What to Expect from Ulta
Ulta (NAS: ULTA) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Sep. 6. 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 expand 20.1% and EPS will increase 34.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $473.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.
Last quarter, Ulta logged revenue of $474.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $386.0 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 $0.54. GAAP EPS of $0.54 for Q1 were 46% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.37 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 36.0%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.1%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.4%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.55.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 246 members out of 288 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 79 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 70 give Ulta a green thumbs-up, and nine 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 $100.29.
If you're invested in retailers like Ulta, you should check out the concept that is The Motley Fool's top stock for 2012. Its founder wrote the book on big box retailing, and it's growing in increasingly important international markets. Click here for instant access to this free report.
- Add Ulta to My Watchlist.
The article What to Expect from Ulta originally appeared on Fool.com.Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor ofMotley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.