NASDAQ:CENTA - Central Garden & Pet Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$29.94 -0.22 (-0.73 %)
(As of 10/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$29.94
Today's Range$29.80 - $30.66
52-Week Range$28.54 - $41.97
Volume130,874 shs
Average Volume284,894 shs
Market Capitalization$1.57 billion
P/E Ratio19.96
Dividend YieldN/A
Central Garden & Pet Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and distributes products for the lawn and garden, and pet supplies markets in the United States. It operates through two segments, Pet and Garden. The Pet segment supplies products for dogs and cats comprising edible bones, edible and non-edible chews, rawhide, dog and cat food and treats, toys, pet carriers, grooming supplies, and other accessories; and food, cages and habitats, toys, chews, and related accessories for birds, small animals, and specialty pets. It also offers animal and household health, and insect control products; aquariums, furniture and lighting fixtures, pumps, filters, water conditioners, food and supplements, and information and knowledge resources for fish, reptiles, and other aquarium-based pets; and products for horses and livestock. This segment sells its products to independent pet distributors, retail chains, grocery stores, mass merchants, and bookstores under the Adams, Aqueon, Avoderm, Bio Spot Active Care, Cadet, Farnam, Four Paws, Kaytee, K&H Pet Products, Nylabone, Pinnacle, TFH, Zilla, Altosid, Comfort Zone, Coralife, Interpet, Kent Marine, Pet Select, Super Pet, and Zodiac brands. The Garden segment provides grass seeds; wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses, and other birding accessories; weed, grass, and other herbicide, insecticide, and pesticide products; fertilizers; and decorative outdoor lifestyle products, such as pottery, trellises, and other wood products. This segment sells its products to retail chains, independent garden distributors, grocery stores, nurseries, and garden supply retailers under the AMDRO, Ironite, Pennington, Sevin, Lilly Miller, Over-N-Out, Smart Seed, and The Rebels brands. The company is also involved in the distribution of third party pet, and lawn and garden products. Central Garden & Pet Company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Miscellaneous nondurable goods
Sub-IndustryHousehold Products
SectorConsumer Discretionary


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.93
Current Ratio4.42
Quick Ratio2.57


Trailing P/E Ratio19.96
Forward P/E Ratio15.76
P/E Growth1.3

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.05 billion
Price / Sales0.76
Cash Flow$2.3318 per share
Price / Cash12.84
Book Value$12.31 per share
Price / Book2.43


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.50
Net Income$78.82 million
Net Margins5.32%
Return on Equity14.69%
Return on Assets6.37%


Outstanding Shares52,200,000
Market Cap$1.57 billion

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central Garden & Pet's stock symbol?

Central Garden & Pet trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CENTA."

How were Central Garden & Pet's earnings last quarter?

Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENTA) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 1st. The company reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.79. The business earned $657.94 million during the quarter. Central Garden & Pet had a return on equity of 14.69% and a net margin of 5.32%. View Central Garden & Pet's Earnings History.

When is Central Garden & Pet's next earnings date?

Central Garden & Pet is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 27th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Central Garden & Pet.

What price target have analysts set for CENTA?

5 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Central Garden & Pet's stock. Their predictions range from $39.00 to $47.00. On average, they expect Central Garden & Pet's stock price to reach $43.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 45.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Central Garden & Pet.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Central Garden & Pet?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Central Garden & Pet in the last year. There are currently 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Central Garden & Pet.

Who are some of Central Garden & Pet's key competitors?

Who are Central Garden & Pet's key executives?

Central Garden & Pet's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. George C. Roeth, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Nicholas Lahanas, Chief Financial Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. George A. Yuhas, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 66)
  • Ms. Kay M. Schwichtenberg, Exec. VP of Animal & Public Health (Age 66)
  • Mr. John R. Ranelli, Consultant & Director (Age 72)

Who are Central Garden & Pet's major shareholders?

Central Garden & Pet's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Peregrine Capital Management LLC (1.69%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.19%), Strs Ohio (0.16%), Essex Investment Management Co. LLC (0.08%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%).

Which major investors are buying Central Garden & Pet stock?

CENTA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Strs Ohio, Bank of Montreal Can, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Essex Investment Management Co. LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue.

How do I buy shares of Central Garden & Pet?

Shares of CENTA 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 Central Garden & Pet's stock price today?

One share of CENTA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.94.

How big of a company is Central Garden & Pet?

Central Garden & Pet has a market capitalization of $1.57 billion and generates $2.05 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $78.82 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.50 on an earnings per share basis.

What is Central Garden & Pet's official website?

The official website for Central Garden & Pet is

How can I contact Central Garden & Pet?

Central Garden & Pet's mailing address is 1340 TREAT BOULEVARD SUITE 600, WALNUT CREEK CA, 94597. The company can be reached via phone at 925-948-4000.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ CENTA)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  84 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  71 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  155
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Central Garden & Pet and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CENTA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CENTA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/20/2018 by Staff

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