John Leonard, CFA
Special situations, micro-cap, contrarian, CFA

Nutraceutical International: The Other Undervalued (And Ignored) Nutritional Supplements Manufacturer

Investment thesis

Nutraceutical International (NASDAQ:NUTR) is ignored by analysts, investors and the media despite a low valuation, high EBITDA margin and positive growth story, as Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) continues to grab the spotlight. However, there is significant appreciation potential once investors realize a rising tide in the form of lower headline risk lifts all boats.

Company overview

NUTR is an integrated manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of branded nutritional supplements and natural products.

Disciplined acquisition strategy in growing, fragmented industry provides sustainable growth

Bain Capital and senior management (still in place) formed NUTR in 1993 for the purpose of consolidating the fragmented vitamin, mineral, herbal and nutritional supplements (VMS) industry. More than 35 acquisitions in the past...

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