Central Garden & Pet Company

Packaged Foods
Consumer Defensive

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$2.10 billion
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$3.30 billion
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$992.31 million
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Company Profile

Central Garden & Pet Company had its IPO on 1993-07-15 under the ticker symbol CENT.

The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector and Packaged Foods industry. Central Garden & Pet Company has a staff strength of 6,400 employees.

Stock update

Shares of Central Garden & Pet Company opened at $40.58 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-03-30.

The stocks traded within a range of $40.28 - $40.7, and closed at $40.37.

This is a -0.1% slip from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 17,671 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of Central Garden & Pet Company have increased by +2.07%.

Central Garden & Pet Company's Key Ratios

Central Garden & Pet Company has a market cap of $2.10 billion, indicating a price to book ratio of 1.5339 and a price to sales ratio of 0.5729.

In the last 12-months Central Garden & Pet Company’s revenue was $3.30 billion with a gross profit of $992.31 million and an EBITDA of $316.67 million. The EBITDA ratio measures Central Garden & Pet Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, Central Garden & Pet Company’s operating margin was 7.09% while its return on assets stood at 4.61% with a return of equity of 10.55%.

In Q4, Central Garden & Pet Company’s quarterly earnings growth was a positive 1.5% while revenue growth was a negative 5.1%.

Central Garden & Pet Company’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $2.49 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 12.1951 and a PEG multiple of 2.56. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into Central Garden & Pet Company’s profitability.

Central Garden & Pet Company stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 0.9521 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 9.4011. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 0.5729.

Central Garden & Pet Company stock pays annual dividends of $0 per share, indicating a yield of 0% and a payout ratio of 0%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$3.17 billion
Total Liabilities
$423.04 million
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$17.70 million
Dividend Payout Ratio

Central Garden & Pet Company ended 2023 with $3.17 billion in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $3.17 billion while shareholder equity stood at $1.32 billion.

Central Garden & Pet Company ended 2023 with $150.68 million in deferred long-term liabilities, $423.04 million in other current liabilities, 525000.00 in common stock, $740.55 million in retained earnings and $546.44 million in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $87.80 million and cash and short-term investments were $87.80 million. The company’s total short-term debt was $49,649,000 while long-term debt stood at $1.19 billion.

Central Garden & Pet Company’s total current assets stands at $1.51 billion while long-term investments were $0 and short-term investments were $0. Its net receivables were $329.13 million compared to accounts payable of $194.16 million and inventory worth $1.02 billion.

In 2023, Central Garden & Pet Company's operating cash flow was $-17948000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $17.70 million.

Comparatively, Central Garden & Pet Company paid $0 in dividends in 2023.

Other key metrics

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Analyst Target Price

Central Garden & Pet Company stock is currently trading at $40.37 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $46.775 and a 52-week low of $46.775. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $51.75.

Its 50-day moving average was $40.93 and 200-day moving average was $40.67 The short ratio stood at 8.27 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 1396% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 9040.8% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Central Garden & Pet Company

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of Central Garden & Pet Company is CENT

The IPO of Central Garden & Pet Company took place on 1993-07-15

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Central Garden & Pet Company produces and distributes various products for the lawn and garden, and pet supplies markets in the United States. It operates through two segments, Pet and Garden. The Pet segment provides dog and cat supplies, such as dog treats and chews, toys, pet beds and grooming products, waste management and training pads, and pet containment; supplies for aquatics, small animals, reptiles, and pet birds, including toys, cages and habitats, bedding, and food and supplements; animal and household health and insect control products; live fish and products for fish, reptiles, and other aquarium-based pets, such as aquariums, furniture and lighting fixtures, pumps, filters, water conditioners, food, and supplements; and products for equine and livestock, as well as outdoor cushions. This segment sells its products under the Aqueon, Cadet, Comfort Zone, Farnam, Four Paws, Kaytee, K&H Pet Products, Nylabone, and Zilla brands. The Garden segment offers lawn and garden supplies products that include grass seed; vegetable; flower and herb packet seed; wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses, and other birding accessories; fertilizers; decorative outdoor lifestyle products; live plants; and weed and grass, as well as other herbicides, insecticide, and pesticide products. This segment sells its lawn and garden supplies products under the AMDRO, Ferry-Morse, IMAGE, and Sevin brands, as well as under Bell Nursery, Lilly Miller, and Over-N-Out other brand names. Central Garden & Pet Company was founded in 1955 and is based in Walnut Creek, California.


1340 Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA, United States, 94597