Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance 1Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

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Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has beaten analyst's estimates in each of the last five quarters and will try to do so again on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

Expectations

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Analysts currently expect Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance to come in with earnings of 53 cents per share on revenues of $473.9 million. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 46 cents.

Last Quarter's Results

In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 53.8% to $46.3 million (73 cents a share) from $30.1 million (49 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 23% to $582.5 million from $473.7 million.

Stock Ratings

Analysts are bullish on the stock as five analysts rate it as a buy and there are no sell ratings. Analyst sentiment has been waning recently, as the average rating has dropped slightly over the past three months.

Stock Movement

The stock fell $6.38 per share between April 23, 2012 and April 24, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, from March 2, 2012 and May 29, 2012, the stock price is up $6.09 (7.2%), from $85.15 to $91.24.

Company Fundamental Trends

Summary

Reporting Period: 1Q

Date of Release: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

EPS: 53 cents

Revenue Estimate: $473.9 million

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