The share price of Dean Foods Company [NYSE: DF] inclined by $1.97, presently trading at $2.02. The company’s shares saw 180.56% gains compared to the lowest price in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $0.72 recorded on 09/11/19. The last few days have been benevolent to the share price as DF jumped by +94.29% during the last week, even though the stock is still down by -5.12% compared to 0.99 of all time high it touched on 09/12/19. However, the stock had a strong performance during the past 3 months, roughly gaining 95.05%, while additionally dropping -73.73% during the last 12 months. Dean Foods Company is said to have a 12-month price target set at $1.43. That means that the stock has a strong potential to acquire -0.59% decrease from the current trading price.

Dean Foods Company [NYSE:DF]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 0.72 to 8.15. This is compared to its latest closing price of $1.97.

Keep on the lookout for this organization’s next scheduled financial results, which are expected to be made public on Wed 6 Nov (In 55 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Dean Foods Company [DF]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Dean Foods Company [DF] sitting at -0.56 and its Gross Margin at +21.08, this company’s Net Margin is now -5.50%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is -3.13, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached -22.60%. Its Return on Equity is -69.20, and its Return on Assets is -14.36. These metrics suggest that this Dean Foods Company does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Dean Foods Company [DF] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 299.16. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 74.95, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 42.78. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is -0.77, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 298.78.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 8.80 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 8.07. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.13, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.73. Dean Foods Company [DF] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.15, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 2.29.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Dean Foods Company [DF] earns $517,019 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 12.20 and its Total Asset Turnover is 3.36. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.94 and its Current Ratio is 1.30. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Dean Foods Company [DF] has 83.91M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $165.30M. Its stock price has been found in the range of 0.72 to 8.15. At its current price, it has moved down by -75.21% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 180.56% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.41, which indicates that it is 18.86% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 77.08. This RSI suggests that Dean Foods Company is currently Overbought.

Conclusion: Is Dean Foods Company [DF] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Dean Foods Company [DF], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.