Lifeway Foods Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 1st. Lifeway Foods, Inc. manufactures cultured, probiotic food products in the health food industry. The Company’s products include kefir, Basics Plus dairy based immune-supporting dietary supplement beverage, and Kefir Starter for consumers to make their own kefir. Lifeway also manufactures and markets SoyTreat nondairy soy kefir.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Lifeway Foods Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.03 per share on revenues of $19.31 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 53.96.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.1 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.31, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Lifeway Foods has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Revenue ($) in millions 38.73 44.46 53.92 58.50 69.97
Diluted EPS ($) 0.19 0.11 0.33 0.22 0.17

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Sep. 30, 2011 Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 17.70 16.77 19.40 20.55 20.62
Diluted EPS ($) 0.06 -0.03 0.07 0.13 0.09

Past Performance:
Lifeway Foods has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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