Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. recently announced record first-quarter results with revenue of $462.0 million, a 17 percent improvement over the prior-year period. Revenue was positively impacted 1 percent from foreign currency fluctuations. Earnings per share for the quarter were $0.74, compared to $0.24 in the prior year, or $0.56 when excluding first quarter 2011 charges related to a Japan customs ruling.
“Following a record year, we continued to generate great momentum in the first quarter as a result of the positive response to our ageLOC product launches and healthy trends in each of our regions,” said Truman Hunt, President and Chief Executive Officer. “New product roll outs helped boost revenue trends in the Americas, North Asia and Europe, as reflected by strong executive distributor growth of 11 percent during the quarter.”
Hunt stated that he continued strong results to continue throughout 2012. Added Chief Financial Officer Rita Wood, “With the completion of a very strong first quarter and considering the excitement that is building toward our upcoming product launches in our Greater China and South Asia/Pacific regions, we are increasing our 2012 revenue and earnings guidance. We project 2012 revenue to be in the $1.845 to $1.875 billion range with earnings per share of $2.92 to $3.00. This guidance reflects an anticipated negative foreign currency impact of 2 percent, compared to our previous projection of a negative 1 percent impact.”
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