Herbalife Ltd. Earnings: Company Enjoys Fifth Straight Quarter of Double-Digit Growth

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) reported higher profit for the first quarter as revenue showed growth. Herbalife is a marketing company that sells weight management, nutritional supplement, energy, sports and fitness products and personal care products.

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Herbalife Earnings Cheat Sheet for the First Quarter

Results: Net income for Herbalife Ltd. rose to $108.2 million (88 cents per share) vs. $87.6 million (71 cents per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 23.6% from the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 21.3% to $964.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Herbalife Ltd. beat the mean estimate of 81 cents per share. It beat the average revenue estimate of $892.9 million.

Quoting Management: “Our business momentum has continued into 2012, with strong sales performance from each of our six regions,” said Michael O. Johnson, the company’s chairman and CEO. “The financial strength of our business model is once again reflected in our cash flow generation in the quarter.”

Key Stats:

For the past five quarters, the company has seen double-digit year-over-year percentage revenue growth. Over that span, the company has averaged growth of 25.5%, with the biggest boost coming in the third quarter of the last fiscal year when revenue rose 30% from the year earlier quarter.

The company has now seen net income rise in three straight quarters. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, net income rose 30.1% and in the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the figure rose 42.6%.

Looking Forward: For next quarter, analysts have a more positive outlook about the company’s expected results. The average estimate for the second quarter is 95 cents per share, up from 94 cents ninety days ago. Over the past three months, the average estimate for the fiscal year has climbed from $3.49 per to share to $3.64.

(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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