Lululemon Athletica is an apparel retail business based in the US. Lululemon Athletica stocks (LULU.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $404.44 – an increase of 0.23% over the previous week. Lululemon Athletica employs 25,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.5 billion.
How to buy Lululemon Athletica stock in Canada
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- Can I buy shares in Lululemon Athletica?
- Has coronavirus impacted Lululemon Athletica shares?
- Lululemon Athletica shares summary
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- Is Lululemon Athletica stock a buy or sell?
- Lululemon Athletica performance over time
- Can I short Lululemon Athletica shares?
- Is Lululemon Athletica suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Lululemon Athletica shares over-valued?
- Lululemon Athletica's financials
- How volatile are Lululemon Athletica shares?
- Does Lululemon Athletica pay a dividend?
- Have Lululemon Athletica shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Lululemon Athletica's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Lululemon Athletica's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $426.55, which is 40.01% up on its pre-crash value of $255.9 and 231.06% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $128.845.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Lululemon Athletica stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $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 $1,731.79.
Lululemon Athletica stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of LULU stocks over time.
Lululemon Athletica stocks at a glance
|Latest market close||$426.55|
|52-week range||$269.2801 - $434.22|
|50-day moving average||$405.5791|
|200-day moving average||$351.865|
|Wall St. target price||$441.26|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.319|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Lululemon Athletica price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-09)||1.39%|
|1 month (2021-08-19)||7.58%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||22.72%|
|6 months (2021-03-19)||38.17%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||44.71%|
|2 years (2019-09-19)||120.31%|
|3 years (2018-09-19)||174.82%|
|5 years (2016-09-19)||548.15%|
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 68x. In other words, Lululemon Athletica stocks trade at around 68x 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 stocks 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 2.3706. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks 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 stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Lululemon Athletica's EBITDA
Lululemon Athletica's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.3 billion.
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$5.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.69%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||18.08%|
|Return on equity TTM||35.38%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$57.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Lululemon Athletica stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "LULU.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 1.8 million Lululemon Athletica stocks held short by investors – that's known as Lululemon Athletica's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% down from 1.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lululemon Athletica stocks can be evaluated.
Lululemon Athletica's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Lululemon Athletica's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lululemon Athletica stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lululemon Athletica stocks traded daily (recently around 620909.54063604). Lululemon Athletica's SIR currently stands at 2.83. In other words for every 100,000 Lululemon Athletica stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2830 stocks are currently held short.
However Lululemon Athletica's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lululemon Athletica stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Lululemon Athletica stocks (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 0.01% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Lululemon Athletica stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0147% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Lululemon Athletica stocks, roughly 15 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock 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
|Total ESG score||18.6|
|Total ESG percentile||11.12|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Lululemon Athletica stock dividends
We're not expecting Lululemon Athletica to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.
Have Lululemon Athletica stocks ever split?
Lululemon Athletica stocks 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 stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Lululemon Athletica stocks which in turn could have impacted Lululemon Athletica's stock price.
Lululemon Athletica stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Lululemon Athletica's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $269.2801 up to $434.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Lululemon Athletica's is 1.357. This would suggest that Lululemon Athletica's stocks are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a 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 and men. 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. 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 lululemon.com e-commerce website. As of January 31, 2021, it operated 521 company-operated stores under the lululemon brand 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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