Cognex Corp. Company Profile (NASDAQ:CGNX)

About Cognex Corp.

Cognex Corp. logoCognex Corporation (Cognex) is a provider of machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks, primarily in manufacturing processes, where vision is required. The Company's machine vision products are used to automate the manufacture and tracking of discrete items, such as mobile phones, aspirin bottles and automobile tires, by locating, identifying, inspecting and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. The Company's products include vision software, vision systems, vision sensors and ID products. Its products range from vision sensors that are integrated, to personal computer (PC)-based systems for users. Its products have a range of physical forms, depending upon the user's need. Cognex sells its products through a direct sales force, as well as through a global network of integration and distribution partners. Its service offerings include maintenance and support, consulting and training services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Scientific & Technical Instruments
  • Sub-Industry: Electronic Equipment & Instruments
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: CGNX
  • CUSIP: 19242210
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $53.21
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $51.37
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $45.43
  • 52-Week Range: $28.01 - $54.77
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.64
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 32.05
  • P/E Growth: 2.52
  • Market Cap: $4.53B
  • Outstanding Shares: 85,109,000
  • Beta: 1.47
  • Net Margins: 40.22%
  • Return on Equity: 11.44%
  • Return on Assets: 10.57%
  • Current Ratio: 7.02%
  • Quick Ratio: 6.65%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cognex Corp. (NASDAQ:CGNX) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 4 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $47.46 (10.80% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Cognex Corp. (NASDAQ:CGNX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/25/2016StephensInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$50.00View Rating Details
9/20/2016Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetHold$49.00View Rating Details
8/2/2016Credit Agricole SABoost Price TargetUnderperform$37.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details
8/2/2016Needham & Company LLCBoost Price TargetBuy$42.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details
6/6/2016Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$40.10View Rating Details
5/10/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingMarketperform$42.00View Rating Details
3/11/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
2/11/2016NomuraLower Price TargetBuy$46.00 -> $45.00View Rating Details
12/23/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$55.00View Rating Details
8/4/2015Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
3/17/2015Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$54.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Cognex Corp. (NASDAQ:CGNX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/31/2016Q316$50.93 millionN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2016Q216$0.43$0.50$138.11 million$147.27 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2016Q116$0.11$0.17$93.06 million$96.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q415$0.17$0.22$95.61 million$97.77 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2015Q315$0.22$0.29$107.44 million$107.59 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2015Q215$0.47$0.49$154.94 million$143.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2015Q115$0.22$0.23$109.50 million$113.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.26$0.30$113.15 million$117.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q314$0.56$0.59$168.60 million$169.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2014Q214$0.22$0.29$103.30 million$108.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q114$0.20$0.21$91.15 million$90.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2014Q413$0.22$0.25$94.67 million$95.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2013Q313$0.26$0.25$90.00 million$90.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2013Q2 2013$0.37$0.42$85.30 million$86.51 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2013Q1 2013$0.36$0.35$79.62 million$80.89 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2013Q4 2012$0.38$0.40$79.61 million$82.17 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2012Q312$0.36$0.41$79.66 million$80.08 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2012$0.41$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2012$0.31$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.41$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011$0.38$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2011$0.38$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2011$0.25$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2011$0.41$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Cognex Corp. (NASDAQ:CGNX)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.41 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.66 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$0.11$0.23$0.17
Q2 20164$0.38$0.43$0.42
Q3 20164$0.34$0.48$0.42
Q4 20164$0.25$0.28$0.26
Q1 20171$0.22$0.22$0.22
Q2 20171$0.62$0.62$0.62
Q3 20171$0.58$0.58$0.58
Q4 20171$0.36$0.36$0.36
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Cognex Corp. (NASDAQ:CGNX)
Annual Dividend:$0.30
Dividend Yield:0.56%
Payout Ratio:14.49% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
21.28% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
18.07% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Cognex Corp. (NASDAQ:CGNX)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Cognex Corp. (NASDAQ:CGNX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.47%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/26/2016Richard MorinCFOSell14,040$50.21$704,948.40View SEC Filing  
8/23/2016Richard MorinCFOSell4,260$50.21$213,894.60View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Richard MorinCFOSell1,100$50.35$55,385.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Theodor KrantzDirectorSell20,000$50.00$1,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Richard MorinCFOSell45,000$49.90$2,245,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Jeffrey Benjamin MillerDirectorSell20,000$49.51$990,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2016Patrick AliasDirectorSell7,500$48.47$363,525.00View SEC Filing  
8/3/2016Robert WillettCEOSell125,000$47.93$5,991,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016Patrick AliasDirectorSell7,500$44.59$334,425.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Reuben WassermanDirectorSell7,500$43.05$322,875.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2016Eugene G BanucciDirectorBuy2,000$38.80$77,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Bruce Robinson JDirectorBuy1,000$34.19$34,190.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2015Reuben WassermanDirectorSell7,500$49.41$370,575.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2015Patrick AliasDirectorSell7,500$49.51$371,325.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Richard MorinCFOSell15,000$50.06$750,900.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Robert WillettCEOSell100,000$50.04$5,004,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Patrick AliasDirectorSell7,500$43.20$324,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Robert WillettCEOSell22,750$43.57$991,217.50View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014Robert WillettCEOSell6,750$42.94$289,845.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Richard MorinCFOSell23,400$43.06$1,007,604.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Richard MorinCFOSell6,600$43.34$286,044.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Robert WillettCEOSell20,500$43.05$882,525.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014Robert WillettCEOSell48,700$36.02$1,754,174.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2014Robert WillettCEOSell1,300$35.00$45,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014Richard MorinCFOSell15,000$38.06$570,900.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2014Reuben WassermanDirectorSell6,000$37.44$224,640.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014Robert WillettCEOSell50,000$37.59$1,879,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Robert WillettCEOSell33,249$32.04$1,065,297.96View SEC Filing  
11/19/2013Robert WillettCEOSell14,951$31.84$476,039.84View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013Anthony SunDirectorSell30,000$32.82$984,600.00View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013Robert J ShillmanChairmanSell49,000$32.83$1,608,670.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013Robert WillettCEOSell25,000$63.61$1,590,250.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2013Richard MorinCFOSell7,500$60.38$452,850.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Robert WillettCEOSell25,000$57.81$1,445,250.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013Patrick AliasDirectorSell10,875$46.87$509,711.25View SEC Filing  
8/9/2013Patrick AliasDirectorSell10,875$46.17$502,098.75View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Richard MorinCFOSell7,500$55.66$417,450.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Robert WillettCEOSell25,000$53.07$1,326,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013Robert WillettCEOSell10,400$44.71$464,984.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013Robert WillettCEOSell14,600$44.59$651,014.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Richard MorinCFOSell15,000$44.36$665,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2012Robert J ShillmanChairmanSell9,611$35.02$336,577.22View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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