Profile: Mead Johnson Nutrition Co (MJN)
21 Apr 2017
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (Mead Johnson), incorporated on December 17, 2008, is a pediatric nutrition company. The Company manufactures, distributes and sells infant formulas, children's nutrition and other nutritional products. The Company operates through three segments: Asia, Latin America and North America/Europe. Its product portfolio includes routine and specialty infant formulas, children's milks and milk modifiers, dietary supplements for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, pediatric vitamins, and products for pediatric metabolic disorders. The Company's Enfa family of brands, including Enfamil infant formula, is a brand franchise in pediatric nutrition. Its product portfolio addresses a range of nutritional needs for infants, children and expectant and nursing mothers. The Company marketed its portfolio of more than 70 products to mothers, healthcare professionals and retailers in more than 50 countries in Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe, as of December 31, 2016.
The Company's product portfolio, which addresses a range of pediatric nutritional needs, consists of two principal product categories: infant formula and children's nutrition. The product categories are categorized into five general product types: routine infant, solutions, specialty, children's nutrition and other. Its routine infant formula is intended for healthy consumers while its solutions and specialty products are offered for infants with special nutritional needs. The Company's children's' nutrition products are designed to meet the nutritional needs of children at various stages of development. Its other products include vitamins and iron supplements.
Routine Infant Formula
The Company designs routine infant formula as a breast milk substitute for full-term infants without special nutritional needs both for the use as the infant's sole source of nutrition and as a supplement to breastfeeding. Each product is referred to as a formula, as it is formulated for the specific nutritional needs of an infant at a given age. Its routine infant formulas has four components: protein from cow's milk that is processed to have a profile similar to human milk, a blend of vegetable fats, including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) to replace bovine milk fat in order to resemble the composition of human milk, a carbohydrate, generally lactose from cow's milk and a vitamin and mineral micronutrient pre-mix that is blended into the product to meet the specific needs of the infant at a given age. The Company's key routine infant formula products include Enfamil Premium, Enfapro Premium, Enfamil A+ and Enfalac A+.
The Company designs several solutions formulas to address common feeding tolerance problems, including spit-up, fussiness, gas and lactose intolerance. Its primary solutions products include Enfamil Gentlease (for fussiness and gas), Enfamil A.R. (to reduce spit-up), Enfamil ProSobee (a soy-based formula) and Enfamil LactoFree (for lactose intolerance).
The Company designs specialty formulas to address certain conditions or special medical needs, including Nutramigen (for cow's milk protein allergies) and Puramino (an amino acid formula for severe cow's milk protein allergies or multiple other food allergies). The Company designs products, such as Enfamil Premature to meet the needs of premature and low birth weight infants under the supervision of a doctor, most often in the hospital, and EnfaCare, a hypercaloric formula for premature babies at home. It also produces medical foods, or foods for special medical purposes, for nutritional management of individuals with rare, inborn errors of metabolism, such as maple syrup urine disease (Mead Johnson BCAD) and phenylketonuria (Mead Johnson Phenyl-Free). Certain of these products are intended for infants and young children while others are suitable for children and adults.
Children's Nutrition Products
The Company designs its children's products to meet the nutritional needs of children at various stages of development (such as toddlers and older children). Its primary children's nutrition products include Enfagrow, Sustagen and Lactum. These products are not breast milk substitutes and are not designed as a sole source of nutrition but instead are designed to be a part of a child's diet. The Company also offers milk modifiers (ChocoMilk and Cal-C-Tose).
The Company also produces a range of other products, including pre-natal and post-natal nutritional supplements for expectant and nursing mothers, including Expecta and EnfaMama. Its pediatric vitamin products sold in a few geographies, including Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol, provide a range of benefits for infants, including multivitamins and iron supplements.
The Company competes with Abbott, Danone and Nestle.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co
2701 Patriot Blvd Fl 4
GLENVIEW IL 60026-8039