WW - WW International, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
36.27
-0.28 (-0.77%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close36.55
Open36.72
Bid36.10 x 1100
Ask36.27 x 4000
Day's Range35.55 - 36.96
52 Week Range16.71 - 47.19
Volume1,377,040
Avg. Volume2,031,511
Market Cap2.413B
Beta (5Y Monthly)2.43
PE Ratio (TTM)18.88
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateSep 24, 2013
1y Target EstN/A
  • Goldman Sachs: These 3 Stocks Are Poised to Soar by at Least 15%
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    Goldman Sachs: These 3 Stocks Are Poised to Soar by at Least 15%

    There’s a lot going on in the markets, and the only certainty is uncertainty. To cut through the fog, investment bank Goldman Sachs has been releasing reports on the stocks that it believes will bring returns to investors despite a cloudy economic horizon.David Kostin, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist at Goldman, believes that the Coronavirus outbreak won't have a lasting impact on the markets, and said in a note, “Investors who believe the economic consequences of the coronavirus will be limited should increase exposure to cyclicals and value stocks.”With this in mind, we pulled up three of Goldman Sachs’ recent stock picks which the renowned investment bank thinks can soar in the coming months. Using TipRanks’ Stock Comparison tool, we were able to read the fine print on what 2020 has in store for the three tickers. Let’s take a closer look.Simply Good Foods Company (SMPL)We’ll start with a mid-cap food and snack business, Simply Good Foods. In business since 2017, when it was formed through a corporate merger, Simply Good Foods develops and markets nutritional snacks and foods. The company operates in Colorado and Connecticut, where it offers nutrition bars, ready-to-drink shakes, and confectionery products under the Atkins and Simply Protein brand names.Early in January, SMPL released its fiscal Q1 earnings results, and the numbers showed that the nutritious snack business is solid in the Rockies’ Front Range. Revenues were way up year-over-year, coming in at $152.15 million, for a 26% annual gain. EPS was also strong. At 22 cents, it was up 22% year-over-year, and 4.7% above the forecast. It was the third time in a year that SMPL beat the EPS forecast.In the second half of 2019, SMPL completed its acquisition of competitor Quest Nutrition. The move cost SMPL $1 billion, which the company paid through a combination of cash and credit. It’s important to note that SMPL racked up its earnings and revenue annual gains while adding $460 million to its outstanding loan balance. SMPL management has plans in place to pay down a large portion of the debt during fiscal 2020.Goldman analyst Jason English is bullish on SMPL, adding the stock to his firm’s Conviction List. The analyst wrote, “We add Buy-rated SMPL to the Americas Conviction List given its portfolio of advantaged brands, especially in the bars segment, and reiterate our Buy rating on BRBR given the appeal of its Premier Protein brand. We see compelling fundamental rooted upside for both, as well as M&A optionality."English backs his Buy rating with a $34 price target, suggesting an upside potential here of 41% in the coming year. (To watch English’s track record, click here)SMPL has the luxury of a unanimous Strong Buy consensus rating. The average price target, $33, gives the stock an impressive 37% upside from the current share price of $24.06. (See Simply Good Foods stock analysis on TipRanks)WW International, Inc. (WW)Next up is Weight Watchers, the well-known diet program. What is less well-known about the company is that it is a billion-dollar empire, founded not just on weight loss programs and products, but also on fitness programs and healthy habits assistance. The company’s programs are designed to steer customers towards better overall health and wellness, not just weight loss – and the company brings in over $1.5 billion in annual revenues, based on customer subscriptions.In September 2018, Weight Watchers rebranded itself, using the initials WW as the name, to emphasize the shift to health and wellness. The move was well received in the industry, and WW has shown steady earnings in 2H19. In Q3, the company brought in $348.6 million in revenue, and showed EPS of 68 cents, beating the forecast by 1.5%.Looking ahead to Q4, the forecast predicts a sequential drop but continued year-over-year gains. EPS is expected at 37 cents. To put the quarter in context, the company has a history of stronger Q1 and Q2 performances, followed by lower second-half numbers. In other good news for the company, in December WW announced that it will be extending its partnership with Oprah Winfrey into the year 2025.Jason English, quoted above on SMPL, also reviews WW for Goldman Sachs. Looking at the stock’s prospects going forward, he wrote, “WW’s fundamental (and stock price) performance has historically run in cycles. Positive inflections in these cycles have typically been accompanied by multifaceted layers of new news to engage the consumer… On the back of our increased subscriber growth rate assumptions, our FY20 EPS expectations rise 47% and now rest 20% ahead of FactSet consensus… we also see potential for WW’s valuation to re-rate higher…”Seeing a discount in the stock at current prices, and strong positive prospects with the continuance of the Oprah partnership, English upgraded his stance on WW from Neutral to Buy. Supporting this, he gives the stock a $48 price target, implying a strong upside of 28%. (To watch English’s track record, click here)WW shares get an even split from Wall Street, with 3 Buys and 3 Holds averaging out to a Moderate Buy consensus rating. Shares are selling for $37.34, and the average price target, $43.40, indicates room for 17% growth to the upside in the next 12 months. (See WW stock analysis on TipRanks)Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (DPZ)The last stock on our list might seem incongruous, after health snacks and Weight Watchers, but Dominos Pizza has long been a staple of the stock markets. And, for the last two years, the company has been the world’s largest pizza delivery chain, by sales volume. The Ann Arbor, Michigan based company brings in approximately $3.5 billion in annual revenue – which is a whole lot of pizza served.Domino’s has been feeling pressure in the past year from the advent of third-party delivery companies (think GrubHub or Uber), which have been cutting into the fast-food industry’s margins. Domino’s image is built on fast delivery – a promise it has held to since the 1990s. The company has pushed back, with PR initiatives like fixing potholes, and with practical initiatives in robotic delivery systems. A program for the latter is under development in Houston, Texas.The pizza company is predicting mixed results going forward. In the Q3 report, DPZ beat expectations, with EPS at $2.05, while revenues, at $820.8 million, were almost exactly on the forecast. Looking ahead, the company lowered its forward guidance, citing increased delivery competition. In its note on earnings, management said it expects sales growth of 7% to 10% over three years, as opposed to the previous figure of 8% to 12%. At the same time, the company has a history of overcoming obstacles (it successfully turned around its reputation for poor quality in the early 2010s) and its last quarterly report showed that cash on hand had more than doubled while long-term debt declined slightly. DPZ will report Q4 results next week, and analysts expect EPS to come in at $2.94, for substantial gains both sequentially and year-over-year.Writing up DPZ for Goldman, Katherine Fogertey noted the upcoming quarterly release as reason for optimism. She writes, “[W]e expect the company’s overall commentary to support their long-term unit and system sales growth targets. Namely, we are encouraged by what we view as industry leading franchisee returns and expect fortressing can help delivery growth in carryout and further improve DPZ’s competitive advantage versus third party aggregators.”In line with her upbeat view of DPZ’s prospects, she upgraded her outlook and gave the stock a Buy rating. Her price target, $320, implies an upside potential of 16% over the coming year. (To watch Fogertey’s track record, click here)Domino’s Pizza shares are currently selling for $274.85, and have an average price target of $309.92. This gives the stock an upside potential of 13% in the coming year. Wall Street’s analyst corps is somewhat divided on this one, but leans toward buying – with 10 Buy ratings, 4 Holds, and 1 Sell, DPZ gets a Moderate Buy from the analyst consensus. (See Domino’s Pizza stock analysis at TipRanks)

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  • Are Investors Undervaluing WW International (WW) Right Now?
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  • Benzinga

    Goldman Sachs Projects Subscriber Growth For WW International

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  • TheStreet.com

    WW Lifted to Buy With Higher Target at Goldman

    Goldman Sachs analysts see a "powerful inflection in subscriber growth" at WW as the weight-management-services company conducts an aggressive marketing campaign.

  • MarketWatch

    WW International stock soars after Goldman upgrade on potential subscriber growth from Oprah tour and new program

    WW International Inc. stock soared 7.7% in Tuesday premarket trading after a Goldman Sachs upgrade based on potential subscriber growth. Goldman boosted its price target to $48 from $26. WW International was formerly known as Weight Watchers. A new program, myWW, an "aggressive" TV and social media campaign, and the Oprah Vision 2020 tour featuring Oprah Winfrey and fellow celebrities have created "multifaceted layers of new news to engage the customer," analysts led by Jason English said. Based on Google Trend analysis and Sensor Tower App downloads, Goldman thinks subscriber growth could reach 14% in 2020, and drive earnings growth as well. FactSet forecasts EPS of 38 cents for the fourth quarter, down from 46 cents last year. WW International is scheduled to report quarterly earnings on Feb. 25. WW International stock us up 8.3% over the last year, but down 4.4% over the past three months. The S&P 500 index has gained 19.2% for the last 12 months.

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  • Are WW International, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:WW) High Returns Really That Great?
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  • Why WW International (WW) is Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates Again
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    WW International (WW) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.

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  • Is WW International (WW) Stock Undervalued Right Now?
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  • Has WW International (WW) Outpaced Other Consumer Discretionary Stocks This Year?
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  • Bloomberg

    Noom Signs Up Dieters as Investors See New Wins for Weight Loss

    (Bloomberg) -- This New Year’s Day, 55,000 people signed up to lose weight with the smartphone app Noom. You’ve probably seen the ads -- it claims to have helped more than 350,000 get slimmer.Dieting, not to mention keeping weight off, is an iffy proposition, but Americans spend billions each year trying.Noom, which combines human coaches and AI, has attracted $114 million from A-list investors such as Sequoia Capital, Groupe Arnault-backed Aglaé Ventures, WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum, Serena Williams, and other prominent names that see promise in its approach and growth.The company’s founders say they’re in constant conversation with their investors who are watching the market to assess a possible IPO as soon as this year.Crowded MarketIndeed, in a competitive market, Noom has racked up impressive growth, driven in part by aggressive advertising: Noom closed 2019 with $237 million in revenue, up from $61 million and $12 million in the two previous years, respectively.“For a certain demographic, Weight Watchers is more comfortable and familiar,” said David Katz, founding director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center. “For a younger, more digitally savvy audience, Noom is a different way to get a grip.”Shares in WW International Inc., the diet company formerly known as Weight Watchers, have more than doubled from last year’s low in June. In September, WW announced the Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus Tour with shareholder Oprah Winfrey. Investors will have to wait for WW’s fourth-quarter results in late February for a sense about early-year sign ups.Industry analysts note the cyclical nature of the dieting industry and that Noom’s robust start this year does not necessarily herald lasting success.“You’ve got a lot of program starts after the holidays, and that’s the nature of the business,” said Steven Halper, a senior health-care IT and managed care analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald.Pounds Off, Pounds On“You get in shape, you lose your weight, everyone wants to look good at the beach in the summer time, and lo and behold the weight comes back on,” Halper said. He covers Tivity Health Inc., which acquired WW rival Nutrisystem in March.Noom was founded over a decade ago by Artem Petakov, a former Google engineer, and Saeju Jeong, lover of heavy metal, who strayed from his family lineage of 29 medical doctors to be an entrepreneur.“Noom’s story didn’t initially work,” said Amy Sun, a partner at Sequoia Capital. Sequoia invested for the first time in the $58 million Series E round that Noom announced in May 2019.“They tried a whole bunch of different angles, including doing pure AI where it’s completely automated, and they tried 100% human coaches, and it wasn’t until they married the two that the company started to grow,” said Sun.The company now employs 1,600 remote, full-time coaches in 36 states.Not Peloton“The product they have today is not what they started with,” said Miyuki Matsumoto, head of U.S. investments at Groupe Arnault’s tech venture-capital arm Aglaé Ventures. The firm invested the second most after Sequoia in the most recent funding round.“We weren’t thinking we were going to get our money back in two years or less, even though that’s a possibility,” Matsumoto said.Sun notes that Sequoia is looking to capitalize on the trend of digital companies focused on helping people manage their health. Other investors saw that trend in Peloton Interactive Inc., which priced at $29 a share in its September IPO, but traded as low at $21 a share a month later.“Peloton is quite different because so much of their revenue is hardware,” Sun said. “It’s hardware plus subscription, versus Noom is all digital.”To contact the reporter on this story: Hailey Waller in New York at hwaller@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: James Ludden at jludden@bloomberg.net, Ian FisherFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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    This is what’s needed for good corporate culture: CEO

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