February 18, 2011, 4:57 PM

Annual web sales for Weight Watchers climbs 21.8%

In Q4 e-commerce sales grew 13.1% year over year.

Lead Photo

Weight Watchers International Inc. delivered stouter e-commerce results for the full year and fourth quarter.

For the year ended Jan. 1, Weight Watchers, No. 79 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 reported:

  • An increase in web sales of 21.8% to $238.8 million from $196 million in 2009
  • $1.45 billion in total sales, up 4.3% from $1.39 billion in 2009.
  • North America sales grew 1.5% to $684.1 million from $673.7 million in 2009.
  • International sales increased 0.2% to $396.1 million from $395.1 million in the prior year.
  • Net income was $194.2 million, compared with $177.3 million in 2009.

Internet Retailer calculates the web accounted for 16.5% of total sales compared with 14.1% in 2009.

“Looking at 2011 we are seeing terrific enrollment volumes in our North American and U.K. meeting businesses and further strengthening in our WeightWatchers.com business,” says CEO David Kirchhoff.

For the fourth quarter, Weight Watchers posted:

  • An increase in web sales of 31.1% to $62.4 million from $47.6 million in Q4 2009
  • $356.7 million in total sales, up 14.6% from $311.3 million in Q4 2009.
  • North America sales grew 15.1% to $164.3 million from $142.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.
  • International sales increased 2.6% to $92.4 million from $90.1 million in the prior year.
  • Net income was $48.9 million, compared with $18.7 million in Q4 2009.

Internet Retailer calculates the web accounted for 17.5% of total sales compared with 15.3% in the fourth quarter of 2009.

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

From IR Blogs

FPO

Darin Archer / E-Commerce

Alternative payments: the path to increasing global sales

While the credit card is the most popular online payment method in the United States, ...

FPO

Jim Tompkins / E-Commerce

Alibaba's great leap forward in China logistics

The giant e-commerce company has projected spending $50 billion to create a modern logistics network ...

Advertisement