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How to buy Ulta Beauty (ULTA) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in Ulta Beauty stocks.
Ulta Beauty is a specialty retail business based in the US. Ulta Beauty stocks (ULTA.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $385.48 – a decrease of 4.4% over the previous week. Ulta Beauty employs 16,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $9 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Ulta Beauty?
- Has coronavirus impacted Ulta Beauty shares?
- Ulta Beauty shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Ulta Beauty stock a buy or sell?
- Ulta Beauty performance over time
- Is Ulta Beauty suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Ulta Beauty shares over-valued?
- Ulta Beauty's financials
- How volatile are Ulta Beauty shares?
- Does Ulta Beauty pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Ulta Beauty stock price (NASDAQ:ULTA)Use our graph to track the performance of ULTA stocks over time.
Ulta Beauty shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$382.85|
|52-week range||$319.05 - $438.63|
|50-day moving average||$397.46|
|200-day moving average||$386.56|
|Wall St. target price||$459.75|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$20.15|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Ulta Beauty stock?
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Ulta Beauty price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-23)||-3.30%|
|1 month (2022-05-31)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-04-04)||-3.96%|
|6 months (2022-01-04)||-8.57%|
|1 year (2021-07-02)||8.80%|
|2 years (2020-07-02)||88.05%|
|3 years (2019-07-03)||10.83%|
|5 years (2017-07-03)||35.11%|
Is Ulta Beauty under- or over-valued?
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 P/E ratio
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 20x. In other words, Ulta Beauty shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Ulta Beauty's PEG ratio
Ulta Beauty's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1051. 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
Ulta Beauty's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ulta Beauty's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Ulta Beauty financials
|Revenue TTM||$9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.78%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||17.65%|
|Return on equity TTM||60.55%|
|Market capitalisation||$20.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Ulta Beauty'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 Ulta Beauty.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Ulta Beauty's total ESG risk score
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.).
Ulta Beauty's environmental score
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.
Ulta Beauty's social score
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.
Ulta Beauty's governance score
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.
Ulta Beauty's controversy score
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.
Ulta Beauty share dividends
We're not expecting Ulta Beauty to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Ulta Beauty share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Ulta Beauty's shares have ranged in value from as little as $319.05 up to $438.63. 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 1.5363. 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 overview
Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a retailer of beauty products 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 nail services. It also provides its 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 March 10, 2022, the company operated 1,308 retail stores across 50 states. It also distributes its products through its website ulta. com; and mobile applications.
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