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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.64
LWAY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 1470 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. LWAY: 0.64 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.27   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.64

Equity to Asset 0.70
LWAY's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LWAY: 0.70 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.7

0.57
0.91
Interest Coverage 39.56
LWAY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.45 vs. LWAY: 39.56 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 10   Max: 95.16
Current: 39.56

10
95.16
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 10.00
M-Score: -2.14
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.23
LWAY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1466 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.02 vs. LWAY: 8.23 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 23.38
Current: 8.23

7.25
23.38
Net-margin (%) 5.12
LWAY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. LWAY: 5.12 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.08   Max: 14.93
Current: 5.12

4.08
14.93
ROE (%) 11.62
LWAY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. LWAY: 11.62 )
LWAY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.73   Max: 19.35
Current: 11.62

6.73
19.35
ROA (%) 7.84
LWAY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. LWAY: 7.84 )
LWAY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 12.52
Current: 7.84

5.51
12.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.31
LWAY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. LWAY: 25.31 )
LWAY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 17.68   Max: 59.31
Current: 25.31

17.68
59.31
Revenue Growth (%) 19.40
LWAY's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. LWAY: 19.40 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 33.3
Current: 19.4

8.9
33.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.50
LWAY's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. LWAY: 6.50 )
LWAY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.1   Max: 29.4
Current: 6.5

-6.1
29.4
EPS Growth (%) 12.10
LWAY's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. LWAY: 12.10 )
LWAY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 37.5
Current: 12.1

-9.8
37.5
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

LWAY Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 275,600 sh (-3.27%)
Jim Simons 44,500 sh (-10.64%)
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Q4 2013

LWAY Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 264,300 sh (-4.1%)
Jim Simons 39,400 sh (-11.46%)
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Q1 2014

LWAY Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 263,200 sh (-0.42%)
Jim Simons 36,200 sh (-8.12%)
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Q2 2014

LWAY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 262,000 sh (-0.46%)
Jim Simons 34,600 sh (-4.42%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 73.80
LWAY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. LWAY: 73.80 )
LWAY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 21.35   Max: 107.05
Current: 73.8

21.35
107.05
P/B 4.88
LWAY's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. LWAY: 4.88 )
LWAY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.38   Max: 13.02
Current: 4.88

3.38
13.02
P/S 2.01
LWAY's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LWAY: 2.01 )
LWAY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 13.88
Current: 2.01

1.64
13.88
EV-to-EBIT 51.05
LWAY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.98 vs. LWAY: 51.05 )
LWAY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.6   Max: 65.3
Current: 51.05

12.6
65.3
PEG 26.50
LWAY's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LWAY: 26.50 )
LWAY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 15.87
Current: 26.5

1.08
15.87
Shiller P/E 50.61
LWAY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 294.81 vs. LWAY: 50.61 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 33.83   Max: 140.33
Current: 50.61

33.83
140.33
Current Ratio 2.99
LWAY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. LWAY: 2.99 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 17.89
Current: 2.99

1.52
17.89
Quick Ratio 2.17
LWAY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LWAY: 2.17 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 16.87
Current: 2.17

1.13
16.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.60
LWAY's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
86% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. LWAY: 0.60 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.6

0.41
0.74
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.60
LWAY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LWAY: 0.60 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.6

0.41
0.74
Share Buyback Rate 0.60
LWAY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. LWAY: 0.60 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.9   Max: -5.4
Current: 0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.00
LWAY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. LWAY: 2.00 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 7.9
Current: 2

1.5
7.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.59
LWAY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. LWAY: 2.59 )
LWAY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 25
Current: 2.59

6.2
25

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
Compare:NSRGY, UL, UN, DANOY, GIS » details
Traded in other countries:LWF.Germany
Lifeway Foods Inc., an Illinois corporation, commenced operations in February 1986, and was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois on May 19, 1986. The Company's main business activity is the manufacturing of probiotic, cultured, functional dairy and non-dairy health food products. Its main products are kefir, a drinkable dairy beverage similar to but distinct from yogurt, in several flavors sold under the name 'Lifeway Kefir' and 'Helios Nutrition Organic Kefir'; a line of yogurts sold under the 'Lassi' brand; and 'BasicsPlus,' a dairy based immune-supporting dietary supplement beverage. In addition to the drinkable products, Lifeway manufactures 'Lifeway Farmer Cheese,' a line of various farmer cheeses, a line of gourmet cream cheeses, and 'Sweet Kiss,' a fruit sugar-flavored spreadable cheese similar in consistency to cream cheese. The Company also manufactures and markets a vegetable-based seasoning under the 'Golden Zesta' brand. Lifeway manufactures all of its products at Company-owned facilities and distributes its products throughout the United States. In the Chicago metropolitan area, Lifeway distributes its products on its own trucks and via one distributor. The Company directly distributes its products in the Philadelphia and Tri State metropolitan areas using its own trucks. The Company is subject to regulation by federal, state and local governmental authorities regarding the distribution and sale of food products.
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Lifeway Foods Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 16 2009 
Lifeway Foods Inc. (LWAY) CFO, Treasurer Edward Smolyansky sells 1,200 Shares Sep 11 2009 

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