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Why Flowers Foods Inc (NYSE:FLO) Is An Attractive Investment To Consider

Flowers Foods Inc (NYSE:FLO) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of FLO, it is a highly-regarded dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Flowers Foods here.

6 star dividend payer with adequate balance sheet

FLO’s ability to maintain an adequate level of cash to meet upcoming liabilities is a good sign for its financial health. This indicates that FLO has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. FLO seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 0.37x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

NYSE:FLO Historical Debt November 20th 18

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, FLO is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 3.7%, making it one of the best dividend companies in the market.

NYSE:FLO Historical Dividend Yield November 20th 18

Next Steps:

For Flowers Foods, there are three fundamental factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for FLO’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for FLO’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has FLO’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FLO? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.