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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.52
VSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. VSI: 1.52 )
VSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.52

Equity to Asset 0.76
VSI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. VSI: 0.76 )
VSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.76

0.36
0.78
Interest Coverage 298.42
VSI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 31.72 vs. VSI: 298.42 )
VSI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 298.42
Current: 298.42

0.91
298.42
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 7.01
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
7.59%
11.91%
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 (%) 8.46
VSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1466 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. VSI: 8.46 )
VSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 10.45
Current: 8.46

4.1
10.45
Net-margin (%) 5.05
VSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1466 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. VSI: 5.05 )
VSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.31   Max: 6.4
Current: 5.05

-1.31
6.4
ROE (%) 10.95
VSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.24 vs. VSI: 10.95 )
VSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 15.15
Current: 10.95

3.19
15.15
ROA (%) 8.57
VSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. VSI: 8.57 )
VSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 11.33
Current: 8.57

1.17
11.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.51
VSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.83 vs. VSI: 40.51 )
VSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 26.92   Max: 62.91
Current: 40.51

26.92
62.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.90
VSI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1196 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. VSI: 10.90 )
VSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.9
Current: 10.9

0
10.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
VSI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. VSI: 11.00 )
VSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 17.4
Current: 11

0
17.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.60
VSI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. VSI: 9.60 )
VSI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   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

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
Steven Cohen 152,269 sh (-90.99%)
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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 (+40.00%)
Mario Gabelli 24,900 sh (+24.50%)
Robert Olstein 270,000 sh (+10.20%)
Pioneer Investments 29,073 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 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%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.20
VSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 30.90 vs. VSI: 21.20 )
VSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.75   Max: 77.77
Current: 21.2

17.75
77.77
Forward P/E 16.13
VSI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 43.10 vs. VSI: 16.13 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.40
VSI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 30.70 vs. VSI: 19.40 )
VSI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 17.71   Max: 78.03
Current: 19.4

17.71
78.03
P/B 2.40
VSI's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. VSI: 2.40 )
VSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 4.34
Current: 2.4

2.01
4.34
P/S 1.10
VSI's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. VSI: 1.10 )
VSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.1

0.51
2.04
PFCF 22.90
VSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 87.40 vs. VSI: 22.90 )
VSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.11   Max: 65.39
Current: 22.9

16.11
65.39
POCF 11.87
VSI's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.88 vs. VSI: 11.87 )
VSI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.98   Max: 24.78
Current: 11.87

7.98
24.78
EV-to-EBIT 11.43
VSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.38 vs. VSI: 11.43 )
VSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 21.2
Current: 11.43

10.6
21.2
PEG 2.16
VSI's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VSI: 2.16 )
VSI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 2.11
Current: 2.16

1.06
2.11
Shiller P/E 27.60
VSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 269.99 vs. VSI: 27.60 )
VSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.07   Max: 52.38
Current: 27.6

24.07
52.38
Current Ratio 2.03
VSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1403 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. VSI: 2.03 )
VSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 2.75
Current: 2.03

1.43
2.75
Quick Ratio 0.49
VSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1403 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. VSI: 0.49 )
VSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.18
Current: 0.49

0.24
1.18
Days Inventory 81.31
VSI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 101.65 vs. VSI: 81.31 )
VSI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 75.38   Max: 92.09
Current: 81.31

75.38
92.09
Days Sales Outstanding 3.12
VSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.49 vs. VSI: 3.12 )
VSI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 3.12   Max: 3.12
Current: 3.12

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.00
VSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. VSI: 6.00 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 6.44   Max: 19.01
Current: 6

6.44
19.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
VSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. VSI: 1.50 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.5

1.72
2.94
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
VSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VSI: 0.80 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.41
Current: 0.8

0.44
1.41
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.70
VSI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VSI: 1.70 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.7

1.32
1.93
Price/Graham Number 2.30
VSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. VSI: 2.30 )
VSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.61   Max: 5.27
Current: 2.3

2.61
5.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.00
VSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1443 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. VSI: 8.00 )
VSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 9.4
Current: 8

4.7
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.52
VSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. VSI: 16.52 )
VSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 21.4
Current: 16.52

1.4
21.4

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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