Flowers Foods, Inc.

Flowers Foods, Inc.

Flowers Foods, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1919

Headquarters

1919 FLOWERS CIRCLE, THOMASVILLE, GA, 31757

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

9,200

Industries

Retail: Food & Beverage
Food

Company Description

Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO), headquartered in Thomasville, Ga., is a leading producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods in the United States. The company operates 44 highly efficient bakeries that produce breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes, and pastries, which are distributed fresh to foodservice and retail customers in the Southeastern, Southwestern, and mid-Atlantic states and frozen to national foodservice and retail customers. Flowers' top brands include Nature's Own, Whitewheat, Cobblestone Mill, Tastykake, Mrs. Freshley's, European Bakers, BlueBird, and Mi Casa and regional brands that include ButterKrust, Captain John Derst's, Evangeline Maid, and Mary Jane & Friends. Among the company's top regional brands are Sunbeam, Bunny, Mary Jane, Aunt Hattie's, and Holsum. Flowers Foods is a leader in the baking industry. The company maintains some of the most efficient and technologically advanced bakeries in the country. Flowers is dedicated to providing delicious, quality baked foods at a good value. In fiscal 2012, Flowers Foods had sales of $3.0 billion. Income from continuing operations was $136.1 million.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Accounting Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Sales Officer

President, Snacking/Specialty Business Unit

President, Fresh Packaged Bread Business Unit

Board of Directors

Finance & Audit Committee at Georgia Research Alliance, Inc.

Senior Advisor at Brown Advisory, Inc.

Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Former Dean at Florida State University - College of Business

Former President-Capital Division at HCA Healthcare, Inc.

Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at CDH-Delnor Health System

President & Chief Executive Officer at Flowers Foods, Inc.

Managing Partner at Wood Associates, Inc.

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Wellington Shields Capital Management tends to invest in the stocks of US companies in the consumer non-durables, healthcare technology and energy minerals sectors. The firm invests across all market-caps, with emphasis on the stocks of mid-cap and large-cap companies. Wellington Shields Capital Management maintains a low turnover rate

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CIP believes that investing in companies with sustainable competitive advantages, durable business models, sound balance sheets, capable and sincere management, and that are trading at valuations that each team deems reasonable can, over time, provide attractive returns with less risk than the overall market. In all of their strategies they actively attempt to minimize business and valuation risk through our well-defined and consistent investment processes. Their investment processes are focused on absolute returns and avoiding large losses, which we believe is critical to wealth creation. Their strategies include small cap equity, mid cap equity, emerging markets equity and emerging markets small cap equity. For CIP's small and mid cap equity, they follow a three-step process: (1) screen all potential companies through unique sector factors; (2) analysis of company fundamentals; (3) valuation analysis. For their emerging markets and emerging markets small cap equity, they also have a process they follow: (1) screen using filters including minimum market cap and liquidity; (2) apply their sector factors - a set of qualitative judgments that target the business models CIP find most attractive; (3) fundamental analysis of company attributes; (4) valuation analysis.

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Hamlin Capital Management manages clients assets based on the individual needs of each client. The firm identifies client-specific investment objectives and/or restrictions, mutually agreed upon asset allocation between equities, debt securities, and cash or cash equivalents, and the types of investments to be held. Clients may impose restrictions on their account based on specific securities, security type, bond term, or industry type, among others.Hamlin's approach to asset management emphasizes current income. High-yield equities and high-yield municipal and taxable bonds constitute a majority of a client's portfolio. The high-yield municipal bond strategy is also available with both a short-term bond mandate, as well as a long-term bond mandate. The balance is generally invested in government instruments, money market funds, and cash or cash instruments. Hamlin's investment supervisory services also include transactions in certificates of participation. The firm can utilize long-term purchases and trading to implement their investment strategies.Hamlin focuses on stocks with dividend yields at approximately one and a half times or higher than that of the S&P 500 index yield. Within this high income universe, they search for companies with manageable debt, ample free cash flow and attractive returns on equity. While their strong balance sheet and dividend discipline generates mostly large company holdings, the firm invests across all market capitalizations. Hamlin is particularly interested in high dividend-yielding stocks with strong balance sheets that they believe are under-followed by other managers and Wall Street analysts. The municipal and taxable bonds and other debt-related securities in which Hamlin invests clients' assets are usually non-rated, high-yield securities.

Recent Transactions
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Flowers Foods, Inc. purchases Canyon Bakehouse LLC

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Associated British Foods Plc, AB Mauri Food, Inc. purchase Specialty Blending Co. LLC from Flowers Foods, Inc.

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Flowers Foods, Inc. purchases Alpine Valley Bread Co.

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onSchwan's Shared Services LLC purchases Mrs Smiths Frozen Pie Business from Flowers Foods, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onFlowers Foods, Inc. purchases Alpine Valley Bread Co.

Accountant

Advised onSchwan's Shared Services LLC purchases Mrs Smiths Frozen Pie Business from Flowers Foods, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onFlowers Foods, Inc. purchases Holsum Bakery, Inc.

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Advised onFlowers Foods, Inc. purchases Holsum Bakery, Inc.

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Advised onFlowers Foods, Inc. purchases Holsum Bakery, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Jones Day

Legal Advisor

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Special Advisor

Co-Chairman-Industry Affairs Council at Consumer Brands Association

Clients

George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company, founded in 1882, engaged in food processing and distribution. The Company has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, and holds cash and short term investments. Supported by a strong balance sheet, the Company seeks long-term, stable growth in its operating segments through continuous capital investment. Weston is committed to creating value for its shareholders and employees, and to supporting the communities in which it operates.

Walmart, Inc. engages in retail and wholesale business. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices. It operates through the following business segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment operates as a merchandiser of consumer products, operating under the Walmart, Wal-Mart, and Walmart Neighborhood Market brands, as well as walmart.com and other eCommerce brands. The Walmart International segment manages supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, and cash & carryl outside of the United States. The Sam's Club segment comprises membership-only warehouse clubs and samsclubs.com. The company was founded by Samuel Moore Walton and James Lawrence Walton in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, AR.

Performance Food Group Co. engages in the market and distribution of food products. It operates through the following segments: Foodservice, Vistar, and Corporate and All Other. The Foodservices segment delivers food and food-related products to independent restaurants, chain restaurants, and other institutional food-away-from-home locations. The Vistar segment offers candy, snack, and beverage to customers in the vending, office coffee services, theater, retail, and other channels. The Corporate and All Other segment comprises of the firm's overhead and certain operations that are not considered separate reportable segments based on their size. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$4.64B
Total Enterprise Value
$4.86B
Earnings Per Share
$0.74
Revenue
$3.95B
Net Profit
$157M
EBITDA
$406M
Total Equity
$1.26B
EBITDAMargin
10.27%
Enterprise Value Sales
1.23x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
11.97x
TEVNet Income
30.91x
Debt TEV
0.21x
Total Debt
$1.01B
Political Donations
$2,500
2014
$2,500
2014
$1,000
2014
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Awards & Honors
Rank #615
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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