NasdaqGS:ULTA

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Executive Summary

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with acceptable track record.


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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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-11.4%

ULTA

-10.5%

US Specialty Retail

-10.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-15.8%

ULTA

4.5%

US Specialty Retail

5.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ULTA underperformed the US Specialty Retail industry which returned 4.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ULTA underperformed the US Market which returned 5.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ULTAIndustryMarket
7 Day-11.4%-10.5%-10.6%
30 Day-3.1%-7.7%-8.5%
90 Day13.5%-7.3%-4.6%
1 Year-15.8%-15.8%6.1%4.5%7.4%5.2%
3 Year-4.6%-4.6%29.7%23.5%31.7%23.2%
5 Year91.5%91.5%36.8%25.7%56.4%39.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Ulta Beauty's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Ulta Beauty undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

4.5%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ULTA ($265.38) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($277.82)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ULTA is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ULTA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.2x) compared to the Specialty Retail industry average (14.4x).

PE vs Market: ULTA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.2x) compared to the US market (16.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ULTA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ULTA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.2x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (1.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Ulta Beauty forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 28 analysts?

7.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ULTA's forecast earnings growth (7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: ULTA's earnings (7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13% per year).

High Growth Earnings: ULTA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: ULTA's revenue (8.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ULTA's revenue (8.1% 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 very high in 3 years time (43.1%).


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Past Performance

How has Ulta Beauty performed over the past 5 years?

22.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ULTA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ULTA's current net profit margins (9.7%) are lower than last year (10%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ULTA's earnings have grown significantly by 22.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ULTA's earnings growth over the past year (7.1%) is below its 5-year average (22.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ULTA earnings growth over the past year (7.1%) underperformed the Specialty Retail industry 9.8%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: ULTA's Return on Equity (37.8%) is considered high.


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Financial Health

How is Ulta Beauty's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ULTA's short term assets ($2.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: ULTA's short term assets ($2.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.8B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ULTA is debt free.

Reducing Debt: ULTA has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ULTA has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: ULTA has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: ULTA has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if ULTA's debt is covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

What is Ulta Beauty's 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 payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ULTA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any 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.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

5.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Mary Dillon (58yo)

6.6yrs

Tenure

US$14,245,418

Compensation

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 ($USD14.25M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.81M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mary's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Mary Dillon
CEO & Director6.6yrsUS$14.25m0.12% $18.3m
David Kimbell
President0.8yrsUS$2.92m0.015% $2.3m
Scott Settersten
CFO, Treasurer & Assistant Secretary6.9yrsUS$2.58m0.0048% $749.9k
Jodi Caro
General Counsel4.5yrsUS$1.55m0.0024% $380.4k
Jeffrey Childs
Chief Human Resources Officer6.3yrsUS$1.49m0.0098% $1.5m
Diane Randolph
Chief Information Officer5.4yrsno datano data
Kiley Rawlins
Vice President of Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
Karen May
Director of Public Relations5.7yrsno datano data
Kecia Steelman
Chief Store Operations Officer & President of International5.6yrsno datano data
Prama Bhatt
Senior VP of Digital & eCommerce0yrsno datano data

5.6yrs

Average Tenure

55.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ULTA's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Mary Dillon
CEO & Director6.6yrsUS$14.25m0.12% $18.3m
Michelle Collins
Independent Director5.3yrsUS$276.83k0.0048% $749.9k
Robert DiRomualdo
Non-Executive Chairperson of the Board1.4yrsUS$329.76k0.0083% $1.3m
George Mrkonic
Independent Director4.4yrsUS$258.51k0.0058% $905.9k
Lorna Nagler
Independent Director10.7yrsUS$258.51k0.010% $1.6m
Charles Heilbronn
Independent Director24.6yrsUS$258.51k0.10% $16.3m
Michael MacDonald
Independent Director7.3yrsUS$268.81k0.011% $1.7m
Catherine Halligan
Independent Director8.1yrsUS$281.83k0.0039% $603.4k
Sally Blount
Independent Director2.2yrsUS$258.51k0.00095% $148.1k
Michael Smith
Director0.4yrsno datano data

6.0yrs

Average Tenure

60.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ULTA's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Ulta Beauty, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Ulta Beauty, Inc.
  • Ticker: ULTA
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1990
  • Industry: Specialty Stores
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$15.591b
  • Shares outstanding: 57.16m
  • Website: https://www.ulta.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Ulta Beauty, Inc.
  • 1000 Remington Boulevard
  • Suite 120
  • Bolingbrook
  • Illinois
  • 60440
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ULTANasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDOct 2007
34UDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEUROct 2007
ULTAWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEUROct 2007
0LIBLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDOct 2007
ULTA *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNOct 2007

Biography

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; 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. As of June 30, 2019, the company operated 1,213 stores. 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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/28 00:53
End of Day Share Price2020/02/27 00:00
Earnings2019/11/02
Annual Earnings2019/02/02


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.