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Lifeway Foods, Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Lifeway Foods shares (LWAY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lifeway Foods employs 307 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$99.6 million.
|52-week range||USD$1.43 - USD$8.89|
|50-day moving average||USD$5.5289|
|200-day moving average||USD$4.0902|
|Wall St. target price||USD$7.25|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.256|
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Valuing Lifeway Foods stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lifeway Foods's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Lifeway Foods's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Lifeway Foods shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Lifeway Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.54. 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 Lifeway Foods's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Lifeway Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lifeway Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$99.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||3.09%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$25.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.27%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.04%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$98.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 29,906 Lifeway Foods shares held short by investors – that's known as Lifeway Foods's "short interest". This figure is 39.5% down from 49,459 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lifeway Foods shares can be evaluated.
Lifeway Foods's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lifeway Foods shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lifeway Foods shares traded daily (recently around 55381.481481481). Lifeway Foods's SIR currently stands at 0.54. In other words for every 100,000 Lifeway Foods shares traded daily on the market, roughly 540 shares are currently held short.
However Lifeway Foods's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lifeway Foods shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lifeway Foods shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lifeway Foods's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lifeway Foods shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0074% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lifeway Foods shares, roughly 7 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lifeway Foods.
Find out more about how you can short Lifeway Foods stock.
We're not expecting Lifeway Foods to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Lifeway Foods's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 August 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lifeway Foods shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lifeway Foods shares which in turn could have impacted Lifeway Foods's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Lifeway Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.43 up to $8.89. 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 Lifeway Foods's is 1.6601. This would suggest that Lifeway Foods's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Lifeway Foods, Inc. produces and markets probiotic-based products in the United States and internationally. Its primary product is drinkable kefir, a cultured dairy product in various organic and non-organic sizes, flavors, and types, including low fat, non-fat, whole milk, protein, and BioKefir. The company also offers European-style soft cheeses; cream and other products; ProBugs, a line of kefir products designed for children; cupped kefir and Icelandic Skyr, a line of strained kefir and yogurt products; and frozen kefir in soft serve and pint-size containers. It sells its products primarily through direct sales force, brokers, and distributors. Lifeway Foods, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Morton Grove, Illinois.
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