Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad (Dutch Lady Malaysia) manufactures and distributes dairy products. It has over 50 years of presence in Malaysia and more than 140 years of Dutch dairy heritage. It started off its business by importing sweetened condensed milk from the Netherlands. Its existing product portfolio includes milk powders, liquid milk, and yogurts. Their products are marketed under different brands including Dutch Lady, Dutch Baby, Frisolac, Friso Gold, and Dutch Lady PureFarm.

I took a closer look at this company when its share price was hammered recently by declining net profit, as a result of higher dairy raw material prices and unfavourable foreign exchange rates.

Here are 12 things to know about Dutch Lady Malaysia before you invest:

1. Dutch Lady Malaysia operates as a single legal business entity. It is 51%-owned by Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., one of the world’s largest dairy co-operatives based in the Netherlands.