Blue Bird Corporation is an independent designer and manufacturer of school buses. The Company manages its business in two operating segments. The Bus segment includes the manufacturing and assembly of school buses to be sold to a variety of customers across the United States, Canada and in international markets. The Parts segment consists primarily of the purchase of parts from third parties to be sold to dealers within the Company’s network. In addition to school, activity, and commercial applications, Blue Bird buses have been custom-built for unique applications such as bloodmobiles, mobile libraries, and public safety command centers.

TypeSubsidiary
HQFort Valley, US
Founded1927
Websiteblue-bird.com
Blue Bird was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Fort Valley, US
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Blue Bird Office Locations

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

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Founding Date

1927

Total Funding

$4.4 m
In total, Blue Bird had raised $4.4 m

Blue Bird Revenue

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Blue Bird's revenue was reported to be $990.60 m in FY, 2017
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

919.1m932.0m990.6m

Revenue growth, %

1%

Cost of goods sold

798.7m802.7m863.2m

Gross profit

120.4m129.4m127.4m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

183.0m262.7m131.3m191.2m323.1m208.7m332.6m379.2m693.4m

Cost of goods sold

160.0m226.0m112.6m166.1m276.2m184.0m287.6m336.9m614.1m

Gross profit

23.0m36.7m18.8m25.1m46.8m24.6m45.0m42.3m79.3m

Gross profit Margin, %

13%14%14%13%14%12%14%11%11%
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

119.0k52.9m52.3m62.6m

Accounts Receivable

13.7m20.3m10.1m

Inventories

49.2m53.8m76.2m

Current Assets

137.0k128.9m140.1m160.4m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

22.6m27.8m16.6m28.6m42.7m38.4m50.3m10.3m41.9m

Accounts Receivable

13.0m33.8m12.4m6.1m19.8m6.9m34.2m12.2m22.6m

Inventories

84.5m106.5m71.5m92.9m101.4m110.4m126.6m105.4m113.0m

Current Assets

129.1m175.1m113.5m140.7m180.3m163.0m223.2m140.8m191.8m
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

14.9m6.9m28.8m

Depreciation and Amortization

8.8m8.0m8.2m

Inventories

22.1m(4.6m)76.2m

Accounts Payable

(4.3m)(12.9m)(830.0k)87.3m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2014Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q2, 2017

Net Income

(11.1m)(1.0m)(8.5m)1.4m(2.9m)2.7m

Inventories

84.5m106.5m71.9m92.9m101.4m110.4m

Accounts Payable

1.4m87.7m115.9m67.9m97.5m129.4m109.4m
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Blue Bird Online and Social Media Presence

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Blue Bird Company Life and Culture

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