ValuEngine Buy Upgrade Vitamin Shoppe Expands Into China

For today’s bulletin, we take a look at our latest STRONG BUY and BUY upgrades and focus on one of our top upgrades for the day,The Vitamin Shoppe $VSI. We also provide a link to download a FREE STOCK REPORT on the company

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Ticker Company Name Market Price Valuation Last 12-M Return 1-M Forecast Return 1-Yr Forecast Return P/E Ratio Sector Name
CXW CORECIVIC INC 25.95 -11.21% 84.30% 1.08% 12.98% 10.46 Finance
TECK TECK RESOURCES 22.43 -23.16% 24.68% 1.07% 12.85% 5.97 Basic Materials
SEP SPECTRA EGY PTR 44.78 -5.52% 4.26% 0.50% 5.99% 13.33 Oils-Energy
RPT RAMCO-GERSHENSN 13.34 -20.28% -27.66% 0.50% 5.99% 9.74 Finance
VSI VITAMIN SHOPPE 5.55 -53.43% -79.71% 0.50% 5.95% 5.09 Retail-Wholesale

For today’s bulletin, we take a look at Vitamin Shoppe (VSI). Vitamin Shoppe is a specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products. It primarily sells vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, herbs, sports nutrition formulas, homeopathic remedies, green living products and health and beauty aids. Based in North Bergen, New Jersey, the company is recognized as an innovator in providing product information, associate training, and customer education. Information is available to consumers through unprecedented outlets including television, radio, friends, family, health practitioners, and the internet. It offers consumers the opportunity to take charge of their own health and wellness requirements, and supplement where necessary. At each store location, consumers can find a comprehensive Learning Center which offers free access to vital information about key health concerns and products. The Vitamin Shoppe is a strong supporter of health and wellness campaigns including Life Supplemented sponsored by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

The company had big news this week as it announced an expansion into China. The Vitamin Shoppe is partnering with Macy’s China Limited to bring its broad product assortment to the Chinese consumer by offering a mix of its private brand products as well as select third-party brands via Alibaba’s online shopping platform- Tmall Global.

The Vitamin Shoppe’s product will be shipped from its new west coast distribution center in Arizona to China. By utilizing its Arizona distribution center, The Vitamin Shoppe’s goal is to deliver products to the Chinese consumer in less than two weeks, enabling the partnership to be one of the quickest suppliers of vitamins, minerals and supplements from the United States to China.

Commenting on this initiative, David Denker, Director International Development stated,

This is another example of the different strategies and partnerships we are pursuing to expand our reach and enhance the customers’ experience. The Asian vitamin, mineral and supplement market is an attractive market for us exhibiting a growth rate of 6% per year and is projected to reach $20 billion in the next five years, according to Nutrition Business Journal, and we are pleased that we are able to secure ease of entry into China.

Of course, this may be too little too late. As we have seen with so many retailers lately–and H&M just this week, brick and mortar retailers of all sorts are suffering. Vitamin Shoppe is also stuck in this category. Prior to this announcement, the stock was trading at-or-near its 52-week low.

And of course, “China” has long been promoted as just the right “medicine” for many suffering companies seeking new customers amidst its massive market. Will the Chinese people be into American-style nutritional supplements when they themselves have a rich and historic medical culture and all sorts of traditional remedies?

Below is our latest data for Vitamin Shoppe (VSI):

ValuEngine updated its recommendation from HOLD to BUY for VITAMIN SHOPPE on 2017-10-04. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that VITAMIN SHOPPE has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE P/E Ratio and Price Sales Ratio.

You can download a free copy of detailed report on Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) from the link below.


ValuEngine Forecast
1-Month 5.53 0.50%
3-Month 5.47 -0.46%
6-Month 5.22 -5.05%
1-Year 5.83 6.01%
2-Year 5.33 -3.16%
3-Year 6.01 9.27%
Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 53.84% undervalued Valuation Rank(?) 95
1-M Forecast Return 0.50% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 84
12-M Return -79.58% Momentum Rank(?) 2
Sharpe Ratio -1.06 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 5
5-Y Avg Annual Return -47.78% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 12
Volatility 44.90% Volatility Rank(?) 37
Expected EPS Growth -48.39% EPS Growth Rank(?) 4
Market Cap (billions) 0.17 Size Rank 38
Trailing P/E Ratio 5.05 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 99
Forward P/E Ratio 9.78 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 86
PEG Ratio n/a PEG Ratio Rank n/a
Price/Sales 0.14 Price/Sales Rank(?) 97
Market/Book 1.00 Market/Book Rank(?) 80
Beta 0.80 Beta Rank 50
Alpha n/a Alpha Rank n/a


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