Ulta Beauty Inc.Find Ratings Reports
ULTA BEAUTY INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. ULTA BEAUTY INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.77 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 14.44% 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 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1937.59||1580.57|
|Net Income ($mil)||208.17||140.22|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||397.45||415.01|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2908.69||2551.88|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||37.33||38.23|
|Return on Assets||19.08||16.05|
|Return on Equity||31.29||26.43|
|Debt||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Share Data||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||60.82||62.13|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||29.17||24.95|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1298492.0||1248380.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 25.10 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.51. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.03 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.18 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 59.98. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average and well above 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.
|ULTA 26.08||Peers 25.10||ULTA 18.27||Peers 14.74|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
ULTA is trading at a valuation on par with 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 premium to its peers.
|ULTA 18.44||Peers 17.39||ULTA 1.31||Peers 0.96|
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 significant premium to its peers.
|ULTA 8.03||Peers 59.98||ULTA 37.73||Peers -6.28|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
ULTA is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|ULTA 2.42||Peers 1.55||ULTA 21.21||Peers 5.82|
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.