Ulta Beauty Inc.Find Ratings Reports
ULTA BEAUTY INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 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 0.76 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 8.63% 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||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1543.67||1314.88|
|Net Income ($mil)||164.4||128.22|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||469.08||471.73|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3022.25||2707.6|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||40.78||40.95|
|Return on Assets||19.56||16.47|
|Return on Equity||33.16||27.16|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||60.36||62.08|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||29.55||26.45|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1059917.0||1284682.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 25.01 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.03. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.47 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.25 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 59.23. 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 26.00||Peers 25.01||ULTA 17.17||Peers 17.31|
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.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|ULTA 19.48||Peers 19.73||ULTA 1.17||Peers 1.00|
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 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.
|ULTA 8.47||Peers 59.23||ULTA 35.25||Peers 17.78|
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 2.47||Peers 1.76||ULTA 19.96||Peers 7.56|
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.