Nordson Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:NDSN)

About Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)

Nordson Corporation logoNordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used to dispense, apply and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids, to test and inspect for quality, and to treat and cure surfaces. The Company's segments include Adhesive Dispensing Systems, Advanced Technology Systems and Industrial Coating Systems. The Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment delivers its precision dispensing and processing technology to various markets. The Advanced Technology Systems segment integrates its product technologies found in progressive stages of a customer's production process, such as surface treatment, precisely controlled automated, and post-dispense bond testing, optical inspection and X-ray inspection. The Industrial Coating Systems segment provides equipment used primarily for applying coatings, paint, finishes, sealants and other materials, and for curing and drying of dispensed material.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sub-Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:NDSN
  • CUSIP: 65566310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $7.09 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 57,692,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $116.73
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $120.94
  • 52 Week Range: $96.05 - $131.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.53
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.11
  • P/E Growth: 1.55
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.54
  • Book Value: $18.80 per share
  • Price / Book: 6.54
  • Annual Dividend: $1.20
  • Dividend Yield: 1.0%
  • EBITDA: $548.73 million
  • Net Margins: 14.57%
  • Return on Equity: 32.99%
  • Return on Assets: 10.73%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.45%
  • Current Ratio: 2.10%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.47%
  • Average Volume: 319,445 shs.
  • Beta: 1.37
  • Short Ratio: 4.2

Frequently Asked Questions for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)

What is Nordson Corporation's stock symbol?

Nordson Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NDSN."

How often does Nordson Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Nordson Corporation?

Nordson Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 11th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Tuesday, September 5th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 18th. This is a positive change from Nordson Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.27. View Nordson Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Nordson Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August, 21st. The company reported $1.78 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.66 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $589.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $574.20 million. Nordson Corporation had a return on equity of 32.99% and a net margin of 14.57%. The firm's revenue was up 20.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.67 earnings per share. View Nordson Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Nordson Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Nordson Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, December, 12th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Nordson Corporation.

What guidance has Nordson Corporation issued on next quarter's earnings?

Nordson Corporation updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Monday, August, 21st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.18-1.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.52. The company issued revenue guidance of +4-8% to ~$530-550 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $565.83 million.

Where is Nordson Corporation's stock going? Where will Nordson Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

9 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Nordson Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $130.00 to $160.00. On average, they expect Nordson Corporation's stock price to reach $141.14 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Nordson Corporation.

Who are some of Nordson Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Nordson Corporation's key executives?

Nordson Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Joseph P. Keithley, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Michael F. Hilton, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Gregory A. Thaxton, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • John J. Keane, Senior Vice President
  • Gregory P. Merk, Senior Vice President
  • Robert E. Veillette, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • James E. DeVries, Vice President
  • Stephen Lovass, Corporate Vice President - Industrial Coating Systems
  • Shelly M Peet, Vice President
  • Jeffrey A. Pembroke, Vice President

How do I buy Nordson Corporation stock?

Shares of Nordson Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Nordson Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Nordson Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $122.88.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ NDSN)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  207 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  248 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  455
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Nordson Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $141.14 (14.86% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Price Target History for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Analysts' Ratings History for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/12/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$145.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$138.00LowView Rating Details
9/20/2017Longbow ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$140.00MediumView Rating Details
9/11/2017FBR & CoSet Price TargetBuy$160.00LowView Rating Details
8/23/2017GabelliUpgradeHold -> Buy$140.00HighView Rating Details
6/2/2017Wellington ShieldsUpgradeHold -> Gradually AccumulateLowView Rating Details
5/25/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$122.00 -> $130.00LowView Rating Details
2/28/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
2/22/2017Barrington ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$125.00 -> $135.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesUpgradeAccumulate -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingSector Perform$98.00 -> $106.00N/AView Rating Details
8/24/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$100.00 -> $115.00N/AView Rating Details
8/24/2016Citigroup Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
8/23/2016WunderlichBoost Price TargetBuy$100.00 -> $115.00N/AView Rating Details
5/31/2016SidotiDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Earnings by Quarter for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ NDSN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
12/11/2017$1.33N/AView Earnings Details
8/21/2017Q3 2017$1.66$1.78$574.20 million$589.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/22/2017Q2 2017$1.30$1.35$470.12 million$496.14 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2017Q117$0.82$0.86$396.78 million$407.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/13/2016Q416$1.23$1.39$482.26 million$509.28 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/22/2016Q316$1.33$1.47$480.65 million$489.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/23/2016Q216$0.92$1.19$414.84 million$437.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/22/2016Q116$0.55$0.61$367.49 million$372.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/10/2015Q415$1.07$0.95$446.34 million$446.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/20/2015Q315$1.25$1.16$476.28 million$463.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/19/2015Q215$0.86$0.80$405.98 million$401.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q115$0.67$0.69$386.14 million$379.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/11/2014Q414$1.13$1.15$457.76 million$468.59 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/21/2014Q314$1.13$1.20$449.77 million$458.55 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/22/2014Q214$0.89$0.97$406.71 million$417.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q114$0.62$0.56$368.78 million$359.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/11/2013Q4$0.96$0.93$403.81 million$410.82 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/22/2013Q3 2013$1.05$1.01$413.32 million$403.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/23/2013Q2 2013$0.84$0.84$382.56 million$382.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2013Q1 2013$0.68$0.62$348.93 million$347.04 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/13/20121.04$1.03$1.04$418.02 million$438.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/20/2012$0.99$1.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/21/2012$0.87$0.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2012$0.60$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/14/2011$0.81$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/18/2011$0.89$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/19/2011$0.88$0.95ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$1.10$1.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/15/2010$1.37$1.50$292.31 million$290.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.11
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.67
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20175$0.79$0.84$0.82
Q2 20175$1.27$1.33$1.31
Q3 20175$1.65$1.68$1.67
Q4 20175$1.26$1.38$1.31
Q1 20183$0.81$0.94$0.89
Q2 20183$1.33$1.46$1.39
Q3 20183$1.86$1.90$1.88
Q4 20183$1.48$1.55$1.51
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Most Recent Dividend:9/5/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.20
Dividend Yield:0.98%
Dividend Growth:16.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:23.90% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
22.56% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
20.62% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:3 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)

Dividend History by Quarter for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ NDSN)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.15%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 65.48%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/25/2017James E DevriesVPSell5,000$118.01$590,050.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017John J KeaneInsiderSell23,600$123.88$2,923,568.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017Gregory A ThaxtonInsiderSell3,973$113.16$449,584.68View SEC Filing  
10/7/2016Mary G PumaDirectorSell3,768$99.36$374,388.48View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Gregory P MerkInsiderSell19,800$100.24$1,984,752.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016Gregory P MerkInsiderSell16,600$100.30$1,664,980.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2016Douglas C BloomfieldVPSell3,532$99.00$349,668.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2016Gregory A ThaxtonInsiderSell8,121$99.00$803,979.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016James E DevriesVPSell5,000$88.02$440,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Robert E VeilletteVPSell6,500$87.72$570,180.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Jeffrey A PembrokeVPSell2,600$89.00$231,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Mary G PumaDirectorSell3,334$88.24$294,192.16View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Douglas C BloomfieldVPSell5,674$87.12$494,318.88View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016John J KeaneSVPSell3,120$87.56$273,187.20View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Michael F HiltonCEOSell4,949$87.50$433,037.50View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016Gregory P MerkSVPSell7,000$71.63$501,410.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Frank M JaehnertDirectorBuy2,000$64.00$128,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/15/2015James E DevriesVPSell5,400$67.10$362,340.00View SEC Filing  
10/7/2015Gregory A ThaxtonCFOSell5,625$67.72$380,925.00View SEC Filing  
6/30/2015John J KeaneSVPSell3,000$78.39$235,170.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015John J KeaneSVPSell3,000$80.55$241,650.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2015John J KeaneSVPSell3,000$79.83$239,490.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Robert E VeilletteVPSell1,200$82.22$98,664.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015John J KeaneSVPSell4,000$81.21$324,840.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2015Michael F HiltonCEOSell5,000$81.05$405,250.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2015Douglas C BloomfieldVPSell16,529$77.02$1,273,063.58View SEC Filing  
6/2/2014Douglas C BloomfieldVPSell3,563$82.12$292,593.56View SEC Filing  
5/30/2014Mary G PumaDirectorSell10,000$82.00$820,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2014John J KeaneSVPSell45,400$82.68$3,753,672.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2014Gregory A ThaxtonCFOSell1,004$82.46$82,789.84View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Gregory MerkSVPSell6,000$70.09$420,540.00View SEC Filing  
1/9/2014Peter LambertSVPSell2,000$71.56$143,120.00View SEC Filing  
1/8/2014Gregory ThaxtonCFOSell5,412$71.83$388,743.96View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Mary PumaDirectorSell5,000$73.50$367,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2013Peter LambertSVPSell1,500$68.62$102,930.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2013Gregory P MerkVPSell3,600$68.63$247,068.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2013Arthur L George JrDirectorBuy1,000$64.57$64,570.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2012James E DevriesVPSell15,994$60.37$965,557.78View SEC Filing  
8/23/2012Joseph P KeithleyDirectorSell5,000$60.27$301,350.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
Latest Headlines for Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN)
DateHeadline logoNordson Corporation to Post Q2 2018 Earnings of $1.46 Per Share, Seaport Global Securities Forecasts (NDSN) - October 16 at 6:00 AM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) Earns "Buy" Rating from KeyCorp - October 12 at 4:32 PM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - October 12 at 4:44 AM logoNordson Corporation Launches Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report - October 6 at 9:44 AM logoHead-To-Head Survey: Nordson Corporation (NDSN) versus Its Rivals - October 5 at 4:48 PM logoRobert W. Baird Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Nordson Corporation (NDSN) - October 4 at 11:44 PM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) versus MSC Industrial Direct (MSM) Head to Head Analysis - October 4 at 12:24 AM logo$1.32 EPS Expected for Nordson Corporation (NDSN) This Quarter - October 2 at 10:04 PM logoFinancial Review: Nordson Corporation (NDSN) and Kadant (KAI) - September 28 at 6:16 PM logoHead to Head Comparison: MSC Industrial Direct (MSM) and Nordson Corporation (NDSN) - September 27 at 12:06 PM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) VP Sells $590,050.00 in Stock - September 26 at 7:24 PM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) versus Its Rivals Financial Survey - September 25 at 12:18 PM logoNordson (NDSN) Down 6.1% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? - September 22 at 10:50 AM logoHead to Head Contrast: Key Technology (KTEC) and Nordson Corporation (NDSN) - September 21 at 10:26 PM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) Raised to "Buy" at Longbow Research - September 20 at 10:16 PM logoNordson Corp. : NDSN-US: Dividend Analysis : August 22nd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 19, 2017 - September 20 at 6:48 AM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - September 17 at 8:05 AM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) and Its Peers Head-To-Head Comparison - September 17 at 6:16 AM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $544.38 Million - September 16 at 1:02 PM logoComparing Nordson Corporation (NDSN) and Its Rivals - September 15 at 10:20 AM logoHead to Head Analysis: Nordson Corporation (NDSN) and Key Technology (KTEC) - September 14 at 8:08 AM logoETFs with exposure to Nordson Corp. : September 12, 2017 - September 12 at 5:33 AM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) PT Set at $160.00 by FBR & Co - September 11 at 8:58 PM logoNordson Corp. :NDSN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : September 8, 2017 - September 9 at 6:40 AM logoFinancial Comparison: Nordson Corporation (NDSN) and Lydall (LDL) - September 4 at 4:28 AM logoIntevac (IVAC) versus Nordson Corporation (NDSN) Financial Contrast - September 3 at 2:30 PM logoAnalyzing Lydall (LDL) and Nordson Corporation (NDSN) - September 2 at 4:10 PM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Nordson’s Quarterly Revenue Soared 20%; Adjusted EPS Jumped 21% - August 31 at 7:44 AM logoNordson SEALANT EQUIPMENT, Wixom Facility (Photo: Business Wire) - August 30 at 7:06 AM logoNordson Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:NDSN) : August 30, 2017 - August 30 at 7:06 AM logoNordson SEALANT EQUIPMENT Relocates to State-of-the-Art Wixom, MI Facility - August 29 at 5:06 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Nordson Corporation (NDSN) Will Post Earnings of $1.32 Per Share - August 26 at 8:18 PM logoGabelli Research Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Nordson Corporation (NDSN) - August 25 at 3:28 PM logoNordson Corporation Forecasted to Post FY2017 Earnings of $5.37 Per Share (NDSN) - August 25 at 9:18 AM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Nordson Corporation Decreased by Seaport Global Securities (NDSN) - August 25 at 9:18 AM logoBrokers Offer Predictions for Nordson Corporation's FY2017 Earnings (NDSN) - August 25 at 9:18 AM logoNordson's (NDSN) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Robert W. Baird - August 24 at 9:30 PM logoQ3 2018 Earnings Estimate for Nordson Co. Issued By Oppenheimer Holdings (NDSN) - August 24 at 10:32 AM logoNordson Co. Expected to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $1.90 Per Share (NDSN) - August 24 at 10:32 AM logoNordson Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NDSN-US : August 23, 2017 - August 24 at 9:54 AM logoNordson ASYMTEK Introduces 2-in-1 Dispensing and Inspection System at NEPCON South China, Booth 1H20 - August 24 at 9:54 AM logoNordson EFD Shares Benchtop Fluid Dispensing Best Practices in New Video Series - August 24 at 9:54 AM logoQ1 2018 EPS Estimates for Nordson Co. Reduced by Seaport Global Securities (NDSN) - August 24 at 8:46 AM logoGabelli Comments on Nordson Co.'s FY2017 Earnings (NDSN) - August 24 at 7:50 AM logoQ4 2017 Earnings Estimate for Nordson Corporation (NDSN) Issued By KeyCorp - August 23 at 11:14 AM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) Upgraded to Buy by Gabelli - August 23 at 9:16 AM logoEdited Transcript of NDSN earnings conference call or presentation 22-Aug-17 12:30pm GMT - August 23 at 9:04 AM logoNordson Corporation (NDSN) Expected to Post FY2017 Earnings of $5.29 Per Share - August 23 at 8:38 AM logoWhy Nordson Corporation Stock Just Slumped 9% - August 22 at 1:47 PM logo10 Stocks To Watch For August 22, 2017 - August 22 at 5:28 AM



Nordson Corporation (NDSN) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

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