Washington, DC 20549




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 5, 2014



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)


Delaware   001-31573   13-3714405
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3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills, Maryland, 21117

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Item 2.05.Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.


On December 5, 2014, Medifast, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the implementation of the next phase of the Company’s previously disclosed strategy to exit the corporate center model. The Company announced the plan by a subsidiary to close 34 corporate-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers by December 31, 2014. The Company also announced that in addition to the closures, its subsidiary entered into agreements to sell the assets of 17 corporate-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers to existing business partners, which would then be transitioned to the franchise model. Exiting the corporate Center model is consistent with the Company’s long-term strategy and will allow the Company to focus on optimizing the performance of current and future franchise partners. For 2014, corporate-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers have estimated revenues of $22.0 million with estimated pre-tax losses in the range of $5.0 million to $6.0 million prior to restructuring charges.


The Company expects to reduce total Company headcount by approximately 25%. Clients impacted by the closures will have several options to continue their weight loss programs with the Company.


In the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company expects to take a pre-tax charge associated with discontinued operations of approximately $9.4 million or $0.48 per diluted share. This charge includes $1.6 million in marketing support for centers transitioning to franchise, $0.6 million for one-time termination benefits, $4.3 million for contractual costs that will continue to be incurred for the Company’s operating leases, $2.0 million for impaired assets and $0.9 million in other facility related closure costs. Of the estimated $9.4 million charge, approximately $7.4 million is anticipated to be paid in cash.


The Company now expects full year 2014 revenues of $307.0 million to $308.0 million. The Company maintains EPS guidance in the range of $1.80 to $1.83 per diluted share. EPS guidance excludes $2.1 million or $0.10 per diluted share for extraordinary legal and advisory expenses incurred in the third and fourth quarters of 2014, $2.0 million or $0.10 per diluted share of anticipated expenses associated with the Franchisee loan default previously disclosed and the $9.4 million or $0.48 per diluted share relating to the expenses covering the above.


A copy of the Press Release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.


Item 2.06Material Impairments.


The disclosures set forth above in Item 2.05 are also responsive to Item 2.06 and are incorporated by reference herein.


Item 7.01Regulation FD Disclosure


The disclosures set forth above in Item 2.05 are also responsive to Item 7.01 and are incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.




99.1Press release dated December 5, 2014






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  By: /s/ Timothy Robinson

Timothy Robinson

Chief Financial Officer

Dated: December 11, 2014  






Exhibit No.Description


99.1Press Release dated December 5, 2014