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USANA Health Sciences

USANA Health Sciences has a very persuasive sales pitch: Its products will help you live longer and get rich. Now who wouldn't want that? Founded in 1992 by microbiologist Myron Wentz, USANA sells nutritional supplements and personal-care products through a network of 119,000 sales reps. Need a soap-free skin cleanser, a vitamin packed with antioxidants, or toothpaste made with green tea? A USANA rep will be happy to help.

The Salt Lake City company's sales more than doubled in the past three years to $270 million. The stock has shot up six-fold in the same time frame to a recent $40 per share. Someone has been taking their vitamins.

Company Info

Market Value* $ 783.3 MILLION
Total Return* (1-yr.) 53.6%
(3-yr.) 2,196.1%
2004 sales $ 272.8 MILLION
Sales Growth(1-yr.) 36.4%
(3-yr.) 35.2%
Net income* $ 30.8 MILLION
Net Income Growth (1-yr.) 47.8%
(3-yr.) 141.4%
Net Margin* 11.6%
Return on Equity* 55.6%
Return on Invested Capital* 55.6%
*Trailing 12 months
Company data as of 4/29/05
provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

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Company Snapshot

USANA Health Sciences Inc. engages in the development and manufacture of nutritional and personal-care products. It provides vitamin and mineral supplements that provide a foundation of advanced nutrition for every age group, supplements designed to meet individual health and nutritional needs, and healthy convenience foods and other related products such as powdered drink mixes and nutrition bars. The company also offers personal-care products that support healthy skin and hair by providing topical nourishment, moisturization, and protection. These products include perfecting essence, daily cleanser, toner, eye nourisher, replenishing creme, rice bran polisher, nutritious creme masque, shampoo, conditioner, firming body nourisher, and shower gel.

In addition, USANA Health Sciences manufactures personal-care products produced under the brand name of its customers. It distributes its products through a network marketing system using independent distributors, as well as directly in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and Britain. It was founded in 1992 by Myron W. Wentz and is headquartered in Salt Lake City.

No. of Employees


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Myron W. Wentz

Myron W. Wentz, 64


Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

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Total Compensation*


Total Value of Options**


Degrees Held

University of Utah (PhD), University of North Dakota (MS), North Central College (BS)

* Latest available fiscal year
** The sum of the net value of options exercised and held in the latest available fiscal year

Key Executives

Myron W. Wentz, David A. Wentz, Gilbert A. Fuller, Fred W. Cooper, Mark H. Wilson, Timothy E. Wood

Board Members

Myron W. Wentz, Robert Anciaux, Jerry G. McClain, Ronald S. Poelman, Denis E. Waitley

Data provided by Capital IQ
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