Lifeway Foods Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:LWAY)

$8.71 -0.07 (-0.80 %)
(As of 12/13/2017 03:58 AM ET)
Previous Close$8.78
Today's Range$8.45 - $9.30
52-Week Range$7.20 - $12.09
Volume16,400 shs
Average Volume14,222 shs
Market Capitalization$151.43 million
P/E Ratio78.75
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.66

About Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)

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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Dairy Products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples
SymbolNASDAQ:LWAY
CUSIP53191410
Phone847-967-1010

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.07%
Current Ratio2.06%
Quick Ratio1.46%

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio78.75
Forward P/E Ratio62.21
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$123.88 million
Price / Sales1.13
Cash Flow$0.37 per share
Price / Cash23.47
Book Value$3.00 per share
Price / Book2.90

Profitability

Trailing EPS$0.12
Net Income$3.47 million
Net Margins1.55%
Return on Equity3.90%
Return on Assets2.83%

Miscellaneous

Employees320
Outstanding Shares16,020,000

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lifeway Foods' stock symbol?

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

How will Lifeway Foods' stock buyback program work?

Lifeway Foods declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, June 27th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $6,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 4% of its stock through a tender offer. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Lifeway Foods' earnings last quarter?

Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April, 10th. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.03. The business earned $30.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $30.82 million. Lifeway Foods had a return on equity of 3.90% and a net margin of 1.55%. View Lifeway Foods' Earnings History.

Who are some of Lifeway Foods' key competitors?

Who are Lifeway Foods' key executives?

Lifeway Foods' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Ludmila Smolyansky, Chairman of the Board (Age 67)
  • Julie Smolyansky, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director (Age 42)
  • John P. Waldron, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 52)
  • Edward P. Smolyansky, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer, Secretary (Age 37)
  • Douglas A. Hass, General Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary (Age 41)
  • Mariano Lozano, Director (Age 48)
  • Renzo Bernardi, Independent Director (Age 79)
  • Paul Lee, Independent Director (Age 42)
  • Jason Scher, Independent Director (Age 42)
  • Pol Sikar, Independent Director (Age 69)

Who owns Lifeway Foods stock?

Lifeway Foods' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include SMOLYANSKY LUDMILA (42.14%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.27%), Granite Investment Partners LLC (0.63%) and Algert Global LLC (0.34%). Company insiders that own Lifeway Foods stock include Edward Smolyansky and Ludmila Smolyansky. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lifeway Foods.

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 Granite Investment Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lifeway Foods.

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

Lifeway Foods' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Algert Global LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lifeway Foods.

How do I buy Lifeway Foods stock?

Shares of Lifeway Foods can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Lifeway Foods' stock price today?

One share of Lifeway Foods stock can currently be purchased for approximately $8.71.

How big of a company is Lifeway Foods?

Lifeway Foods has a market capitalization of $151.43 million and generates $123.88 million in revenue each year. The company earns $3.47 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.12 on an earnings per share basis. Lifeway Foods employs 320 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Lifeway Foods?

Lifeway Foods' mailing address is 6431 WEST OAKTON, MORTON GROVE IL, 60053. The company can be reached via phone at 847-967-1010 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Lifeway Foods (LWAY)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  74 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  91 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  165
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Analyst Ratings

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Analysts' Consensus Rating

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Consensus Rating: BuyBuyBuyBuy
Consensus Rating Score: 3.003.003.003.00
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Rating(s)
0 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
0 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
0 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
0 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: $17.00$17.00$17.00$17.00
Price Target Upside: 18.06% upside18.06% upside18.06% upside18.06% upside

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/16/2016DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetBuy$13.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 12/13/2015 forward)

Earnings

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Earnings History and Estimates Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ LWAY) Earnings History by Quarter

DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/10/2017Q4 2016$0.06$0.03$30.82 million$30.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2016Q3 2016$0.09($0.01)$31.87 million$29.99 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/17/2016Q2$0.04$0.13$32.80 million$31.13 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
8/11/2014Q2 2014$0.01$0.07$27.22 million$29.57 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2014Q114$0.05$0.04$30.58 million$32.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/31/2014Q413$0.07($0.02)$23.42 million$28.90 millionViewN/AView 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

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Earnings Estimates

2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.21
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.26
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.02$0.06$0.04
Q2 20172$0.04$0.08$0.06
Q3 20172$0.04$0.08$0.06
Q4 20172$0.00$0.09$0.05
Q1 20182$0.02$0.07$0.05
Q2 20182$0.07$0.08$0.08
Q3 20182$0.07$0.08$0.08
Q4 20182$0.04$0.09$0.07
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Dividend History by Quarter

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

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ LWAY) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Ownership Percentage: 49.83%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 16.47%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ LWAY) Insider Trades by Quarter

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

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ LWAY) News Headlines

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DateHeadline
Taglich Brothers Equities Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY)Taglich Brothers Equities Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY)
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 11 at 2:40 AM
ETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : November 27, 2017ETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : November 27, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 27 at 5:02 PM
Lifeway Foods, Inc. :LWAY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : November 24, 2017Lifeway Foods, Inc. :LWAY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : November 24, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 24 at 9:41 AM
 Analysts Set $11.00 Price Target for Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) Analysts Set $11.00 Price Target for Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY)
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 17 at 7:46 AM
Lifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2017Lifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 15 at 6:10 AM
ETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : October 16, 2017ETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : October 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 16 at 7:58 PM
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Lifeway Foods, MAM Software Group, Crocs, PFSweb and JA Solar HoldingsThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Lifeway Foods, MAM Software Group, Crocs, PFSweb and JA Solar Holdings
finance.yahoo.com - October 6 at 10:09 AM
Sanderson Farms to Pay Special Dividend, Hikes Regular RateSanderson Farms to Pay Special Dividend, Hikes Regular Rate
www.msn.com - September 26 at 9:20 AM
Lifeway Debuts New Organic Skyr™ Traditional Icelandic Yogurt and Dairy-free Plantiful™ Plant-based Kefir Beverage at Expo EastLifeway Debuts New Organic Skyr™ Traditional Icelandic Yogurt and Dairy-free Plantiful™ Plant-based Kefir Beverage at Expo East
finance.yahoo.com - September 15 at 6:13 AM
UPDATE -- Lifeway Debuts New Organic Skyr Traditional Icelandic Yogurt and Dairy-free Plantiful™ Plant-based Beverage at Expo EastUPDATE -- Lifeway Debuts New Organic Skyr Traditional Icelandic Yogurt and Dairy-free Plantiful™ Plant-based Beverage at Expo East
finance.yahoo.com - September 15 at 6:13 AM
Analysts Issue Forecasts for Lifeway Foods, Inc.s Q3 2017 Earnings (LWAY)Analysts Issue Forecasts for Lifeway Foods, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (LWAY)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 7 at 7:30 AM
Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Lifeway Foods, Inc. Reduced by Taglich Brothers (LWAY)Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Lifeway Foods, Inc. Reduced by Taglich Brothers (LWAY)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 6 at 9:09 AM
ETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : September 6, 2017ETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : September 6, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 6 at 2:23 AM
ETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : August 25, 2017ETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : August 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 26 at 6:54 AM
Lifeway Foods, Inc. :LWAY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 17, 2017Lifeway Foods, Inc. :LWAY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 17, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 6:33 AM
Lifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2017Lifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 16 at 5:54 AM
Lifeway Foods Inc (LWAY:NAS): Analytics, Extensive Financial Metrics, and Benchmarks Against Averages and Top Companies Within its IndustryLifeway Foods Inc (LWAY:NAS): Analytics, Extensive Financial Metrics, and Benchmarks Against Averages and Top Companies Within its Industry
www.prnewswire.com - August 10 at 3:45 AM
Lifeway Announces Final Results of Self-Tender OfferLifeway Announces Final Results of Self-Tender Offer
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 3:52 AM
Lifeway Announces Preliminary Results of Self-Tender OfferLifeway Announces Preliminary Results of Self-Tender Offer
globenewswire.com - July 27 at 4:06 AM
Lifeway Announces Preliminary Results of Self-Tender OfferLifeway Announces Preliminary Results of Self-Tender Offer
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 4:06 AM
Financial Contrast: Lifeway Foods (LWAY) versus Synutra International (SYUT)Financial Contrast: Lifeway Foods (LWAY) versus Synutra International (SYUT)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 9 at 12:24 AM
Synutra International (SYUT) versus Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Financial ContrastSynutra International (SYUT) versus Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Financial Contrast
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 10:24 PM
Synutra International (SYUT) and Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Head to Head ComparisonSynutra International (SYUT) and Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Head to Head Comparison
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 8:18 AM
Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) Commences $6M Common Stock Self-Tender OfferLifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) Commences $6M Common Stock Self-Tender Offer
www.streetinsider.com - June 27 at 6:34 PM
Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Gains Ahead of Quarterly EarningsLifeway Foods (LWAY) Gains Ahead of Quarterly Earnings
www.baystreet.ca - April 11 at 6:19 PM
Lifeway posts 4Q profitLifeway posts 4Q profit
marketbeat.com - April 10 at 9:54 AM
LIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K/A, Non-Reliance on Previous Financials, Audits or Interim ReviewLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K/A, Non-Reliance on Previous Financials, Audits or Interim Review
biz.yahoo.com - December 9 at 6:26 PM
Lifeway Foods, Inc. :LWAY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : November 28, 2016Lifeway Foods, Inc. :LWAY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : November 28, 2016
us.rd.yahoo.com - November 30 at 6:35 PM
Lifeway posts 3Q lossLifeway posts 3Q loss
www.cnbc.com - November 10 at 8:41 AM
Q3 2016 Lifeway Foods Inc Earnings Release - After Market CloseQ3 2016 Lifeway Foods Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close
biz.yahoo.com - November 9 at 8:15 AM
Kefir, Farmer Cheese, Adult and Children’s Probiotic Supplements Aid Digestive Health and ImmunityKefir, Farmer Cheese, Adult and Children’s Probiotic Supplements Aid Digestive Health and Immunity
globenewswire.com - September 22 at 10:49 AM
Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Catches Eye: Stock Moves Up 6.5%Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Catches Eye: Stock Moves Up 6.5%
www.zacks.com - September 15 at 9:23 AM
Is Lifeway Foods an Incredible Momentum Stock? 3 Reasons Why LWAY Will Be Tough to BeatIs Lifeway Foods an Incredible Momentum Stock? 3 Reasons Why LWAY Will Be Tough to Beat
www.nasdaq.com - September 12 at 10:42 AM
LIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly ReportLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report
biz.yahoo.com - August 17 at 9:04 AM
Lifeway Foods beats by $0.09, misses on revenueLifeway Foods beats by $0.09, misses on revenue
seekingalpha.com - August 17 at 8:30 AM
LIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Non-Reliance on Previous Financials, Audits or Interim ReviewLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Non-Reliance on Previous Financials, Audits or Interim Review
biz.yahoo.com - August 15 at 8:13 AM
LIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal OfficersLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers
biz.yahoo.com - August 12 at 6:07 PM
LIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security HoldersLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
biz.yahoo.com - June 23 at 12:16 PM
LIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other EventsLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events
biz.yahoo.com - June 16 at 4:17 PM
Lifeway Foods Inc. (LWAY)Lifeway Foods Inc. (LWAY)
biz.yahoo.com - February 26 at 2:38 PM
LIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and ExhibitLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibit
biz.yahoo.com - November 9 at 4:21 PM

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