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Lululemon Athletica Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. Lululemon Athletica shares (LULU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lululemon Athletica employs 19,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Lululemon Athletica

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Lululemon Athletica. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LULU. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Lululemon Athletica reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$349.95, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Lululemon Athletica, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Lululemon Athletica. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Lululemon Athletica's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Lululemon Athletica's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$349.95, which is 26.88% up on its pre-crash value of USD$255.9 and 171.61% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$128.845.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Lululemon Athletica shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$699.54 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,420.80.

Lululemon Athletica share price

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Lululemon Athletica shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market close USD$349.95
52-week range USD$128.845 - USD$399.9
50-day moving average USD$338.8509
200-day moving average USD$326.357
Wall St. target price USD$376.65
PE ratio 91.6594
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.122

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Is it a good time to buy Lululemon Athletica stock?

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Lululemon Athletica price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $349.95 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -2.19%
1 month (2020-11-03) 6.98%
3 months (2020-09-03) -7.39%
6 months (2020-06-03) 8.10%
1 year (2019-12-03) 56.79%
2 years (2018-12-03) 150.16%
3 years (2017-12-01) 420.60%
5 years (2015-12-03) 612.44%

Is Lululemon Athletica under- or over-valued?

Valuing Lululemon Athletica stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lululemon Athletica's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lululemon Athletica's P/E ratio

Lululemon Athletica's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 92x. In other words, Lululemon Athletica shares trade at around 92x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Lululemon Athletica's PEG ratio

Lululemon Athletica's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.4969. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lululemon Athletica's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lululemon Athletica's EBITDA

Lululemon Athletica's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$940.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lululemon Athletica's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lululemon Athletica financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.76%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 15.44%
Return on equity TTM 30.75%
Profit margin 13.94%
Book value $15.356
Market capitalisation USD$49.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lululemon Athletica shares

There are currently 2.3 million Lululemon Athletica shares held short by investors – that's known as Lululemon Athletica's "short interest". This figure is 12.6% down from 2.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lululemon Athletica shares can be evaluated.

Lululemon Athletica's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lululemon Athletica's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lululemon Athletica shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lululemon Athletica shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Lululemon Athletica's SIR currently stands at 1.86. In other words for every 100,000 Lululemon Athletica shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1860 shares are currently held short.

However Lululemon Athletica's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lululemon Athletica shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lululemon Athletica shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lululemon Athletica's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lululemon Athletica shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0213% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lululemon Athletica shares, roughly 21 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lululemon Athletica.

Find out more about how you can short Lululemon Athletica stock.

Lululemon Athletica's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lululemon Athletica.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Lululemon Athletica's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.6

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lululemon Athletica's overall score of 18.6 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 11st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lululemon Athletica is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Lululemon Athletica's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.12/100

Lululemon Athletica's environmental score of 8.12 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lululemon Athletica is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lululemon Athletica's social score

Social score: 13.91/100

Lululemon Athletica's social score of 13.91 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lululemon Athletica is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Lululemon Athletica's governance score

Governance score: 10.57/100

Lululemon Athletica's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lululemon Athletica is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lululemon Athletica's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Lululemon Athletica scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Lululemon Athletica has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Lululemon Athletica Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.6
Total ESG percentile 11.12
Environmental score 8.12
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 13.91
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 10.57
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Lululemon Athletica share dividends

We're not expecting Lululemon Athletica to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Lululemon Athletica's shares ever split?

Lululemon Athletica's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 July 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lululemon Athletica shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lululemon Athletica shares which in turn could have impacted Lululemon Athletica's share price.

Lululemon Athletica share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lululemon Athletica's shares have ranged in value from as little as $128.845 up to $399.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LULU.US volatility(beta: 1.23)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Lululemon Athletica's is 1.2339. This would suggest that Lululemon Athletica's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lululemon Athletica overview

lululemon athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, distributes, and retails athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth. It operates through two segments, Company-Operated Stores and Direct to Consumer. The company offers pants, shorts, tops, and jackets for healthy lifestyle and athletic activities, such as yoga, running, and training, as well as other sweaty pursuits; and athletic wear for female youth. It also provides fitness-related accessories. The company sells its products through a chain of company-operated stores; outlets and warehouse sales; a network of wholesale accounts, such as yoga studios, health clubs, and fitness centers; temporary locations, including seasonal stores; and license and supply arrangements, as well as directly to consumer through mobile apps, and e-commerce site. As of February 2, 2020, it operated 491 company-operated stores under the lululemon and ivivva brands in the United States, Canada, the People's Republic of China, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, South Korea, Singapore, France, Malaysia, Sweden, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland. lululemon athletica inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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