BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) _ Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $148.3 million.
The Bolingbrook, Illinois-based company said it had net income of $2.46 per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.40 per share.
The beauty products retailer posted revenue of $1.49 billion in the period, which met Street forecasts.
For the current quarter ending in November, Ulta said it expects revenue in the range of $1.55 billion to $1.56 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $1.54 billion.
Ulta shares have climbed 9 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $244.25, a climb of 14 percent in the last 12 months.