ValuEngine Buy Estee Lauder Posts Good Numbers

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For today’s bulletin, we take a look at Estee Lauder $EL and provide a link to download a FREE STOCK REPORT on the company.

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The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names including: Est?e Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, M?A?C, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Fr?d?ric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA, and Too Faced.

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Cosmetics giant Estee Lauder posted decent Q4 2018 earnings today and investors were pleased. The Company reported fiscal year 2018 diluted net earnings per common share of $2.95 compared with $ 3.35 reported in the prior year . Excluding restructuring and other charges and adjustments, adjusted diluted net earnings per common share increased 30% to $4.51, and in constant currency rose 24%.

Estee Lauder reported net sales of $3.30 billion, a 14% increase compared with $ 2.89 billion in the prior -year period . They posted net sales growth in most brands and across -the -board gains in all geographic regions and product categories.

Net earnings for the quarter were $186 million, compared with $229 million last year, and diluted net earnings per common share was $.49, compared with $.61 reported in the prior -year period.

While numbers were down, sales were strong and that seems to be what the street has focused on. We have had a BUY rating on this stock for much of 2018.

VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine continues its BUY recommendation on ESTEE LAUDER for 2018-08-17. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that ESTEE LAUDER has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size and Sharpe Ratio.

You can download a free copy of detailed report on Estee Lauder (EL) from the link below.

ValuEngine Forecast
1-Month 136.70 0.56%
3-Month 136.38 0.33%
6-Month 139.06 2.29%
1-Year 145.03 6.69%
2-Year 137.74 1.33%
3-Year 133.32 -1.93%
Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 6.03% overvalued Valuation Rank(?) 40
1-M Forecast Return 0.56% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 87
12-M Return 38.26% Momentum Rank(?) 84
Sharpe Ratio 0.83 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 89
5-Y Avg Annual Return 14.41% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 83
Volatility 17.45% Volatility Rank(?) 73
Expected EPS Growth 12.36% EPS Growth Rank(?) 42
Market Cap (billions) 51.50 Size Rank 98
Trailing P/E Ratio 30.23 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 44
Forward P/E Ratio 26.91 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 18
PEG Ratio 2.45 PEG Ratio Rank 16
Price/Sales 3.88 Price/Sales Rank(?) 28
Market/Book 34.04 Market/Book Rank(?) 5
Beta 0.61 Beta Rank 55
Alpha 0.23 Alpha Rank 86


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Steve Hach
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