Lifeway Foods is a manufacturer of kefir, a probiotic-rich fermented milk smoothie, and other cultured dairy 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. Lifeway Foods's primary product is kefir, a dairy beverage similar to but distinct from yogurt, in various flavors and in various package configurations.

TypePublic
HQMorton Grove, US
Founded1986
Size (employees)340 (est)+7%
Websitelifewaykefir.com
Lifeway Foods was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Morton Grove, US
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Key People/Management at Lifeway Foods

Edward Smolyansky

Edward Smolyansky

COO
Neha Clark

Neha Clark

CFO
Jennifer Reilly

Jennifer Reilly

Senior Executive Vice President of Sales
Doug Hass

Doug Hass

General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary
Eric Hanson

Eric Hanson

Chief Accounting Officer
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Lifeway Foods Office Locations

Lifeway Foods has offices in Morton Grove, Skokie, Waukesha, Chicago and in 1 other location
Morton Grove, (HQ)
6431 Oakton St
Niles,
6101 W Gross Point Rd
Skokie,
7625 Austin Ave
Waukesha,
2101 Delafield St
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Lifeway Foods Financials and Metrics

Lifeway Foods Revenue

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Lifeway Foods's revenue was reported to be $118.89 m in FY, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2018)

24.5m

Gross profit (Q3, 2018)

6.6m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2018), %

26.9%

Net income (Q3, 2018)

(514.0k)

EBIT (Q3, 2018)

(599.0k)

Market capitalization (4-Dec-2018)

42.9m

Closing stock price (4-Dec-2018)

2.7

Cash (30-Sep-2018)

2.7m
Lifeway Foods's current market capitalization is $42.9 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

97.5m119.0m118.6m123.9m118.9m

Revenue growth, %

22%0%4%

Cost of goods sold

68.3m87.6m84.6m86.5m85.8m

Gross profit

29.2m31.4m34.0m37.4m33.1m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

23.8m29.1m29.6m30.1m29.6m29.8m29.6m32.6m31.1m30.0m32.1m31.7m28.8m28.7m27.1m24.5m

Cost of goods sold

16.5m21.7m21.4m21.7m20.6m22.2m19.9m23.4m20.3m21.5m23.1m21.9m20.3m20.0m19.5m17.9m

Gross profit

7.3m7.4m8.1m8.4m9.0m7.6m9.7m9.2m10.8m8.5m9.0m9.9m8.5m8.7m7.6m6.6m

Gross profit Margin, %

31%26%28%28%30%26%33%28%35%28%28%31%29%30%28%27%
Annual
usdY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

3.2m1.1m2.3m3.3m3.3m5.6m8.8m5.0m

Accounts Receivable

295.3m134.3k45.0k71.5m

Inventories

39.8m5.8m7.7m8.0m7.7m

Current Assets

24.2m26.8m28.2m24.7m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

1.2m2.5m2.9m2.8m3.8m5.9m5.0m3.8m6.1m9.2m9.8m9.3m7.3m3.7m3.6m2.7m

Accounts Receivable

118.4k28.8k37.9k(814.0k)

Inventories

8.4m7.4m6.8m7.1m6.3m6.3m6.9m8.3m9.3m9.2m7.6m8.1m8.1m7.5m7.2m6.8m

Current Assets

24.6m26.5m24.7m26.1m24.3m27.1m26.6m26.6m29.0m30.4m30.6m29.5m27.5m23.4m23.8m22.4m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

2.0m2.0m3.5m(346.0k)

Depreciation and Amortization

3.3m3.1m3.0m3.1m

Inventories

6.9m1.1m(1.8m)(579.0k)(29.0k)

Accounts Payable

6.7m(1.1m)1.6m(2.7m)1.1m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

653.7k752.6k1.6m648.0k3.1m3.0m124.0k1.2m1.4m70.0k240.0k(274.0k)

Depreciation and Amortization

769.5k1.6m2.3m807.0k1.6m2.3m754.0k1.5m2.3m843.0k1.7m2.6m

Inventories

8.4m7.4m6.8m7.1m(513.1k)(475.6k)(1.1m)(627.0k)(1.6m)(1.6m)363.0k(185.0k)(328.0k)52.0k243.0k280.0k

Accounts Payable

5.4m7.0m6.5m7.3m(1.5m)138.5k(396.2k)(1.1m)(1.7m)370.0k2.6m564.0k1.4m288.0k423.0k(586.0k)
USDY, 2018

Financial Leverage

1.4 x
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Lifeway Foods Operating Metrics

Lifeway Foods's Stores was reported to be 3 in FY, 2016.
FY, 2015FY, 2016

Products

50 50

Manufacturing Facilities

4 4

Distribution Centers

1 1

Stores

3
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Lifeway Foods Revenue Breakdown

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Lifeway Foods revenue breakdown by business segment: 5.2% from ProBugs Kefir Products, 8.3% from Lifeway Cheese Products, 85.6% from Drinkable Kefir other than ProBugs and 1.0% from Other

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Lifeway Foods Online and Social Media Presence

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Lifeway Foods News and Updates

Lifeway Foods, Inc. Appoints Amy Feldman as Senior Executive Vice President of Sales

MORTON GROVE, Ill., Oct. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lifeway (Nasdaq:LWAY) announced that it has appointed Amy Feldman as its Senior Executive Vice President of Sales. Amy previously held the top sales executive position for Lifeway Foods from 2009 through 2011 when Lifeway’s revenues grew over 6…

Lifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2018

MORTON GROVE, Ill., Aug. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lifeway Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: LWAY), the leading U.S. supplier of kefir cultured dairy and probiotic products to support the microbiome, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

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Exclusive: Kefir leader Lifeway Foods now has a female CEO and CFO

Lifeway isn’t just a pioneer of kefir culture. It’s shaking up the culture of publicly traded companies, too. Lifeway Foods, the biggest U.S. supplier of kefir, has named its first female chief financial officer, making the drinkable yogurt business one of just a few publicly traded companies with w…
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Lifeway Foods Company Life and Culture

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Lifeway Foods Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Lifeway Foods founded?

    Lifeway Foods was founded in 1986.

  • Who are Lifeway Foods key executives?

    Lifeway Foods's key executives are Edward Smolyansky, Neha Clark and Jennifer Reilly.

  • How many employees does Lifeway Foods have?

    Lifeway Foods has 340 employees.

  • What is Lifeway Foods revenue?

    Latest Lifeway Foods annual revenue is $118.9 m.

  • What is Lifeway Foods revenue per employee?

    Latest Lifeway Foods revenue per employee is $349.7 k.

  • Who are Lifeway Foods competitors?

    Competitors of Lifeway Foods include Masteroast Holdings, Inventure Foods and Amira Nature Foods.

  • Where is Lifeway Foods headquarters?

    Lifeway Foods headquarters is located at 6431 Oakton St, Morton Grove.

  • Where are Lifeway Foods offices?

    Lifeway Foods has offices in Morton Grove, Skokie, Waukesha, Chicago and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Lifeway Foods have?

    Lifeway Foods has 5 offices.