Franklin-based Tivity Health, Inc., a leading provider of fitness and health improvement programs, and Nutrisystem, Inc., a leading provider of weight management products and services, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Tivity Health will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Nutrisystem for a combination of cash and stock.
The combined company will be unique in offering, at scale, an integrated portfolio of fitness, nutrition and social engagement solutions to support overall health and wellness. Through this expanded portfolio, Tivity Health will be better positioned to address weight management – a major factor contributing to many chronic diseases. The diversification of Tivity Health’s portfolio and increased scale will benefit all the company’s stakeholders – including health plans, fitness partners, members and consumers – as these offerings support healthier lifestyles and can lower medical costs. Tens of millions of Americans are currently eligible for Tivity Health’s SilverSneakers®, Prime® Fitness, WholeHealth Living™and flip50™ programs, and millions of people have lost weight with Nutrisystem’s products, including Nutrisystem®, South Beach Diet® and DNA BodyBlueprint™.
This transaction will also create meaningful value for Tivity Health’s shareholders through the addition of a new independent revenue stream, cost and revenue synergies, and significant potential growth opportunities. The combination of Tivity Health’s and Nutrisystem’s highly trusted brands and strong marketing and data analytics expertise will allow the combined company to increase awareness and member enrollment and engagement across all consumer audiences. The acquisition of Nutrisystem will further elevate Tivity Health as a leading health and wellness company offering comprehensive fitness, nutrition and social engagement solutions.
Based on the financial results for both companies for the 12 months ended September 30, 2018, pro forma revenue would have been approximately $1.3 billion, net income would have been approximately $135 million and adjusted EBITDA would have been approximately $223 million. See the table appended to this release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures.
“The acquisition of Nutrisystem is an exciting and transformational event for Tivity Health as we expand our portfolio of healthy lifestyle brands,” said Donato Tramuto, Tivity Health’s Chief Executive Officer. “Tivity Health and Nutrisystem share the same mission-driven culture and have highly talented, motivated colleagues. Tivity Health has the opportunity to accelerate its already impressive growth with the addition of Nutrisystem. Our combined platform has the potential to attract new users, increase enrollment, and enhance engagement among the loyal customers and members of both companies.”
“Many of the most common chronic conditions afflicting Americans today are associated with weight management, nutrition and physical fitness, and addressing both calories in and calories out is an important part of alleviating those conditions. Today, Tivity Health manages calories out with our SilverSneakers®, Prime® Fitness and flip50™ programs; and Nutrisystem manages calories in with its weight loss solutions. We believe combining our two companies will create entirely new value propositions for our health plans, fitness partners, members and consumers.”
Upon closing of the acquisition, Tivity Health expects to maintain all existing Nutrisystem brands, as well as Nutrisystem’s Fort Washington, PA location. Additionally, Dawn Zier will become President and Chief Operating Officer of Tivity Health reporting to Tivity Health CEO Donato Tramuto. She will be responsible for Tivity Health’s nutrition and fitness divisions and will join the company’s Board of Directors.