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How to buy Estée Lauder (EL) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Estée Lauder shares.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc (EL) is a leading household & personal products business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$367.66 after a previous close of USD$370.3. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$367.45 to a high of USD$371.34. The latest price was USD$370.2 (25 minute delay). Estée Lauder is listed on the NYSE and employs 44,640 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Estée Lauder shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Open$367.66
High$371.34
Low$367.45
Close$370.20
Previous close$370.30
Change $-0.10
Change % -0.027%
Volume 598,343
Information last updated 2022-01-16.
52-week range$230.38 - $374.20
50-day moving average $350.86
200-day moving average $324.62
Wall St. target price$378.58
PE ratio 39.0458
Dividend yield $2.12 (0.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.25

Estée Lauder stock price (NYSE:EL)

Use our graph to track the performance of EL stocks over time.

Estée Lauder price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $370.2 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) 14.95%
1 month (2021-12-21) 4.95%
3 months (2021-10-21) 16.50%
6 months (2021-07-21) 14.58%
1 year (2021-01-21) 45.02%
2 years (2020-01-21) 70.03%
3 years (2019-01-18) 190.26%
5 years (2017-01-20) 364.90%

Is Estée Lauder under- or over-valued?

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

Estée Lauder's P/E ratio

Estée Lauder's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Estée Lauder shares trade at around 39x 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.

Estée Lauder's PEG ratio

Estée Lauder's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.4866. 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 Estée Lauder's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Estée Lauder's EBITDA

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

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

Estée Lauder financials

Revenue TTM $17 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.23%
Gross profit TTM $12.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.38%
Return on equity TTM 53.24%
Profit margin 17.83%
Book value $16.86
Market capitalisation $115.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Estée Lauder'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 Estée Lauder.

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

Estée Lauder'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 Estée Lauder'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 Estée Lauder 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.).

Estée Lauder's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.44/100

Estée Lauder's social score

Social score: 5.96/100

Estée Lauder's governance score

Governance score: 5.94/100

Estée Lauder's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Estée Lauder share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.74% of net profits

Recently Estée Lauder has paid out, on average, around 31.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Estée Lauder shareholders could enjoy a 0.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Estée Lauder's case, that would currently equate to about $2.12 per share.

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

Estée Lauder's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Estée Lauder's shares ever split?

Estée Lauder'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 Estée Lauder shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Estée Lauder shares which in turn could have impacted Estée Lauder's share price.

Estée Lauder share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Estée Lauder's shares have ranged in value from as little as $230.3774 up to $374.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EL.US volatility(beta: 1.02)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 Estée Lauder's is 1.0198. This would suggest that Estée Lauder'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).

Estée Lauder overview

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The company 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. It 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. The company offers its products under 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, By Kilian, BECCA, Too Faced, Dr. Jart+, DECIEM, and The Ordinary brands. It also holds license arrangements for Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Michael Kors, and Ermenegildo Zegna brands.

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