OPTAVIA / Medifast

Medifast Q3 Revenue Up 80%; Primerica Up 13%

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) and Primerica, Inc. (NYSE: PRI) recently reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. Medifast For the third quarter of 2018, revenue increased 80.3 percent to $139.2 million from revenue of $77.2 million for the third quarter last year. OPTAVIA-branded products represented 70 percent of consumable units sold for the third quarter of 2018 compared to…

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Medifast/OPTAVIA Expands Executive Team to Support Asia-Pacific Expansion

OPTAVIA / Medifast

Medifast/OPTAVIA recently expanded its executive team to support its intended Asia-Pacific expansion, including Hong Kong and Singapore, in 2019. Tony Tyree has been appointed chief marketing officer and Fran Lawler has been appointed chief human resources officer, adding to the company’s leadership team as it prepares for international expansion with its lifestyle brand and Coach community, OPTAVIA®. The appointments follow those of Nicholas Johnson, president…

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Public Direct Sellers: Strong Q2 for Wellness Companies

The stocks of the six publicly traded direct selling companies we follow that are listed in the U.S., Herbalife Nutrition (HLF), Medifast (MED), Nu Skin (NUS), Tupperware (TUP), USANA (USNA) and London-based Avon Products (AVP), on balance continued their strong run in the Q2. Through the first six months of the year, our proprietary Lane…

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Medifast’s Second Quarter Revenue Increases 55%

Owings Mills, Maryland-based Medifast, Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. Revenue was $117.3 million, an increase of 54.9 percent from revenue of $75.7 million for the second quarter of 2017. Active earning Coaches were 19,700, an increase of 45.9 percent year-over-year. “We are pleased to report a further acceleration in the business momentum we reported…

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Public Direct Sellers: Q1 Momentum Continues

The six publicly traded direct selling companies we follow, whose stocks are listed in the U.S., Herbalife (HLF), Medifast (MED), Nu Skin (NUS), Tupperware (TUP), USANA (USNA) and London-based Avon Products (AVP), began 2018 in much the same fashion as how they exited 2017. On balance, trends continue favorable. In aggregate, on an equal weighted…

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OPTAVIA Helps ‘Cake Boss’ Star Buddy Valastro with Weight Loss

OPTAVIA, the lifestyle brand of Medifast, was recently credited by Food Network celebrity Buddy Valastro as the reason for his dramatic weight loss. Valastro, the owner of New Jersey’s legendary Carlos’ Bakery, recently shared an Instagram photo showing his new look. In the comments section of the post he said, “A lot of people have been asking…

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Direct Sellers to Be Honored with 2018 American Business Awards

Today, June 11, several direct selling companies will be heading to New York for the 16th Annual American Business Awards®. Jeunesse Global, Young Living Essential Oils, USANA, 4Life Research, ARIIX, Isagenix, Monat Global and Medifast, parent company of OPTAVIA, will be honored with Stevie® Awards from the organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs.…

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DSN Announces the 2018 Global 100!

Since 2004 Direct Selling News has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. So it seemed only fitting for DSN to further recognize the industry by compiling a comprehensive list, starting in 2010, of the top direct selling companies in the world.

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Public Direct Sellers End 2017 on a Strong Note

Douglas M. Lane, CFA, is a securities analyst with more than 20 years of experience covering companies that employ the direct selling business model. He leads a boutique equity research firm, Lane Research, focusing on those companies. His website is www.laneres.com, and he can be reached at doug@laneres.com. The six publicly traded direct selling companies…

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