Lifeway Foods Inc

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LWAY : NASDAQ : Consumer Goods
$9.87 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 12,000
07/27/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


LIFEWAY FOODS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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. LIFEWAY FOODS INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.74 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)32.5729.62
EBITDA ($mil)1.922.18
EBIT ($mil)1.111.41
Net Income ($mil)0.650.65


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)6.427.0
Total Assets ($mil)64.1863.84
Total Debt ($mil)7.758.73
Equity ($mil)45.5245.42


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin28.3130.3
EBITDA Margin5.897.35
Operating Margin3.414.76
Sales Turnover1.891.87
Return on Assets3.063.62
Return on Equity4.315.09
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio2.652.83
Debt/Capital0.150.16
Interest Expense0.060.07
Interest Coverage19.1721.69


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)16.1716.35
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.040.04
Book value / share2.822.78
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume11743.014318.0

Valuation


HOLD. LIFEWAY FOODS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 46.79 for the Food Products industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.88 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.02. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below 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
LWAY 91.08 Peers 46.79   LWAY 49.10 Peers 18.09

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

LWAY is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

LWAY is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LWAY 31.23 Peers 23.49   LWAY 1.37 Peers 1.23

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

LWAY 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.

LWAY 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
LWAY 3.88 Peers 6.02   LWAY -14.29 Peers 68.51

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.

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LWAY 1.45 Peers 2.53   LWAY 1.74 Peers 144.88

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.

LWAY 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.

LWAY significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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