Lancaster Colony Corporation (LANC): Price and Financial Metrics

Lancaster Colony Corporation (LANC): $204.33

-2.81 (-1.36%)

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  • LANC scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 68.1% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for LANC is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • LANC ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 11th percentile.

LANC Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 58.37, LANCASTER COLONY CORP P/E ratio is greater than that of about 90.49% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for LANC is currently 36.62, higher than 87.04% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • For LANC, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by only 13.63% of US equities we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to LANC, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are B, GO, ODC, ESE, and FC.
  • Visit LANC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

LANC Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, LANC's EV/EBIT ratio is 138.14% higher, now standing at 46.2.
  • Over the past 243 months, LANC's price/sales ratio has gone up 2.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LANC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LANC 2022-11-28 3.3 6.5 58.4 46.2
LANC 2022-11-25 3.3 6.6 58.6 46.4
LANC 2022-11-23 3.3 6.5 58.1 46.0
LANC 2022-11-22 3.3 6.6 58.6 46.4
LANC 2022-11-21 3.4 6.7 59.7 47.3
LANC 2022-11-18 3.3 6.6 58.5 46.3

LANC Growth Metrics

    The 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 50.03%.
  • The 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 20.39%.
  • The year over year revenue growth rate now stands at 14.77%.
LANC's revenue has moved up $376,148,000 over the prior 33 months.

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
2022-09-30 1,709.871 153.849 96.523
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

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 $204.33 52-week high $214.00
Prev. close $207.14 52-week low $116.85
Day low $201.53 Volume 137,300
Day high $207.35 Avg. volume 147,087
50-day MA $181.26 Dividend yield 1.54%
200-day MA $154.19 Market Cap 5.63B

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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Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) Is Increasing Its Dividend To $0.85

Lancaster Colony Corporation's ( NASDAQ:LANC ) periodic dividend will be increasing on the 30th of December to $0.85...

Yahoo | November 13, 2022


Lancaster Colony Corporation (Nasdaq: LANC) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 85 cents per common share, marking 60 consecutive years of increasing regular cash dividends. The company is one of only 13 U.S. companies with 60 straight years of regular cash dividend increases. The dividend will be payable December 30, 2022 to shareholders of record on December 5, 2022. As of the record date for today's annual shareholder meeting, there were 27,55

Yahoo | November 9, 2022

Lancaster Colony First Quarter 2023 Earnings: EPS Beats Expectations

Lancaster Colony ( NASDAQ:LANC ) First Quarter 2023 Results Key Financial Results Revenue: US$425.5m (up 8.5% from 1Q...

Yahoo | November 9, 2022

Recap: Lancaster Colony Q1 Earnings

Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ: LANC ) reported its Q1 earnings results on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 07:30 AM. Here''s what investors need to know about the announcement. Earnings Lancaster Colony beat estimated earnings by 42.11%, reporting an EPS of $1.62 versus … Full story available on

Benzinga | November 3, 2022

Lancaster Colony GAAP EPS of $1.36 beats by $0.34, revenue of $425.54M beats by $3.97M

Lancaster Colony press release (LANC): FQ1 GAAP EPS of $1.36 beats by $0.34.Revenue of $425.54M (+8.5% Y/Y) beats by $3.97M.Consolidated gross profit margin was 23.3%, down 30…

Seeking Alpha | November 3, 2022

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LANC Price Returns

1-mo 13.58%
3-mo 22.01%
6-mo 72.68%
1-year 41.72%
3-year 37.13%
5-year 66.80%
YTD 25.40%
2021 -8.26%
2020 16.75%
2019 -7.88%
2018 39.22%
2017 -6.99%

LANC Dividends

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