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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 0.01
VSI's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
99% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. VSI: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
VSI' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.1 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
0.01
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.41
VSI's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. VSI: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
VSI' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.41
0.36
0.8
Debt-to-Equity 0.65
VSI's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
61% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. VSI: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
VSI' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.41 Max: 1.12
Current: 0.65
0
1.12
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 1.41
Beneish M-Score: -6.23
WACC vs ROIC
4.69%
-48.10%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % -23.35
VSI's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
94% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. VSI: -23.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VSI' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.35  Med: 7.49 Max: 10.45
Current: -23.35
-23.35
10.45
Net Margin % -20.27
VSI's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
93% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. VSI: -20.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
VSI' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.27  Med: 4.05 Max: 6.4
Current: -20.27
-20.27
6.4
ROE % -66.27
VSI's ROE % is ranked lower than
96% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. VSI: -66.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
VSI' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.27  Med: 10.67 Max: 15.15
Current: -66.27
-66.27
15.15
ROA % -37.25
VSI's ROA % is ranked lower than
97% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. VSI: -37.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
VSI' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.25  Med: 6.68 Max: 11.33
Current: -37.25
-37.25
11.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -93.62
VSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
95% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.33 vs. VSI: -93.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
VSI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -93.62  Med: 35.71 Max: 62.75
Current: -93.62
-93.62
62.75
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 14.60
VSI's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. VSI: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
VSI' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -6 Max: 14.6
Current: 14.6
0
14.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -8.20
VSI's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. VSI: -8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
VSI' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -4.7 Max: 17.4
Current: -8.2
0
17.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -21.90
VSI's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. VSI: -21.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
VSI' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -12.65 Max: 93.2
Current: -21.9
0
93.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2017

VSI Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Steven Cohen 571,468 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,500 sh (+122.66%)
Robert Olstein 802,133 sh (+22.88%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 1,910,081 sh (+6.85%)
Jeff Auxier 37,610 sh (-5.05%)
Mario Gabelli 85,800 sh (-21.14%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,796 sh (-75.42%)
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Q2 2017

VSI Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 80,301 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 132,800 sh (+54.78%)
Jeff Auxier 37,610 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 250,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 871,108 sh (-54.39%)
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Q3 2017

VSI Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 31,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 415,400 sh (+417.30%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 125,000 sh (-5.87%)
Jeff Auxier 33,470 sh (-11.01%)
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Q4 2017

VSI Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Mario Gabelli 150,000 sh (+20.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 315,400 sh (-24.07%)
Jeff Auxier 11,760 sh (-64.86%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VSI

(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 Gabelli 2017-12-31 Add 20.00%$3.45 - $5.55 $ 4.25-4%150,000
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -5.87%$5 - $11.9 $ 4.25-46%125,000
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$5 - $11.9 $ 4.25-46%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-06-30 Reduce -54.39%0.03%$10 - $20.35 $ 4.25-71%871,108
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 54.78%$10 - $20.35 $ 4.25-71%132,800
Robert Olstein 2017-06-30 Sold Out 2.07%$10 - $20.35 $ 4.25-71%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Sold Out $10 - $20.35 $ 4.25-71%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 Add 6.85%$18.75 - $24.55 $ 4.25-80%1,910,081
Robert Olstein 2017-03-31 Add 22.88%0.39%$18.75 - $24.55 $ 4.25-80%802,133
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -21.14%$18.75 - $24.55 $ 4.25-80%85,800
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Reduce -75.42%0.01%$18.75 - $24.55 $ 4.25-80%11,796
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail    NAICS: 453998    SIC: 5499
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Headquarter Location:USA
Vitamin Shoppe Inc is a specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of nutritional products. It offers vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, under brands such as The Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech, True Athlete, and MyTrition.

Vitamin Shoppe is a United States-based specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of nutritional products. The company operates business throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, with a multichannel retail format, including a retail network of physical stores and digital platform. The company offers a broad range of products, including vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and beauty aids. Aside from national brand products, the company exclusively offers products under brands such as The Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech, True Athlete, MyTrition, plnt, ProBioCare, and Next Step. The company also trains health enthusiasts to provide services for consumers.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 17.36
VSI's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. VSI: 17.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 0.52
VSI's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. VSI: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
VSI' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.52 Max: 4.34
Current: 0.52
0.4
4.34
PS Ratio 0.07
VSI's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. VSI: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VSI' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.11 Max: 2.04
Current: 0.07
0.07
2.04
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 17.37
VSI's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
50% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. VSI: 17.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
VSI' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.48  Med: 24.11 Max: 65.39
Current: 17.37
4.48
65.39
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 1.70
VSI's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
98% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.54 vs. VSI: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
VSI' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 14.82 Max: 24.76
Current: 1.7
1.4
24.76
EV-to-Revenue 0.19
VSI's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
92% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. VSI: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
VSI' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.1 Max: 2
Current: 0.19
0.2
2
Shiller PE Ratio 15.84
VSI's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.83 vs. VSI: 15.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
VSI' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.62  Med: 17.26 Max: 22.41
Current: 15.84
7.62
22.41
Current Ratio 2.07
VSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VSI: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VSI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.29
Current: 2.07
1.43
3.29
Quick Ratio 0.32
VSI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. VSI: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VSI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.35 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.32
0.21
1.35
Days Inventory 102.50
VSI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 87.96 vs. VSI: 102.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VSI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 75.38  Med: 82.07 Max: 102.5
Current: 102.5
75.38
102.5
Days Sales Outstanding 0.88
VSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. VSI: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VSI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.14 Max: 3.12
Current: 0.88
0.88
3.12
Days Payable 27.53
VSI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
81% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 53.16 vs. VSI: 27.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VSI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.26  Med: 18.88 Max: 35.81
Current: 27.53
13.26
35.81

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 8.50
VSI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. VSI: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VSI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.3  Med: 5 Max: 0
Current: 8.5
-27.3
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.53
VSI's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. VSI: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
VSI' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 6.37 Max: 32.88
Current: 0.53
0.46
32.88
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.16
VSI's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. VSI: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
VSI' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.7 Max: 3.43
Current: 0.16
0.14
3.43
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.07
VSI's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VSI: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
VSI' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.66
Current: 0.07
0.06
1.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -120.19
VSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. VSI: -120.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VSI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -131.2  Med: 6.6 Max: 11.8
Current: -120.19
-131.2
11.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 40.15
VSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
95% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. VSI: 40.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
VSI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 9.8 Max: 40.15
Current: 40.15
1.4
40.15

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,214.79
EPS (TTM) $ -10.57
Beta0.27
Short Percentage of Float33.76%
52-Week Range $2.95 - 23.25
Shares Outstanding (Mil)23.98

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 1,187 1,156 1,159 1,182
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $) 59 52 56 73
EPS ($) 0.50 0.25 0.40 0.75
EPS without NRI ($) 0.50 0.25 0.40 0.75
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-12.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 33
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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