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How to buy Central Garden-and-Pet Company stock

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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 6,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Central Garden-and-Pet Company share price

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Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$31.96 - $62.91
50-day moving average $55.55
200-day moving average $45.44
Wall St. target price$45.75
PE ratio 23.8891
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.38

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Is Central Garden-and-Pet Company under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 24x. In other words, Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares trade at around 24x 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 PEG ratio

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

Central Garden-and-Pet Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $280.7 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.

Central Garden-and-Pet Company financials

Revenue TTM $2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.04%
Gross profit TTM $796.6 million
Return on assets TTM 6.15%
Return on equity TTM 12.79%
Profit margin 4.66%
Book value $19.71
Market capitalisation $2.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares

There are currently 441,353 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 11.4% down from 498,152 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)

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 100765.52511416). Central Garden-and-Pet Company's SIR currently stands at 4.38. In other words for every 100,000 Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4380 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 0.0791% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares, roughly 79 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.

Central Garden-and-Pet Company share dividends

We're not expecting Central Garden-and-Pet Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Central Garden-and-Pet Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Central Garden-and-Pet Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.96 up to $62.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CENT.US volatility(beta: 0.64)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.6426. This would suggest that Central Garden-and-Pet Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Central Garden-and-Pet Company overview

Central Garden & Pet Company produces and distributes various products for the lawn and garden, and pet supplies markets in the United States. It provides pet supplies products, including edible chews and treats, dog chew toys, dog play toys, natural dog treats and chews, pet dental chews and solutions, dog training pads, pet containment, grooming supplies, and other accessories; products for birds, small animals, and specialty pets comprising food, cages and habitats, toys, chews, and related accessories; animal and household health and insect control products; live fish and products for fish, reptiles, and other aquarium-based pets, such as aquariums, furniture and lighting fixtures, pumps, filters, water conditioners, food, and supplements; and products for horses and livestock, as well as outdoor cushions and pillows. The company sells its pet supplies products under the Aqueon, Cadet, Comfort Zone, Farnam, Four Paws, Kaytee, K&H Pet Products, Nylabone, and Zilla brands, as well as under Adams, Altosid, Arden Companies, Coralife, C&S Products, Interpet, Pet Select, TFH, and Zodiac other brands. It also offers lawn and garden supplies products that include grass seed; wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses, and other birding accessories; fertilizers; decorative outdoor lifestyle products; live plants; and weed and grass, as well as other herbicides, insecticide, and pesticide products. The company sells its lawn and garden supplies products under the AMDRO, Ironite, Pennington, and Sevin brands, as well as under Bell Nursery, Lilly Miller, and Over-N-Out other brand names. Central Garden & Pet Company was founded in 1955 and is based in Walnut Creek, California. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Central Garden-and-Pet Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 14.11% of Central Garden-and-Pet Company shares are held by insiders and 98.163% by institutions.
How many people work for Central Garden-and-Pet Company?
Latest data suggests 6,300 work at Central Garden-and-Pet Company.
When does the fiscal year end for Central Garden-and-Pet Company?
Central Garden-and-Pet Company's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Central Garden-and-Pet Company based?
Central Garden-and-Pet Company's address is: 1340 Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA, United States, 94597
What is Central Garden-and-Pet Company's ISIN number?
Central Garden-and-Pet Company's international securities identification number is: US1535271068
What is Central Garden-and-Pet Company's CUSIP number?
Central Garden-and-Pet Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 153527106

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