The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Flowers Foods's revenues will increase 21.7% and EPS will grow 46.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.09 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.
Last quarter, Flowers Foods tallied revenue of $749.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $653.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.28. GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q4 were 59% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 47.9%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.7%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.1%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.60 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.35.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 354 members out of 365 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 110 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 108 give Flowers Foods a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Flowers Foods is outperform, with an average price target of $24.56.
Selling to fickle consumers is a tough business for Flowers Foods or anyone else in the space. But some companies are better equipped to face the future than others. In a new report, we'll give you the rundown on three companies that are setting themselves up to dominate retail. Click here for instant access to this free report.
- Add Flowers Foods to My Watchlist.
Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor of Motley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool recommends Flowers Foods. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
More from The Motley Fool
These 3 Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends
What do Cracker Barrel, Flowers Foods, and NetApp have in common? That's right; all three hiked their payouts last week.
Why Northern Dynasty Minerals, Tile Shop Holdings, and Flowers Foods Slumped Today
These stocks fell despite another strong day for the stock market. Find out why.
Flowers Foods Coasts Ahead, Disappointing Investors
Sluggish sales growth and flat earnings suggest tough times for the bakery specialist.