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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 1.05
EL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. EL: 1.05 )
EL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.05

Equity to Asset 0.49
EL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. EL: 0.49 )
EL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.49

0.27
0.5
Interest Coverage 35.98
EL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.07 vs. EL: 35.98 )
EL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 9999.99
Current: 35.98

5.53
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 8.06
M-Score: -2.83
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 15.80
EL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. EL: 15.80 )
EL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.71   Max: 16.66
Current: 15.8

5.71
16.66
Net-margin (%) 10.36
EL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. EL: 10.36 )
EL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.98   Max: 10.98
Current: 10.36

2.98
10.98
ROE (%) 30.15
EL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. EL: 30.15 )
EL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.17   Max: 33.88
Current: 30.15

12.17
33.88
ROA (%) 14.68
EL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. EL: 14.68 )
EL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.29   Max: 16.04
Current: 14.68

4.29
16.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 64.71
EL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.64 vs. EL: 64.71 )
EL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 23.93   Max: 113.33
Current: 64.71

23.93
113.33
Revenue Growth (%) 8.40
EL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. EL: 8.40 )
EL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.6   Max: 13.5
Current: 8.4

-3.6
13.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.80
EL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. EL: 17.80 )
EL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.1   Max: 33.9
Current: 17.8

-4.1
33.9
EPS Growth (%) 20.70
EL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. EL: 20.70 )
EL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 57.8
Current: 20.7

-9.8
57.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

EL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 29,083 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,324,965 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,522,238 sh (+122.86%)
Murray Stahl 7,096 sh (+50.53%)
Mario Gabelli 15,635 sh (+8.31%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 148,419 sh (-4.97%)
Robert Karr 1,043,453 sh (-30.25%)
Jim Simons 167,100 sh (-79.1%)
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Q1 2014

EL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 658,962 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,047 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 27,439 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 255,906 sh (+779.92%)
Murray Stahl 11,604 sh (+63.53%)
Pioneer Investments 1,854,756 sh (+21.84%)
Caxton Associates 75,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Robert Karr Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 14,830 sh (-5.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 108,582 sh (-26.84%)
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Q2 2014

EL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 131,300 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 80,900 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 41,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 25,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 241,982 sh (+122.86%)
Mario Gabelli 15,790 sh (+6.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Murray Stahl 10,526 sh (-9.29%)
Pioneer Investments 1,487,461 sh (-19.8%)
Joel Greenblatt 67,937 sh (-73.45%)
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Q3 2014

EL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 1,105,900 sh (+742.27%)
Jeremy Grantham 914,849 sh (+278.06%)
RS Investment Management 127,700 sh (+57.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 93,871 sh (+38.17%)
Murray Stahl 11,064 sh (+5.11%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 14,850 sh (-5.95%)
Pioneer Investments 730,480 sh (-50.89%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 38.17%0.02%$73.2 - $77.24 $ 73.04-3%93871
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -73.45%0.19%$66.98 - $76.77 $ 73.04-1%67937
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$66.98 - $76.77 $ 73.04-1%0
Robert Karr 2014-03-31 Sold Out 5.4%$65.36 - $75.32 $ 73.045%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.47%$65.36 - $75.32 $ 73.045%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 779.92%0.23%$65.36 - $75.32 $ 73.045%255906
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$65.36 - $75.32 $ 73.045%27439
Robert Karr 2013-12-31 Reduce -30.25%2.36%$68.71 - $75.25 $ 73.041%1043453
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-12-31 New Buy0.47%$68.71 - $75.25 $ 73.041%1324965
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.05%$68.71 - $75.25 $ 73.041%29083
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 25.40
EL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. EL: 25.40 )
EL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.39   Max: 36.75
Current: 25.4

10.39
36.75
P/B 7.36
EL's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. EL: 7.36 )
EL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.46   Max: 9.25
Current: 7.36

2.46
9.25
P/S 2.62
EL's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. EL: 2.62 )
EL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.87
Current: 2.62

0.53
2.87
PFCF 25.36
EL's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 101.73 vs. EL: 25.36 )
EL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.51   Max: 61.07
Current: 25.36

10.51
61.07
EV-to-EBIT 16.04
EL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.11 vs. EL: 16.04 )
EL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 19.9
Current: 16.04

7.5
19.9
PEG 1.25
EL's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EL: 1.25 )
EL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 38.96
Current: 1.25

1.06
38.96
Shiller P/E 35.64
EL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 58.70 vs. EL: 35.64 )
EL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.35   Max: 48.34
Current: 35.64

11.35
48.34
Current Ratio 2.43
EL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. EL: 2.43 )
EL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 2.43
Current: 2.43

1.24
2.43
Quick Ratio 1.79
EL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. EL: 1.79 )
EL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.79

0.88
1.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.10
EL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 1247 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. EL: 1.10 )
EL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.43
Current: 1.1

0.7
2.43
Dividend Payout 0.28
EL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. EL: 0.28 )
EL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.05
Current: 0.28

0.1
1.05
Dividend growth (3y) 27.70
EL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. EL: 27.70 )
EL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 57.8
Current: 27.7

0
57.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.29
EL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. EL: 5.29 )
EL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.37   Max: 11.68
Current: 5.29

3.37
11.68
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
EL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. EL: 0.80 )
EL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.8   Max: -11.4
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 10.19
EL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. EL: 10.19 )
EL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 6.37   Max: 77.13
Current: 10.19

6.37
77.13
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.97
EL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. EL: 1.97 )
EL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 7.96
Current: 1.97

0.85
7.96
Price/Median PS Value 1.58
EL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. EL: 1.58 )
EL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.58

0.39
1.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.35
EL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1802 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EL: 1.35 )
EL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 7.86
Current: 1.35

1.12
7.86
Price/Graham Number 3.33
EL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. EL: 3.33 )
EL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 5.84
Current: 3.33

1.97
5.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.20
EL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. EL: 6.20 )
EL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 13.4
Current: 6.2

5
13.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.89
EL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. EL: 20.89 )
EL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3   Max: 25.3
Current: 20.89

3
25.3

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Traded in other countries:ELAA.Germany, EL.Mexico
Estee Lauder Cos Inc was founded in 1946. The Company is engaged in manufacturing & marketing skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company's skin care products addresses skin care needs for women and men; and products include moisturizers, repair serums, cleansers, toners, body care, exfoliators, acne and oil correctors and sun care products, a number of which are developed for use on particular areas of the body, such as the face or the hands or around the eyes. It maufactures, markets and sells makeup products, including those for the face, eyes, lips and nails. It also offers fragrance products sold in forms, including eau de parfum sprays and colognes, as well as lotions, powders, creams, candles and soaps that are based on a particular fragrance. The Company's Hair care products are offered in salons and in freestanding stores as well as some department stores and specialty multi-brand retailers, and include shampoos, conditioners, styling products, treatment, finishing sprays and hair color products. The Company's Aramis and Designer Fragrances division creates, markets and distributes fragrance and other beauty products, including brand names; Aramis, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Coach and Tory Burch. The Company's products are sold in approximately over 150 countries and territories under a number of brand names including: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Origins, MžAžC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Aveda. It is also the global licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under brand names including Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Coach and Tory Burch. It sells its products through limited distribution channels including upscale department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries and pharmacies and prestige salons and spas. In addition its products are sold in freestanding stores, its authorized retailer websites, stores on cruise ships, in-flight, and duty-free shops, as well as by direct response television ("DRTV"), and certain fragrances are sold in self-select outlets. The Company owns the trademark rights used in connection with the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of products both in the United States and in the other principal countries where such products are sold. The Company faces competition from multinational manufacturers and marketers of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, which market and sells their products under multiple brand names. Its competitors include; L'Oreal S.A.; Shiseido Company, Ltd.; Beiersdorf AG; LVMH Moët Hennessey Louis Vuitton; Coty, Inc.; The Procter & Gamble Company; Avon Products, Inc.; Chanel S.A.; and Groupe Clarins. It also faces competition from a number of independent brands, as well as some retailers developing beauty brands. The Company and its products are subject to regulation by the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission in the United St
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