Benzinga  10 hrs ago  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...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 25  Comment 
GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 4.87% return in just 86 days. A covered call on GNC at the $37.50 level expiring on Dec. '14 offers an assigned return rate of 4.87% or 20.65% annualized. This trade offers...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 23  Comment 
By Orange Peel Investments: By Parke Shall Much of the speculation around a lot of buyout rumours is often just that: speculation. There are non-realistic comparisons made, numbers are fudged to try and make a point, and in the case of...
Benzinga  Sep 19  Comment 
Aanalysts at Sterne Agee raised their price target on shares of GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC) to $47 from $36 and retained their Buy rating on the stock. Charles Grom believes GNC’s new CEO Mike Archbold provides seasoned experience in retail...
StreetInsider.com  Sep 18  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Management+Changes/GNC+Holdings+%28GNC%29+Appoints+Two+New+Executives/9845344.html for the full story.
Financial Times  Sep 18  Comment 
Shares in vitamin retailer rose 5 per cent valuing the group at $3.7bn on news it had met banks after receiving attention from possible suitors
Reuters  Sep 18  Comment 
A handful of large shareholders are calling on nutritional supplement retailer Vitamin Shoppe Inc to consider a sale to private equity or larger rival GNC Holdings Inc ,...
TheStreet.com  Sep 17  Comment 
Story updated at 9:50 a.m. to reflect market activity. NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aGNC Corp. was upgraded to "outperform" from "neutral" by Wedbush on Wednesday. Shares of GNC gained 0.5% to $39.35 in morningatrading. The analyst firm raised its...
Benzinga  Sep 17  Comment 


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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