ULTA News and Headlines - Ulta Beauty Inc
The stock of Ulta Beauty (NAS:ULTA, 30-year Financials) is believed to be modestly overvalued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus' estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value Line,
The stock of Ulta Beauty (NAS:ULTA, 30-year Financials) gives every indication of being modestly overvalued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus' estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value
U.S. stocks were mixed on Monday morning. The Dow rose 0.25% to 32,157 and the S&P 500 Index gained 0.08% to 3,977, but the Nasdaq Composite Index was down 0.19%, to 13,113.
- Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) +1.3%
- Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) +0.3%
- Extra Space Storage Inc. (EXR) +0.7%
- Visa Inc. (V) +0.3%
- Dollar General Corp. (DG) +0.2%
- Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) -3.6%
- Best Buy Co Inc. (BBY) -2.7%
- Marathon Oil Corp. (MRO) -1.9%
- Nov Inc. (NOV) -1.2%
- Ford Motor Co. (F) -1.1%
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Ulta Beauty Inc.'s (ULTA) growth days are over and its shares are no longer attractive, according to Quo Vadis President John Zolidis.
On Thursday, the beauty retailer reported lower fourth-quarter earnings due to lower sales and disappointing guidance. Fiscal 2021 margins will be much lower than the Street thought, as long-time and highly respected CEO Mary Dillon is heading for the exit.
Ulta Beauty has experienced strong revenue and earnings growth over the last three years, beating Target Corp. (TGT) by a significant margin, as shown in the table below:
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Shares of Ulta Beauty fall on disappointing earnings
U.S. stocks were mixed on Friday morning, with bitcoin prices at all-time highs. The Dow Jones gained 0.98% to 32,109, the S&P 500 Index rose 2.82% to 3,898 and the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 3.76% at 13,084.
The main European stock markets
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The beauty retailer beat estimates but still recorded year-over-year earnings declines
After market close on March 11, Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) released its earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2020.
Both earnings and revenue beat analyst consensus estimates. However, this did not provide enough optimism to make up for the year-over-year declines in both the top and bottom lines. Shares fell 9% to around $313.52 before bouncing back slightly in after-market trading following the news.
For the full year, revenue declined 16.8% to $6.2 billion compared to $7.4 billion in fiscal 2019. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $4.66 compared to $11.85 the year
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A look at popular growth plays that have caught the eye of gurus
As of March 10, there are only 24 stocks that make it onto the GuruFocus Fast Growers Screener. In order to make this list, stocks must meet the following criteria:
This screener can help identify opportunities in the stocks of companies that are gaining stellar momentum from growth. However, one common issue with
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Ross Stores makes the list
Investors may be interested in the following retailers, as they have expanded their revenue per share and Ebitda per share by more than 10% over the trailing five-year and 10-year periods through Jan. 29.
Ross Stores Inc.'s (ROST) revenue per share and Ebitda per share have increased 11% and 11.30%, respectively, over the past five years. Over a 10-year period, they grew by 211.80% and 14.50%.
The U.S. discount apparel and home fashion retailer has a market cap of $40.56 billion and an enterprise value of $41.92 billion.
The price-book ratio
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They could be bargains
Investors looking for bargains may want to consider the following three businesses, as their stocks have a low price-to-median-price-sales-value when compared to the average of the S&P 500 (which stands at 1.54 as of the writing of this article).
This approach is based on the idea that the stock valuation will revert to its historical (10-year) average in terms of the price-sales ratio. The ratio has the current share price as the numerator and the trailing twelve-month revenue per share times the 10-year median price-sales ratio as the denominator.
Wall Street is also optimistic about these companies, as sell-side analysts
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These companies are throwing off cash while maintaining healthy balance sheets
One of the many preset screeners that GuruFocus offers is the "Fast Growers." This screener identifies stocks that have been growing both their revenue per share and Ebitda per share significantly over the past five-year and 10-year periods, which can provide a good starting point for further research on these companies whose business activities are producing clear results.
In order to filter out companies whose growth has come at the expense of their balance sheets, I further narrowed the results of the Fast Growers screener to only include stocks that have a financial strength rating of at least 5
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S&P 500 up 0.87%
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 30,403.97 on Monday with a gain of 204.10 points or 0.68%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,735.36 for a gain of 32.30 points or 0.87%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 12,899.42 for a gain of 94.69 points or 0.74%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 21.69 for a gain of 0.16 points or 0.74%.
Monday's Market Movers
U.S. indexes closed with gains Monday after President Trump approved Congress' spending and stimulus bill on Sunday night, avoiding a government shutdown.
Across the board, the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary sector led the day's gains,
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These stocks have high business quality and are trading at a fair GF Value
Dow slips as coronavirus lockdowns outweigh stimulus passage
The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded around 30,121.17 on Tuesday, down approximately 100 points from Monday's close of 30,216.45 despite Congress passing over $900 billion in pandemic aid. The 30-stock index tumbled from the record close of 30,303.37 last week on the heels of several European countries enacting travel restrictions on U.K. visitors following reports of a new Covid-19 variant.
According to Johns Hopkins University statistics, global coronavirus cases surpassed 77 million, with over 18 million cases in the U.S. as of Tuesday.
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The beauty retailer has a growth problem, which can be traced back prior to the pandemic
A Covid-19 vaccine won't help solve Ulta Beauty Inc.'s (ULTA) problem: running out of profitable investment opportunities to maintain sales growth momentum.
That's according to equity analyst John Zolidis, who traces Ulta's growth problem back to well before the Covid-19 pandemic began.
"Ulta Beauty is not the recovery and growth play the bulls want it to be," he said. "ULTA shares are trading near a 52-week high (despite much lower financial forecasts than a year ago) on a misguided investment case rooted in a nostalgia for ULTA's past performance that isn't coming back."
Meanwhile, Ulta Beauty has a negative economic
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How Ulta's expansion has been destroying rather than creating shareholder value
Target Corp. (TGT) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) have decided to enter a partnership whereby Ulta Beauty will open shops inside Target stores.
The presence of Ulta's e-shops in Target stores is certainly an opportunity for the large retailer to expand its offerings to its customers. As Ulta noted on the announcement of the partnership:
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These companies have strong financials and good runways for growth
With the S&P 500 up more than 6% year to date despite U.S. gross domestic declining more than 30% in the first half of 2020, many investors who missed the brief window of opportunity during the month-long market crash in March are finding it difficult to find good entry prices for their favorite stocks.
However, much of the index gains are from large-cap tech stocks, which have a higher weighting in the S&P 500. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which weighs stocks based on share price, is actually down 6% year to date. In other words, there is still plenty
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A look at the beauty retailer's results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020
Ulta Beauty (ULTA) recently reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020.
As expected, it was another difficult quarter for the specialty retailer, with revenues declining by 26% to $1.2 billion and same store sales declining by a comparable amount (-27%) year over year, with a 36% drop in the number of transactions partially offset by a 15% increase in average ticket. As noted in the press release, the results improved meaningfully throughout the quarter: following a -37% comp in early May, the company excited the quarter with a comp of -10% in July, improving to a mid-single
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These businesses are highly predictable
An investment strategy based on a buy and hold approach has more chance to prosper if the business is predictable. Such companies typically have a regular record of revenue per share and Ebitda per share, which often go hand in hand with strong long-term performance based on a 10-year study that GuruFocus conducted for the period from 1998 to 2008.
In light of the above, value investors may be interested in the following three companies, as they have high GuruFocus business predictability ratings.
Dollar General Corp
The first company that qualifies is Dollar General Corp (DG), a Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based
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Booking Holdings tops the list
Companies that have positive and steady net margins and operating margins are often good investments because they can return a solid profit to investors.
According to the GuruFocus discounted cash flow calculator as of July 30, the following undervalued companies have a high margin of safety and have grown their margins over a 10-year period.
Booking Holdings Inc.'s (BKNG) net margin and operating margin have grown 27.25% and 35.50% per annum, respectively, over the past 10 years.
According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 23.81% margin of safety at $1,707.54 per share. The
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The fund operates under Smead Capital Management. Its contrarian investing strategy is based on large-cap stocks that meet the following criteria: serve an economic need, have a strong competitive advantage, have a long history of profitability and strong operating metrics, generate high levels of free chase flow, are undervalued, have a strong balance sheet, show insider ownership and have a history of friendly relations between management and shareholders. The fund is managed by lead
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