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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.49
HLF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. HLF: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HLF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.67 Max: N/A
Current: 0.49
Equity to Asset -0.05
HLF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. HLF: -0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HLF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.18  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.43
Current: -0.05
-0.18
0.43
Interest Coverage 6.07
HLF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. HLF: 6.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HLF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.99  Med: 28.63 Max: 57
Current: 6.07
4.99
57
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.68
M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
10.33%
55.79%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.39
HLF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1502 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. HLF: 13.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HLF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.36  Med: 14.13 Max: 16.28
Current: 13.39
10.36
16.28
Net-margin (%) 7.95
HLF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1506 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. HLF: 7.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HLF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.94  Med: 9.15 Max: 12.01
Current: 7.95
5.94
12.01
ROA (%) 14.96
HLF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. HLF: 14.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HLF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.43  Med: 19.29 Max: 30.79
Current: 14.96
10.43
30.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 172.13
HLF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1524 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. HLF: 172.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HLF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 115.41  Med: 243.26 Max: 364.1
Current: 172.13
115.41
364.1
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 25.40
HLF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. HLF: 25.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HLF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.2  Med: 15.50 Max: 27.6
Current: 25.4
5.2
27.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.10
HLF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. HLF: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HLF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.7  Med: 14.80 Max: 29.8
Current: 9.1
6.7
29.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 0.80
HLF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. HLF: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HLF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 26.55 Max: 40.7
Current: 0.8
0.8
40.7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

HLF Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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HLF Guru Trades in Q2 2015

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Jeremy Grantham 79,200 sh (-0.75%)
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HLF Guru Trades in Q3 2015

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Guru Investment Theses on Herbalife Ltd

Bill Ackman Comments on Herbalife Short - Dec 16, 2015

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) Short

Our thesis on HLF remains unchanged. We believe that Herbalife will ultimately be subject to regulatory action or will collapse because of fundamental deterioration in its business which relies on the continual recruitment of new victims. During the quarter, the potential for regulatory action increased while business fundamentals deteriorated.

From a regulatory perspective, we view the Complaint that the FTC filed on August 17th against Vemma Nutrition Company (“Vemma”), another MLM whose structure is similar to HLF’s, as a very positive development. The preliminary injunction issued against Vemma on September 18th is likely to make Vemma’s business totally unviable and provides a template for claims the FTC could bring against Herbalife.

On October 27th, New York State Senator Jeff Klein, working with Public Advocate Letitia James and a non-profit community group called Make The Road New York, released a critical report on Herbalife titled: "The American Scheme: Herbalife's Pyramid Shakedown". Based on its hidden camera investigations of more than 60 nutrition clubs located in New York City, the report concluded that Herbalife distributors are “running an illegal pyramid scheme.” The report was supported by data from 56 victims who individually lost as much as $100,000. On December 9th, Sen. Klein held a public roundtable to advance his campaign to stop Herbalife’s deceptive tactics. Senator Klein has proposed New York State legislation that would amend the New York State General Business Law to better protect New York State residents.

Despite predictions from Herbalife supporters that regulatory investigations would end during the quarter, they appear to have intensified. The company has now spent a total of $101 million defending itself, including $11.2 million in the quarter. Expenses related to “responding to governmental inquiries” increased from $5.8 million last quarter to $7.6 million this quarter which reflects the growing intensity of ongoing investigations. Assuming Herbalife is spending about $500 per hour on lawyers, $ 7.6 million represents 15,200 hours of legal time during the quarter, or 168 hours of legal time per day, seven days per week.

Herbalife’s fundamentals continued to decline during the quarter. Notably “total members” – perhaps Herbalife’s most important operating metric – declined from 4.1 million in the second quarter to 4.0 million in third quarter indicating that Herbalife churned through at least 500,000 members as the rate of member churn exceeded Herbalife’s ability to find new victims.3 On its conference call, the company also began using a new operating metric called ‘active members,’ suggesting that Herbalife concedes that a proportion – we expect, a large proportion – of its members are inactive. In our experience, companies that change the standards by which they measure themselves do so only when the old metric shows business deterioration that they would rather not disclose.

With respect to third quarter earnings, Herbalife posted weak revenues, but was able to reduce or defer certain expenses in order to generate earnings that exceeded analyst estimates. Among other questionable add-backs, Herbalife excludes regulatory and costs to “defend its business model” from its earnings estimates despite the fact that these expenses are likely to continue. On a consolidated basis, the company reported net sales of $1.1 billion, down 12% year-over-year, which was worse than Street expectations and below management guidance. The negative variance was largely attributable to foreign exchange headwinds. Similar to last quarter, China continues to be the key driver of Herbalife’s growth. While China’s year-over-year growth was 25%, Herbalife China revenues declined 5% when compared to the previous quarter.

Notably, HLF’s South Korean market continued to show substantial deterioration in the quarter. South Korea has been one of Herbalife’s largest markets and a significant driver of the company’s revenue and earnings growth. Over the last several years, South Korea has been Herbalife’s third or fourth largest market and one of its most profitable with approximately 56% contribution margins versus 43% for the rest of the company. Beginning a year ago, Herbalife Korea began to decline. This deterioration accelerated notably this quarter, down 39% versus last year on a constant-currency basis, and down 46% on an actual basis.

While management continues to blame the decline in Korea on “changes in the business model,” to us this looks like the classic “pop-and-drop” that is pervasive in pyramid schemes, a phrase that CEO Michael Johnson previously used to describe Herbalife’s rapid growth and inevitable decline in certain geographical regions. If one is looking for obvious evidence that Herbalife is a pyramid scheme, one need only look at the massive growth and rapid decline of Herbalife’s South Korea business and compare it with Unilever or another legitimate consumer packaged goods company.

From Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)'s Pershing Square Holdings third quarter 2015 letter to shareholders.

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Bill Ackman Comments on Herbalife Short - Sep 11, 2015

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) Short



Despite the substantial increase in HLF’s share price year to date, we remain confident that HLF is an unlawful pyramid scheme that will eventually be shut down by regulators or collapse on its own.



The increase in the stock price appears to have been driven by HLF beating its recently reduced earnings guidance, and statements by some HLF analysts suggesting that the company has resolved its SEC issues and is close to settling with the FTC (supposedly later this summer). We believe the SEC, the FTC, Department of Justice, FBI, and State AGs continue to have active investigations of the company that are unlikely to be resolved favorably in the short term. In recent months, the Department of Justice has sought information from the company, distributors and third parties through the issuance of subpoenas.



The company’s recent 10Q filing appears to confirm the ongoing regulatory actions, disclosing that expenses for “defending its business model” and “responding to regulatory inquiries” increased by approximately two-thirds to a total of $13 million. HLF has now spent approximately $90 million defending itself, costs which it adds back to its “Adjusted Earnings” as “non-recurring,” but which we expect will continue until the company is shut down or collapses on its own.



In its 10Q filed on August 5, 2015, HLF disclosed that net sales year-over-year declined in every separately reported region except China. North America sales fell 8.2%, South and Central America fell 34.3%, and Europe Middle East and Africa fell 14.7%. Excluding the impact of China, consolidated net sales would have declined 19%. Most of HLF’s markets also experienced declines on a currency-adjusted basis. For example, local currency sales declined 30% in South Korea, 33% in Malaysia, and 21% in the United Kingdom.



The rapid declines in nearly all of Herbalife’s markets are consistent with a pyramid scheme’s ‘pop-and-drop’ as markets become saturated. China continues to be the core driver of growth. Sales in China increased 38% and have now surpassed the U.S. as HLF’s largest market. We believe that HLF’s China business violates local anti-MLM laws, which are the strictest in the world. For more information on HLF’s Chinese violations of law, we encourage you to review our March 2014 presentation on “Herbalife in China” available at www.FactsAboutHerbalife.com.



Herbalife is now guiding to adjusted earnings per share of $4.50-$4.70 for 2015, approximately 30% lower than analyst expectations a year ago. At its recent share price of ~$60, Herbalife trades at 13 times earnings multiple, above its approximate 12 times historical average. A $60 stock price effectively assigns no weight to the potential for regulatory intervention or market saturation and collapse. Furthermore, a substantial majority of Herbalife’s sales are exposed to emerging markets around the world that are experiencing dramatic currency declines and economic deterioration due to falling oil and commodity prices. When this is considered along with Herbalife’s dependence on China for growth, we find the current stock price substantially overvalued on a fundamental basis even if one were to assume the company is operating legally in all respects.



From Pershing Square's semi-annual 2015 report.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.44
HLF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. HLF: 10.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HLF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.07  Med: 14.37 Max: 912
Current: 10.44
4.07
912
Forward P/E 8.63
HLF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. HLF: 8.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.44
HLF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. HLF: 10.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HLF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.08  Med: 14.28 Max: 297.8
Current: 10.44
4.08
297.8
P/S 0.83
HLF's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. HLF: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HLF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.47
Current: 0.83
0.37
2.47
PFCF 8.06
HLF's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. HLF: 8.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
HLF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.83  Med: 13.21 Max: 65.14
Current: 8.06
3.83
65.14
POCF 6.72
HLF's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1438 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.15 vs. HLF: 6.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HLF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.79  Med: 10.67 Max: 53.65
Current: 6.72
2.79
53.65
EV-to-EBIT 8.05
HLF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.49 vs. HLF: 8.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HLF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 9.90 Max: 15.2
Current: 8.05
3.1
15.2
EV-to-EBITDA 6.97
HLF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
81% of the 1816 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. HLF: 6.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HLF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 8.70 Max: 13.2
Current: 6.97
2.6
13.2
PEG 0.51
HLF's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. HLF: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
HLF' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.51
0.15
1.33
Shiller P/E 15.62
HLF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 25.74 vs. HLF: 15.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HLF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.05  Med: 21.23 Max: 37.88
Current: 15.62
12.05
37.88
Current Ratio 1.45
HLF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. HLF: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HLF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.15
Current: 1.45
1
2.15
Quick Ratio 1.14
HLF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HLF: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HLF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.14
0.66
1.79
Days Inventory 143.96
HLF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
83% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 66.21 vs. HLF: 143.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HLF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 103.75  Med: 114.89 Max: 135.34
Current: 143.96
103.75
135.34
Days Sales Outstanding 7.29
HLF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 39.52 vs. HLF: 7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HLF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.15  Med: 10.01 Max: 12.08
Current: 7.29
6.15
12.08
Days Payable 34.10
HLF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 43.24 vs. HLF: 34.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
HLF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.89  Med: 30.99 Max: 45.26
Current: 34.1
26.89
45.26

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.49
HLF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
93% of the 1773 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. HLF: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HLF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.75 Max: 6.18
Current: 0.49
0.46
6.18
Dividend Growth (3y) -25.50
HLF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
75% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. HLF: -25.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
HLF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -25.50 Max: 44.2
Current: -25.5
0
44.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.65
HLF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1780 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. HLF: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HLF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 2.33 Max: 8.23
Current: 0.65
0.61
8.23
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 10.10
HLF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. HLF: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
HLF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.7  Med: 3.20 Max: 10.1
Current: 10.1
-11.7
10.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.59
HLF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. HLF: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
HLF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.93
Current: 0.59
0.46
1.93
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.34
HLF's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
61% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. HLF: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.63
HLF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. HLF: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HLF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.76
Current: 0.63
0.32
1.76
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.68
HLF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. HLF: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
HLF' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.60 Max: 1.22
Current: 0.68
0.19
1.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.43
HLF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1482 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. HLF: 12.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HLF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 10.10 Max: 32.1
Current: 12.43
6.6
32.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 25.20
HLF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. HLF: 25.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HLF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.5  Med: 26.30 Max: 41.1
Current: 25.2
18.5
41.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $4504
EPS $ 4.19
Beta1.36
Short Percentage of Float46.09%
52-Week Range $30.27 - 61.95
Shares Outstanding(Mil)92.53

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 4,432 4,585 4,761
EPS($) 4.67 4.63 5.10
EPS without NRI($) 4.67 4.63 5.10

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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Herbalife Ltd was incorporated on April 4, 2002 in Cayman Islands. The Company along with its subsidiaries is a nutrition company that sells weight management, targeted nutrition, energy, sports & fitness, and outer nutrition products. The Company offers its products into five groups: weight management, targeted nutrition, energy, sports & fitness, outer nutrition, and literature, promotional and other. The Weight Management products are meal replacement, protein shakes, drink mixes, weight loss enhancers and healthy snacks. Its representative products include Formula 1 Healthy Meal, Herbal Tea Concentrate, Protein Drink Mix, Personalized Protein Powder, Total Control, Prolessa Duo and Protein Bars. The Targeted Nutrition products are dietary and nutritional supplements containing quality herbs, vitamins, minerals and other natural ingredients. Its representative products include Aloe Concentrate, Niteworks, Garden 7 phytonutrient supplement, Best Defense for improved immune system, and COQ10 Plus. The Energy, Sports & Fitness includes products that support a healthy active lifestyle. Its representative products include Herbalife24 product line, Liftoff energy drink, and H3O hydration drink. The Outer Nutrition includes facial skin care, body care, and hair care products including Herbalife SKIN line, Skin Activator anti-aging line, Herbal Aloe Bath and Body Careline, NouriFusion multivitamin skin care line, and Radiant C antioxidant skin care line. The Literature, Promotional and Other includes Start-up kits, sales tools, and educational materials including International Business Packs, and BizWorks. The Company sells its products through retail stores, sales representatives, sales officers and independent service providers in China. The Company sells its products in approximately 91 countries. The Company operates in geographical regions including North America; Mexico; South and Central America; EMEA, including Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific (excluding China); and China. The Company's competitors include NuSkin Enterprises, Nature's Sunshine, Alticor/Amway, Melaleuca, Avon Products, Oriflame, Omnilife, Tupperware and Mary Kay, as well as retail establishments including Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, General Nutrition Centers, Wal-Mart and retail pharmacies. It use the umbrella trademarks Herbalife and the Tri-Leaf design, and protect other trademarks and trade names related to its products and operations, such as Niteworks and Liftoff. In both its United States and foreign markets, the Company is affected by laws, governmental regulations, administrative determinations, court decisions and similar constraints.
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