Blue 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
- Market Cap: $454.39 million
- Outstanding Shares: 24,233,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $17.96
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $17.75
- 52 Week Range: $13.42 - $19.60
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 30.24
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.34
- P/E Growth: 1.08
- Annual Revenue: $964.33 million
- Price / Sales: 0.47
- Book Value: ($4.62) per share
- Price / Book: -4.06
- EBIDTA: $59.52 million
- Net Margins: 2.60%
- Return on Equity: -19.49%
- Return on Assets: 8.39%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -1.32%
- Current Ratio: 1.17%
- Quick Ratio: 0.51%
- 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?
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?
Some companies that are related to Blue Bird Corporation include Douglas Dynamics (PLOW), Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA), Tower International (TOWR), Horizon Global Corporation (HZN), Superior Industries International (SUP), Spartan Motors (SPAR), Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI), China Automotive Systems (CAAS), Strattec Security Corporation (STRT), Power Solutions International (PSIX), SORL Auto Parts (SORL), Fenix Parts (FENX), Bayer Motoren Werk (BAMXY), Continental AG (CTTAY), Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC (FDML) and Fuji Heavy Industries (FUJHY).
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?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ BLBD)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.
One share of Blue Bird Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.75.
Earnings History for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)Earnings History by Quarter for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ BLBD)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|12/12/2017|| || || || || || || || |
|8/3/2017||Q3 2017||$0.58||$0.68||$324.13 million||$332.60 million||View||Listen|
|2/9/2017||Q117||($0.09)||($0.13)||$132.18 million||$136.70 million||View||Listen|
|12/13/2016||Q416||$0.42||$0.49||$292.50 million||$286.41 million||View||N/A|
|5/23/2016||Q2||$0.12||$0.02||$204.03 million||$191.20 million||View||Listen|
|2/9/2016||Q116||($0.01)||($0.16)||$164.25 million||$131.30 million||View||N/A|
|12/15/2015||Q415||$0.38||$0.65||$273.70 million||$308.00 million||View||N/A|
|8/18/2015||Q315||$0.39||$240.30 million||$262.70 million||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.22
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.57
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Dividend History for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 16.70%Insider Trades by Quarter for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.15%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|6/16/2017||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Sell||219,680||$18.00||$3,954,240.00|| |
|6/7/2017||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Sell||5,000||$18.26||$91,300.00|| |
|6/2/2017||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Sell||27,000||$18.01||$486,270.00|| |
|5/16/2017||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Sell||128,369||$18.80||$2,413,337.20|| |
|3/21/2017||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Sell||514,570||$17.00||$8,747,690.00|| |
|3/20/2017||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Sell||464,570||$17.00||$7,897,690.00|| |
|3/9/2017||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Sell||594,421||$17.00||$10,105,157.00|| |
|3/2/2017||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Sell||25,489||$17.04||$434,332.56|| |
|2/15/2017||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Sell||243,409||$17.00||$4,137,953.00|| |
|6/8/2016||Asp Bb Holdings Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||5,000,000||$11.00||$55,000,000.00|| |
|6/3/2016||Stephen Feinberg||Major Shareholder||Sell||7,000,000||$10.10||$70,700,000.00|| |
|3/5/2015||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Buy||61,000||$9.03||$550,830.00|| |
|2/24/2015||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Buy||2,500,000||$10.00||$25,000,000.00|| |
|6/11/2014||Charles B Lowrey II||CFO||Buy||8,000||$0.01||$80.00|| |
|6/11/2014||Kevin M Charlton||COO||Buy||17,000||$0.01||$170.00|| |
Headline Trends for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Latest Headlines for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD)
|BLOM Bank SAL :BLBD-GB: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 7, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - September 7 at 9:53 PM
|Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 13 at 2:20 AM
|Blue 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
|Earnings Review and Free Research Report: Fiat’s Earnings Rocketed 260%|
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 5:47 PM
|Blue Bird Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:BLBD) : August 7, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 7 at 10:07 PM
|Blue Bird Corporation (BLBD) Given a $22.00 Price Target by Roth Capital Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 6:20 PM
|Edited Transcript of BLBD earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 8:30pm GMT|
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 4:11 PM
|Stock Repurchase Plan Declared by Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD) |
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 11:27 AM
|Blue Bird Corporation (BLBD) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.11 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 7:02 PM
|Blue Bird Delivers Strong Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results; Authorizes Capital Stock Repurchase Program|
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 6:03 PM
|Blue Bird tops Street 3Q forecasts|
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 6:03 PM
|Adomani: Electric Buses Are The Way To Go|
seekingalpha.com - July 27 at 5:05 PM
|Blue Bird to Report Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results on August 3, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 5:05 PM
|BLOM Bank SAL :BLBD-GB: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : July 25, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 9:29 PM
|Blue 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
|ADOMANI and Blue Bird Introduce All-New Electric School Bus|
finance.yahoo.com - July 14 at 3:44 AM
|Blue Bird Introduces All-New Electric School Bus Solutions|
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 4:44 PM
|ETFs with exposure to Blue Bird Corp. : July 7, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 9:18 AM
|[$$] Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III Prices $225 Million IPO|
finance.yahoo.com - June 26 at 4:33 PM
|ETFs with exposure to Blue Bird Corp. : June 26, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - June 26 at 4:33 PM
|Blue Bird Corp. :BLBD-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : June 22, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - June 22 at 4:06 PM
|Blue Bird Corporation (BLBD) Director Sells $3,954,240.00 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 20 at 10:26 PM
|Coliseum Capital Management, L Sells 5,000 Shares of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 8 at 10:30 PM
|Blue 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
|Coliseum Capital Management, L Sells 27,000 Shares of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 2 at 10:32 PM
|Blue Bird Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:BLBD) : May 30, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - May 30 at 3:58 PM
|Blue 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
|Post Earnings Coverage as Ferrari's Revenue Zoomed 22%; EPS Rocketed 60%|
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 9:09 AM
|Insider Selling: Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Director Sells 128,369 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 10:24 PM
|Stifel Nicolaus Raises Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Price Target to $22.00|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 11:56 PM
|CFO Awards 2017: Jeffrey Schwaneke, Centene Corp.|
www.bizjournals.com - May 12 at 9:33 PM
|Edited Transcript of BLBD earnings conference call or presentation 11-May-17 8:30pm GMT|
finance.yahoo.com - May 12 at 4:31 PM
|Blue Bird misses 2Q profit forecasts|
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 9:32 PM
|Investor Network: Blue Bird Corporation to Host Earnings Call|
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 4:30 PM
|Blue Bird Delivers Solid Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Performance|
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 4:30 PM
|Blue Bird to Report Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results on May 11, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 4:04 PM
|Blue Bird First to Offer School Buses with Allison Transmission’s FuelSense® 2.0|
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 3:54 PM
|Main Street Capital's Monthly Dividend Projection For June-August 2017|
seekingalpha.com - April 20 at 4:04 PM
|Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Getting Positive News Coverage, Study Finds|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 4:03 PM
|Stifel Nicolaus Reaffirms Buy Rating for Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 7:56 PM
|Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.36|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 2:08 PM
|INTERVIEW-Daseke on the prowl for multiple trucking acquisition targets - CEO|
www.cnbc.com - March 23 at 9:23 PM
|Daseke on the prowl for multiple trucking acquisition targets: CEO|
www.reuters.com - March 23 at 1:41 AM
|Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Director Coliseum Capital Management, L Sells 464,570 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 10:25 PM
|Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (BLBD) Director Coliseum Capital Management, L Sells 514,570 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 7:22 PM
|Ride-hailing regulations in Indonesia|
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 6:19 AM
|BLUE 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
|Daseke trucking company shares debut on Nasdaq after merger with Houston SPAC|
www.bizjournals.com - March 1 at 8:51 AM
|Daseke trucking company shares debut on Nasdaq|
www.bizjournals.com - February 28 at 4:16 PM
|Daseke and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II (HCAC) Close Merger Transaction|
www.streetinsider.com - February 28 at 4:16 PM
Blue Bird Corporation (BLBD) Chart for Sunday, September, 24, 2017