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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
CENTA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. CENTA: 0.07 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.40
CENTA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CENTA: 0.40 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.4

0.18
0.63
Interest Coverage 0.93
CENTA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.52 vs. CENTA: 0.93 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 5.87
Current: 0.93

0.52
5.87
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.20
M-Score: -2.62
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 (%) 2.43
CENTA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. CENTA: 2.43 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.02   Max: 8.44
Current: 2.43

-19.02
8.44
Net-margin (%) -0.12
CENTA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. CENTA: -0.12 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -15.68   Max: 4.09
Current: -0.12

-15.68
4.09
ROE (%) -0.41
CENTA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. CENTA: -0.41 )
CENTA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -52.55   Max: 12.1
Current: -0.41

-52.55
12.1
ROA (%) -0.17
CENTA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. CENTA: -0.17 )
CENTA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.23   Max: 5.73
Current: -0.17

-21.23
5.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.21
CENTA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.01 vs. CENTA: 6.21 )
CENTA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -53.97   Max: 24.72
Current: 6.21

-53.97
24.72
Revenue Growth (%) 13.70
CENTA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CENTA: 13.70 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.5   Max: 15.9
Current: 13.7

-31.5
15.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -10.80
CENTA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CENTA: -10.80 )
CENTA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 29.9
Current: -10.8

-19.6
29.9
» CENTA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CENTA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 481,681 sh (+73%)
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Q2 2013

CENTA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 367,400 sh (-23.73%)
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Q3 2013

CENTA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 294,900 sh (-19.73%)
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Q4 2013

CENTA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 80,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 175,385 sh (-40.53%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CENTA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$9.61 - $12.37 $ 8.09-28%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$10.37 - $12.99 $ 8.09-28%38414
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.08%$9.03 - $10.95 $ 8.09-18%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 55.14%0.03%$8.91 - $10.39 $ 8.09-15%27340
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 665.90
CENTA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. CENTA: 665.90 )
CENTA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.93   Max: 704.17
Current: 665.9

4.93
704.17
P/B 0.90
CENTA's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CENTA: 0.90 )
CENTA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.9

0.34
1.69
P/S 0.24
CENTA's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CENTA: 0.24 )
CENTA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.24

0.1
0.81
PFCF 53.30
CENTA's PFCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. CENTA: 53.30 )
CENTA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 56.33
Current: 53.3

1.85
56.33
EV-to-EBIT 17.90
CENTA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 1237 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.33 vs. CENTA: 17.90 )
CENTA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 35.4
Current: 17.9

4.7
35.4
Shiller P/E 17.30
CENTA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. CENTA: 17.30 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.23   Max: 260
Current: 17.3

3.23
260

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.30
CENTA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 1215 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CENTA: 2.30 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 13.93
Current: 2.3

0.27
13.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.30
CENTA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CENTA: 0.30 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.72
Current: 0.3

0.17
2.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
CENTA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CENTA: 0.80 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 2.41
Current: 0.8

0.06
2.41
Price/Graham Number 4.40
CENTA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
70% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CENTA: 4.40 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 3.75
Current: 4.4

0.19
3.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
CENTA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CENTA: 5.60 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 21.2
Current: 5.6

2.8
21.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.59
CENTA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. CENTA: 15.59 )
CENTA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 47.6
Current: 15.59

-1.7
47.6

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 Company 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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