Vitamin Shoppe Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Up Now

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:VSI) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT 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 up 1.4%.

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Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 18.03% to $0.72 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.61 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 12.52% to $279.1 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.72 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.69. It missed the average revenue estimate of $282.71 million.

Quoting Management: Tony Truesdale, Chief Executive Officer of the Company commented, “For 30 consecutive quarters we have consistently delivered positive comparable store sales growth. In the quarter we opened 13 new stores and added 31 Super Supplements stores. We are making strategic investments in 2013 to position the Vitamin Shoppe for continued growth.”

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Revenue increased 27.51% from $218.88 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 80% from $0.40 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.64 to a profit $0.63. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.42 to a profit of $2.36 over the last ninety days.

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