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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
FLO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. FLO: 0.01 )
FLO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.47
FLO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. FLO: 0.47 )
FLO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.47

0.4
0.71
Interest Coverage 11.61
FLO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.07 vs. FLO: 11.61 )
FLO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 124.66
Current: 11.61

0.14
124.66
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.35
M-Score: -2.67
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.80
FLO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. FLO: 7.80 )
FLO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.26   Max: 8.94
Current: 7.8

-1.26
8.94
Net-margin (%) 4.99
FLO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. FLO: 4.99 )
FLO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 6.16
Current: 4.99

-1.1
6.16
ROE (%) 16.85
FLO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. FLO: 16.85 )
FLO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.79   Max: 23.87
Current: 16.85

-2.79
23.87
ROA (%) 7.48
FLO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. FLO: 7.48 )
FLO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.54   Max: 10.26
Current: 7.48

-1.54
10.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.08
FLO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.64 vs. FLO: 28.08 )
FLO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 33.92
Current: 28.08

2.56
33.92
Revenue Growth (%) 12.50
FLO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. FLO: 12.50 )
FLO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13.1
Current: 12.5

0
13.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.70
FLO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. FLO: 14.70 )
FLO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.5
Current: 14.7

0
21.5
EPS Growth (%) 18.20
FLO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. FLO: 18.20 )
FLO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 81.7
Current: 18.2

0
81.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

FLO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Diamond Hill Capital 1,005,110 sh (+39.1%)
Chuck Royce 1,059,125 sh (+17.65%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Murray Stahl 55,401 sh (-2.12%)
Mario Gabelli 1,345,400 sh (-2.54%)
Jim Simons 3,308,182 sh (-12.89%)
John Keeley 1,610,871 sh (-32.09%)
Steven Cohen 245,745 sh (-40.89%)
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Q1 2014

FLO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 16,440 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,968,851 sh (+95.88%)
John Keeley 1,743,875 sh (+8.26%)
Murray Stahl 55,401 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,058,900 sh (-0.02%)
Mario Gabelli 1,336,536 sh (-0.66%)
Jim Simons 2,462,350 sh (-25.57%)
Steven Cohen 19,741 sh (-91.97%)
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Q2 2014

FLO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 24,153 sh (+46.92%)
John Keeley 2,546,566 sh (+46.03%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,366,776 sh (+20.21%)
Murray Stahl 55,951 sh (+0.99%)
Chuck Royce 1,058,900 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,332,511 sh (-0.3%)
Jim Simons 1,891,082 sh (-23.2%)
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Q3 2014

FLO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 26,393 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,870 sh (+15.39%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,607,181 sh (+10.16%)
Murray Stahl 56,151 sh (+0.36%)
Chuck Royce 1,058,900 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,315,745 sh (-1.26%)
John Keeley 2,482,745 sh (-2.51%)
Jim Simons 1,050,084 sh (-44.47%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FLO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy$18.26 - $21.11 $ 19.82%26393
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Add 46.03%0.3%$19.83 - $21.41 $ 19.8-4%2546566
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Reduce -32.09%0.3%$21.15 - $25.39 $ 19.8-12%1610871
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$21.15 - $25.39 $ 19.8-12%0
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -17.74%0.11%$20.76 - $23.307 $ 19.8-10%646800
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.04%$20.76 - $23.307 $ 19.8-10%37913
Meridian Funds 2012-12-31 Add 48.21%0.18%$12.58 - $16.09 $ 19.840%595500
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$12.58 - $16.09 $ 19.840%0
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 New Buy0.29%$13.26 - $15.84 $ 19.840%401800
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.04%$13.26 - $15.84 $ 19.840%25918
John Hussman 2012-06-30 Sold Out $12.99 - $15.73 $ 19.839%0
John Hussman 2012-03-31 New Buy$12.3 - $13.66 $ 19.862%2000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1018%$12.11 - $15.31 $ 19.846%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Flowers Foods Inc

Meridian Funds Comments on Flowers Foods - May 23, 2013

Flowers Foods (FLO), one of our larger holdings, makes fresh bread, snack cakes and pastries under the Nature's Own, TastyKakes and Mrs. Freshley's brands, among others. It is the second largest fresh bread company in the US and the largest in the Southeast. Competitive advantages include a low-cost manufacturing footprint of modernized bakeries and the industry's most efficient delivery network. We believe that above industry average growth should continue as Flower expands its delivery network in the West, Northeast and Midwest. Growth, in our opinion, should be augmented by the recent purchase of several bakeries and brands at attractive prices from bankrupt rival Hostess Brands. The current dividend yield is 2.1% and we believe future dividend increases appear likely based on attractive earnings growth prospects, a payout of less than half of forward earnings and historical dividend per share growth at a 15% five year compound annual growth rate.

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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 22.50
FLO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. FLO: 22.50 )
FLO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.68   Max: 89.7
Current: 22.5

15.68
89.7
P/B 3.57
FLO's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. FLO: 3.57 )
FLO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 5.16
Current: 3.57

1.71
5.16
P/S 1.13
FLO's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. FLO: 1.13 )
FLO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.13

0.69
1.49
PFCF 22.76
FLO's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 101.73 vs. FLO: 22.76 )
FLO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.93   Max: 360.73
Current: 22.76

10.93
360.73
EV-to-EBIT 16.94
FLO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.11 vs. FLO: 16.94 )
FLO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 21
Current: 16.94

10.8
21
PEG 2.25
FLO's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FLO: 2.25 )
FLO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 5.29
Current: 2.25

0.89
5.29
Shiller P/E 25.13
FLO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 58.70 vs. FLO: 25.13 )
FLO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.64   Max: 75.13
Current: 25.13

20.64
75.13
Current Ratio 1.50
FLO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. FLO: 1.50 )
FLO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 2.02
Current: 1.5

1.19
2.02
Quick Ratio 1.05
FLO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. FLO: 1.05 )
FLO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.05

0.83
1.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.35
FLO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 1247 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. FLO: 2.35 )
FLO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 3.29
Current: 2.35

1.1
3.29
Dividend Payout 0.53
FLO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. FLO: 0.53 )
FLO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.53

0.2
0.89
Dividend growth (3y) 5.80
FLO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. FLO: 5.80 )
FLO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 153.5
Current: 5.8

0
153.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.59
FLO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. FLO: 3.59 )
FLO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 4.92
Current: 3.59

1.65
4.92
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
FLO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. FLO: -0.70 )
FLO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -0.7
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 18.00
FLO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. FLO: 18.00 )
FLO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 67
Current: 18

0.81
67
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
FLO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. FLO: 1.50 )
FLO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 1.98
Current: 1.5

1.03
1.98
Price/Median PS Value 1.17
FLO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. FLO: 1.17 )
FLO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.17

0.37
1.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.19
FLO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1802 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FLO: 2.19 )
FLO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 4.37
Current: 2.19

0.91
4.37
Price/Graham Number 4.22
FLO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. FLO: 4.22 )
FLO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 7.58
Current: 4.22

1.01
7.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
FLO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. FLO: 5.90 )
FLO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 9.2
Current: 5.9

4.8
9.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.31
FLO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. FLO: 13.31 )
FLO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 21.3
Current: 13.31

8.4
21.3

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Traded in other countries:FWF.Germany
Flowers Foods Inc was incorporated in 2000 in Georgia. The Company is a producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods for retail and foodservice customers. The Company operates two business segments: a direct-store-delivery segment (DSD Segment) and a warehouse delivery segment. The DSD Segment operates 38 bakeries that market a wide variety of fresh bakery foods, including fresh breads, buns, rolls, tortillas, and snack cakes. These products are sold through a DSD route delivery system to retail and foodservice customers from New England to Florida and west through the South, Southwest, and into California. The Warehouse Segment operates 8 bakeries that produce snack cakes and breads and rolls for national retail, foodservice, vending, and co-pack customers, which are delivered through customers warehouse channels and one bakery mix plant. At the beginning of fiscal 2014 the Company reclassified a Warehouse Segment bakery to the DSD Segment. The reclassified bakery produces tortillas and was moved to the DSD Segment to increase sales through that segments distributor network. The Warehouse Segments fresh snack cakes and frozen breads and rolls are sold nationally direct to customers warehouses and delivered through frozen and non-frozen contract carriers. The Companys raw materials include baking ingredients are flour, sweeteners, and shortening. The Company also use paper products, such as corrugated cardboard, films and plastics to package its bakery foods. The Companys operations are subject to regulation by various federal governmental agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the Federal Trade Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Commerce, as well as various state agencies, with respect to production processes, product quality, packaging, labeling, storage and distribution.

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