The Dean Foods Company has met its expiration date. Why - and how - did bankruptcy become a reality for this American dairy giant?
Earlier this year, we focused on Dean Foods with a High Risk Report. This blow-by-blow breakdown of the financial stressors hitting the company also showcased an alarmingly low FRISK® score of "1:" this meant that Dean Foods was showing a bankruptcy risk probability relative to historical average that was 10-to-50 times larger than normal.
This Bankruptcy Case Study holds the details behind one of the biggest public company bankruptcies of the year 2019, and how leveraging the FRISK® score would have been key in limiting exposure. Falling dairy prices, trade turmoil and labor shortages are all hitting American farmers hard - is this only the first domino to fall?
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