Vitamin Shoppe Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Selling Shares Now

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:VSI) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 2.44%.

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 9.09% to $0.60 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.55 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 14.09% to $279.5 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.60 per share. By that measure, the company met the mean analyst estimate of $0.60. It missed the average revenue estimate of $283.69 million.

Quoting Management: Tony Truesdale, Chief Executive Officer of the Company commented, “On a comparable store sales basis, the first two quarters were more challenging and volatile than they had historically been as we lapped last year’s strong performance in sports nutrition, accelerated weight management sales and above-average retail inflation. Nevertheless, we delivered positive comparable store sales in the quarter which represented the 31st consecutive quarter of positive comparable store sales.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 0.15% from $279.09 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 16.67% from $0.72 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.54 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.30 to a profit of $2.28 over the last ninety days.

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