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Ulta Beauty, Inc is a specialty retail business based in the US. Ulta Beauty shares (ULTA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ulta Beauty employs 18,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.3 billion.
|52-week range||USD$124.05 - USD$341.4926|
|50-day moving average||USD$307.517|
|200-day moving average||USD$261.6891|
|Wall St. target price||USD$308.04|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$4.013|
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Valuing Ulta Beauty stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ulta Beauty's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ulta Beauty's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 84x. In other words, Ulta Beauty shares trade at around 84x 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.
Ulta Beauty's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.4469. 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 Ulta Beauty's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Ulta Beauty's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$686.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ulta Beauty's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$6.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.14%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.9%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.27%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$19 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.5 million Ulta Beauty shares held short by investors – that's known as Ulta Beauty's "short interest". This figure is 5.4% up from 2.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ulta Beauty shares can be evaluated.
Ulta Beauty's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ulta Beauty shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ulta Beauty shares traded daily (recently around 615950.12345679). Ulta Beauty's SIR currently stands at 4.05. In other words for every 100,000 Ulta Beauty shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4050 shares are currently held short.
However Ulta Beauty's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ulta Beauty shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ulta Beauty shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ulta Beauty's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ulta Beauty shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0522% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ulta Beauty shares, roughly 52 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 Ulta Beauty.
Find out more about how you can short Ulta Beauty stock.
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 Ulta Beauty.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 18.11
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ulta Beauty's overall score of 18.11 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ulta Beauty 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.).
Environmental score: 3.74/100
Ulta Beauty's environmental score of 3.74 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ulta Beauty is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 4.69/100
Ulta Beauty's social score of 4.69 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ulta Beauty is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 4.17/100
Ulta Beauty's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ulta Beauty is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ulta Beauty scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Ulta Beauty has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||18.11|
|Total ESG percentile||12.36|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||1|
We're not expecting Ulta Beauty to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Ulta Beauty's shares have ranged in value from as little as $124.05 up to $341.4926. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ulta Beauty's is 1.7572. This would suggest that Ulta Beauty's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company's stores offer cosmetics, fragrances, skincare and haircare products, bath and body products, and salon styling tools; professional hair products; salon services, including hair, skin, makeup, and brow services; and others, including nail products and accessories. It also provides private label products, such as the Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products, as well as Ulta Beauty branded products; and the Ulta Beauty branded gifts. As of May 2, 2020, the company operated 1,264 retail stores across 50 states. It also distributes its products through its Website, ulta.com. The company was formerly known as Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. and changed its name to Ulta Beauty, Inc. in January 2017. Ulta Beauty, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
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