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Dean Foods Sees Profits Rise in its Q4 2015 Financial Report

Dean Foods Sees Profits Rise in its Q4 2015 Financial Report

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Dean Foods, parent of DairyPure®, LAND O LAKES®, Berkeley Farms®, and more, has released its Q4 2015 financial report, citing rising profits even as milk volumes sold continue to decline.

Gregg Tanner, CEO, Dean Foods“The fourth quarter marked the successful completion of a very strong year,” explained the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Gregg Tanner in a release. “I’m very pleased with the sequential improvement we saw in our operational and financial performance from Q3 to Q4. I believe the 2015 financial results demonstrate that we're driving the right initiatives and agenda.” 

Tanner also noted that he expects the company’s strong financial position to allow it to continue to grow and create shareholder value. For this most recent Q4, Dean reported a profit of $18.5 million, or 20 cents a share, up from $5.3 million, or 6 cents, in Q4 2014.

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This is despite total volume across all products declining by 3.6 percent to 658 million gallons, down from 683 million gallons in the fourth quarter of 2014. According to the USDA's recently published category data, fluid milk volumes declined 1.1% in the fourth quarter on an unadjusted basis.

Other highlights from Dean Food’s Q4 2015 financial report include:

  • Q4 net income per diluted share was $0.20 and adjusted net income per diluted share was $0.36.
  • Q4 adjusted results reflect the fourth consecutive quarter of year-over-year improved results behind solid execution and price realization.
  • Improvement in the overall health of the dairy category.
  • DairyPure®, our national white milk brand, supporting commercial agenda
  • Q1 2016 adjusted diluted earnings are expected to be $0.32 to $0.42 per diluted share.

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