Welcome to episode 141 of Magic Markets. In this episode, we dug through the latest earnings transcripts of two intriguing global companies: Lululemon and Ulta Beauty. Lululemon, the pioneer of athleisure, is known for its premium yoga pants and impressive growth. Ulta Beauty, often compared to South Africa's Clicks, offers a range of health and beauty products. It all looks good on paper – but will these companies keep riding the wave, or end up splashing in the shallows? Join us on the podcast! Have we piqued your interest? Are you hungry for more? If so, you can opt in for more insights when you sign up for Magic Markets Premium for just R99/month.
Use the podcast player below to listen to our recap on Levi's and Lululemon's recent results, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 22 December 2022) They both start with the letter L. They are both retailers. They both sell directly to consumers. There are other similarities too, as we will discover. In this recap show, we update our research on Lululemon and Levi’s, two iconic clothing brands that trade at vastly different valuation multiples. Facing a critical Christmas period with full shelves and consumers under pressure, it’s all to play for. We covered Lululemon back in April (read [...]
With 31 Premium shows behind us, we’ve learnt so much from our detailed research on global stocks. For example, we now know that Lululemon has an incredibly strong brand and direct-to-consumer strategy, with the next results due on 2nd June. We’ve also covered brands like Nike and Starbucks, which have had a tough time recently. In the search for defensive stocks, we’ve previously highlighted Pepsico and Visa as solid companies. Both have comfortably beaten the market this year, down between 3% and 4% in 2022. Simon Property Group is the kind of business that many would choose as a defensive stock, [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Lululemon and its Q4’21 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 6 April 2022) Not many companies are credited with inventing a new product category. Lululemon is one of them, taking yoga pants from the studio to the coffee shop. Athleisure is now a highly competitive category in clothing, yet Lululemon continues growing at a revenue rate that would embarrass many software companies. With a community-based marketing strategy and a journey from $40 million revenue in 2004 to $6.3 billion in 2021, when life throws your portfolio [...]