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GNC -16% AH as Q4 misses estimates, outlook disappoints

  • GNC Holdings (GNC) -16% AH as Q4 earnings and revenue fall short of analyst estimates, and FY 2014 EPS guidance of $3.18-$3.24 is below $3.44 Wall Street consensus.
  • Q4 operating income fell 1% Y/Y, hurt by planned gross product margin investments, lower Gold Card revenue recognition related to the Member Pricing rollout, and promotions held to mitigate the challenging retail environment in November and December.
  • Peer Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) -6.2% AH.

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  • hneumann
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    In the conference call they blamed the bad weather. Also for 2014 lower guidance, because of less sales in January and February in weather affected areas. Comparable to bad employment numbers and retail sales today. The stockmarket recovered today after it was down premarket because of blaming the bad weather. Expect GNC to rebound tomorrow, after analysts figured out the conference call which was quite positive on future expectations.
    13 Feb 2014, 08:21 PM Reply Like
  • Jeffjacobjames
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    Most GNC customers have switched to Herbalife for help with weightloss and nutrition! I'm long $HLF! Sales/profits increasing and we haven't missed Wall Street expectations for 29 straight quarters and it'll be 30 next Tuesday 2/18/2014!
    13 Feb 2014, 08:34 PM Reply Like
  • hneumann
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    Jeffjacobjames

     

    "Most GNC customers have switched to Herbalife for help with weightloss and nutrition! "

     

    Means: GNC doesn't grow anymore. Obviously you didn't listen to the conference call. Also HLF and GNC are not equal and GNC will never be accused of a pyramid scheme.
    13 Feb 2014, 09:02 PM Reply Like
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