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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.25
LNCE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1685 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LNCE: 0.25 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.25

Equity to Asset 0.57
LNCE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1678 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. LNCE: 0.57 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.57

0.47
0.8
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.16
M-Score: -2.18
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.85
LNCE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1691 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. LNCE: 6.85 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 9.43
Current: 6.85

1.23
9.43
Net-margin (%) 10.04
LNCE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LNCE: 10.04 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.44   Max: 6.18
Current: 10.04

-1.44
6.18
ROE (%) 20.01
LNCE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.66 vs. LNCE: 20.01 )
LNCE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.21   Max: 16.21
Current: 20.01

-3.21
16.21
ROA (%) 10.31
LNCE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. LNCE: 10.31 )
LNCE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.49   Max: 12.04
Current: 10.31

-2.49
12.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.48
LNCE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1694 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. LNCE: 22.48 )
LNCE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.01   Max: 25.31
Current: 22.48

3.01
25.31
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.20
LNCE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LNCE: -4.20 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 8.6
Current: -4.2

-6.2
8.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 20.70
LNCE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. LNCE: 20.70 )
LNCE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.1   Max: 20.7
Current: 20.7

-11.1
20.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 152.00
LNCE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LNCE: 152.00 )
LNCE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -54.8   Max: 152
Current: 152

-54.8
152
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LNCE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Keeley 1,231,900 sh (+7.32%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 2,206,036 sh (-0.1%)
Ken Fisher 225,900 sh (-8.63%)
Chuck Royce 275,000 sh (-35.9%)
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Q1 2014

LNCE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 120,346 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 275,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 1,224,900 sh (-0.57%)
Mario Gabelli 2,148,397 sh (-2.61%)
Ken Fisher 219,200 sh (-2.97%)
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Q2 2014

LNCE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 12,321 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 2,278,066 sh (+6.04%)
Chuck Royce 275,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 197,400 sh (-9.95%)
Joel Greenblatt 79,499 sh (-33.94%)
John Keeley 147,200 sh (-87.98%)
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Q3 2014

LNCE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 98,882 sh (+24.38%)
Mario Gabelli 2,326,393 sh (+2.12%)
Chuck Royce 275,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 197,400 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LNCE

(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
John Keeley 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.07%$24.81 - $28.09 $ 30.6214%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 24.38%0.01%$24.81 - $28.09 $ 30.6214%98882
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Reduce -87.98%0.52%$25.59 - $28.45 $ 30.6214%147200
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -33.94%0.02%$25.59 - $28.45 $ 30.6214%79499
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.05%$25.28 - $28.76 $ 30.6212%120346
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$27.01 - $30.38 $ 30.627%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 307.6%0.02%$26.6 - $31.98 $ 30.626%31577
Ken Fisher 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$26.6 - $31.98 $ 30.626%247250
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -77.39%0.04%$24.12 - $26.16 $ 30.6221%8875
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 48.78%0.02%$23.01 - $26.03 $ 30.6225%39254
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -28.36%0.02%$22.45 - $25.72 $ 30.6228%26384
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -35.51%0.05%$24.35 - $27 $ 30.6219%36828
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Add 413.62%0.4%$21.84 - $25.96 $ 30.6241%950200
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.13%$21.84 - $25.96 $ 30.6241%57106
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 26.62%0.07%$21.84 - $25.96 $ 30.6241%1662521
PRIMECAP Management 2012-03-31 Sold Out $21.84 - $25.96 $ 30.6241%0
John Keeley 2011-12-31 New Buy0.09%$18.9 - $22.85 $ 30.6247%185000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 11.50
LNCE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 24.50 vs. LNCE: 11.50 )
LNCE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.78   Max: 124.4
Current: 11.5

9.78
124.4
P/B 2.10
LNCE's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. LNCE: 2.10 )
LNCE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 3.87
Current: 2.1

0.7
3.87
P/S 1.20
LNCE's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LNCE: 1.20 )
LNCE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.37
Current: 1.2

0.57
1.37
EV-to-EBIT 19.27
LNCE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.09 vs. LNCE: 19.27 )
LNCE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.2   Max: 313.9
Current: 19.27

10.2
313.9
PEG 14.08
LNCE's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LNCE: 14.08 )
LNCE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 65.05
Current: 14.08

2.1
65.05
Shiller P/E 27.80
LNCE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 54.72 vs. LNCE: 27.80 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.72   Max: 45.69
Current: 27.8

16.72
45.69
Current Ratio 2.47
LNCE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1697 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. LNCE: 2.47 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 4.26
Current: 2.47

0.95
4.26
Quick Ratio 1.74
LNCE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1697 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LNCE: 1.74 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 3.11
Current: 1.74

0.65
3.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.10
LNCE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
62% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. LNCE: 2.10 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2   Max: 4.67
Current: 2.1

2
4.67
Dividend Payout 0.64
LNCE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. LNCE: 0.64 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 8
Current: 0.64

0.08
8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.10
LNCE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. LNCE: 2.10 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2   Max: 4.67
Current: 2.1

2
4.67
Share Buyback Rate -26.90
LNCE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. LNCE: -26.90 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.3   Max: -29.1
Current: -26.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 38.28
LNCE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. LNCE: 38.28 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 35.46
Current: 38.28

1.89
35.46
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.06
LNCE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. LNCE: 2.06 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 2.15
Current: 2.06

1.02
2.15
Price/Median PS Value 1.31
LNCE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LNCE: 1.31 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.31

0.5
1.86
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 6.88
LNCE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LNCE: 6.88 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 17.76
Current: 6.88

0.49
17.76
Price/Graham Number 6.88
LNCE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. LNCE: 6.88 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 14.47
Current: 6.88

0.98
14.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
LNCE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1665 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LNCE: 5.20 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 9.8
Current: 5.2

0.3
9.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.39
LNCE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1094 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. LNCE: 6.39 )
LNCE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.4   Max: 12.4
Current: 6.39

-6.4
12.4

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Traded in other countries:LA2.Germany,
Snyders-Lance Inc a North Carolina corporation, was formed from the merger of Lance, Inc. and Snyders of Hanover, Inc. in 2010 and further expanded with the acquisition of Snack Factory, LLC and certain affiliates in 2012. It operates in one business segment: the manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sale of snack food products. Its products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, kettle chips, pretzel crackers, cookies, potato chips, tortilla chips, other salty snacks, sugar wafers, nuts and restaurant style crackers. Additionally, it purchased certain cakes and meat snacks sold under its brands and partner brand products for resale in order to broaden its product offerings. Products are packaged in various single-serve, multi-pack and family-size configurations. Its branded products are sold under trade names owned by the Company. Partner brands consist of other third-party brands that the Company sells through its Independent Business Owner based Direct-Store-Delivery distribution network. It sells private brand products directly to retailers and third-party distributors using certain store brands or its own control brands. In addition, it contracts with other branded food manufacturers to produce its products and periodically sell certain semi-finished goods to other manufacturers. The Company owns various registered trademarks for use with its branded products including Snyders of Hanover, Lance, Cape Cod and Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps and Krunchers!, Toms, Archway, Jays, Stella Doro, EatSmart, O-Ke-Doke and Quitos and a variety of other marks and designs. Its license trademarks, including those for limited use on certain products that are classified as branded products. It also owns registered trademarks including Brent & Sams, Vista and Delicious that are used in connection with its private brand products. The raw materials used to manufacture its products are flour, vegetable oil, sugar, peanuts, potatoes, chocolate, other nuts, cheese and seasonings. The packaging supplies used are flexible film, cartons, trays, boxes and bags. The Company competes with manufacturers. The methods of competition are price, service, product quality, product offerings and distribution. Its operations in the United States and Canada are subject to various federal, state (or provincial) and local laws and regulations with respect to environmental matters.
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