Weight Watchers International, Inc. beats by $0.22, beats on revenue

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW): Q1 EPS of $0.31 beats by $0.22.

Revenue of $409.4M (-15.9% Y/Y) beats by $10.2M.

Shares +19%.

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  • King Rat
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    The only good thing that weight watchers promotes is increased fiber intake. Their point system rewards meals that replace fat with salt and sugar. You don't need a half-cracked dietician to tell you that sugar increases the insulin response while fat decreases it.


    The average western diet is already carbohydrate heavy without the need to demonize fat.


    If people get 30 minutes of decent exercise, even a brisk walk, just 3 times a week, and eat a balanced diet, they should not gain weight unless they have a chemical imbalance that weight watchers can't help anyway. If you lose weight without consuming enough protein or working muscles, your body will cannibalize muscle mass for energy because it is easier than utilizing fat. Thus a lot of weight loss is muscle loss, not fat loss. As muscle requires energy, muscle burns calories. Thus losing muscle mass will make you burn less fat. If you ever stop weight watchers, which is easy to do, you will regain weight but it will be fat. Then if you restart, you lose more muscle. It's a vicious circle of bad health.


    Of course, if weight watchers really worked, they would lose customers who "graduated" to a healthy life style. Much better to keep them dependent on their system and in weight-loss limbo. Pass the sugar.
    30 Apr 2014, 06:11 PM Reply Like
  • joelkatz
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    So king, According to your comment, we really need to appreciate the WTW management for finding the way to fool all these (fat cows) folks, and get money out of their pockets, they've done and keep on doing a great job!


    Glad that i invested after their recent drop, knew we cant do too bad with this low P/E and nice dividend.
    30 Apr 2014, 08:10 PM Reply Like
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