Blue Bird Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:BLBD)

About Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)

Blue Bird Corporation logoBlue Bird Corporation designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells school buses and aftermarket parts in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers Type C, Type D, and specialty buses, as well as Sigma, a bus for public transportation. The company sells its products through a network of dealers, as well as directly to fleet operators, the United States government, and state governments. It also distributes aftermarket parts of various makes. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Fort Valley, Georgia.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Auto/Tires/Trucks
  • Industry: Auto Manufacturers - Major
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:BLBD
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.blue-bird.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $454.39 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 24,233,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $17.96
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $17.75
  • 52 Week Range: $13.42 - $19.60
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 30.24
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.34
  • P/E Growth: 1.08
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $964.33 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.47
  • Book Value: ($4.62) per share
  • Price / Book: -4.06
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $59.52 million
  • Net Margins: 2.60%
  • Return on Equity: -19.49%
  • Return on Assets: 8.39%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -1.32%
  • Current Ratio: 1.17%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.51%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 45,570 shs.
  • Beta: 1.76
  • Short Ratio: 18.6
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)

What is Blue Bird Corporation's stock symbol?

Blue Bird Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BLBD."

How will Blue Bird Corporation's stock buyback program work?

Blue Bird Corporation declared that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Friday, August 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 11.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Blue Bird Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $332.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $324.13 million. Blue Bird Corporation had a net margin of 2.60% and a negative return on equity of 19.49%. View Blue Bird Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Blue Bird Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Blue Bird Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, December, 12th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Blue Bird Corporation.

Where is Blue Bird Corporation's stock going? Where will Blue Bird Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

2 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Blue Bird Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $22.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Blue Bird Corporation's stock price to reach $22.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Blue Bird Corporation.

Who are some of Blue Bird Corporation's key competitors?

Who owns Blue Bird Corporation stock?

Blue Bird Corporation's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include William Blair Investment Management LLC (2.03%), Vanguard Group Inc. (1.47%), FMR LLC (1.27%), Eii Capital Management Inc. (1.04%), Engine Capital Management LLC (0.92%) and Blair William & Co. IL (0.92%). Company insiders that own Blue Bird Corporation stock include Asp Bb Holdings Llc, Coliseum Capital Management, L and Stephen Feinberg. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Blue Bird Corporation.

Who sold Blue Bird Corporation stock? Who is selling Blue Bird Corporation stock?

Blue Bird Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Spark Investment Management LLC, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Hodges Capital Management Inc., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Willis Investment Counsel, Cortland Associates Inc. MO and Tudor Investment Corp ET AL. View Insider Buying and Selling for Blue Bird Corporation.

Who bought Blue Bird Corporation stock? Who is buying Blue Bird Corporation stock?

Blue Bird Corporation's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including William Blair Investment Management LLC, Blair William & Co. IL, Olstein Capital Management L.P., Vanguard Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., State Street Corp and Northern Trust Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Blue Bird Corporation.

How do I buy Blue Bird Corporation stock?

Shares of Blue Bird Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Blue Bird Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Blue Bird Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.75.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ BLBD)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  73 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  60 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  133
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Blue Bird Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $22.00 (17.33% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/7/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$22.00MediumView Rating Details
5/12/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$20.00 -> $22.00HighView Rating Details
8/5/2016Craig HallumBoost Price TargetBuy$19.00 -> $23.00N/AView Rating Details
2/11/2016BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetOutperform$14.00 -> $11.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Earnings by Quarter for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Earnings History by Quarter for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ BLBD)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
12/12/2017        
8/3/2017Q3 2017$0.58$0.68$324.13 million$332.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2017Q117($0.09)($0.13)$132.18 million$136.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/13/2016Q416$0.42$0.49$292.50 million$286.41 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/23/2016Q2$0.12$0.02$204.03 million$191.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q116($0.01)($0.16)$164.25 million$131.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/15/2015Q415$0.38$0.65$273.70 million$308.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/18/2015Q315$0.39$240.30 million$262.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.22
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.57
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($0.14)($0.14)($0.14)
Q2 20171$0.13$0.13$0.13
Q3 20172$0.57$0.64$0.61
Q4 20172$0.59$0.65$0.62
Q1 20181$0.05$0.05$0.05
Q2 20181$0.21$0.21$0.21
Q3 20181$0.65$0.65$0.65
Q4 20181$0.66$0.66$0.66
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 16.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.15%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/16/2017Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorSell219,680$18.00$3,954,240.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2017Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorSell5,000$18.26$91,300.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2017Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorSell27,000$18.01$486,270.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2017Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorSell128,369$18.80$2,413,337.20View SEC Filing  
3/21/2017Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorSell514,570$17.00$8,747,690.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2017Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorSell464,570$17.00$7,897,690.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2017Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorSell594,421$17.00$10,105,157.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorSell25,489$17.04$434,332.56View SEC Filing  
2/15/2017Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorSell243,409$17.00$4,137,953.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Asp Bb Holdings LlcMajor ShareholderBuy5,000,000$11.00$55,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Stephen FeinbergMajor ShareholderSell7,000,000$10.10$70,700,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorBuy61,000$9.03$550,830.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorBuy2,500,000$10.00$25,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2014Charles B Lowrey IICFOBuy8,000$0.01$80.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2014Kevin M CharltonCOOBuy17,000$0.01$170.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Latest Headlines for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Source:
DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoBLOM Bank SAL :BLBD-GB: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 7 at 9:53 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 13 at 2:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BLBD-US : August 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 5:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Fiat’s Earnings Rocketed 260%
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 5:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:BLBD) : August 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 7 at 10:07 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Bird Corporation (BLBD) Given a $22.00 Price Target by Roth Capital Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 6:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of BLBD earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 8:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 4:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoStock Repurchase Plan Declared by Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 11:27 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Bird Corporation (BLBD) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.11 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 7:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird Delivers Strong Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results; Authorizes Capital Stock Repurchase Program
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 6:03 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird tops Street 3Q forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 6:03 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAdomani: Electric Buses Are The Way To Go
seekingalpha.com - July 27 at 5:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird to Report Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results on August 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 5:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBLOM Bank SAL :BLBD-GB: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : July 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 9:29 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BLBD-US : July 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 4:25 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoADOMANI and Blue Bird Introduce All-New Electric School Bus
finance.yahoo.com - July 14 at 3:44 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird Introduces All-New Electric School Bus Solutions
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 4:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Blue Bird Corp. : July 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 9:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III Prices $225 Million IPO
finance.yahoo.com - June 26 at 4:33 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Blue Bird Corp. : June 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 26 at 4:33 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird Corp. :BLBD-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : June 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 22 at 4:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Bird Corporation (BLBD) Director Sells $3,954,240.00 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 20 at 10:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoColiseum Capital Management, L Sells 5,000 Shares of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 8 at 10:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BLBD-US : June 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 5 at 12:45 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoColiseum Capital Management, L Sells 27,000 Shares of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 2 at 10:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:BLBD) : May 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 30 at 3:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BLBD-US : May 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 26 at 4:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPost Earnings Coverage as Ferrari's Revenue Zoomed 22%; EPS Rocketed 60%
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 9:09 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Director Sells 128,369 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 10:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoStifel Nicolaus Raises Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Price Target to $22.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 11:56 PM
bizjournals.com logoCFO Awards 2017: Jeffrey Schwaneke, Centene Corp.
www.bizjournals.com - May 12 at 9:33 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of BLBD earnings conference call or presentation 11-May-17 8:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 12 at 4:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird misses 2Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 9:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: Blue Bird Corporation to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 4:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird Delivers Solid Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Performance
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 4:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird to Report Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results on May 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 4:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Bird First to Offer School Buses with Allison Transmission’s FuelSense® 2.0
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 3:54 PM
seekingalpha.com logoMain Street Capital's Monthly Dividend Projection For June-August 2017
seekingalpha.com - April 20 at 4:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Getting Positive News Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 4:03 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoStifel Nicolaus Reaffirms Buy Rating for Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 7:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.36
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 2:08 PM
cnbc.com logoINTERVIEW-Daseke on the prowl for multiple trucking acquisition targets - CEO
www.cnbc.com - March 23 at 9:23 PM
reuters.com logoDaseke on the prowl for multiple trucking acquisition targets: CEO
www.reuters.com - March 23 at 1:41 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Director Coliseum Capital Management, L Sells 464,570 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 10:25 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Director Coliseum Capital Management, L Sells 514,570 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 7:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoRide-hailing regulations in Indonesia
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 6:19 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoBLUE BIRD CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
biz.yahoo.com - March 8 at 4:40 PM
bizjournals.com logoDaseke trucking company shares debut on Nasdaq after merger with Houston SPAC
www.bizjournals.com - March 1 at 8:51 AM
bizjournals.com logoDaseke trucking company shares debut on Nasdaq
www.bizjournals.com - February 28 at 4:16 PM
streetinsider.com logoDaseke and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II (HCAC) Close Merger Transaction
www.streetinsider.com - February 28 at 4:16 PM

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