Dean Foods (DF) announced its WhiteWave-Alpro division has filed to spin-off into a separate company called WhiteWave. The IPO is expected to raise up to $320 million by selling 20 million Class A shares at about $14 to $16 each. Dean will still own 150 million Class B shares after the spin-off.
Dean is spinning-off WhiteWave to unlock the value of the company. WhiteWave has experienced strong growth over the last 5 years, but it has been hidden underneath Dean. WhiteWave makes Silk soy milk, Land O’Lakes and Horizon Organic.
I did a quick read of the filing, and it seems like Dean is undervalued even though it is up 13% today.
I have initiated a position at $16.97, but will do more due diligence today and break down the analysis tomorrow.
Disclosure: I am long Dean Foods (DF)