NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Dean Foods Co. (DF - Get Report) are down -6.14% to $14.87 after the milk processor withdrew its full-year profit forecast, saying raw milk prices remained "unpredictable and volatile."
Shares of the company fell as much as 10% after it also reported a greater than expected second quarter loss, Reuters reports.
In the quarter, U.S. raw milk prices jumped 6% from the first quarter and 31% from a year ago to a record high of $23.66 per hundred-weight.
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- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 3.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 2.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Food Products industry and the overall market, DEAN FOODS CO's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- DEAN FOODS CO reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. However, we anticipate underperformance relative to this pattern in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, DEAN FOODS CO increased its bottom line by earning $3.39 versus $0.26 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 83.8% in earnings ($0.55 versus $3.39).
- The gross profit margin for DEAN FOODS CO is rather low; currently it is at 19.46%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -0.38% trails that of the industry average.
- The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Food Products industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 101.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $492.61 million to -$8.96 million.
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: DF Ratings Report