,688
93,824
95
94
93,824
96
91
991,073
93,824
93,824
958
969
93,824
96,557
9,239
9,239
9,353
9,442
9.1
95
940,470
93,824
92,726
95
94
92
91
9,529
9,110
935,663
9.6
99
96,000
91,000
98,426
91.2
9.04
95,668
912
914
980
9,162
90,488
9,349
956,032
9,440
9,103
93,824
963,929
97,480
995,881
While the above PSMT 10Q Filed 7/10/2024 is interesting in isolation, we have found that it is also useful to take a look at older PRICESMART INC filings processed by our Benford's Law Stocks algorithm, to see how the company's filings "typically look" on a Benford's Law analysis. Below we repeat the 10Q Filed 7/10/2024 but instead of the chart comparing against the typical company across our coverage universe, below we show the same chart compared against the typical PSMT 10Q and 10K filings that we have processed historically. This is followed by similar charts for each of those historical filings.

34.9
13.5
17.6
8.9
6.6
2.8
4.2
4.8
6.6
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 60
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 949

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
33.4
13.7
15.4
8.4
6.7
5.2
7.6
4.3
5.3
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 81
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,406

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
30.0
12.7
17.2
11.4
7.0
4.1
6.3
5.8
5.6
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 90
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 711

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
29.9
15.4
14.5
9.9
6.3
5.8
5.7
6.3
6.2
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 93
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,014

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
27.7
18.0
15.2
6.9
7.8
4.6
8.3
6.2
5.2
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 81
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 992

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
29.9
15.5
14.3
9.3
6.8
6.1
10.1
4.6
3.4
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 70
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,466

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
32.8
13.6
15.9
8.8
6.9
6.1
7.5
3.5
4.9
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 85
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 737

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
33.4
12.4
15.2
6.7
7.1
6.3
7.8
5.7
5.4
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 82
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 934

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
31.8
13.5
17.1
8.8
5.0
4.4
6.4
6.1
6.9
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 71
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 981

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
31.4
14.9
15.7
8.1
6.9
4.9
8.3
4.5
5.4
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 79
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,386

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
28.1
14.9
15.0
11.5
6.3
4.4
6.5
5.8
7.6
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 67
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 712

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
29.0
17.6
12.4
8.4
8.2
5.1
5.6
8.6
5.3
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 66
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,005

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
31.0
15.9
14.9
7.6
8.3
4.1
9.1
4.3
4.9
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 64
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,049

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
31.1
16.8
14.9
9.4
6.4
5.5
6.6
4.5
4.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 90
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 3,548

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
30.5
12.6
19.0
8.8
8.0
4.2
5.0
4.9
7.0
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 71
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 659

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
31.5
12.0
16.5
8.7
6.6
6.8
7.2
6.1
4.6
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 81
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 986

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
28.4
15.7
16.1
8.3
5.1
5.0
8.0
6.3
6.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 69
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,010

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
30.4
16.2
15.0
8.3
7.8
5.0
8.9
3.7
4.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 74
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,367

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
27.4
15.4
16.0
9.9
7.5
4.5
6.6
7.8
4.9
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 71
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 694

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
27.6
16.6
14.6
9.6
7.0
5.2
7.2
6.6
5.6
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 92
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,060

= Typical PSMT range from 10/29/2019 to 7/10/2024
 

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