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Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods    NAICS: 311119    SIC: 2048
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Traded in other countries:B6B.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc is a manufacturer of premium all-natural dog and cat foods across different product types, diet types, breed sizes for dogs, lifestages, flavors, product functions and textures and cuts for wet foods.

Blue Buffalo is a leading manufacturer of premium all-natural dog and cat foods. About 81% of 2016 sales came from dry foods, with the balance from wet foods, treats, and other products. Approximately 96% of sales come from the United States, which should diversify after the company's recent entry into the Japanese and Mexican markets. In 2016, the company derived 63% of its revenue from sales to PetSmart and Petco, with the balance coming from regional pet supply stores, farm and feed shops, digital retailers, and veterinary clinics. In February 2018, General Mills offered to purchase Blue Buffalo for $8 billion.



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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,274.59
EPS (TTM) $ 0.97
52-Week Range $21.51 - 40.15
Shares Outstanding (Mil)197.77

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 1,396 1,555 1,753
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $) 349 395 447
EPS ($) 1.13 1.36 1.70
EPS without NRI ($) 1.13 1.36 1.70
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