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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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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
LBIX's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 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: 0.86 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
-0.57
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.82
LBIX's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. LBIX: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LBIX' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.82
0.29
0.9
Interest Coverage No Debt
LBIX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 25.34 vs. LBIX: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LBIX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.46  Med: 54.78 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: -4.78
Beneish M-Score: -4.41
WACC vs ROIC
9.46%
-25.41%
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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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -15.04
LBIX's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
94% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 7.58 vs. LBIX: -15.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LBIX' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.27  Med: 2.95 Max: 10.51
Current: -15.04
-17.27
10.51
Net Margin % -51.52
LBIX's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
96% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 5.55 vs. LBIX: -51.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LBIX' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.52  Med: 1.04 Max: 8.43
Current: -51.52
-51.52
8.43
ROE % -62.36
LBIX's ROE % is ranked lower than
91% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. LBIX: -62.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LBIX' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.36  Med: 0.86 Max: 12.79
Current: -62.36
-62.36
12.79
ROA % -54.57
LBIX's ROA % is ranked lower than
95% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. LBIX: -54.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LBIX' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.57  Med: 0.8 Max: 10.07
Current: -54.57
-54.57
10.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -22.64
LBIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 16.48 vs. LBIX: -22.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LBIX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.51  Med: 6.31 Max: 21.47
Current: -22.64
-42.51
21.47
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -18.70
LBIX's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
96% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. LBIX: -18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LBIX' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.9  Med: -8.65 Max: 159.1
Current: -18.7
-30.9
159.1
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Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Non-Alcoholic » Beverages - Soft Drinks    NAICS: 312112    SIC: 1111
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Traded in other countries:L7BA.Germany,
Headquarter Location:Canada
Leading Brands Inc along with its subsidiaries engages in beverage bottling, distribution, sales, merchandising, brand development and brand management of beverage products. Its product line includes juices and premium beverages.

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.

Ratios

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history
PB Ratio 1.19
LBIX's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. LBIX: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LBIX' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.96 Max: 8.16
Current: 1.19
0.15
8.16
PS Ratio 0.76
LBIX's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. LBIX: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LBIX' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.74 Max: 2.48
Current: 0.76
0.05
2.48
EV-to-EBIT -4.74
LBIX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 17.64 vs. LBIX: -4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LBIX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -395.8  Med: -2.5 Max: 35.4
Current: -4.74
-395.8
35.4
EV-to-EBITDA -9.11
LBIX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 14.49 vs. LBIX: -9.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LBIX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5325.3  Med: 3.6 Max: 173.6
Current: -9.11
-5325.3
173.6
Current Ratio 1.16
LBIX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. LBIX: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LBIX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.21 Max: 2.66
Current: 1.16
0.68
2.66
Quick Ratio 0.72
LBIX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LBIX: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LBIX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.68 Max: 2.65
Current: 0.72
0.02
2.65
Days Inventory 35.51
LBIX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
76% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 53.29 vs. LBIX: 35.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LBIX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.51  Med: 49.58 Max: 76.91
Current: 35.51
35.51
76.91
Days Sales Outstanding 13.62
LBIX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 41.05 vs. LBIX: 13.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LBIX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.27  Med: 15.14 Max: 27.13
Current: 13.62
8.27
27.13

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.80
LBIX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. LBIX: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LBIX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.3  Med: -5.9 Max: 9.2
Current: 0.8
-25.3
9.2

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 52.00
LBIX's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 11.44 vs. LBIX: 52.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
LBIX' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.42  Med: 10.3 Max: 69
Current: 52
1.42
69
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.22
LBIX's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
84% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. LBIX: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LBIX' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.41 Max: 8.82
Current: 1.22
0.26
8.82
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.51
LBIX's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. LBIX: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LBIX' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.4 Max: 31.18
Current: 0.51
0.37
31.18
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.04
LBIX's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. LBIX: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LBIX' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.79 Max: 2.72
Current: 1.04
0.13
2.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -21.10
LBIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. LBIX: -21.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LBIX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.22  Med: 9 Max: 25.5
Current: -21.1
-23.22
25.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 8.72
LBIX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
51% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. LBIX: 8.72 )
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: -2.8 Max: 33.3
Current: 8.72
-129
33.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $7.66
EPS (TTM) $ -1.40
Beta1.29
Short Percentage of Float0.82%
52-Week Range $1.31 - 3.34
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2.80

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