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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

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industry
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Cash to Debt 97.42
MED's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. MED: 97.42 )
MED' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 97.42
Current: 97.42

0.1
97.42
Equity to Asset 0.74
MED's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. MED: 0.74 )
MED' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.1   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.74

-0.1
0.77
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 12.23
M-Score: -3.77
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.41
MED's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. MED: 9.41 )
MED' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -44.4   Max: 14.83
Current: 9.41

-44.4
14.83
Net-margin (%) 6.72
MED's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. MED: 6.72 )
MED' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -68.63   Max: 33.43
Current: 6.72

-68.63
33.43
ROE (%) 24.35
MED's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. MED: 24.35 )
MED' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -183.38   Max: 107.69
Current: 24.35

-183.38
107.69
ROA (%) 18.07
MED's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. MED: 18.07 )
MED' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -151.14   Max: 41.7
Current: 18.07

-151.14
41.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 83.28
MED's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. MED: 83.28 )
MED' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -203.25   Max: 83.28
Current: 83.28

-203.25
83.28
Revenue Growth (%) 13.50
MED's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. MED: 13.50 )
MED' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -45.9   Max: 63.6
Current: 13.5

-45.9
63.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.10
MED's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. MED: 8.10 )
MED' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 78.8
Current: 8.1

8.1
78.8
EPS Growth (%) 8.60
MED's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. MED: 8.60 )
MED' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.1   Max: 68.9
Current: 8.6

-12.1
68.9
» MED's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MED Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Richard Snow 40,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,900 sh (+205.68%)
Jim Simons 396,700 sh (-5.75%)
Steven Cohen 27,698 sh (-38.16%)
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Q2 2013

MED Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 155,000 sh (New)
Richard Snow 44,490 sh (+9.31%)
Jim Simons 356,000 sh (-10.26%)
Steven Cohen 19,173 sh (-30.78%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,300 sh (-57.99%)
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Q3 2013

MED Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Richard Snow 57,105 sh (+28.35%)
Chuck Royce 168,000 sh (+8.39%)
Jim Simons 377,700 sh (+6.1%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2013

MED Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 9,600 sh (New)
Richard Snow 78,325 sh (+37.16%)
Chuck Royce 168,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 340,400 sh (-9.88%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MED

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$25.41 - $32.28 $ 32.0612%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -24.11%0.01%$19.97 - $28.75 $ 32.0627%25273
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -67.4%0.11%$16.46 - $19.82 $ 32.0674%33302
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 45.49%0.05%$14.78 - $17.73 $ 32.06108%102169
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 31.87%0.03%$13.01 - $17.3 $ 32.06111%70224
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 116.95%0.08%$14.46 - $24.36 $ 32.0676%53253
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0028%$14.46 - $24.36 $ 32.0676%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.08%$15.95 - $26.72 $ 32.0649%24546
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy$15.95 - $26.72 $ 32.0649%8500
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.50
MED's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. MED: 18.50 )
MED' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.98   Max: 104.82
Current: 18.5

8.98
104.82
P/B 4.20
MED's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MED: 4.20 )
MED' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 19.33
Current: 4.2

1.32
19.33
P/S 1.20
MED's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. MED: 1.20 )
MED' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 7.92
Current: 1.2

0.49
7.92
PFCF 14.50
MED's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. MED: 14.50 )
MED' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.43   Max: 165
Current: 14.5

8.43
165
EV-to-EBIT 10.30
MED's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. MED: 10.30 )
MED' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 67
Current: 10.3

4.8
67
PEG 1.20
MED's PEG is ranked higher than
63% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. MED: 1.20 )
MED' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.6
Current: 1.2

0.2
1.6
Shiller P/E 27.90
MED's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. MED: 27.90 )
MED' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.14   Max: 94.08
Current: 27.9

12.14
94.08

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 12.50
MED's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
50% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. MED: 12.50 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 10.21   Max: 382.25
Current: 12.5

10.21
382.25
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.70
MED's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. MED: 9.70 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 108.46
Current: 9.7

4.4
108.46
Price/Tangible Book 4.30
MED's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MED: 4.30 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 12.37
Current: 4.3

1.13
12.37
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
MED's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
66% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MED: 1.20 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 11.22
Current: 1.2

1.02
11.22
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
MED's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MED: 0.90 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 4.61
Current: 0.9

0.17
4.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
MED's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MED: 1.00 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 3.48
Current: 1

0.43
3.48
Price/Graham Number 1.80
MED's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
53% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MED: 1.80 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 5.64
Current: 1.8

0.17
5.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.70
MED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. MED: 9.70 )
MED' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 20.7
Current: 9.7

1.5
20.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.29
MED's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. MED: 22.29 )
MED' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.4   Max: 53
Current: 22.29

-1.4
53

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:MDF.Germany
Medifast, Inc., is a Delaware Corporation, incorporated in 1993. The Company is engaged in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products and other consumable health and diet products. Its product lines include meal replacements and vitamins. The Company's products and services are sold to weight loss program participants mainly via the Internet, telephone, and brick and mortar clinics. It has two reportable operating segments: Medifast, and MWCC and Wholesale. Its reporting segment consists of the following distribution channels: Medifast Direct and Take Shape for Life. The MWCC and Wholesale segment consists of Medifast Corporate and Franchise Weight Control Centers as well as Medifast Wholesale Physicians. At December 31, 2012, the companies Weight Control Centers were operating in eighty-seven corporate locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Texas, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia, and thirty-five franchise centers were in operation. The Company produced new and reformulated items including Medifast Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Cereal Crunch, Medifast Mixed Berry Cereal Crunch, Medifast Macaroni & Cheese, Medifast Lean & Green Meal Helpers, Medifast Chili Nacho Cheese Puffs, Medifast Parmesan Cheese Puffs, Medifast Ready to Drink Mocha Shake, and the reformulation of the Medifast Shake. It offers an in-house support program to assist the physicians and their customers/patients. Customers have access to registered dietitians who provide program support and advice via a toll-free telephone help line, by email, and online chats. The Company with the help of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogger endorsements, and more has targeted new customers by stressing its simple, safe, and effective approach to weight loss and management. The formulation, processing, packaging, and labeling of the Company's products are subject to regulation by several federal agencies, but mainly by the Food and Drug Administration.

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