Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ: BUFF) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “CON PRD-MISC STAPLES” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Blue Buffalo Pet Products to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
94.8% of Blue Buffalo Pet Products shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.5% of shares of all “CON PRD-MISC STAPLES” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.7% of Blue Buffalo Pet Products shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of shares of all “CON PRD-MISC STAPLES” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Blue Buffalo Pet Products has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blue Buffalo Pet Products’ rivals have a beta of 0.90, suggesting that their average share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Blue Buffalo Pet Products and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products||2||7||5||0||2.21|
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products Competitors||98||569||698||31||2.47|
Blue Buffalo Pet Products currently has a consensus price target of $34.64, suggesting a potential downside of 13.10%. As a group, “CON PRD-MISC STAPLES” companies have a potential upside of 20.96%. Given Blue Buffalo Pet Products’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Blue Buffalo Pet Products has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares Blue Buffalo Pet Products and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products||15.18%||77.83%||24.37%|
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products Competitors||7.50%||77.93%||7.58%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Blue Buffalo Pet Products and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products||$1.27 billion||$193.52 million||41.09|
|Blue Buffalo Pet Products Competitors||$7.93 billion||$546.18 million||8.76|
Blue Buffalo Pet Products’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Blue Buffalo Pet Products. Blue Buffalo Pet Products is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Blue Buffalo Pet Products rivals beat Blue Buffalo Pet Products on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
About Blue Buffalo Pet Products
Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BBPP) is a holding company. The Company operates as a pet food company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, develops, produces, markets and sells pet food under product lines, including BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom and BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet lines. Its product lines of pet food include various product types for dogs and cats. The Company categorizes its products as dry foods, and wet foods, treats and other products. It has a product portfolio across various product types, including diet types, breed sizes for dogs, life stages, flavors, product functions, and textures and cuts for wet foods. BLUE Wilderness is a high-meat, high-protein and grain-free ancestral feeding line. BLUE Basics is a line of limited ingredient diet products for pets with food sensitivities. BLUE Freedom is a grain-free line. BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet is a line of Therapeutic diets for pets, offered through veterinarians.
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