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.

Employee Rating

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

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Key People/Management at Blue Bird

Phil Horlock

Phil Horlock

President and Chief Executive Officer
Phillip Tighe

Phillip Tighe

Chief Financial Officer
Mark Terry

Mark Terry

Chief Commercial Officer
Paul Yousif

Paul Yousif

Vice President of Legal Affairs/Corporate Treasurer
Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor

Chief Financial Officer (Incoming)
Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

Chief Administrative Officer
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Blue Bird Office Locations

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

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1927

Total Funding

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

Blue Bird Revenue

Blue Bird's revenue was reported to be $1.02 b in FY, 2019
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

919.1m932.0m990.6m1.0b1.0b

Revenue growth, %

1%

Cost of goods sold

798.7m802.7m863.2m903.0m885.4m

Gross profit

120.4m129.4m127.4m122.0m133.5m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

183.0m262.7m131.3m191.2m323.1m208.7m332.6m162.5m216.6m314.2m154.9m211.6m308.8m153.2m255.4m189.2m

Cost of goods sold

160.0m226.0m112.6m166.1m276.2m184.0m287.6m141.9m195.0m277.2m135.8m185.7m267.0m131.9m231.2m168.1m

Gross profit

23.0m36.7m18.8m25.1m46.8m24.6m45.0m20.6m21.7m37.0m19.1m26.0m41.8m21.3m24.2m21.1m

Gross profit Margin, %

13%14%14%13%14%12%14%13%10%12%12%12%14%14%9%11%
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

119.0k52.9m52.3m62.6m60.3m71.0m

Accounts Receivable

13.7m20.3m10.1m24.1m10.5m

Prepaid Expenses

11.5m8.2m11.8m

Inventories

49.2m53.8m76.2m57.3m78.8m
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

14.9m6.9m28.8m30.8m24.3m

Depreciation and Amortization

8.8m8.0m8.2m9.0m10.4m

Inventories

22.1m(4.6m)(22.3m)17.8m(21.5m)

Accounts Payable

(4.3m)(12.9m)(830.0k)8.4m3.1m6.3m
USDQ1, 2014

Financial Leverage

23.2 x
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Blue Bird Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

88/100

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Blue Bird Online and Social Media Presence

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Blue Bird News and Updates

Hundreds Of Electric Blue Bird Buses Across The USA — Got One Yet?

We've written about Blue Bird electric school buses a few times, but adoption has not been as quick as an electric enthusiast might have hoped

Blue Bird Recognizes Suppliers at 2016 Blue Bird Supplier Conference

FORT VALLEY, Ga.--( )-- Blue Bird, the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, invited over 100 of their top suppliers to their annual supplier conference held on September 13. In addition to sharing the company’s performance in 2016 and objectives for 2017, Blue Bird recogniz…

Gojek confirms minority stake buy in taxi firm Blue Bird

The ride-hailing giant said it aims to scale its payments and transportation businesses in Indonesia through the deal.

Gojek Buys $30 Million Stake in Taxi Operator Blue Bird

Gojek Buys $30 Million Stake in Taxi Operator Blue Bird

Gojek, Blue Bird deal: Who has the last laugh?

Ride hailing giant Gojek is nearing an agreement to buy 5% of Indonesia’s top taxi operator PT Blue Bird. The post Gojek, Blue Bird deal: Who has the last laugh? appeared first on Travel Daily.

Gojek to buy 5% of local taxi company Blue Bird for $30m, sources say

The deal would value Blue Bird at around US$600 million.
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Blue Bird Blogs

California School District Reveals 6 New Blue Bird Electric-Powered Buses

Milpitas Unified School District received a 2.1 million grant from Bay Area Air Quality Management District to purchase (6) new Blue Bird Corporation electric All American and Micro Bird buses including the charging station infrastructure needed to power their fleet. Thanks to the funding, the distr…

Disinfection Best Practices Guide Now Available

The CDC recommends that routine cleaning and disinfection procedures (e.g. using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying an EPA-registered disinfectant to frequently touched surfaces as indicated on the product’s label) are appropriate to minimize the spread and cross-contaminatio…

New Mexico’s First Propane School Buses Ready for 2020-2021 School Year

Three school districts to operate emissions-reducing, low-carbon, cost-saving alternatively fueled buses MORIARTY, N.M. (February 19, 2020) — In a partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department, Los Lunas Public Schools, Magdalena Municipal School District and Moriarty-Edgewood Schoo…

Girardin acquires School Lines, Blue Bird dealer for the state of Connecticut

North Branford, Connecticut - The Girardin Family of Businesses and the Lintern Family are proud to announce that they have concluded a transaction by which Girardin, has acquired the assets of School Lines from the owners, Dave and Debbie Lintern. "Debbie and I are pleased with this natural trans…

Dynamic Specialty Vehicles Named Blue Bird Bus Dealership of Entire Province of Alberta, Canada

Dynamic Specialty Vehicles now services the northern and southern areas of the province of Alberta, Canada Alberta, Canada. (January 28, 2020) — In a transaction completed on December 31, 2019, representation of Blue Bird's dealership agreement in the southern Alberta market has transitioned to Dy…

Blue Bird Announces 2019 Blue Bird Dealer of the Year

School Bus Dealership Canyon State Bus Sales Awarded Blue Bird Dealer of the Year for Second Time MACON, Ga. (December 11, 2019) — Blue Bird Corporation is pleased to recognize its 2019 Dealer Award recipients. Recently announced at the Blue Bird Dealer Meeting in Hollywood Beach, Florida, dozens …
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Blue Bird Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Blue Bird founded?

    Blue Bird was founded in 1927.

  • Who are Blue Bird key executives?

    Blue Bird's key executives are Phil Horlock, Phillip Tighe and Mark Terry.

  • How many employees does Blue Bird have?

    Blue Bird has 2,300 employees.

  • What is Blue Bird revenue?

    Latest Blue Bird annual revenue is $1 b.

  • What is Blue Bird revenue per employee?

    Latest Blue Bird revenue per employee is $443 k.

  • Who are Blue Bird competitors?

    Competitors of Blue Bird include Spartan Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

  • Where is Blue Bird headquarters?

    Blue Bird headquarters is located at 402 Bluebird Boulevard, Fort Valley.

  • Where are Blue Bird offices?

    Blue Bird has offices in Fort Valley and Wayne.

  • How many offices does Blue Bird have?

    Blue Bird has 2 offices.