WW International Inc. WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, late Thursday missed the revenue forecast for its third quarter and said revenue for the year will come at the lower end of its expectations. The stock dropped more than 10% in the extended session. WW earned $43.7 million, or 54 cents a share, in the quarter, swinging from a loss of $206 million, or $2.93 a share, in the prior-year period. Revenue dropped 14% to $214.9 million, the company said. Analysts polled by FactSet expected WW to report earnings of 13 cents a share on sales of $222 million. The company said 2023 revenues are expected to be at the low end of its previous guidance of between $890 million and $910 million. “As anticipated, the strategic decisions to promote long-term commitment plans and to wind down our low-margin consumer-products business pressured revenues in the quarter,” Chief Executive Heather Stark said in a statement. “However, as demonstrated by our record gross margin, I am confident we are making the right decisions to return the business to profitable growth.” The company ended the quarter with a 6% rise in the number of subscribers to 4 million, it said.
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