MusclePharm Corp. (MSLP) is “One to Watch”
Seeking Alpha Analyst Since 2008
MusclePharm Corp. is a healthy life-style company focused on developing and manufacturing a full line of National Science Foundation approved nutritional supplements that do not use any substances banned in the sports industry. The company continues to expand rapidly, with revenues growing from $80,739 in 2008, $1,016,000 in 2009, and $4,076,764 in 2010 to $3,517,774 for just the first quarter of 2011.
Current CEO Brad Pyatt founded the company to develop a superior line of nutritional supplements that would help fellow athletes improve their performance in a way that existing supplements did not. Even as the company has grown, its mission has remained the same: to improve its customers’ lives, increase their ability to excel, use cutting-edge science to develop the best nutritional supplements on the market and provide a safe option for athletes.
Now sold in more than 120 countries and available in over 5,000 U.S. retail outlets, including GNC and Vitamin Shoppe locations, the company’s products address all categories of an active lifestyle, including muscle building, weight loss, and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. The products are also sold in over 100 online stores, including BodyBuilding.com, Amazon.com and Vitacost.com.
Over the last few years, the consumption of sports nutrition products has shifted to mainstream consumers who have become the key drivers of growth within the industry. According to BCC Research, the U.S. is the largest consumer market for sports nutrition products, with annual sales reaching $22 billion in 2007, and projected sales of $29 billion in 2013. With a full line of supplements and an extensive distribution network, MusclePharm is well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand.
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