Lancaster Colony

Lancaster Colony Corporation manufactures and markets two families of products:

• Specialty Foods for the retail and foodservice markets 
• Glassware and Candles for the retail and foodservice markets 

In 1961, several small glass and related housewares manufacturing companies combined to form Lancaster Colony Corporation. Two years later, the Board of Directors initiated a strategy to reward shareholders through annual dividend increases. Lancaster Colony has paid consecutive quarterly dividends since 1963. 

Lancaster Colony went public in 1969. That year also saw the company enter the specialty foods business with the purchase of the T. Marzetti Company. In 1972, Lancaster Colony posted sales in excess of $100 million. 

The company exceeded $1 billion in annual sales for the first time in fiscal 1998. Today, Lancaster Colony is positioned as a diversified marketer and manufacturer in two product groups: Specialty Foods, the largest and fastest growing division and Glassware and Candles. These groups operate autonomously, allowing each to focus on their specific customer base and market opportunities.
Company Growth (employees)
Columbus, US
Size (employees)
2,800 (est)+4%
Lancaster Colony was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Columbus, US

Lancaster Colony Office Locations

Lancaster Colony has an office in Columbus
Columbus, US (HQ)
37 W Broad St

Lancaster Colony Financials and Metrics

Lancaster Colony Financials

Lancaster Colony's revenue was reported to be $1.2 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2018)

298.9 m

Gross profit (Q1, 2018)

75.5 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2018), %


Net income (Q1, 2018)

29.4 m

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

44.3 m

Market capitalization (13-Nov-2017)

3.4 b
Lancaster Colony's current market capitalization is $3.4 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

792.5 m846.8 m891.5 m883.1 m

Gross profit

248.6 m257.7 m299.6 m318.8 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


285.9 m335.6 m241.8 m260 m303.4 m263.4 m294.1 m324.8 m287.8 m291.4 m326.8 m293.8 m298.9 m

Cost of goods sold

224.2 m247.2 m189.9 m202.6 m224.8 m206.8 m226.1 m241.2 m214.8 m210.7 m233 m221.9 m223.4 m

Gross profit

61.6 m88.3 m51.9 m57.4 m78.7 m56.6 m68 m83.6 m72.9 m80.6 m93.7 m71.9 m75.5 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


100.9 m132.3 m191.6 m123.4 m211.5 m182.2 m118.1 m

Current Assets

367.3 m343 m267.8 m


89.8 m143.8 m143.8 m

Accounts Payable

37.9 m38.8 m39.9 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


133.1 m176.3 m201.3 m227.6 m256.1 m161.4 m199.4 m87.1 m94.4 m145.7 m118.5 m124.8 m


113 m92.5 m67.7 m78.6 m68.9 m72.3 m90.2 m80.5 m75.9 m89.8 m80.1 m79.6 m

Current Assets

347.4 m372.9 m364.1 m386.1 m400.8 m329.2 m382 m236.4 m250 m310.3 m277 m295.3 m331.1 m


89.8 m89.8 m89.8 m89.8 m89.8 m126.7 m143.8 m143.8 m143.8 m143.8 m164.9 m164.9 m168 m
    USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

    Net Income

    75 m101.7 m121.8 m

    Depreciation and Amortization

    20.4 m21.1 m24.1 m


    1.1 m366 k1.8 m

    Cash From Operating Activities

    129.1 m132.8 m142.6 m
    USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

    Net Income

    24.8 m39.2 m(10.4 m)22.8 m33 m20.4 m27.6 m34.5 m29 m33.4 m39 m14.5 m29.4 m

    Accounts Payable

    41.9 m41.5 m43.8 m48.8 m43.5 m39.2 m41.5 m39.4 m41.8 m47.8 m
      USDY, 2017


      106.8 k
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