Switch to:
Also traded in: Germany

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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
WTW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. WTW: 0.06 )
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: 0.06
Equity to Asset -1.00
WTW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. WTW: -1.00 )
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: -1
-1.58
0.3
Interest Coverage 1.40
WTW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.96 vs. WTW: 1.40 )
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: 1.4
1.38
9.13
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.58
M-Score: -2.59
WACC vs ROIC
8.72%
16.88%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.51
WTW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. WTW: 14.51 )
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: 14.51
14.43
30.81
Net-margin (%) 2.63
WTW's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. WTW: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WTW' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.63  Med: 13.34 Max: 17.01
Current: 2.63
2.63
17.01
ROA (%) 2.25
WTW's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. WTW: 2.25 )
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: 2.25
2.23
27.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 279.78
WTW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.87 vs. WTW: 279.78 )
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: 279.78
267.18
1508.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -13.20
WTW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. WTW: -13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WTW' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 13.9 Max: 59.6
Current: -13.2
0
59.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -24.10
WTW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. WTW: -24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WTW' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 13.1 Max: 60.2
Current: -24.1
0
60.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -49.00
WTW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. WTW: -49.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WTW' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.8 Max: 87.1
Current: -49
0
87.1
» WTW's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-05)


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

» Details

Guru Trades

Q3 2015

WTW Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 814,700 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 304,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,807 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 72,442 sh (+39.91%)
» More
Q4 2015

WTW Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ken Fisher 40,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 141,812 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,932,595 sh (+137.22%)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,013 sh (+58.66%)
Steven Cohen 550,000 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 50,620 sh (-30.12%)
» More
Q1 2016

WTW Guru Trades in Q1 2016

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

WTW Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WTW

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

No Entry found in the selected group of Gurus. You can
  • 1. Modify your Personalized List of Gurus, or
  • 2. Click on Premium Premium Tools above to check out all the Gurus, or
  • 3. Click on Premium Plus Premium Plus above for the stocks picks of all the institutional investment advisors (>4000)
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
Compare:NYSE:RGS, NAS:NTRI, NYSE:STON, NYSE:CSV, NYSE:CO, NAS:TAX, OTCPK:CBDS, AMEX:EVI, OTCPK:CCGI, OTCPK:MYEC, OTCPK:MSLP, OTCPK:PACI, OTCPK:PKTEF, OTCPK:GRNE, NAS:SFLY, NAS:MATW, NYSE:BFAM, NYSE:HRB, NYSE:SCI » details
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.

Top Ranked Articles about Weight Watchers International Inc

James Barrow Divests Sysco, Weight Watchers The guru sold out some of his stakes with a small impact on the portfolio
James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio) is executive director of investment firm Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, the lead portfolio manager for the Vanguard Windsor II and Selected Value Funds. He exited his position in many stocks during the fourth quarter. Read more...
Steven Cohen Is Betting on Oprah's Stake in Weight Watchers Cohen acquired about 5% of the company after Winfrey became a shareholder and board member
Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) has acquired 3.79 million shares of Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW) at an average price of $16.93. His position looks to be inspired by Oprah Winfrey, who became a shareholder, board member and endorser of the company. She bought 10% of the company and has options that bring her stake up another 5%. Before Winfrey arrived on the scene, Cohen did not own shares. His current stake represents about a ~5% stake in the equity. Read more...
Why There Is More to Come After the 100%-Plus Run for Weight Watchers Investors underestimate the amount the stock can move because its enterprise value is far greater than its market capitalization
Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW) is a well-known U.S. company that helps people live healthier lives through weight-loss programs. It is best known for the Weight Watcher meetings (the program sets you back $44.95 a month), but it also offers a purely online plan ($19.95) and a blended program of online with a personal coach which comes in at $54.95. Weight Watchers’ program is based on psychological principles to help people with the difficult process of eating more healthily and to have them stick with the program, and it gamifies healthy eating to some extent. The program has been found to be effective by scientists, and that kind of makes sense as it incorporates tried and tested scientific findings into its points program. It can be easily combined with any type of fad diet or dietary needs as it is not a diet itself. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.14
WTW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.67 vs. WTW: 23.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WTW' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 14.38 Max: 47.78
Current: 23.14
3.43
47.78
Forward P/E 9.49
WTW's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WTW: 9.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.14
WTW's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
55% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.31 vs. WTW: 23.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WTW' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 14.38 Max: 47.78
Current: 23.14
3.43
47.78
P/S 0.56
WTW's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WTW: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WTW' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.63 Max: 4.87
Current: 0.56
0.17
4.87
PFCF 14.11
WTW's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. WTW: 14.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WTW' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.57  Med: 11.92 Max: 152.33
Current: 14.11
3.57
152.33
POCF 8.54
WTW's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.07 vs. WTW: 8.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WTW' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 9.93 Max: 27.49
Current: 8.54
2.01
27.49
EV-to-EBIT 15.79
WTW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.44 vs. WTW: 15.79 )
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: 20.8
Current: 15.79
2.5
20.8
EV-to-EBITDA 12.11
WTW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
54% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.04 vs. WTW: 12.11 )
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: 20.8
Current: 12.11
2.5
20.8
Shiller P/E 3.75
WTW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.27 vs. WTW: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WTW' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 14.21 Max: 42
Current: 3.75
1.35
42
Current Ratio 0.60
WTW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. WTW: 0.60 )
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: 0.6
0.18
1.46
Quick Ratio 0.52
WTW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. WTW: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WTW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.53 Max: 1.27
Current: 0.52
0.14
1.27
Days Inventory 14.75
WTW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
54% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.12 vs. WTW: 14.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WTW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.75  Med: 22.11 Max: 24.55
Current: 14.75
14.75
24.55
Days Sales Outstanding 9.16
WTW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.22 vs. WTW: 9.16 )
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: 9.16
7.41
11.93
Days Payable 19.62
WTW's Days Payable is ranked lower than
68% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.04 vs. WTW: 19.62 )
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: 19.62
15.43
28.68

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Growth (3y) -100.00
WTW's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
90% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. WTW: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WTW' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: -9.1
Current: -100
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.23
WTW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
100% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. WTW: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WTW' s Yield on cost (5-Year) 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
60% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 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: 0
Current: -4.5
-4.5
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.86
WTW's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. WTW: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WTW' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.45 Max: 5.97
Current: 1.86
0.34
5.97
Price/Median PS Value 0.34
WTW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. WTW: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WTW' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.5 Max: 3.81
Current: 0.34
0.13
3.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.33
WTW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. WTW: 6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WTW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 9.2 Max: 40
Current: 6.33
4.8
40
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.67
WTW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. WTW: 14.67 )
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: 18.75 Max: 98.8
Current: 14.67
3.8
98.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,149
EPS (TTM) $ 0.45
Beta3.45
Short Percentage of Float75.23%
52-Week Range $5.70 - 28.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil)63.86

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 1,181 1,250
EPS ($) 0.95 1.10
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.95 1.10
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
28.48%
Dividends Per Share ($)
» More Articles for WTW

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
James Barrow Divests Sysco, Weight Watchers Feb 17 2016 
Oprah: Losing Weight and Making Money Nov 18 2015 
Steven Cohen Is Betting on Oprah's Stake in Weight Watchers Nov 07 2015 
Why There Is More to Come After the 100%-Plus Run for Weight Watchers Oct 22 2015 
Don’t Fall Into Value Traps Like Weight Watchers Aug 20 2015 
Weight Watchers: Three Takeaways From the Second Quarter Aug 17 2015 
Paul Tudor Jones' Undervalued Stocks Trading With Low P/E Ratio Jul 20 2015 
Revisiting Weight Watchers On Takeover Talks Jul 10 2015 
Down Another 40%, is Weight Watchers Finally a Buy? Jul 07 2015 
Tipping the Scales in Your Favor with Weight Watchers International Jun 08 2015 

More From Other Websites
Lenders Can Only Watch as Covenant-Lite Debt Strips Influence Sep 27 2016
Weight Watchers share fall as Oprah glow dims, new CEO sought Sep 15 2016
Leadership Shakeup at Weight Watchers (WTW) Sep 15 2016
Value of Oprah's stake in Weight Watchers down $116 million Sep 14 2016
Value of Oprah's stake in Weight Watchers down $116 million Sep 14 2016
ETF’s with exposure to Weight Watchers International, Inc. : September 14, 2016 Sep 14 2016
Oprah suffers $117M Weight Watchers loss on paper Sep 14 2016
Asian shares mostly lower on worries over global growth, Fed Sep 13 2016
Weight Watchers May Want Tech Heavyweight to Lead Company Sep 13 2016
Oprah's Not Enough For Weight Watchers Sep 13 2016
Weight Watchers CEO Resigning, Oprah to Help Find Replacement Sep 13 2016
Weight Watchers stock tumbles to the lowest price since Oprah bought stake Sep 13 2016
Stocks tumble as weaker forecast sends oil prices lower Sep 13 2016
Weight Watchers CEO Goes, Oprah to Aid Search for Replacement Sep 13 2016
Stocks skid as a weaker forecast sends oil prices lower Sep 13 2016
Oprah Winfrey to help pick new Weight Watchers CEO Sep 13 2016
How Will the Weight Watchers CEO's Resignation Affect the Stock? Sep 13 2016
Weight Watchers (WTW) Stock Drops, CEO Chambers Resigns Sep 13 2016
Weight Watchers CEO Stepping Down Sep 13 2016

Personalized Checklist

Checklist has been moved to "Checklist" tab.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)