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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.99
LWAY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. LWAY: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LWAY' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.18 Max: 26.46
Current: 0.99
0.37
26.46
Equity to Asset 0.70
LWAY's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1538 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. LWAY: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LWAY' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.73 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.7
0.59
0.91
Interest Coverage 18.66
LWAY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 1196 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.11 vs. LWAY: 18.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LWAY' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.82  Med: 18.27 Max: 49.69
Current: 18.66
10.82
49.69
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 8.13
M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
10.00%
4.70%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.71
LWAY's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1572 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.88 vs. LWAY: 3.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LWAY' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.56  Med: 10.08 Max: 16.58
Current: 3.71
3.56
16.58
Net-margin (%) 1.66
LWAY's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. LWAY: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LWAY' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.64  Med: 5.66 Max: 10.45
Current: 1.66
1.64
10.45
ROE (%) 4.34
LWAY's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. LWAY: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LWAY' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.38  Med: 11.54 Max: 18.92
Current: 4.34
4.38
18.92
ROA (%) 3.05
LWAY's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1601 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. LWAY: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LWAY' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.07  Med: 7.76 Max: 12.93
Current: 3.05
3.07
12.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.50
LWAY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.70 vs. LWAY: 13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LWAY' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.48  Med: 29.19 Max: 44.41
Current: 13.5
13.48
44.41
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.50
LWAY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. LWAY: 13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LWAY' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.3  Med: 17.10 Max: 33.4
Current: 13.5
9.3
33.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -13.50
LWAY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 1162 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. LWAY: -13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LWAY' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.5  Med: 10.20 Max: 26.8
Current: -13.5
-13.5
26.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -29.30
LWAY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. LWAY: -29.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LWAY' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.3  Med: 10.20 Max: 34.7
Current: -29.3
-29.3
34.7
» LWAY's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

LWAY Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 58,800 sh (+18.07%)
Mario Gabelli 284,998 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2015

LWAY Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 68,000 sh (+15.65%)
Mario Gabelli 283,698 sh (-0.46%)
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Q3 2015

LWAY Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 94,000 sh (+38.24%)
Mario Gabelli 286,098 sh (+0.85%)
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Q4 2015

LWAY Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 120,900 sh (+28.62%)
Mario Gabelli 286,398 sh (+0.10%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 80.00
LWAY's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1222 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.53 vs. LWAY: 80.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LWAY' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.81  Med: 52.39 Max: 203.52
Current: 80
22.81
203.52
Forward P/E 23.47
LWAY's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. LWAY: 23.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 80.00
LWAY's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1222 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.35 vs. LWAY: 80.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LWAY' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.56  Med: 52.26 Max: 205.78
Current: 80
22.56
205.78
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 48.00
LWAY's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
78% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 23.17 vs. LWAY: 48.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LWAY' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.41  Med: 81.08 Max: 363.75
Current: 48
23.41
363.75
P/B 3.43
LWAY's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1491 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. LWAY: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LWAY' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.35  Med: 5.26 Max: 12.33
Current: 3.43
3.35
12.33
P/S 1.32
LWAY's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 1538 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. LWAY: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LWAY' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 3.01 Max: 8.74
Current: 1.32
1.29
8.74
PFCF 33.11
LWAY's PFCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. LWAY: 33.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LWAY' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.43  Med: 55.27 Max: 418.44
Current: 33.11
20.43
418.44
POCF 23.25
LWAY's POCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.56 vs. LWAY: 23.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LWAY' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.8  Med: 40.10 Max: 128.57
Current: 23.25
17.8
128.57
EV-to-EBIT 36.78
LWAY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.12 vs. LWAY: 36.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LWAY' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.9  Med: 30.85 Max: 83
Current: 36.78
14.9
83
EV-to-EBITDA 21.13
LWAY's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 1291 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.70 vs. LWAY: 21.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LWAY' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.8  Med: 23.70 Max: 46.8
Current: 21.13
11.8
46.8
Shiller P/E 43.20
LWAY's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 26.76 vs. LWAY: 43.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LWAY' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.67  Med: 64.30 Max: 157.5
Current: 43.2
38.67
157.5
Current Ratio 2.48
LWAY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1422 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. LWAY: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LWAY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 3.94 Max: 17.89
Current: 2.48
1.53
17.89
Quick Ratio 1.77
LWAY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LWAY: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LWAY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 3.18 Max: 16.87
Current: 1.77
1.13
16.87
Days Inventory 27.72
LWAY's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 1472 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 65.56 vs. LWAY: 27.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LWAY' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.75  Med: 35.01 Max: 45.29
Current: 27.72
25.75
45.29
Days Sales Outstanding 29.56
LWAY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 1146 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 39.12 vs. LWAY: 29.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LWAY' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.56  Med: 39.41 Max: 51.92
Current: 29.56
29.56
51.92
Days Payable 29.95
LWAY's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 43.85 vs. LWAY: 29.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LWAY' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.11  Med: 30.25 Max: 39.84
Current: 29.95
22.11
39.84

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 21.32
LWAY's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. LWAY: 21.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LWAY' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.74  Med: 23.63 Max: 241
Current: 21.32
3.74
241
Price/Tangible Book 5.27
LWAY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. LWAY: 5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LWAY' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.03  Med: 6.56 Max: 15.95
Current: 5.27
2.03
15.95
Price/Projected FCF 2.17
LWAY's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. LWAY: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LWAY' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.42  Med: 3.01 Max: 6.4
Current: 2.17
1.42
6.4
Price/Median PS Value 0.43
LWAY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1374 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. LWAY: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LWAY' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.89
Current: 0.43
0.51
1.89
Price/Graham Number 4.28
LWAY's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
90% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. LWAY: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LWAY' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 3.58 Max: 8.7
Current: 4.28
1.47
8.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.72
LWAY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1544 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. LWAY: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LWAY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 3.20 Max: 6.7
Current: 2.72
1.2
6.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -1.50
LWAY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LWAY: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LWAY' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.9  Med: 13.00 Max: 20.1
Current: -1.5
-1.9
20.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $119
EPS $ 0.12
Beta1.15
Short Percentage of Float2.75%
52-Week Range $8.88 - 21.80
Shares Outstanding(Mil)16.19

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 128 136
EPS($) 0.31 0.40
EPS without NRI($) 0.31 0.40

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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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 
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