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Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) is the largest dairy producer in the US. Seems like the cow got out of the barn this quarter as earnings collapses and the CFO is now resigning.

Earnings: Decreased 51% to $24.3 million ($0.13 per share) from $49.7 million ($0.27 per share) YOY.

Revenue: Increased 11% to $3.05 billion.

Actual Versus Wall Street Expectations: DF missed Wall Street expectations for $0.21 a share. (Bloomberg).

Notable Stats:

  • Operating income for the Fresh Dairy Direct-Morningstar business dropped 33%.
  • The price of class II butterfat (an ingredient in creamer and ice cream products) rocketed 70%.

Did You Hear That?

Chief Executive Officer Gregg Engles said:

In the near term we expect our Fresh Dairy Direct- Morningstar business to remain challenged as the retail environment continues to be very competitive.

Official Company Earnings Release: Read all the details here.

Commentary: Shares of Dean Foods are down 15%. As you can see, shares have been in a long term downtrend and have now broke through a critical level of price support.

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Disclosure: No position

Source: Earnings Cheat Sheet: Dean Foods Lets Cow Out of Barn on Miss and CFO Resignation