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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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history
Cash to Debt 1.21
EL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1494 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. EL: 1.21 )
EL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 8.22
Current: 1.21

0.23
8.22
Equity to Asset 0.49
EL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 1493 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: 0.29   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.49

0.29
0.5
Interest Coverage 35.98
EL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. EL: 35.98 )
EL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.77   Max: 9999.99
Current: 35.98

7.77
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 7.97
M-Score: -2.53
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 (%) 16.66
EL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. EL: 16.66 )
EL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.71   Max: 16.66
Current: 16.66

5.71
16.66
Net-margin (%) 10.98
EL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. EL: 10.98 )
EL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.98   Max: 10.98
Current: 10.98

2.98
10.98
ROE (%) 31.24
EL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1499 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. EL: 31.24 )
EL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.72   Max: 37.46
Current: 31.24

11.72
37.46
ROA (%) 15.30
EL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. EL: 15.30 )
EL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 15.3
Current: 15.3

4.22
15.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 68.70
EL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1513 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. EL: 68.70 )
EL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 25.37   Max: 71.58
Current: 68.7

25.37
71.58
Revenue Growth (%) 8.40
EL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. EL: 8.40 )
EL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 13.5
Current: 8.4

-3.7
13.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.80
EL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 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 1059 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 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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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

EL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 105,000 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 4,714 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 799,700 sh (+661.62%)
Mario Gabelli 14,435 sh (+46.1%)
Pioneer Investments 683,047 sh (+14.67%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Robert Karr 1,495,953 sh (-6.45%)
Jeremy Grantham 156,175 sh (-15.59%)
Steven Cohen 21,126 sh (-18.9%)
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Q4 2013

EL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Andreas Halvorsen 1,324,965 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 29,083 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,522,238 sh (+122.86%)
Murray Stahl 7,096 sh (+50.53%)
Mario Gabelli 15,635 sh (+8.31%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 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

Ray Dalio 27,439 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,047 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 658,962 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)
Robert Karr Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen 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

Caxton Associates 25,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 131,300 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 41,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 80,900 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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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 2014-06-30 Reduce -73.45%0.19%$66.98 - $76.77 $ 74.652%67937
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$66.98 - $76.77 $ 74.652%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 779.92%0.23%$65.36 - $75.32 $ 74.657%255906
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$65.36 - $75.32 $ 74.657%27439
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.05%$68.71 - $75.25 $ 74.653%29083
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 46.1%$64.71 - $72.43 $ 74.6510%14435
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$63.17 - $71.8 $ 74.659%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Reduce -65.05%0.04%$59.86 - $65.92 $ 74.6518%31401
Steve Mandel 2012-09-30 Sold Out 1%$50.56 - $61.82 $ 74.6532%0
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Reduce -44.48%0.05%$50.56 - $61.82 $ 74.6532%83634
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0018%$50.56 - $61.82 $ 74.6532%0
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 New Buy0.12%$52.24 - $65.02 $ 74.6528%150634
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 Reduce -68.38%$52.24 - $65.02 $ 74.6528%5384
Steve Mandel 2012-03-31 New Buy1.2%$55.16 - $63.67 $ 74.6536%3163643
Steve Mandel 2011-12-31 Sold Out 1.31%$42.1 - $59.46 $ 74.6541%0
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 New Buy0.01%$42.1 - $59.46 $ 74.6541%8513
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Add 93.58%$42.1 - $59.46 $ 74.6541%7695
Steve Mandel 2011-09-30 Reduce -31.64%0.67%$43.75 - $53.62 $ 74.6551%1835338
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0031%$43.75 - $53.62 $ 74.6551%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 New Buy$43.75 - $53.62 $ 74.6551%3975
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -38.24%$46.94 - $52.57 $ 74.6552%2100
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.50
EL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 22.70 vs. EL: 24.50 )
EL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.39   Max: 36.75
Current: 24.5

10.39
36.75
P/B 7.43
EL's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. EL: 7.43 )
EL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.46   Max: 9.25
Current: 7.43

2.46
9.25
P/S 2.68
EL's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. EL: 2.68 )
EL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.87
Current: 2.68

0.53
2.87
PFCF 28.66
EL's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 78.00 vs. EL: 28.66 )
EL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.51   Max: 61.07
Current: 28.66

10.51
61.07
EV-to-EBIT 15.58
EL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.54 vs. EL: 15.58 )
EL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 19.9
Current: 15.58

7.5
19.9
PEG 1.20
EL's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EL: 1.20 )
EL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 38.42
Current: 1.2

1.06
38.42
Shiller P/E 37.90
EL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 52.60 vs. EL: 37.90 )
EL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.35   Max: 48.34
Current: 37.9

11.35
48.34
Current Ratio 2.35
EL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. EL: 2.35 )
EL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 2.35
Current: 2.35

1.49
2.35
Quick Ratio 1.72
EL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. EL: 1.72 )
EL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.72

0.92
1.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.07
EL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. EL: 1.07 )
EL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.43
Current: 1.07

0.7
2.43
Dividend Payout 0.25
EL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. EL: 0.25 )
EL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.25

0.14
0.5
Dividend growth (3y) 27.70
EL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 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
87% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 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 912 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: -11.6
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 10.20
EL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. EL: 10.20 )
EL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 7.04   Max: 62.22
Current: 10.2

7.04
62.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.13
EL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. EL: 2.13 )
EL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 5.97
Current: 2.13

1.2
5.97
Price/Median PS Value 1.63
EL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. EL: 1.63 )
EL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.63

0.54
1.85
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
EL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EL: 1.20 )
EL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 8.76
Current: 1.2

1.2
8.76
Price/Graham Number 3.27
EL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. EL: 3.27 )
EL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 5.95
Current: 3.27

2.58
5.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
EL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. EL: 6.40 )
EL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 13.4
Current: 6.4

5
13.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.39
EL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. EL: 22.39 )
EL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 25.2
Current: 22.39

1.5
25.2

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Traded in other countries:ELAA.Germany
Estee Lauder Cos Inc was founded in 1946. The Company is a manufacturer and marketer of quality skin care, makeup, and fragrance and hair care products. The Company's products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under a number of well-known 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 such as Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tom Ford and Coach. The Company's various skin care products addresses skin care needs for women and men. These 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 manufactures markets and sells various makeup products, including lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, nail polishes and powders. It also sells related items such as compacts, brushes and other makeup tools. It offers a variety of fragrance products for women and men. The fragrances are sold in various forms, including eau de parfum sprays and colognes, as well as lotions, powders, creams and soaps that are based on a particular fragrance. Hair care products are offered mainly in salons and in freestanding retail stores and include hair color and styling products, shampoos, conditioners and finishing sprays. The broad product line mainly consists of skin care, makeup and fragrance products that are presented in high quality packaging. The Company's heritage brands are Estee Lauder, Aramis and Designer Fragrances, Clinique, Prescriptives and Origins. It sells its products through limited distribution channels to complement the images associated with its brands. These channels, encompassing over 30,000 points of sale, consist mainly of upscale department stores, specialty retailers, upscale perfumeries and pharmacies and prestige salons and spas. Its own the trademark rights used in connection with the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of its products both in the United States and in the other countries where such products are sold, including Estée Lauder, Clinique, Aramis, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, MžAžC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Jo Malone, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, American Beauty, Flirt!, GoodSkin Labs, grassroots research labs, Ojon, and Smashbox, and the names of many of the products sold under these brands. The Company's competitors include L'Oreal S.A.; Shiseido Company, Ltd.; Beiresdorf AG; LVMH Moët Hennessey Louis Vuitton; Coty, Inc.; The Procter & Gamble Company; and Avon Products, Inc. The Company and its products are subject to regulation by the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission in the United States, as well as by various other federal, state, local and international regulatory authoriti
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