Flowers Foods (FLO) Competitors

-1.04 (-4.08%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Flowers Foods stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Flowers Foods include Campbell Soup (CPB), Conagra Brands (CAG), Simply Good Foods (SMPL), Nomad Foods (NOMD), Vital Farms (VITL), Lancaster Colony (LANC), RH (RH), Freshpet (FRPT), National Beverage (FIZZ), and Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI). These companies are all part of the "consumer staples" sector.

Flowers Foods vs.

Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) and Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, community ranking, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Campbell Soup has a net margin of 8.26% compared to Campbell Soup's net margin of 2.45%. Flowers Foods' return on equity of 23.18% beat Campbell Soup's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Campbell Soup8.26% 23.18% 7.10%
Flowers Foods 2.45%18.27%7.40%

Flowers Foods received 23 more outperform votes than Campbell Soup when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.53% of users gave Flowers Foods an outperform vote while only 41.97% of users gave Campbell Soup an outperform vote.

Campbell SoupOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Flowers FoodsOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

52.4% of Campbell Soup shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.5% of Flowers Foods shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.6% of Campbell Soup shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of Flowers Foods shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Campbell Soup pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Flowers Foods pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Campbell Soup pays out 57.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Flowers Foods pays out 155.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Flowers Foods has raised its dividend for 22 consecutive years. Flowers Foods is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Campbell Soup has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flowers Foods has a beta of 0.37, indicating that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Flowers Foods had 5 more articles in the media than Campbell Soup. MarketBeat recorded 23 mentions for Flowers Foods and 18 mentions for Campbell Soup. Flowers Foods' average media sentiment score of 0.76 beat Campbell Soup's score of 0.09 indicating that Campbell Soup is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Campbell Soup
5 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Flowers Foods
3 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
2 Very Negative mention(s)

Campbell Soup currently has a consensus price target of $46.35, suggesting a potential downside of 0.23%. Flowers Foods has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.84%. Given Flowers Foods' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Campbell Soup is more favorable than Flowers Foods.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Campbell Soup
3 Sell rating(s)
10 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Flowers Foods
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Campbell Soup has higher revenue and earnings than Flowers Foods. Campbell Soup is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Flowers Foods, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Campbell Soup$9.36B1.48$858M$2.5618.15
Flowers Foods$5.09B1.01$123.42M$0.5941.44


Campbell Soup beats Flowers Foods on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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FLO vs. The Competition

MetricFlowers FoodsFood & kindred products IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$5.16B$16.90B$15.50B$18.13B
Dividend Yield3.76%3.50%2.76%3.44%
P/E Ratio41.4410.6617.8522.66
Price / Sales1.012.685.4510.60
Price / Cash12.6514.1834.8619.24
Price / Book3.824.116.336.00
Net Income$123.42M$702.69M$579.80M$966.17M
7 Day Performance-3.82%7.35%0.39%1.85%
1 Month Performance-0.53%13.62%6.34%6.59%
1 Year Performance-5.93%2.35%6.12%23.69%

Flowers Foods Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Campbell Soup
4.3156 of 5 stars
-12.1%$13.72B$9.36B17.9714,500Dividend Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Options Volume
News Coverage
Positive News
Conagra Brands
3.6276 of 5 stars
-14.2%$14.82B$12.28B15.5818,600Short Interest ↑
Simply Good Foods
3.917 of 5 stars
-2.4%$3.78B$1.27B27.23271Positive News
Nomad Foods
4.3254 of 5 stars
Vital Farms
3.9171 of 5 stars
+153.1%$1.56B$471.86M43.54447Insider Selling
High Trading Volume
Lancaster Colony
4.4877 of 5 stars
-8.1%$5.35B$1.82B40.323,400Dividend Announcement
Short Interest ↓
Positive News
4.2019 of 5 stars
+4.8%$5.32B$3.03B52.165,960Upcoming Earnings
2.9556 of 5 stars
+92.2%$6.16B$766.90M706.871,083Short Interest ↑
National Beverage
0.0549 of 5 stars
Ollie's Bargain Outlet
3.6859 of 5 stars
+10.7%$4.49B$2.10B25.0911,500Positive News

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This page (NYSE:FLO) was last updated on 5/19/2024 by Staff

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