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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
Founded1986
HQNiles, US
Websitelifewaykefir.com

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)322(-5%)
Job Openings10
Revenue (FY, 2019)$93.7 M(-9%)
Share Price (Oct 2020)$6
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Lifeway Foods

Edward Smolyansky

Edward Smolyansky

Chief Operating Officer
Julie Smolyansky

Julie Smolyansky

President, Chief Executive Officer
Amy Feldman

Amy Feldman

Senior Executive Vice President of Sales
Eric Hanson

Eric Hanson

Chief Financial and Accounting Officer
Ludmila Smolyansky

Ludmila Smolyansky

Founder, Chairperson of the Board
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Lifeway Foods Office Locations

Lifeway Foods has offices in Niles, Waukesha and Chicago
Niles, US (HQ)
6431 W Oakton St
Niles, US
6101 W Gross Point Rd
Waukesha, US
A, 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 $93.66 m in FY, 2019
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Revenue (Q2, 2020)

25.0m

Gross profit (Q2, 2020)

7.7m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2020), %

30.9%

Net income (Q2, 2020)

980.0k

EBIT (Q2, 2020)

1.4m

Market capitalization (14-Oct-2020)

93.8m

Closing stock price (14-Oct-2020)

6.0

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

4.6m

EV

92.2m
Lifeway Foods's current market capitalization is $93.8 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

70.0m81.4m97.5m130.2m137.2m123.9m118.9m103.4m93.7m

Revenue growth, %

22%0%4%

Cost of goods sold

47.4m53.9m69.9m90.1m88.7m88.8m88.2m74.6m68.4m

Gross profit

22.6m27.4m27.6m40.1m48.5m35.0m30.7m28.7m25.3m
Annual
USDY, 2010Y, 2011FY, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

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

Accounts Receivable

8.0m8.7m295.3m134.3k45.0k71.5m8.7m6.3m6.7m

Prepaid Expenses

79.6k97.1k983.0k1.1m1.6m

Inventories

5.0m5.9m39.8m5.8m7.7m8.0m7.7m5.8m6.4m
Annual
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

2.9m5.6m2.0m2.0m3.5m(346.0k)(3.1m)453.0k

Depreciation and Amortization

2.3m2.4m3.3m3.1m3.0m3.1m3.5m3.3m

Inventories

(969.1k)(984.7k)6.9m1.1m(1.8m)(579.0k)(29.0k)1.3m(523.0k)

Accounts Payable

202.8k(129.5k)6.7m(1.1m)1.6m(2.7m)1.1m(2.3m)710.0k
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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 Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

96/100

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Lifeway Foods Revenue Breakdown

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

Lifeway Foods Online and Social Media Presence

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Lifeway Foods News and Updates

Lifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Strong Second Quarter 2020 Results

Second Quarter Net Sales Increase 8% Year-Over-Year to $25 Million Second Quarter Net Sales Increase 8% Year-Over-Year to $25 Million

Lifeway Foods, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2020 Results

Delivers Another Sequential Quarter of Sales Improvement with Strong Industry Tailwinds

Lifeway Foods, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

Reports Sequential Quarterly Profit Improvement Reports Sequential Quarterly Profit Improvement

Lifeway Foods, Inc., CEO Julie Smolyansky to Present at the 13th Annual Global Dairy Congress on June 26, 2019

MORTON GROVE, Ill., June 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lifeway Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: LWAY), the leading U.S. supplier of kefir fermented dairy and probiotic plant-based products to support the microbiome, today announced that Julie Smolyansky, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at t…

Lifeway Foods Announces Plans to Enter Growing CBD Category with Plantiful + CBD Drinkables

MORTON GROVE, Ill., June 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lifeway Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq:LWAY), the leading U.S. supplier of fermented dairy and vegan probiotic products, announced today it plans to enter the growing 10+ billion dollar cannabis market through Plantiful + CBD, a cannabidiol (commonly know…

Lifeway Foods, Inc., to Participate in Oppenheimer’s 19th Annual Consumer Conference on June 18, 2019

MORTON GROVE, Ill., June 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lifeway Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: LWAY), the leading U.S. supplier of kefir fermented dairy and probiotic plant-based products to support the microbiome, today announced Julie Smolyansky, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Hanson, Chief…
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Lifeway Foods Blogs

Easy DIY Kefir Face Masks for Natural Glowing Skin

Kefir is more than just a healthy drink! It also makes an effective, nourishing face mask for any skin type thanks to the probiotics and naturally-occurring Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA).   AHA’s are a group of chemical compounds that are found in a variety of organic compounds, including fresh fruit, su…

Probiotics, the Microbiome, and a Strong Immune System

Importance of a Balanced Microbiome Our immune system is top of mind with sick season in high gear. We know that 70-80 percent of the (immunoglunlin-producing) cells that make up the immune system are located in the gut, making it the body’s largest site of immunological response.  Therefore, when o…

Gut Check In

Join us on a gut health journey. For the next five days we have a series of self-care activities planned that are simple, fun, and designed to help you prioritize your health and wellbeing. Share your progress each day with #GutCheckIn. We can’t wait to see your photos and hear all about your week. …

Hemp: Superfood Spotlight

Hemp. This is a plant that has quite a controversial association. It tends to leave the one thinking about marijuana rather than plant-based plastics, treeless paper, fabric, and healthy cooking. However, within recent years, we have seen the rise of hemp being used in the fashion and culinary world…

5 Things To Do Instead of Watching the Big Game

Across the nation, football fans are gathering at sports bars or hosting parties at home to watch the big game. Sure it's a favorite American holiday for sports fans, but some of us are just not into it. If you fall into the latter crowd, go ahead and treat yourself to something you actually want to…

Why Gut Health Matters

Take care of your gut so your gut can take care of you. We spend so much time hiding our gut and sucking it in, but it’s time to focus our energy on learning about its role in digestion and how to nourish it. We should be proud of all that our gut is capable […] The post Why Gut Health Matters appea…
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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, Julie Smolyansky and Amy Feldman.

  • How many employees does Lifeway Foods have?

    Lifeway Foods has 322 employees.

  • What is Lifeway Foods revenue?

    Latest Lifeway Foods annual revenue is $93.7 m.

  • What is Lifeway Foods revenue per employee?

    Latest Lifeway Foods revenue per employee is $290.9 k.

  • Who are Lifeway Foods competitors?

    Competitors of Lifeway Foods include Kontra, Off the Waffle and Tipiak.

  • Where is Lifeway Foods headquarters?

    Lifeway Foods headquarters is located at 6431 W Oakton St, Niles.

  • Where are Lifeway Foods offices?

    Lifeway Foods has offices in Niles, Waukesha and Chicago.

  • How many offices does Lifeway Foods have?

    Lifeway Foods has 4 offices.