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The Estee Lauder Companies Inc Class A EL

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$148.67 +1.19 (0.81%)
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Temporary Travel Retail Woes Should Not Derail Estee Lauder’s Long-Term Beauty Prospects

As a leading provider of premium beauty products, Estee Lauder has reinforced its competitive standing with category-leading brands in skin care, cosmetics, and fragrances, in addition to retaining a preferred vendor status across brick-and-mortar and digital channels. These attributes, coupled with scale-based cost advantages, should augur a long-term competitive edge that enables the firm to deliver excess returns for more than 20 years. As such, we award Estee a wide moat rating.

Price vs Fair Value

EL is trading at a 29% discount.
Price
$148.67
Fair Value
$814.00
Uncertainty
Medium
1-Star Price
$884.20
5-Star Price
$243.00
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

As a premium beauty pure-play, Estee Lauder is best equipped to capture growth opportunities as middle-class consumers globally upgrade from mass brands.

Bears

Estee lags key rival L’Oréal in research and development for derma-based skin care products, which are gaining popularity among consumers.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$147.48
Day Range
$146.67151.16
52-Week Range
$102.22260.46
Bid/Ask
$147.66 / $149.54
Market Cap
$53.29 Bil
Volume/Avg
113 / 2.9 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
93.07
Price/Sales
3.39
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
1.78%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
1.78%
Total Yield
1.86%

Company Profile

Estee Lauder is a leader in the global prestige beauty market, participating across skin care (52% of 2023 sales), makeup (28%), fragrance (16%), and hair care (4%) categories, with top-selling brands such as Estee Lauder, Clinique, M.A.C, La Mer, Jo Malone London, Aveda, Bobbi Brown, and Origins. The firm operates in more than 150 countries, generating 28% of revenue from the Americas, 39% from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (including travel retail), and 33% from Asia-Pacific. Estee Lauder sells its products through department stores, travel retail, specialty multibrand beauty stores, brand-dedicated freestanding stores, e-commerce, salons/spas, and perfumeries.
Sector
Consumer Defensive
Industry
Household & Personal Products
Stock Style Box
Mid Core
Total Number of Employees
62,000

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Valuation

Metric
EL
4911
OR
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
93.0751.8237.03
Price/Book Value
8.952.598.27
Price/Sales
3.391.595.73
Price/Cash Flow
38.6215.0929.56
Price/Earnings
EL
4911
OR

Financial Strength

Metric
EL
4911
OR
Quick Ratio
0.870.770.62
Current Ratio
1.361.291.03
Interest Coverage
2.795.4654.30
Quick Ratio
EL
4911
OR

Profitability

Metric
EL
4911
OR
Return on Assets (Normalized)
3.09%2.58%13.26%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
12.28%5.47%23.75%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
5.04%3.91%17.58%
Return on Assets
EL
4911
OR
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