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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
91% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. VSI: No Debt )
VSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.80
VSI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. VSI: 0.80 )
VSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.8

0.36
0.8
Interest Coverage 263.23
VSI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 35.18 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: 5
Z-Score: 8.66
M-Score: -2.37
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 (%) 9.40
VSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. VSI: 9.40 )
VSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 10.45
Current: 9.4

4.1
10.45
Net-margin (%) 5.68
VSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. VSI: 5.68 )
VSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.31   Max: 6.4
Current: 5.68

-1.31
6.4
ROE (%) 12.18
VSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.12 vs. VSI: 12.18 )
VSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 15.15
Current: 12.18

3.19
15.15
ROA (%) 9.57
VSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. VSI: 9.57 )
VSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 11.33
Current: 9.57

1.17
11.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 46.01
VSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.42 vs. VSI: 46.01 )
VSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 26.92   Max: 62.91
Current: 46.01

26.92
62.91
Revenue Growth (%) 10.30
VSI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

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

0
10.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.40
VSI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. VSI: 17.40 )
VSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 17.4
Current: 17.4

0
17.4
EPS Growth (%) 28.40
VSI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. VSI: 28.40 )
VSI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) 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

Q3 2013

VSI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 9,267 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 207,000 sh (+31.85%)
Jim Simons 318,800 sh (+28.81%)
RS Investment Management 793,522 sh (+27.84%)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Steven Cohen 23,381 sh (-76.43%)
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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

Paul Tudor Jones 7,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 20,000 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 13,960 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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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 2014-06-30 Add 1662.32%0.21%$41.95 - $49.25 $ 45.461%408294
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 New Buy$41.95 - $49.25 $ 45.461%20000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$41.42 - $52.01 $ 45.46-1%23168
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$42.62 - $54.58 $ 45.46-8%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$40.65 - $49.88 $ 45.463%9267
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Sold Out $40.65 - $49.88 $ 45.463%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$43.74 - $52.4 $ 45.46-3%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$48.85 - $64.78 $ 45.46-20%5385
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 New Buy$48.85 - $64.78 $ 45.46-20%13000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.09%$43.36 - $54.76 $ 45.46-7%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 47.79%0.03%$40.19 - $45.49 $ 45.4612%23230
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 58.83%0.03%$35.24 - $41.46 $ 45.4620%15718
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 97.05%0.03%$38.01 - $46.92 $ 45.466%9896
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -26.13%0.02%$33.91 - $45.98 $ 45.4615%5022
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 21.50
VSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.10 vs. VSI: 21.50 )
VSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.75   Max: 77.77
Current: 21.5

17.75
77.77
P/B 2.44
VSI's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. VSI: 2.44 )
VSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 4.34
Current: 2.44

2.01
4.34
P/S 1.22
VSI's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. VSI: 1.22 )
VSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.22

0.51
2.04
PFCF 41.71
VSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.85 vs. VSI: 41.71 )
VSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.11   Max: 65.39
Current: 41.71

16.11
65.39
EV-to-EBIT 13.06
VSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. VSI: 13.06 )
VSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 21.2
Current: 13.06

10.6
21.2
PEG 2.16
VSI's PEG is ranked higher than
65% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. VSI: 2.16 )
VSI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 1.95
Current: 2.16

1.08
1.95
Shiller P/E 29.14
VSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 22.04 vs. VSI: 29.14 )
VSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.07   Max: 52.38
Current: 29.14

24.07
52.38
Current Ratio 2.78
VSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. VSI: 2.78 )
VSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 3.29
Current: 2.78

1.43
3.29
Quick Ratio 0.74
VSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. VSI: 0.74 )
VSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.74

0.21
1.35

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.73
VSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. VSI: 5.73 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.35   Max: 32.88
Current: 5.73

5.35
32.88
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.77
VSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
60% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. VSI: 1.77 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 3.46
Current: 1.77

1.67
3.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.92
VSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. VSI: 0.92 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.39
Current: 0.92

0.43
1.39
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.93
VSI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. VSI: 1.93 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.93

1.35
1.82
Price/Graham Number 2.35
VSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
54% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. VSI: 2.35 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 7.23
Current: 2.35

2.21
7.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
VSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. VSI: 7.70 )
VSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 9.4
Current: 7.7

4.7
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.09
VSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.35 vs. VSI: 12.09 )
VSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 18.4
Current: 12.09

0.4
18.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., is a Delaware corporation. The Company is a specialty retailer and direct marketer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition and other health and wellness products. It markets over 400 different nationally recognized brands as well as its proprietary brands, which include Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech and True Athlete. The Company sells its products through two operating segments: retail and direct. In its retail segment, it has leveraged its successful store economic model by opening a total of 286 new stores from the beginning of fiscal year 2007 through fiscal year 2012. As of January 26, 2012, it operated 579 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, located in high-traffic regional retail centers. In its direct segment, it sells its products directly to consumers through the internet, mainly at www.vitaminshoppe.com. The Company offers a 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. Its offering includes approximately 17,500 SKUs from over 400 brands. It offers products exclusive to its assortment in its Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech, True Athlete and Optimal Pet brands which include products such as Ultimate Man, Ultimate Women, Whey Tech Pro 24 and Natural Whey Protein. The Company's distribution facility is a warehouse facility which provides operating space of approximately 180,000 square feet and gives it great control over supervision costs and distribution center related inventory levels. It competes with other mass market retailers including Vitamin World, GNC, Whole Foods, 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 a variety of independent health and vitamin stores and e-commerce outlets. The Company is 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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