Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States.
High growth potential with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Ulta Beauty's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ULTA's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
US Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: ULTA underperformed the US Specialty Retail industry which returned -5.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ULTA underperformed the US Market which returned 4.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Ulta Beauty's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 months ago | Simply Wall StUlta Beauty, Inc. Just Reported Earnings, And Analysts Cut Their Target Price
3 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Does Ulta Beauty's (NASDAQ:ULTA) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After The Share Price Drop?
4 months ago | Simply Wall StDoes Ulta Beauty, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ULTA) CEO Pay Matter?
Is Ulta Beauty undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: ULTA ($203.59) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($155.73)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ULTA is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ULTA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.8x) compared to the Specialty Retail industry average (17.3x).
PE vs Market: ULTA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.8x) compared to the US market (16.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ULTA is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ULTA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.5x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (1.4x).
How is Ulta Beauty forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 25 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ULTA's forecast earnings growth (52.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: ULTA's earnings (52.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ULTA's revenue (11.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ULTA's revenue (11.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ULTA's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (31.6%)
How has Ulta Beauty performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ULTA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ULTA's current net profit margins (6.4%) are lower than last year (9.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ULTA's earnings have grown by 17.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ULTA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: ULTA had negative earnings growth (-36.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Specialty Retail industry average (-12.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ULTA's Return on Equity (24.8%) is considered high.
How is Ulta Beauty's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ULTA's short term assets ($2.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: ULTA's short term assets ($2.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ULTA's debt to equity ratio (45.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if ULTA's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ULTA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (100.7%).
Interest Coverage: ULTA earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Ulta Beauty current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ULTA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ULTA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ULTA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ULTA's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ULTA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mary Dillon (59yo)
Ms. Mary N. Dillon has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ulta Beauty, Inc. since July 1, 2013 and serves as its President. Ms. Dillon has been an Independent Director at KKR & Co. Inc. (formerly, KKR & C ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mary's total compensation ($USD7.06M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.50M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mary's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||7yrs||US$7.06m||0.13% $14.6m|
|CFO, Treasurer & Assistant Secretary||7.33yrs||US$2.62m||0.0073% $840.3k|
|General Counsel||4.92yrs||US$1.41m||0.0036% $415.0k|
|Chief Human Resources Officer||6.75yrs||US$1.38m||0.0048% $549.1k|
|Chief Information Officer||5.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Director of Public Relations||6.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Store Operations Officer & President of International||6yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP of Digital & eCommerce||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: ULTA's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||7yrs||US$7.06m||0.13% $14.6m|
|Independent Director||5.75yrs||US$280.18k||0.0067% $769.3k|
|Independent Non-Executive Chairperson||1.83yrs||US$415.18k||0.0094% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||4.83yrs||US$260.18k||0.0069% $795.6k|
|Independent Director||11.08yrs||US$260.18k||0.011% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||25yrs||US$260.18k||0.11% $12.2m|
|Independent Director||7.75yrs||US$290.18k||0.012% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||8.5yrs||US$285.18k||0.0030% $348.5k|
|Independent Director||2.58yrs||US$260.18k||0.0014% $161.6k|
|Independent Director||0.83yr||US$148.50k||no data|
Experienced Board: ULTA's board of directors are considered experienced (6.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: ULTA insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Ulta Beauty, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ulta Beauty, Inc.
- Ticker: ULTA
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1990
- Industry: Specialty Stores
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$11.465b
- Shares outstanding: 56.31m
- Website: https://www.ulta.com
Number of Employees
- Ulta Beauty, Inc.
- 1000 Remington Boulevard
- Suite 120
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ULTA||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Oct 2007|
|34U||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Oct 2007|
|ULTA||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Oct 2007|
|0LIB||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Oct 2007|
|ULTA *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Oct 2007|
|U1LT34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 10 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
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.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/02 23:54|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/02 00:00|
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