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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
VSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. VSI: No Debt )
VSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.78
VSI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. VSI: 0.78 )
VSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.78

0.36
0.8
Interest Coverage 263.23
VSI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 vs. VSI: 263.23 )
VSI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 263.23
Current: 263.23

0.91
263.23
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 7.98
M-Score: -2.59
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.64
VSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. VSI: 8.64 )
VSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 10.45
Current: 8.64

4.1
10.45
Net-margin (%) 5.16
VSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. VSI: 5.16 )
VSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.31   Max: 6.4
Current: 5.16

-1.31
6.4
ROE (%) 11.04
VSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. VSI: 11.04 )
VSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 15.15
Current: 11.04

3.19
15.15
ROA (%) 8.66
VSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. VSI: 8.66 )
VSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 11.3
Current: 8.66

1.17
11.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.26
VSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. VSI: 41.26 )
VSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 28.84   Max: 62.89
Current: 41.26

28.84
62.89
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.30
VSI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. VSI: 10.30 )
VSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.3
Current: 10.3

0
10.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.40
VSI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. VSI: 17.40 )
VSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 17.4
Current: 17.4

0
17.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 28.40
VSI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. VSI: 28.40 )
VSI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 93.2
Current: 28.4

0
93.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

VSI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 13,729 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,690,591 sh (+7130.62%)
RS Investment Management 961,232 sh (+21.13%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Robert Olstein 165,000 sh (-20.29%)
Jim Simons 79,700 sh (-75%)
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Q1 2014

VSI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 23,168 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 2,319,617 sh (+141.32%)
Robert Olstein 225,000 sh (+36.36%)
Pioneer Investments 17,398 sh (+26.72%)
Jim Simons 49,700 sh (-37.64%)
Steven Cohen 171,791 sh (-89.84%)
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Q2 2014

VSI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 20,000 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 13,960 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 408,294 sh (+1662.32%)
Pioneer Investments 28,130 sh (+61.69%)
RS Investment Management 2,567,598 sh (+10.69%)
Robert Olstein 245,000 sh (+8.89%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2014

VSI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

James Barrow 1,078,122 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 45,100 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 34,960 sh (+150.43%)
Louis Moore Bacon 70,000 sh (+40%)
Mario Gabelli 24,900 sh (+24.5%)
Robert Olstein 270,000 sh (+10.2%)
Pioneer Investments 29,073 sh (+3.35%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
RS Investment Management 1,156,688 sh (-54.95%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VSI

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.22%$37.53 - $46.3 $ 47.2413%0
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Add 10.2%0.15%$37.53 - $46.3 $ 47.2413%270000
James Barrow 2014-09-30 New Buy0.07%$37.53 - $46.3 $ 47.2413%1078122
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Add 24.5%$37.53 - $46.3 $ 47.2413%24900
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 1662.32%0.21%$41.95 - $49.25 $ 47.245%408294
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Add 8.89%0.11%$41.95 - $49.25 $ 47.245%245000
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 New Buy$41.95 - $49.25 $ 47.245%20000
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Add 36.36%0.4%$41.42 - $52.01 $ 47.243%225000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$41.42 - $52.01 $ 47.243%23168
Robert Olstein 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.29%0.28%$42.62 - $54.58 $ 47.24-5%165000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$42.62 - $54.58 $ 47.24-5%0
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 23.80
VSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. VSI: 23.80 )
VSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.75   Max: 77.77
Current: 23.8

17.75
77.77
P/B 2.50
VSI's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. VSI: 2.50 )
VSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 4.34
Current: 2.5

2.01
4.34
P/S 1.20
VSI's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. VSI: 1.20 )
VSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.2

0.51
2.04
PFCF 26.40
VSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 46.64 vs. VSI: 26.40 )
VSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.11   Max: 65.39
Current: 26.4

16.11
65.39
EV-to-EBIT 14.00
VSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.48 vs. VSI: 14.00 )
VSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 21.2
Current: 14

10.6
21.2
PEG 2.39
VSI's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VSI: 2.39 )
VSI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 2.1
Current: 2.39

1.08
2.1
Shiller P/E 30.60
VSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 50.31 vs. VSI: 30.60 )
VSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.07   Max: 52.38
Current: 30.6

24.07
52.38
Current Ratio 2.50
VSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. VSI: 2.50 )
VSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 3.29
Current: 2.5

1.43
3.29
Quick Ratio 0.79
VSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. VSI: 0.79 )
VSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.79

0.21
1.35

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.80
VSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. VSI: 5.80 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.35   Max: 32.88
Current: 5.8

5.35
32.88
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
VSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. VSI: 1.70 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 3.46
Current: 1.7

1.66
3.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
VSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. VSI: 0.90 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.41
Current: 0.9

0.43
1.41
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.10
VSI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VSI: 2.10 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 1.99
Current: 2.1

1.35
1.99
Price/Graham Number 2.50
VSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. VSI: 2.50 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 7.23
Current: 2.5

2.21
7.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
VSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. VSI: 7.10 )
VSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 9.4
Current: 7.1

4.7
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.62
VSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.98 vs. VSI: 14.62 )
VSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 21.1
Current: 14.62

1.4
21.1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition and other health and wellness products. The Company markets nationally recognized brands as well as our proprietary brands, including Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech, True Athlete, Mytrition and PLNT. Its product offering provides its customers with a selection of products that is not readily available at other specialty retailers or at mass merchants, such as drugstores and supermarkets. The Company has two operating segments: retail and direct. In its retail segment, which includes Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail store formats, the Company has opened 154 new stores and has acquired 31 stores from the beginning of Fiscal Year 2011 through Fiscal Year 2013. As of December 28, 2013, the Company operates 659 stores in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Ontario, Canada, primarily located in traffic regional retail centers and stand alone locations. In its direct segment, the Company sells its products directly to consumers through its website and www.supersup.com. The Company offers a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathic remedies, specialty supplements such as fish oil, probiotics, glucosamine and Co Q10, sports nutrition, weight management, as well as natural bath and beauty, pet supplements and options for a healthy home. It offers products exclusive to its assortment in Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech, True Athlete, Mytrition and PLNT brands which include products such as Ultimate Man, Ultimate Women, Ultimate 10 Probiotic, Whey Tech and Whey Tech Pro 24 Proteins. It also offers a comprehensive assortment from national brands such as Optimum Nutrition, Cellucor, Garden of Life, Quest Nutrition, Solaray, Solgarand Nature's Way. The Company competes with other specialty and mass market retailers including Vitamin World, GNC, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Sprouts Farmers Market, Costco and Wal-Mart, drugstore chains including Rite-Aid and Walgreens, internet and mail order companies including Amazon.com, Puritan's Pride, Vitacost.com, Bodybuilding.com, Doctors Trust, Swanson and iHerb in addition to independent health and vitamin stores and e-commerce outlets. The Company os subject to numerous federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations governing its operations, including the handling, transportation and disposal of its products and non-hazardous and hazardous substances and wastes, as well as emissions and discharges into the environment, including discharges to air, surface water and groundwater.
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