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Last $12.18 USD
Change Today +0.13 / 1.08%
Volume 97.7K
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central garden & pet co (CENT) Snapshot

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$11.98
Previous Close
$12.05
Day High
$12.36
Day Low
$11.94
52 Week High
08/28/15 - $12.36
52 Week Low
10/15/14 - $6.50
Market Cap
621.1M
Average Volume 10 Days
116.3K
EPS TTM
$0.61
Shares Outstanding
11.9M
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P/E TM
20.0x
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central garden & pet co (CENT) Details

Central Garden & Pet Company produces and sells various products for the pet, and lawn and garden supplies markets in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Pet, and Lawn and Garden. The Pet segment supplies products for dogs and cats comprising edible bones, edible and non-edible chews, 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 primarily under the Adams, Aqueon, Avoderm, BioSpot, Farnam, Four Paws, Kaytee, Nylabone, Pinnacle, TFH, Zilla, Altosid, Comfort Zone, Coralife, Interpet, Kent Marine, Oceanic Systems, Pet Select, Pre-Strike, Super Pet, and Zodiac brand names. The Lawn and Garden segment provides grass seeds; wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses, and other birding accessories; weed, grass, ant and other herbicide, insecticide, and pesticide products; and decorative outdoor lifestyle and lighting products, such as pottery, trellises and other wood products, and holiday lighting products. This segment sells its products to retail chains, independent garden distributors, grocery stores, nurseries, and garden supply retailers primarily under the AMDRO, GKI/Bethlehem Lighting, Ironite, Pennington, Sevin, Lilly Miller, Over-N-Out, Smart Seed, and The Rebels brand names. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in Walnut Creek, California.

3,100 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/11/14
Founded in 1955

central garden & pet co (CENT) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice Presiden...
Total Annual Compensation: $620.3K
Executive Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $656.0K
General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $605.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

central garden & pet co (CENT) Key Developments

Central Garden & Pet Company Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended June 28, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015

Central Garden & Pet Company announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended June 27, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales were $459,446,000 compared to $437,987,000 for the same period of last year. Income from operations was $39,993,000 compared to $18,426,000 for the same period of last year. Income before income taxes and noncontrolling interest was $30,607,000 compared to $8,467,000 for the same period of last year. Net income attributable to the company was $18,800,000 compared to $4,687,000 for the same period of last year. Diluted earnings per share were $0.38 compared to $0.09 for the same period of last year. Cash flow generated by operations was $155 million compared to $129 million a year ago. CapEx was $7.1 million versus $3.7 million a year ago. Net debt as at end of the quarter was $356 million versus $404 million last year, an improvement of $48 million. For the nine months, the company reported net sales were $1,264,368,000 compared to $1,230,119,000 for the same period of last year. Income from operations was $90,102,000 compared to $54,840,000 for the same period of last year. Income before income taxes and noncontrolling interest was $58,937,000 compared to $22,228,000 for the same period of last year. Net income attributable to the company was $36,340,000 compared to $12,874,000 for the same period of last year. Diluted earnings per share were $0.73 compared to $0.26 for the same period of last year. For the fiscal year 2015, the company's capital expenditures are in line with historical annual run rate of $25 million to $30 million. Earnings per share to be $0.63 or higher, well ahead of adjusted earnings per share of $0.33 in the prior year.

Central Garden and Pet Company Announces Management Changes

Central Garden and Pet Company announced the resignation of Lori Varlas, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Varlas is leaving the company effective September 2, 2015 and has accepted a senior level position at another company. She will be staying through the month of August to ensure a smooth transition and subsequently, will provide services under her post-employment agreement. The Board of Directors has named David N. Chichester as Acting Chief Financial Officer.

Central Garden Seeks Acquisitions

Central Garden & Pet Company (NasdaqGS:CENT) is looking for acquisitions. John Ranelli, Chief Executive Officer and President of Central Garden & Pet Company said "While we need to continue to reduce costs, the key to our future success is to growth both organically and through acquisitions."

 

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