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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 : 8/10

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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
LBIX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. LBIX: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: -0.57  Med: 0.36 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
-0.57
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.88
LBIX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
99% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. LBIX: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.88
0.29
0.89
Interest Coverage 262.00
LBIX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 27.99 vs. LBIX: 262.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.82  Med: 9.24 Max: 262
Current: 262
2.82
262
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.78
M-Score: -2.58
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -2.80
LBIX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 7.27 vs. LBIX: -2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.07  Med: -1.85 Max: 10.35
Current: -2.8
-19.07
10.35
Net-margin (%) -1.56
LBIX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. LBIX: -1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.24  Med: -2.66 Max: 8.43
Current: -1.56
-23.24
8.43
ROE (%) -1.50
LBIX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. LBIX: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LBIX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -65.01  Med: -8.26 Max: 12.79
Current: -1.5
-65.01
12.79
ROA (%) -1.31
LBIX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. LBIX: -1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LBIX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -30.99  Med: -2.94 Max: 10.07
Current: -1.31
-30.99
10.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.79
LBIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 15.66 vs. LBIX: -1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LBIX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -74.13  Med: -7.31 Max: 21.15
Current: -1.79
-74.13
21.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -13.70
LBIX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. LBIX: -13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.9  Med: -10.50 Max: 10
Current: -13.7
-30.9
10
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -25.10
LBIX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LBIX: -25.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBIX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.3  Med: -11.00 Max: 84.8
Current: -25.1
-42.3
84.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -41.60
LBIX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. LBIX: -41.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBIX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -76.4  Med: -33.90 Max: 74.1
Current: -41.6
-76.4
74.1
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Ratios

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P/B 1.04
LBIX's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. LBIX: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LBIX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.00 Max: 8.16
Current: 1.04
0.15
8.16
P/S 1.22
LBIX's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. LBIX: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LBIX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.70 Max: 2.56
Current: 1.22
0.05
2.56
Shiller P/E 19.02
LBIX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 26.13 vs. LBIX: 19.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13  Med: 44.19 Max: 119.5
Current: 19.02
13
119.5
Current Ratio 2.11
LBIX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. LBIX: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.66
Current: 2.11
0.68
2.66
Quick Ratio 1.31
LBIX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LBIX: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.74
Current: 1.31
0.02
1.74
Days Inventory 61.44
LBIX's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
61% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 52.97 vs. LBIX: 61.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 24.55  Med: 41.32 Max: 84.35
Current: 61.44
24.55
84.35
Days Sales Outstanding 17.64
LBIX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 47.36 vs. LBIX: 17.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 8.27  Med: 26.24 Max: 63.8
Current: 17.64
8.27
63.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.29
LBIX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 8.13 vs. LBIX: 8.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.2  Med: 10.30 Max: 69
Current: 8.29
6.2
69
Price/Tangible Book 1.04
LBIX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. LBIX: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.49 Max: 9.34
Current: 1.04
0.26
9.34
Price/Projected FCF 0.50
LBIX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. LBIX: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.60 Max: 27.04
Current: 0.5
0.4
27.04
Price/Median PS Value 1.55
LBIX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LBIX: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.78 Max: 3.03
Current: 1.55
0.14
3.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.51
LBIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. LBIX: -1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.53  Med: 6.80 Max: 24.3
Current: -1.51
-1.53
24.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.01
LBIX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. LBIX: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LBIX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -130.7  Med: -1.80 Max: 33.3
Current: 0.01
-130.7
33.3

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Non-Alcoholic » Beverages - Soft Drinks
Compare:KO, PEP, KOF, SODA, CCLAY » 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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