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producer, distributor, and marketer of branded pet products and food products, posted diminutive top-line and earnings results for fourth-quarter 2010, a 13-week quarter ending on May 2, 2010.  San Francisco-based Del Monte’s earnings slipped to 31 cents from 35 cents a share in the year-ago period but exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 9 cents. The quarter highlights a 64% increase in marketing investment, consistent with the company’s Accelerated Growth Plan and a decline in the top-line growth, thus offsetting savings from productivity initiatives.  However, a positive top-line growth, improvement in costs, ...
Del Monte Foods is one of the country's largest and most well-known producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded food and pet products for the U.S. retail market, generating approximately $3.6 billion in net sales in fiscal 2009. With a powerful portfolio of brands including Del Monte, S&W, Contadina , College Inn, Meow Mix , Kibbles 'n Bits , 9Lives , Milk-Bone , Pup-Peroni, Meaty Bone, Snausages and Pounce , Del Monte products are found in eight out of ten U.S. households. The Company also produces, distributes and markets private label food and pet products.
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Processing (Facilities)
Del Monte Foods owns 20 production facilities that process fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients to make our consumer products and pet food. Most of the facilities are located in the United States; however, we also own two facilities in Mexico and one in Venezuela. At each site, we are beginning to track and manage our performance with regard to materials, energy, water, waste, and emissions. We have adopted Lean manufacturing standards to streamline production processes and eliminate waste and inefficiency. Through these efforts, we are improving yields, reducing costs, and eliminating risk. It may seem a simple thing, but ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Del Monte Q3 results top Street | Reuters
posted a quarterly profit that blew past analysts' estimates, driven by strong demand in its pet foods business and lower costs, prompting it to raise its 2010 earnings view for the third straight quarter, sending its shares up 7 percent to a 10-year high. Hot Stocks Operating income rose 19 percent at the company's pet foods business to $91.5 million in the third quarter, while at the consumer products segment it was almost flat at $69.3 million. Del Monte, which sells canned and frozen produce along with pet food, said it expects to see its pet business to grow at a faster rate in the future, than the consumer business . industry trends, business articles and survey research
Del Monte Foods Company Reports Fiscal 2010 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
Fiscal 2010 results: -- Full year F10 net sales increased 3.1% (+5.0% on a comparable 52-week basis). -- Diluted EPS from continuing operations increased 60.8% to $1.19 (which includes $0.11 of debt refinancing costs) from $0.74 in F09. Results reflect topline growth and lower costs, and a ~54% increase in marketing investment. -- Full year F10 cash provided by operating activities, less cash used in investing activities was $251 million. -- Fourth quarter fiscal 2010 results: -- ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
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reports Q4 EPS of $0.31, versus the analyst estimate of $0.22. Revenue for the quarter was $954 million, which compares to the estimate of $1.00 billion. Highlights From DLM's Q4 Conference Call: (Richard G. Wolford, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer) We established a higher level of earnings and these results set a pace for sustained growth and performance in fiscal '11. F'10 earnings growth and margin expansion were top tier. Net sales grew 3.1%. Excluding the impact of the 53rd week sales grew approximately 5%. Our gross and operating margins expanded by 520 and 360 basis points respectively ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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