Weight Watchers International Company Profile (NYSE:WTW)

About Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)

Weight Watchers International logoWeight Watchers International, Inc. is a provider of weight management services. The Company operates globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. The Company's branded products and services include meetings conducted by its franchisees, digital weight management products provided through its Websites, mobile sites and applications, products sold at meetings, licensed products sold in retail channels and magazine subscriptions and other publications. It operates through four segments: North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe (CE) and Other. It sells a range of products, including bars, snacks, cookbooks, food and restaurant guides with SmartPoints values, Weight Watchers magazines, SmartPoints calculators and fitness kits, and certain third-party products, such as activity-tracking monitors. It sells its products through its meetings business, online and to its franchisees. It includes a range of nutritional, activity, behavioral and lifestyle tools.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Personal Services
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized Consumer Services
  • Symbol: NYSE:WTW
  • CUSIP: 94862610
  • Web: www.weightwatchersinternational.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $2.75 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 64,391,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $44.36
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $29.79
  • 52 Week Range: $9.55 - $49.32
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 27.35
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.88
  • P/E Growth: 1.94
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.22 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.26
  • Book Value: ($17.76) per share
  • Price / Book: -2.41
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $292.37 million
  • Net Margins: 8.52%
  • Return on Equity: -7.70%
  • Return on Assets: 7.24%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -1.66%
  • Current Ratio: 0.79%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.70%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 1.48 million shs.
  • Beta: 3.03
  • Short Ratio: 7.52
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)

What is Weight Watchers International's stock symbol?

Weight Watchers International trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WTW."

How were Weight Watchers International's earnings last quarter?

Weight Watchers International Inc (NYSE:WTW) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.17. The business earned $341.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $329.55 million. Weight Watchers International had a net margin of 8.52% and a negative return on equity of 7.70%. The company's revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.46 earnings per share. View Weight Watchers International's Earnings History.

When will Weight Watchers International make its next earnings announcement?

Weight Watchers International is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Weight Watchers International.

What guidance has Weight Watchers International issued on next quarter's earnings?

Weight Watchers International issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.57-1.67 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.34.

Where is Weight Watchers International's stock going? Where will Weight Watchers International's stock price be in 2017?

2 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Weight Watchers International's stock. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $28.00. On average, they anticipate Weight Watchers International's stock price to reach $23.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Weight Watchers International.

Are investors shorting Weight Watchers International?

Weight Watchers International saw a decline in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,893,961 shares, a decline of 26.0% from the August 15th total of 7,964,120 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,239,818 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.8 days. Approximately 10.3% of the company's shares are sold short.

Who are some of Weight Watchers International's key competitors?

Who are Weight Watchers International's key executives?

Weight Watchers International's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Raymond Debbane, Chairman of the Board
  • Mindy F. Grossman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Nicholas P. Hotchkin, Chief Financial Officer
  • Stacey Mowbray, President - Americas
  • Corinne Pollier-Bousquet, President - International
  • Michael F. Colosi, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Philippe J. Amouyal, Director
  • Jonas M. Fajgenbaum, Director
  • Sacha Lainovic, Director
  • Thilo Semmelbauer, Director

Who owns Weight Watchers International stock?

Weight Watchers International's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Artal Group S.A. (45.88%), FMR LLC (14.95%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.71%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.05%), State Street Corp (0.84%) and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.79%). Company insiders that own Weight Watchers International stock include Corinne Pollier-Bousquet, Cynthia Elkins and Denis F Kelly. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Weight Watchers International.

Who sold Weight Watchers International stock? Who is selling Weight Watchers International stock?

Weight Watchers International's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Investec Asset Management LTD, Permit Capital LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Gotham Asset Management LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA and Ameriprise Financial Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Weight Watchers International.

Who bought Weight Watchers International stock? Who is buying Weight Watchers International stock?

Weight Watchers International's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Macquarie Group Ltd., PDT Partners LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Sanctuary Wealth Advisors LLC, Maverick Capital Ltd., Capital Growth Management LP, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware and James Investment Research Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Weight Watchers International stock in the last two years include Cynthia Elkins and Denis F Kelly. View Insider Buying and Selling for Weight Watchers International.

How do I buy Weight Watchers International stock?

Shares of Weight Watchers International 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 Weight Watchers International's stock price today?

One share of Weight Watchers International stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.75.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Weight Watchers International (NYSE WTW)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  185 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  295 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  480
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.50)
Consensus Price Target: $23.00 (46.20% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/30/2017SidotiDowngradeBuy -> NeutralMediumView Rating Details
5/8/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$13.00 -> $18.00LowView Rating Details
3/28/2016WedbushBoost Price TargetNeutral$19.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
2/27/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
12/7/2015Craig HallumBoost Price TargetBuy$28.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2015Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingUnderperform$4.00 -> $10.00N/AView Rating Details
10/21/2015Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/23/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)
Earnings by Quarter for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)
Earnings History by Quarter for Weight Watchers International (NYSE WTW)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017$0.51N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.50$0.67$329.55 million$341.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2017Q1 2017($0.05)($0.01)$322.80 million$329.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2017Q416$0.18$0.20$274.20 million$267.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.45$0.53$290.25 million$281.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.46$0.46$318.30 million$310.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116($0.18)($0.17)$308.90 million$306.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.02($0.03)$257.21 million$259.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.29$0.39$266.46 million$273.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.41$0.42$312.31 million$309.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115($0.19)($0.09)$324.40 million$322.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.07$0.07$332.70 million$327.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.48$0.67$337.50 million$345.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$0.77$0.98$387.70 million$397.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q114$0.09$0.38$399.20 million$409.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2014Q413$0.61$0.54$357.98 million$366.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313$0.85$1.07$385.63 million$393.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q2 2013$1.10$1.39$459.34 million$465.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$0.60$0.87$484.27 million$486.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q4 2012$0.87$0.96$397.56 million$407.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2012Q312$1.06$1.20$418.21 million$430.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$1.36$1.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$0.78$0.74ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2012$0.87$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2011$0.93$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2011$1.12$1.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2011$0.89$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011$0.56$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.26
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.51
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($0.04)($0.04)($0.04)
Q2 20171$0.51$0.51$0.51
Q3 20171$0.58$0.58$0.58
Q4 20171$0.21$0.21$0.21
Q1 20181$0.01$0.01$0.01
Q2 20181$0.59$0.59$0.59
Q3 20181$0.54$0.54$0.54
Q4 20181$0.37$0.37$0.37
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)
Most Recent Dividend:10/11/2013
Dividend Yield:0.00%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:0.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
0.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
0.00% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)

Dividend History by Quarter for Weight Watchers International (NYSE WTW)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
9/11/2013quarterly$0.181.89%9/25/20139/27/201310/11/2013
6/13/2013quarterly$0.181.59%6/26/20136/28/20137/12/2013
3/14/2013quarterly$0.181.71%3/22/20133/26/20134/12/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 15.75%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 88.24%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/25/2017Cynthia ElkinsDirectorBuy895$26.83$24,012.85View SEC Filing  
5/23/2017Corinne Pollier-BousquetInsiderSell6,600$25.75$169,950.00View SEC Filing  
5/3/2017Corinne Pollier-BousquetInsiderSell9,543$24.84$237,048.12View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Denis F KellyDirectorBuy10,000$12.21$122,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2014S.A. WestendMajor ShareholderBuy51,790$23.36$1,209,814.40View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014S.A. WestendMajor ShareholderBuy126,620$23.03$2,916,058.60View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014S.A. WestendMajor ShareholderBuy257,960$22.69$5,853,112.40View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014S.A. WestendMajor ShareholderBuy118,784$21.83$2,593,054.72View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014S.A. WestendMajor ShareholderBuy90,508$21.52$1,947,732.16View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014S.A. WestendMajor ShareholderBuy48,549$21.13$1,025,840.37View SEC Filing  
5/7/2013Michael BasoneInsiderSell26,157$41.02$1,072,960.14View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)
Latest Headlines for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)
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nasdaq.com logoNoteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: SUPN, WTW, AMT - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 20 at 11:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Weight Watchers International, Inc. : September 20, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 20 at 11:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWeight Watchers International, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WTW-US : September 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 9:42 AM
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finance.yahoo.com - September 9 at 10:11 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWeight Watchers International Inc (WTW) Upgraded to "Buy" by ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 1 at 10:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Weight Watchers International, Inc. : August 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 4:36 PM
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americanbankingnews.com logoWeight Watchers International Inc (WTW) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
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finance.yahoo.com - August 12 at 8:53 AM
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investorplace.com - August 5 at 8:39 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWeight Watchers' New CEO Mindy Grossman Says Diversity Yields Long-Term Business Success
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 8:39 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWeight Watchers International Inc (NYSE:WTW) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Buy"
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www.fool.com - August 4 at 2:03 PM
investorplace.com logoWeight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) Shares Skyrocket on Earnings Beat
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nasdaq.com logoSeptember 22nd Options Now Available For Weight Watchers International (WTW) - Nasdaq
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investorplace.com - August 4 at 10:06 AM
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finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 10:06 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWeight Watchers International Inc (NYSE:WTW) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.16 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 12:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWeight Watchers International Inc (WTW) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 7:26 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 9:00 AM
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finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 8:11 AM
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