Lifeway Foods Company Profile (NASDAQ:LWAY)

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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Food - Major Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Packaged Foods & Meats
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LWAY
  • CUSIP: 53191410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $160.89 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 16,154,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $9.76
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $10.94
  • 52 Week Range: $8.68 - $18.48
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 60.73
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 43.30
  • P/E Growth: 4.28
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $123.43 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.30
  • Book Value: $3.00 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.32
  • EBIDTA: $7.7 million
  • Net Margins: 2.45%
  • Return on Equity: 6.48%
  • Return on Assets: 4.57%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.14%
  • Current Ratio: 2.56%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.78%
  • Average Volume: 20,464 shs.
  • Beta: 0.35
  • Short Ratio: 2.88

Frequently Asked Questions for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)

What is Lifeway Foods' stock symbol?

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

How were Lifeway Foods' earnings last quarter?

Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April, 10th. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.03. The business earned $30.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.82 million. Lifeway Foods had a net margin of 2.45% and a return on equity of 6.48%. View Lifeway Foods' Earnings History.

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

1 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Lifeway Foods' stock. Their predictions range from $17.00 to $17.00. On average, they expect Lifeway Foods' stock price to reach $17.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Lifeway Foods.

Are investors shorting Lifeway Foods?

Lifeway Foods saw a decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 60,941 shares, a decline of 10.2% from the April 28th total of 67,863 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 11,011 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.5 days.

Who are some of Lifeway Foods' key competitors?

Who owns Lifeway Foods stock?

Lifeway Foods' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.13%), Gabelli Funds LLC (1.75%), FMR LLC (1.72%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.58%), Vanguard Group Inc. (1.42%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.01%). 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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, Granite Investment Partners LLC, Teachers Advisors LLC and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 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 Haverford Trust Co., FMR LLC, TFS Capital LLC, Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Geode Capital Management LLC, Cadence Capital Management LLC and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC. 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 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 $9.96.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  30 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  45 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  75
These ratings are a survey of what our community members think about Lifeway Foods. An outperform vote indicates that you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. An underperform vote indicates that you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500.

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 (70.68% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/16/2016DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetBuy$13.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
Earnings by Quarter for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
Earnings History by Quarter for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
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)


Earnings Estimates for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.24
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.28
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$0.07$0.09$0.08
Q1 20182$0.03$0.07$0.05
Q2 20182$0.06$0.08$0.07
Q3 20182$0.05$0.08$0.07
Q4 20182$0.09$0.09$0.09
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History by Quarter for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 50.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 16.97%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
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)


Headline Trends for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
Latest Headlines for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
DateHeadline logoLifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) Short Interest Down 10.2% in May - May 28 at 7:16 AM logoETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : May 23, 2017 - May 23 at 5:55 PM logoLifeway Foods, Inc. :LWAY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 10:15 AM logoLifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2017 - May 19 at 10:54 AM logoLifeway posts 1Q profit - May 19 at 10:54 AM logoSomewhat Critical News Coverage Unlikely to Impact Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Share Price - April 27 at 5:40 PM logoETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : April 26, 2017 - April 26 at 6:57 PM logoLifeway Foods (LWAY) Earning Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 23 at 3:13 PM logo$31.29 Million in Sales Expected for Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) This Quarter - April 22 at 9:33 AM logoBrokers Issue Forecasts for Lifeway Foods, Inc.'s Q1 2017 Earnings (LWAY) - April 20 at 8:41 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) to Post $0.06 EPS - April 20 at 7:37 AM logoLifeway Foods (LWAY) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 14 at 2:48 PM logo Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - April 13 at 8:50 PM logoLifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell - April 13 at 12:40 AM logoETFs with exposure to Lifeway Foods, Inc. : April 12, 2017 - April 12 at 7:21 PM logoDA Davidson Research Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) - April 12 at 8:19 AM logoLifeway Foods (LWAY) Gains Ahead of Quarterly Earnings - April 11 at 6:19 PM logoLifeway Foods, Inc. :LWAY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : April 11, 2017 - April 11 at 11:24 AM logoLifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.03 EPS - April 11 at 9:26 AM logoLifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2016 - April 10 at 10:36 AM logoLifeway posts 4Q profit - April 10 at 9:54 AM logo Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) Given Average Recommendation of "" by Analysts - March 21 at 10:52 AM logoLifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY) to Release Earnings on Monday - March 11 at 12:43 AM logoLifeway Launches “Elixir” Line of Non-Dairy Sparkling Organic Beverages, Showcases Kefir Cups Featuring Flippable Side Compartments and Probiotic Supplements for Health Benefits at Expo West - March 9 at 6:10 PM logoLifeway Foods Goes Greener, Transitioning Key Organic Product Lines to Renewable Packaging Alternatives - February 23 at 6:23 PM logoNew Strong Sell Stocks for December 19th - December 19 at 10:00 AM logoWhy Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Could Be Positioned for a Slump - December 9 at 6:26 PM logoLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K/A, Non-Reliance on Previous Financials, Audits or Interim Review - December 9 at 6:26 PM logoLifeway Foods, Inc. :LWAY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : November 28, 2016 - November 30 at 6:35 PM logoLifeway posts 3Q loss - November 10 at 8:41 AM logoQ3 2016 Lifeway Foods Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close - November 9 at 8:15 AM logoLifeway Foods Launches Kefir in Ireland - October 17 at 11:02 AM logoLifeway Foods (LWAY) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue? - October 14 at 5:50 PM logoStrength Seen in Lifeway Foods (LWAY): Stock Soars 13.1% - October 12 at 11:18 AM logoLifeway Looks Good - September 30 at 6:12 PM logoKefir, Farmer Cheese, Adult and Children’s Probiotic Supplements Aid Digestive Health and Immunity - September 22 at 10:49 AM logoLifeway Continues Leadership Role at the Forefront of the Probiotics Market with Their New Lines of Single-Serve … - September 22 at 10:49 AM 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 - September 22 at 10:49 AM logoHow Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry - September 20 at 11:09 AM logoBull of the Day: Lifeway (LWAY) - September 16 at 10:34 AM logoLifeway Foods, Tractor Supply, Micron, Telefonica and Usana Health Sciences highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day - September 16 at 10:34 AM logo3 Strong Buy Stocks That Resisted the Sell-Off This Week - September 15 at 4:00 PM logoLifeway Foods (LWAY) Catches Eye: Stock Moves Up 6.5% - September 15 at 9:23 AM logoCan The Uptrend Continue for Lifeway Foods (LWAY)? - September 14 at 6:05 PM logoIs Lifeway Foods an Incredible Momentum Stock? 3 Reasons Why LWAY Will Be Tough to Beat - September 12 at 10:42 AM logoLifeway Food's Top-Line Growth Story Possibly Playing Out Earlier Than D.A. Davidson Expected - August 19 at 9:02 AM logoLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - August 17 at 9:04 AM logoLifeway Foods beats by $0.09, misses on revenue - August 17 at 8:30 AM logoLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Non-Reliance on Previous Financials, Audits or Interim Review - August 15 at 8:13 AM logoLIFEWAY FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers - August 12 at 6:07 PM



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