Herbalife Earnings: Here’s Why Shares are Up Now

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 0.23%.

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Herbalife Ltd. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 44.32% to $1.27 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.88 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 16.47% to $1.12 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Herbalife Ltd. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.27 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.07. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.11 billion.

Quoting Management: “We continue to deliver record results in sales and profitability as our independent distributors successfully execute numerous growth strategies that enable deeper market penetration, developing customers using our weight management and targeted nutrition products every day,” said Michael O. Johnson, Herbalife’s chairman and CEO. “Obesity and poor nutrition are global public health problems. Our distributors are proud to be part of the solution.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 6.01% from $1.06 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 20.95% from $1.05 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $1.25 to a profit $1.26. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $4.64 to a profit of $4.66 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)