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February 7, 2013
07:01 EDTFLOFlowers Foods reports Q4 EPS 28c, consensus 25c
Reports Q4 revenue $749.44M, consensus $708.14M
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February 11, 2016
11:39 EDTFLOFlowers Foods plummets to 52-week low after results, guidance disappoints
Shares of bakery products maker Flowers Foods (FLO) are sinking after the company's fourth quarter results and fiscal year 2016 outlook fell short of analysts' consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: After the market close on Wednesday, Flowers Foods reported Q4 adjusted earnings per share of 16c and revenue of $858.4M, trailing analysts' consensus estimates of 21c and $907.77M, respectively. As compared to the prior year fourth quarter, consolidated adjusted EBITDA decreased by 6.7% to $86.7M. President and Chief Executive Officer Allen Shiver that the company was "not satisfied" with its Q4 performance, adding that while it made progress on its strategic initiatives, earnings were impacted by sales that were below plan. Additionally, Shiver said that in line with channel data for the total store, the pace of Flowers' retail sales in Q4 slowed relative to trends the company observed in the first three quarters of the year. GUIDANCE: Flowers Foods forecast FY16 adjusted EPS of 98c-$1.04, well below analysts' estimates of of $1.10, on revenue of $3.986B-$4.08B, compared to estimates of $4.06B. Flowers said it expects recently completed acquisitions to contribute 5.2%-5.7% to sales growth in 2016.ANALYST DOWNGRADES: This morning, research firm SunTrust downgraded Flowers Foods to Neutral from Buy and lowered its price target to $20 from $30. The firm noted that Q4 results and 2016 guidance were disappointing, while its litigation will be an overhang on the shares. Stephens analyst Farha Aslam also downgraded Flowers Foods, to Equal Weight from Overweight, noting that the company's earnings growth seems to have slowed considerably from its historical average. Aslam cut her price target on Flowers Foods to $22 from $28. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Flowers Foods fell $4.26, or about 20%, to $16.70 on more than four times its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week low of $15.90. Including today's pull back, the shares have lost approximately 15% over the past 12 months.
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09:21 EDTFLOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:17 EDTFLOFlowers Foods downgraded on disappointing results at SunTrust
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07:42 EDTFLOFlowers Foods downgraded to Equal Weight at Stephens
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07:27 EDTFLOFlowers Foods downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens
06:50 EDTFLOFlowers Foods downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust
February 10, 2016
17:47 EDTFLOFlowers Foods sees FY16 adjusted EPS 98c-$1.04, consensus $1.10
Sees FY16 revenue $3.986B-$4.08B, consensus $4.06B.
17:46 EDTFLOFlowers Foods reports Q4 adjusted EPS 16c, consensus 21c
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