Blue Bird Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:BLBD)

$18.25 0.15 (0.83 %)
(As of 12/17/2017 10:33 AM ET)
Previous Close$18.25
Today's Range$18.15 - $18.50
52-Week Range$15.35 - $21.90
Volume145,549 shs
Average Volume48,121 shs
Market Capitalization$437.34 million
P/E Ratio21.99
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.67

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. 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Auto Manufacturers - Major
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorAuto/Tires/Trucks
SymbolNASDAQ:BLBD
CUSIPN/A
Phone478-822-2801

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio-1.45%
Current Ratio1.16%
Quick Ratio0.51%

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio21.99
Forward P/E Ratio12.25
P/E Growth0.82

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$990.60 million
Price / Sales0.44
Cash Flow$2.14 per share
Price / Cash8.53
Book Value($6.13) per share
Price / Book-2.98

Profitability

Trailing EPS$0.61
Net Income$28.80 million
Net Margins2.91%
Return on Equity-24.21%
Return on Assets9.52%

Miscellaneous

Employees2,160
Outstanding Shares23,960,000

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 authorized a stock buyback program on Friday, August 4th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 11.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Blue Bird's earnings last quarter?

Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD) posted its earnings results on Monday, May, 23rd. The company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.12 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $191.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $204.03 million. Blue Bird had a net margin of 2.91% and a negative return on equity of 24.21%. View Blue Bird's Earnings History.

When will Blue Bird make its next earnings announcement?

Blue Bird is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February, 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Blue Bird.

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

2 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Blue Bird's stock. Their predictions range from $22.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Blue Bird's share price to reach $22.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Blue Bird.

Who are some of Blue Bird's key competitors?

Who owns Blue Bird stock?

Blue Bird's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ (7.37%), Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. (1.57%), Willis Investment Counsel (0.51%), Hodges Capital Management Inc. (0.49%), Olstein Capital Management L.P. (0.41%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.37%). Company insiders that own Blue Bird stock include Asp Bb Holdings Llc, Coliseum Capital Management, L and Stephen Feinberg. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Blue Bird.

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

Blue Bird's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hodges Capital Management Inc., GSA Capital Partners LLP, First Trust Advisors LP, Friedberg Investment Management, Cortland Associates Inc. MO and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Blue Bird.

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

Blue Bird's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Tocqueville Asset Management L.P., Emerald Advisers Inc. PA, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Olstein Capital Management L.P., Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd, OxFORD Asset Management LLP, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ and Algert Global LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Blue Bird.

How do I buy Blue Bird stock?

Shares of Blue Bird 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 Blue Bird stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.25.

How big of a company is Blue Bird?

Blue Bird has a market capitalization of $437.34 million and generates $990.60 million in revenue each year. The company earns $28.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.61 on an earnings per share basis. Blue Bird employs 2,160 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Blue Bird?

Blue Bird's mailing address is 402 BLUE BIRD BOULEVARD, FORT VALLEY GA, 31030. The company can be reached via phone at 478-822-2801 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Blue Bird (BLBD)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  104 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  92 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  196
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Blue Bird 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

Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) Analysts' Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: BuyBuyBuyBuy
Consensus Rating Score: 3.003.003.003.00
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Rating(s)
0 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
0 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
0 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
0 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: $22.33$22.33$22.33$19.00
Price Target Upside: 23.39% upside23.39% upside23.39% upside1.81% downside

Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD)

Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice 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 12/17/2015 forward)

Earnings

Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) Earnings History and Estimates Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD)

Blue Bird (NASDAQ BLBD) Earnings History by Quarter

DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/8/2018        
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

Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) Earnings Estimates

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 (NASDAQ:BLBD)


No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Blue Bird (NASDAQ BLBD) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Ownership Percentage: 16.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 95.27%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD)

Blue Bird (NASDAQ BLBD) Insider Trades by Quarter

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/23/2017Coliseum Capital Management, LDirectorSell742,566$18.65$13,848,855.90View SEC Filing  
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

Blue Bird (NASDAQ BLBD) News Headlines

Source:
DateHeadline
ETFs with exposure to Blue Bird Corp. : December 13, 2017ETFs with exposure to Blue Bird Corp. : December 13, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - December 13 at 5:43 PM
Free Post Earnings Research Report: Ferrari’s Net Revenue Grew 6.7%; Adjusted EPS Surged 25%Free Post Earnings Research Report: Ferrari’s Net Revenue Grew 6.7%; Adjusted EPS Surged 25%
finance.yahoo.com - December 13 at 9:29 AM
Blue Bird Corp. :BLBD-US: Earnings Analysis: 2017 By the Numbers : December 12, 2017Blue Bird Corp. :BLBD-US: Earnings Analysis: 2017 By the Numbers : December 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - December 12 at 6:03 PM
Edited Transcript of BLBD earnings conference call or presentation 6-Dec-17 9:30pm GMTEdited Transcript of BLBD earnings conference call or presentation 6-Dec-17 9:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - December 7 at 9:19 AM
Blue Bird (BLBD) Issues  Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.01 EPSBlue Bird (BLBD) Issues Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.01 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 6 at 10:16 PM
Blue Bird Delivers Strong Fiscal 2017 Financial PerformanceBlue Bird Delivers Strong Fiscal 2017 Financial Performance
finance.yahoo.com - December 6 at 5:35 PM
Blue Bird misses 4Q profit forecastsBlue Bird misses 4Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - December 6 at 5:35 PM
Blue Bird All American Electric School Bus Qualifies for California HVIP FundingBlue Bird All American Electric School Bus Qualifies for California HVIP Funding
finance.yahoo.com - December 4 at 5:33 PM
Blue Bird (BLBD) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on WednesdayBlue Bird (BLBD) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 29 at 8:32 PM
Blue Bird to Report Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results on December 6, 2017Blue Bird to Report Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results on December 6, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - November 28 at 5:32 PM
Blue Bird Unveils All-New, Electric-Powered Type C School Bus at NAPT ConferenceBlue Bird Unveils All-New, Electric-Powered Type C School Bus at NAPT Conference
finance.yahoo.com - November 7 at 7:25 PM
New Blue Bird Dealership in VirginiaNew Blue Bird Dealership in Virginia
finance.yahoo.com - October 24 at 6:37 PM
Riding High: Blue Bird Corp.Riding High: Blue Bird Corp.
www.rttnews.com - October 2 at 6:02 PM
Short Interest in Blue Bird Corporation (BLBD) Decreases By 26.1%Short Interest in Blue Bird Corporation (BLBD) Decreases By 26.1%
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 30 at 2:32 AM
Blue Bird Corporation (BLBD) Director Coliseum Capital Management, L Sells 742,566 SharesBlue Bird Corporation (BLBD) Director Coliseum Capital Management, L Sells 742,566 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 26 at 7:24 PM
BLOM Bank SAL :BLBD-GB: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 7, 2017BLOM 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 InterestBlue 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, 2017Blue 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%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, 2017Blue 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 AnalystsBlue 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 GMTEdited 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) 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 EPSBlue 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 ProgramBlue 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 forecastsBlue Bird tops Street 3Q forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 6:03 PM
Adomani: Electric Buses Are The Way To GoAdomani: 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, 2017Blue 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, 2017BLOM 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, 2017Blue 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 BusADOMANI 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 SolutionsBlue 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, 2017ETFs with exposure to Blue Bird Corp. : July 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 9:18 AM
CFO Awards 2017: Jeffrey Schwaneke, Centene Corp.CFO Awards 2017: Jeffrey Schwaneke, Centene Corp.
www.bizjournals.com - May 12 at 9:33 PM
Main Street Capitals Monthly Dividend Projection For June-August 2017Main Street Capital's Monthly Dividend Projection For June-August 2017
seekingalpha.com - April 20 at 4:04 PM
INTERVIEW-Daseke on the prowl for multiple trucking acquisition targets - CEOINTERVIEW-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: CEODaseke on the prowl for multiple trucking acquisition targets: CEO
www.reuters.com - March 23 at 1:41 AM
BLUE BIRD CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security HoldersBLUE 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 SPACDaseke 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 NasdaqDaseke 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 TransactionDaseke and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II (HCAC) Close Merger Transaction
www.streetinsider.com - February 28 at 4:16 PM
Why Shares of Blue Bird Corp. Soared 54% in 2016 and Where Its Going NowWhy Shares of Blue Bird Corp. Soared 54% in 2016 and Where It's Going Now
www.fool.com - February 16 at 4:00 PM
Georgia company wins $4.4M DOE contract to develop electric school busGeorgia company wins $4.4M DOE contract to develop electric school bus
www.bizjournals.com - February 14 at 4:31 PM
Blue Bird Corps (BLBD) CEO Phil Horlock on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call TranscriptBlue Bird Corp's (BLBD) CEO Phil Horlock on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - February 10 at 8:27 PM
Blue Bird reports 1Q lossBlue Bird reports 1Q loss
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 10 at 2:10 AM
Q1 2017 Blue Bird Corp Earnings Release - Before Market OpenQ1 2017 Blue Bird Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open
biz.yahoo.com - February 9 at 4:07 PM
PRO Weekly Digest: Investing In SPACs With Dane Capital ManagementPRO Weekly Digest: Investing In SPACs With Dane Capital Management
seekingalpha.com - January 23 at 8:31 PM
Blue Bird Body Company -- Moodys withdraws Blue Birds ratings following rated debt repaymentBlue Bird Body Company -- Moody's withdraws Blue Bird's ratings following rated debt repayment
www.moodys.com - January 11 at 4:17 PM
Blue Bird Body Company -- Moodys withdraws Blue Birds ratings following rated debt repaymentBlue Bird Body Company -- Moody's withdraws Blue Bird's ratings following rated debt repayment
www.moodys.com - January 11 at 4:17 PM
Driving Better Portfolio Performance With Blue BirdDriving Better Portfolio Performance With Blue Bird
seekingalpha.com - December 21 at 3:35 PM

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