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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.14
WTW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WTW: 0.14 )
WTW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14

Equity to Asset -0.88
WTW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. WTW: -0.88 )
WTW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.58   Max: 0.3
Current: -0.88

-1.58
0.3
Interest Coverage 4.47
WTW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.41 vs. WTW: 4.47 )
WTW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 18.25
Current: 4.47

2.38
18.25
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.77
M-Score: -2.83
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 22.14
WTW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. WTW: 22.14 )
WTW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 21.93   Max: 36.66
Current: 22.14

21.93
36.66
Net-margin (%) 9.50
WTW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. WTW: 9.50 )
WTW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.45   Max: 23.59
Current: 9.5

9.45
23.59
ROA (%) 9.76
WTW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. WTW: 9.76 )
WTW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 10.7   Max: 36.03
Current: 9.76

10.7
36.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 401.63
WTW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. WTW: 401.63 )
WTW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 580.23   Max: 2572.39
Current: 401.63

580.23
2572.39
Revenue Growth (%) 16.90
WTW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. WTW: 16.90 )
WTW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 59.7
Current: 16.9

0
59.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 15.90
WTW's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. WTW: 15.90 )
WTW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 60.7
Current: 15.9

0
60.7
EPS Growth (%) 12.30
WTW's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. WTW: 12.30 )
WTW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 87.1
Current: 12.3

0
87.1
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

WTW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeremy Grantham 7,551 sh (New)
Jim Simons 74,612 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 32,515 sh (+227.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 798,035 sh (+54.45%)
Jeff Auxier 194,348 sh (+6.26%)
Chuck Royce 23,500 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 165,285 sh (-54.09%)
Mario Cibelli 58,000 sh (-69.47%)
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Q1 2014

WTW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 1,105,731 sh (+38.56%)
Jeff Auxier 217,398 sh (+11.86%)
Steven Cohen 1,043,700 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 23,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mario Cibelli Sold Out
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Q2 2014

WTW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 300,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 23,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 964,300 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 196,073 sh (-9.81%)
Joel Greenblatt 992,675 sh (-10.22%)
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Q3 2014

WTW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Cibelli 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1%$19.63 - $33.23 $ 27.096%0
Third Avenue Management 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$19.63 - $33.23 $ 27.096%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 38.56%0.09%$19.63 - $33.23 $ 27.096%1105731
Mario Cibelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -69.47%2.92%$31.42 - $41.21 $ 27.09-22%58000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 54.45%0.22%$31.42 - $41.21 $ 27.09-22%798035
Third Avenue Management 2013-12-31 Reduce -54.09%0.14%$31.42 - $41.21 $ 27.09-22%165285
Mario Cibelli 2013-09-30 Add 54.47%1.48%$35.87 - $47.45 $ 27.09-33%190000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 137.91%0.37%$35.87 - $47.45 $ 27.09-33%516705
Third Avenue Management 2013-06-30 Reduce -28.13%0.12%$40.78 - $48.07 $ 27.09-38%360000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 32.2%0.1%$40.78 - $48.07 $ 27.09-38%217188
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 123.73%0.19%$40.33 - $59.92 $ 27.09-45%164290
Third Avenue Management 2012-12-31 New Buy0.54%$47.48 - $57.26 $ 27.09-49%476252
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 90.3%0.14%$42.5 - $56.49 $ 27.09-46%85285
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 705.63%0.15%$49.68 - $79.19 $ 27.09-57%44817
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -82.81%0.17%$53.87 - $82 $ 27.09-62%5563
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 139.09%0.12%$55.01 - $76.33 $ 27.09-58%32366
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$55.01 - $76.33 $ 27.09-58%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -35.91%0.08%$54.2 - $79.82 $ 27.09-59%13537
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.03%$54.2 - $79.82 $ 27.09-59%34745
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 10.60
WTW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.00 vs. WTW: 10.60 )
WTW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.85   Max: 33.9
Current: 10.6

5.85
33.9
P/S 1.01
WTW's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. WTW: 1.01 )
WTW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 5.33
Current: 1.01

0.69
5.33
PFCF 7.38
WTW's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WTW: 7.38 )
WTW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 23.43
Current: 7.38

4.38
23.43
EV-to-EBIT 10.47
WTW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.15 vs. WTW: 10.47 )
WTW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 21.9
Current: 10.47

7
21.9
PEG 0.63
WTW's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WTW: 0.63 )
WTW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 33.89
Current: 0.63

0.18
33.89
Shiller P/E 7.89
WTW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WTW: 7.89 )
WTW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.75   Max: 35.74
Current: 7.89

5.75
35.74
Current Ratio 1.16
WTW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. WTW: 1.16 )
WTW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.46
Current: 1.16

0.18
1.46
Quick Ratio 1.10
WTW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WTW: 1.10 )
WTW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.27
Current: 1.1

0.14
1.27

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.70
WTW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
84% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WTW: 0.70 )
WTW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.87
Current: 0.7

0.34
3.87
Dividend growth (3y) -9.10
WTW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
63% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WTW: -9.10 )
WTW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: -9.1
Current: -9.1

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.52
WTW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
88% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. WTW: 0.52 )
WTW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.9
Current: 0.52

0.25
2.9
Share Buyback Rate 9.40
WTW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. WTW: 9.40 )
WTW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.4
Current: 9.4

0
1.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.75
WTW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. WTW: 0.75 )
WTW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 6.26
Current: 0.75

0.54
6.26
Price/Median PS Value 0.42
WTW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. WTW: 0.42 )
WTW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.99
Current: 0.42

0.3
2.99
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
WTW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WTW: 0.70 )
WTW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 4.16
Current: 0.7

0.3
4.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.60
WTW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. WTW: 9.60 )
WTW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 14.2
Current: 9.6

4.6
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 26.02
WTW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. WTW: 26.02 )
WTW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 55.6
Current: 26.02

-0.2
55.6

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
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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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