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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.24
CENT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CENT: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CENT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.24
0.02
0.87
Equity to Asset 0.46
CENT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CENT: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CENT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.46
0.4
0.63
Interest Coverage 2.62
CENT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 1406 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.86 vs. CENT: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CENT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.24 Max: 5.55
Current: 2.62
0.93
5.55
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.85
M-Score: -2.86
WACC vs ROIC
1.95%
8.95%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.07
CENT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. CENT: 7.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CENT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.02  Med: 5.39 Max: 7.8
Current: 7.07
-19.02
7.8
Net-margin (%) 2.43
CENT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. CENT: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CENT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.68  Med: 1.84 Max: 4.09
Current: 2.43
-15.68
4.09
ROE (%) 8.42
CENT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1561 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. CENT: 8.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CENT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.58  Med: 5.17 Max: 12.52
Current: 8.42
-41.58
12.52
ROA (%) 3.65
CENT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. CENT: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CENT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.4  Med: 2.29 Max: 5.47
Current: 3.65
-18.4
5.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.86
CENT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1627 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. CENT: 17.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CENT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.18  Med: 16.03 Max: 22.81
Current: 17.86
-51.18
22.81
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.40
CENT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CENT: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CENT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.5  Med: 1.4 Max: 15.9
Current: 1.4
-31.5
15.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 25.50
CENT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. CENT: 25.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CENT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.6  Med: -0.5 Max: 30
Current: 25.5
-19.6
30
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

CENT Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 353,076 sh (+77.00%)
Chuck Royce 662,676 sh (-47.67%)
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Q1 2016

CENT Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Chuck Royce 864,545 sh (+30.46%)
Jim Simons 278,776 sh (-21.04%)
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Q2 2016

CENT Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jeremy Grantham 19,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 438,276 sh (+57.21%)
Chuck Royce 528,525 sh (-38.87%)
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Q3 2016

CENT Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jeremy Grantham 42,000 sh (+112.12%)
Jim Simons 465,976 sh (+6.32%)
Chuck Royce 316,825 sh (-40.05%)
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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods    NAICS: 311111    SIC: 2047
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Traded in other countries:GP7A.Germany,
Central Garden & Pet Co is a marketer and producer of branded products and distributor of third-party products in the pet and lawn and garden supplies industries in the United States.

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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 37.72
CENT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.26 vs. CENT: 37.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CENT' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.3  Med: 20.4 Max: 762
Current: 37.72
6.3
762
Forward P/E 24.27
CENT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.21 vs. CENT: 24.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 37.72
CENT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.84 vs. CENT: 37.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CENT' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.3  Med: 20.4 Max: 762
Current: 37.72
6.3
762
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 16.55
CENT's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
66% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.93 vs. CENT: 16.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CENT' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.06  Med: 12.71 Max: 321.28
Current: 16.55
3.06
321.28
P/B 2.96
CENT's P/B is ranked lower than
72% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. CENT: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CENT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.07
Current: 2.96
0.34
3.07
P/S 0.90
CENT's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. CENT: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CENT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.9
0.1
0.93
PFCF 13.51
CENT's PFCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. CENT: 13.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CENT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 7.34 Max: 48.23
Current: 13.51
1.87
48.23
POCF 11.00
CENT's POCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.13 vs. CENT: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CENT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 6.67 Max: 26.14
Current: 11
1.5
26.14
EV-to-EBIT 15.78
CENT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.09 vs. CENT: 15.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CENT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.3  Med: 12.1 Max: 29.9
Current: 15.78
-4.3
29.9
EV-to-EBITDA 11.65
CENT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.69 vs. CENT: 11.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CENT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.9  Med: 8.8 Max: 13.8
Current: 11.65
-4.9
13.8
PEG 4.96
CENT's PEG is ranked lower than
90% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. CENT: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CENT' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 3.65 Max: 15.67
Current: 4.96
0.19
15.67
Shiller P/E 476.78
CENT's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
97% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 27.61 vs. CENT: 476.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CENT' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.26  Med: 16.91 Max: 491.62
Current: 476.78
5.26
491.62
Current Ratio 3.53
CENT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1587 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. CENT: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CENT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 3.06 Max: 3.88
Current: 3.53
1.38
3.88
Quick Ratio 1.74
CENT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1587 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CENT: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CENT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.45 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.74
0.54
1.99
Days Inventory 106.81
CENT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 1494 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 64.79 vs. CENT: 106.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CENT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 98.99  Med: 105.23 Max: 114.07
Current: 106.81
98.99
114.07
Days Sales Outstanding 40.14
CENT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 1162 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 40.14 vs. CENT: 40.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CENT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.14  Med: 44.97 Max: 55.78
Current: 40.14
40.14
55.78
Days Payable 29.30
CENT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
68% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 43.67 vs. CENT: 29.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CENT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.9  Med: 37.02 Max: 43.66
Current: 29.3
27.9
43.66

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.10
CENT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. CENT: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CENT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.6  Med: -1 Max: 17.6
Current: -1.1
-51.6
17.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 29.78
CENT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. CENT: 29.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CENT' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 23 Max: 309.2
Current: 29.78
1.58
309.2
Price/Tangible Book 7.31
CENT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CENT: 7.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CENT' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 2.08 Max: 8.2
Current: 7.31
0.37
8.2
Price/Projected FCF 1.76
CENT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CENT: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CENT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.46 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.76
0.15
1.82
Price/Median PS Value 2.67
CENT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CENT: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CENT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.72 Max: 2.75
Current: 2.67
0.11
2.75
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.58
CENT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. CENT: 4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CENT' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.65 Max: 4.73
Current: 4.58
0.17
4.73
Price/Graham Number 3.50
CENT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CENT: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CENT' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.24 Max: 3.61
Current: 3.5
0.22
3.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.38
CENT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1585 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CENT: 6.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CENT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 8.2 Max: 14.6
Current: 6.38
3.3
14.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.03
CENT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. CENT: 12.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CENT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.9  Med: 13.15 Max: 43.1
Current: 12.03
-2.9
43.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,802
EPS (TTM) $ 0.89
Beta-0.24
Short Percentage of Float7.52%
52-Week Range $11.67 - 33.59
Shares Outstanding (Mil)51.11

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,894 1,962
EPS ($) 1.33 1.45
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.33 1.45
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Central Garden & Pet Company Reports Operating Results (10-K) Nov 19 2010 
Central Garden & Pet Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 05 2010 
Central Garden & Pet Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 06 2010 
Central Garden & Pet Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 04 2010 
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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