Central Garden & Pet Company produces and distributes various products for the lawn and garden, and pet supplies markets in the United States. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with solid track record.
Share Price & News
How has Central Garden & Pet's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CENT is not significantly more volatile than the rest 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.
7 Day Return
US Household Products
1 Year Return
US Household Products
Return vs Industry: CENT exceeded the US Household Products industry which returned 12.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CENT exceeded the US Market which returned 43.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Central Garden & Pet's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Central Garden & Pet Company's (NASDAQ:CENT) Latest Stock Performance A Reflection Of Its Financial Health?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StI Ran A Stock Scan For Earnings Growth And Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) Passed With Ease
2 months ago | Simply Wall StThe Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) Share Price Has Gained 271%, So Why Not Pay It Some Attention?
Is Central Garden & Pet undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CENT ($54.82) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($7.44)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CENT is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CENT is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.3x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (21x).
PE vs Market: CENT is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.3x) compared to the US market (19.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CENT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (86.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CENT is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (6.5x).
How is Central Garden & Pet forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CENT's forecast earnings growth (0.2% per year) is below the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CENT's earnings (0.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CENT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CENT's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CENT's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CENT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Central Garden & Pet performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CENT has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CENT's current net profit margins (5.3%) are higher than last year (3.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CENT's earnings have grown by 18.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CENT's earnings growth over the past year (85.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (18.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CENT earnings growth over the past year (85.3%) exceeded the Household Products industry 28.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CENT's Return on Equity (14%) is considered low.
How is Central Garden & Pet's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CENT's short term assets ($1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($536.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: CENT's short term assets ($1.4B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CENT's debt to equity ratio (84.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CENT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 92.7% to 84.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CENT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24.2%).
Interest Coverage: CENT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5x coverage).
What is Central Garden & Pet current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CENT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CENT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CENT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CENT's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CENT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tim Cofer (51 yo)
Mr. Timothy P. Cofer, also known as Tim, has been the Chief Executive officer of Central Garden & Pet Company since October 2019 and has been its Director since September 28, 2019. He serves as a President...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Tim's total compensation ($USD4.48M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.21M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Tim's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: CENT's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: CENT's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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 company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Central Garden & Pet Company
- Ticker: CENT
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1955
- Industry: Household Products
- Sector: Household
- Market Cap: US$2.884b
- Shares outstanding: 55.64m
- Website: https://www.central.com
Number of Employees
- Central Garden & Pet Company
- 1340 Treat Boulevard
- Suite 600
- Walnut Creek
- United States
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 ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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