Forbes  Oct 22  Comment 
When it comes to retailing in the digital era, technology is often hyped as the key to knowing the long unknowable, a means to reveal deeper truths about what shoppers want and how they want marketers to deliver it to them.
SeekingAlpha  Oct 18  Comment 
By Daniel Jones: As earnings near for GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC) on Oct. 20, investors are probably trying to figure what to do with the company's stock. Currently, shares of the vitamin retailer are trading around 39% off their 52-week high, which...
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 17  Comment 
After closing Thursday at $37.45, GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 4.01% return in just 64 days, which is an annualized return of 22.88% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Dec. '14...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 16  Comment 
By L&F Capital Management: Background Earlier this year, Mad Money's Jim Cramer announced that GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNC), the leader in the distribution of vitamins and other health goods, should buy out its main competitor Vitamin Shoppe...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 15  Comment 
By Joseph Diamond: The health and wellness movement is a trend that is here, and most likely not going away anytime soon. Everyday, more and more Americans are becoming more conscious of what they put into their bodies. Specialty diets or...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 9  Comment 
By Marshall Hargrave: Granted, the major players in the vitamin retail space have been tough to own over the last six to eight months. Shares of GNC (NYSE:GNC) have tanked 35% YTD, with Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) down 18%. Both are 15% to 20% off...
TheStreet.com  Oct 9  Comment 
Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are some of the hot stocks Jim Cramer talked about on Wednesday's Mad Money on CNBC: GNC data by...
Benzinga  Oct 1  Comment 
Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE: VSI) could soon go private while rival GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC) will probably remain untouched by rumors swirling around the nation's two largest dietary supplement retailers, an analyst said Wednesday. Both...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 30  Comment 
After Monday’s trading in GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) the option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center uncovered a trade that offers a 5.54% return, or 24.98% annualized (for comparison...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 29  Comment 
By Michael Carter: Credit Suisse Starts Vitamin Shoppe and GNC Merger Talks In mid-August of this year, Gary Balter of investment firm Credit Suisse discussed the potential benefits of a Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) and GNC (NYSE:GNC) merger due...


GNC Holdings, Inc (NYSE:GNC) is a nutritional supplement retailer with more than 7,200 worldwide locations. Each of the company's retail locations sell health and wellness products such as vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, and diet products. The company sells a large line of products which are sold with the GNC brand name on it.[1]

According to the Nutrition Business Journal, the nutritional supplements industry generated an estimated $28.7B in 2010. It is projected to grow at a Compounded annual growth rate - CAGR of approximately 5.3% until 2015. GNC views the market as being highly fragmented across distributors and producers. GNC believes that this growth and fragmentation provide a significant advantage to a relatively larger operator like GNC.[2]

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NYSE occurred on March 31, 2011. The company offered 22.5M shares each for $16. This was at the midpoint of the $15-$17 initial price range. 6.5M of its 22.5M offered shares were sold by the company's private equity sponsors. This brought the total deal size to $45M. The lead underwriter of the IPO were Goldman Sachs Group (GS), J P Morgan Chase (JPM), Deutsche Bank AG (DB), and Morgan Stanley (MS).[3]

In 2010, GNC reported a total revenue of $1.8B. This was an increase over the 2009 figure of $1.7B. The company's net income in 2010 was $96.6M. This was a 13% decrease from the $111.9 M net income reported for 2009.[4]


  1. GNC S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Our Company" pg 1
  2. GNC S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Industry Overview" pg 2
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Nutritional supplement retailer GNC prices its IPO at $16, within the range" 31 March 2011
  4. GNC S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Consolidated Financial Data" pg 12-13
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