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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 : 10/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
ULTA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 1450 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. ULTA: No Debt )
ULTA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.63
ULTA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 1406 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. ULTA: 0.63 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.63

0.43
0.63
Interest Coverage No Debt
ULTA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 31.39 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: 11.57
M-Score: -2.69
WACC vs ROIC
3.69%
38.31%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 12.66
ULTA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. ULTA: 12.66 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 12.66
Current: 12.66

2.57
12.66
Net-margin (%) 7.93
ULTA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. ULTA: 7.93 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 7.93
Current: 7.93

1.2
7.93
ROE (%) 22.87
ULTA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.24 vs. ULTA: 22.87 )
ULTA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.64   Max: 25.16
Current: 22.87

5.64
25.16
ROA (%) 14.30
ULTA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.01 vs. ULTA: 14.30 )
ULTA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 15.46
Current: 14.3

2.53
15.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.31
ULTA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.48 vs. ULTA: 40.31 )
ULTA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.35   Max: 44.11
Current: 40.31

11.35
44.11
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.40
ULTA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1187 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ULTA: 21.40 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -54.5   Max: 21.4
Current: 21.4

-54.5
21.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 25.00
ULTA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. ULTA: 25.00 )
ULTA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -47.6   Max: 37.5
Current: 25

-47.6
37.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 28.00
ULTA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ULTA: 28.00 )
ULTA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.2   Max: 64.1
Current: 28

-43.2
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

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)
Steve Mandel 4,809,126 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Frank Sands 5,676,182 sh (-22.80%)
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%)
Steve Mandel 5,202,611 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 18,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 96,900 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%)
Steve Mandel 5,202,611 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 1,851,293 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,258,450 sh (-8.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,705 sh (-89.03%)
Jim Simons 27,100 sh (-94.77%)
» More
Q4 2014

ULTA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

RS Investment Management 69,890 sh (New)
John Griffin 1,851,293 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 3,344,991 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 11,098 sh (-19.02%)
Columbia Wanger 812,100 sh (-35.47%)
Steve Mandel 3,344,991 sh (-35.71%)
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Top Ranked Articles about Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc

Ulta's Performance Continues to Improve as Executives Buy Back Shares
Ulta Salon’s (ULTA) CEO Mary Dillon and Director Dennis Eck bought 20,000 shares of the company on Sept. 17, totaling $2,390,480, according to GuruFocus Insider Data. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 39.60
ULTA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 30.40 vs. ULTA: 39.60 )
ULTA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.26   Max: 1200.74
Current: 39.6

10.26
1200.74
Forward P/E 34.25
ULTA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 37.59 vs. ULTA: 34.25 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 39.60
ULTA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 30.40 vs. ULTA: 39.60 )
ULTA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.23   Max: 1080.67
Current: 39.6

10.23
1080.67
P/B 8.08
ULTA's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. ULTA: 8.08 )
ULTA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 10.31
Current: 8.08

1.04
10.31
P/S 3.13
ULTA's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. ULTA: 3.13 )
ULTA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.34
Current: 3.13

0.22
3.34
PFCF 68.59
ULTA's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 92.27 vs. ULTA: 68.59 )
ULTA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.23   Max: 384
Current: 68.59

9.23
384
POCF 25.62
ULTA's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.59 vs. ULTA: 25.62 )
ULTA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.44   Max: 37.69
Current: 25.62

3.44
37.69
EV-to-EBIT 23.27
ULTA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.26 vs. ULTA: 23.27 )
ULTA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 63
Current: 23.27

7.8
63
PEG 1.29
ULTA's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ULTA: 1.29 )
ULTA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 4.19
Current: 1.29

0.76
4.19
Shiller P/E 68.08
ULTA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ULTA: 68.08 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 45   Max: 121.49
Current: 68.08

45
121.49
Current Ratio 3.50
ULTA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. ULTA: 3.50 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.05   Max: 3.76
Current: 3.5

2.05
3.76
Quick Ratio 1.89
ULTA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. ULTA: 1.89 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.89

0.44
2.04
Days Inventory 97.88
ULTA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 103.76 vs. ULTA: 97.88 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 49.31   Max: 93.99
Current: 97.88

49.31
93.99
Days Sales Outstanding 5.91
ULTA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.09 vs. ULTA: 5.91 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.02   Max: 9.93
Current: 5.91

4.02
9.93

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 19.20
ULTA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ULTA: 19.20 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 13.71   Max: 646.67
Current: 19.2

13.71
646.67
Price/Tangible Book 8.08
ULTA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ULTA: 8.08 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 9.83
Current: 8.08

1.38
9.83
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.19
ULTA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. ULTA: 4.19 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 3.12   Max: 5.97
Current: 4.19

3.12
5.97
Price/Median PS Value 1.52
ULTA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ULTA: 1.52 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.52

0.15
1.39
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.58
ULTA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ULTA: 1.58 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.58

1.09
1.73
Price/Graham Number 3.75
ULTA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ULTA: 3.75 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 3.77
Current: 3.75

0.92
3.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
ULTA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1435 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ULTA: 4.30 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 12.8
Current: 4.3

1.6
12.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 31.00
ULTA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. ULTA: 31.00 )
ULTA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.4   Max: 39.1
Current: 31

-3.4
39.1

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 3,776 4,322
EPS($) 4.59 5.35
EPS without NRI($) 4.59 5.35

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
Compare:TSCO, AMZN, EBAY, FIVE, AZO » details
Traded in other countries:34U.Germany,
Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc was 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 customers including women of all ages, demographics, and lifestyles. The Company's competitors include 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 January 31, 2015, the Company operated 774 stores in 47 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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Ulta Salon Is Not A Good Buy At Current Levels May 10 2014 
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