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Q1 2016

WWAV Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 17,344 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 262,590 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 364,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 145,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 154,755 sh (+1512.03%)
Pioneer Investments 161,912 sh (+53.11%)
Mario Gabelli 113,392 sh (+36.90%)
Ron Baron 85,150 sh (+18.56%)
Jim Simons 1,257,500 sh (+7.76%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
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Q2 2016

WWAV Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 40,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 241,000 sh (+382.00%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 364,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 300,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 85,150 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 161,653 sh (-0.16%)
Mario Gabelli 113,167 sh (-0.20%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 253,700 sh (-3.39%)
John Burbank 113,569 sh (-21.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,647 sh (-97.00%)
Jim Simons 20,700 sh (-98.35%)
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Q3 2016

WWAV Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Eric Mindich 3,340,905 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,394,200 sh (New)
Michael Price 85,000 sh (New)
George Soros 17,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 504,475 sh (+10755.93%)
Mario Gabelli 1,465,571 sh (+1195.05%)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
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Q4 2016

WWAV Guru Trades in Q4 2016

John Paulson 676,400 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 5,862,231 sh (+75.47%)
Michael Price 100,000 sh (+17.65%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,216,100 sh (-12.77%)
Mario Gabelli 1,176,321 sh (-19.74%)
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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods    NAICS: 311514    SIC: 2023
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The Whitewave Foods Company operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company. The Company manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products.

The WhiteWave Foods Co operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company. The Company manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products. The Company operates in three reportable segments: Americas Foods & Beverages, Americas Fresh Foods and Europe Foods & Beverages. The Americas Foods & Beverages segment provides plant-based foods and beverages, which includes its Silk and So Delicious branded beverages such as soymilk, almondmilk, coconutmilk and cashewmilk, ice cream and frozen novelty products, and plant-based yogurts, and Vega plant-based nutritional products. Premium dairy, which includes its Horizon Organic milk, yogurt, cheese, and other premium dairy products, Wallaby Organic Greek and Australian yogurts and Kefir beverages, and Horizon branded macaroni & cheese and snack foods. Coffee creamers and beverages, which includes coffee creamers and ready-to-drink beverages under the International Delight, Dunkin Donuts and LAND O LAKES brand names. The Americas Fresh Foods segment provides organic salads, fruits and vegetables, which includes packaged salads and greens, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, and produce-based snacks marketed under its Earthbound Farm brand. The Europe Foods & Beverages segment provides plant-based foods and beverages, which includes its Alpro and Provamel brand beverages using soy-, almond-, coconut‑, hazelnut-, rice-, oat- and other plant-based ingredients, and plant-based alternatives to yogurt, culinary creams, desserts and margarine. The Company's products are sold across North America and Europe to a variety of 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 food service outlets. The Company faces competition from manufacturers of private label products, as well as manufacturers of other branded food products. It competes with large conventional consumer packaged foods companies such as Group Danone, General Mills, Inc., The Kraft Heinz Company, and Nestle S.A. It also competes with natural and organic consumer packaged foods companies such as The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Blue Diamond, HP Hood, Califia Farms and Organic Valley. Competitors of its organic salads, fruits and vegetables platform include Dole Food Company, Ready Pac and Taylor Farms, which also produce organic and value-added salads.

Guru Investment Theses on The WhiteWave Foods Co

Mario Gabelli Comments on WhiteWave Foods Inc. - Jan 31, 2017

WhiteWave Foods Inc. (1.7%) (WWAV – $55.60 – NASDAQ) (NYSE:WWAV) is a food and beverage company based in Denver, Colorado. WhiteWave focuses on branded plant based food and beverages. Two of its most popular product lines are the “Silk” Almond Milk, and “So Delicious” branded products. WhiteWave agreed to be acquired by Danone for $56.25 cash per share in a $12.5 billion merger. Shareholders already approved the merger and regulatory approval is pending. The merger is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.

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Forward PE Ratio 34.84
WWAV's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. WWAV: 34.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,198
EPS (TTM) $ 1.19
Beta1.66
Short Percentage of Float1.97%
52-Week Range $37.40 - 56.82
Shares Outstanding (Mil)177.23

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 4,573 4,728
EPS ($) 1.60 1.81
EPS without NRI ($) 1.60 1.81
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
11.31%
Dividends per Share ($)
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