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Central Garden & Pet Company is a packaged foods business based in the US. Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares (CENT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Central Garden-and-Pet Company employs 5,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.7 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$37.99|
|52-week range||USD$23.82 - USD$44.8|
|50-day moving average||USD$39.3541|
|200-day moving average||USD$39.0216|
|Wall St. target price||USD$38.5|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.2|
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|1 week (2021-01-13)||-6.98%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||1.09%|
|3 months (2020-10-20)||-8.30%|
|6 months (2020-07-20)||2.21%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||15.58%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-3.65%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||0.69%|
|5 years (2016-01-20)||215.27%|
Valuing Central Garden-and-Pet Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Central Garden-and-Pet Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Central Garden-and-Pet Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Central Garden-and-Pet Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.56. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Central Garden-and-Pet Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Central Garden-and-Pet Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$253.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Central Garden-and-Pet Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$2.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.35%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$796.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.67%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.72%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 451,581 Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Central Garden-and-Pet Company's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% up from 436,914 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares can be evaluated.
Central Garden-and-Pet Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares traded daily (recently around 104050.92165899). Central Garden-and-Pet Company's SIR currently stands at 4.34. In other words for every 100,000 Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4340 shares are currently held short.
However Central Garden-and-Pet Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Central Garden-and-Pet Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0809% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares, roughly 81 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Central Garden-and-Pet Company.
Find out more about how you can short Central Garden-and-Pet Company stock.
We're not expecting Central Garden-and-Pet Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Central Garden-and-Pet Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.82 up to $44.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Central Garden-and-Pet Company's is 0.6756. This would suggest that Central Garden-and-Pet Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Central Garden & Pet Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and distributes products for the lawn and garden, and pet supplies markets in the United States. It operates through two segments, Pet and Garden. The Pet segment supplies products for dogs and cats, including edible bones, edible and non-edible chews, rawhides, dog and cat food, toys, pet carriers, grooming supplies, and other accessories; and products for birds, small animals, and specialty pets, such as cages and habitats, toys, chews, and related accessories. It also provides animal and household health and insect control products; live fishes; and products for fish, reptiles, and other aquarium-based pets comprising aquariums, furniture and lighting fixtures, pumps, filters, water conditioners, food and supplements, and information and knowledge resources; and products for horses and livestock. This segment sells its products to independent pet distributors, retail chains, grocery stores, mass merchants, and bookstores under the Adams, Aqueon, Avoderm, C&S Products, Cadet, Farnam, Four Paws, Kaytee, K&H Pet Products, Nylabone, Pinnacle, TFH, Zilla, Altosid, Comfort Zone, Coralife, Interpet, Pet Select, and Zodiac brands, as well as through eCommerce. The Garden segment provides grass seed; wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses, and other birding accessories; weed, grass, and other herbicides, as well as insecticide and pesticide products; fertilizers; and decorative outdoor lifestyle products that include pottery, as well as live plants and outdoor cushions and pillows. This segment sells its products to retail chains, independent garden distributors, grocery stores, nurseries, and garden supply retailers under the AMDRO, Arden Companies, Ironite, Pennington, Sevin, Lilly Miller, Over-N-Out, Smart Seed, and The Rebels brands. The company also engages in the distribution of third-party products. Central Garden & Pet Company was founded in 1955 and is based in Walnut Creek, California.
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