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Market Intelligence Center  Aug 13  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC). Look at the Dec. '15 $50.00 covered call for a net debit in the $46.62 area. This trade has a duration of 127 days....
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 11  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center  are highlighting two trades on GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) today after it closed at $50.58 on Monday. For more conservative...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 4  Comment 
GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) traded between $48.21 and $49.42 before closing at $48.71 Monday and presents some attractive trading opportunities today. MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s patented algorithms selected a Dec. '15 $47.50 covered call for a...
TheStreet.com  Jul 31  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- GNC Holdings price target was raised to $50 from $44 at Jefferies, while maintaining its "hold" rating. Yesterday, GNC announced its 2015 second quarter financial results with earnings of $0.79 per share on revenue of...
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 28  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's option-trade picking algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC). Look at the Sep. '15 $40.00 covered call for a net debit in the $38.73 area. This trade has a duration of...




 
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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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