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Lancaster Colony Corporation is a packaged foods business based in the US. Lancaster Colony Corporation shares (LANC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lancaster Colony Corporation employs 3,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$129.80 - $187.46|
|50-day moving average||$181.63|
|200-day moving average||$177.25|
|Wall St. target price||$209.67|
|Dividend yield||$2.85 (1.56%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.87|
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Valuing Lancaster Colony Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lancaster Colony Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Lancaster Colony Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Lancaster Colony Corporation shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Lancaster Colony Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.47. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lancaster Colony Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Lancaster Colony Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $214.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lancaster Colony Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||12.69%|
|Gross profit TTM||$358 million|
|Return on assets TTM||10.63%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.83%|
|Market capitalisation||$5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 875,276 Lancaster Colony Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Lancaster Colony Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.7% down from 890,855 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lancaster Colony Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Lancaster Colony Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lancaster Colony Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lancaster Colony Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 89131.975560081). Lancaster Colony Corporation's SIR currently stands at 9.82. In other words for every 100,000 Lancaster Colony Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9820 shares are currently held short.
However Lancaster Colony Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lancaster Colony Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lancaster Colony Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lancaster Colony Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lancaster Colony Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0466% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lancaster Colony Corporation shares, roughly 47 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lancaster Colony Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Lancaster Colony Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 60.77% of net profits
Recently Lancaster Colony Corporation has paid out, on average, around 60.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lancaster Colony Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lancaster Colony Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.85 per share.
Lancaster Colony Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Lancaster Colony Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Lancaster Colony Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 27 January 1998. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lancaster Colony Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lancaster Colony Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Lancaster Colony Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Lancaster Colony Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $129.7972 up to $187.4623. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Lancaster Colony Corporation's is 0.1633. This would suggest that Lancaster Colony Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Lancaster Colony Corporation manufactures and markets specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Retail and Foodservice. It offers frozen garlic bread under the New York BRAND Bakery; frozen Parkerhouse style yeast and dinner rolls under the Sister Schubert's; frozen mini stuffed bagels under the Bantam Bagels; salad dressings under the Marzetti, Simply Dressed, Simply 60, Cardini's, Tastefully Dressed, and Girard's; and vegetable and fruit dips under the Marzetti brand names. The company also provides flatbread wraps and pizza crusts under the Flatout; sprouted grain bakery products under the Angelic Bakehouse; croutons and salad toppings under the New York BRAND Bakery, Chatham Village, and Marzetti; and frozen pasta under the Marzetti Frozen Pasta brand names. In addition, it manufactures and sells other products to brand license agreements, including Olive Garden's dressings, Chick-fil-A, and Buffalo Wild Wings sauces. The company sells its products through sales personnel, food brokers, and distributors to retailers and restaurants. Lancaster Colony Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Westerville, Ohio.
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