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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.

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Financial Strength : 5/10

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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
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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 : 2/10

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Q2 2014

LWAY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 262,000 sh (-0.46%)
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Mario Gabelli 285,198 sh (+8.85%)
Jim Simons 35,100 sh (+1.45%)
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Jim Simons 49,800 sh (+41.88%)
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LWAY Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 58,800 sh (+18.07%)
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Dividend Yield 0.69
LWAY's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
86% of the 1623 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. LWAY: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LWAY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 0.69
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.69
LWAY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1639 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. LWAY: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LWAY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 0.69

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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 
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