Earnings Preview: Ulta Salon Reports Results Thursday

| About: Ulta Salon, (ULTA)

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragranc (NASDAQ:ULTA) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on September 8, 2011.


Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., a beauty retailer, provides prestige, mass, and salon products and salon services in the United States. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

52-Week High: $68.80
52-Week Low: $26.19
Book Value: $ 7.36
Float Short: 3.16%

A beat of $0.32 per share will top the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.30 and $0.33 per share.

The P/E ratio has come down, as the current trailing-twelve-months (ttm) P/E ratio is 42.6, while the forward P/E ratio is now 33.8. A falling P/E ratio may signal a bargain for investors, or maybe a warning that it's time to move on. In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -1.88 %, with a one-year change of 148.90%.
Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are 0.25% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and year-to-date difference is 74.33% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

Revenue year-over-year has increased to $1.45 billion for 2011 vs. $1.22 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $71.03 million for 2011 vs. $39.36 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $118.88 million for 2011 vs. $68.15 million for 2010.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 18.85%.

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Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Apr-11 $ 371.56 M $ 386.01 M $ 14.45 M 3.89%
Jan-11 $ 467.30 M $ 473.66 M $ 6.36 M 1.36%
Oct-10 $ 330.81 M $ 339.18 M $ 8.37 M 2.53%
Jul-10 $ 314.86 M $ 321.80 M $ 6.94 M 2.2%
Apr-10 $ 315.18 M $ 320.20 M $ 5.02 M 1.59%
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M = millions, B = billions
Differences are rounded.
Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.
Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate.
Differences are rounded.

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