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About Ulta

Share Structure:


Shares Outstanding: 58.98M
Float: 54.13M

Our Company

We were founded in 1990 as a discount beauty retailer at a time when prestige, mass and salon products were sold through distinct channels—department stores for prestige products, drug stores and mass merchandisers for mass products, and salons and authorized retail outlets for professional hair care products. When Lyn Kirby, our current President and Chief Executive Officer, joined us in December 1999, we embarked on a multi-year strategy to transform ULTA into the shopping experience that it is today. Based upon consumer input and feedback, we pioneered what we believe to be our unique combination of beauty superstore and specialty store attributes. In October 2005, Ms. Kirby was recognized by Cosmetics Executive Women (CEW) with a 2005 Achiever Award for achievement in the beauty industry. In May 2007, we received a 2007 Hot Retailer Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) for being an innovative retail concept.

We are the largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the United States. We focus on providing affordable indulgence to our customers by combining the product breadth, value and convenience of a beauty superstore with the distinctive environment and experience of a specialty retailer. Key aspects of our business include:

One-Stop Shopping . We offer a unique combination of over 21,000 prestige and mass beauty products across the categories of cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products and salon styling tools, as well as salon haircare products. We also offer a full-service salon in all of our stores.
Our Value Proposition . We focus on delivering a compelling value proposition to our customers. For example, we run frequent promotions and gift certificates for our mass brands, gift-with-purchase offers and multi-product gift sets for our prestige brands, and a comprehensive customer loyalty program.
An Off-Mall Location . We are conveniently located in high-traffic, off-mall locations, and our typical store is approximately 10,000 square feet, including a salon of approximately 950 square feet. As of August 4, 2007, we operated 211 stores across 26 states.

In addition to these fundamental elements of a beauty superstore, we strive to offer an uplifting shopping experience through what we refer to as "The Four E's": Escape, Education, Entertainment and Esthetics.

Escape . We strive to offer our customer a timely escape without the intimidating, commission-oriented and brand-dedicated sales approach found in most department stores and with a level of service typically unavailable in drug stores and mass merchandisers.
Education . We staff our stores with a team of well-trained beauty consultants and professionally licensed estheticians and stylists whose mission is to educate, inform and advise our customers regarding their beauty needs.
Entertainment . Our catalogs are invitations for our customers to come to ULTA to play, touch, test, learn and explore. We further enhance the shopping experience through live demonstrations, customer makeovers and in-store videos.
Esthetics . Our store design features sleek, modern lines, wide aisles that make the store easy to navigate and pleasant lighting to create a luxurious and welcoming environment.



Key Statistics  
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Valuation Measures  
Market Cap (intraday)5: 1.66B
Enterprise Value (Sep 18, 2010)3: N/A
Trailing P/E (ttm, intraday): 30.50
Forward P/E (fye Jan 30, 2012)1: N/A
PEG Ratio (5 yr expected)1: N/A
Price/Sales (ttm): 1.25
Price/Book (mrq): 5.03
Enterprise Value/Revenue (ttm)3: NaN
Enterprise Value/EBITDA (ttm)3: N/A
Financial Highlights  
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Ends: Jan 30
Most Recent Quarter (mrq): Jul 31, 2010
Profit Margin (ttm): 4.19%
Operating Margin (ttm): 7.15%
Management Effectiveness
Return on Assets (ttm): 10.30%
Return on Equity (ttm): 18.88%
Income Statement
Revenue (ttm): 1.32B
Revenue Per Share (ttm): 22.69
Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy): 17.60%
Gross Profit (ttm): 373.05M
EBITDA (ttm): 156.95M
Net Income Avl to Common (ttm): 55.41M
Diluted EPS (ttm): 0.92
Qtrly Earnings Growth (yoy): 127.20%
Balance Sheet
Total Cash (mrq): 15.92M
Total Cash Per Share (mrq): 0.27
Total Debt (mrq): 0.00
Total Debt/Equity (mrq): N/A
Current Ratio (mrq): 2.29
Book Value Per Share (mrq): 5.57
Cash Flow Statement
Operating Cash Flow (ttm): 143.08M
Levered Free Cash Flow (ttm): 56.64M



Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
Gregg Bodnar, 630-410-4633
Chief Financial Officer
ICR, Inc.
Allison Malkin/Alecia Pulman




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ULTA News: Proxy Statement (definitive) (def 14a) 04/19/2017 04:18:34 PM
ULTA News: Additional Proxy Soliciting Materials (definitive) (defa14a) 04/19/2017 04:14:13 PM
ULTA News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 04/11/2017 07:09:12 PM
ULTA News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 03/31/2017 05:11:22 PM
ULTA News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 03/31/2017 05:10:28 PM
#88   ULTA fundamental analysis highlights stocks 20% overvalued: ValueInvestor15 11/30/16 08:57:35 AM
#87   The share price punched through its recent low. Trueheart 11/04/16 06:11:21 PM
#86   The share price is going back to the Trueheart 10/27/16 02:51:35 PM
#85   Sold at %266.01. Trueheart 10/13/16 02:06:03 PM
#84   This $248 price is 10% back to the Trueheart 08/30/16 10:53:53 AM
#83   ULTA issued a 20% off all purchases this Trueheart 08/29/16 11:48:48 AM
#82   That's an interesting response from my post last February. Trueheart 08/26/16 05:33:22 PM
#81   Maybe. Interesting developments here. Tronicta 08/26/16 05:20:32 PM
#80   In calls all in Mrxstocks 08/25/16 03:45:25 PM
#79   Agrees. It looks like the cosmetic/fragrance/beauty line KING_TRADER$ 06/01/16 12:30:04 AM
#78   Man they kill it every ER.. bought a uptowndw 05/27/16 07:49:40 AM
#77   Initiated a position with Ulta. One can KING_TRADER$ 05/25/16 11:00:32 AM
#76   I got in, at last. Trueheart 04/27/16 11:14:36 AM
#73   Just wow.. congrats to the longs!!! uptowndw 03/11/16 11:43:00 AM
#72   Man, did you nail that! Trueheart 03/11/16 10:57:54 AM
#71   Man this is a solid stock RiverNorth 03/10/16 08:33:19 PM
#70   Is the 42 price-earnings ratio still too high Trueheart 02/09/16 11:13:26 AM
#69   It's interesting that the share price is almost Trueheart 02/08/16 11:20:59 AM
#68   $ULTA recent news/filings stocktrademan 12/26/15 11:54:17 AM
#67   ULTA has a nice product and coupon spread Trueheart 08/03/15 01:33:13 AM
#66   $ULTA Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc Chart insymbols 07/25/15 11:42:29 PM
#65   This looks like a great buying opportunity. With Wanka 12/10/14 09:07:30 PM
#64   ULTA DIPPING FROM $134 HOD [SMART MONEY] 12/05/14 10:54:52 AM
#63   Ulta on fire again MrPoppaGeorgeo 12/05/14 09:11:32 AM
#62   Nice play here. Wanka 12/04/14 04:20:55 PM
#61   $ULTA DD Notes ~ stocktrademan 10/03/14 11:27:07 AM
#60   Wow dropping hard!! Mrxstocks 09/22/14 11:02:56 AM
#59   ...and BOOMBOUNCE like a KooKaakk!!!(frog) ~MulaGreen~ 09/17/14 12:55:50 PM
#58   Time to take profits :), BAB A taking over Smarttrader25 09/15/14 08:05:31 AM
#57   Sexy earnings boost $ULTA! Penny Roger$ 09/12/14 03:38:29 PM
#56   Oversold and Recovering! Strong Bounce Coming IMO Millionaire by 30 01/24/14 08:29:50 AM
#55   Nice action today. I need this $97.50+ by CortesInvestments 01/07/14 01:30:27 PM
#54   Quite if bit of buying / covering last gixxer11 12/17/13 04:26:17 PM
#53   Niceeee. Bought my calls when it was at 94.80 CortesInvestments 12/10/13 03:14:03 PM
#52   Bought my calls today CortesInvestments 12/10/13 02:45:56 PM
#51   Nope. Sold early morning for $80 loss. I CortesInvestments 12/10/13 01:52:44 PM
#50   Still holding ? This trades crazy gixxer11 12/10/13 01:18:37 PM
#49   Flush baby flush! CortesInvestments 12/09/13 02:32:44 PM
#48   Purchased dec 21 $90 puts at 2.04. Will CortesInvestments 12/09/13 02:27:16 PM
#47   wow ULTA almost broke under $91 [SMART MONEY] 12/09/13 11:38:45 AM
#46   This might close the last gap at $86-88 CortesInvestments 12/09/13 11:01:22 AM
#45   Man this thing is having some bounce problems gixxer11 12/09/13 10:55:07 AM
#44   lookin @ the 5yr chart ULTA has been [SMART MONEY] 12/06/13 06:31:08 PM
#43   It's Lovely down -$25.20 ,lolzzz,Fell Faster than Solid...but it will ~MulaGreen~ 12/06/13 02:43:08 PM
#42   Ugly. ~Angel~ 12/06/13 02:38:15 PM
#41   Booooounce cometh!!!Sista down -$25+ CitiGroup New Target $123 ~MulaGreen~ 12/06/13 02:22:14 PM
#40   I'm still waiting on my entry. CortesInvestments 12/06/13 01:19:03 PM
#39   This chit is nerve racking lol gixxer11 12/06/13 11:56:39 AM
#38   In at 93.56 let's see if she's got gixxer11 12/06/13 11:10:42 AM
#37   I like it better when they bounce and gixxer11 12/06/13 08:28:47 AM