The Estee Lauder Companies Inc

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EL : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$96.7 -0.29 | -0.3%
Today's Range: 96.45 - 97.43
Avg. Daily Volume: 1684500.0
06/26/17 - 3:20 PM ET

Financial Analysis

LAUDER (ESTEE) COS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. LAUDER (ESTEE) COS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.18 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 8.05% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)2857.02656.5
EBITDA ($mil)605.0511.5
EBIT ($mil)486.0407.7
Net Income ($mil)298.0265.6

Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1840.01073.8
Total Assets ($mil)11445.08816.3
Total Debt ($mil)3896.01925.3
Equity ($mil)4119.03811.8

Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin83.5884.93
EBITDA Margin21.1719.25
Operating Margin17.0115.35
Sales Turnover1.011.26
Return on Assets9.7213.31
Return on Equity27.0330.8
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio1.741.75
Interest Expense28.018.0
Interest Coverage17.3622.65

Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)367.71369.17
Div / share0.340.3
Book value / share11.210.33
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1684510.01934411.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 45.28 for the Personal Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.75. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.70 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a premium versus the industry average of 7.66. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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EL 32.60 Peers 45.28   EL 20.73 Peers 18.62

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

EL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

EL is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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EL 25.72 Peers 23.89   EL 2.25 Peers 1.59

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

EL is trading at a premium to its peers.


Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

EL trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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EL 8.70 Peers 7.66   EL -4.17 Peers -3.40

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

EL is trading at a premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, EL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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EL 3.10 Peers 2.63   EL 3.94 Peers 0.43

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

EL is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

EL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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