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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 No Debt
ULTA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. ULTA: No Debt )
ULTA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.62
ULTA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ULTA: 0.62 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.62

0.37
0.63
Interest Coverage No Debt
ULTA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 vs. ULTA: No Debt )
ULTA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

3.91
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 9.95
M-Score: -2.73
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.64
ULTA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. ULTA: 12.64 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 12.61
Current: 12.64

2.57
12.61
Net-margin (%) 7.86
ULTA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. ULTA: 7.86 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 7.77
Current: 7.86

1.2
7.77
ROE (%) 22.68
ULTA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.22 vs. ULTA: 22.68 )
ULTA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.64   Max: 25.96
Current: 22.68

5.64
25.96
ROA (%) 14.08
ULTA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. ULTA: 14.08 )
ULTA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 15.46
Current: 14.08

2.53
15.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 38.60
ULTA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. ULTA: 38.60 )
ULTA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.35   Max: 44.11
Current: 38.6

11.35
44.11
Revenue Growth (%) 20.40
ULTA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ULTA: 20.40 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.3   Max: 20.4
Current: 20.4

-56.3
20.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 30.90
ULTA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. ULTA: 30.90 )
ULTA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 37.5
Current: 30.9

0
37.5
EPS Growth (%) 39.50
ULTA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. ULTA: 39.50 )
ULTA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -48.7   Max: 64.1
Current: 39.5

-48.7
64.1
» ULTA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ULTA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Lee Ainslie 449,112 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 449,735 sh (+26355%)
Ray Dalio 9,900 sh (+67.8%)
Steve Mandel 4,809,126 sh (+1.5%)
John Burbank 100,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Frank Sands 7,352,203 sh (-2.08%)
Julian Robertson 161,400 sh (-4.1%)
Columbia Wanger 1,374,950 sh (-15.6%)
John Griffin 1,471,293 sh (-26.44%)
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Q1 2014

ULTA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 5,282 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 187,200 sh (+15.99%)
Steve Mandel 5,202,611 sh (+8.18%)
Columbia Wanger 1,374,950 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 1,471,293 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Frank Sands 5,676,182 sh (-22.8%)
Steven Cohen 308,570 sh (-31.39%)
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Q2 2014

ULTA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Caxton Associates 90,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 518,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 124,896 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 11,000 sh (New)
John Griffin 1,851,293 sh (+25.83%)
Steven Cohen 96,900 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 18,000 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 5,202,611 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Frank Sands Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,374,450 sh (-0.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,903 sh (-7.18%)
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Q3 2014

ULTA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,092 sh (+105.83%)
John Griffin 1,851,293 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 5,202,611 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,258,450 sh (-8.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,705 sh (-89.03%)
Jim Simons 27,100 sh (-94.77%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ULTA

(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 Reduce -89.03%0.12%$89.26 - $120.41 $ 130.8632%13705
Julian Robertson 2014-06-30 Sold Out 6%$84.79 - $100.11 $ 130.8645%0
Frank Sands 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.4%$84.79 - $100.11 $ 130.8645%0
John Griffin 2014-06-30 Add 25.83%0.35%$84.79 - $100.11 $ 130.8645%1851293
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.14%$84.79 - $100.11 $ 130.8645%124896
Julian Robertson 2014-03-31 Add 15.99%0.83%$80.93 - $104.3 $ 130.8645%187200
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.56%$80.93 - $104.3 $ 130.8645%0
Frank Sands 2014-03-31 Reduce -22.8%0.43%$80.93 - $104.3 $ 130.8645%5676182
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Add 8.18%0.17%$80.93 - $104.3 $ 130.8645%5202611
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$80.93 - $104.3 $ 130.8645%0
John Griffin 2013-12-31 Reduce -26.44%0.77%$90.21 - $131.5 $ 130.8611%1471293
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 New Buy0.56%$90.21 - $131.5 $ 130.8611%449112
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Reduce -4.1%0.13%$90.21 - $131.5 $ 130.8611%161400
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 67.8%$90.21 - $131.5 $ 130.8611%9900
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Top Ranked Articles about Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc

Ulta's Performance Continues to Improve as Executives Buy Back Shares
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 34.40
ULTA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 25.10 vs. ULTA: 34.40 )
ULTA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.26   Max: 1200.74
Current: 34.4

10.26
1200.74
P/B 6.90
ULTA's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. ULTA: 6.90 )
ULTA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 10.31
Current: 6.9

1.04
10.31
P/S 2.70
ULTA's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. ULTA: 2.70 )
ULTA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.34
Current: 2.7

0.22
3.34
PFCF 54.20
ULTA's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 45.81 vs. ULTA: 54.20 )
ULTA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.23   Max: 384
Current: 54.2

9.23
384
EV-to-EBIT 20.24
ULTA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. ULTA: 20.24 )
ULTA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 63
Current: 20.24

7.8
63
PEG 1.03
ULTA's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ULTA: 1.03 )
ULTA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 4.19
Current: 1.03

0.76
4.19
Shiller P/E 60.20
ULTA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 49.07 vs. ULTA: 60.20 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 45.45   Max: 121.49
Current: 60.2

45.45
121.49
Current Ratio 3.33
ULTA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ULTA: 3.33 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 3.76
Current: 3.33

1.48
3.76
Quick Ratio 1.41
ULTA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. ULTA: 1.41 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.41

0.27
2.04

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 167.80
ULTA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ULTA: 167.80 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 54.1   Max: 776.15
Current: 167.8

54.1
776.15
Price/Tangible Book 7.10
ULTA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. ULTA: 7.10 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 9.83
Current: 7.1

1.38
9.83
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.20
ULTA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. ULTA: 4.20 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.85   Max: 8.15
Current: 4.2

2.85
8.15
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
ULTA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ULTA: 1.40 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.4

0.14
1.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.40
ULTA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ULTA: 1.40 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 3.85
Current: 1.4

1.08
3.85
Price/Graham Number 3.30
ULTA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. ULTA: 3.30 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 6.8
Current: 3.3

0.9
6.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
ULTA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ULTA: 4.90 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 12.8
Current: 4.9

1.6
12.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 32.08
ULTA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.36 vs. ULTA: 32.08 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.4   Max: 39.1
Current: 32.08

-3.4
39.1

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16
Revenue(Mil) 3,197 3,676
EPS($) 3.88 4.45
EPS without NRI($) 3.88 4.45

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc. as incorporated in the state of Delaware on January 9, 1990. The Company is a beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the United States. It offers a combination of more than 20,000 prestige and mass beauty products organized by category in a bright, open store environment. The Company also offers a full-service salon and a wide range of salon haircare products in all of its stores. It offers more than 500 brands, such as Bare Minerals and Urban Decay prestige cosmetics, Nyx and Maybelline mass cosmetics, Coty and Estée Lauder fragrances, Redken and Matrix haircare, as well as Dermalogica and Philosophy skincare and Clarisonic and Ultra Chi personal care appliances. The Company also offers private label Ulta products in key categories such as cosmetics, skincare and bath. And wide range of customers including women of all ages, demographics, and lifestyles. The Company's competitors includes Macy's and Nordstrom, Sephora and Bath & Body Works, CVS/pharmacy and Walgreens, mass merchandisers, Target and Wal-Mart, Regis, Sally Beauty, JCPenney salons and independent salons. As of February 1, 2014, the Company operated 675 stores in 46 states. The Company operates full-service salons in all of its stores. The Company's operations are subject to regulation by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and State Attorneys General in the United States.
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