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logoArgusAugust 11, 2022

Central Garden & Pet Company: Reiterating HOLD following fiscal 3Q results

Symbols
CENT
Sector(s)
Consumer Defensive
Rating
Current Price
$36.04
Price Target
Earnings Estimate
Summary

Based in Walnut Creek, California, Central Garden & Pet is a leading producer and marketer of pet, lawn, and garden products in the U.S. The company has grown through acquisitions. In FY21, it acquired four businesses: Hopewell, Green Garden, DoMyOwn, and D&D. The company has two divisions, Pet and Garden. The Pet division manufactures and markets pet supplies. The Garden division supplies grass seeds, wild bird feed, bird feeders, bird houses, herbicides and insecticides, fertilizers, and decorative outdoor products. Founded in 1955, the company has about 7,000 employees.

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Analyst Profile

Kristina Ruggeri

Analyst: Generalist
Kristina began working with Argus Research in 2019. She is responsible for covering selected Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples Stocks and has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Kristina began her career at Price Waterhouse where she audited asset managers, broker dealers, and banks. Later she joined J.P. Morgan as a financial analyst. In 1994, Kristina joined Bankers Trust Company where she managed the daily operations of several equity derivative funds and later implemented tools to mitigate risk and improve workflow processes. Prior to working with Argus, Kristina was a Senior Director at S&P Global where she led key competitive intelligence and market research initiatives and executed programs to better understand client needs. Kristina earned a BS in Accounting and a minor in Spanish from Bucknell University. She holds an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant. Kristina is also a certified teacher in the State of New Jersey and devotes time to working with elementary and middle school-aged students.