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)

9,700

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 Accounting Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Chief Transformation Officer

Chief Brand Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Sales Officer

Board of Directors

Finance & Audit Committee at Georgia Research Alliance, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Idemia Identity & Security USA LLC

Senior Advisor at Brown Advisory, Inc.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President at Oxford Industries Inc

Former Interim President at Norfolk State University

Former President-Capital Division at HCA Healthcare, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Flowers Foods, Inc.

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

Managing Partner at Wood Associates, Inc.

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

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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.

Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

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

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

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

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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

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$4.68B
Total Enterprise Value
$5.88B
Earnings Per Share
$0.78
Revenue
$4.12B
Net Profit
$165M
EBITDA
$414M
EBITDAMargin
10.04%
Total Debt
$1.28B
Total Equity
$1.26B
Enterprise Value / Sales
1.43x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
13.29x
TEVNet Income
35.75x
Debt TEV
0.22x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
1.65%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
1.93%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$1 - $500
2009
Political Donations
$2,500
2014
$2,500
2014
$1,000
2014
Suppliers
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Competitors
Campbell Soup Co. Food - Camden, NJ

Campbell Soup Co. engages in manufacture and marketing of convenience food products such as soup, simple meals, snacks, and healthy beverages. It operates through the following segments: Meals and Beverages, and Snacks. The Meals and Beverages segment includes the retail and food service businesses in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. The Snacks segment offers Pepperidge Farm cookies, crackers, bakery and frozen products in U.S. retail, Arnott's biscuits in Australia and Asia Pacific, and Kelsen cookies globally. The company was founded on November 23, 1922 and is headquartered in Camden, NJ.

Tyson Foods, Inc. Livestock & Animals - Springdale, AR

Tyson Foods, Inc. engages in the production of processed food. It operates through the following segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork and Prepared Foods. The Chicken segment involves in domestic operations related to raising and processing live chickens into fresh, frozen and value-added chicken products, as well as sales from allied products. The Beef segment includes operations related to processing live fed cattle and fabricating dressed beef carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts and case-ready products. The Pork segment comprises operations related to processing live market hogs and fabricating pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal cuts and case-ready products. The Prepared Foods segment manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products and logistic operations to move products through the supply chain. The company was founded by John W. Tyson in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, AR.

Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV Retail: Food & Beverage - Mexico City, Mexico

Grupo Bimbo SA de CV engages in the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of baked products. It operates through the following geographical segments: Mexico, North America, Latin America, and Europe. It offers fresh and frozen sliced bread, buns, cookies, snack cakes, English muffins, bagels, pre-packaged foods, tortillas, salted snacks, and confectionery goods. The company was founded by Lorenzo Servitje, Roberto Servitje Sendra, Jaime Jorba, Alfonso Velasco, Jaime Sendra, and José T. Mata on December 2, 1945 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.

Awards & Honors
Rank #615
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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