Posts Tagged ‘China’

Financial Analysis

China

Public direct sellers: China issues have direct selling stocks starting 2019 off slowly; rideshare unicorn IPOs banged up in the public markets. China Issues Plague Direct Selling Stocks Our proprietary index of Direct Selling stocks continues to lag the S&P 500 so far this year through mid-May, down 3 percent versus +13 percent for the…

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Building a Distinct, Emotionally Connected Brand

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Since 2004, Direct Selling News has been privileged to work with hundreds of direct selling companies in the course of interviewing for our cover story and other feature articles. What we’ve learned is that companies with a great culture lead the way in terms of revenue, growth and retention. In our research, we’ve learned that…

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The China Conundrum

China

What will be the impact of China’s 100-day action on the direct selling channel going forward? Time will tell. When Direct Selling News released its Global 100 list of the top direct selling companies in the world in June, one country was conspicuously underrepresented. China, the second largest direct selling market, had only one company…

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WFDSA Reports Record 2018

WFDSA

The World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) earlier this month released business results for 2018. According to WFDSA: Global estimated retail sales for 2018 were a record $192.9 billion, an increase of 1.2% over 2017. Compound annual growth rate for the period from 2015 through 2018 was 1.7%, showing sustained growth over time. The…

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Q1 Results: NHT Hit Hard by 100 Day Action in China; Down 63%

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Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ: NHTC), which markets premium quality personal care, wellness and “quality of life” products under the NHT Global brand, recently announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. Total revenue of $19.3 million decreased 63 percent compared to $52.4 million in the first quarter of 2018 primarily due to a…

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USANA Appoints Brent Neidig Chief Officer and Managing Director of China

Brent Neidig

USANA recently announced that Brent Neidig has been appointed chief officer and managing director of China. As executive vice president of China since February 2017, Neidig oversaw USANA’s Chinese subsidiary, BabyCare, and the notable expansion of USANA’s presence in China. His new role will see him continue his efforts to grow and manage USANA’s Chinese…

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Herbalife Nutrition Net Sales Up 10% for 2018

Herbalife Nutrition Net Sales

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. Net sales for the full year 2018 were $4.9 billion, an increase of 10 percent compared to full year 2017. Fourth quarter reported net sales of $1.2 billion increased 9 percent compared to the prior year…

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Nu Skin Q4 2018 Sales Up 3%; Up 18% for Year

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Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) announced fourth-quarter and 2018 financial results. Revenue for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2018 was $693.3 million, up 3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017. “We delivered another strong quarter despite a challenging comparison from the $130 million LumiSpa introduction in the prior year,” said Ritch Wood,…

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LifeVantage Q2 2019 Revenue Up 17.6%

LifeVantage Corporation (Nasdaq: LFVN) reported financial results for its second quarter ended December 31, 2018. Revenue increased 17.6% to $58.2 million year over year and 4.6% sequentially; Revenue in the Americas increased 15.0% year over year and 3.3% sequentially. Revenue in Asia/Pacific & Europe increased 25.0% year over year and 8.2% sequentially; Active members increased 8.2%, including independent distributor growth of 6.5% and active customer…

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Avon to Sell China Manufacturing Operation

Guangzhou, China

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with TheFaceshop Co., Ltd., for its manufacturing operation in China. TheFaceshop Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of LG Household & Health Care Ltd., one of Asia’s largest consumer goods and beauty companies, will acquire all of the shares of Avon’s Beauty manufacturing operation in Guangzhou. Net proceeds to…

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