Nutrisystem (NTRI) Surges 10% on Earnings Beat

Shares of Nutrisystem, Inc. (NTRI) rallied $1.78, or 10.38%, to $18.93 after the company released its earnings results after the bell on Monday. The firm reported Q4’14 EPS of $0.18 per share vs. $0.17 consensus on $79.23 million in revenue, up 13.4% from a year ago.

For Q1’15, the company that provides home delivered meals designed to help you lose weight, guided revenues of $129-$134 million, as compared to analysts’ expectations of $133.22 million. Nutrisystem also gave its bottom line range of $0.02-$0.07 per share, against projections of $0.05 per share.

For full-year 2015 revenue is expected to be in the range of $425-$445 million, adjusted EBITDA between $47.8 and $52.5 million, and GAAP EPS between $0.73-$0.83.

On valuation measures, Nutrisystem Inc. shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 277,407 shares, trade at a trailing-12 P/E of 32.98, a forward P/E of 21.71 and a P/E to growth ratio of 2.65. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $21.50 with a high target of $25.00. Currently ticker boasts 5 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 1 ’Hold’ and no ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, NTRI has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 3.89% and 5.75%, respectively. The $485.07 million market cap company reported $29.2 million in cash vs. $0 in debt in its most recent quarter.

NTRI currently prints a one year return of about 19.43% and a year-to-date loss of around 12%.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last 52 weeks.

Nutrisystem Inc. provides weight loss programs for women, men, and seniors in the United States. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

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