Lifeway Foods Inc. Stock Upgraded (LWAY)
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- The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 24.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 12.1%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- Although LWAY's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18 is very low, it is currently higher than that of the industry average. To add to this, LWAY has a quick ratio of 1.75, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $1.55 million or 35.40% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, LIFEWAY FOODS INC's average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 39.14%.
- 36.90% is the gross profit margin for LIFEWAY FOODS INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of LWAY's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 5.60% trails the industry average.
- LIFEWAY FOODS INC's earnings per share declined by 41.7% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past two years. However, we anticipate this trend to reverse over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, LIFEWAY FOODS INC reported lower earnings of $0.18 versus $0.22 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.25 versus $0.18).
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