Flowers Foods Company Profile (NYSE:FLO)

About Flowers Foods (NYSE: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
  • Symbol: NYSE:FLO
  • CUSIP: 34349810
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $3.87 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 209,231,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $19.36
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $18.80
  • 52 Week Range: $14.35 - $21.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.821
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.70
  • P/E Growth: 2.250
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.91 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.99
  • Book Value: $5.95 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.11
  • Annual Dividend: $0.64
  • Dividend Yield: 3.3%
  • EBIDTA: $423.6 million
  • 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%
  • Average Volume: 1.30 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.87
  • Short Ratio: 7.17

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Friday, March 17th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.46%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 1st. View Flowers Foods' Dividend History.

How were Flowers Foods' earnings last quarter?

Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) released its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 17th. The company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.25. The firm earned $1.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.21 billion. Flowers Foods had a net margin of 4.17% and a return on equity of 16.42%. Flowers Foods's revenue was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.28 EPS. View Flowers Foods' Earnings History.

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

Flowers Foods updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 17th. 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 $0.89. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.927-4.006 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.94 billion.

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

8 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Flowers Foods' stock. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $24.00. On average, they anticipate Flowers Foods' share price to reach $19.71 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Flowers Foods.

Who are some of Flowers Foods' key competitors?

Who owns Flowers Foods stock?

Flowers Foods' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.56%), BlackRock Inc. (6.92%), Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC (3.43%), Wellington Shields & Co. LLC (3.19%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (2.60%) and State Street Corp (2.26%). 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. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Flowers Foods.

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 Villere ST Denis J & Co. LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Vanguard Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Schroder Investment Management Group, Elkfork Partners LLC, Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC and Meadow Creek Investment Management 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. View Insider Buying and Selling for Flowers Foods.

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

Flowers Foods' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Wellington Shields & Co. LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, TNB Financial, Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., Champlain Investment Partners LLC, Hamlin Capital Management LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. 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. View Insider Buying and Selling for Flowers Foods.

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 $18.51.

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 (6.51% 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 5/22/2015 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
5/17/2017Q1 2017$0.25$0.25$1.21 billion$1.19 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $0.89
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.95
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.24$0.29$0.26
Q2 20174$0.23$0.25$0.24
Q3 20174$0.19$0.23$0.22
Q4 20174$0.15$0.19$0.18
Q1 20183$0.27$0.31$0.29
Q2 20183$0.25$0.26$0.25
Q3 20183$0.20$0.24$0.22
Q4 20183$0.17$0.20$0.19
Q1 20191$0.30$0.30$0.30
(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:3.46%
Dividend Growth:15.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:83.12% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
71.91% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
64.65% (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 logoFY2020 EPS Estimates for Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Decreased by Jefferies Group - May 22 at 11:00 AM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Flowers Foods, Inc. Cut by Analyst (FLO) - May 22 at 7:12 AM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.23 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts (FLO) - May 22 at 7:12 AM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Upgraded by TheStreet to "B-" - May 21 at 10:34 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - May 19 at 9:02 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - May 19 at 8:58 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. :FLO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 5:00 PM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Lowered by Analyst - May 19 at 7:22 AM logoFlowers Foods' (FLO) CEO Allen Shiver On Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - May 19 at 6:58 AM logoEdited Transcript of FLO earnings conference call or presentation 18-May-17 12:30pm GMT - May 19 at 6:58 AM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - May 18 at 10:09 AM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - PR Newswire (press release) - May 17 at 10:15 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Meets Expectations - May 17 at 9:04 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 17 at 5:22 PM logoBRIEF-Flowers Foods Inc Q1 Q1 earnings per share $0.29 - May 17 at 5:14 PM logoFlowers Foods Inc Profit Retreats 11% In Q1 - May 17 at 5:14 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - May 17 at 5:14 PM logoFlowers Foods misses Street 1Q forecasts - May 17 at 5:14 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : FLO-US : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 11:30 AM logo$1.21 Billion in Sales Expected for Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) This Quarter - May 12 at 3:44 PM logo$0.26 EPS Expected for Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) This Quarter - May 10 at 8:38 AM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - May 9 at 7:30 PM logoFlowers Foods Inc.: Announces Conference Call and Webcast First Quarter 2017 Earnings Update - Nasdaq - May 8 at 5:02 PM logoFlowers Foods Inc.: Announces Conference Call and Webcast First Quarter 2017 Earnings Update - May 8 at 5:02 PM logoFlowers Foods Announces Enhanced Organizational Structure - PR Newswire (press release) - May 4 at 5:23 PM logoQ1 2017 EPS Estimates for Flowers Foods, Inc. Lowered by Analyst (FLO) - May 4 at 8:02 AM logoBRIEF-Flowers Foods announces enhanced organizational structure - May 3 at 10:04 PM logoFlowers Foods: This Wilted Rose Can Still Produce 14.5% Engineered Income - May 3 at 5:02 PM logoETFs with exposure to Flowers Foods, Inc. : May 3, 2017 - May 3 at 5:02 PM logoFlowers Foods Announces Enhanced Organizational Structure - May 3 at 5:02 PM logoVery Positive Media Coverage Likely to Impact Flowers Foods (FLO) Share Price - May 2 at 10:00 PM logoFlowers Foods, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : FLO-US : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 7:54 PM 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


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