announcing the purchase of Optimum Nutrition by Glanbia for $315M. Here's an excerpt:
"Optimum is privately owned and has three operating facilities located in Illinois, South Carolina and Florida employing 387 people. It has a 22 year track record in the manufacture and supply of a range of whey based, premium nutritional supplements to the US and global sports nutrition markets. In 2007, Optimum generated US$185 million (€125 million) revenue and US$32 million (€22 million) operating profit."
It will probably end up taking about 5 years for MSLP (gross) revenue to go from $0 to $185M (outside chance in 2014 if the Arnold line proves huge and they get into more big retailers, otherwise likely in 2015). So MSLP's growth rate when it hits $185 will presumably be far higher than was ON's, given that ON took 22 years to get there.
I don't THINK I'm being overly optimistic on the revenue projections. Q2 was $28.5M, which was up by about $3.5M over Q1. Another $3.5M would get them to $32M in Q3, and Q4 should be huge with the introduction of the Arnold line and Costco. No idea what to even HOPE for on the high end. If they do $40M in Q4 they've probably got a decent shot at $185M in 2014.