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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.05
WTW's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. WTW: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WTW' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.07 Max: N/A
Current: 0.05
Equity-to-Asset -0.98
WTW's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WTW: -0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WTW' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.58  Med: -0.65 Max: 0.3
Current: -0.98
-1.58
0.3
Interest Coverage 1.46
WTW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.92 vs. WTW: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WTW' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 4.86 Max: 9.13
Current: 1.46
1.38
9.13
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 3.72
Beneish M-Score: -2.73
WACC vs ROIC
10.07%
19.60%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 14.73
WTW's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
73% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.53 vs. WTW: 14.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WTW' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.43  Med: 27.28 Max: 30.81
Current: 14.73
14.43
30.81
Net Margin % 3.73
WTW's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
54% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. WTW: 3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WTW' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.83  Med: 13.34 Max: 17.01
Current: 3.73
2.83
17.01
ROA % 3.25
WTW's ROA % is ranked lower than
52% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. WTW: 3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WTW' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.23  Med: 18.4 Max: 27.54
Current: 3.25
2.23
27.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 303.05
WTW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
92% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.03 vs. WTW: 303.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WTW' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 267.18  Med: 1053.41 Max: 1508.13
Current: 303.05
267.18
1508.13
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -13.20
WTW's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
88% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. WTW: -13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WTW' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.2  Med: 15.6 Max: 59.6
Current: -13.2
-13.2
59.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -24.10
WTW's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
87% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. WTW: -24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WTW' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.1  Med: 16.35 Max: 71.4
Current: -24.1
-24.1
71.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -49.00
WTW's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
94% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. WTW: -49.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WTW' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49  Med: 11.45 Max: 87.1
Current: -49
-49
87.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

WTW Guru Trades in Q1 2016

John Hussman 500,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 527,081 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 50,620 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,400 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 11,100 sh (-66.38%)
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Q2 2016

WTW Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 1,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 600,000 sh (+20.00%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 50,270 sh (-0.69%)
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Q3 2016

WTW Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Murray Stahl 39,273 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 372,038 sh (New)
John Hussman 600,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 48,920 sh (-2.69%)
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Q4 2016

WTW Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 265,922 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 58,646 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 2,186 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 400,022 sh (+7.52%)
Jeff Auxier 49,220 sh (+0.61%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Murray Stahl 37,932 sh (-3.41%)
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Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services    NAICS: 812191    SIC: 7299
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Traded in other countries:WW6.Germany,
Weight Watchers International Inc is a provider of weight management services. The Company operates through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. The Company's products include Weight Watchers Online and Weight Watchers eTools.

Weight Watchers International Inc is a Virginia corporation was incorporated in 1974. The Company is a global-branded consumer company and is a provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. It offers services and products that are built upon its weight management plans which are comprised of a range of nutritional, exercise and behavioral tools and approaches. PointsPlus and ProPoints, its current weight management plans, are innovative systems with similar methodologies, developed from a combination of the latest nutritional scientific research and insights of customers who experienced prior Weight Watchers plans. It presents its program in a series of weekly meetings of approximately one hour in duration. Meetings are conveniently scheduled throughout the day. Typically, it holds meetings in either meeting rooms in well-located civic or other community centers or space leased in retail centers. The Company has two operating segments: Weight Watchers International and WeightWatchers.com. WeightWatchers.com is a global provider of weight management Internet subscription products. Currently, the Company provides two Internet subscription offerings: Weight Watchers Online and Weight Watchers eTools. Weight Watchers Online provides interactive and personalized resources that allow users to follow its weight management plans via the Internet. Weight Watchers eTools is the Internet weight management companion for Weight Watchers meetings members who want to interactively manage the day-to-day aspects of their weight management plans on the Internet. The Company currently offers these two products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. The Company owns numerous domestic and international trademarks, patents and other proprietary rights that are valuable assets and are important to its business. Competition among commercial weight management programs is based on program recognition and reputation and the effectiveness, safety and price of the program. A number of laws and regulations govern the Company's advertising, services, products, operations and relations with consumers, employees and other service providers in the countries in which it operates.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 30.07
WTW's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.38 vs. WTW: 30.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WTW' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 14.38 Max: 47.78
Current: 30.07
3.43
47.78
Forward PE Ratio 11.68
WTW's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.41 vs. WTW: 11.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 30.07
WTW's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
57% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.44 vs. WTW: 30.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
WTW' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 14.38 Max: 47.78
Current: 30.07
3.43
47.78
PS Ratio 0.99
WTW's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. WTW: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WTW' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.53 Max: 4.64
Current: 0.99
0.17
4.64
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 19.01
WTW's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
74% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.59 vs. WTW: 19.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WTW' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.57  Med: 11.5 Max: 152.33
Current: 19.01
3.57
152.33
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.16
WTW's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
86% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. WTW: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WTW' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 9.56 Max: 27.49
Current: 12.16
2.01
27.49
EV-to-EBIT 18.11
WTW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. WTW: 18.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WTW' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 10.85 Max: 20
Current: 18.11
2.5
20
EV-to-EBITDA 13.86
WTW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.52 vs. WTW: 13.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WTW' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 10.35 Max: 18.8
Current: 13.86
2.5
18.8
Shiller PE Ratio 6.45
WTW's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.20 vs. WTW: 6.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WTW' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 13.9 Max: 41.79
Current: 6.45
1.34
41.79
Current Ratio 0.69
WTW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. WTW: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WTW' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.69
0.18
1.46
Quick Ratio 0.59
WTW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. WTW: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WTW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.54 Max: 1.27
Current: 0.59
0.14
1.27
Days Inventory 16.13
WTW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
55% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. WTW: 16.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WTW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.13  Med: 22.11 Max: 24.55
Current: 16.13
16.13
24.55
Days Sales Outstanding 8.16
WTW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.59 vs. WTW: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WTW' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.41  Med: 9.09 Max: 11.93
Current: 8.16
7.41
11.93
Days Payable 19.87
WTW's Days Payable is ranked lower than
73% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.35 vs. WTW: 19.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WTW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.43  Med: 23.3 Max: 28.68
Current: 19.87
15.43
28.68

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
WTW's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
90% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. WTW: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WTW' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: -9.1
Current: -100
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.23
WTW's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
99% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. WTW: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WTW' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.52 Max: 3.87
Current: 0.23
0.23
3.87
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.50
WTW's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. WTW: -4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WTW' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.5  Med: 7.8 Max: 17.4
Current: -4.5
-4.5
17.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.46
WTW's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WTW: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WTW' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.45 Max: 5.97
Current: 3.46
0.34
5.97
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.65
WTW's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. WTW: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WTW' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.53 Max: 4.04
Current: 0.65
0.14
4.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.53
WTW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
63% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. WTW: 5.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WTW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 9.2 Max: 40
Current: 5.53
5
40
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 7.45
WTW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. WTW: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WTW' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 16.05 Max: 98.8
Current: 7.45
3.8
98.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,157
EPS (TTM) $ 0.60
Beta3.72
Short Percentage of Float80.17%
52-Week Range $9.37 - 16.13
Shares Outstanding (Mil)63.88

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 1,166 1,237
EPS ($) 1.03 1.12
EPS without NRI ($) 1.03 1.12
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
27.99%
Dividends per Share ($)
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