Medifast (NYSE:MED) closed down 27% on the heels of its Q3 report. Highlights:
Revenue: $190.1M (+36.5%).
Net income: $15.9M (+15.4%); EPS: $1.32 (+15.8%).
Q4 guidance: Revenue: $157M - 167M; EPS: $1.03 - 1.13.
2019 guidance: Revenue: $700M - 710M from $730M - 750M; EPS: $5.80 - 5.90 from $6.75 - 6.95. Guidance revised due to "short-term challenges."
Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes weight loss, weight management, healthy living products, and other consumable health and nutritional products. It offers bars, bites, pretzels, puffs, oatmeal and cereal crunch products, drinks, hearty choices, pancakes, puddings, soft serves, shakes, smoothies, soft bakes, and soups under the Medifast, OPTAVIA, Thrive by Medifast, Optimal Health by OPTAVIA, Flavors of Home, and Essential 1 brands. The company sells its products through various channels, including the Internet, call centers, independent health advisors, franchise weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
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