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Q1 sales at Dean Foods are flat

First quarter consolidated operating income totaled $71 million, compared to first quarter 2012 consolidated operating income of $90 million.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) today announced net sales for the first quarter of 2013 of $2.9 billion, compared to $2.9 billion of net sales in the first quarter of 2012. Net sales for the Ongoing Dean Foods segment (which excludes Dean Foods' WhiteWave interest, but includes all corporate costs), totaled $2.3 billion in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $2.4 billion in the same period last year.

Consolidated net income attributable to Dean Foods totaled $493 million for the first quarter of 2013. Consolidated adjusted net income attributable to Dean Foods totaled $54 million. Adjusted net income for the Ongoing Dean Foods segment, was $30 million. 

The company reported first quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share of $2.63, compared to first quarter 2012 earnings per share of $0.20. These financial results reflect the January 2013 sale of the Company's Morningstar business, the gain of which is the primary driver of the diluted earnings of $2.63 per share and is reflected in discontinued operations, as well as the Company's majority ownership interest in its consolidated subsidiary, The WhiteWave Foods Company.
The publicly held minority interest is reflected as a non-controlling interest. On an adjusted basis, first quarter 2013 diluted earnings were $0.29 per share.

Excluding the Company's ownership interest in WhiteWave, the Company's Ongoing Dean Foods segment, which includes the former FDD segment and Corporate costs, reported adjusted diluted earnings of $0.16 per share.

First quarter consolidated operating income totaled $71 million, compared to first quarter 2012 consolidated operating income of $90 million. First quarter adjusted consolidated operating income totaled $115 million, compared to $119 million in the year-ago period.

The Ongoing Dean Foods business segment, which excludes Dean Foods' WhiteWave interest, but includes all corporate costs, reported adjusted first quarter operating income of $74 million, a 12 percent increase from $66 million in the first quarter of 2012 on a pro forma and comparative basis.


Dean Foods is a leading food and beverage company in the United States. The Company is the nation's largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fluid milk marketed under more than 50 local and regional dairy brands and private labels. The Ongoing Dean Foods segment also distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, bottled water and other products. Dean Foods also holds a majority interest in The WhiteWave Foods Company, which produces and sells an array of nationally and internationally branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products. WhiteWave brands - including Silk®, Horizon Organic®, International Delight®, and LAND O LAKES® - are category leaders and consumer favorites. Alpro is the pan-European leader in branded soy food and beverage products with the Alpro® soya and Provamel® brands. For more information about Dean Foods, visit www.deanfoods.com.

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