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LNDC : NASDAQ : Process Industries
$13.7 -0.2 | -1.44%
Today's Range: 13.5 - 13.85
Avg. Daily Volume: 62000.0
02/20/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


LANDEC CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. LANDEC CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.87 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 increased by 6.04% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)136.46135.87
EBITDA ($mil)1.936.32
EBIT ($mil)-1.053.76
Net Income ($mil)0.491.33


Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)4.372.57
Total Assets ($mil)379.31341.34
Total Debt ($mil)58.4654.98
Equity ($mil)231.19218.01


Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin13.7315.83
EBITDA Margin1.414.65
Operating Margin-0.772.77
Sales Turnover1.381.56
Return on Assets2.26-3.46
Return on Equity3.71-5.42
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.371.8
Debt/Capital0.20.2
Interest Expense0.480.38
Interest Coverage-2.29.93


Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)27.5327.26
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.020.05
Book value / share8.48.0
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume63934.057312.0

Valuation


HOLD. LANDEC CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 23.60 for the Food Products industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.61 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.38. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LNDC 42.34 Peers 23.60   LNDC 13.27 Peers 21.51

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

LNDC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LNDC 18.31 Peers 18.89   LNDC 1.24 Peers 1.11

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 significant premium to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

LNDC trades at a premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
LNDC 1.61 Peers 4.38   LNDC 172.72 Peers 53.25

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.

 

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

LNDC is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LNDC 0.71 Peers 2.07   LNDC -1.83 Peers 6.74

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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