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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 104.96
MED's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. MED: 104.96 )
MED' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 104.96

Equity to Asset 0.72
MED's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. MED: 0.72 )
MED' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.72

0.26
0.8
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 12.28
M-Score: -2.84
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 (%) 9.12
MED's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. MED: 9.12 )
MED' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -44.4   Max: 14.83
Current: 9.12

-44.4
14.83
Net-margin (%) 6.85
MED's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. MED: 6.85 )
MED' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -68.63   Max: 33.43
Current: 6.85

-68.63
33.43
ROE (%) 22.05
MED's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.22 vs. MED: 22.05 )
MED' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -330.09   Max: 261.38
Current: 22.05

-330.09
261.38
ROA (%) 16.41
MED's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. MED: 16.41 )
MED' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -51.27   Max: 49.76
Current: 16.41

-51.27
49.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 75.07
MED's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. MED: 75.07 )
MED' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -130.05   Max: 83.14
Current: 75.07

-130.05
83.14
Revenue Growth (%) 13.50
MED's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 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
77% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 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
76% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. MED: 8.60 )
MED' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.1   Max: 68.9
Current: 8.6

-12.1
68.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

MED Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 10,301 sh (New)
Richard Snow 93,880 sh (+19.86%)
Chuck Royce 168,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 260,684 sh (-23.42%)
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Q2 2014

MED Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 7,506 sh (New)
Jim Simons 165,000 sh (-36.7%)
Richard Snow 53,900 sh (-42.59%)
Chuck Royce 60,000 sh (-64.29%)
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Q3 2014

MED Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 236,200 sh (+43.15%)
John Burbank 6,170 sh (-17.8%)
Richard Snow 39,500 sh (-26.72%)
Chuck Royce 800 sh (-98.67%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MED

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Reduce -26.72%0.02%$26.15 - $34.98 $ 32.014%39500
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Reduce -42.59%0.05%$28.88 - $34.08 $ 32.013%53900
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$28.88 - $34.08 $ 32.013%7506
Richard Snow 2013-12-31 Add 37.16%0.02%$23.31 - $27.49 $ 32.0125%78325
Richard Snow 2013-09-30 Add 28.35%0.02%$24.85 - $28.88 $ 32.0120%57105
Richard Snow 2013-03-31 New Buy0.05%$22.26 - $28.1 $ 32.0129%40700
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$25.41 - $32.28 $ 32.0112%0
Richard Snow 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$19.97 - $28.75 $ 32.0127%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -24.11%0.01%$19.97 - $28.75 $ 32.0127%25273
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -67.4%0.11%$16.46 - $19.82 $ 32.0174%33302
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 45.49%0.05%$14.78 - $17.73 $ 32.01108%102169
Richard Snow 2012-03-31 Add 115.55%0.01%$14.78 - $17.73 $ 32.01108%28410
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 31.87%0.03%$13.01 - $17.3 $ 32.01110%70224
Richard Snow 2011-12-31 New Buy0.01%$13.01 - $17.3 $ 32.01110%13180
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 116.95%0.08%$14.46 - $24.36 $ 32.0175%53253
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0028%$14.46 - $24.36 $ 32.0175%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.20
MED's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 25.10 vs. MED: 19.20 )
MED' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.98   Max: 66.94
Current: 19.2

8.98
66.94
P/B 5.00
MED's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. MED: 5.00 )
MED' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 10.95
Current: 5

1.32
10.95
P/S 1.30
MED's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. MED: 1.30 )
MED' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 6.03
Current: 1.3

0.49
6.03
PFCF 16.40
MED's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 45.81 vs. MED: 16.40 )
MED' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.43   Max: 165
Current: 16.4

8.43
165
EV-to-EBIT 11.41
MED's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. MED: 11.41 )
MED' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 41.2
Current: 11.41

4.8
41.2
PEG 1.31
MED's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MED: 1.31 )
MED' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.31

0.2
2.07
Shiller P/E 24.50
MED's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 49.07 vs. MED: 24.50 )
MED' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.14   Max: 94.08
Current: 24.5

12.14
94.08
Current Ratio 2.89
MED's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. MED: 2.89 )
MED' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 6.73
Current: 2.89

0.99
6.73
Quick Ratio 2.30
MED's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. MED: 2.30 )
MED' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 4.52
Current: 2.3

0.46
4.52

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 17.94
MED's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
96% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MED: 17.94 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 8.3   Max: 382.25
Current: 17.94

8.3
382.25
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.49
MED's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MED: 12.49 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.77   Max: 434
Current: 12.49

6.77
434
Price/Tangible Book 4.95
MED's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. MED: 4.95 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 22.96
Current: 4.95

1.11
22.96
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.04
MED's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. MED: 1.04 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 11.53
Current: 1.04

1.02
11.53
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
MED's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. MED: 1.06 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 4.86
Current: 1.06

0.18
4.86
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
MED's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MED: 1.90 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.48
Current: 1.9

0.4
3.48
Price/Graham Number 2.03
MED's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
73% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. MED: 2.03 )
MED' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 5.64
Current: 2.03

0.17
5.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.80
MED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. MED: 8.80 )
MED' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 20.7
Current: 8.8

2.4
20.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.29
MED's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.36 vs. MED: 15.29 )
MED' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3   Max: 61.6
Current: 15.29

-3
61.6

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Medifast Inc is a Delaware Corporation, incorporated in 1993. The Company is engaged in the productions, distributions, and sales of weight loss and weight management products and other consumable health and diet products. Its product lines include weight loss and management, meal replacement, and vitamins. Its products and services are sold to weight loss program participants via the Internet, telephone, and brick and mortar clinics. It operates in two reportable segments; Medifast, and MWCC and Wholesale. The Medifast segment consists of the sales from Medifast Direct Marketing and Take Shape For Life. The MWCC and Wholesale segment consists of the sales of Medifast Corporate and Franchise Weight Control Centers as well as Medifast Wholesale Physicians and international sales. Medifast Weight Control Centers is the brick and mortar clinic channel of the Company with affiliate-owned locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Texas, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. Medifast Weight Control Centers offer a high-touch model including comprehensive Companys programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized client counseling, an InBody body composition analysis, and monitoring with a BodyGem indirect calorimeter that determines resting metabolic rates. In the direct-to-consumer channel, Medifast Direct, customers order its product directly through the Companys website, www.medifast1.com or its in-house call center. Take Shape For Life is the personal coaching division of the Company. It enriches lives by providing clinically proven weight loss and weight management products and programs. It offers clinically proven products and programs for weight management, weight maintenance, and long-term health through multiple channels of distribution. It offers a variety of weight loss and weight management products under the Medifast and Essential 1 brands and for select private label customers. Its line includes more than 75 options, including, but not limited to bars, bites, pretzels, puffs, cereal crunch, drinks, eggs, hearty choices, oatmeal, pancakes, pudding, soft serve, shakes, smoothies, soft bakes, and soups. The Company continues to build and leverage its core brand through multiple marketing strategies for each of its distinct distribution channels such as Medifast Direct, Medical Wholesale, Medifast Weight Control Centers, and Take Shape For Life to their target audiences. It has also developed a comprehensive social media strategy utilizing Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogger endorsements, and more. The Company competes with NutriSystem Inc., Herbalife Ltd., USANA Health Sciences, and Weight Watchers International, Inc. The formulation, processing, packaging, and labeling of the Company's products is subject to regulation by several federal agencies, but principally by the FDA.
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