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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
NAS:ULTA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. NAS:ULTA: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:ULTA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.57
NAS:ULTA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NAS:ULTA: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:ULTA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.57
0.37
0.65
Interest Coverage No Debt
NAS:ULTA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 24.51 vs. NAS:ULTA: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:ULTA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.29  Med: 245.85 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 12.05
M-Score: -2.56
WACC vs ROIC
7.32%
36.02%
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.21
NAS:ULTA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. NAS:ULTA: 13.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:ULTA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.27  Med: 9.61 Max: 12.9
Current: 13.21
4.27
12.9
Net-margin (%) 8.31
NAS:ULTA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. NAS:ULTA: 8.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:ULTA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.33  Med: 5.83 Max: 8.15
Current: 8.31
2.33
8.15
ROE (%) 27.03
NAS:ULTA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.95 vs. NAS:ULTA: 27.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:ULTA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.86  Med: 21.55 Max: 25.16
Current: 27.03
5.86
25.16
ROA (%) 16.34
NAS:ULTA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. NAS:ULTA: 16.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:ULTA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.87  Med: 12.58 Max: 15.46
Current: 16.34
4.87
15.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.38
NAS:ULTA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.11 vs. NAS:ULTA: 41.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:ULTA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.35  Med: 33.25 Max: 44.11
Current: 41.38
11.35
44.11
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.00
NAS:ULTA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NAS:ULTA: 21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ULTA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.3  Med: 15.1 Max: 21.4
Current: 21
-56.3
21.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 22.20
NAS:ULTA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NAS:ULTA: 22.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ULTA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 22.2 Max: 37.5
Current: 22.2
0
37.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 22.90
NAS:ULTA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NAS:ULTA: 22.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ULTA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.2  Med: 34.2 Max: 154.6
Current: 22.9
9.2
154.6
» NAS:ULTA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

ULTA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 6,500 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 3,576,964 sh (+9.17%)
Lee Ainslie 9,610 sh (+4.34%)
John Hussman 15,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,800 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,600 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 90,027 sh (-0.23%)
RS Investment Management 322,307 sh (-1.96%)
John Griffin 910,000 sh (-9.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,800 sh (-25.00%)
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Q1 2016

ULTA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Columbia Wanger 408,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 148,800 sh (+2189.23%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (+233.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,700 sh (+50.00%)
Lee Ainslie 13,880 sh (+44.43%)
John Griffin 1,023,000 sh (+12.42%)
Steve Mandel 3,362,968 sh (-5.98%)
RS Investment Management 278,972 sh (-13.45%)
Pioneer Investments 45,875 sh (-49.04%)
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Q2 2016

ULTA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 12,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 186,700 sh (+25.47%)
John Griffin 1,056,650 sh (+3.29%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,800 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 45,802 sh (-0.16%)
Steve Mandel 3,332,886 sh (-0.89%)
Lee Ainslie 13,660 sh (-1.59%)
Columbia Wanger 287,781 sh (-29.47%)
RS Investment Management 120,458 sh (-56.82%)
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Q3 2016

ULTA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ray Dalio 1,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 2,594 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 35,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,485 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 35,000 sh (New)
John Griffin 1,057,000 sh (+0.03%)
Pioneer Investments 45,559 sh (-0.53%)
Lee Ainslie 12,700 sh (-7.03%)
Steve Mandel 2,950,670 sh (-11.47%)
Steven Cohen 9,000 sh (-25.62%)
John Hussman 25,000 sh (-50.00%)
Columbia Wanger 135,695 sh (-52.85%)
Jim Simons 38,500 sh (-79.38%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:34U.Germany,
Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc is a beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for mass and salon products and salon services in United States. Its brands include Bare Minerals and Urban Decay prestige cosmetics.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance 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 variety 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. The Company operated approximately 874 stores in 48 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.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 42.52
ULTA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. ULTA: 42.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ULTA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.23  Med: 34.03 Max: 129.68
Current: 42.52
10.23
129.68
Forward P/E 33.11
ULTA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
91% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.61 vs. ULTA: 33.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 42.52
ULTA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
83% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.92 vs. ULTA: 42.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ULTA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.23  Med: 34.03 Max: 129.68
Current: 42.52
10.23
129.68
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 52.81
ULTA's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
87% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.92 vs. ULTA: 52.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ULTA' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.48  Med: 38.35 Max: 73.02
Current: 52.81
12.48
73.02
P/B 10.88
ULTA's P/B is ranked lower than
95% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. ULTA: 10.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ULTA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 6.9 Max: 12.31
Current: 10.88
1.04
12.31
P/S 3.53
ULTA's P/S is ranked lower than
92% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. ULTA: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ULTA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 2.36 Max: 4.04
Current: 3.53
0.2
4.04
PFCF 80.85
ULTA's PFCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.22 vs. ULTA: 80.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ULTA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.22  Med: 62.76 Max: 338.82
Current: 80.85
9.22
338.82
POCF 29.28
ULTA's POCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.72 vs. ULTA: 29.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ULTA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.45  Med: 20.12 Max: 37.26
Current: 29.28
3.45
37.26
EV-to-EBIT 25.83
ULTA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
78% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.16 vs. ULTA: 25.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ULTA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.8  Med: 20.2 Max: 29.7
Current: 25.83
7.8
29.7
EV-to-EBITDA 19.45
ULTA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
76% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. ULTA: 19.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ULTA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 14.5 Max: 22.4
Current: 19.45
3.7
22.4
PEG 1.56
ULTA's PEG is ranked higher than
57% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. ULTA: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ULTA' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.44 Max: 6.85
Current: 1.56
0.76
6.85
Shiller P/E 101.98
ULTA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. ULTA: 101.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ULTA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 73.56  Med: 93.27 Max: 116.83
Current: 101.98
73.56
116.83
Current Ratio 2.35
ULTA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. ULTA: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ULTA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 2.61 Max: 3.76
Current: 2.35
1.48
3.76
Quick Ratio 0.61
ULTA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. ULTA: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ULTA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1 Max: 2.04
Current: 0.61
0.27
2.04
Days Inventory 114.67
ULTA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 89.73 vs. ULTA: 114.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ULTA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 72.91  Med: 87.56 Max: 96.5
Current: 114.67
72.91
96.5
Days Sales Outstanding 5.28
ULTA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. ULTA: 5.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ULTA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: 6.1 Max: 8.93
Current: 5.28
4.02
8.93
Days Payable 53.48
ULTA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 50.84 vs. ULTA: 53.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ULTA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.06  Med: 30.23 Max: 33.09
Current: 53.48
23.06
33.09

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.40
ULTA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. ULTA: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ULTA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -177.7  Med: -3.4 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.4
-177.7
0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 10.88
ULTA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
91% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. ULTA: 10.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ULTA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 6.87 Max: 11.71
Current: 10.88
1.37
11.71
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.49
ULTA's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
53% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ULTA: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.90
ULTA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. ULTA: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ULTA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 4.9 Max: 12.8
Current: 3.9
3.4
12.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 25.25
ULTA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. ULTA: 25.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ULTA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.4  Med: 25.45 Max: 36.8
Current: 25.25
-3.4
36.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,542
EPS (TTM) $ 5.96
Beta0.66
Short Percentage of Float3.01%
52-Week Range $146.77 - 278.63
Shares Outstanding (Mil)62.37

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Revenue (Mil $) 4,747 5,557 6,347 7,296
EPS ($) 6.10 7.79 9.47 11.47
EPS w/o NRI ($) 6.10 7.79 9.47 11.47
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
19.50%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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