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- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Flowers Foods, Inc. business.
About Flowers Foods, Inc.
Flowers Foods, Inc. engages in the production and marketing of bakery products in the United States. The company also sells returned and surplus product through a system of thrift outlets and operated 245 such outlets, as of December 31, 2009.
The company consists of two business segments: Direct-store-delivery (DSD) and Warehouse delivery.
The DSD segment focuses on the production and marketing of bakery products to customers in the southeast, mid-Atlantic, and southwest, as well as select markets in California and Nevada primarily through its direct-store-delivery system.
The Warehouse Delivery segment produces snack cakes for sale to co-pack, retail and vending customers, as well as frozen bread, rolls, and buns for sale to retail and foodservice customers primarily through warehouse distribution.
The companys soft variety and premium specialty breads are marketed throughout these regions under Natures Own and Cobblestone Mill brands. Products under Natures Own brand in 2009 include Natures Own Breakfast Breads in a variety of flavors, Natures Own 100% Wheat Buns, and Natures Own 100% Whole Grain Bread. The company also offers Natures Own Sandwich Rounds and Thin Sliced Bagels.
The company also markets regional franchised brands, such as Sunbeam, Roman Meal, Bunny, Holsum, Aunt Hatties and Country Hearth, and regional brands such as ButterKrust, Dandee, Mary Jane, Evangeline Maid, Ideal and Captain John Derst. In addition to DSD branded products, the company also produces and distributes fresh packaged bakery products under private labels for retailers. It also utilizes DSD system to supply bakery products to quick serve restaurants, institutions and other outlets.
Warehouse Delivery segment
Warehouse Delivery segment produces and sells pastries, doughnuts, and bakery snack products primarily under the Mrs. Freshleys brand to customers for re-sale through multiple channels of distribution, including mass merchandisers, vending, and convenience stores. Mrs. Freshleys products are delivered throughout the United States. The company also produces pastries, doughnuts, and bakery snack products for distribution by DSD system under the BlueBird brand and for sale to other food companies for re-sale under their brand names. The company also contracts manufacture snack products under various private and branded labels for sale through the retail channel.
The company also produces and distributes a variety of frozen bread, rolls and buns for sale to foodservice customers. In addition, frozen bread and roll products under the European Bakers brand are distributed for retail sale in supermarket deli-bakeries. During 2009, the company acquired Leos Foods, Inc., a tortilla facility located in Ft. Worth, Texas (Leos).
The companys major customer is Wal-Mart/Sams Club. Its fresh baked foods customer base includes mass merchandisers, supermarkets and other retailers, restaurants, fast-food chains, food wholesalers, institutions, and vending companies. The company also sells packaged bakery products to wholesale distributors for ultimate sale to a variety of food outlets.
Packaged bakery snack products under the Mrs. Freshleys brand are sold primarily to customers who distribute the product nationwide through multiple channels of distribution, including mass merchandisers, supermarkets, vending outlets and convenience stores. Frozen bakery products are sold to foodservice distributors, institutions, retail in-store bakeries and restaurants under European Bakers brand and under private labels.
The companys competitors include Grupo Bimbo S.A. de C.V., Hostess Brands, Inc. (Hostess), Sara Lee Corporation, McKee Foods Corporation (Little Debbie), and Campbell Soup Company (Pepperidge Farm). Competitors for frozen bakery products include Alpha Baking Co., Inc., Rotellas Italian Bakery, United States Bakery, Turano Baking Company, and All Round Foods, Inc.
Flowers Foods, Inc. was founded in 1934.
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1. FLOWERS FOODS, INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. FLOWERS FOODS, INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. FLOWERS FOODS, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. FLOWERS FOODS, INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. FLOWERS FOODS, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Flowers Foods, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Flowers Foods, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Flowers Foods, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Flowers Foods, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Food & Beverages Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Flowers Foods, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. FLOWERS FOODS, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. FLOWERS FOODS, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. FLOWERS FOODS, INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. FLOWERS FOODS, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. FLOWERS FOODS, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. FLOWERS FOODS, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Flowers Foods, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Flowers Foods, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Flowers Foods, Inc. Major Shareholders
Flowers Foods, Inc. History
Flowers Foods, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Flowers Foods, Inc. Offices and Representations
Flowers Foods, Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Flowers Foods, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Flowers Foods, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Flowers Foods, Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Food & Beverages Industry Statistics
Flowers Foods, Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Flowers Foods, Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Flowers Foods, Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Flowers Foods, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Flowers Foods, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Flowers Foods, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Flowers Foods, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Flowers Foods, Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?