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Flowers Foods, Inc.
Type
Public
Traded as NYSE: FLO
S&P 400 Component
Industry Packaged bakery products
Founded 1919
Headquarters Thomasville, Georgia, U.S.
Key people

George E. Deese (Executive Chairman of the Board)

Allen L. Shiver (President and CEO)
Products Wonder Bread, Nature's Own, Whitewheat, Sunbeam, Mrs. Freshley's, Blue Bird, Mi Casa, Cobblestone Mill, Tastykake, Dave's Killer Bread
Revenue 3.75B
Website flowersfoods.com

Coordinates: 30°50′11″N 83°58′42″W / 30.83639°N 83.97833°W / 30.83639; -83.97833

George E. Deese (Executive Chairman of the Board)

Flowers Foods, headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia, is a producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods in the United States. The company operates 46 bakeries that produce breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes, pastries, and tortillas. The company’s products are sold regionally through a direct store delivery network that encompasses the East, South, and Southwest, and are sold nationwide via delivery to retailers' warehouses.

Flowers Foods has two operating segments. The Direct Store Delivery (DSD) Segment handles fresh breads, buns, rolls, and snack cakes that are sold regionally through a network of independent distributors. The company is continually expanding its market reach through acquisitions and by stretching its current territory. Flowers’ Warehouse Segment is responsible for the national distribution of frozen snack cakes and breads and rolls that are sold direct to customers' warehouses. Flowers' Mrs. Freshley's brand of snack cakes is available nationally to retail and vending customers through this segment, as is the European Bakers' brand of frozen specialty breads and rolls, which is available nationally to retail in-store bakeries and foodservice customers.

In 1919, brothers William Howard and Joseph Hampton Flowers opened Flowers Baking Company in Thomasville, Georgia. In 1944, Flowers became the 6th bakery in the U.S. to franchise Quality Bakers of America’s Sunbeam brand and Little Miss Sunbeam for its white bread.

In 1968, the company became Flowers Industries, and began trading over-the-counter. Less than a year later, Flowers was listed on the American Stock Exchange. In 1982, the company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FLO.

In the mid-1990s, Flowers acquired the Keebler Company and Mrs. Smith's Pies. In 2001, Flowers sold its investment in Keebler to the Kellogg Company and delivered $1.24 billion to its shareholders. Flowers’ remaining business units, Flowers Bakeries and Mrs. Smith’s Bakeries, were then spun off into a new company called Flowers Foods. In 2003, Flowers Foods sold its Mrs. Smith’s frozen dessert business to the Schwan Food Company.

On October 25, 2002, Flowers bought out Ideal Baking Company including one bakery in Batesville, AR. Ideal serves north Arkansas, southern Missouri, and the Memphis, TN market.

In December 2002, Flowers Foods bought Bishop Baking Company from Kelloggs Company. The sale includes the bakery in Cleveland, TN.

On September 21, 2005, Flowers Foods closed on the purchase of Royal Cake Company for $10 Million (USD). Flowers will continue to operate the Winston-Salem, NC bakery.

In 2008, Flowers acquired ButterKrust Bakery in Lakeland, Florida, and acquired Holsum Bakery in Phoenix.

In 2009, Flowers Foods purchased Leo's Foods.

In 2011, Tastykake was acquired.

In 2012, Sara Lee and Earthgrains in California and Earthgrains in Oklahoma City were bought from Bimbo Bakeries.

In 2013, Flowers Foods entered into an agreement to purchase most of the bread brands of Hostess Brands, including Wonder Bread.

In 2015, Flowers Foods purchased Dave's Killer Bread of Milwaukie, Oregon for $275 million in cash.

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Flowers Foods, Inc. FLO report Q3 2017
Period
Date
Adjusted Actuals EPS
GAAP EPS
Q1 2018
2018-05-21
--
--
Q4 2017
2018-02-12
--
--
Q3 2017
2017-11-08
--
--
Q3 2017
2017-11-08
0.2300
-0.1600
Q2 2017
2017-08-09
0.2400
0.2100
Q1 2017
2017-05-17
0.2500
0.2900
Q4 2016
2017-02-13
0.1600
0.0600
Q3 2016
2016-11-09
0.2100
0.1900
Q2 2016
2016-08-10
0.2600
0.2400
Q1 2016
2016-05-18
0.2800
0.2800
Q4 2015
2016-02-10
0.1600
0.1500
Q3 2015
2015-11-11
0.2300
0.2100
There is presents forecasts or rating agencies and recommendation for investors about this ticker
Funds
Fund Name
Ticker shares
Bank of New York Mellon Corp
3990226
BlackRock Fund Advisors
7122129
BlackRock Inc.
14447449
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.
5533430
Champlain Investment Partners, LLC
5441170
DIAMOND HILL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC
3889856
Hamlin Capital Management, LLC
3300359
PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/
8731971
SCHRODER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT GROUP
3638342
Southeast Asset Advisors Inc.
2114764
STATE STREET CORP
4727765
Vanguard Group, Inc
15802635
Wellington Shields Capital Management, LLC
7160029
Wellington Shields & Co., LLC
6665434
WELLS FARGO & CO/MN
2536599
Major Shareholders
Name Relationship
Total Shares
Holding stocks
WOOD C MARTIN III
0.5800% (1218074)
FLO /
MCMULLIAN AMOS R
1.7500% (3663717)
FLO /
BURKE FRANKLIN L
0.0600% (127795)
FLO /
WARD JACKIE M
0.0600% (129322)
FLO / SANM / SYY /
STITH MELVIN T
0.0200% (40569)
AFL / FLO / SNV /
BEVERLY JOE E
0.0600% (125000)
FLO /
FERNANDEZ MANUEL A
0.0300% (69866)
GRISWOLD BENJAMIN H IV
0.1500% (312914)
FLO / SWH / WPC /
AVERA STEPHEN R
0.2100% (438789)
FLO /
BEATY MICHAEL A
0.1400% (284990)
FLO /
DEESE GEORGE E
1.3400% (2808059)
FLO /
LORD GENE D
0.3500% (742622)
FLO /
SHIELDS JOSEPH V JR
0.2200% (465172)
FLO /
SHIVER ALLEN L
0.3600% (752228)
FLO /
TURNER MARTA JONES
0.1100% (229382)
FLO /
SINGER DAVID V
0.0500% (94687)
KINSEY R STEVE
0.1200% (258915)
FLO /
LAUDER KARYL H
0.0700% (145996)
FLO /
ALEXANDER BRAD K
0.1200% (245912)
FLO /
THRIFFILEY DONALD A JR
0.0100% (25585)
FLO /
COURTNEY H MARK
0.0200% (47268)
FLO /
LEWIS MARGARET G
0.0100% (20790)
FLO / WPC /
Hubbard David
0.0100% (22354)
FLO /
HYSELL ROBERT B
0.0300% (62464)
FLO /
TASHIE JOSEPH G
0.0400% (83878)
FLO /
TAYLOR TONJA W
0.0100% (15080)
FLO /
STONE DAN W
0.0100% (30546)
FLO /
WHEELER DAVID KEITH
0.0100% (21424)
FLO /
PARR CRAIG
0.0100% (14383)
FLO /
BENTON ROBERT L JR
0.0300% (63177)
FLO /
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