Flowers Foods Company Profile (NYSE:FLO)

About Flowers Foods (FLO)

Flowers Foods logoFlowers Foods, Inc. is a producer and marketer of packaged bakery products. The Company operates in two segments: direct-store-delivery segment (DSD Segment) and warehouse delivery segment (Warehouse Segment). The DSD segment produces fresh breads, buns, rolls, tortillas and snack cakes sold primarily by a network of independent distributors to retail and foodservice customers in the areas of the United States: East, South, Southwest, California, and select markets in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, Nevada, and Colorado. The Warehouse Segment produces snack cakes, breads and rolls that are shipped both fresh and frozen to national retail, foodservice, vending, and co-pack customers through their warehouse channels. The Warehouse Segment supplies national and regional restaurants, institutions and foodservice distributors, and retail in-store bakeries with breads and rolls. It also sells packaged bakery products to wholesale distributors for ultimate sale to a range of food outlets.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Processed & Packaged Goods
  • Sub-Industry: Packaged Foods & Meats
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: FLO
  • CUSIP: 34349810
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $19.61
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $19.51
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $18.39
  • 52-Week Range: $14.35 - $21.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.14
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.61
  • P/E Growth: 2.44
  • Market Cap: $4.10B
  • Outstanding Shares: 208,904,000
  • Beta: 0.87
  • Net Margins: 4.17%
  • Return on Equity: 16.42%
  • Return on Assets: 6.78%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.83%
  • Current Ratio: 1.42%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.10%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $19.71 (0.53% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/15/2017GabelliUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/13/2017WunderlichInitiated CoverageBuy$24.00N/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016KeyCorpUpgradeSector Weight -> Overweight$23.00N/AView Rating Details
12/13/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$17.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
12/13/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$20.00N/AView Rating Details
12/9/2016Pivotal ResearchUpgradeSell -> Hold$17.00N/AView Rating Details
11/10/2016DA DavidsonReiterated RatingHold$16.00N/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
2/16/2016BB&T Co.UpgradeHold -> Buy$19.00N/AView Rating Details
2/11/2016StephensDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$28.00 -> $22.00N/AView Rating Details
2/11/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$30.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/29/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
Earnings by Quarter for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/13/2017Q4 2016$0.16$0.16$874.19 million$868.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2016Q3 2016$0.21$0.21$923.81 million$918.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/10/2016Q216$0.26$0.26$948.98 million$935.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/18/2016Q1$0.29$0.28$1.23 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q4$0.21$0.16$907.77 million$858.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/11/2015Q3$0.23$0.23$873.32 million$885.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/12/2015Q2$0.22$0.25$887.56 million$889.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/28/2015Q115$0.30$0.29$1.16 billion$1.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q4$0.17$0.20$871.62 million$877.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2014Q314$0.20$0.21$881.61 million$849.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/12/2014Q214$0.24$0.21$940.83 million$877.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/15/2014Q114$0.29$0.29$1.22 billion$1.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$0.19$0.18$883.76 million$843.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2013$0.21$0.18$885.72 million$878.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/13/2013Q2 2013$0.23$0.24$859.39 million$898.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q4 2012$0.25$0.28$708.14 million$749.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q312$0.25$0.22$723.99 million$717.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/14/2012$0.22$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/24/2012$0.28$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.21$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/10/2011$0.23$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/17/2011$0.26$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/19/2011$0.46$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2011$0.39$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.90
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.96
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.25$0.29$0.27
Q2 20174$0.24$0.26$0.25
Q3 20174$0.20$0.22$0.21
Q4 20174$0.16$0.19$0.17
Q1 20183$0.29$0.31$0.30
Q2 20183$0.25$0.27$0.26
Q3 20183$0.20$0.23$0.22
Q4 20183$0.17$0.20$0.18
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
Most Recent Dividend:3/17/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.64
Dividend Yield:3.26%
Dividend Growth:15.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:83.12% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
71.91% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
64.00% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:11 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 16.87%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 67.50%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/22/2016R Steve KinseyCFOSell89,902$19.22$1,727,916.44View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016David Keith WheelerInsiderSell8,200$19.32$158,424.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016Stephen R AveraEVPSell70,845$19.50$1,381,477.50View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016Dan W. StoneSVPSell13,250$16.15$213,987.50View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Tonja W TaylorSVPSell4,425$15.91$70,401.75View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Brad K AlexanderCOOSell69,850$16.23$1,133,665.50View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016George E DeeseInsiderSell462,500$15.14$7,002,250.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2016Amos R McmullianChairmanBuy30,000$14.99$449,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016Richard LanDirectorBuy14,000$15.18$212,520.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016Margaret G LewisDirectorBuy1,800$15.30$27,540.00View SEC Filing  
6/30/2016Robert L Benton JrSVPSell12,065$18.49$223,081.85View SEC Filing  
6/27/2016Karyl H LauderCAOSell23,500$17.96$422,060.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016Joseph G TashieInsiderSell24,800$18.69$463,512.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016George E DeeseChairmanSell560,731$18.69$10,480,062.39View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Robert B HysellInsiderSell23,700$18.71$443,427.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Amos R McmullianChairmanBuy25,000$16.27$406,750.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016James T SpearDirectorBuy100$16.25$1,625.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2015Dan W StoneSVPSell8,550$25.42$217,341.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2015Marta Jones TurnerEVPSell24,200$25.26$611,292.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2015Robert B HysellInsiderSell17,274$25.22$435,650.28View SEC Filing  
9/23/2015Stephen R. AveraEVPSell61,700$24.48$1,510,416.00View SEC Filing  
9/22/2015Brad K. AlexanderCOOSell9,400$24.26$228,044.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2015Allen L. ShiverCEOSell82,500$24.57$2,027,025.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2015Robert L. Benton, Jr.SVPSell8,700$24.29$211,323.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2015George E. DeeseChairmanSell413,300$24.05$9,939,865.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2015Joe E BeverlyDirectorSell100,000$23.99$2,399,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2014Robert B HysellInsiderSell21,600$18.73$404,568.00View SEC Filing  
12/17/2014Allen L ShiverCEOSell65,000$18.33$1,191,450.00View SEC Filing  
12/17/2014Stephen R AveraEVPSell60,000$18.34$1,100,400.00View SEC Filing  
12/17/2014Tonja W TaylorSVPSell3,250$18.21$59,182.50View SEC Filing  
9/23/2014Michael A BeatyEVPSell55,687$18.27$1,017,401.49View SEC Filing  
9/10/2014Gene D LordEVPSell8,000$18.81$150,480.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2014Gene D LordEVPSell74,000$19.17$1,418,580.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014David HubbardSVPSell1,600$19.05$30,480.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2014George E DeeseChairmanSell415,000$19.21$7,972,150.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014H Mark CourtneySVPSell37,250$20.98$781,505.00View SEC Filing  
4/4/2014R Steve KinseyCFOSell152,375$20.37$3,103,878.75View SEC Filing  
3/25/2014Karyl LauderCAOSell32,400$21.30$690,120.00View SEC Filing  
2/14/2014Amos McmullianChairmanBuy10,000$19.78$197,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2014George DeeseChairmanBuy7,500$19.70$147,750.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2014Franklin BurkeDirectorBuy3,790$19.43$73,639.70View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013Tonja TaylorSVPSell2,324$21.75$50,547.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Robert HysellInsiderSell22,612$21.51$486,384.12View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013David HubbardSVPSell16,811$22.00$369,842.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Gene LordCOOSell70,000$22.86$1,600,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2013Franklin L BurkeDirectorBuy1,000$21.78$21,780.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2013Karyl H LauderCAOSell61,425$21.57$1,324,937.25View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Joseph G TashieInsiderSell22,763$33.22$756,186.86View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013H Mark CourtneySVPSell32,513$34.95$1,136,329.35View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Brad K AlexanderInsiderSell63,000$34.67$2,184,210.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
Latest Headlines for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)
DateHeadline logoFlowers Foods (FLO) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.25 - April 28 at 1:06 PM logoFlowers Foods (FLO) Earning Somewhat Critical News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 25 at 12:08 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - April 24 at 9:40 PM logoFlowers Foods (FLO) Earning Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 22 at 9:36 AM logoFlowers Foods (FLO) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.07 - April 19 at 12:35 PM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Will Post Earnings of $0.26 Per Share - April 19 at 12:24 PM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) to Sell - April 18 at 7:16 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:FLO) : April 17, 2017 - April 17 at 4:44 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Upgraded at TheStreet - April 16 at 7:22 AM logoFlowers Foods (FLO) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 13 at 2:58 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : FLO-US : April 13, 2017 - April 13 at 11:12 AM logoOutdated job titles for route drivers result in lawsuits seeking overtime wages - April 11 at 12:28 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - March 29 at 12:35 PM logoTaking a Look at Flower Foods Stock - March 27 at 11:44 AM logoTechnical Reports on Processed & Packaged Goods Equities -- Conagra Brands, General Mills, Flowers Foods, and ... - PR Newswire (press release) - March 21 at 8:44 AM logoBernstein Liebhard LLP Continues To Investigate Claims On Behalf Of Shareholders Of Flowers Foods, Inc. - PR Newswire (press release) - March 9 at 5:43 PM logoBernstein Liebhard LLP Continues To Investigate Claims On Behalf Of Shareholders Of Flowers Foods, Inc. - March 8 at 6:05 PM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Campbell Soup's Adjusted Quarterly EPS Grew 5% - March 7 at 11:35 AM logoSavor the Good 'Life' with New Breads from Nature's Own Life® - March 1 at 4:55 PM logoFLOWERS FOODS INC Financials - February 28 at 5:24 PM logoFLOWERS FOODS INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - February 23 at 5:13 PM logoFlowers Foods Declares Dividend - February 17 at 3:47 PM logoFlowers Foods declares $0.16 dividend - February 17 at 10:01 AM logoFlowers Foods: Irrational Sell-Off After Fourth-Quarter Earnings - Seeking Alpha - February 16 at 5:10 PM logoFlowers Foods upgraded by Gabelli & Co - February 16 at 5:10 PM logoBernstein Liebhard LLP Investigates Claims On Behalf Of Current Shareholders Of Flowers Foods, Inc. - February 16 at 5:10 PM logoThe Selloff of Flowers Foods Was Irrational - February 16 at 5:10 PM logoWhy Northern Dynasty Minerals, Tile Shop Holdings, and Flowers Foods Slumped Today - Motley Fool - February 15 at 4:19 AM logoFlowers Foods - Half Baked, Part 2 - Seeking Alpha - February 15 at 4:19 AM logoEdited Transcript of FLO earnings conference call or presentation 14-Feb-17 1:30pm GMT - February 14 at 11:16 PM logoFlowers Foods (FLO) Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - February 14 at 6:14 PM logoFLOWERS FOODS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibit - February 14 at 6:14 PM logoFlowers Foods Inc Earnings Call and Project Centennial Update scheduled for 8:30 am ET today - February 14 at 6:14 PM logoWhy Northern Dynasty Minerals, Tile Shop Holdings, and Flowers Foods Slumped Today - February 14 at 4:42 PM logoFlowers Foods Issues Guidance; To Reinvigorate Its Core Business - Quick Facts - February 13 at 11:03 PM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Flowers Foods Inc Q4 Earnings Report - February 13 at 11:03 PM logoBRIEF-FLOWERS FOODS REPORTS Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.06 - February 13 at 11:03 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2016 Results - February 13 at 11:03 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO)

What is Flowers Foods' stock symbol?

Flowers Foods trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "FLO."

How often does Flowers Foods pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Flowers Foods?

Flowers Foods declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share on Friday, March 17th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.26%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 1st.

How were Flowers Foods' earnings last quarter?

Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February, 13th. The company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.00. The company had revenue of $868.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $874.19 million. Flowers Foods had a return on equity of 16.42% and a net margin of 4.17%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.16 EPS.

When will Flowers Foods make its next earnings announcement?

Flowers Foods is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 16th 2017.

What guidance has Flowers Foods issued on next quarter's earnings?

Flowers Foods issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Monday, February, 13th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.85-0.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.94. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.927 -4.006 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.98 billion.

Where is Flowers Foods' stock going? Where will Flowers Foods' stock price be in 2017?

8 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Flowers Foods' stock. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $24.00. On average, they expect Flowers Foods' share price to reach $19.71 in the next year.

Who owns Flowers Foods stock?

Flowers Foods' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Hamlin Capital Management LLC (1.58%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.21%), Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.83%), BB&T Corp (0.57%), BTIM Corp. (0.55%) and TNB Financial (0.50%). Company insiders that own Flowers Foods stock include Allen L Shiver, Amos R Mcmullian, Brad K Alexander, Dan W Stone, David Keith Wheeler, George E Deese, James T Spear, Joe E Beverly, Joseph G Tashie, Karyl H Lauder, Margaret G Lewis, Marta Jones Turner, R Steve Kinsey, Richard Lan, Robert B Hysell, Robert L Benton Jr, Robert L Benton, Jr, Stephen R Avera and Tonja W Taylor.

Who sold Flowers Foods stock? Who is selling Flowers Foods stock?

Flowers Foods' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC, BTIM Corp., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI, Bank of Montreal Can, Charter Trust Co. and Profund Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Flowers Foods stock in the last year include Brad K Alexander, Dan W Stone, David Keith Wheeler, George E Deese, Joseph G Tashie, Karyl H Lauder, R Steve Kinsey, Robert B Hysell, Robert L Benton Jr, Stephen R Avera and Tonja W Taylor.

Who bought Flowers Foods stock? Who is buying Flowers Foods stock?

Flowers Foods' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including TNB Financial, Hamlin Capital Management LLC, Americafirst Capital Management LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Shell Asset Management Co., Parametrica Management Ltd, Fenimore Asset Management Inc. and Edmp Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Flowers Foods stock in the last two years include Amos R Mcmullian, James T Spear, Margaret G Lewis and Richard Lan.

How do I buy Flowers Foods stock?

Shares of Flowers Foods can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Flowers Foods stock cost?

One share of Flowers Foods stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.61.

Flowers Foods (FLO) Chart for Saturday, April, 29, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/29/2017 by Staff