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Herbalife net sales increased 20 percent

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Herbalife Ltd. reported fourth quarter net sales of $1.3 billion, reflecting an increase of 20 percent compared to the same period in 2012, on volume point growth of 13 percent.

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Net income for the quarter was $123.5 million, or $1.15 per diluted share. On an adjusted basis, adjusted1 net income for the quarter was $137.2 million, or $1.28 per diluted share, as compared to 2012 fourth quarter net income of $112.2 million and EPS of $1.00.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2013, the company reported record net sales of $4.8 billion, an 18 percent increase, on 13 percent growth in volume compared to 2012. For the same period, the company reported net income of $527.5 million, or $4.91 per diluted share.

On an adjusted basis, adjusted net income of $577.4 million, or $5.37 per diluted share, reflected increases of 24 percent and 36 percent respectively, over 2012 net income of $464.0 million and EPS of $3.94.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, Herbalife generated cash flow from operations of $772.9 million, an increase of 36 percent compared to 2012; paid dividends of $123.1 million; invested $162.5 million in capital expenditures; and repurchased $297.4 million in common shares outstanding under our previous share repurchase program.

Herbalife recently announced that the Board of Directors approved an increase in its share repurchase authorization to $1.5 billion. Following repurchases made in connection with the company's recent financing transaction on February 7, 2014, the remaining authorized capacity under the repurchase program is $814 million.


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