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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 0.11
WTW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WTW: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WTW' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.11
Equity to Asset -0.91
WTW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WTW: -0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WTW' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.37  Med: -0.64 Max: 0.67
Current: -0.91
-1.37
0.67
Interest Coverage 1.38
WTW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. WTW: 1.38 )
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: 1.38
1.38
9.13
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.28
M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
9.74%
15.68%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.43
WTW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.12 vs. WTW: 14.43 )
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: 14.43
14.43
30.81
Net-margin (%) 2.83
WTW's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. WTW: 2.83 )
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: 2.83
2.83
17.01
ROA (%) 2.31
WTW's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. WTW: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WTW' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.23  Med: 18.40 Max: 27.54
Current: 2.31
2.23
27.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 265.21
WTW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.48 vs. WTW: 265.21 )
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: 265.21
267.18
1508.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -13.20
WTW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 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: 13.90 Max: 59.6
Current: -13.2
0
59.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -24.10
WTW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 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: 9.15 Max: 24.1
Current: -24.1
0
24.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -49.00
WTW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 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: 10.80 Max: 87.1
Current: -49
0
87.1
» WTW's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-04)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

WTW Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 51,777 sh (-72.81%)
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Q3 2015

WTW Guru Trades in Q3 2015

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

WTW Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 141,812 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 40,000 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%)
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Q1 2016

WTW Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ken Fisher Sold Out
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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...
Don’t Fall Into Value Traps Like Weight Watchers
A lot of Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW) must have lost a lot of weight over the past two years from holding the stock. It is a value trap that investors can avoid if they pay attention to the most of important warning sign of value traps – long term profit margin decline. Read more...
Tipping the Scales in Your Favor with Weight Watchers International
As the market continues to hold near all-time highs and at historically-stretched valuations thanks to easy monetary policy, it has become increasingly harder to find great companies trading at compelling enough prices to warrant the investment of our hard-earned capital. Because of this, many investors today have found themselves either putting any cash back into the high-priced market hoping the ride continues upward, or simply sitting on the sidelines with a pile of cash waiting for the much-elusive correction to finally arrive. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.94
WTW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.62 vs. WTW: 21.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WTW' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 14.18 Max: 44.62
Current: 21.94
3.43
44.62
Forward P/E 10.88
WTW's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.33 vs. WTW: 10.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.94
WTW's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
67% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WTW: 21.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WTW' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 14.20 Max: 44.54
Current: 21.94
3.43
44.54
P/S 0.63
WTW's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WTW: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WTW' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.81 Max: 5.35
Current: 0.63
0.17
5.35
PFCF 39.84
WTW's PFCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.18 vs. WTW: 39.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WTW' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.57  Med: 11.98 Max: 152.33
Current: 39.84
3.57
152.33
POCF 13.54
WTW's POCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.24 vs. WTW: 13.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WTW' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 10.18 Max: 27.49
Current: 13.54
2.01
27.49
EV-to-EBIT 15.87
WTW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.06 vs. WTW: 15.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WTW' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 10.80 Max: 22
Current: 15.87
2.5
22
EV-to-EBITDA 12.25
WTW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
57% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.15 vs. WTW: 12.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WTW' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 10.30 Max: 22
Current: 12.25
2.5
22
Shiller P/E 4.52
WTW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 11 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.19 vs. WTW: 4.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WTW' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 13.78 Max: 37.72
Current: 4.52
1.34
37.72
Current Ratio 0.71
WTW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WTW: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WTW' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.71
0.35
1.95
Quick Ratio 0.66
WTW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. WTW: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WTW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.55 Max: 1.88
Current: 0.66
0.28
1.88
Days Inventory 14.73
WTW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. WTW: 14.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WTW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.62  Med: 22.11 Max: 24.55
Current: 14.73
18.62
24.55
Days Sales Outstanding 9.18
WTW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.01 vs. WTW: 9.18 )
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: 9.18
7.41
11.93
Days Payable 23.63
WTW's Days Payable is ranked lower than
58% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.36 vs. WTW: 23.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WTW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.43  Med: 23.30 Max: 28.68
Current: 23.63
15.43
28.68

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.49
WTW's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. WTW: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WTW' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.44 Max: 3.2
Current: 1.49
0.8
3.2
Price/Median PS Value 0.35
WTW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WTW: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WTW' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.23 Max: 3.4
Current: 0.35
0.52
3.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.27
WTW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. WTW: 6.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WTW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 9.30 Max: 40
Current: 6.27
4.5
40
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.44
WTW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. WTW: 18.44 )
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: 3.1  Med: 20.70 Max: 98.8
Current: 18.44
3.1
98.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1164
EPS $ 0.59
Beta3.20
Short Percentage of Float96.31%
52-Week Range $3.67 - 28.05
Shares Outstanding(Mil)63.65

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,186 1,227
EPS($) 0.94 1.19
EPS without NRI($) 0.94 1.19

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
Compare:SHSE:601888, NYSE:SCI, NYSE:HRB, NYSE:BFAM, LSE:AA., SHSE:603377 » 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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Down Another 40%, is Weight Watchers Finally a Buy? Jul 07 2015 
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