Estee Lauder shares declined on Thursday, after the cosmetics & skincare company reported better-than-anticipated earnings, but provided guidance below expectation.
For the three months ended Sept. 30, the company’s earnings came in at $1.61 a share, exceeding the $1.60 a share expected by analysts. The figure is also higher than the year-ago quarter’s $1.34 a share.
Revenue of $3.9 billion is up from $3.5 billion a year ago. It is also higher than analysts' forecasts.
CEO Fabrizio Freda indicated that strong international sales, particularly in China and other emerging markets, as well as within the company's skin care category, travel retail and online channels bolstered earnings for the quarter.
However, Estee Lauder now expects second-quarter earnings per share in the range of $1.83 to $1.86, and full-year per-share earnings of $5.85 to $5.93 - both the ranges are below analysts' forecasts. The company is cautious about potential global uncertainties like those related to the U.S.-China trade war, Brexit, and currency volatility. Also, it will be taking charges associated with previously approved restructuring and other activities of around $110 million to $125 million in fiscal, equal to between 24 cents and 27 cents a share – as indicated by the company.
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EL moved below its 50-day moving average on May 03, 2023 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
The 10-day moving average for EL crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on May 04, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 15 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The 50-day moving average for EL moved below the 200-day moving average on May 05, 2023. This could be a long-term bearish signal for the stock as the stock shifts to an downward trend.
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The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating well-balanced risk and returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 79, placing this stock slightly better than average.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating fairly steady price growth. EL’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is significantly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (11.820) is normal, around the industry mean (68.242). P/E Ratio (64.103) is within average values for comparable stocks, (180.393). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (4.767) is also within normal values, averaging (7.388). Dividend Yield (0.013) settles around the average of (0.028) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (4.429) is also within normal values, averaging (69.615).
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows