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Central Garden & Pet (CENTA) Competitors

$32.68
-0.16 (-0.49%)
(As of 07/15/2024 ET)

CENTA vs. WDFC, SPB, ODC, PG, CL, KMB, CHD, CLX, CENT, and VSTS

Should you be buying Central Garden & Pet stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Central Garden & Pet include WD-40 (WDFC), Spectrum Brands (SPB), Oil-Dri Co. of America (ODC), Procter & Gamble (PG), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Church & Dwight (CHD), Clorox (CLX), Central Garden & Pet (CENT), and Vestis (VSTS).

Central Garden & Pet vs.

WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) and Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENTA) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, media sentiment, institutional ownership, community ranking and risk.

Central Garden & Pet has higher revenue and earnings than WD-40. Central Garden & Pet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than WD-40, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
WD-40$537.26M6.18$65.99M$5.0948.17
Central Garden & Pet$3.31B0.67$125.64M$2.2314.68

WD-40 received 96 more outperform votes than Central Garden & Pet when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 63.86% of users gave Central Garden & Pet an outperform vote while only 53.26% of users gave WD-40 an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
WD-40Outperform Votes
278
53.26%
Underperform Votes
244
46.74%
Central Garden & PetOutperform Votes
182
63.86%
Underperform Votes
103
36.14%

WD-40 has a beta of -0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Central Garden & Pet has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

91.5% of WD-40 shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.8% of Central Garden & Pet shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of WD-40 shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.3% of Central Garden & Pet shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, WD-40 had 25 more articles in the media than Central Garden & Pet. MarketBeat recorded 30 mentions for WD-40 and 5 mentions for Central Garden & Pet. WD-40's average media sentiment score of 0.88 beat Central Garden & Pet's score of 0.78 indicating that Central Garden & Pet is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
WD-40
10 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
7 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Central Garden & Pet
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

WD-40 presently has a consensus target price of $303.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.58%. Central Garden & Pet has a consensus target price of $41.75, suggesting a potential upside of 27.75%. Given WD-40's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Central Garden & Pet is more favorable than WD-40.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WD-40
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Central Garden & Pet
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
2 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.17

WD-40 has a net margin of 12.07% compared to WD-40's net margin of 4.49%. Central Garden & Pet's return on equity of 32.43% beat WD-40's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WD-4012.07% 32.43% 15.89%
Central Garden & Pet 4.49%11.30%4.81%

Summary

Central Garden & Pet beats WD-40 on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding CENTA and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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CENTA vs. The Competition

MetricCentral Garden & Petnondurable goods IndustryDiscretionary SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$2.20B$1.09B$6.80B$8.54B
Dividend YieldN/A6.36%2.82%4.03%
P/E Ratio14.6838.9215.2516.70
Price / Sales0.670.7227.5480.71
Price / Cash9.6327.9114.3331.31
Price / Book1.511.255.574.68
Net Income$125.64M$66.79M$188.02M$214.77M
7 Day Performance1.33%2.01%2.59%5.74%
1 Month Performance0.34%-2.23%6.30%5.37%
1 Year Performance37.41%29.14%2.28%2.93%

Central Garden & Pet Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
WDFC
WD-40
3.4281 of 5 stars
3.43 / 5 stars
$233.00
+1.9%
$303.00
+30.0%
+9.2%$3.16B$537.26M45.78613Earnings Report
SPB
Spectrum Brands
4.558 of 5 stars
4.56 / 5 stars
$83.49
+0.0%
$98.43
+17.9%
+5.4%$2.34B$2.92B1.693,100Positive News
ODC
Oil-Dri Co. of America
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$63.75
+2.5%
N/A-0.7%$464.74M$413.02M10.73884
PG
Procter & Gamble
4.2873 of 5 stars
4.29 / 5 stars
$167.27
+1.0%
$171.74
+2.7%
+9.7%$394.78B$82.01B27.33106,000Dividend Announcement
CL
Colgate-Palmolive
4.7053 of 5 stars
4.71 / 5 stars
$98.44
+0.7%
$95.33
-3.2%
+27.2%$80.76B$19.46B31.1534,000Positive News
KMB
Kimberly-Clark
4.4282 of 5 stars
4.43 / 5 stars
$141.83
+0.6%
$143.36
+1.1%
+4.4%$47.76B$20.43B26.0741,000Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
CHD
Church & Dwight
4.1371 of 5 stars
4.14 / 5 stars
$104.62
+0.8%
$106.65
+1.9%
+2.4%$25.58B$5.87B33.215,550Short Interest ↑
CLX
Clorox
3.6891 of 5 stars
3.69 / 5 stars
$136.53
+1.3%
$144.67
+6.0%
-13.2%$16.96B$7.39B70.748,700Short Interest ↑
CENT
Central Garden & Pet
3.4318 of 5 stars
3.43 / 5 stars
$38.20
+0.3%
$52.75
+38.1%
+51.2%$2.57B$3.31B17.166,700Short Interest ↑
VSTS
Vestis
4.3144 of 5 stars
4.31 / 5 stars
$12.29
-0.3%
$16.38
+33.3%
N/A$1.62B$2.83B0.0010,500

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This page (NASDAQ:CENTA) was last updated on 7/16/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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