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Dean Foods Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Analysis

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Dean Foods low profit and cash flow margins left little room for financial maneuvering. Above the Dean Foods office in Franklin Park, IL..

Dean Foods bankrupcty shows the importance of market valuation, operating cash flow and creditworthiness in determining credit and investor risk.

On November 12, 2019, Dean Foods Company, the nation's largest milk producer, and its subsidiaries filed chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of Texas as the massive size of its operations, steady decline in milk consumption, rising costs and limited financial options finally convinced management to pull the plug.  Now, the company is looking at a sale to its largest supplier, Dairy Farmers of America. 

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