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Weight Watchers Beats Q1 Estimates

May 7, 2019 Weight Watchers International (WW) came out with a quarterly loss of $0.16 per share versus the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.26. This compares to earnings of $0.31 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 38.46%. The…
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Virtual Weight Loss Is A $1.4 Billion Market

April 23, 2019 Marketdata LLC (theparent company of this website) has just published a brand new market research study entitled: "The Digital Weight Loss Market: Websites, Apps and More", a 121-page analysis with 21 competitor profiles. This is a groundbreaking new analysis of weight loss... apps, websites, blogs, online courses, and telemedicine-related services. Digital or…
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How To Fix Weight Watchers

April 16, 2019 Recently, a J.P. Morgan analysts, Christina Brathwaite, claimed that WTW's business was eroding, based on a 40% yoy drop in daily average users of the company's app. This assessment triggered a sell-off and worried investors. However, It is Marketdata's contention that this assessment was reckless and represented a woefully incomplete picture of…
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HIG Capital Buys Jenny Craig

April, 5, 2019 Private equity fund HIG Capital has purchased Jenny Craig from North Castle Partners, which had owned Jenny Craig since 2013. HIG managing director Jeff Zanarini said, “We believe Jenny Craig represents an ideal opportunity to invest in the premier provider of weight loss services, especially with the rising prevalence of overweight adults.…
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Medifast Reports Q4 and 2018 Results, 2019 Forecasts

Feb. 26, 2019 -- As reported in a Medifast Press Release... "We are very pleased with our strong finish to 2018," commented Dan Chard, Medifast's Chief Executive Officer. "We reached a significant corporate milestone generating over $500 million in annual revenue and profitability exceeded our expectations. Importantly, we achieved these results while accelerating the level of…
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WW Reports Grim Results

Feb. 26, 2019 - As reported in a company press release: "2018 was a significant year for WW. We launched WW FreestyleTM, built an expanded technology ecosystem, rebranded to WW and reinforced our mission to become the world’s partner in wellness,” said Mindy Grossman, President and CEO. “While we are proud of our accomplishments in…
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Marketdata Publishes New Weight Loss Market Study – Market Tops $72 Billion

Marketdata LLC, Tampa, FL (www.marketdataenterprises.com) has just released its new 15th edition of "The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market", a 457-page detailed analysis / market research report. The report costs $1,895 at the Marketdata website (report #FS67). Also sold by single chapters--call for prices. $99 Executive Overview, 44 pp. This is the 30th…
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NutriSystem Q4 2018 Results, Projects Flat 2019 2nd Year In A Row

Feb. 20, 2019 - NutiSystem reported its full-year 2018 and 4th Quarter result, along with new partner Tivity health. CEO Dawn Zier said: " To provide some color around the start of 2019, our early diet season trends indicate mixed results. On the program and product innovation front, our focus has been on personalized nutrition…
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