Dean Foods Co Company Profile (NYSE:DF)

About Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)

Dean Foods Co logoDean Foods Company is a food and beverage company. The Company processes and distributes fluid milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. It is engaged in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a range of branded and private label dairy and dairy case products. It offers branded and private label dairy case products, including fluid milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mix and other dairy products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions and governmental entities across the United States. It also offers juices, teas and bottled water. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had over 50 national, regional and local dairy brands, as well as private labels. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's national, local and regional licensed brands included Alta Dena, Hygeia, PET, Arctic Splash, Jilbert, Pog, Barbers Dairy, Purity, Berkeley Farms, Land-O-Sun & design and ReadyLeaf, Broughton.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Dairy Products
  • Sub-Industry: Packaged Foods & Meats
  • Symbol: NYSE:DF
  • CUSIP: 24237010
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.68 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 90,881,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $19.20
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $19.70
  • 52 Week Range: $15.69 - $22.31
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.87
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.72
  • P/E Growth: 1.52
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $7.83 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.21
  • Book Value: $6.55 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.82
  • Annual Dividend: $0.36
  • Dividend Yield: 2.0%
  • EBIDTA: $396.16 million
  • Net Margins: 1.37%
  • Return on Equity: 24.87%
  • Return on Assets: 5.66%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.52%
  • Current Ratio: 1.49%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.11%
  • Average Volume: 1.52 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.28
  • Short Ratio: 9.08

Frequently Asked Questions for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)

What is Dean Foods Co's stock symbol?

Dean Foods Co trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DF."

How often does Dean Foods Co pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Dean Foods Co?

Dean Foods Co announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share on Thursday, June 1st. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 18th. View Dean Foods Co's Dividend History.

How were Dean Foods Co's earnings last quarter?

Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $2 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.96 billion. Dean Foods Co had a net margin of 1.37% and a return on equity of 24.87%. The business's revenue was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.45 earnings per share. View Dean Foods Co's Earnings History.

What guidance has Dean Foods Co issued on next quarter's earnings?

Dean Foods Co updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.35-1.55 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.40.

Where is Dean Foods Co's stock going? Where will Dean Foods Co's stock price be in 2017?

9 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Dean Foods Co's stock. Their predictions range from $22.00 to $25.00. On average, they anticipate Dean Foods Co's stock price to reach $23.25 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Dean Foods Co.

What are analysts saying about Dean Foods Co stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Dean Foods Co stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Dean Foods’ shares have underperformed the broader industry in the last one year, mainly due to its unimpressive earnings history. The company posted first-quarter 2017 results, wherein earnings marked its straight second miss and plunged year over year. The company hasn’t delivered a single beat in the last four quarters. The first quarter results were hurt by escalated raw-milk costs and lower milk volumes. Further, raw milk costs rose year over year in the second quarter, raising concerns about Dean Foods’ near-term performance – which also dented estimates. However, sales grew year over year, largely gaining from Friendly’s contributions which drove ice cream volumes. Apart from this, we applaud the company’s efforts to expand its dairy business, evident from its recent deals with Good Karma and Organic Valley milk brands. The company's  focus on its cost productivity and growth plans also bode well." (5/17/2017)
  • 2. JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts commented, "We are upgrading DF shares to Overweight from Neutral; we also are raising our earnings estimates and our December 2017 price target (to $22 from $20). Though we still have many questions about Dean- e.g., the impact of Walmart and Organic Valley - we now model a meaningfully lower 2017 cost-per-milk-gallon sold than we previously did. The outlook for Dean's largest input, Class I milk, has softened in recent months, due to a variety of factors we discuss below. Our new 2017E EPS is $1.48, versus the Bloomberg consensus of $1.40. We also find the valuation appealing (more on this below). Note that J.P. Morgan Equity Research has not had an Overweight rating on DF shares since May 2010." (3/17/2017)

Who are some of Dean Foods Co's key competitors?

Who owns Dean Foods Co stock?

Dean Foods Co's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.68%), BlackRock Inc. (12.40%), LSV Asset Management (5.27%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.25%), State Street Corp (3.52%) and Acadian Asset Management LLC (2.89%). Company insiders that own Dean Foods Co stock include J Wayne Mailloux, John R Muse and Scott K Vopni. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Dean Foods Co.

Who sold Dean Foods Co stock? Who is selling Dean Foods Co stock?

Dean Foods Co's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Teachers Advisors LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of America Corp DE, Acadian Asset Management LLC and Denver Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Dean Foods Co stock in the last year include J Wayne Mailloux and Scott K Vopni. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dean Foods Co.

Who bought Dean Foods Co stock? Who is buying Dean Foods Co stock?

Dean Foods Co's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Point72 Asset Management L.P., FMR LLC, First Eagle Investment Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Vanguard Group Inc. and Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dean Foods Co.

How do I buy Dean Foods Co stock?

Shares of Dean Foods Co can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Dean Foods Co stock cost?

One share of Dean Foods Co stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.45.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.56)
Consensus Price Target: $23.25 (26.02% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/15/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$24.50 -> $25.00LowView Rating Details
4/26/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$24.00LowView Rating Details
3/17/2017Morgan StanleyUpgradeNeutral -> OverweightMediumView Rating Details
3/17/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$22.00HighView Rating Details
2/28/2017Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/19/2017Sanford C. BernsteinDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$21.31 -> $22.00N/AView Rating Details
12/1/2016KeyCorpInitiated CoverageSector WeightN/AView Rating Details
11/8/2016DA DavidsonReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
11/2/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
8/9/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
5/23/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$21.00N/AView Rating Details
3/23/2016StephensReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/23/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncBoost Price TargetNeutral$21.00 -> $22.00N/AView Rating Details
2/23/2016BB&T Co.DowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
Earnings by Quarter for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
Earnings History by Quarter for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/9/2017Q1 2017$0.17$0.13$1.96 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/16/2017Q416$0.41$0.38$2.01 billion$2.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q316$0.36$0.37$2.63 billion$1.96 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/8/2016Q216$0.40$0.38$1.84 billion$1.85 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/10/2016Q116$0.38$0.45$1.89 billion$1.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/22/2016Q415$0.34$0.36$2.07 billion$2.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2015Q315$0.24$0.30$2.05 billion$2.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/10/2015Q215$0.26$0.33$2.07 billion$2.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/11/2015Q1$0.17$0.24$2.11 billion$2.05 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/10/2015Q414$0.10$0.08$2.44 billion$2.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/10/2014Q314($0.13)($0.03)$2.35 million$2.37 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/11/2014Q214($0.05)($0.14)$2.32 billion$2.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q1$0.01($0.05)$2.27 billion$2.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2014Q4$0.19$0.18$2.27 billion$2.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2013Q313$0.14$0.12$2.20 billion$2.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q2 2013$0.14$0.13$2.25 billion$2.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q1 2013$0.27$0.29$2.98 million$2.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q4 2012$0.30$0.40$3.37 million$3.04 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q312$0.28$0.33$3.26 billion$3.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2012$0.31$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$0.21$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$0.23$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2011$0.15$0.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.17$0.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2011$0.06$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2011$0.14$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.67
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.46
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.38$0.48$0.42
Q2 20173$0.32$0.42$0.37
Q3 20173$0.39$0.47$0.43
Q4 20173$0.41$0.50$0.45
Q1 20182$0.38$0.44$0.41
Q2 20182$0.19$0.38$0.29
Q3 20182$0.33$0.39$0.36
Q4 20181$0.40$0.40$0.40
Q1 20191$0.48$0.48$0.48
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
Next Dividend:6/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.36
Dividend Yield:1.95%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:31.30% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
26.47% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
24.83% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)

Dividend History by Quarter for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.30%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/3/2017J Wayne MaillouxDirectorSell3,033$19.31$58,567.23View SEC Filing  
4/3/2017J Wayne MaillouxDirectorSell3,033$19.70$59,750.10View SEC Filing  
3/15/2017J Wayne MaillouxDirectorSell3,033$18.50$56,110.50View SEC Filing  
11/29/2016J Wayne MaillouxDirectorSell5,886$20.50$120,663.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016J Wayne MaillouxDirectorSell5,886$20.00$117,720.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016Scott K VopniSVPSell33,105$19.75$653,823.75View SEC Filing  
7/11/2016J Wayne MaillouxDirectorSell3,924$19.66$77,145.84View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016John R MuseDirectorSell50,000$19.27$963,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016J Wayne MaillouxDirectorSell1,962$19.72$38,690.64View SEC Filing  
1/22/2016J Wayne MaillouxDirectorSell5,885$19.00$111,815.00View SEC Filing  
12/30/2014Hector M NevaresDirectorSell36,159$19.35$699,676.65View SEC Filing  
12/18/2014Hector M NevaresDirectorSell75,000$18.87$1,415,250.00View SEC Filing  
12/17/2014Hector M NevaresDirectorSell25,000$18.27$456,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2014C Shay BraunSVPSell5,000$16.22$81,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2014Hector M NevaresDirectorSell25,000$18.01$450,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2014Scott VopniCAOSell6,387$15.13$96,635.31View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Tom DavisDirectorSell27,577$18.50$510,174.50View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Scott K VopniSVPSell48,530$10.51$510,050.30View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Tom C DavisDirectorSell63,578$10.43$663,118.54View SEC Filing  
12/6/2012Gregg L EnglesDirectorBuy10,000$17.25$172,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
Latest Headlines for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
DateHeadline logoZacks: Analysts Expect Dean Foods Co (DF) Will Post Earnings of $0.31 Per Share - May 26 at 4:32 PM logoETFs with exposure to Dean Foods Co. : May 23, 2017 - May 23 at 4:30 PM logoDean Foods Co. : DF-US: Dividend Analysis : May 22nd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 23, 2017 - May 23 at 12:30 PM logoDean Foods - Milk Money - Seeking Alpha - May 22 at 11:59 AM logoDean Foods Co (DF) Expected to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.42 Per Share - May 22 at 7:19 AM logoDean Foods Co (DF) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - May 19 at 11:20 AM logoDean Foods Co (DF) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Sell" - May 17 at 11:02 PM logoDean Foods Company (DF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 18, 2017 - Nasdaq - May 17 at 4:46 PM logoDean Foods' (DF) Outperform Rating Reaffirmed at Wells Fargo & Co - May 15 at 8:21 PM logoEdited Transcript of DF earnings conference call or presentation 9-May-17 1:00pm GMT - May 14 at 4:45 PM logoDean Foods Co (DF) Downgraded to C+ at TheStreet - May 13 at 4:36 PM logoETFs with exposure to Dean Foods Co. : May 12, 2017 - May 12 at 8:25 PM logoDean Foods Co (DF) Expected to Earn Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.47 Per Share - May 12 at 11:22 AM logoResearch Analysts Issue Forecasts for Dean Foods Co's Q2 2017 Earnings (DF) - May 12 at 10:21 AM logoDean Foods Co. :DF-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 11, 2017 - May 11 at 5:21 PM logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for Dean Foods Co Lifted by KeyCorp (DF) - May 11 at 12:46 PM logoJefferies Group Comments on Dean Foods Co's FY2017 Earnings (DF) - May 11 at 11:24 AM logoDean Foods (DF) Misses on Q1 Earnings, Reiterates Outlook - May 11 at 2:54 AM logoDean Foods Co Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.09 (DF) - May 10 at 6:28 PM logoDean Foods (DF) Misses on Q1 Earnings, Reiterates Outlook - Nasdaq - May 10 at 4:51 PM logoDean Foods Co Bottom Line Falls 71% In Q1 - Nasdaq - May 10 at 5:28 AM logoDean Foods Q1 Adj. Profit Misses View; But Reiterates FY17 Outlook - May 9 at 4:41 PM logoDean Foods (DF) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 9 at 4:41 PM logoDean Foods shares fall after earnings miss - May 9 at 4:41 PM logoDean Foods Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : DF-US : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 4:41 PM logoDean Foods' (DF) Q1 Earnings Miss, Revenues Top Estimates - May 9 at 4:41 PM logoAnd Now for Some Lackluster Q1 Earnings - May 9 at 4:41 PM logoDean Foods Co (DF) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.04 EPS - May 9 at 3:26 PM logoDean Foods Co (DF) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 9 at 2:24 PM logoMid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Dean Foods Earnings Miss Views - May 9 at 10:27 AM logoMore on Dean Foods' Q1 - May 9 at 9:22 AM logoDean Foods reports 1Q loss - May 9 at 8:15 AM logoBat phone central to new trial request for Las Vegas gambler - May 6 at 1:04 AM logoDean Foods Co (DF) Director Sells $58,567.23 in Stock - May 5 at 8:59 PM logoDean Foods and Good Karma Foods strike investment and distribution deal to accelerate brand growth - May 5 at 4:53 PM logo$1.96 Billion in Sales Expected for Dean Foods Co (DF) This Quarter - May 5 at 3:54 PM logoDean Foods (DF) Q1 Earnings: Is the Stock Poised for a Beat? - Yahoo Finance - May 4 at 9:55 PM logoDean Foods (DF) Q1 Earnings: Is the Stock Poised for a Beat? - May 4 at 4:51 PM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Dean Foods Co (DF) to Announce $0.17 EPS - May 3 at 8:14 AM logoDean Foods (DF) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.29 - April 29 at 1:09 AM logoDean Foods' Mayfield Creamery Ice Cream Brand Expanding Across the Southern U.S. - PR Newswire (press release) - April 27 at 8:16 AM logoDean Foods (DF) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.25 - April 25 at 7:30 PM logoDean Foods' Mayfield Creamery Ice Cream Brand Expanding Across the Southern U.S. - April 25 at 11:51 AM logoDean Foods Co (DF) Raised to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - April 24 at 6:44 PM logoDean Foods Co (DF) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - April 24 at 1:42 PM logoDean Foods (DF) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows - April 20 at 10:09 PM logoDean Foods and KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Announce Pure Love ... - PR Newswire (press release) - April 18 at 12:05 PM logoDean Foods and KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Announce Pure Love Partnership - April 17 at 4:23 PM logoDean Foods (DF) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.40 - April 17 at 3:36 PM logoDean Foods Co (DF) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - April 14 at 4:28 PM



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