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

|About: GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC)|By:, SA News Editor

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.