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LNDC : NASDAQ : Consumer Goods
$13.45 up 0.15 | 1.10%
Today's Range: 13.35 - 13.50
Avg. Daily Volume: 74,000
10/28/16 - 1:25 PM ET

Financial Analysis

LANDEC CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. LANDEC CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.99 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.14% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)132.39135.36
EBITDA ($mil)8.026.15
EBIT ($mil)5.473.94
Net Income ($mil)3.312.95

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)8.637.1
Total Assets ($mil)343.77342.59
Total Debt ($mil)55.7840.6
Equity ($mil)215.3222.3

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin17.914.91
EBITDA Margin6.054.54
Operating Margin4.132.91
Sales Turnover1.571.58
Return on Assets-3.284.12
Return on Equity-5.236.36
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.641.77
Interest Expense0.650.5
Interest Coverage8.387.84

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)27.2427.02
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share7.98.23
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume77441.085898.0


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.75 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.00. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, LANDEC CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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LNDC NM Peers 25.29   LNDC 12.46 Peers 18.41

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

LNDC's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

LNDC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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LNDC 17.04 Peers 21.58   LNDC NA Peers 1.27

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

LNDC is trading at a premium to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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LNDC 1.75 Peers 6.00   LNDC -180.76 Peers 76.07

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

LNDC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, LNDC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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LNDC 0.70 Peers 1.89   LNDC -0.53 Peers 0.27

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

LNDC is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

LNDC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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