So which stock/company do you like better for the future and why?
Both are good plays because the whole sector is in my opinion a good one to invest in.
Some quick facts (2010) GNC has 7200 stores (although 2000 are in rite aids and rite aids been doing bad) VSI has 500 stores From that perspective GNC is 12x as big as VSI (counting rite aid stores as half a store) yet VSI generates 40% of GNC sales and 30% of its net income VSI market cap is 57% of GNCs
GNC is doing self registration and selling shares, not for any bad reason, for expansion reasons to help them get a boost into CHINA, no bariner, with chinas strong economy and obession with HEALTH GNC will thrive. How can you NOT Be long GNC? Especially with them paying of debt... its a no brainer!