Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) shares are trading at lower $220.97 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $270.30.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $304.65 and the low is $124.05. Over the last 52 weeks, ULTA is down -8.27% while the S&P 500 is up 12.53%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, ULTA reported a profit of $329.01 million. Ulta Beauty Inc. also saw revenues increase to $1.23 billion. In addition, ULTA has free cash flow of -$61.1 million as of 07-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $90.16 million which compares well with its peers.
ULTA booked profit margins of 4.40%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 15.50%, and its Return on Assets is 5.40%. All told, it is clear that, ULTA needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. ULTA has a short ratio of 2.36 and outstanding shares of 56.32M.
ULTA has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.66 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 4.89. Ulta Beauty Inc. ULTA also noted assets of $5.5 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as ULTA has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Ulta Beauty Inc. ULTA has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, ULTA represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Ulta Beauty Inc. ULTA is now commanding a market cap of 12.49B and a float of 53.86M. ULTA is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of ULTA stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in ULTA, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.