Dean Foods Company

Industry: Food Processing

Fortune Rank: 208

DF is a processor and distributor of fresh milk and other dairy products. The Company has 5 operating divisions, comprising Dairy Group, Morningstar Foods, Specialty Foods, Puerto Rico and International. For the six months ended 6/30/05, net sales rose 6% to $5.20B. Net income from cont. ops. rose 15% to $137M. Results reflect higher raw milk and other input prices passed on to customers and increased profitability at both Dairy Group and WhiteWave Foods.

Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company that operates in three segments: the Dairy Group, WhiteWave Foods Company and the Specialty Foods Group. The Dairy Group is a processor and distributor of milk and various other dairy products in the United States. WhiteWave Foods Company manufactures, markets and sells a variety of soy, dairy and dairy-related products, including Silk soy milk and cultured soy products; Horizon Organic dairy products, juices and other products; International Delight coffee creamers; Marie's refrigerated dips and dressings, and LAND O' LAKES fluid dairy and cultured products. The Specialty Foods Group is a private-label pickle processor in the United States, and a maker of other food products. The Company also has an International Group, which manufactures, markets and sells private-label and branded milk, butter and cream through its internal sales force to retailers and distributors across Spain and Portugal.

Dean Foods Company

Dean Foods Company is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Dean Foods Company was ranked number 208 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 208th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Dean Foods Company achieved revenue of $11,158.40 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $240.30 million.

Dean Foods Company' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 208th compared to 216th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $12,455 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $184 million (a change of $56 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Dean Foods Company would be ranked 299th rather than 208th due to its profits of $240 in 2010.

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