Ulta Beauty (ULTA) vs. Its Peers Financial Survey
Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) is one of 13 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Ulta Beauty to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
89.3% of Ulta Beauty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.4% of shares of all “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Ulta Beauty shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.2% of shares of all “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Ulta Beauty and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ulta Beauty Competitors||4.40%||4.18%||7.08%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Ulta Beauty and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ulta Beauty Competitors||164||618||1025||55||2.52|
Ulta Beauty presently has a consensus target price of $321.32, indicating a potential downside of 2.86%. As a group, “Retail stores, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 12.85%. Given Ulta Beauty’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ulta Beauty has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ulta Beauty and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ulta Beauty||$6.72 billion||$658.56 million||30.49|
|Ulta Beauty Competitors||$7.59 billion||$123.03 million||-104.38|
Ulta Beauty’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Ulta Beauty. Ulta Beauty is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk & Volatility
Ulta Beauty has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ulta Beauty’s peers have a beta of 1.21, indicating that their average stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Ulta Beauty beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Ulta Beauty Company Profile
Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company's stores offer cosmetics, fragrances, haircare and skincare products, bath and body products, and salon styling tools; salon services, including hair, skin, and brow services; and others, including nail products and accessories. It provides private label products, such as the Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products, as well as Ulta Beauty branded products. As of November 3, 2018, the company operated 1,163 retail stores across 50 states. It also distributes its products through its Website, ulta.com, which includes a collection of tips, tutorials, and social content. The company was formerly known as Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. and changed its name to Ulta Beauty, Inc. in January 2017. Ulta Beauty, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
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