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How to buy Estee Lauder Companies (EL) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Estee Lauder Companies stocks.

Estee Lauder Companies is a household & personal products business based in the US. Estee Lauder Companies stocks (EL.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $235.83 – an increase of 5.87% over the previous week. Estee Lauder Companies employs 44,730 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $17.3 billion.

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  3. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol – EL. It's that simple.

Estee Lauder Companies stock price (NYSE:EL)

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Estee Lauder Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-11-29.
Latest market close$235.79
52-week range$185.90 - $370.51
50-day moving average $216.52
200-day moving average $250.82
Wall St. target price$241.96
PE ratio 35.7043
Dividend yield $2.4 (1.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.02

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Is it a good time to buy Estee Lauder Companies stock?

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Estee Lauder Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $235.79 from 2022-11-30

1 week (2022-11-21) 7.71%
1 month (2022-10-28) N/A
3 months (2022-08-29) -9.26%
6 months (2022-05-31) -7.41%
1 year (2021-12-01) -27.52%
2 years (2020-12-01) -4.60%
3 years (2019-11-29) 20.63%
5 years (2017-12-01) 88.98%

Is Estee Lauder Companies under- or over-valued?

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

Estee Lauder Companies's P/E ratio

Estee Lauder Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Estee Lauder Companies shares trade at around 36x 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.

Estee Lauder Companies's PEG ratio

Estee Lauder Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.0884. 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 Estee Lauder Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Estee Lauder Companies's EBITDA

Estee Lauder Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Estee Lauder Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Estee Lauder Companies financials

Revenue TTM $17.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.92%
Gross profit TTM $13.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.83%
Return on equity TTM 33.17%
Profit margin 12.66%
Book value $15.45
Market capitalisation $76.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Estee Lauder Companies'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 Estee Lauder Companies.

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

Estee Lauder Companies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.34

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Estee Lauder Companies's overall score of 23.34 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Estee Lauder Companies 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.).

Estee Lauder Companies's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.44/100

Estee Lauder Companies's social score

Social score: 5.96/100

Estee Lauder Companies's governance score

Governance score: 5.94/100

Estee Lauder Companies's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Estee Lauder Companies share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 36.72% of net profits

Recently Estee Lauder Companies has paid out, on average, around 36.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Estee Lauder Companies shareholders could enjoy a 1.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Estee Lauder Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $2.4 per share.

While Estee Lauder Companies's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Estee Lauder Companies may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Estee Lauder Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Estee Lauder Companies's shares ever split?

Estee Lauder Companies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 January 2012. 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 Estee Lauder Companies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Estee Lauder Companies shares which in turn could have impacted Estee Lauder Companies's share price.

Estee Lauder Companies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Estee Lauder Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $185.9036 up to $370.5131. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EL.US volatility(beta: 0.96)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Estee Lauder Companies's is 0.9612. This would suggest that Estee Lauder Companies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Estee Lauder Companies overview

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. It offers a range of skin care products, including moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne care and oil correctors, facial masks, cleansing devices, and sun care products; and makeup products, such as lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, nail polishes, and powders, as well as compacts, brushes, and other makeup tools. The company also provides fragrance products in various forms comprising eau de parfum sprays and colognes, as well as lotions, powders, creams, candles, and soaps; and hair care products that include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays, and hair color products, as well as sells ancillary products and services. It offers its products under the Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, Kilian Paris, Too Faced, Dr. Jart+, DECIEM, and The Ordinary brands. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty-multi retailers, upscale perfumeries and pharmacies, and salons and spas; freestanding stores; its own and authorized retailer websites; third-party online malls; stores in airports; and duty-free shops.

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