Motley Fool  Oct 19  Comment 
The nutrition products specialist is reportedly an acquisition target.
Benzinga  Oct 19  Comment 
GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC) shares are trading higher by $1.67 (8.6 percent) at $21.09 in Wednesday's session. Rumors of the company in talks with a Chinese buyer have the issue firmly in the green on heavy volume. Related Link: GNC...
Clusterstock  Oct 19  Comment 
Shares of GNC Holdings gained by as much as 8% in early trading on Wednesday after news that Chinese buyers are interested in the nutritional supplement retailer. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported, citing people familiar with the matter,...
Benzinga  Oct 17  Comment 
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Benzinga  Sep 23  Comment 
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Benzinga  Aug 18  Comment 
GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC) shares are trading down just over 25 percent over the past month entering Thursday’s open, and the Vetr community has upgraded the company from 3 to 3.5 stars. GNC suspended its fiscal year guidance in late July...
Forbes  Aug 16  Comment 
Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY), where a total volume of 58,793 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume...


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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