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Re: OurPet's Company (OPCO)

Postby QualityStocks » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:33 pm

OurPet’s Company (OPCO) Positioned for Growth Within the $60 Billion Pet Industry

The future of OurPet’s Company (http://dtn.fm/1Ypil) (OTCQX: OPCO), a producer of innovative pet related products, is looking bright thanks to the growth of the pets industry since 2014. Since its foundation in 1995, OurPet’s Company has been dedicated to providing nutritional, medical, physical, and emotional stimulation and value to pets across the U.S.

But, the pet industry has never looked as strong as today. As warmer weather than usual crosses the U.S., sales have boomed in both veterinary and non-medical services. Spending for 2015 came in at a record $60.28 billion, and this figure is expected to grow by the end of 2016, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) (http://dtn.fm/7hsjN).

The APPA report includes information regarding market categories such as food, supplies, over-the-counter medications, veterinary care, animal purchases, and more. Although food, veterinary services, supplies and over-the-counter medications still remain at the top of pet industry spending, pet services have shown a record growth of 11.8% between 2014 and 2015 and over 5% growth from 2015 so far this year.

Additionally, according to Pet Business (http://dtn.fm/tf10Q), the industry is predicted to continue to grow as millennials now enter their prime spending years. Generation Y and the millennials are going to be the primary audience for the pet industry, both of which are highly influenced by advances in technology. Fortunately, OPCO’s product line is diverse. The company prides itself on offering the highest quality products to its animal friends, and current industry growth has allowed the company to focus on more innovative technological products such as its OurPets® Intelligent Pet Care™ (http://dtn.fm/X356d) line.

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Re: OurPet's Company (OPCO)

Postby QualityStocks » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:34 pm

OurPet’s Company’s (OPCO) Switchgrass Natural Cat Litter™ with Biochar gets a Nod from the Vet

At this year’s SuperZoo, The National Show for Pet Retailers that ran from July 31 – August 4 in Las Vegas, innovative pet care outfit OurPet’s Company (OTCQX: OPCO) launched its new OurPets® Switchgrass Natural Cat Litter™ with Biochar (http://dtn.fm/eI5Py). The timing was opportune. It seems there is growing awareness of biochar’s benefits. In a recent interview (http://dtn.fm/ENg8i), well-known veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker, DVM discussed the virtues of this unique form of charcoal as litter material for cats.

Biochar has a huge surface area because of its porosity. It is also hugely recalcitrant, and so holds on to nutrients, water and smells, the latter of which is an ideal quality for waste management. Biochar also comes in the right particle size, as Dr. Becker explains:

“Studies on the types of litter cats prefer show they are quite particular about particle size. The cat’s evolutionary substrate, for potty purposes, is sand. When kitties started living indoors, clay litter came along and most cats were okay with it. But clay has its own issues.

These days, there’s a wide selection of organic and natural types of litters on the market, but many of them feature big particle sizes, which don’t appeal to most cats. The danger in forcing an objectionable litter on cats is they often develop litter box aversion, which can lead to other problems.”

Just as beneficial, biochar clumps well. Clumping extends the life of the litter and provides a healthier environment for cats. Biochar is also very absorbent. And, of course, biochar litter is 100 percent biodegradable and compostable.

The term biochar typically refers to charcoal that is used to enrich soil. It is most often made by subjecting biomass to pyrolysis (heating without burning). Its property to increase soil fertility has been known to humans for at least two millennia, as the terra preta plots in the Amazonian basis have proven.

Biochar has been found to possess many virtues. Apart from being used as a soil amendment, biochar improves water quality by acting as a filter and acts as a carbon sink. It can trap large amounts of carbon dioxide in the ground for centuries, a process referred to as sequestering. So effective is its role in this respect that policy makers are actively considering its employment as a ‘carbon negative’ agent to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide.

OurPet’s Company aims to make the waste and odor category a more significant part of its business in the future. Currently, its flagship product in this area is the SmartScoop®. The company has, over the years, developed over 1,000 product lines and has another 30 or so products in the pipeline, plus an intellectual property stockpile of over 170 patents.

OurPet’s Company has been growing at twice the industry rate. It has had, since 2010, a CAGR of about six percent. The two-pronged branding strategy it initiated in 2011 with the OurPets® brand targeting the pet aficionado and the Pet Zone® brand targeting the mass market has, undoubtedly, paid off.

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Re: OurPet's Company (OPCO)

Postby QualityStocks » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:25 pm

OurPet’s Company (OPCO) Brings Innovative Smart Tech Products to Pet Care Market

Smart technology has become an integral part of our lives, from our phones, computers and watches to our cars and homes, which now have more features and can do more than even the smartest computer could 20 years ago. It was an expected and natural step that we carried this passion for smart tech and interconnectivity over to the pet industry as well. Intelligent pet products such as the ones offered by leading pet care solutions provider OurPet’s Company, Inc. (OTCQX: OPCO) are becoming increasingly common, as they enable pet parents to develop a stronger bond with their pets for more complete care and closer monitoring of their health and behavior.

Pet tech has been developing at a rapid pace on a growing market that now has a propensity for high-end products, including state-of-the-art gadgets and premium feeding solutions. This is largely owed to the fact that many pet owners now see their furry friends as actual family members and treat them as such, sparing no expense. The industry has responded to the trend by offering better products, improved formulas and, now, smart tech-powered solutions for every pet. Manufacturers have already rolled out a wide range of high-tech pet products on the market, ranging from smart training collars that allow even remote training to radio-frequency operated flap doors, automatic ball launchers for dogs, and smart feeding bowls that count calories or only open for a specific pet.

Ohio-based OurPet’s Company has already joined the smart pet tech movement with its own line of smart products designed to offer enhanced care and help owners closely monitor their pets’ health. The OurPets® Intelligent Pet Care™ product line (http://dtn.fm/23VLn) offers a complete range of intelligent pet health monitoring products based on Bluetooth® technology. These products enable owners to keep in touch with their pets and be aware of any changes in their behavior via the IntelligentPetLink™ smartphone app, available for download for both Android and iOS.

The Intelligent Pet Care™ product line includes products such as the SmartLink™ Feeder – Intelligent Pet Bowl (http://dtn.fm/u38FY) and the SmartLink™ Waterer – Intelligent Water Fountain (http://dtn.fm/uH6Bv), designed to give your dog or cat the ability to communicate that they may have a health issue by monitoring the key indicators of pet health. The systems communicate with a tag that can be attached to your pet’s collar, and they give access to food or water only when they detect that tag in the vicinity. This makes the SmartLink™ Feeder and Waterer ideal for households with multiple pets or for pets who are on special diets and monitoring of their eating and drinking habits can help the pet parent better understand any health issues with their pet that may arise.

Other products in the Intelligent Pet Care™ line include the SmartScoop® – Intelligent Litter Box (http://dtn.fm/nM3Nl), which monitors elimination behavior and uses infrared technology to detect when your cat uses the litter and engages a scoop mechanism to scoop the waste and keep the box clean. Also available are the SmartLink™ Tag (http://dtn.fm/2fInt) and the SmartLink™ Gateway – WiFi Pet Care Connector (http://dtn.fm/l5Q1k) that converts a Bluetooth® signal into Wi-Fi signals so as to enable owners to monitor their pet’s activity outside the house.

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Re: OurPet's Company (OPCO)

Postby QualityStocks » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:43 pm

OurPet’s Company (OPCO) is Growing Organically

At last month’s MicroCap Conference in Philadelphia, the technological prowess of OurPet’s Company (OTCQX: OPCO) was on display. A presentation (http://dtn.fm/1oSgo) by the company’s chief financial officer, Scott Mendes, showed the many innovative products for cats and dogs, who are the rainmakers of OurPet’s Company. The CFO also gave an account of OPCO’s history of growth, from its genesis in 1985 as Napro, Inc. to the present. The company has grown both organically and through acquisitions. CEO Dr. Steve Tsengas wants to double its size and, to support that expansion, has invested heavily in distribution and marketing infrastructure.

The company was founded in 1994 by chairman and CEO Dr. Steve Tsengas and chief operating officer Dean Tsengas. Dr. Steve Tsengas is an enterprising engineer who has been elected to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. In a past MissionIR OPCO interview (http://dtn.fm/5kLUU), he revealed that one rationale behind the founding of OurPet’s Company was the lack of innovation in the pet industry back in the 1990s. As a result, a decision was made to concentrate on creating truly novel products that solved problems for pets and pet parents, along with the marketing and distribution of those products, rather than manufacturing. Since its inception, OPCO has stuck to that mission and successfully passed many mirthful milestones.

In 1994, its first product, the Big Dog Feeder®, which made it easier for big dogs to eat by elevating the feeding bowl, created quite a stir at a classic pet show in Cleveland, Ohio. Three days after its debut, the feeder recorded sales of about $6,500. In 2001, the company became publicly traded on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board under the symbol OPCO. OPCO continued on this inventive path by acquiring or creating brands like the Play-N-Squeak®, Cosmic Catnip™, Go! Cat! Go!®, Durapet®, SmartScoop® and Flappy®. In 2014, it launched its dual brand strategy with OurPets® and Pet Zone®. Products under the OurPets® brand are targeted at pet specialty retailers, while those under the Pet Zone® brand are distributed through the food, drug and mass retail channels.

Now, OurPet’s Company is set to exploit the amazing possibilities offered by new digital technologies with its OurPets® Intelligent Pet Care™ (http://dtn.fm/0Hcpa) product line. This suite of products is designed to help parents monitor their pets by employing a combination of infrared (IR), Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies.

OurPet’s Company has been growing much faster than the industry as a whole. Since 2010, it has had an annual compound growth rate (CAGR) of about six percent, while the industry has experienced a more modest four percent. The company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) have increased from $403,761 in Q1 2014 to $958,263 in Q3 2016, while net income has increased by 269 percent over the same period, from $134,427 to $495,669. The cats and dogs at OurPet’s Company are racing ahead like cheetahs and greyhounds.

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Re: OurPet's Company (OPCO)

Postby QualityStocks » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:15 pm

Animal Spirits at OurPet’s Company (OPCO) are Propelling Performance

The management at OurPet’s Company (OTCQX: OPCO) is driven by animal spirits. They’ve taken the quite mundane business of pet care and turned it into a high tech, high touch enterprise. Products now range from the groundbreaking OurPets® Big Dog Feeder® (http://dtn.fm/hG4WS) to the Intelligent Pet Care™ line (http://dtn.fm/dK3Al), which uses digital technologies to enhance communication with pets. In an industry that is growing twice as fast as the economy, OurPet’s Company is racing ahead at double the industry pace. In its third quarter 10-K, published November 14, 2016, the company shows that this pace has not lessened. Revenues for 2016 through the first three quarters were about 10% greater than for the same period a year ago.

When, in 1936, John Maynard Keynes coined the term ‘animal spirits’ in his magnum opus “The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money”, he was describing the ‘spontaneous optimism’ on which ‘a large proportion of our positive activities depend’. The great man opined that ‘if the animal spirits are dimmed and the spontaneous optimism falters, leaving us to depend on nothing but a mathematical expectation, enterprise will fade and die’. In other words, however businesslike we may consider ourselves to be, in the end, we are irrational creatures, moved by sentiment and plagued by lack of information.

The animal spirits driving OPCO are not just pie in the sky, however. They are grounded in ‘mathematical expectation’, as the company’s latest quarterly report indicates. Net revenue for the nine months to September 2016 was $18.9 million, increasing by about $1.7 million over same period sales the year before. Net revenue for the third quarter of 2016 was $7.3 million, 21 percent higher than third quarter 2015 revenue of $6.0 million. Income after taxes for the nine-month period was also about 21% higher than the year before, and diluted earnings per share rose from $0.04 to $0.05.

OPCO continues its marketing focus on the pet specialty; food, drug and mass retail; and e-commerce distribution channels. Third quarter sales to pet specialty customers accounted for 48 percent of the company’s total, while mass retail sales and e-commerce sales made up 39 percent and eight percent, respectively. The other five percent of sales took place mostly through the value and closeout channels.

The strategy to implement a renewed marketing push was set in motion last year, when OPCO initiated its dual-branding approach. The OurPets® brand is targeted at the pet specialty channel, while the Pet Zone brand is sold to the food, drug and mass retail channel. Both brands are sold online through the company’s e-commerce effort.

Pet care is becoming big business as Americans lavish care and attention on their animals. The industry is expected to grow to almost $63 billion by the end of 2016. If pet care were a country, it would rank around #70 in economic size out of 196 economies. That, maybe, accounts for the animal spirits at OurPet’s Company.

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Re: OurPet's Company (OPCO)

Postby QualityStocks » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:55 pm

OurPet’s Company (OPCO) Honored by Pet Business with 2016 Industry Recognition Award

Before the opening bell, OurPet’s Company (OTCQX: OPCO) announced that it has been awarded a 2016 Industry Recognition Award by the trade publication Pet Business for its innovative OurPets® Switchgrass Natural Cat Litter™ (http://dtn.fm/Ohb71). Originally unveiled at this year’s SuperZoo pet industry convention in Las Vegas, the company’s Switchgrass Natural Cat Litter with Biochar is a biodegradable, all natural, sustainable and non-food-based alternative to current offerings on the cat waste disposal market. Switchgrass, which is a core component of the cat litter, is a plant that is native to North America and does not require the use of fertilization or chemicals during growth. Additionally, when combined with natural, wood-based biochar, switchgrass has been shown to offer superior clumping strength alongside strong moisture and odor absorbency.

The benefits offered by OPCO’s natural waste management solution has caught the attention of those in the pet industry since its launch back in August, and the company’s recognition in Pet Business continues to build on this trend. The publication’s Industry Recognition Awards have been awarded annually for well over a decade to place a spotlight on “the most exciting and functional products on the market.” For OPCO, gaining coverage from Pet Business should help the company continue to increase brand awareness and build on its recent financial growth in the rapidly expanding pet industry, which the American Pet Products Association expects to surpass the $62 billion mark by the end of this year.

In October, OPCO gave prospective investors some insight into its recent growth through the release of its third quarter financial results. Among the highlights, the company recorded quarterly revenue of $7.26 million, marking a 21 percent increase over the similar period of 2015. Driven by initial shipments of both its Switchgrass Natural Cat Litter and its groundbreaking Intelligent Pet Care product line (http://dtn.fm/88Wjw), OPCO’s sales through the first nine months of 2016 were up nearly 10 percent year-over-year, growth that more than doubled the pet industry average.

“With the resumption of shipments to our major specialty pet retail customer, we were firing on all cylinders this past quarter,” Dr. Steven Tsengas, president and chief executive officer of OPCO, stated in the October news release. “Beyond 2016, our strategy is to achieve double-digit growth in sales and net income with an emphasis on developing and launching proprietary, innovative products and entering appropriate new market segments… We have many ‘irons in the fire’ and are very excited about the future.”

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Re: OurPet's Company (OPCO)

Postby QualityStocks » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:07 pm

OurPet’s Company (OPCO) “Diamond-in-the-Rough” Microcap Investor Presentation

On December 1, 2016, OurPet’s Company (OTCQX: OPCO) gave an investor presentation with VirtualInvestorConferences.com (powered by PR Newswire), in which its management team laid out the reasons they feel the company is significantly undervalued, with established and continuing growth in its market and company figures, along with products and technology that nobody else has, making it a diamond-in-the-rough for a microcap investor.

The presentation, given by Scott Mendes (OPCO’s CFO/Treasurer) with follow up by Dean Tsengas (COO and co-founder), covered the company’s strengths in each of the pertinent areas:

Industry and Markets
Company Products, Patents
Channels of Distribution
Company Financials
Investment highlights
Key Points

OurPet’s Company, founded in 1995, has been strategically aimed at high-growth categories in the non-food pet market, a strategy that has helped it grow every year. The overall U.S. pet industry is the third largest consumer market, over $77 billion in 2015, and is expected to grow to $96 billion by 2020. About 65% of households own a pet, and it’s considered a recession resistant market, of which about 19% is devoted to pet accessories and treats (nearly $15 billion). OPCO’s particular areas are:

Interactive cat and dog toys and accessories (a $1 billion per year category)
Feline waste and odor control solutions ($250 million per year category)
Healthy feeding and storage systems ($100 million per year category)
OPCO aims strategically at two overall pet owner markets:

The OurPets premium brand pet products, found at pet specialty retailers
The PetZone economy brand pet products, found at food/drug/mass retailers
Although the company does accept private label business from major customers, the emphasis has always been to continue building its brands.

The company has a diversified portfolio of approximately 1,000 SKUs of upscale profitable products, backed up by a pipeline of new offerings, with 170 patents issued or pending. OPCO’s strength continues to be its ability to merge the latest material and electronic technologies with a well-researched knowledge of how pets relate to the world, resulting in award-winning products that have a history of attracting pets and pet owners.

The company considers itself clearly ahead of the curve in the industry, and sees this as part of the reason for its strong position with the world’s leading retailers, such as Walmart (NYSE: WMT), PetSmart, Petco, Target (NYSE: TGT), Publix, and Kroger (NYSE: KR), all blue-chip companies that remove the worry of bad debts. In line with this, OPCO is also making ecommerce a primary strategic initiative and is on track to grow revenues to nearly $2 million annually with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN).

Approximately 61% of OPCO’s revenue comes from the cat market, mostly toys and accessories together with waste and odor products, while 38% comes from the dog market, mostly feeding and storage products. However, OPCO also sees untouched opportunities in the dog toys area. As with its cat toys, OPCO has put research into the sensations and activities that dogs prefer, not just what humans think they would like, and of course, as with cats, not every dog is the same, so the toys are designed to capture different dogs and different preferences. The result is a line of toy options that dog owners prefer, because they’re toys that their pet dogs really enjoy.

The cat pet market represents roughly $15 million annually for OPCO. Cat owners find their pets entertaining, and similarly enjoy entertaining their pets. To maintain a position of leadership in creative and effective cat toys, the company is constantly researching to determine what works best for both the cat and the owner, toys that keep cats active and engaged. This has translated into over 600 SKUs in the cat toy area alone, including integrated electronic products, one of which, the Catty Whack, won the Best New Cat Toy for 2015 at the national SuperZoo trade show for pet retailers.

The cat waste management market is also significant for OPCO, and an area that is seen as largely underserved with significant potential when approached creatively. OPCO now covers more than the traditional litter box concept, offering advanced fully automatic litter systems, semi-automatic litter boxes, disposable litter boxes and a “kitty potty.” The company is confident in saying that it offers the most complete line of waste management products in the world.

OPCO has also gotten into the growing natural cat litter market, with its just-introduced switchgrass-based litter product. Switchgrass is a hardy grass that grows in North America, and does not require chemical fertilizers or pesticides. It is both flushable and biodegradable. OPCO combines switchgrass with BioChar, a charred pine product, to create a truly environmentally friendly 100% natural litter product. Relating to this, the company recently won an award from Pet Business News as one of the most innovative products of the year.

In fact, both dog and cat waste management has become an environmental issue for many cities around the world. To again stay ahead of the industry, OPCO has now partnered with Israel-based Paulee Cleantec, a waste technology company that has developed a patent protected exothermic oxidation process that converts animal waste into a pathogen and odor-free fertilizer in minutes. Still under final product development, the potential for this alone is seen as unlimited, not only in the U.S. but internationally. (OPCO products are already distributed to about 20 different countries.)

Other examples of the company’s moves to stay in front of the industry include its patent-pending chrome-coated plastic feeder bowls, giving the bowls a dramatic metallic shine, while being chip-resistant, discouraging bacterial growth, and being dishwasher safe. Even more advanced are the company’s line of pet care products that are Bluetooth enabled, Intelligent Pet Care products, including litter and feed/water products, with Internet control capability. These are all first-of-a-kind products.

FINANCIALS SUMMARY

OPCO’s annual sales have grown steadily, from around $20 million in 2012 to over $25 million today (trailing 12 months). The way the company has built its business base and market is so solid that it is more predictable and not prone to recessions.
Yearly gross profits have also grown, from about $5.5 million in 2012 to about $8 million today, with gross profit margins around 32%.
Net income has grown markedly over the past 4 years, from about $200,000 in 2012 to over $1.3 million for the trailing 12 months ended Sept 30, 2016. (Note: OPCO is a “second half” company, and expects to show very strong financial performance for the second half of 2016.)
For this year to date through Sept 30, 2016, sales are up about 10% over the previous year’s first nine months and upcoming Q4 is looking even better.
Q3’16 is especially impressive, showing record results, with 21% growth over the previous year’s Q3, and a 21% growth in net income.
OPCO management considers shares as being under-valued. OPCO is a fully reporting OTCQX stock, but, although share price has gone up and is now around the $1 range, its management feels that the P/E ratio is still low. Instead of the 12-14 range, it should be closer to 20, based upon growth and profit figures, with the stock trading closer to the $1.50 range. In addition, they feel that the company can grow significantly, having an ERP system that can handle any scale, along with a new CRM system, and with total logistics management in the warehouse.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.OurPets.com, and see http://dtn.fm/S0BVp for the company presentation sheet.
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Re: OurPet's Company (OPCO)

Postby QualityStocks » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:59 pm

OurPet’s Company (OPCO), Growing 50% Faster than the Industry Rate, Is a Bargain Buy

In the world of value investing, not all that is gold glitters… like Ohio-based OurPet’s Company, for example. OurPet’s Company (OTCQX: OPCO) is a leading proprietary pet supply company that designs, produces, and markets a broad line of innovative, high-quality accessory and consumable pet products under the OurPets® and Pet Zone® brands in the U.S. and international markets. Its yearly revenues have been rising at a steady clip since its inception over 20 years ago and so, too, have its profits. Yet OPCO’s valuation is way below what you might expect. Could this be a case of investors eschewing value because they don’t like the packaging?

No, you may argue. Investors are rational. They make decisions that maximize utility. The rational investor will base his decision on expected returns. Yet, we know now that that is not entirely true. Despite our claims to be rational, we demonstrate a great deal of ‘risk aversion’. We don’t like to lose. We will play it safe because the pain of losing a dollar is greater than the pleasure of finding one.

However, if losing money causes pain, why then do we gamble? Several explanations have been offered. It may be that gamblers are a naughty subset of the population who, unlike their more mature brethren, are decidedly irrational. It may be that our attitudes to risk change with mood. On days when our world looks bright, we are prepared to take more risks than when things don’t look so good. Perhaps, gambling is seen more as entertainment. We would like to win, but if we don’t, at least we had a good time. Or is it because of all the idiosyncrasies that make us human? It isn’t rational, for example, to sacrifice your life to save a stranger. Yet, as ‘The Man in the Water’ (http://nnw.fm/4ujBI) has shown us, we each have the capacity to do just that.

So investors like glamour. If we say we’re invested early in Facebook or Google, wouldn’t we be regarded as savants? Isn’t that the way Warren Buffet works?

Irony aside, Buffet’s success is based on ‘value investing’. He famously said, “Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.” True value investing means picking up a bargain, companies whose stock prices don’t reflect their fundamental worth. In other words, buy it when it’s on sale.

OPCO is one such company. It prides itself on adaptability. CEO Dr. Steve Tsengas has remarked that one of the main rationales behind the founding of OurPet’s Company in 1994 was the lack of innovation in the pet industry at that time. In fact, so intent on the knowledge-based aspect of the enterprise were its co-founders, Dr. Steve Tsengas and Dean Tsengas, that they decided to focus on generating new and improved solutions for pet owners and ways of getting product to market rather than manufacturing. So, on the one hand, OurPet’s Company concentrates on innovation and design, and, on the other, on marketing and distributing its product line.

The company is focused on high-growth categories in the non-food segment of the pet products market. Healthy feeding/storage systems (http://nnw.fm/43nKJ) represent a $100 million a year market. Feline waste and odor control (http://nnw.fm/R8pdB) is a $250 million a year market. And the interactive cat and dog toys/accessories segment (http://nnw.fm/N7Fhy) is a whopping $1 billion a year market.

OPCO has been growing 50 percent faster than the industry rate. With a P/E ratio that has ranged between 12.5 and 14.5, OPCO is definitely a bargain buy.

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Re: OurPet's Company (OPCO)

Postby QualityStocks » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:33 pm

OurPet’s Company (OPCO) Has Its Eyes Set on Fast Growing High-End Pet Care Industry

One of the few industries that not only survived the recession but continued growing at a steady pace, the pet care market is expected to keep up the same trend as it expands and diversifies into a wider, more high-end range of products and services. The industry has been growing year-on-year over the past two decades, to an estimated $62.74 billion in 2016, according to American Pet Products Association statistics (http://nnw.fm/ny07H), and market experts predict this trend is very likely to extend into the future, mostly as a direct result of a growing culture of pet anthropomorphism and a tendency to pamper pets with only the highest-quality products and services, from food and toys to medical care and grooming.

As more pet owners are beginning to humanize their furry friends and treat them as members of the family, sometimes even spending considerably more money on their food and general care products, businesses in the market are starting to take notice. The range of high-end products available in the niche is therefore wider than ever, with an emphasis on top quality ingredients and materials. In this landscape, innovative pet businesses such as Ohio-based OurPet’s Company (OTCQX: OPCO) can only thrive through its commitment to offering only the best and highest quality products.

Pet food businesses were the first to join the high-end pet care market train, but there is also a growing demand for super premium products and services, including luxurious pet spas and hotels targeting affluent pet owners, pet portrait photography, and pet behavior consulting – which indicates a growing concern among pet owners to actually understand their pets and learn how to correctly interpret their behavior and reactions.

OurPet’s Company is tapping into a market segment that has much room for further development – that of pet supplies and OTC medicine, which was estimated at $14.98 billion in 2016. For comparison, the pet food market segment raked in an estimated $24.01 billion last year. The company is targeting the high-end pet care market via an impressive range of feeding accessories, toys, waste management products and high-tech items that are designed to help owners develop a closer bond to their pets by closely monitoring their health and behavior, even from a distance. Its unique line of proprietary products, distributed both nationwide and overseas, confirms the company’s commitment to developing one-of-a-kind, premium solutions that are unparalleled on the market.

Via an impressive product roster that ranges from highly innovative toys to smart waste management solutions such as the OurPets® Switchgrass Natural Cat Litter™ (http://nnw.fm/yK3A9) – a high-quality, all natural and fully biodegradable litter, the company’s place on the high-end pet care market seems nothing short of set in stone. In addition, OurPet’s is one of the few companies in the industry that is focusing on incorporating smart technology into the lives of pets and their owners, via the OurPets® Intelligent Pet Care™ product line (http://nnw.fm/gb2PK). Consisting of several intelligent pet health monitoring products using Bluetooth® technology, the Intelligent Pet Care™ line is designed to allow owners to constantly monitor their pets’ behavior through a smartphone app. The product line includes smart feeding and watering solutions, an intelligent, self-cleaning litter box and related Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi accessories.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.OurPets.com
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