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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.09
WTW's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. WTW: 0.09 )
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: 0.49
Current: 0.09
0.02
0.49
Equity-to-Asset -0.83
WTW's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. WTW: -0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WTW' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.58  Med: -0.7 Max: 0.3
Current: -0.83
-1.58
0.3
Debt-to-Equity -1.77
WTW's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. WTW: -1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
WTW' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.08  Med: -1.74 Max: 32.33
Current: -1.77
-20.08
32.33
Debt-to-EBITDA 6.05
WTW's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
83% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. WTW: 6.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
WTW' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.83  Med: 4.1 Max: 9.58
Current: 6.05
1.83
9.58
Interest Coverage 2.40
WTW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
90% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.28 vs. WTW: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WTW' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 4.52 Max: 9.13
Current: 2.4
1.38
9.13
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 5.08
Beneish M-Score: -2.94
WACC vs ROIC
20.64%
56.64%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 20.97
WTW's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
84% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. WTW: 20.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WTW' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.43  Med: 26.72 Max: 29.81
Current: 20.97
14.43
29.81
Net Margin % 9.02
WTW's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
70% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. WTW: 9.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WTW' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.83  Med: 12.99 Max: 16.64
Current: 9.02
2.83
16.64
ROA % 8.90
WTW's ROA % is ranked higher than
78% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. WTW: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WTW' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.25  Med: 16.99 Max: 27.54
Current: 8.9
2.25
27.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 538.83
WTW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
97% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.08 vs. WTW: 538.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WTW' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 267.18  Med: 935 Max: 1508.13
Current: 538.83
267.18
1508.13
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -16.70
WTW's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
93% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. WTW: -16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WTW' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.7  Med: 14.3 Max: 59.6
Current: -16.7
-16.7
59.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -23.60
WTW's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
97% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WTW: -23.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WTW' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.1  Med: 15.8 Max: 71.4
Current: -23.6
-24.1
71.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -34.10
WTW's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
90% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. WTW: -34.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WTW' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49  Med: 10.9 Max: 87.1
Current: -34.1
-49
87.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2017

WTW Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Charles Brandes 11,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 110,341 sh (+88.15%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 275,529 sh (+3.61%)
Jeff Auxier 49,370 sh (+0.30%)
Lee Ainslie 2,186 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 319,978 sh (-20.01%)
Murray Stahl 28,240 sh (-25.55%)
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Q2 2017

WTW Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Steven Cohen 16,300 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 75,000 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 110,656 sh (+4962.03%)
Charles Brandes 11,100 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 262,701 sh (-4.66%)
Jeff Auxier 45,870 sh (-7.09%)
Joel Greenblatt 258,060 sh (-19.35%)
Murray Stahl 13,869 sh (-50.89%)
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Q3 2017

WTW Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 98,200 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,553 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 118,176 sh (+6.80%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 184,300 sh (-29.84%)
Ken Heebner 50,000 sh (-33.33%)
Murray Stahl 9,160 sh (-33.95%)
Joel Greenblatt 157,150 sh (-39.10%)
Jeff Auxier 25,190 sh (-45.08%)
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Q4 2017

WTW Guru Trades in Q4 2017

David Einhorn 130,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 692,500 sh (+605.19%)
Lee Ainslie 182,776 sh (+54.66%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 8,697 sh (-5.05%)
Jeff Auxier 20,990 sh (-16.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 110,202 sh (-29.87%)
Ken Heebner 30,000 sh (-40.00%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 100,543 sh (-45.45%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE: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
David Einhorn 2017-12-31 New Buy0.1%$41.69 - $50.87 $ 73.4761%130,000
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -29.87%0.03%$41.69 - $50.87 $ 73.4761%110,202
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-12-31 Reduce -45.45%$41.69 - $50.87 $ 73.4761%100,543
Ken Heebner 2017-12-31 Reduce -40.00%0.04%$41.69 - $50.87 $ 73.4761%30,000
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Reduce -29.84%$32.36 - $48.47 $ 73.4777%184,300
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Reduce -39.10%0.05%$32.36 - $48.47 $ 73.4777%157,150
Ken Heebner 2017-09-30 Reduce -33.33%0.04%$32.36 - $48.47 $ 73.4777%50,000
Charles Brandes 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$32.36 - $48.47 $ 73.4777%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-06-30 Reduce -4.66%$15.47 - $33.4 $ 73.47208%262,701
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Reduce -19.35%0.01%$15.47 - $33.4 $ 73.47208%258,060
Ken Heebner 2017-06-30 New Buy0.11%$15.47 - $33.4 $ 73.47208%75,000
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Reduce -20.01%0.01%$11.08 - $18.35 $ 73.47434%319,978
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 Add 3.61%$11.08 - $18.35 $ 73.47434%275,529
Charles Brandes 2017-03-31 New Buy$11.08 - $18.35 $ 73.47434%11,100
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Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services    NAICS: 812191    SIC: 7299
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Traded in other countries:WW6.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Weight Watchers International Inc is a commercial provider of weight management service. Its services and products include digital weight management products provided through websites, mobile sites and apps, products sold at meetings and retail channels.

Weight Watchers is a leading player in the $65 billion global weight-management industry. As of September 2017, the company had 1.3 million active meeting subscribers worldwide (run by more than 9,000 meeting leaders) and 2.0 million active online subscribers. The company encourages healthy weight loss through exercise, nutrition, and portion control, with aspirations of evolving into a more holistic health/wellness provider. Weight Watchers also offers online 24/7 Expert Chat and personal coaching weight-management solutions.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 43.73
WTW's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.64 vs. WTW: 43.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WTW' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 13.32 Max: 47.78
Current: 43.73
3.43
47.78
Forward PE Ratio 32.26
WTW's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.64 vs. WTW: 32.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 43.73
WTW's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
78% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.94 vs. WTW: 43.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
WTW' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 13.32 Max: 47.78
Current: 43.73
3.43
47.78
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 38.51
WTW's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
72% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.78 vs. WTW: 38.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WTW' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.02  Med: 14.43 Max: 113.14
Current: 38.51
5.02
113.14
PS Ratio 3.92
WTW's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. WTW: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WTW' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.47 Max: 4.07
Current: 3.92
0.17
4.07
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 29.10
WTW's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
76% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.12 vs. WTW: 29.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WTW' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.57  Med: 11.15 Max: 152.33
Current: 29.1
3.57
152.33
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 23.68
WTW's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
74% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.28 vs. WTW: 23.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WTW' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 9.45 Max: 27.58
Current: 23.68
2.01
27.58
EV-to-EBIT 24.48
WTW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.65 vs. WTW: 24.48 )
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: 26
Current: 24.48
2.5
26
EV-to-EBITDA 20.47
WTW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.49 vs. WTW: 20.47 )
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: 21.7
Current: 20.47
2.5
21.7
EV-to-Revenue 5.13
WTW's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
85% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. WTW: 5.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
WTW' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 2.6 Max: 5.4
Current: 5.13
1.7
5.4
Shiller PE Ratio 26.96
WTW's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.48 vs. WTW: 26.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WTW' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 13.96 Max: 41.79
Current: 26.96
1.34
41.79
Current Ratio 0.96
WTW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. WTW: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WTW' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.96
0.18
1.95
Quick Ratio 0.88
WTW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. WTW: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WTW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.88
Current: 0.88
0.14
1.88
Days Inventory 16.26
WTW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
53% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. WTW: 16.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WTW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.62  Med: 21.11 Max: 24.55
Current: 16.26
18.62
24.55
Days Sales Outstanding 6.44
WTW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.32 vs. WTW: 6.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WTW' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.41  Med: 8.81 Max: 10.99
Current: 6.44
7.41
10.99
Days Payable 11.77
WTW's Days Payable is ranked lower than
84% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.83 vs. WTW: 11.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WTW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.43  Med: 23.74 Max: 28.68
Current: 11.77
15.43
28.68

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
WTW's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
88% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. WTW: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WTW' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: -9.1
Current: -100
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.23
WTW's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
99% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. WTW: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WTW' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 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 -4.20
WTW's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. WTW: -4.20 )
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: 7.5 Max: 17.4
Current: -4.2
-4.5
17.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 26.62
WTW's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
95% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. WTW: 26.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WTW' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.49 Max: 15.78
Current: 26.62
0.34
15.78
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.67
WTW's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WTW: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WTW' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.42 Max: 4.2
Current: 2.67
0.14
4.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.08
WTW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. WTW: 4.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WTW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 9.3 Max: 40
Current: 4.08
3.9
40
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -16.15
WTW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. WTW: -16.15 )
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: -16.2  Med: 15.95 Max: 99
Current: -16.15
-16.2
99

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,261.84
EPS (TTM) $ 1.68
Beta4.20
Short Percentage of Float36.16%
52-Week Range $12.05 - 77.19
Shares Outstanding (Mil)64.53

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,313 1,454
EBIT (Mil $) 286 354
EBITDA (Mil $) 347 410
EPS ($) 1.88 2.04
EPS without NRI ($) 1.88 2.04
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
28.11%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 88
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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