Lancaster Colony Corporation (LANC): Price and Financial Metrics

Lancaster Colony Corporation (LANC): $161.42

2.09 (+1.31%)

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  • LANC scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 73.39% of US stocks.
  • LANC's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • LANC ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 12th percentile.

LANC Stock Summary

  • LANC's current price/earnings ratio is 51.61, which is higher than 90.23% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • The price/operating cash flow metric for LANCASTER COLONY CORP is higher than 90.24% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for LANCASTER COLONY CORP is higher than it is for about merely 13.82% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to LANCASTER COLONY CORP, a group of peers worth examining would be CECE, GVA, ESE, B, and CLST.
  • LANC's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit LANCASTER COLONY CORP's official web site, go to

LANC Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, LANC's EV/EBIT ratio is 128.32% higher, now standing at 38.7.
  • LANC's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.2 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LANC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LANC 2022-09-23 2.6 5.2 48.9 38.7
LANC 2022-09-22 2.7 5.4 50.6 40.0
LANC 2022-09-21 2.7 5.4 50.9 40.3
LANC 2022-09-20 2.7 5.4 51.1 40.4
LANC 2022-09-19 2.8 5.5 51.8 40.9
LANC 2022-09-16 2.8 5.5 51.6 40.8

LANC Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 12.52%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 12.07%.
  • Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 21.99%.
Over the past 15 months, LANC's revenue has gone up $274,035,000.

The table below shows LANC's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-06-30 1,676.39 101.813 89.586
2022-03-31 1,609.543 94.141 92.268
2021-12-31 1,563.298 125.313 125.648
2021-09-30 1,509.886 149.374 135.908
2021-06-30 1,467.067 174.189 142.332
2021-03-31 1,402.355 190.33 140.991

LANC's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • LANC has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 68.06% of graded US stocks.
  • LANC's asset turnover comes in at 1.392 -- ranking 14th of 59 Food Products stocks.
  • FLO, BRID, and LNDC are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with LANC.

The table below shows LANC's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 1.392 0.256 0.364
2021-06-30 1.381 0.264 0.404
2021-03-31 1.355 0.270 0.420
2020-12-31 1.345 0.268 0.413
2020-09-30 1.348 0.266 0.418
2020-06-30 1.357 0.268 0.442

LANC Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of LANC, see our LANC price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $202.67 Average Broker Recommendation 1.75 (Moderate Buy)

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LANC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $161.42 52-week high $177.07
Prev. close $159.33 52-week low $116.85
Day low $159.52 Volume 33,785
Day high $161.90 Avg. volume 127,856
50-day MA $151.79 Dividend yield 2.01%
200-day MA $149.22 Market Cap 4.44B

Lancaster Colony Corporation (LANC) Company Bio

Lancaster Colony manufactures and markets specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets in the United States. The company was founded in 1961 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

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LANC Price Returns

1-mo -6.23%
3-mo 24.20%
6-mo 8.33%
1-year -2.11%
3-year 22.15%
5-year 46.89%
YTD -0.93%
2021 -8.26%
2020 16.75%
2019 -7.88%
2018 39.22%
2017 -6.99%

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