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How to buy Flowers Foods stock

Learn how to easily invest in Flowers Foods stock.

Flowers Foods is a packaged foods business based in the US. Flowers Foods shares (FLO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Flowers Foods employs 8,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.7 billion.

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Flowers Foods stock price (NYSE: FLO)

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Flowers Foods shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$26.69
52-week range$23.70 - $30.16
50-day moving average $28.66
200-day moving average $27.22
Wall St. target price$29.80
PE ratio 26.1262
Dividend yield $0.86 (3.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.03

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Flowers Foods price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $26.69 from 2023-01-27

1 week (2023-01-20) -0.11%
1 month (2022-12-28) -7.97%
3 months (2022-10-31) -7.04%
6 months (2022-07-29) -6.05%
1 year (2022-01-31) -5.12%
2 years (2021-01-29) 16.25%
3 years (2020-01-31) 23.97%
5 years (2018-01-30) 36.03%

Is Flowers Foods stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Flowers Foods stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Flowers Foods's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Flowers Foods's P/E ratio

Flowers Foods's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Flowers Foods shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Flowers Foods's PEG ratio

Flowers Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 14.76. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Flowers Foods's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Flowers Foods's EBITDA

Flowers Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $484.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Flowers Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Flowers Foods financials

Revenue TTM $4.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.54%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.66%
Return on equity TTM 15.4%
Profit margin 4.66%
Book value $6.80
Market capitalisation $5.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Flowers Foods share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 47.22% of net profits

Recently Flowers Foods has paid out, on average, around 47.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Flowers Foods shareholders could enjoy a 3.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Flowers Foods's case, that would currently equate to about $0.86 per share.

While Flowers Foods's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Flowers Foods may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Flowers Foods's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Flowers Foods's shares ever split?

Flowers Foods's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 19 June 2013. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Flowers Foods shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Flowers Foods shares which in turn could have impacted Flowers Foods's share price.

Flowers Foods share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Flowers Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.7032 up to $30.16. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Flowers Foods's is 0.3948. This would suggest that Flowers Foods's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Flowers Foods overview

Flowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets packaged bakery products in the United States. It offers fresh breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes, and tortillas, as well as frozen breads and rolls under the Nature's Own, Dave's Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, Mrs. Freshley's, and Tastykake brand names. The company distributes its products through a direct-store-delivery distribution and a warehouse delivery system, as well as operates 46 bakeries comprising 44 owned and two leased. Its customers include mass merchandisers, supermarkets and other retailers, convenience stores, national and regional restaurants, quick-serve chains, retail in-store bakeries, foodservice distributors, food wholesalers, institutions, dollar stores, and vending companies. The company was formerly known as Flowers Industries and changed its name to Flowers Foods, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Flowers Foods is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.461% of Flowers Foods shares are held by insiders and 70.387% by institutions.
How many people work for Flowers Foods?
Latest data suggests 8,900 work at Flowers Foods.
When does the fiscal year end for Flowers Foods?
Flowers Foods's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Flowers Foods based?
Flowers Foods's address is: 1919 Flowers Circle, Thomasville, GA, United States, 31757
What is Flowers Foods's ISIN number?
Flowers Foods's international securities identification number is: US3434981011
What is Flowers Foods's CUSIP number?
Flowers Foods's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 343498101

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