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Dairy Crest Group plc Company Snapshot
Dairy Crest Group plc is a United Kingdom-based dairy company. The Company processes and markets branded dairy products. The Company's segments include Cheese, Spreads and Other. It has two product groups: cheese & whey, and butters, spreads & oils. It produces and markets Cathedral City, a cheese brand, and the Davidstow cheddar brand. The Company manufactures butters, spreads & oils under the Clover, Country Life, Utterly Butterly, Vitalite and Willow brands. It also produces Frylight, a one-calorie cooking spray, at its facility in Erith, Kent. Under butters, spreads & oils, the Company offers packet butter and spreadable, and dairy spreads. Its functional ingredients business supplies demineralized whey and Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) to the infant formula market. The Company's subsidiaries include Dairy Crest UK Limited, Dairy Crest France Holdings 1 Limited, Dairy Crest (Jersey) Limited, Magnuss & Usher Limited and Dairy Crest (Services) Limited.

Sales Analysis. Sales fell dramatically in 2016: During the year ended March of 2016, sales at Dairy Crest Group plc were £422.30 million (US$518.80 million). This is a sharp decrease of 68.2% versus 2015, when the company's sales were £1.33 billion. Contributing to the drop in overall sales was the 10.2% decline in Spreads, from £170.00 million to £152.60 million. There were also decreases in sales in Cheese (down 3.9% to £263.70 million) . However, these declines were partially offset by the increase in sales of Other (up 57.9% to £6.00 million) .
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Dairy Crest Group plc
  Stock Performance Chart for Dairy Crest Group plc
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (10/21/2016): 642.50p
(Figures in Pounds Sterling)
1 Week 1.2%   13 Weeks -1.3%  
4 Weeks 11.0%   52 Weeks -1.0%  
Dairy Crest Group plc Key Data:
  Ticker: DCG Country: United Kingdom
  Exchanges: LON Major Industry: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
    Sub Industry: Fluid Milk
  2016 Sales 422,300,000
(Year Ending Jan 2017).
Employees: 1,180
  Currency: Pounds Sterling Market Cap: 903,939,675
  Fiscal Yr Ends: March Shares Outstanding: 140,691,000
  Share Type: Ordinary Closely Held Shares: 5,187,479
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