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Benzinga  Feb 17  Comment 
GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC) reported its fourth-quarter results significantly below already low expectations. There is limited visibility into when and by how much comps and margins would improve, Deutsche Bank’s Shane Higgins said in a report....
Motley Fool  Feb 16  Comment 
The vitamin and supplement retailer suffered a big decline in same-store sales and a massive drop in profit.
Benzinga  Feb 16  Comment 
Shares of GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC) plummeted more than 13 percent Thursday after the company reported its fourth quarter results and issued an update to its dividend payout. GNC said it earned $0.07 per share in the fourth quarter on revenue...
Forbes  Feb 16  Comment 
The nutritional supplements retailer said the results don't reflect "the fundamental changes" made to the business model.




 
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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]

References

  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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