About Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Blue Bird Corporation designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells school buses and aftermarket parts in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Buses and Aftermarket Parts. 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
Trailing P/E Ratio35.2238805970149
Forward P/E Ratio14.65
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$990.60 million
Price / Sales0.57
Cash Flow$2.09 per share
Price / Cash11.17
Book Value($4.07) per share
Price / Book-5.72
Net Income$28.80 million
Return on Equity-32.04%
Return on Assets11.70%
Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Blue Bird's stock symbol?
Blue Bird trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BLBD."
How will Blue Bird's stock buyback program work?
Blue Bird declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program on Friday, August 4th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Blue Bird's earnings last quarter?
Blue Bird Co. (NASDAQ:BLBD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 7th. The company reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.14. The company earned $162.55 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $147.65 million. Blue Bird had a net margin of 2.90% and a negative return on equity of 32.04%. View Blue Bird's Earnings History.
When will Blue Bird make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Blue Bird's stock going? Where will Blue Bird's stock price be in 2018?
2 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Blue Bird's shares. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $26.00. On average, they expect Blue Bird's stock price to reach $24.50 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Blue Bird.
Who are some of Blue Bird's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Blue Bird include Standard Motor Products (SMP), Douglas Dynamics (PLOW), Spartan Motors (SPAR), Tower International (TOWR), Pendragon (PDGNF), Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA), Westport Fuel Systems (WPRT), Superior Industries International (SUP), Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI), Horizon Global (HZN), China Automotive Systems (CAAS), Strattec Security (STRT), Sorl Auto Parts (SORL), Power Solutions International (PSIX), Autoweb (AUTO) and Fenix Parts (FENX).
Who are Blue Bird's key executives?
Blue Bird's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Philip Horlock, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 62)
- Mr. Phil Tighe, CFO & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 64)
- Mr. Thomas Arthur Roberts, Chief Admin. Officer (Age 66)
- Mr. Paul Yousif, Gen. Counsel, Corp. Treasurer & Corp. Sec. (Age 43)
- Mr. Mark Terry, Chief Commercial Officer (Age 59)
Has Blue Bird been receiving favorable news coverage?
News headlines about BLBD stock have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.18 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.
How do I buy shares of Blue Bird?
Shares of BLBD can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Blue Bird's stock price today?
One share of BLBD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.30.
How big of a company is Blue Bird?
Blue Bird has a market capitalization of $574.36 million and generates $990.60 million in revenue each year. The company earns $28.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.67 on an earnings per share basis. Blue Bird employs 2,311 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Blue Bird?
Blue Bird's mailing address is 3920 Arkwright Road 2nd Floor, Macon GA, 31210. The company can be reached via phone at 478-822-2801 or via email at jeff.merten[email protected]
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Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Blue Bird (NASDAQ BLBD) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|5/10/2018|| || || || || || || || |
|2/7/2018||Q1 2018||$0.02||($0.12)||$147.65 million||$162.55 million||View||N/A|
|12/6/2017||Q4 2017||$0.52||$0.50||$311.30 million||$312.69 million||View||N/A|
|8/3/2017||Q3 2017||$0.58||$0.68||$324.13 million||$332.60 million||View||Listen|
|5/11/2017||Q2 2017||$0.15||$0.07||$195.47 million||$208.65 million||View||N/A|
|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|
|8/4/2016||Q3 2016||$0.51||($0.13)||$312.55 million||$323.06 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|
|5/19/2015||Q2 2015||($0.52)||$183.02 million||View||N/A|
Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) Earnings Estimates
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.57
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Dividend History for Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Blue Bird (NASDAQ BLBD) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 16.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.18%
Blue Bird (NASDAQ BLBD) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|9/23/2017||Coliseum Capital Management, L||Director||Sell||742,566||$18.65||$13,848,855.90|| |
|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|| |
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Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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