KN:NYE-Knowles Corporation (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Communication Equipment | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 17.20

Change

+0.11 (+0.64)%

Market Cap

USD 1.57B

Volume

0.58M

Average Target Price

USD 20.00 (+16.28%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

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About

Knowles Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions for the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medtech, defense, automotive, and industrial markets worldwide. It operates in two segments, Audio and Precision Devices (PD). The Audio segment designs and manufactures audio products, including microphones and balanced armature speakers, audio processors, and software and algorithms used in applications that serve the mobile, ear, and Internet of Things markets. The PD segment designs and delivers capacitor products and radio frequency solutions that are used in applications, such as power supplies and medical implants, satellite communication, and radar systems, as well as our telecommunications infrastructure customers. The company also provides single layer electronic components to the telecommunication, fiber optics, and defense markets. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and to their contract manufacturers and suppliers, as well as through distributors. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.

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ETFs Containing KN

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Communication Equipment)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -18.68% 14% F 21% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -18.68% 14% F 19% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -21.85% 14% F 17% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -21.85% 14% F 15% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 6.90% 63% D 46% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 6.90% 63% D 29% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 7.85% N/A N/A 75% C
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 7.85% N/A N/A 67% D+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 26.20% N/A N/A 27% F
Risk Adjusted Return 29.95% N/A N/A 48% F
Market Capitalization 1.57B 50% F 60% D-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Communication Equipment)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 107.60 20% F 6% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.23 75% C 58% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 12.64 64% D 32% F
EV/EBITDA 20.16 42% F 28% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -0.44% 58% F 34% F
Return on Invested Capital 4.59% 71% C- 45% F
Return on Assets 1.70% 57% F 44% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 12.17% 58% F 86% B
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 5.16 43% F 20% F
Short Percent 5.03% 54% F 48% F
Beta 1.40 21% F 28% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector