Lancaster Colony Corporation (LANC): Price and Financial Metrics

Lancaster Colony Corporation (LANC): $173.50

1.73 (+1.01%)

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  • LANC scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 98.27% of US stocks.
  • LANC's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 52 weeks.
  • LANC ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 17th percentile.

LANC Stock Summary

  • LANC's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 892.3 -- higher than 96.71% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Lancaster Colony Corp is higher than it is for about merely 12.06% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, LANC is more volatile than just 5.26% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Lancaster Colony Corp are DORM, PSMT, EDU, FELE, and CVCO.
  • 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 price/sales ratio is 22.22% higher, now standing at 3.3.
  • LANC's price/sales ratio has moved up 2.2 over the prior 243 months.
  • LANC's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 17.2 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 2021-09-03 3.3 5.7 33.9 25.1
LANC 2021-09-02 3.3 5.8 34.2 25.3
LANC 2021-09-01 3.3 5.7 33.9 25.0
LANC 2021-08-31 3.3 5.8 34.3 25.4
LANC 2021-08-30 3.3 5.8 34.3 25.4
LANC 2021-08-27 3.4 5.9 34.8 25.7

LANC Growth Metrics

  • The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 19.61%.
  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 11.01%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 0.99%.
Over the past 67 months, LANC's revenue has gone up $307,097,000.

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
2021-06-30 1,467.067 174.189 142.332
2021-03-31 1,402.355 190.33 140.991
2020-12-31 1,366.469 156.246 134.523
2020-09-30 1,346.571 154.317 133.317
2020-06-30 1,334.388 170.769 136.983
2020-03-31 1,337.204 173.313 139.608

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 64.43% of graded US stocks.
  • LANC's asset turnover comes in at 1.381 -- ranking 14th of 58 Food Products stocks.
  • BRID, MED, and TSN 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
2021-06-30 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
2020-03-31 1.391 0.260 0.482

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 1.83 (Hold)

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LANC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $173.50 52-week high $201.31
Prev. close $171.77 52-week low $162.53
Day low $171.11 Volume 53,100
Day high $173.76 Avg. volume 90,965
50-day MA $174.91 Dividend yield 1.73%
200-day MA $183.15 Market Cap 4.78B

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 2.96%
3-mo -12.04%
6-mo -4.73%
1-year -3.59%
3-year 13.24%
5-year 39.42%
YTD -4.40%
2020 16.75%
2019 -7.88%
2018 39.22%
2017 -6.99%
2016 24.51%

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