Lifeway Foods Company Profile (NASDAQ:LWAY)

About Lifeway Foods

Lifeway Foods logoLifeway Foods, Inc. (Lifeway) is engaged in the manufacturing of probiotic, cultured, functional dairy health food products. The Company is engaged in the sale of fermented dairy products, which are produced and are sold to consumers through a network of distributors and retailers in the United States. Through its distributors, the Company also sells its products to retailers in Mexico, Costa Rica, Dubai, Hong Kong, China and the Caribbean. The Company's primary product is kefir, a dairy beverage similar to but distinct from yogurt, in various flavors and in various package configurations. In addition to the drinkable products, Lifeway manufactures Lifeway Farmer Cheese, a line of various farmer cheeses. Kefir also serves as a base for lower-calorie dressings, dips, marinades, soups or sauces and as a basic ingredient in other home-prepared foods. Recipes are made available through the Company's Website. The Company also markets and sells its ProBugs line of drinkable kefir.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Food - Major Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Packaged Foods & Meats
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: LWAY
  • CUSIP: 53191410
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $11.49
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $11.07
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $12.98
  • 52-Week Range: $8.68 - $18.48
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 54.05
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 36.93
  • P/E Growth: 4.79
  • Market Cap: $178.83M
  • Outstanding Shares: 16,140,000
  • Beta: 0.35
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 2.45%
  • Return on Equity: 6.48%
  • Return on Assets: 4.57%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.14%
  • Current Ratio: 2.56%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.78%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $17.00 (53.43% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/16/2016DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetBuy$13.00 -> $17.00View Rating Details
3/18/2015Imperial CapitalUpgradeIn-Line -> Outperform$17.00 -> $22.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/13/2017        
8/17/2016Q2$0.04$0.13$31.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2016Q116$0.09$0.04$30.63 million$32.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/15/2016Q4$0.05$0.02$29.95 million$29.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2015Q315$0.02$0.05$30.50 million$29.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/1/2015Q215$0.11$0.01$29.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/11/2014$0.01$0.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2014Q114$0.05$0.04$30.58 million$32.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/31/2014Q413$0.08($0.03)$23.42 million$28.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/14/2013Q3$0.10$0.10$23.14 million$26.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/14/2013Q2 2013$0.14$0.09$25.27 million$25.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/15/2013Q1 2013$0.09$0.14$24.92 million$24.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/14/2012Q312$0.10$0.09$20.77 million$22.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.24 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.30 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.03$0.03$0.03
Q2 20162$0.02$0.06$0.04
Q3 20162$0.02$0.09$0.06
Q4 20162$0.09$0.11$0.10
Q1 20172$0.05$0.12$0.09
Q2 20172$0.05$0.09$0.07
Q3 20172$0.04$0.10$0.07
Q4 20172$0.06$0.14$0.10
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
5/21/2013annual$0.080.44%5/29/20135/31/20136/28/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 50.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 16.97%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/4/2016Ludmila SmolyanskyDirectorSell8,000$12.05$96,400.00View SEC Filing  
1/8/2016Edward SmolyanskyCOOSell30,000$11.25$337,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/17/2014Ludmila SmolyanskyDirectorSell30,000$18.64$559,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Ludmila SmolyanskyDirectorSell5,700$18.30$104,310.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2014Ludmila SmolyanskyDirectorSell16,097$19.04$306,486.88View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Ludmila SmolyanskyDirectorSell15,000$14.28$214,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2014Edward SmolyanskyCFOSell4,000$13.00$52,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2014Ludmila SmolyanskyDirectorSell12,000$13.00$156,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2013Edward SmolyanskyCFOSell6,808$15.50$105,524.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2013Edward SmolyanskyCFOSell4,000$15.01$60,040.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013Edward SmolyanskyCFOSell6,000$18.32$109,920.00View SEC Filing  
7/19/2013Julie SmolyanskyCEOSell10,000$18.83$188,300.00View SEC Filing  
7/12/2013Ludmila SmolyanskyDirectorSell13,678$17.47$238,954.66View SEC Filing  
7/10/2013Ludmila SmolyanskyDirectorSell6,322$17.23$108,928.06View SEC Filing  
6/19/2013Ludmila SmolyanskyDirectorSell1,000$17.11$17,110.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Ludmila SmolyanskyDirectorSell9,900$17.33$171,567.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013Julie SmolyanskyCEOSell10,050$17.33$174,166.50View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Julie SmolyanskyCEOSell14,950$17.44$260,728.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoLifeway Foods Goes Greener, Transitioning Key Organic Product Lines to Renewable Packaging Alternatives (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 6:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNew Strong Sell Stocks for December 19th (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - December 19 at 10:00 AM
marketexclusive.com logoLIFEWAY FOODS, INC. (NASDAQ:LWAY) Files An 8-K Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed... (NASDAQ:LWAY)
marketexclusive.com - December 13 at 9:47 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Could Be Positioned for a Slump (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - December 9 at 6:26 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K/A, Non-Reliance on Previous Financials, Audits or Interim Review (NASDAQ:LWAY)
biz.yahoo.com - December 9 at 6:26 PM
News Icon6 Food Combinations That Are Insanely Good For You (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.menshealth.com - December 8 at 10:06 AM
sbwire.com logoFuture of Global Lactic Acid Drinks Market: 2016 - 2026 (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.sbwire.com - December 8 at 10:06 AM
News IconClóna’s part in launch of US smoothie brand in Ireland (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.southernstar.ie - December 8 at 10:06 AM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : December 1, 2016 (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.capitalcube.com - December 1 at 6:22 PM
capitalcube.com logoLifeway Foods, Inc. :LWAY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : November 28, 2016 (NASDAQ:LWAY)
us.rd.yahoo.com - November 30 at 6:35 PM
cnbc.com logoLifeway posts 3Q loss (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.cnbc.com - November 10 at 8:41 AM
publicnow.com logoLifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2016 (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.publicnow.com - November 9 at 5:48 PM
publicnow.com logoLifeway Foods, Inc. to Announce Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2016 (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.publicnow.com - November 9 at 8:15 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ3 2016 Lifeway Foods Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NASDAQ:LWAY)
biz.yahoo.com - November 9 at 8:15 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLifeway Foods Launches Kefir in Ireland (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - October 17 at 11:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLifeway Foods (LWAY) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue? (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - October 14 at 5:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoStrength Seen in Lifeway Foods (LWAY): Stock Soars 13.1% (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 11:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLifeway Looks Good (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - September 30 at 6:12 PM
mysmartrend.com logo41.8% Return Seen to Date on SmarTrend Lifeway Foods Call (LWAY) (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.mysmartrend.com - September 27 at 5:56 PM
globenewswire.com logoKefir, Farmer Cheese, Adult and Children’s Probiotic Supplements Aid Digestive Health and Immunity (NASDAQ:LWAY)
globenewswire.com - September 22 at 10:49 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLifeway Continues Leadership Role at the Forefront of the Probiotics Market with Their New Lines of Single-Serve … (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 10:49 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLifeway Continues Leadership Role at the Forefront of the Probiotics Market with Their New Lines of Single-Serve Farmer Cheese and Kefir Cups, Do-It-Yourself Kefir Starter, and Probiotic Supplements (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 10:49 AM
mysmartrend.com logoLifeway Foods Up 42.5% Since SmarTrend Uptrend Call (LWAY) (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.mysmartrend.com - September 21 at 10:08 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHow Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - September 20 at 11:09 AM
capitalcube.com logoLifeway Foods, Inc.: Leads amongst peers with strong fundamentals (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.capitalcube.com - September 19 at 6:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBull of the Day: Lifeway (LWAY) (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - September 16 at 10:34 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLifeway Foods, Tractor Supply, Micron, Telefonica and Usana Health Sciences highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - September 16 at 10:34 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo3 Strong Buy Stocks That Resisted the Sell-Off This Week (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - September 15 at 4:00 PM
zacks.com logoLifeway Foods (LWAY) Catches Eye: Stock Moves Up 6.5% (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.zacks.com - September 15 at 9:23 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCan The Uptrend Continue for Lifeway Foods (LWAY)? (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - September 14 at 6:05 PM
mysmartrend.com logoLifeway Foods Shares Up 21.0% Since SmarTrend's Buy Recommendation (LWAY) (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.mysmartrend.com - September 12 at 5:45 PM
nasdaq.com logoIs Lifeway Foods an Incredible Momentum Stock? 3 Reasons Why LWAY Will Be Tough to Beat (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.nasdaq.com - September 12 at 10:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLifeway Food's Top-Line Growth Story Possibly Playing Out Earlier Than D.A. Davidson Expected (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 9:02 AM
publicnow.com logoLifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2016 (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.publicnow.com - August 17 at 6:13 PM
4-traders.com logoLifeway Foods : posts 2Q profit (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.4-traders.com - August 17 at 9:04 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoLifeway posts 2Q profit (NASDAQ:LWAY)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - August 17 at 9:04 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report (NASDAQ:LWAY)
biz.yahoo.com - August 17 at 9:04 AM
seekingalpha.com logoLifeway Foods beats by $0.09, misses on revenue (NASDAQ:LWAY)
seekingalpha.com - August 17 at 8:30 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Non-Reliance on Previous Financials, Audits or Interim Review (NASDAQ:LWAY)
biz.yahoo.com - August 15 at 8:13 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NASDAQ:LWAY)
biz.yahoo.com - August 12 at 6:07 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : July 21, 2016 (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.capitalcube.com - July 21 at 2:13 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders (NASDAQ:LWAY)
biz.yahoo.com - June 23 at 12:16 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events (NASDAQ:LWAY)
biz.yahoo.com - June 16 at 4:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoQ&A-CEO injects philanthropy into family's culture of money (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - June 16 at 9:00 AM
publicnow.com logoLifeway Foods, Inc. to Present at the Oppenheimer 16th Annual Consumer Conference (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.publicnow.com - June 9 at 4:59 PM
capitalcube.com logoLifeway Foods, Inc. :LWAY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers : May 23, 2016 (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.capitalcube.com - May 23 at 1:27 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoLifeway Foods Inc. (LWAY) (NASDAQ:LWAY)
biz.yahoo.com - February 26 at 2:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLifeway Foods Joins BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival with ProBugs-themed Float (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - November 20 at 9:00 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoStratford School Adds Lifeway Organic Kefir To Menu (NASDAQ:LWAY)
finance.yahoo.com - November 16 at 3:33 PM
noodls.com logoLifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2015 (NASDAQ:LWAY)
www.noodls.com - November 10 at 3:26 AM

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What is Lifeway Foods' stock symbol?

Lifeway Foods trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LWAY."

Where is Lifeway Foods' stock going? Where will Lifeway Foods' stock price be in 2017?

1 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Lifeway Foods' shares. Their forecasts range from $17.00 to $17.00. On average, they expect Lifeway Foods' share price to reach $17.00 in the next year.

When will Lifeway Foods announce their earnings?

Lifeway Foods is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, March, 13th 2017.

Who owns Lifeway Foods stock?

Lifeway Foods' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.09%), Gabelli Funds LLC (1.75%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.58%), FMR LLC (1.58%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.15%) and Teton Advisors Inc. (0.96%). Company insiders that own Lifeway Foods stock include Edward Smolyansky and Ludmila Smolyansky.

Who sold Lifeway Foods stock? Who is selling Lifeway Foods stock?

Lifeway Foods' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Gabelli Funds LLC, Cadence Capital Management LLC and Teton Advisors Inc..

Who bought Lifeway Foods stock? Who is buying Lifeway Foods stock?

Lifeway Foods' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and State Street Corp.

How do I buy Lifeway Foods stock?

Shares of Lifeway Foods can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Lifeway Foods stock cost?

One share of Lifeway Foods stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.08.

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Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff