eBay Inc. (EBAY)’s Financial Results Comparing With Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA)

Both eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) are each other?s competitor in the Specialty Retail Other industry. Thus the compare of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
eBay Inc. 10.75B 3.10 2.53B 2.08 17.91
Ulta Beauty Inc. 6.53B 2.87 652.06M 11.36 27.42

Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of eBay Inc. and Ulta Beauty Inc. Ulta Beauty Inc. appears to has lower revenue, but higher earnings than eBay Inc. Business that presently has a lower price-to-earnings ratio means that it is the more affordable of the two businesses. eBay Inc.?s shares have been trading at lower price-to-earnings ratio which means it is presently more affordable than Ulta Beauty Inc.


Table 2 shows us eBay Inc. and Ulta Beauty Inc.?s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
eBay Inc. 23.53% 36.2% 10.7%
Ulta Beauty Inc. 9.99% 36.2% 21.1%

Volatility & Risk

eBay Inc.?s 1.37 beta indicates that its volatility is 37.00% more volatile than that of Standard & Poor’s 500. Ulta Beauty Inc.?s 1.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 1.01 beta.


eBay Inc.?s Current Ratio is 1.6 while its Quick Ratio is 1.6. On the competitive side is, Ulta Beauty Inc. which has a 2.1 Current Ratio and a 0.6 Quick Ratio. Ulta Beauty Inc. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to eBay Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for eBay Inc. and Ulta Beauty Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
eBay Inc. 0 7 9 2.56
Ulta Beauty Inc. 0 3 10 2.77

eBay Inc.?s upside potential currently stands at 5.79% and an $38.57 consensus target price. On the other hand, Ulta Beauty Inc.?s potential upside is 0.12% and its consensus target price is $315.82. The data provided earlier shows that eBay Inc. appears more favorable than Ulta Beauty Inc., based on analyst belief.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

eBay Inc. and Ulta Beauty Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 88.7% and 94.5%. eBay Inc.’s share held by insiders are 5.2%. Insiders Competitively, held 0.5% of Ulta Beauty Inc. shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
eBay Inc. -0.24% 10.7% 25.17% 6.64% -11.88% 32.7%
Ulta Beauty Inc. 0.79% 6.71% 5.54% 28.86% 55.2% 27.23%

For the past year eBay Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than Ulta Beauty Inc.


On 8 of the 14 factors eBay Inc. beats Ulta Beauty Inc.

eBay Inc. operates commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide. Its platforms enable sellers to organize and offer their inventory for sale; and buyers to find and purchase it virtually. The company’s Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay mobile apps; and StubHub platforms comprise its online ticket platform at stubhub.com, and the StubHub mobile apps and Ticketbis platforms that connect fans with their favorite sporting events, shows, and artists, as well as enables them to buy and sell tickets. Its Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen, and others, which offer online classifieds to enable people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. The company’s platforms enable users to find, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels that include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. eBay Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company’s stores provide cosmetics, fragrance, skincare, haircare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools, as well as others, including nail products and accessories. It offers private label products consisting of Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products. As of March 9, 2017, the company operated 974 retail stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Its full-service salon offers hair, skin, and brow services; and provides products through its Website, ulta.com. The company was formerly known as Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. and changed its name to Ulta Beauty, Inc. in January 2017. Ulta Beauty, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Bolingbrook, Illinois.