Are You Expecting This from Ulta?
Ulta (NAS: ULTA) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 31. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Ulta's revenues will grow 21.6% and EPS will grow 14.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $576.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.62.
Last quarter, Ulta booked revenue of $758.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $582.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.00. GAAP EPS of $1.00 for Q4 were 37% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.73 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 34.2%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.7%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.5%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.68 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.32.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 349 members out of 392 rating the stock outperform, and 43 members rating it underperform. Among 127 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 117 give Ulta a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ulta is outperform, with an average price target of $113.63.
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