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How to buy Lifeway Foods stock (LWAY)

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Lifeway Foods 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 288 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $166.9 million.

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Lifeway Foods stock price (NASDAQ: LWAY)

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Lifeway Foods shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-15.
Latest market close$12.71
52-week range$5.77 - $28.61
50-day moving average $16.12
200-day moving average $14.36
Wall St. target price$24.00
PE ratio 14.0588
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.85

Is it a good time to buy Lifeway Foods stock?

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Lifeway Foods price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.71 from 2024-07-16

1 week (2024-07-10) 6.27%
1 month (2024-06-17) -1.47%
3 months (2024-04-17) -36.42%
6 months (2024-01-17) -7.76%
1 year (2023-07-17) 108.02%
2 years (2022-07-14) 165.90%
3 years (2021-07-16) 117.64%
5 years (2019-07-17) 288.69%

Is Lifeway Foods stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 P/E ratio

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 14x. In other words, Lifeway Foods shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Lifeway Foods's PEG ratio

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

Lifeway Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $22.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lifeway Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lifeway Foods financials

Revenue TTM $166.9 million
Operating margin TTM 7.99%
Gross profit TTM $29.2 million
Return on assets TTM 15.58%
Return on equity TTM 23.09%
Profit margin 7.77%
Book value $4.33
Market Capitalization $175.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lifeway Foods share dividends

We're not expecting Lifeway Foods to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Lifeway Foods's shares ever split?

Lifeway Foods's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 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.

Lifeway Foods share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lifeway Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.765 up to $28.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LWAY.US volatility(beta: 1.01)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.008. This would suggest that Lifeway Foods's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lifeway Foods overview

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. The company offers European-style soft cheeses; cream and other products; ProBugs, a line of kefir products designed for children; drinkable yogurt; and fresh made butter and sour cream. It sells its products under the Lifeway, GlenOaks Farms, and Fresh Made brand names, as well as under private labels on behalf of customers primarily through direct sales force, brokers, and distributors. Lifeway Foods, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is based in Morton Grove, Illinois.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Lifeway Foods is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 69.024% of Lifeway Foods shares are held by insiders and 17.433% by institutions.
How many people work for Lifeway Foods?
Latest data suggests 288 work at Lifeway Foods.
When does the fiscal year end for Lifeway Foods?
Lifeway Foods's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Lifeway Foods based?
Lifeway Foods's address is: 6431 West Oakton Street, Morton Grove, IL, United States, 60053
What is Lifeway Foods's ISIN number?
Lifeway Foods's international securities identification number is: US5319141090
What is Lifeway Foods's CUSIP number?
Lifeway Foods's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 531914109

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