Ulta Beauty Inc

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ULTA : NASDAQ : Services
$293.04 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 674200.0
05/25/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ULTA BEAUTY INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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. ULTA BEAUTY INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.95 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.43% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1580.571268.3
EBITDA ($mil)283.51215.48
EBIT ($mil)224.23169.49
Net Income ($mil)140.22107.82


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)415.01475.84
Total Assets ($mil)2551.882230.92
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)1550.221442.89


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin38.2338.24
EBITDA Margin17.9316.99
Operating Margin14.1913.36
Sales Turnover1.91.76
Return on Assets16.0514.34
Return on Equity26.4322.17
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.93.47
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)62.1363.54
Div / share0.00.0
EPS2.241.69
Book value / share24.9522.71
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume629244.0719219.0

Valuation


BUY. ULTA BEAUTY INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 24.15 for the Specialty Retail industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.02. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.94 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.00 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 21.43. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, ULTA BEAUTY INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ULTA 45.68 Peers 24.15   ULTA 29.15 Peers 14.62

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

ULTA is trading at a significant premium 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.

ULTA is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ULTA 30.39 Peers 19.20   ULTA 1.92 Peers 1.71

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

ULTA is trading at a significant 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.

ULTA trades at a premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ULTA 11.94 Peers 21.43   ULTA 30.66 Peers 35.40

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

ULTA is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ULTA 3.81 Peers 1.54   ULTA 23.71 Peers 7.04

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.

ULTA is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

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

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

 

 

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