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Weight Watchers International

LSE:0VT8
Snowflake Description

Good value with acceptable track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
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LSE
$1B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Consumer Services
Company description

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The last earnings update was 21 days ago. More info.


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0VT8 Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
LSE:0VT8
0.6%
GB Consumer Services
-1.3%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-
LSE:0VT8
-37.3%
GB Consumer Services
-5.9%
GB Market
0VT8 Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Weight Watchers International (0VT8) 0% 9.1% - - - -
GB Consumer Services 0.6% -2.8% 0.6% -37.3% -60.3% -49.8%
GB Market -1.3% -3.3% 0.8% -5.9% 12.6% 0.4%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
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Price Volatility
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Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

0VT8 Value

 Is Weight Watchers International undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Weight Watchers International to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Weight Watchers International.

LSE:0VT8 Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 13 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 11.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 1.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for LSE:0VT8
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 1.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Consumer Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.94
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.945 (1 + (1- 21%) (145.39%))
1.69
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.69
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.23% + (1.69 * 5.96%)
11.3%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for LSE:0VT8 using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Weight Watchers International is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

LSE:0VT8 DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 11.3%)
2019 116.86 Analyst x5 104.99
2020 160.17 Analyst x6 129.30
2021 168.40 Analyst x1 122.15
2022 179.10 Analyst x1 116.72
2023 191.10 Analyst x1 111.90
2024 199.73 Est @ 4.52% 105.08
2025 206.79 Est @ 3.53% 97.75
2026 212.66 Est @ 2.84% 90.32
2027 217.67 Est @ 2.36% 83.06
2028 222.06 Est @ 2.02% 76.14
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $1,037.41
LSE:0VT8 DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $222.06 × (1 + 1.23%) ÷ (11.3% – 1.23%)
$2,231.97
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $2,231.97 ÷ (1 + 11.3%)10
$765.27
LSE:0VT8 Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $1,037.41 + $765.27
$1,802.68
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $1,802.68 / 67.00
$26.91
LSE:0VT8 Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $29.32
Current discount Discount to share price of $21.00
= -1 x ($21.00 - $29.32) / $29.32
28.4%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Weight Watchers International is available for.
Intrinsic value
28%
Share price is $21 vs Future cash flow value of $29.32
Current Discount Checks
For Weight Watchers International to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Weight Watchers International's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Weight Watchers International's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Weight Watchers International's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Weight Watchers International's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
LSE:0VT8 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-30) in USD $2.61
NasdaqGS:WW Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-05-16) in USD $19.27
Europe Consumer Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 10 Publicly-Listed Consumer Services Companies 17.36x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 789 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.18x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Weight Watchers International.

LSE:0VT8 PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:WW Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 19.27 ÷ 2.61

7.39x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Weight Watchers International is good value based on earnings compared to the Europe Consumer Services industry average.
  • Weight Watchers International is good value based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Weight Watchers International's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
LSE:0VT8 PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 7.39x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 13 Analysts
8.9%per year
Europe Consumer Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 8 Publicly-Listed Consumer Services Companies 1.11x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 574 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.45x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

LSE:0VT8 PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 7.39x ÷ 8.9%

0.83x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Weight Watchers International is good value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Weight Watchers International's assets?
Raw Data
LSE:0VT8 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-30) in USD $-12.23
NasdaqGS:WW Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-05-16) in USD $19.27
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Consumer Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 6 Publicly-Listed Consumer Services Companies 2.52x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,369 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x
LSE:0VT8 PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:WW Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 19.27 ÷ -12.23

-1.58x

* Primary Listing of Weight Watchers International.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Weight Watchers International has negative assets, we can't compare the value of its assets to the GB Consumer Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Weight Watchers International's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Consumer Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Consumer Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Weight Watchers International has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

0VT8 Future Performance

 How is Weight Watchers International expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
8.9%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Weight Watchers International expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Weight Watchers International's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Weight Watchers International's earnings growth is positive but not above the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Weight Watchers International's revenue growth is positive but not above the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
LSE:0VT8 Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
LSE:0VT8 Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 13 Analysts 8.9%
LSE:0VT8 Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 13 Analysts 2.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Consumer Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.7%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Consumer Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
LSE:0VT8 Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 13 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
LSE:0VT8 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 1,478 146 3
2020-12-31 1,456 239 141 13
2019-12-31 1,403 186 105 13
LSE:0VT8 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-30 1,469 229 174
2018-12-29 1,514 296 224
2018-09-29 1,496 292 243
2018-06-30 1,454 293 218
2018-03-31 1,386 253 192
2017-12-30 1,307 222 164
2017-09-30 1,262 210 114
2017-07-01 1,219 171 104
2017-04-01 1,187 118 89
2016-12-31 1,165 119 68
2016-10-01 1,157 96 43
2016-07-02 1,149 75 30
2016-04-02 1,149 106 28

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Weight Watchers International's earnings are expected to grow by 8.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Weight Watchers International's revenue is expected to grow by 2.3% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
LSE:0VT8 Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 13 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Weight Watchers International Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:0VT8 Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 2.04 2.04 2.04 1.00
2020-12-31 2.00 2.45 1.32 9.00
2019-12-31 1.49 1.60 1.41 8.00
LSE:0VT8 Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-30 2.61
2018-12-29 3.38
2018-09-29 3.70
2018-06-30 3.34
2018-03-31 2.97
2017-12-30 2.54
2017-09-30 1.77
2017-07-01 1.62
2017-04-01 1.40
2016-12-31 1.06
2016-10-01 0.68
2016-07-02 0.49
2016-04-02 0.46

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Weight Watchers International will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Weight Watchers International's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Weight Watchers International has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

0VT8 Past Performance

  How has Weight Watchers International performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Weight Watchers International's growth in the last year to its industry (Consumer Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Weight Watchers International's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Weight Watchers International's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Weight Watchers International's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the Europe Consumer Services industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Weight Watchers International's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Weight Watchers International Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

LSE:0VT8 Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-30 1,469.06 173.95 492.64
2018-12-29 1,514.12 223.75 477.43
2018-09-29 1,496.22 242.93 472.19
2018-06-30 1,454.15 217.52 461.37
2018-03-31 1,386.07 191.97 437.09
2017-12-30 1,306.91 163.51 412.02
2017-09-30 1,261.83 113.84 396.13
2017-07-01 1,218.97 103.78 387.93
2017-04-01 1,187.06 89.11 382.44
2016-12-31 1,164.90 67.70 384.69
2016-10-01 1,156.73 43.11 390.33
2016-07-02 1,149.23 30.24 385.21
2016-04-02 1,149.23 27.63 386.13
2016-01-02 1,164.42 32.95 385.53
2015-10-03 1,233.01 48.60 419.29
2015-07-04 1,304.87 64.70 442.16
2015-04-04 1,392.66 90.82 461.84
2015-01-03 1,479.92 117.79 496.04
2014-09-27 1,518.20 142.24 492.21
2014-06-28 1,569.35 164.61 504.41
2014-03-29 1,642.69 175.52 526.23
2013-12-28 1,724.12 202.74 543.36
2013-09-28 1,778.55 231.92 551.27
2013-06-29 1,812.82 239.03 567.66
2013-03-30 1,826.69 251.57 577.94
2012-12-29 1,839.43 257.43 583.01
2012-09-29 1,820.18 263.09 553.25
2012-06-30 1,818.00 276.38 542.29

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Weight Watchers International has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.
  • Weight Watchers International used its assets more efficiently than the Europe Consumer Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Weight Watchers International has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Weight Watchers International's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Consumer Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Weight Watchers International has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

0VT8 Health

 How is Weight Watchers International's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Weight Watchers International's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Weight Watchers International's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Weight Watchers International's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Weight Watchers International's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Weight Watchers International has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Weight Watchers International Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

LSE:0VT8 Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-30 -815.07 1,877.10 195.59
2018-12-29 -805.03 1,752.29 240.50
2018-09-29 -841.27 1,745.72 226.43
2018-06-30 -923.00 1,764.91 172.86
2018-03-31 -995.92 1,780.73 117.76
2017-12-30 -1,011.52 1,835.53 83.05
2017-09-30 -1,080.72 1,937.40 178.25
2017-07-01 -1,138.66 1,945.61 104.49
2017-04-01 -1,185.24 2,024.35 135.19
2016-12-31 -1,202.87 2,034.27 108.66
2016-10-01 -1,228.32 2,060.10 99.04
2016-07-02 -1,266.36 2,120.10 114.50
2016-04-02 -1,296.90 2,120.03 127.81
2016-01-02 -1,285.71 2,253.79 241.53
2015-10-03 -1,337.71 2,298.41 212.26
2015-07-04 -1,347.52 2,240.05 149.72
2015-04-04 -1,385.22 2,345.00 211.01
2015-01-03 -1,367.49 2,400.42 301.21
2014-09-27 -1,357.68 2,398.90 327.38
2014-06-28 -1,397.90 2,415.30 276.47
2014-03-29 -1,452.78 2,402.96 231.63
2013-12-28 -1,476.61 2,395.58 174.56
2013-09-28 -1,509.39 2,412.04 181.26
2013-06-29 -1,561.13 2,405.77 119.98
2013-03-30 -1,620.71 2,410.85 121.38
2012-12-29 -1,665.46 2,420.24 70.22
2012-09-29 -1,720.43 2,431.60 80.59
2012-06-30 -1,784.59 2,513.03 90.90
  • Weight Watchers International has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets), this is a more serious situation compared with a high debt level.
  • Irrelevant to check if Weight Watchers International's debt level has increased considering it has negative shareholder equity.
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (12.2%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 2.5x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Weight Watchers International's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Weight Watchers International has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

0VT8 Dividends

 What is Weight Watchers International's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Weight Watchers International dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Weight Watchers International shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Weight Watchers International's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Weight Watchers International's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
LSE:0VT8 Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 13 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Consumer Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 5 Stocks 2.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 706 Stocks 4.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.3%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

LSE:0VT8 Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 0.00 4.00
2020-12-31 0.00 5.00
2019-12-31 0.00 5.00
LSE:0VT8 Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2015-08-11 0.000 0.000
2015-08-05 0.000 0.000
2015-05-14 0.000 0.000
2015-05-05 0.000 0.000
2015-03-04 0.000 0.000
2015-02-26 0.000 0.000
2014-11-05 0.000 0.000
2014-10-29 0.000 0.000
2014-08-07 0.000 0.000
2014-07-30 0.000 0.000
2014-05-08 0.000 0.000
2014-04-30 0.000 0.000
2014-02-26 0.000 0.000
2014-02-13 0.000 0.000
2013-09-11 0.700 2.094
2013-06-13 0.700 1.699
2013-03-14 0.700 1.628
2012-11-26 0.700 1.385
2012-09-12 0.700 1.302
2012-06-14 0.700 1.412
2012-03-15 0.700 1.066
2011-12-08 0.700 1.011
2011-09-14 0.700 1.109
2011-06-16 0.700 1.034
2011-03-17 0.700 0.948
2010-12-09 0.700 1.615
2010-09-16 0.700 2.114
2010-06-17 0.700 2.530
2010-03-18 0.700 2.610
2009-12-10 0.700 2.502
2009-09-16 0.700 2.577
2009-06-18 0.700 2.644

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  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Weight Watchers International has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Weight Watchers International's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Weight Watchers International's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Weight Watchers International has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Weight Watchers International's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Weight Watchers International's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Weight Watchers International afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Weight Watchers International has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

0VT8 Management

 What is the CEO of Weight Watchers International's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Mindy Grossman
COMPENSATION $8,798,135
AGE 60
TENURE AS CEO 1.8 years
CEO Bio

Ms. Mindy F. Grossman has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director at Weight Watchers International, Inc. since July 05, 2017. Ms. Grossman was Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. (“HSN”) and a Member of HSN’s Board of Directors. Commencing in April 2006 and through August 2008, Ms. Grossman served as Chief Executive Officer of IAC Retailing. Ms. Grossman joined IAC from Nike, Inc., where she served as Vice President and Head of the company’s global apparel business from October 2000 to March 2006. From October 1995 to October 2000, Ms. Grossman was President and CEO at Polo Jeans Company, then a licensee of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, and from October 1994 to October 1995, Vice President of New Business Development at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products. From September 1991 to October 1994, Ms. Grossman was President of the Chaps Ralph Lauren division of Warnaco’s Menswear and Executive Vice President of Warnaco Menswear division. From June 1987 to September 1991, Ms. Grossman was Vice President of Sales and Merchandising at Tommy Hilfiger. Ms. Grossman serves as Vice Chairman for the UNICEF USA and as Chairman for the National Retail Federation (NRF). She also served as the Chairman of the NRF Foundation. She was a Member of the Board of Directors of Bloomin' Brands, Inc. from September 06, 2012 until March 18, 2019. In 2014, Ms. Grossman was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and Fortune’s Business Person of the Year. In 2013, Forbes magazine named Ms. Grossman one of the world’s 100 most powerful women.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Mindy to compare compensation growth.
  • Mindy's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Weight Watchers International management team in years:

3.9
Average Tenure
53
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Weight Watchers International management team is about average.
Management Team

Mindy Grossman

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$9M
AGE
60
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Nicholas Hotchkin

TITLE
CFO, President of Emerging Markets & Operating Officer of North America
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
52
TENURE
6.8 yrs

Michael Colosi

TITLE
General Counsel & Secretary
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
52
TENURE
5 yrs

Bousquet Pollier

TITLE
President of International
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
53
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Amy Kossover

TITLE
Senior VP of Corporate Finance & Controller
AGE
56

Michael Lysaght

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer
TENURE
2.7 yrs

Gary Foster

TITLE
Chief Scientific Officer
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Corey Kinger

TITLE
Vice President of Investor Relations

Stacie Sherer

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Maurice Herrera

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Marketing
TENURE
4.6 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Weight Watchers International board of directors in years:

3.8
Average Tenure
60
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Weight Watchers International board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Ray Debbane

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$157K
AGE
63
TENURE
19.7 yrs

Mindy Grossman

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$9M
AGE
60
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Thilo Semmelbauer

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$155K
AGE
52
TENURE
2.7 yrs

Denis Kelly

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$173K
AGE
69
TENURE
4 yrs

Jonas Fajgenbaum

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$151K
AGE
45
TENURE
19.7 yrs

Christopher Sobecki

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$155K
AGE
59
TENURE
19.7 yrs

Steven Altschuler

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$167K
AGE
65
TENURE
6.7 yrs

Arne Astrup

TITLE
Member of Scientific Advisory Board
TENURE
3.7 yrs

Susan Barr

TITLE
Member of Scientific Advisory Board
TENURE
3.7 yrs

William Dietz

TITLE
Member of Scientific Advisory Board
TENURE
3.7 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Weight Watchers International insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
10. May 19 Sell Michael Colosi Individual 08. May 19 08. May 19 -16,898 $22.41 $-378,743
04. Mar 19 Buy Mindy Grossman Individual 01. Mar 19 01. Mar 19 12,000 $21.70 $260,446
03. Dec 18 Sell Corinne Pollier Individual 29. Nov 18 29. Nov 18 -2,019 $51.26 $-103,489
06. Nov 18 Buy Mindy Grossman Individual 06. Nov 18 06. Nov 18 7,000 $50.10 $350,707
04. Sep 18 Sell Jonas Fajgenbaum Individual 30. Aug 18 30. Aug 18 -10,000 $75.16 $-751,637
04. Sep 18 Sell Michael Colosi Individual 30. Aug 18 30. Aug 18 -23,476 $76.27 $-1,769,213
04. Sep 18 Sell Philippe Amouyal Individual 31. Aug 18 31. Aug 18 -7,500 $75.59 $-566,891
22. Aug 18 Sell Corinne Pollier Individual 20. Aug 18 20. Aug 18 -7,000 $73.30 $-513,071
17. Aug 18 Buy Denis Kelly Individual 15. Aug 18 15. Aug 18 4,000 $71.59 $286,370
16. Aug 18 Sell Artal Group S.A. Company 14. Aug 18 14. Aug 18 -6,000,000 $76.00 $-456,000,000
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Management checks
We assess Weight Watchers International's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Weight Watchers International has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

0VT8 News

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0VT8 Company Info

Description

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: North America, Continental Europe, United Kingdom, and Other. It provides a range of products and services comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches. The company offers various digital subscription products to wellness and weight management business, which provide interactive and personalized resources that allow users to follow its weight management program via its Web-based and mobile app products, including personal coaching products; and allows members to support each other by sharing their experiences with other people on weight management and wellness journeys. Further, it provides various products, including bars, snacks, cookbooks, kitchen tools, and other products. Additionally, the company licenses its trademarks and other intellectual property in food, beverages, and other consumer products and services. It offers products through its e-commerce platform, magazine subscriptions, publishing, and third-party advertising in publications; and through Websites and sales from the By Mail product. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Details
Name: Weight Watchers International, Inc.
0VT8
Exchange: LSE
Founded: 1961
$1,291,058,975
66,998,390
Website: http://corporate.ww.com
Address: Weight Watchers International, Inc.
675 Avenue of the Americas,
6th Floor,
New York,
New York, 10010,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS WW Common Shares Nasdaq Global Select US USD 15. Nov 2001
DB WW6 Common Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 15. Nov 2001
LSE 0VT8 Common Shares London Stock Exchange GB USD 15. Nov 2001
WBAG WTW Common Shares Wiener Boerse AG AT EUR 15. Nov 2001
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
18,000
Weight Watchers International employees.
Industry
Specialized Consumer Services
Consumer Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/24 22:41
End of day share price update: 2019/05/16 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/24
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/03
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/29


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.