8. Tyson Foods (TSN) produces, distributes and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related products.
During the December quarter, net revenue was $7.6 billion, up 15% compared to last year. The volume change was 4.5% and average price increase was 9.8% for the quarter. Operating margins for the first quarter stood at 6.5% compared to 4.7% for the same quarter last year. Net income increased to $298 million in the December quarter compared to $160 million in the year-ago quarter.
The company managed to reduce debt to a multi-year low of $1.4 billion and its return on invested capital was 26% in the December quarter. Gross profit margin improved to 9.8% from 8% and net profit margin increased to 3.9% from 2.4% during the same period last year.Analysts expect an upside of 15% in the next one year. The stock is trading at 9.4 times its estimated 2011 earnings.
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