Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food company built on four business lines: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Medical Nutrition. Through its mission and dual commitment to business success and social progress, the company aims to build a healthier future, thanks to better health, better lives and a better world, for all its stakeholders—its 100,000 employees, consumers, customers, suppliers, shareholders and all the communities with which it engages. Present in over 130 markets, Danone generated sales of €22.4 billion in 2015, with more than half in emerging countries. Danone’s brand portfolio includes both international brands (Activia, Actimel, Danette, Danonino, Danio, evian, Volvic, Nutrilon/Aptamil, Nutricia) and local brands (Oikos, Prostokvashino, Aqua, Bonafont, Mizone, Blédina, Cow & Gate). Listed on Euronext Paris and on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Vigeo, the Ethibel Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index.

Company Growth (employees)
Paris, FR
Size (employees)
99,091 (est)
Danone was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Paris, FR

Danone Office Locations

Danone has offices in Paris, White Plains, Milan, Utrecht and in 49 other locations
Paris, FR (HQ)
17 Boulevard Haussmann
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Danone Data and Metrics

Danone Financial Metrics

Danone's revenue was reported to be €21.9 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

21.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

11.2 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

1.8 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

2.9 b

Market capitalization (21-Sep-2017)

42 b

Closing share price (21-Sep-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

557 m
Danone's current market capitalization is €42 b.
EURFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


21.3 b21.1 b22.4 b21.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

11 b11.1 b11.2 b10.7 b

Gross profit

10.3 b10.1 b11.2 b11.2 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


969 m880 m519 m557 m

Accounts Receivable

1.8 b1.9 b2.5 b2.5 b


1.3 b1.3 b1.4 b1.4 b

Current Assets

7.9 b7.4 b8 b19.1 b
EURFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

1.6 b1.3 b1.4 b1.8 b

Depreciation and Amortization

772 m956 m1.2 b786 m

Accounts Receivable

(15 m)(96 m)(418 m)(110 m)


(231 m)(105 m)(66 m)(24 m)
EURY, 2016


219.9 k

Financial Leverage

3.3 x
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Danone Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Milk & Milk Products Production, mt.


Water Production, billion liters


Manufacturing Facilities

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Danone News and Updates

Danone’s Sales Growth Is Hurt By Challenges in China

But the world's largest yogurt maker is still keeping its full-year guidance.

Deal-Scouting Firm Scores Again With Danone-WhiteWave Deal

Hudson Executive Capital, an activist investment firm with a collaborative strategy, will profit handsomely from a deal it promoted.

Danone Gets a Lot More Than Soy Milk With WhiteWave Purchase

Natural and organic foods are increasingly the province of "big food."

Danone cooks up $12.5bn deal to buy alternative food company WhiteWave

French dairy giant Danone has struck a deal to acquire US premium food retailer The WhiteWave Foods Company. Danone will pay $56.25 (£43.47) per share in the all-cash transaction, a premium of about 24 per cent to WhiteWave’s average close for the month. The deal has valued WhiteWave, which went …

Breakingviews: Danone Expands With WhiteWave Deal, but at a High Cost

The French dairy company can get away with it because expanding outside of Europe looks attractive, and debt comes cheap.

Danone of France to Buy WhiteWave in $10 Billion Deal to Bolster U.S. Portfolio

The agreement values WhiteWave at $12.5 billion and would increase Danone’s offerings of organic products and plant-based alternatives to milk and yogurt.
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