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Executive Summary

Urban Outfitters, Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale of general consumer products.

Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with moderate growth potential.

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Share Price & News

How has Urban Outfitters's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: URBN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Specialty Retail


US Market

1 Year Return




US Specialty Retail


US Market

Return vs Industry: URBN underperformed the US Specialty Retail industry which returned -9.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: URBN underperformed the US Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day7.5%-1.5%2.3%
30 Day-11.6%-4.8%1.5%
90 Day-11.6%15.7%17.8%
1 Year-31.3%-31.3%-8.2%-9.3%9.0%6.7%
3 Year-10.0%-10.0%30.4%24.2%36.6%27.7%
5 Year-53.1%-53.1%15.4%5.7%64.2%46.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Urban Outfitters undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: URBN ($16.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($34.71)

Significantly Below Fair Value: URBN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: URBN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Specialty Retail industry average.

PE vs Market: URBN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate URBN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: URBN's PB Ratio (1.2x) is in line with the US Specialty Retail industry average.

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Future Growth

How is Urban Outfitters forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: URBN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: URBN is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: URBN's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: URBN's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: URBN's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: URBN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.8%).

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Past Performance

How has Urban Outfitters performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: URBN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: URBN is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: URBN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -5.7% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare URBN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: URBN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (-12.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: URBN has a negative Return on Equity (-0.23%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Urban Outfitters's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: URBN's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($663.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: URBN's short term assets ($1.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.4B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: URBN's debt to equity ratio (16.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: URBN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.2% to 16.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: URBN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (85.6%).

Interest Coverage: URBN is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.

Balance Sheet

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What is Urban Outfitters's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate URBN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate URBN'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 URBN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if URBN'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 URBN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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


Average management tenure


Richard Hayne (72yo)





Mr. Richard A. Hayne co-founded Urban Outfitters, Inc. in 1970 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 10, 2012. Mr. Hayne served as the President of Urban Outfitters, Inc. from 1976 to Febr ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Richard's total compensation ($USD47.82K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.76M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Richard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Richard Hayne
Co-Founder8.5yrsUS$47.82k26.25% $423.5m
Francis Conforti
Chief Financial Officer8.25yrsUS$2.31m0.019% $313.1k
Calvin Hollinger
Chief Operating Officer4.83yrsUS$1.81m0.012% $189.4k
Azeez Hayne
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary5.08yrsUS$1.11m0.036% $584.3k
Margaret Hayne
Chief Creative Officer7.17yrsUS$623.85k1.12% $18.0m
Trish Donnelly
Chief Executive Officer of Urban Outfitters Group4.42yrsUS$2.67m0.029% $471.6k
Oona McCullough
Director of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Wendy Brown
Chief Operating Officer of the Anthropologie Division12.5yrsno datano data
Denise Albright
Chief Operating Officer of Anthropologie - North America8.67yrsno datano data
David Hayne
Group Chief Digital Officer3.92yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: URBN's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Richard Hayne
Co-Founder8.5yrsUS$47.82k26.25% $423.5m
Margaret Hayne
Chief Creative Officer7.17yrsUS$623.85k1.12% $18.0m
Scott Galloway
Independent Director4.5yrsUS$273.40kno data
Wesley McDonald
Independent Director1.08yrsUS$273.40kno data
Edward Antoian
Lead Independent Director2.5yrsUS$273.40k0.0020% $32.9k
Harry Cherken
Independent Director31.5yrsUS$273.40k0.73% $11.8m
Todd Morgenfeld
Independent Director1.08yrsUS$273.40kno data
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
Independent Director2.92yrsUS$273.40kno data
Elizabeth Lambert
Independent Director5.58yrsUS$273.40kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: URBN's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).


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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Urban Outfitters, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Urban Outfitters, Inc.
  • Ticker: URBN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1970
  • Industry: Apparel Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$1.613b
  • Shares outstanding: 97.78m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Urban Outfitters, Inc.
  • 5000 South Broad Street
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • 19112-1495
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
URBNNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon SharesUSUSDNov 1993
UOFDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURNov 1993
UOFXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon SharesDEEURNov 1993
URBNBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH 2 REP 1 COMARARSApr 2019


Urban Outfitters, Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale of general consumer products. The company operates through three segments: Retail, wholesale, and Subscription. It operates Urban Outfitters stores, which offer women’s and men’s fashion apparel, activewear, intimates, footwear, accessories, home goods, electronics, and beauty products for young adults aged 18 to 28; and Anthropologie stores that provide women’s casual apparel, accessories, intimates, shoes, and home furnishings, as well as gifts, decorative items, and beauty and wellness products for women aged 28 to 45. The company also operates Bhldn stores, which offer heirloom quality wedding gowns, bridesmaid frocks, party dresses, assorted jewelry, headpieces, footwear, lingerie, and decorations; and Terrain stores that provide lifestyle home products, garden and outdoor living products, antiques, live plants, flowers, wellness products, and accessories. In addition, it operates Free People retail stores, which offer casual women’s apparel, intimates, activewear, shoes, accessories, home products, gifts, and beauty and wellness products for young women aged 25 to 30; restaurants; and women’s apparel subscription rental service under the Nuuly brand name. The company serves its customers directly through retail stores, Websites, mobile applications, catalogs and customer contact centers, franchised or third-party operated stores, and digital businesses. As of January 31, 2020, it operated 248 Urban Outfitters, 231 Anthropologie Group, and 144 Free People stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe; and 11 restaurants. The company is also involved in the wholesale of young women’s contemporary casual apparel, intimates, activewear, and shoes under the Free People brand; and home goods under the Anthropologie brand to approximately 2,300 department and specialty stores worldwide. The company was founded in 1970 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/10 23:56
End of Day Share Price2020/07/10 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/01/31

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.