Kevin Quon
Insider ownership, small-cap, long-term horizon, dividend investing

Nutrisystem: A Small Company Growing With American Obesity

One of the most stable trends in the United States remains the growth of obesity and diabetes amongst the population. According to the American Diabetes Association in an article found here, the number of people with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes is expected to increase from 23.7 million people in 2009 to 44.1 million people in 2034. Additionally, the obesity distribution of the population without diabetes will stand at approximately 65%. This latter metric evaluates the percent of individuals classified at being overweight or obese.

Operating as long-term drivers of growth, the rates of obesity and diabetes in America continue to drive the demand of weight-loss oriented companies. One such public company that finds itself providing correlated solutions for the...

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