Market Intelligence Center  May 20  Comment 
After closing Tuesday at $44.76, GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 4.53% return in just 121 days, which is an annualized return of 13.65% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Sep. '15...
Benzinga  May 5  Comment 
GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC) has announced a new partnership with the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which takes place this year from June 11-14 in Manchester, Tennessee. As part of the partnership, GNC will execute a multi-faceted strategy that...
TheStreet.com  Apr 30  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of GNC Holdings are down by 9.08% to $42.65 on heavy volume in early afternoon trading on Thursday, after the vitamin and health supplement retailer reported earnings for the 2015 first quarter that fell short of...
Market Intelligence Center  Apr 14  Comment 
GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) closed Monday at $46.58 and technical indicators recently have been bullish. Based in part on those numbers, MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms have identified a couple of attractive trading opportunities in...
Benzinga  Apr 8  Comment 
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration may be ignoring an amphetamine-like substance found in many popular weight-loss and workout supplements. In December, these products were pulled by Canadian health...
Forbes  Mar 31  Comment 
A deal reached by GNC and the NY AG's office affirms that the company's products fulfilled FDA requirements, but it will still implement more stringent testing and safeguards
NPR  Mar 30  Comment 
After a probe by the New York Attorney General's office, GNC has announced major new testing and quality control procedures.
Benzinga  Mar 30  Comment 
In a report rolled out Monday morning, analysts at Deutsche Bank looked into GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC)'s retail margin structure and reiterated a Hold rating, with a $48 price target on the stock. GNC's Standings GNC is up almost 4.5...


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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