Ulta (Nasdaq: ULTA) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Sep. 6. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Ulta's revenues will expand 20.1% and EPS will increase 34.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $473.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Ulta logged revenue of $474.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $386.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.54. GAAP EPS of $0.54 for Q1 were 46% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.37 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 36.0%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.1%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.4%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.55.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 246 members out of 288 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 79 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 70 give Ulta a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ulta is outperform, with an average price target of $100.29.

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