About Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF)
Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc., through its subsidiary, Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., operates as a pet food company in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico. It develops, produces, markets, and sells dog and cat food under the BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom, and BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet lines. The company sells its products to retail partners and distributors in specialty channels, including national pet superstore chains, regional pet store chains, neighborhood pet stores, farm and feed stores, e-commerce retailers, military outlets, hardware stores, and veterinary clinics and hospitals. Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Food & kindred products
Trailing P/E Ratio42.11
Forward P/E Ratio33.90
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.27 billion
Price / Sales6.14
Cash Flow$1.0256 per share
Price / Cash39.00
Book Value$1.53 per share
Price / Book26.14
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.95
Net Income$193.52 million
Return on Equity77.83%
Return on Assets24.37%
Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) Frequently Asked Questions
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 has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, August 9th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 1.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Blue Buffalo Pet Products' earnings last quarter?
Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) issued its earnings results on Friday, February, 23rd. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $336.96 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $320.58 million. Blue Buffalo Pet Products had a return on equity of 77.83% and a net margin of 15.18%. Blue Buffalo Pet Products's quarterly revenue was up 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.18 EPS. View Blue Buffalo Pet Products' Earnings History.
When is Blue Buffalo Pet Products' next earnings date?
What guidance has Blue Buffalo Pet Products issued on next quarter's earnings?
Blue Buffalo Pet Products updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, February, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.20-1.24 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.08. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.4-1.43 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.39 billion.
What price target have analysts set for BUFF?
14 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Blue Buffalo Pet Products' shares. Their forecasts range from $29.00 to $41.00. On average, they anticipate Blue Buffalo Pet Products' share price to reach $34.6364 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Blue Buffalo Pet Products.
Are investors shorting Blue Buffalo Pet Products?
Blue Buffalo Pet Products saw a decrease in short interest in March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 5,389,192 shares, a decrease of 20.0% from the February 28th total of 6,738,634 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,196,743 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days. Currently, 3.0% of the company's shares are short sold.
Who are some of Blue Buffalo Pet Products' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Blue Buffalo Pet Products include Conagra Brands (CAG), Campbell Soup (CPB), Pinnacle Foods (PF), Flowers Foods (FLO), Tate & Lyle (TATYY), Hain Celestial Group (HAIN), Nomad Foods (NOMD), B&G Foods (BGS), Simply Good Foods (SMPL), Amira Nature Foods (ANFI), TDH (PETZ), Health Enhancement Products (ZIVO) and Nutrastar International (NUIN).
Who are Blue Buffalo Pet Products' key executives?
Blue Buffalo Pet Products' management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. William Bishop Sr., Founder & Chairman (Age 79)
- Mr. William W. Bishop Jr., CEO, Pres & Director (Age 48)
- Mr. Michael Nathenson, Exec. VP, CFO, Treasurer & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 54)
- Mr. Lawrence Miller, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel and Sec.
- Phil Cheevers, VP of Communications
When did Blue Buffalo Pet Products IPO?
(BUFF) raised $502 million in an IPO on Wednesday, July 22nd 2015. The company issued 29,500,000 shares at a price of $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.
Has Blue Buffalo Pet Products been receiving favorable news coverage?
News articles about BUFF stock have trended positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blue Buffalo Pet Products earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.62 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.
How do I buy shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products?
Shares of BUFF 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 Buffalo Pet Products' stock price today?
One share of BUFF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $40.00.
How big of a company is Blue Buffalo Pet Products?
Blue Buffalo Pet Products has a market capitalization of $7.91 billion and generates $1.27 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $193.52 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.95 on an earnings per share basis.
How can I contact Blue Buffalo Pet Products?
Blue Buffalo Pet Products' mailing address is 11 RIVER ROAD, WILTON CT, 06897. The company can be reached via phone at 203-762-9751 or via email at [email protected]
MarketBeat Community Rating for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF)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 BUFF will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BUFF will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
14 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Blue Buffalo Pet Products in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $34.6364, suggesting that the stock has a possible downside of 13.41%. The high price target for BUFF is $41.00 and the low price target for BUFF is $29.00. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Hold."
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Buy|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.21||2.21||2.43||2.58|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||2 Sell Rating(s)|
7 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
7 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
6 Hold Rating(s)
7 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
1 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$34.6364||$34.6364||$32.1667||$29.20|
|Price Target Upside: ||13.41% downside||13.30% downside||3.14% downside||4.62% upside|
Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) Consensus Price Target History
Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 4/27/2016 forward)
Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ BUFF) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 7.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 94.55%
Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ BUFF) Insider Trading History
(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|
|4/19/2018||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,200||$39.98||$847,576.00||578,770|| |
|4/3/2018||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,200||$39.87||$845,244.00||585,130|| |
|3/22/2018||William W Bishop Jr||CEO||Sell||3,180||$39.88||$126,818.40||591,490|| |
|3/7/2018||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,200||$39.87||$845,244.00||597,850|| |
|2/13/2018||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,200||$33.08||$701,296.00||604,210|| |
|2/6/2018||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,200||$32.63||$691,756.00|| |
|1/25/2018||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,200||$33.17||$703,204.00||616,930|| |
|1/9/2018||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,200||$33.24||$704,688.00||623,290|| |
|1/2/2018||Michael Nathenson||CFO||Sell||62,708||$32.72||$2,051,805.76|| |
|12/28/2017||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,200||$32.43||$687,516.00||629,650|| |
|12/27/2017||William W Bishop Jr||CEO||Sell||3,180||$32.41||$103,063.80||629,650|| |
|12/13/2017||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,200||$32.25||$683,700.00||636,010|| |
|11/30/2017||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,200||$30.70||$650,840.00|| |
|11/14/2017||William W Bishop Jr||CEO||Sell||3,180||$28.02||$89,103.60||648,730|| |
|10/24/2017||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,200||$28.58||$605,896.00||655,090|| |
|10/13/2017||William W Bishop Jr||Insider||Sell||21,655||$28.78||$623,230.90|| |
|9/5/2017||Michael Nathenson||CFO||Sell||37,072||$25.58||$948,301.76||37,072|| |
|8/28/2017||Michael Nathenson||CFO||Sell||50,000||$25.77||$1,288,500.00||50,000|| |
|8/21/2017||Michael Nathenson||CFO||Sell||50,000||$25.00||$1,250,000.00||50,000|| |
|8/17/2017||Michael Nathenson||CFO||Sell||50,000||$25.00||$1,250,000.00||50,000|| |
|9/16/2016||Kurt Schmidt||CEO||Sell||50,000||$24.83||$1,241,500.00||103,571|| |
|9/16/2016||L.P. Invus||Director||Sell||12,512,124||$24.83||$310,676,038.92|| |
|7/5/2016||Kurt Schmidt||CEO||Sell||150,000||$21.29||$3,193,500.00||203,571|| |
|7/5/2016||L.P. Invus||Director||Sell||15,014,548||$21.29||$319,659,726.92|| |
|7/27/2015||Christopher T Bishop||Major Shareholder||Sell||402,577||$20.00||$8,051,540.00|| |
|7/27/2015||Kurt Schmidt||CEO||Sell||239,094||$20.00||$4,781,880.00|| |
|7/27/2015||L.P. Invus||Director||Sell||28,464,603||$20.00||$569,292,060.00|| |
|7/27/2015||Michael Nathenson||CFO||Sell||63,758||$20.00||$1,275,160.00|| |
|7/27/2015||William W Bishop Jr||COO||Sell||548,536||$20.00||$10,970,720.00|| |
Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ BUFF) News Headlines
|Form S-8 POS Blue Buffalo Pet Product|
www.streetinsider.com - April 25 at 8:06 AM
|Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Caseys General Stores, EQT Midstream Partners, LP, Intellia Therapeutics, Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Life Storage, and Thor Industries — Fundamental Analysis, Key Performance Indications|
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 8:06 AM
|US Pet Market Outlook, 2018-2019 & 2018-2022|
globenewswire.com - April 24 at 8:08 AM
|General Mills Shares Are in the Bargain Aisle|
www.barrons.com - April 21 at 5:24 PM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Insider William W. Bishop, Jr. Sells 21,200 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 7:22 PM
|BidaskClub Lowers Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) to Strong Sell|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 1:56 PM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Downgraded by BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 11:10 AM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Upgraded to "Sell" at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 8:40 PM
|Analyzing Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) & Amira Nature Foods (ANFI)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 11:15 AM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Cut to "Strong Sell" at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 12:04 AM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products' (BUFF) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Susquehanna Bancshares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 12:58 AM
|$341.95 Million in Sales Expected for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 5:19 AM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) PT Raised to $26.00 at JPMorgan Chase|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 8:26 PM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 3:29 PM
|Head to Head Review: Tate & Lyle (TATYY) vs. Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 11:15 AM
|$0.29 Earnings Per Share Expected for Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 3:12 AM
|Free Research Report as Blue Buffalo’s Quarterly Sales Jumped 14.2%; Adjusted EPS Surged 51.4%|
finance.yahoo.com - April 9 at 8:06 AM
|1 Big Danger General Mills Shareholders Should Be Worried About|
finance.yahoo.com - April 8 at 9:18 AM
|Fake Meat Might Feed Your Dog and Save the Planet|
www.bloomberg.com - April 7 at 4:42 PM
|General Mills Stock May Be Ingrained With Upside|
finance.yahoo.com - April 6 at 5:52 PM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Downgraded to "Buy" at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 11:33 AM
|[$$] Smucker’s Bite-Sized Pet-Food Deal Goes Down Easy|
finance.yahoo.com - April 6 at 8:11 AM
|[$$] Smucker's Bite-Sized Pet-Food Deal Goes Down Easy|
finance.yahoo.com - April 5 at 5:28 PM
|Traders Buy Large Volume of Blue Buffalo Pet Products Call Options (BUFF)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 6:52 AM
|BRIEF-General Mills Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of Senior Unsecured Notes In Connection With Pending Acquisition Of Blue Buffalo Pet Products|
www.reuters.com - April 4 at 8:07 AM
|General Mills Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of Senior Unsecured Notes In Connection With Pending Acquisition Of Blue Buffalo Pet Products|
www.prnewswire.com - April 3 at 9:51 PM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Upgraded by ValuEngine to Buy|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 3 at 6:28 PM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ:BUFF): Will The Growth Last?|
finance.yahoo.com - March 31 at 8:07 AM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) vs. Its Rivals Head-To-Head Review|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 5:24 PM
|Consumer Defensive: Looking to M&A, Online Sales for Growth|
finance.yahoo.com - March 29 at 8:08 AM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Short Interest Down 20.0% in March|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 3:32 AM
|General Mills Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock in Connection with Pending Acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products|
www.prnewswire.com - March 27 at 6:19 PM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 5:10 PM
|General Mills raising $1B in equity for Blue Buffalo purchase|
seekingalpha.com - March 26 at 5:31 PM
|Can Blue Buffalo Pet (BUFF) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions?|
finance.yahoo.com - March 26 at 5:31 PM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) CEO Sells $126,818.40 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 4:10 PM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) Downgraded by Wells Fargo to Market Perform|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 10:39 PM
|Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) to Post $0.29 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 3:21 AM
|Is Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ:BUFF) Undervalued?|
finance.yahoo.com - March 23 at 8:07 AM
|Sales of Pet Food Growing Faster Than Packaged Human Food ... - Fortune|
fortune.com - March 22 at 8:10 AM
|Lifshitz & Miller LLP Announces Investigation of Allstate Corporation, Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc., Express ... - PR Newswire (press release)|
www.prnewswire.com - March 21 at 8:22 AM
|General Mills Earnings: Expect a Miss but That's Not the Biggest Reason to Worry|
finance.yahoo.com - March 19 at 5:28 PM
|General Mills Receives Antitrust Clearance for Blue Buffalo Acquisition|
finance.yahoo.com - March 19 at 5:28 PM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) versus The Competition Head to Head Survey|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 19 at 3:34 PM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (BUFF) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 17 at 3:20 PM
|3 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week | InvestorPlace - Investorplace.com|
investorplace.com - March 17 at 8:10 AM
|Nestle Sees Demand for Premium Pet Food Driving Purina Growth ... - Bloomberg|
www.bloomberg.com - March 17 at 8:10 AM
|Intrinsic Calculation For Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ:BUFF) Shows Investors Are Overpaying|
finance.yahoo.com - March 14 at 7:22 PM
|RPT-DEALTALK-Pampered pets set Wall Street on the prowl for deals - Reuters|
www.reuters.com - March 13 at 8:08 AM
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (BUFF) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 12 at 1:24 AM
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Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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