NASDAQ:ULTA - Ulta Beauty Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$249.76 -0.59 (-0.24 %)
(As of 06/24/2018 08:52 AM ET)
Previous Close$249.76
Today's Range$247.85 - $251.9250
52-Week Range$187.96 - $291.56
Volume760,449 shs
Average Volume1.22 million shs
Market Capitalization$15.07 billion
P/E Ratio30.61
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.62
Ulta Beauty logoUlta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company's stores offer cosmetics, fragrances, haircare and skincare products, bath and body products, and salon styling tools; salon services, including hair, skin, and brow services; and others, including nail products and accessories. It 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 February 3, 2018, the company operated 1,074 retail stores across 48 states and the District of Columbia. It also distributes its products through its Website, ulta.com, which includes a collection of tips, tutorials, and social content. 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Retail stores, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Stores
SectorRetail/Wholesale
SymbolNASDAQ:ULTA
CUSIP90384S30
Phone630-410-4800

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio2.42
Quick Ratio0.89

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio30.61
Forward P/E Ratio23.04
P/E Growth1.24

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.88 billion
Price / Sales2.55
Cash Flow$12.4012 per share
Price / Cash20.14
Book Value$29.64 per share
Price / Book8.43

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.16
Net Income$555.23 million
Net Margins9.67%
Return on Equity32.15%
Return on Assets19.09%

Miscellaneous

Employees34,700
Outstanding Shares60,180,000

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Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ulta Beauty's stock symbol?

Ulta Beauty trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ULTA."

How will Ulta Beauty's stock buyback program work?

Ulta Beauty declared that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Friday, March 16th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $625,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Ulta Beauty's earnings last quarter?

Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 31st. The specialty retailer reported $2.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.48 by $0.22. The specialty retailer earned $1.54 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.52 billion. Ulta Beauty had a net margin of 9.67% and a return on equity of 32.15%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 17.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.91 earnings per share. View Ulta Beauty's Earnings History.

When is Ulta Beauty's next earnings date?

Ulta Beauty is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August, 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Ulta Beauty.

What guidance has Ulta Beauty issued on next quarter's earnings?

Ulta Beauty issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.35-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.48. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.475-1.488 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.49 billion.

What price target have analysts set for ULTA?

25 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Ulta Beauty's shares. Their forecasts range from $205.00 to $314.00. On average, they expect Ulta Beauty's share price to reach $265.5217 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Ulta Beauty.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Ulta Beauty stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ulta Beauty stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ulta Beauty outpaced the industry in the past three months owing to a solid sales trend. While fourth-quarter fiscal 2017 sales were in line with estimates, it delivered sales beat in 15 of the last 17 quarters. Further, the company is gaining from its effective marketing initiatives, sturdy e-commerce business and superb salon operations. Notably, Ulta Beauty recorded 60.4% growth in e-commerce sales, which helped it to stand out amid intense online competition. Market share gains and benefits from the loyalty program are also aiding the results. However, the company’s margins were under pressure due to deleveraged merchandise margins, one-time bonus payment related to tax reforms and higher SG&A expenses. Further, operating margin is expected to decline at a modest rate in fiscal 2018. Nonetheless, management issued bullish earnings and sales outlook for the fiscal year. Estimates are trendind up ahead of first quarter earnings." (5/31/2018)
  • 2. Goldman Sachs Group Inc analysts commented, "Goldman Sachs Conviction List."Cosmetics accounted for approximately 51 percent of Ulta's total revenue last year but industry sources are now calling for "lesser innovation" in the space, Fassler commented in a research report. While the beauty industry is also seeing greater innovation in hair-care and skincare, the growth in these two categories won't be large enough to offset a slowdown in cosmetics. However, this doesn't imply that investors should be concerned as the company remains a share gainer in the overall beauty space.In fact, investor concerns are either "misguided or premature" as there is no reason to believe Ulta's core value proposition is under threat, Fassler added (see his track record here). For the time being at least it would be wrong to assume that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) offers a compelling alternative or that the addition of rival brands to Amazon's platform is imminent.Bottom line, stabilization in Ulta's revenue and ability to achieve same-store sales guidance remains a base case scenario. But weaker than prior trends in the overall beauty space implies a reduction in Ulta's price target is necessary although the stock still boasts an "appealing" (10/16/2017)

Who are some of Ulta Beauty's key competitors?

Who are Ulta Beauty's key executives?

Ulta Beauty's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Ms. Mary N. Dillon, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Scott M. Settersten, CFO, Treasurer & Assistant Sec. (Age 58)
  • Ms. Jodi J. Caro, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. David C. Kimbell, Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Jeffrey J. Childs, Chief HR Officer (Age 61)

Has Ulta Beauty been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about ULTA stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ulta Beauty earned a news sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.81 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Ulta Beauty's major shareholders?

Ulta Beauty's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.86%), Sustainable Growth Advisers LP (1.78%), Northern Trust Corp (1.09%), Montag & Caldwell LLC (0.71%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (0.69%) and Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.69%). Company insiders that own Ulta Beauty stock include Catherine Ann Halligan, Charles Heilbronn, Charles J Philippin, David C Kimbell, Dennis K Eck, Jeffrey J Childs, Lorna Nagler, Mary Dillon, Mary N Dillon, Michael R Macdonald, Robert F Diromualdo, Scott M Settersten and Vanessa Ames Wittman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ulta Beauty.

Which institutional investors are selling Ulta Beauty stock?

ULTA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CI Global Investments Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., Element Capital Management LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Quadrature Capital Ltd, Victory Capital Management Inc. and Sustainable Growth Advisers LP. Company insiders that have sold Ulta Beauty company stock in the last year include Catherine Ann Halligan, Charles J Philippin, Dennis K Eck, Jeffrey J Childs, Lorna Nagler, Mary N Dillon, Scott M Settersten and Vanessa Ames Wittman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ulta Beauty.

Which institutional investors are buying Ulta Beauty stock?

ULTA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including TCW Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., Eaton Vance Management, Champlain Investment Partners LLC, Manning & Napier Group LLC, MD Sass Investors Services Inc., Chilton Investment Co. LLC and A.R.T. Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Ulta Beauty stock in the last two years include Charles Heilbronn, Dennis K Eck and Michael R Macdonald. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ulta Beauty.

How do I buy shares of Ulta Beauty?

Shares of ULTA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ulta Beauty's stock price today?

One share of ULTA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $249.76.

How big of a company is Ulta Beauty?

Ulta Beauty has a market capitalization of $15.07 billion and generates $5.88 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $555.23 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.16 on an earnings per share basis. Ulta Beauty employs 34,700 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Ulta Beauty?

Ulta Beauty's mailing address is 1000 REMINGTON BLVD SUITE 120, BOLINGBROOK IL, 60440. The specialty retailer can be reached via phone at 630-410-4800 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Ulta Beauty (ULTA)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  720 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  553 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,273
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This page was last updated on 6/24/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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