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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
WTW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. WTW: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WTW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.07 Max: N/A
Current: 0.07
Equity to Asset -1.01
WTW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. WTW: -1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WTW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.58  Med: -0.64 Max: 0.3
Current: -1.01
-1.58
0.3
Interest Coverage 2.22
WTW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. WTW: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WTW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.22  Med: 6.33 Max: 9999.99
Current: 2.22
2.22
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.44
M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
4.42%
19.82%
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 (%) 17.04
WTW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. WTW: 17.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WTW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 18.46  Med: 27.77 Max: 36.66
Current: 17.04
18.46
36.66
Net-margin (%) 4.96
WTW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. WTW: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WTW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.67  Med: 13.85 Max: 23.59
Current: 4.96
6.67
23.59
ROA (%) 4.37
WTW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. WTW: 4.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WTW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.71  Med: 20.91 Max: 36.03
Current: 4.37
6.71
36.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 310.21
WTW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. WTW: 310.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WTW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 347.05  Med: 1368.29 Max: 3384.76
Current: 310.21
347.05
3384.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
WTW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. WTW: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WTW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 14.40 Max: 59.7
Current: 2.1
0
59.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.10
WTW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. WTW: -9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WTW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 10.40 Max: 24.1
Current: -9.1
0
24.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -20.30
WTW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. WTW: -20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WTW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 10.90 Max: 87.1
Current: -20.3
0
87.1
» WTW's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

WTW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 33,862 sh (New)
John Burbank 300,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 700,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 23,500 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 195,073 sh (-0.51%)
Joel Greenblatt 964,477 sh (-2.84%)
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Q4 2014

WTW Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 249,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,008 sh (+0.43%)
John Burbank 300,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 470,400 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 23,500 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 194,673 sh (-0.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 687,362 sh (-28.73%)
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Q1 2015

WTW Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Burbank 300,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 23,500 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 300,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 31,259 sh (-8.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 282,721 sh (-58.87%)
Jeff Auxier 76,021 sh (-60.95%)
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Q2 2015

WTW Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 51,777 sh (-31.89%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 5.57
WTW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. WTW: 5.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WTW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.43  Med: 14.58 Max: 33.38
Current: 5.57
3.43
33.38
Forward P/E 23.31
WTW's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. WTW: 23.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 5.20
WTW's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
95% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. WTW: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WTW' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.43  Med: 14.58 Max: 33.42
Current: 5.2
3.43
33.42
P/S 0.27
WTW's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. WTW: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WTW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.96 Max: 5.33
Current: 0.27
0.17
5.33
PFCF 6.75
WTW's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.76 vs. WTW: 6.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WTW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.56  Med: 12.06 Max: 23.43
Current: 6.75
3.56
23.43
POCF 3.17
WTW's POCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.77 vs. WTW: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WTW' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.01  Med: 10.35 Max: 20.62
Current: 3.17
2.01
20.62
EV-to-EBIT 10.41
WTW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.55 vs. WTW: 10.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WTW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7  Med: 10.85 Max: 21.9
Current: 10.41
7
21.9
PEG 0.79
WTW's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. WTW: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WTW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.98 Max: 29.72
Current: 0.79
0.18
29.72
Shiller P/E 2.05
WTW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.71 vs. WTW: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WTW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 16.55 Max: 35.74
Current: 2.05
1.26
35.74
Current Ratio 0.55
WTW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. WTW: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WTW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.55
0.18
1.46
Quick Ratio 0.51
WTW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. WTW: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WTW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.53 Max: 1.27
Current: 0.51
0.14
1.27
Days Inventory 15.08
WTW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
51% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. WTW: 15.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WTW' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 16.7  Med: 22.43 Max: 32.2
Current: 15.08
16.7
32.2
Days Sales Outstanding 7.97
WTW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.48 vs. WTW: 7.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WTW' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 7.17  Med: 8.61 Max: 148.61
Current: 7.97
7.17
148.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.06
WTW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. WTW: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WTW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.52 Max: 3.87
Current: 1.06
0.34
3.87
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
WTW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
91% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. WTW: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
WTW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -9.1
Current: -100
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.06
WTW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. WTW: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WTW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.52 Max: 3.87
Current: 1.06
0.34
3.87
Share Buyback Rate 8.50
WTW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. WTW: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
WTW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: 8.10 Max: 1.4
Current: 8.5
0
1.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.44
WTW's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. WTW: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WTW' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.46 Max: 6.15
Current: 0.44
0.34
6.15
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.45
WTW's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
75% of the 4 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. WTW: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.14
WTW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WTW: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WTW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.27 Max: 3.63
Current: 0.14
0.11
3.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.64
WTW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. WTW: 9.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WTW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.6  Med: 9.20 Max: 14.2
Current: 9.64
4.6
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 65.16
WTW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. WTW: 65.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WTW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2  Med: 17.60 Max: 96.7
Current: 65.16
2
96.7

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 1,159 1,115
EPS($) 0.70 0.27
EPS without NRI($) 0.70 0.27

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
Compare:STAN, HRB, CSV, TUC, SCI » details
Traded in other countries:WW6.Germany,
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.
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