lululemon athletica inc. Company Profile (NASDAQ:LULU)

About lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)

lululemon athletica inc. logolululemon athletica inc. is a designer, distributor and retailer of athletic apparel. The Company operates through two segments: Company-operated stores and Direct to consumer. It is also engaged in the sale from outlets, showrooms, sales from temporary locations, sales to wholesale accounts, warehouse sales, and license and supply arrangements. Its direct to consumer segment generates revenue from its lululemon and ivivva e-commerce Websites, and, and other country and region specific Websites. It offers a range of apparel and accessories for women, men and female youth. The Company's apparel assortment includes items, such as pants, shorts, tops, and jackets designed for healthy lifestyle and athletic activities, such as yoga, running, training, most other sweaty pursuits, and athletic wear for female youth. The Company also offers fitness-related accessories, including an array of items, such as bags, socks, underwear, yoga mats and water bottles.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Apparel & Accessories
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LULU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $7.95 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 125,601,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $60.74
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $56.73
  • 52 Week Range: $47.26 - $72.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 30.55
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.44
  • P/E Growth: 2.04
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.44 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.26
  • Book Value: $10.32 per share
  • Price / Book: 6.13
  • EBITDA: $519.98 million
  • Net Margins: 11.68%
  • Return on Equity: 22.51%
  • Return on Assets: 18.58%
  • Current Ratio: 5.22%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.81%
  • Average Volume: 2.22 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.2
  • Short Ratio: 4.07

Frequently Asked Questions for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)

What is lululemon athletica inc.'s stock symbol?

lululemon athletica inc. trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LULU."

How were lululemon athletica inc.'s earnings last quarter?

lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) released its earnings results on Thursday, August, 31st. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.35 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $581.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $567.40 million. lululemon athletica inc. had a net margin of 11.68% and a return on equity of 22.51%. The firm's revenue was up 12.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.38 EPS. View lululemon athletica inc.'s Earnings History.

When will lululemon athletica inc. make its next earnings announcement?

lululemon athletica inc. is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for lululemon athletica inc..

What guidance has lululemon athletica inc. issued on next quarter's earnings?

lululemon athletica inc. issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.35-2.42 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.33. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.545-2.595 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.55 billion.lululemon athletica inc. also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.50-0.52 EPS.

Where is lululemon athletica inc.'s stock going? Where will lululemon athletica inc.'s stock price be in 2017?

37 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for lululemon athletica inc.'s shares. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $90.00. On average, they anticipate lululemon athletica inc.'s share price to reach $65.72 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for lululemon athletica inc..

What are analysts saying about lululemon athletica inc. stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about lululemon athletica inc. stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Lululemon has surpassed the industry in the past three months, mainly driven by its focus on strategy for 2020, as part of which it aims to generate revenues of $4 billion. To achieve this, the company is committed toward product innovation, building store fleet in North America, expanding digital business and global expansion. All these factors helped Lululemon to post robust numbers in second-quarter fiscal 2017, even amid a tough retail landscape. Both sales and earnings topped estimates and grew year over year. While the bottom line marked its 2nd consecutive beat, the top line recorded its 7th straight quarter of positive surprise. Also, sturdy e-Commerce growth fueled comps. Apart from this, the company is on track with ivivva’s remodeling. The solid results and favorable third quarter trends encouraged management to raise its fiscal 2017 view. However, stiff competition and volatile consumer spending patterns may pose concerns." (9/25/2017)
  • 2. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We believe this analogy describes the unfolding trend shift from athletic apparel to denim. In the third installment of our LULU survey, we saw a decline in LULU customers’ purchase intent of yoga leggings. In fact, wave #3 of our survey showed the most significant deterioration of metrics to date, thus further supporting our SELL thesis and the risks that LULU faces from shifting fashion trends and increasing competition. The combination of declining purchase intent, increasing signals of denim gaining traction, peaking margins, and a more focused Athleta creates a risk/reward that skews heavily downward, in our opinion. We are also witnessing some shifts in brand preferences away from Nike and Under Armour, and in favor of Athleta." (9/22/2017)
  • 3. FBR & Co analysts commented, "LULU reported adjusted 2Q EPS of $0.39, vs. FBR/consensus estimates of $0.34/ $0.35 and $0.33–$0.35 guidance. Results reflect +7% constant currency comps vs. FBR/consensus 4.0%/4.2% and adjusted EBIT margin de-leverage of -160 bps vs. FBR/consensus –250/-230 bps. Management provided 3Q17 adjusted EPS guidance of $0.50–$0.52 (vs. FBR/consensus of $0.53/$0.52) on SSS of +MSD (vs. FBR/ consensus +5.0%/+4.0%) and increased guidance for 2017 adjusted EPS to $2.35– $2.42 from $2.28–$2.38 (vs. FBR/consensus of $2.36/$2.33) and reiterated SSS of +LSD (vs. FBR/consensus of +3.6%/+3.1%). LULU has a strong brand and has done a good job innovating and offering newness. However, we remain on the sidelines given valuation and risks with a slowing athleisure market." (9/1/2017)

Are investors shorting lululemon athletica inc.?

lululemon athletica inc. saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 7,770,632 shares, an increase of 30.4% from the August 31st total of 5,960,616 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,114,349 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.5 days. Currently, 8.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Who are some of lululemon athletica inc.'s key competitors?

Who are lululemon athletica inc.'s key executives?

lululemon athletica inc.'s management team includes the folowing people:

  • Glenn Murphy, Co-Chairman of the Board
  • David M. Mussafer, Independent Co-Chairman of the Board
  • Laurent Potdevin, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Stuart C. Haselden, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
  • Celeste Burgoyne, Executive Vice President, Americas Retail
  • Lee Holman, Executive Vice President - Creative Director
  • Scott Stump, Executive Vice-President, Community and Brand
  • Gina Warren, Executive Vice President, People and Culture
  • Tricia Patrick, Director
  • Robert Bensoussan, Independent Director

Who owns lululemon athletica inc. stock?

lululemon athletica inc.'s stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include APG Asset Management N.V. (0.14%), Bender Robert & Associates (0.07%), Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC (0.03%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.01%) and Oakbrook Investments LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own lululemon athletica inc. stock include Glenn Murphy and Rhoda M Pitcher. View Institutional Ownership Trends for lululemon athletica inc..

Who sold lululemon athletica inc. stock? Who is selling lululemon athletica inc. stock?

lululemon athletica inc.'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bender Robert & Associates. View Insider Buying and Selling for lululemon athletica inc..

Who bought lululemon athletica inc. stock? Who is buying lululemon athletica inc. stock?

lululemon athletica inc.'s stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Shell Asset Management Co., APG Asset Management N.V. and Oakbrook Investments LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for lululemon athletica inc..

How do I buy lululemon athletica inc. stock?

Shares of lululemon athletica inc. can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is lululemon athletica inc.'s stock price today?

One share of lululemon athletica inc. stock can currently be purchased for approximately $63.29.

MarketBeat Community Rating for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ LULU)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,091 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,001 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,092
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 15 Hold Ratings, 19 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.43)
Consensus Price Target: $65.72 (3.85% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)
Price Target History for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)
Analysts' Ratings History for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/20/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$61.50 -> $60.09N/AView Rating Details
10/16/2017Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetSell$43.00N/AView Rating Details
10/16/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Set Price TargetBuy$69.00N/AView Rating Details
10/16/2017Needham & Company LLCSet Price TargetBuy$69.00N/AView Rating Details
10/10/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$68.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$72.00LowView Rating Details
9/13/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$55.00LowView Rating Details
9/12/2017Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageMkt Perform -> Market Perform$66.00LowView Rating Details
9/5/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncUpgradeNeutral -> Positive$64.00 -> $64.00LowView Rating Details
9/1/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$59.00LowView Rating Details
9/1/2017Buckingham ResearchReiterated RatingNeutral$55.00LowView Rating Details
9/1/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$58.00 -> $61.00LowView Rating Details
9/1/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingBuy$71.00MediumView Rating Details
9/1/2017NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 -> $67.00MediumView Rating Details
9/1/2017InstinetReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 -> $67.00LowView Rating Details
9/1/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$67.00 -> $68.00LowView Rating Details
9/1/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$54.00 -> $60.00LowView Rating Details
9/1/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingOutperform -> Hold$56.00 -> $60.00LowView Rating Details
9/1/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$64.00 -> $66.00HighView Rating Details
9/1/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingHold$55.00HighView Rating Details
8/25/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
8/25/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$56.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$66.00LowView Rating Details
8/21/2017Bank of America CorporationUpgradeUnderperform -> Buy$48.00 -> $70.00LowView Rating Details
7/14/2017CIBCReiterated RatingOutperform -> Outperform$65.00 -> $68.00LowView Rating Details
6/14/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutral$58.00LowView Rating Details
6/3/2017Barclays PLCSet Price TargetBuy$85.00MediumView Rating Details
6/3/2017DA DavidsonSet Price TargetHold$58.00 -> $59.00MediumView Rating Details
5/16/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$54.00HighView Rating Details
4/4/2017MacquarieSet Price TargetSell$40.00LowView Rating Details
3/30/2017MizuhoLower Price TargetBuy$78.00 -> $64.00MediumView Rating Details
3/30/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuyHighView Rating Details
3/30/2017Telsey Advisory GroupLower Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$92.00 -> $78.00HighView Rating Details
3/28/2017WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$81.00LowView Rating Details
2/4/2017Pacific CrestDowngradeHoldN/AView Rating Details
1/19/2017CLSAInitiated CoverageUnderperform$73.00N/AView Rating Details
12/8/2016Evercore ISIUpgradeSell -> Buy$50.00 -> $80.00N/AView Rating Details
9/9/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
6/9/2016Wolfe ResearchBoost Price TargetPeer Perform$66.00 -> $74.00N/AView Rating Details
6/3/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuy$75.00N/AView Rating Details
4/16/2016Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
2/4/2016William BlairReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/22/2016GuggenheimReiterated RatingBuy$70.00N/AView Rating Details
12/10/2015Topeka Capital MarketsLower Price TargetBuy$80.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)
Earnings by Quarter for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)
Earnings History by Quarter for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ LULU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
12/5/2017$0.52N/AView Earnings Details
8/31/20177/31/2017$0.35$0.39$567.40 million$581.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/1/2017Q1 17$0.28$0.32$513.99 million$520.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/29/20171/31/2017$1.01$1.00$783.32 million$789.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/7/2016Q316$0.43$0.47$540.81 million$544.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/1/2016Q216$0.38$0.38$514.02 million$514.52 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/8/2016Q116$0.31$0.30$487.68 million$495.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/30/2016Q415$0.80$0.85$693.38 million$704.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/9/2015Q315$0.37$0.35$481.78 million$479.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/10/2015Q215$0.33$0.34$445.83 million$453.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/9/2015Q115$0.33$0.34$418.86 million$423.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/26/2015Q414$0.73$0.78$601.61 million$602.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/11/2014Q314$0.38$0.42$426.95 million$419.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/11/2014Q214$0.29$0.33$376.95 million$390.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/12/2014Q114$0.32$0.34$381.21 million$384.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/27/2014Q413$0.72$0.75$516.80 million$521.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/12/2013Q3$0.41$0.45$376.20 million$379.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/12/2013Q2 2013$0.35$0.39$342.70 million$344.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/10/2013Q1 13$0.30$0.32$341.11 million$345.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/21/2013Q412$0.74$0.75$482.59 million$485.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/6/20120.39$0.39$316.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/7/2012Q212$0.31$0.34$281.90 million$282.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/7/2012$0.30$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/22/2012$0.49$0.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/1/2011$0.25$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/9/2011$0.22$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/10/2011$0.38$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/17/2011$0.57$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/9/2010$0.25$0.36$159.53 million$175.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.76
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.32
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.67
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20178$0.30$1.07$0.93
Q2 20176$0.38$0.39$0.38
Q3 20177$0.42$0.45$0.44
Q4 201710$0.99$1.04$1.01
Q1 20189$0.26$0.40$0.30
Q2 20189$0.34$0.44$0.38
Q3 20189$0.47$0.56$0.53
Q4 20189$1.00$1.17$1.12
Q1 20192$0.34$0.36$0.35
Q2 20191$0.42$0.42$0.42
Q3 20192$0.57$0.58$0.58
Q4 20192$1.27$1.37$1.32
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.29%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.34%
Insider Trades by Quarter for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/27/2017Glenn MurphyDirectorBuy100,000$55.50$5,550,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2017Glenn MurphyDirectorBuy97,728$55.50$5,423,904.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Rhoda M PitcherDirectorSell5,310$67.31$357,416.10View SEC Filing  
9/21/2015Tara PoseleyInsiderBuy4,000$53.52$214,080.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2015Rhoda M PitcherDirectorSell10,000$67.30$673,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Rhoda M PitcherDirectorSell18,356$65.61$1,204,337.16View SEC Filing  
6/27/2014Delaney SchweitzerVPSell19,146$40.36$772,732.56View SEC Filing  
10/2/2013John CurrieCFOSell20,000$75.00$1,500,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013Delaney SchweitzerVPSell36,409$74.03$2,695,358.27View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013Christine Mccormick DayCEOSell30,625$72.50$2,220,312.50View SEC Filing  
6/28/2013Christine Mccormick DayCEOSell25,335$65.34$1,655,388.90View SEC Filing  
6/13/2013Christine Mccormick DayCEOSell362,711$65.15$23,630,621.65View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013Dennis J WilsonDirectorSell607,545$81.50$49,514,917.50View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Dennis J WilsonDirectorSell392,455$81.87$32,130,290.85View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Dennis J WilsonDirectorSell377,415$81.67$30,823,483.05View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Dennis J WilsonDirectorSell203,582$81.37$16,565,467.34View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Dennis J WilsonDirectorSell419,003$81.37$34,094,274.11View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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