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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
CENT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 1627 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. CENT: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CENT' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.42
CENT's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CENT: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CENT' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.42
0.09
0.63
Interest Coverage 5.31
CENT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. CENT: 5.31 )
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: 5.31
0.93
5.55
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 3.58
Beneish M-Score: -2.56
WACC vs ROIC
1.52%
9.46%
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 % 7.56
CENT's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
59% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. CENT: 7.56 )
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: 7.56
-19.02
7.8
Net Margin % 3.27
CENT's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
55% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. CENT: 3.27 )
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: 3.27
-15.68
4.09
ROE % 11.23
CENT's ROE % is ranked higher than
60% of the 1577 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.42 vs. CENT: 11.23 )
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: 11.23
-41.58
12.52
ROA % 4.90
CENT's ROA % is ranked higher than
56% of the 1654 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. CENT: 4.90 )
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: 4.9
-18.4
5.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 19.08
CENT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. CENT: 19.08 )
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: 19.08
-51.18
22.81
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 1.40
CENT's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CENT: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CENT' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.5  Med: -0.2 Max: 15.9
Current: 1.4
-31.5
15.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 25.50
CENT's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. CENT: 25.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CENT' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.6  Med: 2.05 Max: 30
Current: 25.5
-19.6
30
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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,
Headquarter Location:USA
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
vs
history
PE Ratio 26.57
CENT's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 1304 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. CENT: 26.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CENT' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.18  Med: 22.09 Max: 762
Current: 26.57
9.18
762
Forward PE Ratio 20.37
CENT's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. CENT: 20.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 26.57
CENT's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
65% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.33 vs. CENT: 26.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CENT' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.18  Med: 22.09 Max: 762
Current: 26.57
9.18
762
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 23.76
CENT's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
56% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. CENT: 23.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CENT' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.06  Med: 12.76 Max: 321.28
Current: 23.76
3.06
321.28
PB Ratio 2.77
CENT's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 1523 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CENT: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CENT' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.02 Max: 3.29
Current: 2.77
0.34
3.29
PS Ratio 0.87
CENT's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CENT: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CENT' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.35 Max: 1.02
Current: 0.87
0.1
1.02
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 25.08
CENT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
59% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.98 vs. CENT: 25.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CENT' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 8.81 Max: 49.16
Current: 25.08
1.85
49.16
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 15.41
CENT's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
60% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. CENT: 15.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CENT' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 6.85 Max: 25.95
Current: 15.41
1.49
25.95
EV-to-EBIT 16.55
CENT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. CENT: 16.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CENT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.3  Med: 12.15 Max: 29.9
Current: 16.55
-4.3
29.9
EV-to-EBITDA 12.41
CENT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
50% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.29 vs. CENT: 12.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CENT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.9  Med: 8.85 Max: 14.5
Current: 12.41
-4.9
14.5
PEG Ratio 3.45
CENT's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CENT: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CENT' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.53 Max: 16.17
Current: 3.45
0.5
16.17
Shiller PE Ratio 268.49
CENT's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 26.35 vs. CENT: 268.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CENT' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.26  Med: 17.14 Max: 425.71
Current: 268.49
5.26
425.71
Current Ratio 3.45
CENT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. CENT: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CENT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.06  Med: 2.72 Max: 3.88
Current: 3.45
1.06
3.88
Quick Ratio 1.70
CENT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1615 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CENT: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CENT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.16 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.7
0.29
1.99
Days Inventory 108.25
CENT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
74% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.77 vs. CENT: 108.25 )
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: 108.25
98.99
114.07
Days Sales Outstanding 65.33
CENT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
74% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 38.63 vs. CENT: 65.33 )
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: 65.33
Current: 65.33
40.14
65.33
Days Payable 38.93
CENT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
57% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 45.51 vs. CENT: 38.93 )
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: 38.93
27.9
43.66

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.30
CENT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. CENT: -1.30 )
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: -87.3  Med: -1.95 Max: 17.6
Current: -1.3
-87.3
17.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 47.26
CENT's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. CENT: 47.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
CENT' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 5.96 Max: 367.67
Current: 47.26
0.36
367.67
Price-to-Tangible-Book 6.11
CENT's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. CENT: 6.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CENT' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.75 Max: 13.99
Current: 6.11
0.27
13.99
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.73
CENT's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CENT: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CENT' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.44 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.73
0.17
1.99
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.48
CENT's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CENT: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CENT' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.63 Max: 2.86
Current: 2.48
0.05
2.86
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.19
CENT's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. CENT: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
CENT' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.56 Max: 4.14
Current: 2.19
0.24
4.14
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.69
CENT's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. CENT: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
CENT' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.03 Max: 7.72
Current: 2.69
0.22
7.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.05
CENT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
56% of the 1653 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.35 vs. CENT: 6.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CENT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48  Med: 7.8 Max: 14.6
Current: 6.05
-48
14.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 14.20
CENT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
69% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. CENT: 14.20 )
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: -2.8  Med: 13.2 Max: 41.3
Current: 14.2
-2.8
41.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,917.38
EPS (TTM) $ 1.21
Beta-0.33
Short Percentage of Float4.78%
52-Week Range $21.12 - 39.33
Shares Outstanding (Mil)51.62

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,966 2,037
EPS ($) 1.39 1.54
EPS without NRI ($) 1.39 1.54
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
10.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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