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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
WTW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 73 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 72 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 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 63 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.61 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
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.73
M-Score: -2.73
WACC vs ROIC
10.29%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 14.73
WTW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 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 higher than
54% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 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 higher than
53% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 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
95% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.19 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
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: 3.10 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: -13.2  Med: 15.6 Max: 59.6
Current: -13.2
-13.2
59.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -24.10
WTW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 57 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: -24.1  Med: 16.35 Max: 71.4
Current: -24.1
-24.1
71.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -49.00
WTW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 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: -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

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

Joel Greenblatt 372,038 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 39,273 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

Paul Tudor Jones 58,646 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 2,186 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 265,922 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 400,022 sh (+7.52%)
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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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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P/E(ttm) 21.00
WTW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.77 vs. WTW: 21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WTW' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 14.35 Max: 47.78
Current: 21
3.43
47.78
Forward P/E 11.25
WTW's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.41 vs. WTW: 11.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.00
WTW's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.77 vs. WTW: 21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WTW' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 14.35 Max: 47.78
Current: 21
3.43
47.78
P/S 0.69
WTW's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WTW: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WTW' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.53 Max: 4.64
Current: 0.69
0.17
4.64
PFCF 13.28
WTW's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. WTW: 13.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WTW' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.57  Med: 11.49 Max: 152.33
Current: 13.28
3.57
152.33
POCF 8.50
WTW's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. WTW: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WTW' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 9.56 Max: 27.49
Current: 8.5
2.01
27.49
EV-to-EBIT 16.02
WTW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.02 vs. WTW: 16.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WTW' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 10.8 Max: 20
Current: 16.02
2.5
20
EV-to-EBITDA 12.28
WTW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
56% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.56 vs. WTW: 12.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WTW' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 10.3 Max: 18.8
Current: 12.28
2.5
18.8
Shiller P/E 4.52
WTW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.00 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: 13.91 Max: 41.79
Current: 4.52
1.34
41.79
Current Ratio 0.69
WTW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 69 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
83% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 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 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.12 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
73% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.81 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 52 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.97 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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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: 4.40 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
99% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 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
65% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 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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history
Price/Projected FCF 2.42
WTW's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. WTW: 2.42 )
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: 2.42
0.34
5.97
Price/Median PS Value 0.45
WTW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WTW: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WTW' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.53 Max: 4.04
Current: 0.45
0.14
4.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.20
WTW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.39 vs. WTW: 6.20 )
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: 6.2
5
40
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.52
WTW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. WTW: 6.52 )
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: 16.1 Max: 98.8
Current: 6.52
3.8
98.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,157
EPS (TTM) $ 0.60
Beta3.72
Short Percentage of Float82.02%
52-Week Range $9.37 - 16.16
Shares Outstanding (Mil)63.88

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 1,166 1,237
EPS ($) 1.03 1.12
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.03 1.12
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
27.99%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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