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Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dean Foods' revenues will compress -2.3% and EPS will expand 72.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.22 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Last quarter, Dean Foods booked revenue of $3.21 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.05 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.31. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q1 were 43% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 24.5%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.7%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.2%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.03 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.18.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 439 members out of 489 rating the stock outperform, and 50 members rating it underperform. Among 100 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 84 give Dean Foods a green thumbs-up, and 16 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dean Foods is hold, with an average price target of $13.65.
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