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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.19
VSI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. VSI: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.24 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.19
Equity to Asset 0.77
VSI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. VSI: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.77
0.36
0.8
Interest Coverage 298.42
VSI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 41.63 vs. VSI: 298.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VSI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 4.24 Max: 298.42
Current: 298.42
0.91
298.42
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.70
M-Score: -3.17
WACC vs ROIC
10.69%
10.16%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.53
VSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. VSI: 7.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.1  Med: 7.04 Max: 10.45
Current: 7.53
4.1
10.45
Net-margin (%) 4.51
VSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. VSI: 4.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.31  Med: 2.89 Max: 6.4
Current: 4.51
-1.31
6.4
ROE (%) 10.02
VSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. VSI: 10.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.68  Med: 10.99 Max: 15.15
Current: 10.02
-0.68
15.15
ROA (%) 7.75
VSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. VSI: 7.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.17  Med: 6.12 Max: 11.33
Current: 7.75
1.17
11.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 33.85
VSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.96 vs. VSI: 33.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 26.34  Med: 42.69 Max: 62.75
Current: 33.85
26.34
62.75
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.90
VSI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. VSI: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -11.90 Max: 10.9
Current: 10.9
0
10.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
VSI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. VSI: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -4.60 Max: 17.4
Current: 11
0
17.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.60
VSI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. VSI: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 4.80 Max: 93.2
Current: 9.6
0
93.2
» VSI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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 (+40.00%)
Mario Gabelli 24,900 sh (+24.50%)
Robert Olstein 270,000 sh (+10.20%)
Pioneer Investments 29,073 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management 1,156,688 sh (-54.95%)
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Q4 2014

VSI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 29,474 sh (+1.38%)
Jeff Auxier 34,960 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
James Barrow 1,035,649 sh (-3.94%)
Robert Olstein 222,000 sh (-17.78%)
Louis Moore Bacon 45,642 sh (-34.80%)
Mario Gabelli 4,900 sh (-80.32%)
» More
Q1 2015

VSI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 15,611 sh (New)
Jim Simons 7,500 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 344,000 sh (+54.95%)
James Barrow 1,275,349 sh (+23.14%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 43,287 sh (-5.16%)
Jeff Auxier 9,525 sh (-72.75%)
» More
Q2 2015

VSI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 10,783 sh (New)
Jim Simons 199,000 sh (+2553.33%)
Jeff Auxier 33,660 sh (+253.39%)
Louis Moore Bacon 126,036 sh (+191.16%)
James Barrow 1,551,963 sh (+21.69%)
Robert Olstein 364,000 sh (+5.81%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
» More
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.92
VSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. VSI: 18.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.75  Med: 26.84 Max: 77.77
Current: 18.92
17.75
77.77
Forward P/E 15.13
VSI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. VSI: 15.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.50
VSI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
56% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. VSI: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VSI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 17.71  Med: 26.80 Max: 78.03
Current: 18.5
17.71
78.03
P/B 1.89
VSI's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. VSI: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.86 Max: 4.34
Current: 1.89
1.81
4.34
P/S 0.85
VSI's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. VSI: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.04
Current: 0.85
0.51
2.04
PFCF 21.35
VSI's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. VSI: 21.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.11  Med: 27.87 Max: 65.39
Current: 21.35
16.11
65.39
POCF 11.26
VSI's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. VSI: 11.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VSI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.98  Med: 16.35 Max: 24.78
Current: 11.26
7.98
24.78
EV-to-EBIT 11.32
VSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. VSI: 11.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.6  Med: 15.00 Max: 21.2
Current: 11.32
10.6
21.2
PEG 2.06
VSI's PEG is ranked lower than
56% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. VSI: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VSI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.1
Current: 2.06
1.06
2.1
Shiller P/E 20.95
VSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.61 vs. VSI: 20.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.09  Med: 33.28 Max: 51.96
Current: 20.95
20.09
51.96
Current Ratio 2.21
VSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. VSI: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.43  Med: 1.94 Max: 3.29
Current: 2.21
1.43
3.29
Quick Ratio 0.38
VSI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. VSI: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.36 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.38
0.21
1.35
Days Inventory 85.93
VSI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
52% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 81.94 vs. VSI: 85.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VSI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 75.38  Med: 79.19 Max: 92.09
Current: 85.93
75.38
92.09
Days Sales Outstanding 1.87
VSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.13 vs. VSI: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VSI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 3.12  Med: 3.12 Max: 3.12
Current: 1.87

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.86
VSI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. VSI: 11.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 9.88  Med: 16.87 Max: 653.71
Current: 11.86
9.88
653.71
Price/Tangible Book 4.54
VSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. VSI: 4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.76  Med: 8.61 Max: 32.88
Current: 4.54
4.76
32.88
Price/Projected FCF 1.07
VSI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. VSI: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.25 Max: 3.46
Current: 1.07
1.12
3.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.67
VSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. VSI: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.45
Current: 0.67
0.45
1.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.53
VSI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. VSI: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 1.73 Max: 1.94
Current: 1.53
1.32
1.94
Price/Graham Number 1.93
VSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
63% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. VSI: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.02  Med: 3.30 Max: 7.23
Current: 1.93
2.02
7.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.84
VSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. VSI: 8.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 6.60 Max: 9.4
Current: 8.84
4.7
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.78
VSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. VSI: 16.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.50 Max: 21.4
Current: 16.78
1.4
21.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,280 1,352 1,443
EPS($) 2.08 2.35 2.70
EPS without NRI($) 2.08 2.35 2.70

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:VSY.Germany,
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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