Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Present Performance: Central Garden And Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT)

Present Performance: Central Garden And Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT)

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Central Garden And Pet Company is part of the consumer defensive sector and consumer packaged goods industry. Central Garden and Pet Co is a marketer and producer of branded products and distributor of third-party products in the pet and lawn and garden supplies industries in the United States.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CENT stock showed a previous change of -3.72% with an open at 34.22 and a close of 33.16. It reached an intraday high of 34.90 and a low of 32.79.

SeekingAlpha:  Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT) CEO George Roeth on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $1.9b with 57.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 55.0m shares. Trading volume reached 124,480 shares compared to its average volume of 97,446 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Central Garden And Pet Company shares returned 4.34% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 3.27%. Over three months, it changed -18.22%. In one year it has changed -19.48% and within that year its 52-week high was 45.02 and its 52-week low was 29.81. CENT stock is 11.24% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 39.07 and a 50 day moving average of 33.22. Currently CENT stock is trading -15.13% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT) CEO George Roeth on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.32 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 14.29. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.80. The TTM EPS is 1.92, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.27.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.10
06-30-2018:  0.79
03-31-2018:  0.86
12-31-2017:  0.19

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 41.55, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 20.19%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 37.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.09

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 15.63%, return on assets is 7.72%, profit margin is 5.60%, price-to-sales is 0.90 and price-to-book is 2.01.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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