Blue Buffalo Pet Products Company Profile (NASDAQ:BUFF)

About Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)

Blue Buffalo Pet Products logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BBPP) is a holding company. The Company operates as a pet food company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, develops, produces, markets and sells pet food under product lines, including BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom and BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet lines. Its product lines of pet food include various product types for dogs and cats. The Company categorizes its products as dry foods, and wet foods, treats and other products. It has a product portfolio across various product types, including diet types, breed sizes for dogs, life stages, flavors, product functions, and textures and cuts for wet foods. BLUE Wilderness is a high-meat, high-protein and grain-free ancestral feeding line. BLUE Basics is a line of limited ingredient diet products for pets with food sensitivities. BLUE Freedom is a grain-free line. BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet is a line of Therapeutic diets for pets, offered through veterinarians.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Pet Food Manufacturing
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:BUFF
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.bluebuffalo.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $4.85 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 197,123,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $22.78
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $23.68
  • 52 Week Range: $21.51 - $26.72
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 34.65
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.43
  • P/E Growth: 2.16
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.18 billion
  • Price / Sales: 4.11
  • Book Value: $1.21 per share
  • Price / Book: 20.33
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $280.74 million
  • Net Margins: 12.13%
  • Return on Equity: 98.02%
  • Return on Assets: 24.56%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.64%
  • Current Ratio: 5.05%
  • Quick Ratio: 4.25%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 1.62 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.95
  • Short Ratio: 6.7
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)

What is Blue Buffalo Pet Products' stock symbol?

Blue Buffalo Pet Products trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BUFF."

How will Blue Buffalo Pet Products' stock buyback program work?

Blue Buffalo Pet Products declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, August 9th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 1.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Blue Buffalo Pet Products' earnings last quarter?

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 8th. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.21. The firm had revenue of $294.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $301.88 million. Blue Buffalo Pet Products had a return on equity of 98.02% and a net margin of 12.13%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.19 EPS. View Blue Buffalo Pet Products' Earnings History.

What guidance has Blue Buffalo Pet Products issued on next quarter's earnings?

Blue Buffalo Pet Products issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.91-$0.94 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.92. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.24-$1.27 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.24 billion.

Where is Blue Buffalo Pet Products' stock going? Where will Blue Buffalo Pet Products' stock price be in 2017?

10 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Blue Buffalo Pet Products' stock. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $30.00. On average, they anticipate Blue Buffalo Pet Products' stock price to reach $27.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Blue Buffalo Pet Products.

Who are some of Blue Buffalo Pet Products' key competitors?

Who are Blue Buffalo Pet Products' key executives?

Blue Buffalo Pet Products' management team includes the folowing people:

  • William Bishop, Chairman of the Board
  • William Bishop Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Michael Nathenson, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer
  • Philippe J. Amouyal, Director
  • Evren Bilimer, Director
  • Raymond Debbane, Director
  • Aflalo Guimaraes, Director
  • Michael A. Eck, Independent Director

When did Blue Buffalo Pet Products IPO?

(BUFF) raised $502 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Wednesday, July 22nd 2015. The company issued 29,500,000 shares at $16.00-$18.00 per share. J.P. Morgan and Citigroup served as the underwriters for the IPO and Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Securities and LOYAL3 Securities, Inc. were co-managers.

Who owns Blue Buffalo Pet Products stock?

Blue Buffalo Pet Products' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Artal Group S.A. (44.44%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.59%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.66%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (2.41%), FMR LLC (1.69%) and Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (1.63%). Company insiders that own Blue Buffalo Pet Products stock include Kurt Schmidt and LP Invus. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Blue Buffalo Pet Products.

Who sold Blue Buffalo Pet Products stock? Who is selling Blue Buffalo Pet Products stock?

Blue Buffalo Pet Products' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Eaton Vance Management, First Trust Advisors LP, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Ameriprise Financial Inc., Prudential Financial Inc. and Voya Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Blue Buffalo Pet Products stock in the last year include Kurt Schmidt and LP Invus. View Insider Buying and Selling for Blue Buffalo Pet Products.

Who bought Blue Buffalo Pet Products stock? Who is buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products stock?

Blue Buffalo Pet Products' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Harris Associates L P, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Marathon Asset Management LLP, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Renaissance Technologies LLC and PDT Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Blue Buffalo Pet Products.

How do I buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products stock?

Shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products 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 Buffalo Pet Products' stock price today?

One share of Blue Buffalo Pet Products stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.60.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ BUFF)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  138 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  106 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  244
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Blue Buffalo Pet Products 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 Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.70)
Consensus Price Target: $27.00 (9.76% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/11/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingBuy$27.00LowView Rating Details
8/10/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$29.00 -> $25.00LowView Rating Details
8/9/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetOverweight$25.00 -> $26.00HighView Rating Details
8/7/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingBuy$32.00 -> $30.00LowView Rating Details
7/24/2017Robert W. BairdInitiated CoverageNeutral$23.00LowView Rating Details
6/28/2017Imperial CapitalInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$30.00HighView Rating Details
6/21/2017Off Wall StreetInitiated CoverageSellHighView Rating Details
4/18/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeBuy -> Top PickHighView Rating Details
3/17/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$26.00HighView Rating Details
11/7/2016DA DavidsonReiterated RatingBuy$29.00N/AView Rating Details
8/11/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$28.00 -> $30.00N/AView Rating Details
8/10/2016WedbushReiterated RatingNeutral$24.00 -> $25.00N/AView Rating Details
6/30/2016StephensReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
9/15/2015Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/17/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
Earnings by Quarter for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
Earnings History by Quarter for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ BUFF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/8/2017Q2 2017$0.21$0.21$301.88 million$294.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2017Q1 2017$0.22$0.23$300.27 million$302.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2017Q4 2016$0.18$0.18$293.53 million$295.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/10/2016Q3 2016$0.20$0.22$290.29 million$288.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/10/2016Q216$0.17$0.19$281.90 million$286.85 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/10/2016Q1$0.18$0.19$274.63 million$279.84 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/8/2016Q4$0.14$0.16$259.20 million$265.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2015Q315$0.14$0.17$258.60 million$259.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/13/2015Q215$0.13$218.70 million$254.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.89
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.05
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.21$0.23$0.22
Q2 20174$0.21$0.22$0.22
Q3 20174$0.23$0.24$0.24
Q4 20174$0.21$0.24$0.22
Q1 20182$0.25$0.25$0.25
Q2 20182$0.25$0.25$0.25
Q3 20182$0.27$0.28$0.28
Q4 20182$0.26$0.29$0.28
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 7.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 87.11%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/16/2016Kurt SchmidtCEOSell50,000$24.83$1,241,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2016L.P. InvusDirectorSell12,512,124$24.83$310,676,038.92View SEC Filing  
7/5/2016Kurt SchmidtCEOSell150,000$21.29$3,193,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/5/2016L.P. InvusDirectorSell15,014,548$21.29$319,659,726.92View SEC Filing  
7/27/2015Christopher T BishopMajor ShareholderSell402,577$20.00$8,051,540.00View SEC Filing  
7/27/2015Kurt SchmidtCEOSell239,094$20.00$4,781,880.00View SEC Filing  
7/27/2015L.P. InvusDirectorSell28,464,603$20.00$569,292,060.00View SEC Filing  
7/27/2015Michael NathensonCFOSell63,758$20.00$1,275,160.00View SEC Filing  
7/27/2015William W Bishop JrCOOSell548,536$20.00$10,970,720.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
Latest Headlines for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. :BUFF-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 17, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 17 at 6:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Upgraded by TheStreet to B-
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 12:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products' (BUFF) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 11 at 9:42 PM
prnewswire.com logoPre-Market Technical Pulse on Food Stocks -- Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Kraft Heinz, Pilgrim's Pride, and Lamb Weston - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - August 11 at 5:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) Reduced by Imperial Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 11 at 9:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BUFF-US : August 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 11:00 PM
nasdaq.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet (BUFF) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 6.6% - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 10 at 5:57 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 10 at 4:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) Expected to Earn Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.24 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 10 at 12:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoOppenheimer Holdings, Inc. Reaffirms Outperform Rating for Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 10 at 11:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Meets Estimates
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 9 at 10:48 PM
bizjournals.com logoTarget continues online retail partnership trend with BarkBox company agreement - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
www.bizjournals.com - August 9 at 4:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of BUFF earnings conference call or presentation 8-Aug-17 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 4:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ4 2017 Earnings Estimate for Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. Issued By Oppenheimer Holdings (NASDAQ:BUFF)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 9 at 11:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoShare Repurchase Plan Announced by Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Board
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 9 at 11:04 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Buffalo meets 2Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 9:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 8 at 5:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Buffalo Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 4:31 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$302.48 Million in Sales Expected for Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 5 at 7:09 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 6:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Will Post Earnings of $0.21 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 2:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 1 at 7:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Buffalo to Support the National FFA Organization in Partnership with Tractor Supply Co.
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 4:51 PM
benzinga.com logoBenzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For July 25, 2017 - Benzinga
www.benzinga.com - July 25 at 4:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Now Covered by Analysts at Robert W. Baird
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 24 at 4:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo10 High-Quality Stocks That Play Defense
finance.yahoo.com - July 19 at 6:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) & Freshpet (FRPT)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 19 at 12:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$302.48 Million in Sales Expected for Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 14 at 3:19 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.21 Earnings Per Share Expected for Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 12 at 8:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) to Strong Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 11 at 7:14 PM
nasdaq.com logoBlue Buffalo Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference ... - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - July 11 at 5:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Buffalo Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 5:49 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 10 at 6:23 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Imperial Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 2 at 8:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) Receives Overweight Rating from J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 2 at 6:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalysts Set Expectations for Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (BUFF)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 30 at 8:06 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFreshpet (FRPT) & Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Head-To-Head Survey
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 8:08 AM
nasdaq.com logoInitiating Research Reports on Food Equities -- Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Kraft Heinz, Pilgrim's Pride, and Lamb Weston
www.nasdaq.com - June 28 at 4:49 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead to Head Review: Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) vs. Freshpet (FRPT)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 26 at 12:10 AM
nasdaq.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products is Now Oversold (BUFF)
www.nasdaq.com - June 22 at 11:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoOff Wall Street Begins Coverage on Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 21 at 11:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:BUFF) : June 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 19 at 9:19 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $303.09 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 10:00 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BUFF-US : June 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 16 at 4:49 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) to Announce $0.21 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 16 at 8:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. : June 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 15 at 5:54 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 13 at 6:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Short Interest Down 12.1% in May
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 12 at 7:18 AM
nasdaq.com logoBlue Buffalo Pet Products Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for BUFF
www.nasdaq.com - June 8 at 5:01 PM
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