MEDIFAST INC logoMedifast, Inc. is engaged in the production, distribution and sale of weight loss, weight management and healthy living products, and other consumable health and nutritional products. Medifast product lines include weight loss, weight management, and healthy living meal replacements, snacks, hydration products and vitamins. The Company provides weight loss, weight management and healthy living products and programs through multiple channels of distribution, which include Take Shape For Life; its direct to consumer business unit through its Website and in-house call centers; Franchise Medifast Weight Control Centers, and a national network of physicians. The Company offers a range of weight loss, weight management and healthy products under the Medifast, OPTAVIA, Thrive by Medifast, Optimal Health by Take Shape For Life, Flavors of Home and Essential 1 brands. The Company also offers a sports nutrition pilot product line, Dual Fuel.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Special Foods & Welbeing Products
  • Sub-Industry: Personal Products
  • Symbol: NYSE:MED
  • CUSIP: 58470H10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $750.17 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 11,930,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $58.29
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $47.99
  • 52 Week Range: $36.70 - $64.26
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 31.60
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.82
  • P/E Growth: 1.95
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $277.4 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.67
  • Book Value: $8.73 per share
  • Price / Book: 7.11
  • Annual Dividend: $1.28
  • Dividend Yield: 2.0%
  • EBITDA: $40.01 million
  • Net Margins: 8.62%
  • Return on Equity: 24.25%
  • Return on Assets: 19.24%
  • Current Ratio: 4.40%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.69%
  • Average Volume: 115,538 shs.
  • Beta: 0.46
  • Short Ratio: 0.17

Frequently Asked Questions for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)

What is MEDIFAST INC's stock symbol?

MEDIFAST INC trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MED."

How often does MEDIFAST INC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MEDIFAST INC?

MEDIFAST INC announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share on Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 21st. View MEDIFAST INC's Dividend History.

How were MEDIFAST INC's earnings last quarter?

MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 8th. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.10. The firm earned $75.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $71.96 million. MEDIFAST INC had a return on equity of 24.25% and a net margin of 8.62%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.63 earnings per share. View MEDIFAST INC's Earnings History.

When will MEDIFAST INC make its next earnings announcement?

MEDIFAST INC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 7th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for MEDIFAST INC.

What guidance has MEDIFAST INC issued on next quarter's earnings?

MEDIFAST INC updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.05-$2.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.02. The company issued revenue guidance of $290-$300 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $288.65 million.MEDIFAST INC also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.48-$0.51 EPS.

Where is MEDIFAST INC's stock going? Where will MEDIFAST INC's stock price be in 2017?

2 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for MEDIFAST INC's stock. Their predictions range from $55.00 to $74.00. On average, they expect MEDIFAST INC's share price to reach $64.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for MEDIFAST INC.

Who are some of MEDIFAST INC's key competitors?

Who are MEDIFAST INC's key executives?

MEDIFAST INC's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Michael Charles MacDonald, Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Daniel R. Chard, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Timothy G. Robinson CPA, Chief Financial Officer
  • Mehrnaz Mona Ameli, President - Take Shape For Life
  • Jason L. Groves Esq., Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Jeanne M. City, Executive Vice President - Human Resources
  • Joseph P. Kelleman, Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller
  • Jeffrey J. Brown, Lead Independent Director
  • Constance J. Hallquist, Director
  • Kevin G. Byrnes, Independent Director

How do I buy MEDIFAST INC stock?

Shares of MEDIFAST INC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is MEDIFAST INC's stock price today?

One share of MEDIFAST INC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $62.06.

MarketBeat Community Rating for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE MED)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  129 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  159 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  288
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $64.50 (3.93% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
Price Target History for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
Analysts' Ratings History for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/21/2017SidotiReiterated RatingNeutral$49.00 -> $55.00LowView Rating Details
9/15/2017DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$65.00 -> $74.00HighView Rating Details
8/4/2016WunderlichBoost Price TargetHold$32.00 -> $36.00N/AView Rating Details
11/8/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$33.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
Earnings by Quarter for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
Earnings History by Quarter for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE MED)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/7/2017$0.51N/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2017Q2 2017$0.53$0.63$71.96 million$75.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.49$0.51$72.36 million$70.62 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/9/2017Q4 2016$0.33$0.34$65.01 million$62.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.45$0.51$66.79 million$68.57 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$0.51$0.63$72.01 million$71.14 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.33$0.42$69.31 million$72.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2016Q415$0.35$0.33$62.98 million$61.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.42$0.45$67.00 million$65.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.48$0.48$72.79 million$72.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115$0.35$0.46$71.80 million$73.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/12/2015Q414$0.46$0.38$69.40 million$62.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.36$0.47$76.10 million$74.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q114$0.40$0.44$87.30 million$80.88 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2014Q1$0.37$0.45$87.60 million$86.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2014Q413$0.36$0.39$80.83 million$77.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.42$0.41$95.07 million$86.48 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q2 2013$0.51$0.51$101.30 million$97.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.34$0.43$93.77 million$96.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/7/2013Q4 2012$0.25$0.28$82.90 million$83.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2012Q312$0.40$0.42$89.73 million$91.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.38$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2012$0.38$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/13/2012$0.21$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$0.38$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.47$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2011$0.41$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/31/2011$0.32$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.98
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.50
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q3 20171$0.51$0.51$0.51
Q4 20171$0.47$0.47$0.47
Q1 20181$0.58$0.58$0.58
Q2 20181$0.74$0.74$0.74
Q3 20181$0.61$0.61$0.61
Q4 20181$0.57$0.57$0.57
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
Next Dividend:11/9/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.28
Dividend Yield:2.06%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:64.32% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
60.38% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
51.20% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)

Dividend History by Quarter for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE MED)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.47%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 89.48%
Insider Trades by Quarter for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
Insider Trades by Quarter for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/14/2017Glenn W WellingDirectorBuy17,084$41.33$706,081.72View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Glenn W WellingDirectorBuy35,000$39.02$1,365,700.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2016Jeffrey J BrownDirectorBuy10,000$38.71$387,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Balanced Master Fund L VisiumMajor ShareholderSell1,350,000$30.25$40,837,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Margaret SheetzCOOSell8,333$30.02$250,156.66View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Margaret SheetzCOOSell8,333$28.62$238,490.46View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Margaret SheetzCOOSell8,333$29.92$249,323.36View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015Margaret SheetzCOOSell8,333$28.72$239,323.76View SEC Filing  
10/5/2015Margaret SheetzCOOSell8,333$28.88$240,657.04View SEC Filing  
9/3/2015Margaret SheetzCOOSell6,864$28.00$192,192.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2015Margaret SheetzCOOSell1,469$28.00$41,132.00View SEC Filing  
6/25/2015Moduslink Global Solutions IncMajor ShareholderSell29,654$33.03$979,471.62View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015Moduslink Global Solutions IncMajor ShareholderSell27,443$33.01$905,893.43View SEC Filing  
6/22/2015Moduslink Global Solutions IncMajor ShareholderSell9,494$33.01$313,396.94View SEC Filing  
6/11/2015Barry B BondroffDirectorSell1,666$31.88$53,112.08View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Margaret SheetzCOOSell8,337$32.00$266,784.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2015John P McdanielDirectorSell3,000$32.14$96,420.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Jeannette M MillsEVPSell3,000$28.03$84,090.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Jason L GrovesEVPSell3,250$31.75$103,187.50View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014John P McdanielDirectorSell3,500$31.74$111,090.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Jeannette M MillsEVPSell2,784$32.09$89,338.56View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014Charles P ConnollyDirectorSell7,500$30.91$231,825.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Margaret Macdonald SheetzCOOSell18,000$25.63$461,340.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Margaret Macdonald SheetzCOOSell35,000$24.33$851,550.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
Latest Headlines for MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED)
DateHeadline logoMedifast, Inc. to Announce Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2017 - October 19 at 6:13 AM logoMedifast, Inc. : MED-US: Dividend Analysis : September 22nd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 10, 2017 - October 11 at 8:26 PM logoMedifast, Inc. : MED-US: Dividend Analysis : September 22nd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 10, 2017 - October 10 at 8:11 PM logoETFs with exposure to Medifast, Inc. : October 9, 2017 - October 9 at 4:03 PM logoMedifast®, Together With its Community of OPTAVIA Coaches™, Donate More Than $60,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts - September 26 at 9:13 AM logoSidoti Reiterates Neutral Rating for Medifast Inc (MED) - September 21 at 6:58 PM logoETFs with exposure to Medifast, Inc. : September 19, 2017 - September 20 at 6:16 AM logoMedifast® Announces New Corporate Headquarters in Baltimore City - September 18 at 9:16 PM logoMedifast confirms headquarters move to Harbor East - September 18 at 9:16 PM logoMedifast, Inc. :MED-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 18, 2017 - September 18 at 9:16 PM logoDA Davidson Comments on Medifast Inc's FY2019 Earnings (MED) - September 18 at 9:06 AM logoMedifast Inc (MED) Price Target Raised to $74.00 at DA Davidson - September 15 at 8:00 PM logoMedifast Inc Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.32 (MED) - September 7 at 5:28 PM logoMEDIFAST INC (MED) Forecasted to Earn Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.51 Per Share - August 21 at 2:52 AM logoBloomberg Markets: Dave Wilson’s Stock of the Day for Aug. 17 - August 18 at 6:42 AM logoStock Indexes Retreat Fast; Medifast Thrusts Higher - August 18 at 6:42 AM logoMedifast, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:MED) : August 17, 2017 - August 17 at 2:33 AM logoMedifast Inc (MED) Now Covered by Analysts at DA Davidson - August 16 at 5:40 PM logoMedifast stock skyrockets 13 percent to $50 per share after earnings beat Wall Street estimates - August 11 at 6:28 AM logoMedifast, Inc.: Gathering momentum, can it sustain its performance? - August 11 at 6:28 AM logoEdited Transcript of MED earnings conference call or presentation 8-Aug-17 8:30pm GMT - August 10 at 5:02 AM logoMedifast's (MED) CEO Daniel Chard on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 8 at 11:31 PM logoInvestor Network: Medifast, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - August 8 at 11:31 PM logoMedifast, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results - August 8 at 11:31 PM logoMedifast posts 2Q profit - August 8 at 11:31 PM logoMEDIFAST INC (MED) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.11 EPS - August 8 at 6:30 PM logoMEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED) Issues Q3 Earnings Guidance - August 8 at 5:38 PM logoMEDIFAST INC (MED) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance - August 8 at 5:38 PM logoMedifast, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MED-US : August 4, 2017 - August 5 at 2:45 AM logoMEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday - August 1 at 9:39 AM logoGlobal Weight Loss and Diet Management Market - Industry Forecast to 2025 - Huge Growth Potential from Developing Economies - July 25 at 11:55 PM logoTake Shape For Life® Rebrands to OPTAVIA™ - July 24 at 1:35 PM logoWhen it comes to CEO pay, performance matters - July 23 at 5:17 AM logoMEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED) vs. Nutraceutical International Corporation (NUTR) Financial Review - July 20 at 5:21 PM logoMedifast, Inc. to Announce Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2017 - July 18 at 11:18 PM logoMEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED) & Nutraceutical International Corporation (NUTR) Head to Head Analysis - July 17 at 9:54 AM logoHead to Head Analysis: Nutraceutical International Corporation (NUTR) vs. MEDIFAST INC (MED) - July 14 at 8:50 AM logoFinancial Analysis: MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED) & Nutraceutical International Corporation (NUTR) - July 8 at 8:24 AM logoETFs with exposure to Medifast, Inc. : July 6, 2017 - July 7 at 7:22 AM logoComparing MEDIFAST INC (NYSE:MED) and Nutraceutical International Corporation (NUTR) - July 6 at 7:42 AM logoComparing Nutraceutical International Corporation (NUTR) and Medifast (MED) - July 4 at 12:14 AM logoBRIEF-Medifast Inc may repurchase up to 850,000 shares of common stock - June 15 at 2:56 AM logoExclusive: Medifast explores move from Baltimore County to Harbor East - June 7 at 6:08 PM logoTerra's Kitchen raising $5 million to fuel growth, hiring - May 13 at 8:56 AM logoBRIEF-Medifast Q1 earnings per share $0.51 - May 5 at 8:42 AM logoMedifast, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - May 4 at 6:35 PM logoMedifast posts 1Q profit - May 4 at 6:34 PM logoMEDIFAST INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers - March 29 at 7:06 PM logoMedifast, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MED-US : March 23, 2017 - March 24 at 12:04 AM logoMEDIFAST INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 16 at 7:12 PM



MEDIFAST INC (MED) Chart for Friday, October, 20, 2017

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