Central Garden & Pet Stock Analysis, Valuation (NASDAQ:CENTA)

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$35.89 $0.19 (0.53%) CENTA stock closing price Sep 19, 2018 (Closing)

Watch the robo advisor video of Central Garden & Pet stock analysis on Amigobulls. Our CENTA analysis video highlights revenue and profit trends along with other important metrics such as valuation to find what makes the stock attractive.

Note: Amigobulls stock rating is our opinion based on the historical performance of the company's fundamentals. It is not indicative of the future performance of the stock.

Central Garden & Pet Co Stock Rating 3/5

Amigobulls CENTA stock analysis uses latest quarter 2018 Q3 financial data like Central Garden & Pet revenue growth, profit margins and cash flows. Central Garden & Pet valuation forms a crucial part of our stock analysis. Based on a company's historical fundamentals we arrive at Central Garden & Pet stock rating which is indicative of the company's financial performance.

Should you buy CENTA stock?

  • Long term revenue growth has been strong with a 5 year compounded annual growth of 4.3.
  • The Central Garden & Pet stock currently trades at a price to earnings ratio of 18.9, compared to the sector average of 21.5. We rate this as a positive.
  • When compared with the Consumer Discretionary sector average PS ratio of 1.6, the price-to-sales ratio of 0.8 for CENTA stock is attractive.
  • Central Garden & Pet's return on invested capital of 12.5 is good.
  • The LTM ROE of 16.7 for Central Garden & Pet is attractive.

Should you sell CENTA stock?

  • With a debt/equity ratio of 0.98, Central Garden & Pet is highly leveraged in comparison to Consumer Discretionary peers.
  • The company's operations consume more cash than it generates. This is not a healthy sign.
  • The company has a negative free cash flow margin of -12.9.

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Amigobulls Central Garden & Pet stock analysis helps investors in understanding how the company's fundamentals have performed in the last few quarters. Fundamentals of a company give detailed information which helps in making invesment decisions.

While doing a study of the company financials, Central Garden & Pet revenue growth and profit or net income are two main metrics which help in identifying whether CENTA stock is overvalued or undervalued. Technical analysis comes in handy to check whether the market sentiment is in line with the fundamental picture of the company.