Motley Fool  Jan 8  Comment 
There's buyout buzz around Reynolds American, GNC, and Michael Kors
Benzinga  Jan 4  Comment 
On CNBC's Mad Money, Jim Cramer said he likes Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ), but investors are concerned about Mexican imports. Cramer thinks that Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE: DEO) has bottomed and he sees it as a takeover target. He...
Benzinga  Dec 28  Comment 
GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC) temporarily closed its 4,464 U.S. stores Wednesday — and forfeited an estimated $3.66 million in revenue. Strategic, Temporary Closures According to a press release, shops remained shuttered for one business day...
Wall Street Journal  Dec 27  Comment 
Vitamin retailer GNC is revamping its pricing strategy as it seeks to reverse a persistent sales slump. GNC’s overhaul highlights a seemingly basic problem that has suddenly confounded many retailers: how to set prices for products they sell.
Motley Fool  Dec 26  Comment 
What goes down sometimes comes roaring back.
Motley Fool  Dec 23  Comment 
Terrible recent results and major changes in GNC's loyalty program have prompted an analyst to slash his price target.
Benzinga  Dec 23  Comment 
Piper Jaffray lowered GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC) price target from $11 to $7. GNC Holdings shares closed at $12.14 on Thursday. Credit Suisse raised the price target for Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE: CAG) from $35 to $40. Conagra shares...


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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