CENT Stock Overview
Central Garden & Pet Company produces and distributes various products for the lawn and garden, and pet supplies markets in the United States.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$43.85|
|52 Week High||US$57.32|
|52 Week Low||US$40.03|
|1 Month Change||-4.40%|
|3 Month Change||-1.39%|
|1 Year Change||-21.67%|
|3 Year Change||62.71%|
|5 Year Change||37.94%|
|Change since IPO||1,494.54%|
Recent News & Updates
|CENT||US Household Products||US Market|
Return vs Industry: CENT underperformed the US Household Products industry which returned 4.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CENT underperformed the US Market which returned -18.4% over the past year.
|CENT Average Weekly Movement||4.4%|
|Household Products Industry Average Movement||5.1%|
|Market Average Movement||8.1%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.2%|
Stable Share Price: CENT is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CENT's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Central Garden & Pet Company produces and distributes various 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 provides dog and cat supplies, such as dog treats and chews, toys, pet beds and grooming products, waste management and training pads, and pet containment; supplies for aquatics, small animals, reptiles, and pet birds, including toys, cages and habitats, bedding, and food and supplements; 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.
Central Garden & Pet Fundamentals Summary
|CENT fundamental statistics|
Is CENT overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|CENT income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$2.37b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 26, 2022
Next Earnings Date
Aug 03, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.76|
|Net Profit Margin||4.48%|
How did CENT perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is CENT undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for CENT?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is CENT's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does CENT's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|CENT PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
ENR Energizer Holdings
REYN Reynolds Consumer Products
CENT Central Garden & Pet
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: CENT is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.9x) compared to the peer average (27.6x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does CENT's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Household Products Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: CENT is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.9x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (21.6x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is CENT's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||15.9x|
|Fair PE Ratio||17.4x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: CENT is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.9x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.4x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of CENT when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: CENT ($43.85) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($77.93)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CENT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CENT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (7.4x)
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How is Central Garden & Pet forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CENT's forecast earnings growth (2.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: CENT's earnings (2.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CENT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CENT's revenue (1.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CENT's revenue (1.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CENT's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.1%).
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How has Central Garden & Pet performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CENT has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CENT's current net profit margins (4.5%) are lower than last year (5.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CENT's earnings have grown by 14.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CENT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CENT had negative earnings growth (-5.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Household Products industry average (-7.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CENT's Return on Equity (11.8%) is considered low.
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How is Central Garden & Pet's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CENT's short term assets ($1.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($570.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: CENT's short term assets ($1.6B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CENT's net debt to equity ratio (87.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CENT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 83.1% to 91.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CENT's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (8.3%).
Interest Coverage: CENT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.6x coverage).
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What is Central Garden & Pet current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CENT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CENT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CENT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CENT's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as CENT has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tim Cofer (52 yo)
Mr. Timothy P. Cofer, also known as Tim, has been the Chief Executive officer of Central Garden & Pet Company since October 2019 and has been its Director since September 28, 2019. He served as the Preside...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Tim's total compensation ($USD3.51M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.47M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Tim's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: CENT's management team is considered experienced (2.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CENT's board of directors are considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Central Garden & Pet Company's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Central Garden & Pet Company
- Ticker: CENT
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1955
- Industry: Household Products
- Sector: Household
- Implied Market Cap: US$2.279b
- Shares outstanding: 55.08m
- Website: https://www.central.com
Number of Employees
- Central Garden & Pet Company
- 1340 Treat Boulevard
- Suite 600
- Walnut Creek
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/26 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/24 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.