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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
FLO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 1494 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. FLO: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FLO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.07 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.45
FLO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. FLO: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FLO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.45
0.4
0.71
Interest Coverage 10.76
FLO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.01 vs. FLO: 10.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FLO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.33  Med: 21.33 Max: 41.94
Current: 10.76
9.33
41.94
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.97
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
7.51%
9.71%
WACC
ROIC
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.58
FLO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. FLO: 7.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FLO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.79  Med: 7.26 Max: 8.98
Current: 7.58
5.79
8.98
Net-margin (%) 4.87
FLO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. FLO: 4.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FLO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.57  Med: 4.67 Max: 6.19
Current: 4.87
3.57
6.19
ROE (%) 15.77
FLO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1464 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.51 vs. FLO: 15.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FLO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.32  Med: 16.41 Max: 23.87
Current: 15.77
11.32
23.87
ROA (%) 7.40
FLO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1523 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. FLO: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FLO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.09  Med: 9.43 Max: 10.26
Current: 7.4
7.09
10.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.88
FLO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.56 vs. FLO: 31.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FLO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.19  Med: 29.38 Max: 35.54
Current: 31.88
22.19
35.54
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
FLO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. FLO: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FLO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.70 Max: 13.1
Current: 9.2
0
13.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.30
FLO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. FLO: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FLO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 13.45 Max: 21.5
Current: 11.3
0
21.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.10
FLO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. FLO: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FLO' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 15.90 Max: 82.5
Current: 11.1
0
82.5
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

FLO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Diamond Hill Capital 2,903,810 sh (+6.92%)
Mario Gabelli 1,276,577 sh (-0.77%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,769,152 sh (-2.49%)
John Keeley 2,808,516 sh (-3.26%)
Chuck Royce 975,800 sh (-7.85%)
Murray Stahl 49,201 sh (-12.30%)
Jim Simons 65,350 sh (-87.04%)
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Q2 2015

FLO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 21,350 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,065,540 sh (+16.75%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,140,560 sh (+8.15%)
Mario Gabelli 1,259,727 sh (-1.32%)
Chuck Royce 936,800 sh (-4.00%)
Murray Stahl 46,201 sh (-6.10%)
Jim Simons 59,250 sh (-9.33%)
John Keeley 2,463,058 sh (-12.30%)
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Q3 2015

FLO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mariko Gordon 140,852 sh (New)
Jim Simons 235,350 sh (+297.22%)
Murray Stahl 46,951 sh (+1.62%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,184,043 sh (+1.38%)
Chuck Royce 936,800 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,238,147 sh (-1.71%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,855,041 sh (-10.19%)
John Keeley 2,195,263 sh (-10.87%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,388 sh (-23.24%)
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Q4 2015

FLO Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 1,229,308 sh (-0.71%)
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Keeley Funds Comments on Flowers Foods Inc. - Nov 16, 2015

The fund’s top performing position during the quarter was Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE:FLO) which rose over 17 percent and added 20 basis points of return to the Fund. Although the company resides in the defensive consumer staples sector, which benefited the stock as investors sought protection, Flowers is finally starting to see the benefits from the Hostess bakery operations they acquired out of bankruptcy. They also recently announced the acquisition of two organic bread manufacturers, providing a growth path in higher margin products.





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Keeley Funds Comments on Flowers Foods Inc. Guru stock highlight
The fund’s top performing position during the quarter was Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE:FLO) which rose over 17 percent and added 20 basis points of return to the Fund. Although the company resides in the defensive consumer staples sector, which benefited the stock as investors sought protection, Flowers is finally starting to see the benefits from the Hostess bakery operations they acquired out of bankruptcy. They also recently announced the acquisition of two organic bread manufacturers, providing a growth path in higher margin products. Read more...
Weekly Insider Sells Highlight: Flowers Foods, Gilead Sciences, Cigna, HanesBrands A summary of the largest insider sells in the last week
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest insider sells during the past week were: Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE:FLO), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CI) and HanesBrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI). Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.10
FLO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.32 vs. FLO: 23.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FLO' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.68  Med: 22.34 Max: 34.09
Current: 23.1
15.68
34.09
Forward P/E 16.10
FLO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.56 vs. FLO: 16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.10
FLO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1264 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. FLO: 23.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FLO' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.57  Med: 22.74 Max: 33.33
Current: 23.1
15.57
33.33
P/B 3.45
FLO's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. FLO: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FLO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.38  Med: 3.36 Max: 5.16
Current: 3.45
2.38
5.16
P/S 1.13
FLO's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. FLO: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FLO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.52
Current: 1.13
0.76
1.52
PFCF 15.14
FLO's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 23.33 vs. FLO: 15.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FLO' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.93  Med: 20.98 Max: 360.67
Current: 15.14
10.93
360.67
POCF 11.44
FLO's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 1475 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.93 vs. FLO: 11.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FLO' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.51  Med: 13.77 Max: 25.37
Current: 11.44
7.51
25.37
EV-to-EBIT 16.47
FLO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 1797 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.13 vs. FLO: 16.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FLO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.2  Med: 15.00 Max: 21.3
Current: 16.47
10.2
21.3
EV-to-EBITDA 11.61
FLO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 1864 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.62 vs. FLO: 11.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FLO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.4  Med: 10.30 Max: 15
Current: 11.61
7.4
15
PEG 2.60
FLO's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. FLO: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FLO' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.90 Max: 4.69
Current: 2.6
0.6
4.69
Shiller P/E 28.34
FLO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 25.73 vs. FLO: 28.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FLO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.18  Med: 33.98 Max: 42.33
Current: 28.34
27.18
42.33
Current Ratio 1.34
FLO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1477 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. FLO: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FLO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.28
Current: 1.34
1.19
2.28
Quick Ratio 0.91
FLO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. FLO: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FLO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.91
0.83
2.05
Days Inventory 28.79
FLO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 1419 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 65.58 vs. FLO: 28.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FLO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.71  Med: 26.12 Max: 28.2
Current: 28.79
21.71
28.2
Days Sales Outstanding 25.74
FLO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 39.44 vs. FLO: 25.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FLO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.97  Med: 24.96 Max: 30.7
Current: 25.74
22.97
30.7
Days Payable 34.23
FLO's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 43.24 vs. FLO: 34.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FLO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.34  Med: 31.13 Max: 35.5
Current: 34.23
24.34
35.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.82
FLO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 1756 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. FLO: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FLO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.24 Max: 3.29
Current: 2.82
1.22
3.29
Dividend Payout 0.64
FLO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
73% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. FLO: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FLO' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.02
Current: 0.64
0.2
1.02
Dividend Growth (3y) 10.90
FLO's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. FLO: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
FLO' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.75 Max: 153.5
Current: 10.9
0
153.5
Forward Dividend Yield 2.88
FLO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. FLO: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.38
FLO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1768 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. FLO: 4.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FLO' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 3.48 Max: 5.11
Current: 4.38
1.89
5.11
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.20
FLO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. FLO: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FLO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.2  Med: 0.40 Max: 0
Current: -1.2
-1.2
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.34
FLO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. FLO: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FLO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.40 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.34
1.03
1.98
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.24
FLO's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
64% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. FLO: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.12
FLO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1889 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. FLO: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FLO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.39
Current: 1.12
0.49
1.39
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.34
FLO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. FLO: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FLO' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.85 Max: 3.88
Current: 2.34
0.93
3.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.10
FLO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. FLO: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FLO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 6.70 Max: 9.8
Current: 6.1
4.7
9.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.07
FLO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. FLO: 14.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FLO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 15.70 Max: 46.7
Current: 14.07
9.1
46.7

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $3797
EPS $ 0.87
Beta0.89
Short Percentage of Float3.69%
52-Week Range $19.35 - 27.31
Shares Outstanding(Mil)212.16

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 3,820 4,060 4,220 4,338
EPS($) 0.98 1.07 1.25 1.35
EPS without NRI($) 0.98 1.07 1.25 1.35

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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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