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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
LBIX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. LBIX: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LBIX' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.57  Med: 0.51 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
-0.57
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.90
LBIX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
99% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. LBIX: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LBIX' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.9
0.29
0.9
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.12
M-Score: -3.05
WACC vs ROIC
11.54%
-9.35%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -12.54
LBIX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 6.95 vs. LBIX: -12.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LBIX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.07  Med: 3.81 Max: 10.35
Current: -12.54
-19.07
10.35
Net-margin (%) -8.44
LBIX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. LBIX: -8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LBIX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.1  Med: 1.04 Max: 8.43
Current: -8.44
-20.1
8.43
ROE (%) -7.59
LBIX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 8.06 vs. LBIX: -7.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LBIX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.94  Med: 0.86 Max: 12.79
Current: -7.59
-44.94
12.79
ROA (%) -6.74
LBIX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. LBIX: -6.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LBIX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.87  Med: 0.80 Max: 10.07
Current: -6.74
-21.87
10.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -13.33
LBIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 12.65 vs. LBIX: -13.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LBIX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.5  Med: 6.32 Max: 21.15
Current: -13.33
-42.5
21.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -13.70
LBIX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. LBIX: -13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBIX' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.9  Med: -10.50 Max: 10
Current: -13.7
-30.9
10
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -24.80
LBIX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. LBIX: -24.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBIX' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.4  Med: -11.30 Max: 84.5
Current: -24.8
-42.4
84.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -42.40
LBIX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. LBIX: -42.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBIX' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76  Med: -34.45 Max: 74.1
Current: -42.4
-76
74.1
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-05-15)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

LBIX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 46,400 sh (+8.67%)
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Q2 2015

LBIX Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 46,500 sh (+0.22%)
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Q3 2015

LBIX Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 46,800 sh (+0.65%)
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Q4 2015

LBIX Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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Ratios

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P/B 0.68
LBIX's P/B is ranked higher than
93% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. LBIX: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LBIX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.99 Max: 8.16
Current: 0.68
0.15
8.16
P/S 0.73
LBIX's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. LBIX: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LBIX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.73 Max: 2.48
Current: 0.73
0.05
2.48
Current Ratio 1.80
LBIX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. LBIX: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LBIX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.17 Max: 2.66
Current: 1.8
0.68
2.66
Quick Ratio 0.98
LBIX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. LBIX: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LBIX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.74
Current: 0.98
0.02
1.74
Days Inventory 56.75
LBIX's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
52% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 55.36 vs. LBIX: 56.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LBIX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.64  Med: 46.68 Max: 84.35
Current: 56.75
36.64
84.35
Days Sales Outstanding 7.94
LBIX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 43.67 vs. LBIX: 7.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LBIX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.27  Med: 17.55 Max: 30.25
Current: 7.94
8.27
30.25

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.72
LBIX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 8.32 vs. LBIX: 8.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LBIX' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.2  Med: 10.30 Max: 69
Current: 8.72
6.2
69
Price/Tangible Book 0.69
LBIX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. LBIX: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LBIX' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.45 Max: 9.34
Current: 0.69
0.26
9.34
Price/Projected FCF 0.36
LBIX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. LBIX: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LBIX' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.51 Max: 49.55
Current: 0.36
0.41
49.55
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
LBIX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. LBIX: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LBIX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.75 Max: 2.78
Current: 1.01
0.13
2.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -17.67
LBIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. LBIX: -17.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LBIX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.69  Med: 8.50 Max: 25.5
Current: -17.67
-17.69
25.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.59
LBIX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. LBIX: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LBIX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129  Med: -2.10 Max: 33.3
Current: 6.59
-129
33.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $9
EPS $ -0.27
Beta1.30
Short Percentage of Float0.19%
52-Week Range $1.62 - 4.27
Shares Outstanding(Mil)2.87

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Non-Alcoholic » Beverages - Soft Drinks
Compare:OTCPK:KRED, ASX:RGP, XKLS:7243, TSE:2901, BOM:507690 » details
Traded in other countries:L7BA.Germany,
Leading Brands, Inc. was incorporated under the Company Act (British Columbia) on February 4, 1986 under the name "2060 Investments Ltd." On May 21, 1986, the Company changed its name to "Camfrey Resources Ltd." On March 16, 1993, the Company changed its name to "Brio Industries Inc.," and on October 25, 1999, the Company changed its name to Leading Brands, Inc. The Company and its subsidiaries are engaged in beverage bottling, distribution, sales, merchandising, brand development and brand management of beverage products. The Company is evolved into a fully integrated bottling and distribution operation with customers across Canada, the western United States, and Asia. The Company is also a producer of private label products and a co-packer and beverage bottler for major international beverage companies. The company's brand portfolio includes TrueBlue, TrueBlue Lite, PureBlue. The Company's licensed Brands include Stewart's Fountain Classics. Stewart's Fountain Classics are premium beverages that come in a variety of flavors. Old-fashioned flavors, premium packaging, and awesome taste make Stewart's Fountain Classics top-notch beverages. The Company provides beverage packaging services to branded beverage company. "Co-pack" customers own their brands, and handle the distribution of the product to market. The Company simply "co-packs" or makes the product at the customers' request. The Company charges a "co-pack fee" that equates to the packaging service provided and also bills for any materials not supplied by the customer. The Company sells branded and licensed beverage products through its Integrated Distribution System (IDS) of distributors, wholesalers, and grocery chains. Its principal product lines include juices and other premium beverages. The Company's bottling plant provides bottling services for the Company's own products and for external customers, as requested. The Company also uses the services of third party bottlers as required to meet its objectives. The Company holds a number of trademarks and copyrights relating to certain significant products. The Company is subject to various laws and regulations, and changes in such laws and regulations could have a negative impact its operations.

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