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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
98% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. FLO: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FLO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.07 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.48
FLO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. FLO: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FLO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.48
0.4
0.71
Interest Coverage 9.74
FLO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 26.11 vs. FLO: 9.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FLO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 20.92 Max: 124.66
Current: 9.74
0.14
124.66
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.61
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
11.07%
9.31%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.33
FLO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. FLO: 7.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FLO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.26  Med: 6.27 Max: 8.98
Current: 7.33
-1.26
8.98
Net-margin (%) 4.71
FLO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. FLO: 4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FLO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.28  Med: 4.29 Max: 6.19
Current: 4.71
-1.28
6.19
ROE (%) 15.37
FLO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. FLO: 15.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FLO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.79  Med: 15.30 Max: 23.87
Current: 15.37
-2.79
23.87
ROA (%) 7.17
FLO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. FLO: 7.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FLO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.54  Med: 7.41 Max: 10.26
Current: 7.17
-1.54
10.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 29.59
FLO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 10.96 vs. FLO: 29.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FLO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.96  Med: 26.28 Max: 35.54
Current: 29.59
2.96
35.54
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
FLO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. FLO: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FLO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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
72% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FLO: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FLO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 13.45 Max: 21.5
Current: 11.3
0
21.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
FLO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. FLO: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FLO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 15.10 Max: 81.7
Current: 11
0
81.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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 (-0.30%)
Jim Simons 1,891,082 sh (-23.20%)
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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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Q4 2014

FLO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 1,814,381 sh (+6774.48%)
John Keeley 2,903,067 sh (+16.93%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,715,801 sh (+4.17%)
Chuck Royce 1,058,900 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 56,101 sh (-0.09%)
Mario Gabelli 1,286,420 sh (-2.23%)
Jim Simons 504,232 sh (-51.98%)
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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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 25.10
FLO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. FLO: 25.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FLO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.68  Med: 22.09 Max: 34.09
Current: 25.1
15.68
34.09
Forward P/E 19.27
FLO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. FLO: 19.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.10
FLO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. FLO: 25.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FLO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 15.58  Med: 22.39 Max: 33.34
Current: 25.1
15.58
33.34
P/B 3.76
FLO's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. FLO: 3.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FLO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 3.30 Max: 5.16
Current: 3.76
1.9
5.16
P/S 1.19
FLO's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. FLO: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FLO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.49
Current: 1.19
0.73
1.49
PFCF 19.64
FLO's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.61 vs. FLO: 19.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FLO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.93  Med: 21.05 Max: 360.73
Current: 19.64
10.93
360.73
POCF 14.26
FLO's POCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.37 vs. FLO: 14.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FLO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.51  Med: 13.72 Max: 25.37
Current: 14.26
7.51
25.37
EV-to-EBIT 17.05
FLO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. FLO: 17.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FLO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.8  Med: 15.80 Max: 21.3
Current: 17.05
10.8
21.3
PEG 2.82
FLO's PEG is ranked higher than
50% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. FLO: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FLO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.96 Max: 5.29
Current: 2.82
0.89
5.29
Shiller P/E 26.29
FLO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 22.22 vs. FLO: 26.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FLO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.31  Med: 26.51 Max: 75.13
Current: 26.29
20.31
75.13
Current Ratio 1.39
FLO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. FLO: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FLO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.28
Current: 1.39
1.19
2.28
Quick Ratio 0.95
FLO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. FLO: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FLO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.95
0.83
2.05
Days Inventory 28.34
FLO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
82% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.59 vs. FLO: 28.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FLO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 18.33  Med: 26.04 Max: 51.1
Current: 28.34
18.33
51.1
Days Sales Outstanding 25.24
FLO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 38.42 vs. FLO: 25.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FLO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 22.97  Med: 25.49 Max: 30.7
Current: 25.24
22.97
30.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.55
FLO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 1582 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. FLO: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FLO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.16 Max: 3.29
Current: 2.55
1.22
3.29
Dividend Payout 0.61
FLO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
73% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. FLO: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FLO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.02
Current: 0.61
0.2
1.02
Dividend growth (3y) 10.90
FLO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
69% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. FLO: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
FLO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 11.75 Max: 153.5
Current: 10.9
0
153.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.96
FLO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1596 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. FLO: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FLO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.89  Med: 3.35 Max: 5.11
Current: 3.96
1.89
5.11
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
FLO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. FLO: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FLO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.40 Max: -1.2
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 19.10
FLO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FLO: 19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FLO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 3.98 Max: 67
Current: 19.1
0.81
67
Price/Projected FCF 1.30
FLO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. FLO: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FLO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.36 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.3
1.03
1.98
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.34
FLO's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
55% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. FLO: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
FLO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. FLO: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FLO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.2
0.5
1.42
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.42
FLO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. FLO: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FLO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.95 Max: 4.37
Current: 2.42
0.91
4.37
Price/Graham Number 4.58
FLO's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
89% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. FLO: 4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FLO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 2.01 Max: 7.58
Current: 4.58
0.68
7.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.90
FLO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. FLO: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FLO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 6.30 Max: 9.2
Current: 5.9
4.7
9.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.27
FLO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. FLO: 14.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FLO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 8.5  Med: 15.30 Max: 21.9
Current: 14.27
8.5
21.9

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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