Cal maine Foods Inc   (CALM)
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Price: $58.3200 $1.00 1.736%
Day's High: $57 Week Perf: 6.11 %
Day's Low: $ 56.67 30 Day Perf: 7.7 %
Volume (M): 9 52 Wk High: $ 61.91
Volume (M$): $ 489 52 Wk Avg: $50.34
Open: $56.86 52 Wk Low: $42.25

 Market Capitalization (Millions $) 2,850
 Shares Outstanding (Millions) 49
 Employees 3,277
 Revenues (TTM) (Millions $) 2,668
 Net Income (TTM) (Millions $) 450
 Cash Flow (TTM) (Millions $) 183
 Capital Exp. (TTM) (Millions $) 143

Cal Maine Foods Inc

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is the largest producer and marketer of shell eggs in the United States. Our total flock of approximately 33.9 million layers and 9.4 million pullets and breeders is the largest in the U.S. Layers are mature female chickens, pullets are young female chickens usually under 18 weeks of age, and breeders are male and female chickens used to produce fertile eggs to be hatched for egg production flocks.

The Company has one operating segment, which is the production, grading, packaging, marketing and distribution of shell eggs. The majority of our customers rely on us to provide most of their shell egg needs, including specialty and non-specialty eggs. Specialty eggs represent a broad range of products. We classify nutritionally enhanced, cage free, organic and brown eggs as specialty products for accounting and reporting purposes. We classify all other shell eggs as non-specialty products. While we report separate sales information for these types of eggs, there are a number of cost factors which are not specifically available for non-specialty or specialty eggs due to the nature of egg production. We manage our operations and allocate resources to these types of eggs on a consolidated basis based on the demands of our customers.

We sell most of our shell eggs in the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. We market our shell eggs through our extensive distribution network to a diverse group of customers, including national and regional grocery store chains, club stores, foodservice distributors and egg product consumers. Some of our sales are completed through co-pack agreements – a common practice in the industry whereby production and processing of certain products is outsourced to another producer. The strength of our position is evidenced by having the largest market share in the grocery segment for shell eggs. We sell shell eggs to a majority of the largest food retailers in the U.S.

We are one of the largest producers and marketers of value-added specialty shell eggs in the U.S. For accounting and tax purposes, we classify nutritionally enhanced, cage-free, organic and brown eggs as specialty shell eggs. They have been a significant and growing segment of the market in recent years. During our fiscal 2016 an increasing number of food service customers, large restaurant chains, and major retailers, including our largest customers, have committed to exclusive offerings of cage-free eggs by specified future dates. We are working with our customers to ensure a smooth transition in meeting their goals, and have been making and expect to continue to make significant investments in new and remodeled facilities to meet this demand. Prices for specialty eggs are less cyclical than non-specialty shell egg prices and are generally higher due to consumer willingness to pay for the perceived increased benefits from those products. We market our specialty shell eggs under the following brands: Egg-Land’s Best®, Land O’ Lakes®, Farmhouse®, and 4-Grain®. We are a member of the Egg-Land’s Best, Inc. (“EB”) cooperative and produce, market and distribute Egg-Land’s Best® and Land O’ Lakes® branded eggs, along with our associated joint ventures, under exclusive license agreements for a number of states in the southeast, south central, and southwest U.S. as well as the New York City area. We market cage-free eggs under our trademarked Farmhouse® brand and distribute them across the southeast and southwest regions of the U.S. We market organic, wholesome, cage-free, vegetarian, and omega-3 eggs under our 4-Grain® brand. We also produce, market, and distribute private label specialty shell eggs to several customers.

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”), annual per capita U.S. consumption varied between 249 and 263 eggs, since 2000.

Production. Our operations are fully integrated. We hatch chicks, grow and maintain flocks of pullets, layers, and breeders, manufacture feed, and produce, process, package, and distribute shell eggs. We produce approximately 78% of our total shell eggs sold, with 96% of such production coming from company-owned facilities, and the other 4% coming from contract producers. Under a typical arrangement with a contract producer, we own the flock, furnish all feed and critical supplies, own the shell eggs produced and assume market risks.

The commercial production of shell eggs requires a source of baby chicks for laying flock replacement. We produce the majority of our chicks in our own hatcheries and obtain the balance from commercial sources. We own breeder and hatchery facilities capable of producing 21.2 million pullet chicks per year in a computer-controlled environment. These pullets are distributed to 44 state-of-the-art laying operations around the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. The facilities produce an average of 2.2 million dozen shell eggs per day. The shell eggs are processed, graded and packaged predominantly without handling by human hands. We have spent a cumulative total of $270.7 million over the past five years to expand and upgrade our facilities with the most advanced equipment and technology available in our industry. We believe our constant attention to production efficiencies and focus on automation throughout the supply chain enables us to be a low cost supplier in all the markets in which we compete.

Feed cost represents the largest element of our farm egg production cost, ranging from 60% to 69% of total farm production cost in the last five fiscal years. Although feed ingredients are available from a number of sources, we have little, if any, control over the prices of the ingredients we purchase, which are affected by weather, speculators, and various supply and demand factors. For example, the severe drought in the summer of 2012 and resulting damage to the national corn and soybean crop resulted in high and volatile feed costs. Increases in feed costs unaccompanied by increases in the selling price of eggs can have a material adverse effect on our operations. However, higher feed costs can encourage shell egg producers to reduce production, resulting in higher egg prices. Alternatively, low feed costs can encourage industry overproduction, possibly resulting in lower egg prices.

After the eggs are produced, they are graded and packaged. Substantially all of our farms have modern “in-line” facilities to mechanically gather, grade and package the eggs produced. The increased use of in-line facilities has generated significant cost savings compared to the cost of eggs produced from non-in-line facilities. In addition to greater efficiency, the in-line facilities produce a higher percentage of USDA Grade A eggs, which sell at higher prices. Eggs produced on farms owned by contractors are brought to our processing plants to be graded and packaged. Since shell eggs are perishable, we maintain very low egg inventories, usually consisting of approximately four days of production.

Egg production activities are subject to risks inherent in the agriculture industry, such as weather conditions and disease. These risks are outside our control and could have a material adverse effect on our operations. The marketability of shell eggs is subject to risks such as possible changes in food consumption preferences and practices reflecting perceived health concerns.

We operate in a cyclical industry with total demand that is generally steady and a product that is generally price-inelastic. Thus, small increases in production or decreases in demand can have a large adverse effect on prices and vice-versa. However, economic conditions in the egg industry are expected to exhibit less cyclicality in the future. The industry is concentrating into fewer but stronger hands, which should help lessen the extreme cyclicality of the past.


   Company Address: 1052 Highland Colony Pkwy Ridgeland 39157 MS
   Company Phone Number: 948-6813   Stock Exchange / Ticker: NASDAQ CALM
   CALM is expected to report next financial results on March 27, 2024.

Customers Net Income fell by CALM's Customers Net Profit Margin fell to

-29.73 %

9.15 %

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Cal Maine Foods Inc's Financial Second Quarter Plummets: Top-line and Margins in Jeopardy

Cal Maine Foods Inc Faces Sharp Decrease in Income, but Potential for Growth Emerges
RIDGEWOOD, Miss. - Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM), the well-known fresh shell egg producer and distributor, recently reported a significant decline in income for the most recent fiscal period. However, the company's positive strides in earnings per share and plans for strategic expansion signal potential for future growth.
During the last fiscal period, Cal-Maine Foods Inc experienced a sharp decline in income, with a staggering 91.4% decrease to $0.35 per share compared to $4.07 per share during the same period the previous year. However, the company did see a significant improvement in earnings per share, which increased by 1650% from $0.02 per share in the preceding financial reporting period.


Cal-Maine Foods to Fertilize Growth with Acquisition of Tyson Foods' Closed Plants

Published Fri, Dec 29 2023 9:20 PM UTC

In a bold strategic shift, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. has announced a firm agreement to purchase shuttered broiler processing assets, located in Dexter, Missouri, from Tyson Foods, Inc. The acquisition includes a processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill, which notably were operations recently ceased by Tyson.Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ: CALM), widely recognised as the leading produc...

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Published Tue, Dec 12 2023 9:28 PM UTC

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Cal-Maine Foods Inc Faces Steep Decline in Revenue and Income during FY 2024 Q1

Cal-Maine Foods Inc is a leading producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States. The company recently reported its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, and the numbers show a significant decline in revenue and income compared to the previous year.
During the first quarter of 2024 earnings season, Cal-Maine Foods Inc experienced a revenue contraction of -30.366%. This led to a drop in income by -99.22% compared to the same period a year prior. The company recorded a revenue of $458.43 million, a significant decrease from $658.34 million in the previous year. The earnings per share also dropped from $2.57 to $0.02 per share.


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Published Tue, Oct 3 2023 8:05 PM UTC

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