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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
LANC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LANC: No Debt )
LANC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.82
LANC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LANC: 0.82 )
LANC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.82

0.66
0.84
Interest Coverage No Debt
LANC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.07 vs. LANC: No Debt )
LANC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 24.49   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

24.49
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 18.39
M-Score: -3.16
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.15
LANC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. LANC: 14.15 )
LANC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.68   Max: 16.49
Current: 14.15

7.68
16.49
Net-margin (%) 6.65
LANC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. LANC: 6.65 )
LANC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.84   Max: 10.88
Current: 6.65

3.84
10.88
ROE (%) 13.81
LANC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. LANC: 13.81 )
LANC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.36   Max: 25.91
Current: 13.81

9.36
25.91
ROA (%) 11.30
LANC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. LANC: 11.30 )
LANC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.73   Max: 21.19
Current: 11.3

6.73
21.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 56.11
LANC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.64 vs. LANC: 56.11 )
LANC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22   Max: 74.18
Current: 56.11

22
74.18
Revenue Growth (%) -1.10
LANC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. LANC: -1.10 )
LANC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 10.1
Current: -1.1

-1.1
10.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.70
LANC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. LANC: -0.70 )
LANC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.9   Max: 23.2
Current: -0.7

-6.9
23.2
EPS Growth (%) -1.30
LANC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. LANC: -1.30 )
LANC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.8   Max: 32.8
Current: -1.3

-13.8
32.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LANC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 441,700 sh (+13.58%)
Chuck Royce 1,109,611 sh (+6.49%)
Donald Yacktman 525,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 460,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 48,230 sh (-24.13%)
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Q1 2014

LANC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeremy Grantham 19,343 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 8,450 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 160,419 sh (+232.61%)
Jim Simons 478,700 sh (+8.38%)
Donald Yacktman 525,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 460,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,011,933 sh (-8.8%)
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Q2 2014

LANC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 27,243 sh (+40.84%)
Jim Simons 537,500 sh (+12.28%)
Murray Stahl 8,772 sh (+3.81%)
Donald Yacktman 525,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 460,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 923,300 sh (-8.76%)
Joel Greenblatt 104,214 sh (-35.04%)
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Q3 2014

LANC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 121,731 sh (+16.81%)
Murray Stahl 10,032 sh (+14.36%)
Jim Simons 562,562 sh (+4.66%)
Yacktman Fund 460,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 525,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 25,443 sh (-6.61%)
Chuck Royce 848,100 sh (-8.14%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LANC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -35.04%0.08%$85.46 - $98.71 $ 94.662%104214
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 232.61%0.17%$83.47 - $98.28 $ 94.666%160419
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -24.13%0.04%$77.18 - $88.68 $ 94.6612%48230
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 447.03%0.13%$71.25 - $85.8 $ 94.6618%63570
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.04%$76.64 - $84.228 $ 94.6618%11621
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.5%$69.19 - $77.62 $ 94.6630%0
Yacktman Focused Fund 2012-12-31 New Buy0.5%$67.54 - $77.04 $ 94.6631%460000
Meridian Funds 2012-06-30 New Buy0.19%$63.11 - $71.76 $ 94.6644%80600
Donald Yacktman 2011-12-31 Reduce -39.86%0.2%$59.46 - $71.36 $ 94.6642%478700
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0475%$54.11 - $63.54 $ 94.6658%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 34.90
LANC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. LANC: 34.90 )
LANC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.31   Max: 34.93
Current: 34.9

11.31
34.93
P/B 4.72
LANC's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. LANC: 4.72 )
LANC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 5.15
Current: 4.72

2.22
5.15
P/S 2.42
LANC's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. LANC: 2.42 )
LANC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.49
Current: 2.42

0.85
2.49
PFCF 21.85
LANC's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 101.73 vs. LANC: 21.85 )
LANC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.11   Max: 43.78
Current: 21.85

9.11
43.78
EV-to-EBIT 14.98
LANC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.11 vs. LANC: 14.98 )
LANC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.9   Max: 17.1
Current: 14.98

6.9
17.1
Shiller P/E 24.17
LANC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 58.70 vs. LANC: 24.17 )
LANC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.64   Max: 27.05
Current: 24.17

11.64
27.05
Current Ratio 4.90
LANC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. LANC: 4.90 )
LANC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 5.39
Current: 4.9

1.66
5.39
Quick Ratio 3.90
LANC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LANC: 3.90 )
LANC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 4.24
Current: 3.9

0.83
4.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.89
LANC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 1247 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. LANC: 1.89 )
LANC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 3.97
Current: 1.89

1.77
3.97
Dividend Payout 0.60
LANC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. LANC: 0.60 )
LANC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.6

0.14
0.93
Dividend growth (3y) 18.70
LANC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. LANC: 18.70 )
LANC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 18.7
Current: 18.7

3.3
18.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.76
LANC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. LANC: 3.76 )
LANC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 7.85
Current: 3.76

3.5
7.85
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
LANC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. LANC: 0.50 )
LANC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 23.44
LANC's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
96% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LANC: 23.44 )
LANC' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 21.5   Max: 458.76
Current: 23.44

21.5
458.76
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.05
LANC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LANC: 13.05 )
LANC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.84   Max: 106.36
Current: 13.05

6.84
106.36
Price/Tangible Book 5.73
LANC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. LANC: 5.73 )
LANC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 6.43
Current: 5.73

2.01
6.43
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.67
LANC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. LANC: 1.67 )
LANC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.67

0.64
1.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.71
LANC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LANC: 1.71 )
LANC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.71

0.51
1.86
Price/Graham Number 2.53
LANC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. LANC: 2.53 )
LANC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 2.69
Current: 2.53

0.83
2.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
LANC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. LANC: 6.70 )
LANC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 14.5
Current: 6.7

5.9
14.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.65
LANC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. LANC: 2.65 )
LANC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 20.3
Current: 2.65

1.6
20.3

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Traded in other countries:LC1.Germany
Lancaster Colony Corp began its operations in 1961 as a Delaware corporation. In 1992, it re-incorporated as an Ohio corporation. The Company is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of consumer products. It also manufactures and markets candles for the food, drug and mass markets. The Company operates in two business segments - Specialty Foods and Glassware and Candles. The food products its Specialty Foods segment manufactures and sells include: salad dressings and sauces marketed under the brand names Marzetti, T. Marzetti, Cardini's, Pfeiffer, Simply Dressed, Katherine's Kitchen and Girard's; fruit glazes, vegetable dips and fruit dips marketed under the brand name T. Marzetti; Greek yogurt vegetable dips marketed under the brand name Otria; frozen garlic breads marketed under the brand names New York BRAND and Mamma Bella; frozen Parkerhouse style yeast dinner rolls and sweet rolls, as well as biscuits, marketed under the brand names Sister Schubert's, Marshall's and Mary B's; premium dry egg noodles marketed under the brand names Inn Maid and Amish Kitchen; frozen specialty noodles and pastas marketed under the brand names Reames and Aunt Vi's; croutons and related products marketed under the brand names New York BRAND, Texas Toast, Chatham Village, Cardini's and T. Marzetti and caviar marketed under the brand name Romanoff. A portion of its sales in this segment relates to products sold under private label to retailers, distributors and restaurants primarily in the United States. Additionally, a portion of its sales relates to dressing packets, frozen specialty noodles and pastas sold to industrial customers for use as ingredients or components in their products. The dressings, sauces, croutons, fruit glazes, vegetable dips, fruit dips, frozen breads and yeast rolls are sold primarily through sales personnel, food brokers and distributors throughout the United States. Sales are made to retail, club stores and foodservice markets. Its glassware and candles segment manufactures candles, candle accessories, and other home fragrance products in a variety of sizes, forms and fragrances in retail markets to mass merchants, supermarkets, drug stores and specialty shops under the Candle-lite brand name. Both its Specialty Foods segment and Glassware and Candles segment face competition from a number of manufacturers of various sizes and capabilities.
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