On Aug. 18, Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) released earnings for its Q2 2005, which ended July 16.

  • Sales and earnings both bested Street estimates to keep the momentum gained during the first quarter.
  • Full-year 2005 revenue guidance was increased to between $1.675 billion and $1.7 billion.

(Figures in thousands, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights (What's this?)

Avg. Est.

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

% Change

Sales

$389,090

$405,300

$360,686

+12.4%

Net Profit

--

$17,657

$14,958

+18.0%

EPS

$0.27

$0.28

$0.22

+27.3%



Margin Checkup (What's this?)

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

Change

Gross Margin

50.03%

49.55%

+0.49%

Op. Margin

6.89%

6.30%

+0.59%

Net Margin

4.36%

4.15%

+0.21%



Balance Sheet Highlights (What's this?)

Assets

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

% Change

Cash+ ST Invest.

$15,425

$39,077

-60.5%

Other Current Assets

$225,326

$219,641

+2.6%

Accounts Rec.

$81,167

$81,273

-0.1%



Liabilities

Total Debt

$81,542

$20,034

+307.0%

Current Liab.

$147,774

$149,386

-1.1%



Cash Flow Highlights (What's this?)

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

% Change

Cash From Ops

$29,797

$41,222

-27.7%

Capital Expend.

$17,029

$27,112

-37.2%

Free Cash Flow

$12,768

$14,110

-9.5%



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