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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.10
LNCE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 1422 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. LNCE: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.09 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1
Equity to Asset 0.57
LNCE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. LNCE: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.57
0.47
0.78
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.17
M-Score: -1.89
WACC vs ROIC
9.46%
4.74%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.68
LNCE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.67 vs. LNCE: 6.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.23  Med: 6.25 Max: 9.28
Current: 6.68
1.23
9.28
Net-margin (%) 11.42
LNCE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. LNCE: 11.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.44  Med: 3.74 Max: 11.88
Current: 11.42
-1.44
11.88
ROE (%) 18.48
LNCE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. LNCE: 18.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 11.11 Max: 19.39
Current: 18.48
0.45
19.39
ROA (%) 10.16
LNCE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. LNCE: 10.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 6.43 Max: 12.04
Current: 10.16
0.25
12.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.71
LNCE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1438 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. LNCE: 18.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.01  Med: 18.32 Max: 40.31
Current: 18.71
3.01
40.31
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.40
LNCE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. LNCE: -1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.1  Med: 3.80 Max: 8.6
Current: -1.4
-9.1
8.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.20
LNCE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. LNCE: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.1  Med: -0.20 Max: 14.5
Current: 8.2
-11.1
14.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
LNCE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. LNCE: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -54.8  Med: -1.65 Max: 124.3
Current: 14.5
-54.8
124.3
» LNCE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2014

LNCE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 9,500 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 300,000 sh (+9.09%)
Mario Gabelli 2,413,156 sh (+3.73%)
Ken Fisher 193,500 sh (-1.98%)
Joel Greenblatt 26,062 sh (-73.64%)
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Q1 2015

LNCE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 95,700 sh (+907.37%)
Chuck Royce 300,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 193,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 2,352,903 sh (-2.50%)
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Q2 2015

LNCE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 16,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 142,100 sh (+48.48%)
Ken Fisher 279,500 sh (+44.44%)
Mario Gabelli 2,357,048 sh (+0.18%)
Chuck Royce 300,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.61
LNCE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. LNCE: 12.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.78  Med: 26.12 Max: 124.4
Current: 12.61
9.78
124.4
Forward P/E 26.25
LNCE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. LNCE: 26.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 35.20
LNCE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1091 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. LNCE: 35.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 17.33  Med: 31.15 Max: 126.37
Current: 35.2
17.33
126.37
P/B 2.24
LNCE's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. LNCE: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LNCE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.45 Max: 3.87
Current: 2.24
0.7
3.87
P/S 1.44
LNCE's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 1417 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. LNCE: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LNCE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.45
Current: 1.44
0.57
1.45
POCF 284.92
LNCE's POCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. LNCE: 284.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LNCE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.4  Med: 13.63 Max: 285.42
Current: 284.92
7.4
285.42
EV-to-EBIT 25.26
LNCE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. LNCE: 25.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LNCE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.1  Med: 22.60 Max: 313.9
Current: 25.26
12.1
313.9
PEG 44.00
LNCE's PEG is ranked lower than
95% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. LNCE: 44.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LNCE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 8.85 Max: 67.45
Current: 44
2.1
67.45
Shiller P/E 31.05
LNCE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.38 vs. LNCE: 31.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.55  Med: 29.65 Max: 45.04
Current: 31.05
18.55
45.04
Current Ratio 2.39
LNCE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. LNCE: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.07 Max: 3.93
Current: 2.39
0.95
3.93
Quick Ratio 1.57
LNCE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LNCE: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.43 Max: 3.03
Current: 1.57
0.65
3.03
Days Inventory 41.27
LNCE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
70% of the 1385 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.30 vs. LNCE: 41.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.91  Med: 35.08 Max: 48.83
Current: 41.27
27.91
48.83
Days Sales Outstanding 31.64
LNCE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 37.93 vs. LNCE: 31.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 22.7  Med: 29.87 Max: 47.89
Current: 31.64
22.7
47.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.89
LNCE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 1654 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. LNCE: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.87  Med: 2.85 Max: 4.31
Current: 1.89
1.87
4.31
Dividend Payout 0.66
LNCE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
74% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LNCE: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.80 Max: 8
Current: 0.66
0.08
8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.89
LNCE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1670 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. LNCE: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.87  Med: 2.85 Max: 4.31
Current: 1.89
1.87
4.31
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
LNCE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. LNCE: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.3  Med: -1.20 Max: -29.1
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3419.00
LNCE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. LNCE: 3419.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.89  Med: 3.51 Max: 3227
Current: 3419
1.89
3227
Price/Projected FCF 2.26
LNCE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. LNCE: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.69 Max: 2.21
Current: 2.26
1.02
2.21
Price/Median PS Value 1.59
LNCE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 1309 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LNCE: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.59
0.48
1.8
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.46
LNCE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. LNCE: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 2.25 Max: 17.76
Current: 3.46
0.49
17.76
Price/Graham Number 72.74
LNCE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
100% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. LNCE: 72.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.91 Max: 68.66
Current: 72.74
0.98
68.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.96
LNCE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LNCE: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 4.40 Max: 8.3
Current: 3.96
0.3
8.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.22
LNCE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. LNCE: 11.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LNCE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -6.4  Med: 1.65 Max: 12.4
Current: 11.22
-6.4
12.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 1,712 1,786 1,861 1,949
EPS($) 1.15 1.30 1.45 1.60
EPS without NRI($) 1.15 1.30 1.45 1.60

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
Compare:NSRGY, UL, UN, DANOY, GIS » details
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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