Vitamin Shoppe Inc

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VSI : NYSE : Services
$5.35 | %
Today's Range: 5.15 - 5.45
Avg. Daily Volume: 675800.0
09/22/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

VITAMIN SHOPPE INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. VITAMIN SHOPPE INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.04 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 34.66% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)304.84332.72
EBITDA ($mil)17.7431.59
EBIT ($mil)9.7322.22
Net Income ($mil)-156.4210.43

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2.01.99
Total Assets ($mil)582.49740.53
Total Debt ($mil)126.62133.07
Equity ($mil)295.52452.31

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin34.5535.23
EBITDA Margin5.819.49
Operating Margin3.196.68
Sales Turnover2.131.72
Return on Assets-25.526.13
Return on Equity-50.310.04
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio2.272.07
Interest Expense2.372.35
Interest Coverage4.19.45

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)23.8223.97
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share12.4118.87
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume658642.0475188.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.45 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 24.37. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, VITAMIN SHOPPE INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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VSI NM Peers 20.88   VSI 1.69 Peers 13.36

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

VSI's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

VSI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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VSI 8.22 Peers 19.10   VSI NA Peers 1.53

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

VSI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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VSI 0.45 Peers 24.37   VSI -469.36 Peers 12.81

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

VSI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, VSI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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VSI 0.11 Peers 1.43   VSI -2.78 Peers 5.85

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

VSI is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

VSI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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