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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.06
DF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1494 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. DF: 0.06 )
DF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.24
DF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. DF: 0.24 )
DF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.02   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.24

-0.02
0.52
Interest Coverage 0.65
DF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. DF: 0.65 )
DF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 5.88
Current: 0.65

0.65
5.88
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.35
M-Score: -2.10
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 0.64
DF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. DF: 0.64 )
DF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.76   Max: 8.34
Current: 0.64

-16.76
8.34
Net-margin (%) 3.98
DF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. DF: 3.98 )
DF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.53   Max: 9.02
Current: 3.98

-13.53
9.02
ROE (%) 54.49
DF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1499 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. DF: 54.49 )
DF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 256.21
Current: 54.49

6.1
256.21
ROA (%) 13.12
DF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. DF: 13.12 )
DF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.38   Max: 29.02
Current: 13.12

-27.38
29.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.75
DF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1513 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. DF: 3.75 )
DF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -71.27   Max: 47.05
Current: 3.75

-71.27
47.05
Revenue Growth (%) -10.50
DF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. DF: -10.50 )
DF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.5   Max: 37.6
Current: -10.5

-10.5
37.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -2.10
DF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. DF: -2.10 )
DF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 47.7
Current: -2.1

-21.9
47.7
EPS Growth (%) 54.00
DF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. DF: 54.00 )
DF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -54.6   Max: 65.6
Current: 54

-54.6
65.6
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

DF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 79,900 sh (+4.92%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
David Tepper 428,792 sh (-31.38%)
Steven Cohen 18,400 sh (-73.53%)
Joel Greenblatt 72,610 sh (-81.48%)
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Q4 2013

DF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 172,956 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,052,821 sh (+1349.97%)
Steven Cohen 95,475 sh (+418.89%)
David Tepper Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 28,500 sh (-64.33%)
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Q1 2014

DF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Burbank 12,581 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 664,220 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 211,695 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 42,856 sh (-55.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 51,405 sh (-95.12%)
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Q2 2014

DF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Hussman 250,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,228,297 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,366 sh (+41.89%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 917,870 sh (+38.19%)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 846,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DF

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-06-30 New Buy0.34%$14.55 - $18.15 $ 14.63-10%250000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$14.55 - $18.15 $ 14.63-10%0
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$14.55 - $18.15 $ 14.63-10%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -95.12%0.41%$14.08 - $17.95 $ 14.63-6%51405
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$14.08 - $17.95 $ 14.63-6%12581
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Sold Out $14.08 - $17.95 $ 14.63-6%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 1349.97%0.4%$16.64 - $19.85 $ 14.63-20%1052821
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -64.33%0.01%$16.64 - $19.85 $ 14.63-20%28500
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -81.48%0.28%$18.62 - $22.7 $ 14.63-28%72610
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Sold Out $18.62 - $22.7 $ 14.63-28%0
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 3.80
DF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 22.70 vs. DF: 3.80 )
DF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 17.87
Current: 3.8

1.67
17.87
P/B 2.10
DF's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. DF: 2.10 )
DF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 180.7
Current: 2.1

0.48
180.7
P/S 0.10
DF's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. DF: 0.10 )
DF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.1

0.06
0.35
EV-to-EBIT 39.02
DF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.54 vs. DF: 39.02 )
DF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 52.3
Current: 39.02

6.4
52.3
Current Ratio 1.60
DF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. DF: 1.60 )
DF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.6

0.8
1.89
Quick Ratio 1.24
DF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. DF: 1.24 )
DF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.24

0.58
1.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.40
DF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. DF: 1.40 )
DF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.92
Current: 1.4

0.4
0.92
Dividend Payout 0.04
DF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. DF: 0.04 )
DF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.31
Current: 0.04

0.13
2.31
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.40
DF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. DF: 1.40 )
DF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.92
Current: 1.4

0.4
0.92
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
DF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. DF: -1.20 )
DF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.1   Max: -24
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.00
DF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. DF: 4.00 )
DF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 7.31
Current: 4

0.57
7.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
DF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. DF: 0.70 )
DF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.7

0.21
0.86
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
DF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. DF: 0.90 )
DF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.98
Current: 0.9

0.02
1.98
Price/Graham Number 0.80
DF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. DF: 0.80 )
DF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.13
Current: 0.8

0.08
1.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
DF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. DF: 2.60 )
DF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 15.5
Current: 2.6

1.9
15.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.67
DF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. DF: 12.67 )
DF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7   Max: 46.4
Current: 12.67

7
46.4

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Traded in other countries:SJ2A.Germany
Dean Foods Company was incorporated in Delaware in 1994. The Company processes and distributes milk, other fluid dairy products, and plant-based beverages in the United States, North America as well as Europe. Its business is segmented into two - Fresh Dairy Direct and The WhiteWave Foods Company. Fresh Dairy Direct processes and distributes fluid milk and other dairy products in the United States. Its product portfolio include milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mix and other dairy products that sold under more than 50 familiar local and regional brands and an array of private labels. It also produces and distributes Tru Mo, flavored milk. It currently operates 79 manufacturing facilities in 32 states. WhiteWave manufactures, markets and sells plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products throughout North America and Europe. Its products are sold under various brands, including Silk plant-based beverages, International Delight and LAND O LAKES coffee creamers and beverages and Horizon Organic premium dairy products in North America, as well as Alpro and Provamel plant-based foods and beverages in Europe. Its customers including grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, and health food stores, as well as through various away-from-home channels, including restaurants and foodservice outlets. The products are primarily sold through its direct sales force and independent brokers.

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