Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

Produce, distribute and market chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related allied products. Also produces a wide range of fresh, value-added, frozen and refrigerated food products.

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Player Avatar sodesic (< 20) Submitted: 4/22/2008 2:02:17 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.84 TSN Score: +65.15

Tyson foods is the world's largest processor and marketeer of pork,beef and poultry and annually exports the largest percentage of beef out of the US.It supplies all Yum! Brands chains that use chicken (including KFC and Taco Bell), as well as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco, IGA, Beef O'Brady's, small restaurant businesses, and prisons.Tyson produces many different products, including Buffalo Wings, Boneless Buffalo Wings, and Chicken nuggets and Tenders. Every week, its 54 chicken plants process 42.5 million chickens, their 13 beef plants process 170,938 cattle, and six pork plants process 347,891 pigs. Their largest meatpacking facility is their beef production plant in Dakota City, Nebraska. Other plants include hatcheries and tanneries.(1)

The world’s total meat supply was 71 million tons in 1961. In 2007, it was estimated to be 284 million tons. Per capita consumption has more than doubled over that period. (In the developing world, it rose twice as fast, doubling in the last 20 years.) World meat consumption is expected to double again by 2050, which one expert, Henning Steinfeld of the United Nations, says is resulting in a “relentless growth in livestock production.(2)

Going forward the falling US dollar will help with meat exports to emerging markets.The world is getting more affluent and the consumption of meat and other protein rich foods will increase going forward.

Better financials with debt reduction(3)

references
(1)wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyson_Foods

(2)new york times
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/weekinreview/27bittman.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

(3)fox
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/industries/retail/article/tyson-foods-strategically-positioned-additional-success_485920_7.html

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