Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. – Company Information

Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality hair care, skin care, fragrance, and makeup products.

The company, based in Manhattan, New York, is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock ticker symbol ‘EL’.

Estée Lauder has a presence in more than 150 countries across the world.

It markets and sells its products under the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, M-A-C, Bobbi Brown, Tommy Hilfiger, Kiton, La Mer, Donna Karan, Aveda, Jo Malone, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Michael Kors, American Beauty, Flirt!, GoodSkin™ Labs, Grassroots™ Research Labs, Tom Ford, Coach, Ojon, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN Beauty, Osiao, Marni, and Tory Burch.

It products are mainly sold through limited distribution channels, such as upscale department stores, specialty retailers, upscale perfumeries, pharmacies, and prestige salons and spas.

The company was founded in New York City in 1946 by Estée Lauder (Josephine Esther Mentzer) and her husband Joseph Lauder. The couple started out by producing cosmetics. Their four original products were: Cleansing Oil, Skin Lotion, Super-Rich All Purpose Creme, and Creme Pack. In 1948 they opened their department store account with Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. – Overview

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  • President and CEO: Fabrizio Freda
  • Chairman: William P. Lauder
  • Type: Public
  • Industry: Personal Care Products
  • Publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • NYSE stock ticker symbol: EL
  • S&P 500 Component
  • Revenue: $10.181 billion USD (2013)
  • Net income: $1.023 billion USD (2013)
  • Diluted earnings per share: $2.58 USD (2013)
  • Founded: 1946
  • Founder(s): Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder
  • Employees: 40,200 (2013)
  • Corporate headquarters: 767 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, USA
  • Corporate contact number: 212-572-4200
  • Investor relations email address: [email protected]
  • Website:

Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. – Financial Results

Operating data (in $ millions) 2013 2012
Net Sales $10,181.7 $9,713.6
Cost of Sales $2,025.9 $1,995.8
Gross Profit $8,155.8 $7,717.8
Total operating expenses $6,629.8 $6,406.1
Operating Income $1,526.0 $1,311.7
Earnings before Income Taxes $1,475.2 $1,261.1
Net Earnings $1,023.8 $860.5
Net Earnings Attributable to The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. $1,019.8 $856.9
Balance sheet data (in $ millions)
Total assets $7,145.2 $6,593.0
Long-term debt $1,326.0 $1,069.1
Total stockholders’ equity $3,286.9 $2,733.2
Cash flow data (in $ millions)
Net cash provided by operating activities $1,226.3 $1,126.7
Net cash used in investing activities $(465.5) $(428.3)
Net cash used in financing activities $(611.5) $(585.1)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $1,495.7 $1,347.7
Common share data (in $)
Basic earnings (loss) per common share $2.63 $2.20
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share $2.58 $2.16

Source: “Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. 2013 Annual Report”

Estée Lauder News:

August 17, 2014: in the fourth quarter, 2014, profit jumped to $257.7 million compared to $94 million in Q4 2013. Sales among middle-class shoppers in emerging economies increased sharply. Several retailers placed advanced orders this year ahead of planned technology upgrades. This will have a negative impact on next years’ sales figures, the company warned.