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Last $7.39 USD
Change Today -0.16 / -2.12%
Volume 1.8M
WTW On Other Exchanges
Symbol
Exchange
Berlin
As of 8:04 PM 03/27/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

weight watchers intl inc (WTW) Snapshot

Open
$7.49
Previous Close
$7.55
Day High
$7.51
Day Low
$7.14
52 Week High
10/24/14 - $29.84
52 Week Low
03/25/15 - $6.83
Market Cap
419.1M
Average Volume 10 Days
2.4M
EPS TTM
$2.07
Shares Outstanding
56.7M
EX-Date
12/5/13
P/E TM
3.6x
Dividend
--
Dividend Yield
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Current Stock Chart for WEIGHT WATCHERS INTL INC (WTW)

weight watchers intl inc (WTW) Details

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company operates through North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Other segments. It offers a range of products and services comprising nutritional, exercise, and behavioral tools and approaches. The company also provides various products, including bars, snacks, cookbooks, food, and restaurant guides with PointsPlus values, Weight Watchers magazines, PointsPlus calculators, and fitness kits, as well as ActiveLink products. In addition, it offers online subscription weight management products, such as Weight Watchers Online that offers online and mobile content, functionality, resources, and interactive Web-based weight management plans; and Weight Watchers eTools, an Internet weight management product, which allows users to manage the day-to-day aspects of weight management plans online or via their mobile devices. Further, the company provides applications for mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices; and third-party products, including Fitbit. Weight Watchers International, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

21,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/4/15
Founded in 1961

weight watchers intl inc (WTW) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $795.8K
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $475.0K
President of North America
Total Annual Compensation: $252.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

weight watchers intl inc (WTW) Key Developments

Weight Watchers International, Inc. Announces Departure of President, North America Lesya Lysyj on or About April 1, 2015

Weight Watchers International, Inc. announced on February 26, 2015, that Ms. Lesya Lysyj, President, North America, will leave the Company, and its subsidiaries, on or about April 1, 2015, as part of its reduction in force plan.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended January 3, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015; Reports Impairment Charges for the Fourth Quarter Ended January 3, 2015

Weight Watchers International, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 3, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenue, net $327.8 million compared to $366.1 million a year ago. Operating income was $14.2 million against $79.1 million a year ago. Loss before income taxes was $19.9 million against income before income taxes of $52.5 million a year ago. Net loss attributable to the company was $16.1 million or $0.28 per basic and diluted share against net income attributable to the company of $30.8 million or $0.54 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted net income attributable to the company was $3.7 million or $0.07 per share against $32 million or $0.56 per share a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $41.3 million against $80.3 million a year ago. Fourth quarter 2014 revenues decreased 7.9% on a constant currency basis versus the prior year period. This decrease was primarily driven by lower revenues in North America. The operating income decline was driven primarily by lower revenues and higher marketing expense in North America. EBITDAS was $29.9 million. For the full year, the company reported revenue, net $1,479.9 million compared to $1,724.1 million a year ago. This decrease was primarily driven by lower revenues in North America. Operating income was $271.3 million against $460.8 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $155.6 million against $335.4 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $97.4 million or $1.72 per basic and diluted share against $204.7 million or $3.63 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted net income attributable to the company was $115 million or $2.03 per share against $219.2 million or $3.89 per share a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $309.2 million against $462.0 million a year ago. Full year 2014 cash flow provided by operating activities totaled $231.6 million. The operating income decline was driven primarily by lower revenues in North America. EBITDAS was $338.3 million. Net debt was $2,056.6 million. The company provided full year 2015 earnings guidance of between $0.40 and $0.70 per fully diluted share. The company expects interest expense to be approximately $125 million and tax rate to be approximately 39%. The company expects CapEx of less than $40 million in 2015. The company reported impairment charges for the fourth quarter ended January 3, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported Indefinite-Lived Intangible Impairments of $26.1 million compared to $1.2 million a year ago.

Weight Watchers International Seeks Acquisitions

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) is looking for acquisitions. Nick Hotchkin, Chief Financial Officer of Weight Watchers, states, "We expect CapEx of less than $40 million in 2015 and D&A in the $55 million range. Generating cash to pay down debt is our clear capital structure priority. In addition, uses of cash could also include selected tuck-in acquisitions to expand our technology capabilities."

 

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