Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA) is Gaining Momentum on Earnings Catalyst

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA) is Gaining Momentum on Earnings Catalyst


The Central Garden & Pet Company (CENTA) shares are trading at higher $32.44 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. The current analyst price target stands at $37.00.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $34.79 and the low is $20.50. Over the last 52 weeks, CENTA is down -6.75% while the S&P 500 is up 1.07%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, CENTA reported a profit of $207.12 million. Central Garden & Pet Company also saw revenues increase to $703.23 million. In addition, CENTA has free cash flow of -$112.14 million as of 03-2020 The company’s EBITDA came in at $79.76 million which compares well with its peers.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. CENTA has a short ratio of 2.51 and outstanding shares of 41.71M.

Company Outlook

CENTA has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.29 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 1.54. Central Garden & Pet Company CENTA also noted assets of $2.17 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as CENTA has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Central Garden & Pet Company CENTA has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, CENTA represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

Central Garden & Pet Company CENTA is now commanding a market cap of 1.35B. CENTA is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of CENTA stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in CENTA, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.