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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.72
BUFF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BUFF: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BUFF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.72
0.11
0.76
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
BUFF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. BUFF: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BUFF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.75  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.35
-0.75
0.35
Debt-to-Equity 1.32
BUFF's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
84% of the 1241 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. BUFF: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
BUFF' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.48  Med: 1.32 Max: 41.71
Current: 1.32
-4.48
41.71
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.25
BUFF's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. BUFF: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
BUFF' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.25  Med: 2.13 Max: 2.74
Current: 1.25
1.25
2.74
Interest Coverage 27.96
BUFF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 14.17 vs. BUFF: 27.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BUFF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.69  Med: 12.81 Max: 27.96
Current: 27.96
7.69
27.96
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 12.30
Beneish M-Score: -2.35
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 23.78
BUFF's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
93% of the 1532 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BUFF: 23.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BUFF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.7  Med: 22.03 Max: 23.79
Current: 23.78
18.7
23.79
Net Margin % 15.18
BUFF's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1531 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. BUFF: 15.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BUFF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.7  Med: 11.22 Max: 15.18
Current: 15.18
8.7
15.18
ROE % 86.45
BUFF's ROE % is ranked higher than
99% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.05 vs. BUFF: 86.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BUFF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 86.45  Med: 127.14 Max: 167.38
Current: 86.45
86.45
167.38
ROA % 25.75
BUFF's ROA % is ranked higher than
97% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. BUFF: 25.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BUFF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.96  Med: 25.82 Max: 61.41
Current: 25.75
19.96
61.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 96.54
BUFF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
95% of the 1540 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. BUFF: 96.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BUFF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 87.13  Med: 102.74 Max: 192.39
Current: 96.54
87.13
192.39
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 11.40
BUFF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. BUFF: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BUFF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.4  Med: 16.4 Max: 24.8
Current: 11.4
11.4
24.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 19.40
BUFF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BUFF: 19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BUFF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.6  Med: 16.4 Max: 19.4
Current: 19.4
11.6
19.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 23.10
BUFF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 1133 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. BUFF: 23.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BUFF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.9  Med: 17.6 Max: 23.1
Current: 23.1
10.9
23.1
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

BUFF Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Chuck Royce 110,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 725,000 sh (New)
George Soros 128,912 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,687,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 19,167 sh (-3.67%)
PRIMECAP Management 460,900 sh (-15.77%)
Jim Simons 1,746,700 sh (-35.68%)
Pioneer Investments 176,952 sh (-42.40%)
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Q4 2017

BUFF Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Ken Fisher 82,085 sh (New)
John Griffin 3,440,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 178,066 sh (+0.63%)
Chuck Royce 110,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 18,923 sh (-1.27%)
PRIMECAP Management 453,100 sh (-1.69%)
Jim Simons 93,600 sh (-94.64%)
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Q1 2018

BUFF Guru Trades in Q1 2018

George Soros 393,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 320,471 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 316,608 sh (+1573.14%)
Jim Simons 185,700 sh (+98.40%)
Chuck Royce 110,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 426,200 sh (-5.94%)
Pioneer Investments 28 sh (-99.98%)
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Q2 2018

BUFF Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BUFF

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2018-06-30 Sold Out 0.09%$39.84 - $40.01 $ 40.000%0
George Soros 2018-06-30 Sold Out 0.29%$39.84 - $40.01 $ 40.000%0
George Soros 2018-03-31 New Buy0.29%$31.68 - $40.06 $ 40.0011%393,000
Mario Gabelli 2018-03-31 Add 1573.14%0.08%$31.68 - $40.06 $ 40.0011%316,608
Ken Fisher 2018-03-31 Sold Out $31.68 - $40.06 $ 40.0011%0
Ken Fisher 2017-12-31 New Buy$26.39 - $32.79 $ 40.0035%82,085
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Reduce -1.27%$26.39 - $32.79 $ 40.0035%18,923
George Soros 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.11%$26.39 - $32.79 $ 40.0035%0
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Business Description

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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 41.24
BUFF's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.86 vs. BUFF: 41.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BUFF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.78  Med: 38.08 Max: 101.47
Current: 41.24
25.78
101.47
Forward PE Ratio 35.34
BUFF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. BUFF: 35.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 41.24
BUFF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
82% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.93 vs. BUFF: 41.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BUFF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.89  Med: 38.08 Max: 101.47
Current: 41.24
25.89
101.47
PB Ratio 26.14
BUFF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. BUFF: 26.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BUFF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.86  Med: 32.26 Max: 410.21
Current: 26.14
17.86
410.21
PS Ratio 6.24
BUFF's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BUFF: 6.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BUFF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.13  Med: 4.31 Max: 6.24
Current: 6.24
3.13
6.24
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 350.88
BUFF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. BUFF: 350.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BUFF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.95  Med: 62.82 Max: 350.88
Current: 350.88
24.95
350.88
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 41.03
BUFF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
87% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 14.07 vs. BUFF: 41.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BUFF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.25  Med: 35.62 Max: 50.65
Current: 41.03
23.25
50.65
EV-to-EBIT 26.37
BUFF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. BUFF: 26.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BUFF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.2  Med: 22.6 Max: 31.2
Current: 26.37
18.2
31.2
EV-to-EBITDA 25.49
BUFF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
81% of the 1322 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.54 vs. BUFF: 25.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BUFF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.6  Med: 21.7 Max: 29.7
Current: 25.49
17.6
29.7
EV-to-Revenue 6.29
BUFF's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
90% of the 1515 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. BUFF: 6.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
BUFF' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 4.4 Max: 6.3
Current: 6.29
3.3
6.3
PEG Ratio 2.19
BUFF's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. BUFF: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BUFF' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 2.19
Current: 2.19
0
2.19
Current Ratio 3.74
BUFF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. BUFF: 3.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BUFF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.34  Med: 3.74 Max: 4.91
Current: 3.74
3.34
4.91
Quick Ratio 3.17
BUFF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. BUFF: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BUFF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.98  Med: 2.92 Max: 4.19
Current: 3.17
1.98
4.19
Days Inventory 42.47
BUFF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
70% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.84 vs. BUFF: 42.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BUFF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.36  Med: 44.44 Max: 51.84
Current: 42.47
29.36
51.84
Days Sales Outstanding 39.85
BUFF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 41.67 vs. BUFF: 39.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BUFF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.89  Med: 23.68 Max: 39.85
Current: 39.85
18.89
39.85
Days Payable 34.07
BUFF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 1440 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 47.90 vs. BUFF: 34.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BUFF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.85  Med: 20.28 Max: 34.07
Current: 34.07
18.85
34.07

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.40
BUFF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. BUFF: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BUFF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 0 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.4
-0.1
0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 26.14
BUFF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. BUFF: 26.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BUFF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.43  Med: 32.27 Max: 398.09
Current: 26.14
21.43
398.09
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.45
BUFF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. BUFF: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BUFF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.45
Current: 1.45
0.83
1.45
Price-to-Graham-Number 6.92
BUFF's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
96% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. BUFF: 6.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BUFF' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.67  Med: 7.28 Max: 27.12
Current: 6.92
5.67
27.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.79
BUFF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
62% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.16 vs. BUFF: 3.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BUFF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 4.4 Max: 5.5
Current: 3.79
3.2
5.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,274.59
EPS (TTM) $ 0.97
Volatility24.51%
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 ($) 1.13 1.36 1.70
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
17.02%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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