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Dean Foods Company
Type
Public
Traded as NYSE: DF
S&P 400 Component
Industry Food processing
Founded 1925
Headquarters Tower at Cityplace
Dallas, Texas
Key people
  • Ralph Scozzafava (CEO and director)
  • Chris Bellairs (CFO)
  • Jim Turner (Chairman)
Products Milk, dairy products, juice
Revenue US$7.7 billion (2016)
Operating income
US$263.6 million (2016)
Net income
US$119.9 million (2016)
Total assets US$2.6 billion (2016)
Total equity US$610.5 million (2016)
Number of employees
Approx. 17,000
Website www.deanfoods.com

Dean Foods is an American food and beverage company and the largest dairy company in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the company maintains plants and distributors in the United States. Dean Foods has 66 manufacturing facilities in 32 U.S. states and distributes its products across all 50. The company's 58 brands include DairyPure, TruMoo, Friendly's, Mayfield, Dean's, Meadow Gold, Tuscan and Alta Dena.

Dean Foods was founded by Samuel E. Dean, Sr., who owned an evaporated milk processing facility in Franklin Park, Illinois, in the 1920s. After purchasing other Illinois dairy plants Dean developed the enterprise "from a small regional dairy into a diversified food company".

In December 2001, the legacy brand of Dean Foods was acquired by the Dallas-based Suiza Foods Corporation, who later adopted the Dean Foods name. In 2005, Dean Specialty Foods was spun off from Dean Foods as Bay Valley Foods, LLC, a division of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. In June 2005 TreeHouse Foods started trading on the New York Stock Exchange with a ticker of THS.

In March 2005 the Cornucopia Institute filed a complaint with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) alleging that their Horizon Organic subsidiary was violating "organic livestock management" standards.

In August 2006, Dean Foods acquired Jilbert's Dairy, a 70-year-old family business near Marquette, Michigan. Dean Food's TofuTown brand was acquired by the Hain Celestial Group in June 2007. In December, Dean Foods bought the Wells Dairy milk plant in Le Mars, Iowa. Dean Foods purchased Alpro in 2009 for an estimated US$455 million, making it a "global leader in soy beverages". This resulted in a restructuring of the company that included selling off a number of subsidiaries, including Rachel's Organic.

On May 12, 2008, the Cornucopia Institute filed a second complaint with the USDA again alleging that Deans Foods had violated federal organic regulations requiring access to pasture and fresh grass for their dairy cows.

Silk brand soy milk was made using organic soybeans until early 2009, when Dean Foods switched to conventional soybeans while maintaining the same UPC barcodes and prices on the Silk products and replacing the word “organic” with “natural” on the product's packaging, prompting the Cornucopia Institute to file complaints that the company had not properly notified retailers or consumers.

Foremost Farms USA, a cooperative of over 2,000 dairy farmers in several mid-western states, sold its Wisconsin milk processing plants to Dean Foods in 2009. In January 2010, the US Department of Justice and the state attorney generals office of Wisconsin and Michigan, filed a lawsuit objecting to the purchase and alleged that it created a monopolizing provider. Dean Foods announced it was contesting the complaint.

In the first quarter of 2010 the company moved to the Cityplace district of Dallas, Texas. In October 2010, Dean Foods announced it was retiring the Schepps brand for dairy products in the Dallas, Texas area in favor of their Oak Farms brand. The Schepps brand had been in the Dallas market since 1942.

In 2011, a class action suit was brought against Deans Foods over health claims made on the packaging of Horizon Organic Milk. In 2012, Dean Foods contributed $253,950 to fund opposition to California's ballot Proposition 37 which would require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

Dean Foods spun off WhiteWave Foods, the maker of Horizon Organic and Silk Soymilk, as a standalone company in May 2013.

In May 2015 Dean Foods announced that they would eliminate regional brands for its milk in favor of a single brand, DairyPure, which was already being used as a sub-brand under its previous regional marketing scheme.

In 2017, bettor and stock trader William T. Walters was convicted of insider trading in Dean shares in Federal court. Walters' source of non-public information was company director Thomas C. Davis employing a prepaid cell phone nicknamed "the Batphone" and, sometimes, the code words "Dallas Cowboys" for the company name. The case involved profits or avoided losses of $40 million from 2008 to 2014. The verdict was to be appealed according to Walters' lawyer.

Dean Foods products include milk, ice cream, dairy products, juice, and teas. It processes milk in the United States under a number of regional and national brands.

Investment goal date:
Dividends reinvested
Dean Foods Company DF report Q3 2017
Period
Date
Adjusted Actuals EPS
GAAP EPS
Q1 2018
2018-05-10
--
--
Q4 2017
2018-02-16
--
--
Q4 2017
2018-02-14
--
--
Q3 2017
2017-11-07
--
--
Q3 2017
2017-11-07
0.2000
-0.1100
Q2 2017
2017-08-08
0.2100
0.1900
Q1 2017
2017-05-09
0.1300
-0.1100
Q4 2016
2017-02-16
0.3800
0.3700
Q3 2016
2016-11-07
0.3700
0.1600
Q2 2016
2016-08-08
0.3800
0.3600
Q1 2016
2016-05-10
0.4500
0.4300
Q4 2015
2016-02-22
0.3600
0.2000
Q3 2015
2015-11-09
0.3000
0.2200
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Funds
Fund Name
Ticker shares
ACADIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
2622781
AJO, LP
6621632
AMERICAN CENTURY COMPANIES INC
2264750
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2464394
BlackRock Fund Advisors
5469833
BlackRock Inc.
11254859
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.
4727493
DENVER INVESTMENT ADVISORS LLC
2049261
DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP
4763883
FMR LLC
1919576
LSV ASSET MANAGEMENT
4784844
PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP INC
1712205
RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
1719950
STATE STREET CORP
3189254
Vanguard Group, Inc
11508667
Major Shareholders
Name Relationship
Total Shares
Holding stocks
MUSE JOHN R
0.2400% (226762)
DF / LIN / MEG / NXST /
HILL JANET
0.0600% (53123)
CG / DF / S / WEN /
NEVARES HECTOR M
0.1100% (103252)
DF /
TURNER JIM L
0.2300% (214021)
CCK / CRK / DF /
SCOZZAFAVA RALPH P
0.0600% (58805)
DF / SSI /
SCOZZAFAVA RALPH P
0.0700% (62099)
DF / SSI /
DAVIS TOM C
0.0200% (22759)
AFFM / ATEC / DF /
VOPNI SCOTT K
0.0400% (32855)
DF /
Tanner Gregg A
0.3900% (366833)
DF / SAM / STKL /
Owens B Craig
0.0200% (19695)
CPB / DF / JCP / PLL /
Owens B Craig
0.0200% (19990)
CPB / DF / JCP / PLL /
WARMBIER KIMBERLY
0.0700% (62004)
DF /
Mailloux J Wayne
0.1100% (104186)
DF /
Braun C Shay
0.0300% (24828)
DF /
Gonzalez Rachel A
0.0400% (35592)
DAN / DF / SABR /
Devine Martin J
0.0300% (29312)
DF /
Bellairs Chris
0.1100% (101176)
DF /
Wiseman Robert Tennant
0.0500% (47011)
DF /
Murphy Brian
0.0300% (29402)
DF /
MCCUTCHEON S. CRAIG
0.0100% (6454)
DF /
CASHAW BRAD
0.0100% (8458)
DF /
LAUFER KURT W
0.0100% (5330)
DF /
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