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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.10
CENT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. CENT: 0.10 )
CENT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1

Equity to Asset 0.42
CENT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CENT: 0.42 )
CENT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.42

0.18
0.63
Interest Coverage 0.93
CENT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
58% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.07 vs. CENT: 0.93 )
CENT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 10.11
Current: 0.93

0.6
10.11
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.41
M-Score: -2.97
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.78
CENT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. CENT: 1.78 )
CENT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.02   Max: 8.44
Current: 1.78

-19.02
8.44
Net-margin (%) -0.61
CENT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. CENT: -0.61 )
CENT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -15.68   Max: 4.09
Current: -0.61

-15.68
4.09
ROE (%) -2.03
CENT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. CENT: -2.03 )
CENT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -41.58   Max: 12.52
Current: -2.03

-41.58
12.52
ROA (%) -0.81
CENT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. CENT: -0.81 )
CENT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.4   Max: 5.47
Current: -0.81

-18.4
5.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.27
CENT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.64 vs. CENT: 4.27 )
CENT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -51.69   Max: 28.52
Current: 4.27

-51.69
28.52
Revenue Growth (%) 13.70
CENT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. CENT: 13.70 )
CENT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.5   Max: 15.9
Current: 13.7

-31.5
15.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -10.80
CENT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CENT: -10.80 )
CENT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 27
Current: -10.8

-19.6
27
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CENT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 1,529,062 sh (+9.26%)
Jim Simons 89,556 sh (-47.95%)
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Q1 2014

CENT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 1,529,062 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 42,806 sh (-52.2%)
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Q2 2014

CENT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 1,364,406 sh (-10.77%)
Jim Simons 28,701 sh (-32.95%)
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Q3 2014

CENT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 32,700 sh (+13.93%)
Chuck Royce 1,338,906 sh (-1.87%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/B 0.80
CENT's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. CENT: 0.80 )
CENT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.8

0.34
1.69
P/S 0.20
CENT's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CENT: 0.20 )
CENT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.2

0.1
0.81
PFCF 4.20
CENT's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 101.73 vs. CENT: 4.20 )
CENT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 50.8
Current: 4.2

1.85
50.8
EV-to-EBIT 27.64
CENT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.11 vs. CENT: 27.64 )
CENT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -4.3   Max: 35.4
Current: 27.64

-4.3
35.4
Shiller P/E 15.90
CENT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 58.70 vs. CENT: 15.90 )
CENT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.23   Max: 208
Current: 15.9

3.23
208
Current Ratio 3.78
CENT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CENT: 3.78 )
CENT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 3.78
Current: 3.78

1.13
3.78
Quick Ratio 1.75
CENT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CENT: 1.75 )
CENT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.75

0.33
1.84

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.82
CENT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. CENT: 1.82 )
CENT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 13.93
Current: 1.82

0.27
13.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.30
CENT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. CENT: 0.30 )
CENT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 16.87
Current: 0.3

0.23
16.87
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
CENT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CENT: 0.80 )
CENT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 2.49
Current: 0.8

0.06
2.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.70
CENT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CENT: 3.70 )
CENT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 21
Current: 3.7

2.8
21
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.22
CENT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. CENT: 3.22 )
CENT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 43.2
Current: 3.22

-6.2
43.2

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
Compare:NSRGY, UL, UN, DANOY, GIS » details
Traded in other countries:GP7A.Germany, GP7.Germany
Central Garden & Pet Co was incorporated in Delaware in June 1992. The Company is an innovator, marketer and producer of branded products. It is a supplier in the pet and lawn and garden supplies industries in the United States. The Company's pet supplies products include products for dogs and cats, including edible bones, premium healthy edible and non-edible chews, super premium dog and cat food and treats, leashes, collars, toys, pet carriers, grooming supplies and other accessories; products for birds, small animals and specialty pets, including food, cages and habitats, toys, chews and related accessories; animal and household health and insect control products; products for fish, reptiles and other aquarium-based pets, including aquariums, furniture and lighting fixtures, pumps, filters, water conditioners, food and supplements, and information and knowledge resources; and products for horses and livestock. These products are sold under a number of brand names including Adams, Altosid, Aqueon, Avoderm, BioSpot, Coralife, Farnam, Four Paws, Interpet, Kaytee, Kent Marine, Nylabone, Oceanic Systems, Pet Select, Pre-Strike, Pinnacle, Super Pet, TFH, Zilla and Zodiac. The Company's lawn and garden supplies products include proprietary and non-proprietary grass seed; wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses and other birding accessories; weed, grass, ant and other herbicide, insecticide and pesticide products; and decorative outdoor lifestyle and lighting products including pottery, trellises and other wood products and holiday lighting. These products are sold under a number of brand names including AMDRO, GKI/Bethlehem Lighting, Grant's, Ironite, Lilly Miller, Matthews Four Seasons, New England Pottery, Norcal Pottery, Pennington, Over'n Out, Sevin, Smart Seed and The Rebels. The Company's competitors in product categories are Spectrum Brands and Hartz Mountain. Many of the products that the company manufactures or distributes are subject to local, state, federal and foreign laws and regulations relating to environmental matters.
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Central Garden & Pet Company Reports Operating Results (10-K) Nov 20 2009 
Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT) EVP, CFO & Secretary Stuart W Booth sells 62,417 Shares Aug 27 2009 
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