Calavo Growers Inc

Food Distribution
Consumer Defensive

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$564.93 million
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$1.14 billion
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$73.85 million
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Company Profile

Calavo Growers Inc had its IPO on 2002-07-22 under the ticker symbol CVGW.

The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector and Food Distribution industry. Calavo Growers Inc has a staff strength of 3,266 employees.

Stock update

Shares of Calavo Growers Inc opened at $31.74 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-06-02.

The stocks traded within a range of $31.54 - $33.55, and closed at $33.48.

This is a +5.15% increase from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 113,377 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of Calavo Growers Inc have slipped by -0.15%.

Calavo Growers Inc's Key Ratios

Calavo Growers Inc has a market cap of $564.93 million, indicating a price to book ratio of 2.7064 and a price to sales ratio of 0.489.

In the last 12-months Calavo Growers Inc’s revenue was $1.14 billion with a gross profit of $73.85 million and an EBITDA of $25.63 million. The EBITDA ratio measures Calavo Growers Inc's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, Calavo Growers Inc’s operating margin was 0.8% while its return on assets stood at 1.33% with a return of equity of -2.38%.

In Q0.33333333333333, Calavo Growers Inc’s quarterly earnings growth was a positive 19.8% while revenue growth was a negative 17.5%.

Calavo Growers Inc’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $-0.29 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 18.3486 and a PEG multiple of 1.66. 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 Calavo Growers Inc’s profitability.

Calavo Growers Inc stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 0.5711 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of -201.8858. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 0.489.

Calavo Growers Inc stock pays annual dividends of $0.575 per share, indicating a yield of 1.18% and a payout ratio of 3.52%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$396.50 million
Total Liabilities
$105.12 million
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$5.19 million
Dividend Payout Ratio

Calavo Growers Inc ended 2023 with $396.50 million in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $396.50 million while shareholder equity stood at $216.78 million.

Calavo Growers Inc ended 2023 with $0 in deferred long-term liabilities, $105.12 million in other current liabilities, 18000.00 in common stock, $42.95 million in retained earnings and $28.65 million in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $1.80 million and cash and short-term investments were $1.80 million. The company’s total short-term debt was $8,688,000 while long-term debt stood at $16.40 million.

Calavo Growers Inc’s total current assets stands at $132.91 million while long-term investments were $3.94 million and short-term investments were $0. Its net receivables were $66.35 million compared to accounts payable of $33.54 million and inventory worth $44.09 million.

In 2023, Calavo Growers Inc's operating cash flow was $-5185000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $5.19 million.

Comparatively, Calavo Growers Inc paid $0.04 in dividends in 2023.

Other key metrics

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Calavo Growers Inc stock is currently trading at $33.48 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $44.9484 and a 52-week low of $44.9484. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $36.

Its 50-day moving average was $30.3 and 200-day moving average was $32.33 The short ratio stood at 6.45 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 343.4% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 8299.9% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Calavo Growers Inc

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of Calavo Growers Inc is CVGW

The IPO of Calavo Growers Inc took place on 2002-07-22

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Calavo Growers, Inc. markets and distributes avocados, prepared avocados, and other perishable foods to retail grocery and foodservice customers, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors, and wholesale customers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Grown and Prepared. The Grown segment distributes tomatoes and papayas; and procures avocados grown in California, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia. The Prepared segment is involved in the distribution of prepared avocado products, salsa, fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, fresh prepared entrees salads, wraps, sandwiches, parfaits, and fresh snacking products, as well as ready-to-heat entrees, other hot bars and various deli items, meals kit components, and salad kits. The company offers its products under the Calavo brands and related logos; and Avo Fresco, Bueno, Calavo Gold, Calavo Salsa Lisa, Salsa Lisa, Celebrate the Taste, El Dorado, Fresh Ripe, Select, Taste of Paradise, The First Name in Avocados, Tico, Mfresh, Maui Fresh International, Triggered Avocados, ProRipeVIP, RIPE NOW!, Renaissance Food Group, Garden Highway Fresh Cut, Garden Highway, and Garden Highway Chef Essentials trademarks. Calavo Growers, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Santa Paula, California.


1141-A Cummings Road, Santa Paula, CA, United States, 93060