Blue Bird Corporation

We come to work every day with one common goal, to design, build, sell and service the world's finest school bus. That's what we do - no distractions, no competing priorities. We are heirs to a rich legacy, one of listening to our customers, embracing their needs, and delivering innovations that lead the market. We commit ourselves to four driving priorities - safety, quality, durability, and serviceability. We embody the interests of every child that rides us, every driver that drives us, every service technician that services us and every district that buys us. More than a business, this work is our heritage, and we have been at it since 1927 - that's purpose driven. Our Promise We are singularly focused on building and selling school buses that customers want and value. The safety of schoolchildren is at the center of all that we do and we will strive every day, just as we have since our beginning in 1927, to provide an unparalleled and affordable product in terms of safety, quality, durability, and serviceability. We will be easy to do business with, responsive to our customers' wants and needs, and provide prompt after-sale support in parts and service through a professional, high-qualified distribution network. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. About Blue Bird Corporation Blue Bird offers a complete line of Type A, C and D school buses in a variety of options and configurations. Since 1927, Blue Bird Corporation has continued to set industry standards with its innovative design and manufacturing capabilities. Additionally, Blue Bird provides comprehensive financial solutions through Blue Bird Capital Services. Today, Blue Bird has more than 1,500 employees, Georgia-based manufacturing facilities and an extensive network of Dealers and Parts & Service facilities throughout North America. Its global presence can be seen in more than 60 countries through sales into Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.
Fort Valley, US
Size (employees)
1,762 (est)
Blue Bird Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Fort Valley, US

Blue Bird Corporation Office Locations

Blue Bird Corporation has offices in Fort Valley, Wayne
Fort Valley, US (HQ)
402 Bluebird Blvd
Wayne, US
1111 Old Eagle School Rd

Blue Bird Corporation Metrics

Blue Bird Corporation Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$932 m

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$129.4 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$6.9 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$389.2 m

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (01-Oct-2016)

$52.3 m
Blue Bird Corporation's current market capitalization is $389.2 m.
Blue Bird Corporation's revenue was reported to be $932 m in FY, 2016 which is a 1.4% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2015FY, 2016


$919.1 m$932 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$798.7 m$802.7 m

Gross profit

$120.4 m$129.4 m

Gross profit Margin, %


General and administrative expense

$84.6 m$102.7 m

Operating expense total

$84.6 m$102.7 m


$35.8 m$26.6 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

($19.1 m)($16.4 m)

Interest income

$113 k$133 k

Pre tax profit

$16.9 m$10.3 m

Income tax expense

($4.4 m)($6 m)

Net Income

$14.9 m$6.9 m
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$119 k$52.9 m$52.3 m

Accounts Receivable

$9.6 k


$6.3 k

Current Assets

$137 k$128.9 m$140.1 m


$28.9 m$33.5 m


$18.8 m$18.8 m

Total Assets

$115.2 m$267.9 m$277.9 m

Accounts Payable

$201.6 k$37.2 k

Current Liabilities

$4.7 m$133.4 m$130.5 m

Non-Current Liabilities

$255.7 m$234.3 m

Total Liabilities

$389.1 m$364.8 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$10.7 m$15.9 m$50.8 m

Retained Earnings

($5.7 m)($135.3 m)($128.9 m)

Total Equity

$5 m($121.2 m)($87 m)

Financial Leverage

23 x-2.2 x-3.2 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$14.9 m$6.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$8.8 m$8 m

Accounts Receivable

($143.8 m)$112.1 k


($63.1 k)

Accounts Payable

($4.3 m)$7 k

Cash From Financing Activities

$2 k

Interest Paid

$20.1 m

Income Taxes Paid

$7.1 m

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