NYSE:KAI - Kadant Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $96.45 -1.45 (-1.48 %) (As of 07/23/2018 11:26 AM ET)Previous Close$97.90Today's Range$96.45 - $98.1052-Week Range$75.95 - $114.00Volume3,404 shsAverage Volume41,163 shsMarket Capitalization$1.08 billionP/E Ratio21.48Dividend Yield0.90%Beta1.37 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Kadant Inc. supplies equipment and critical components used in papermaking, paper recycling, recycling and waste management, and other process industries worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Papermaking Systems and Wood Processing Systems. The Papermaking Systems segment develops, manufactures, and markets custom-engineered stock-preparation systems and equipment for the preparation of wastepaper for conversion into recycled paper and balers, as well as related equipment used in the processing of recyclable and waste materials; and fluid-handling systems and equipment used in industrial piping systems to compensate for movement, as well as to transfer fluid, power, and data. This segment also offers doctoring systems and equipment, and related consumables to enhance the operation of paper machines and other industrial processes; and filtration and cleaning systems for draining, purifying, and recycling process water, as well as cleaning fabrics, belts, and rolls in various process industries. The Wood Processing Systems segment develops, manufactures, and markets stranders, debarkers, chippers, and logging machinery used in the harvesting and production of lumber and oriented strand board, an engineered wood panel product used primarily in home construction. This segment also provides pulping equipment refurbishment and repair services for the pulp and paper industry. The company also manufactures and sells granules for use in turf and ornamental applications, and oil and grease absorption, as well as carriers for agricultural, home lawn and garden, and professional lawn applications. The company was formerly known as Thermo Fibertek Inc. and changed its name to Kadant Inc. in July 2001. Kadant Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts. Receive KAI News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for KAI and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Special industry machinery, except metalworking machinery Sub-IndustryIndustrial Machinery SectorIndustrial Products SymbolNYSE:KAI CUSIP48282T10 Webwww.kadant.com Phone978-776-2000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.70 Current Ratio2.10 Quick Ratio1.38 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio21.48 Forward P/E Ratio18.55 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$515.03 million Price / Sales2.07 Cash Flow$6.2793 per share Price / Cash15.36 Book Value$30.21 per share Price / Book3.19 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.49 Net Income$31.09 million Net Margins5.88% Return on Equity16.27% Return on Assets7.57% Miscellaneous Employees2,400 Outstanding Shares11,030,000Market Cap$1,079.64 Kadant (NYSE:KAI) Frequently Asked Questions What is Kadant's stock symbol? Kadant trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KAI." How often does Kadant pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kadant? Kadant declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 12th will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share on Thursday, August 9th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 11th. View Kadant's Dividend History. How will Kadant's stock buyback program work? Kadant announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $20,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 2.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were Kadant's earnings last quarter? Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 1st. The industrial products company reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.11. The industrial products company had revenue of $149.19 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $145.42 million. Kadant had a return on equity of 16.27% and a net margin of 5.88%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 45.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.80 EPS. View Kadant's Earnings History. When is Kadant's next earnings date? Kadant is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Kadant. What guidance has Kadant issued on next quarter's earnings? Kadant updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, April, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.15-5.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.02. The company issued revenue guidance of $625-635 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $613.83 million.Kadant also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.95-1.00 EPS. What price target have analysts set for KAI? 2 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Kadant's stock. Their forecasts range from $102.00 to $112.00. On average, they anticipate Kadant's share price to reach $107.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Kadant. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kadant? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kadant in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." What are Wall Street analysts saying about Kadant stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Kadant stock: 1. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We anticipate the company to achieve steady, but opportunistic revenue growth, EBITDA margin expansion of a couple hundred bps and earnings growth of double digits over the next few years, while continuing to generate a high level of free cash flow." (7/23/2018) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Kadant Inc. is a leading supplier of a range of products and systems for the global papermaking and paper-recycling industries, including de-inking systems, stock-preparation equipment, water-management systems, and papermaking accessories. Through its majority-owned Thermo Fibergen subsidiary, the company also develops and commercializes composite building materials produced from natural fiber and recycled plastic. Kadant is a public subsidiary of Thermo Electron Corporation.(Press Release) " (7/17/2018) Who are some of Kadant's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Kadant include Axon Enterprise (AAXN), SUMITOMO HEAVY/ADR (SOHVY), Bemis (BMS), MSA Safety (MSA), SiteOne Landscape Supply (SITE), Colfax (CFX), Regal Beloit (RBC), Proto Labs (PRLB), UniFirst (UNF), Meggitt (MGGT), Timken (TKR), Babcock International Group (BAB), RBC Bearings (ROLL), Tetra Tech (TTEK) and Stella-Jones (SJ). Who are Kadant's key executives? Kadant's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Jonathan W. Painter, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)Mr. Michael J. McKenney, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)Mr. Eric T. Langevin, Exec. VP & Co-COO (Age 55)Mr. Jeffrey L. Powell, Exec. VP & Co-COO (Age 59)Ms. Deborah S. Selwood, VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 49) Has Kadant been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about KAI stock have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kadant earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.86 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are Kadant's major shareholders? Kadant's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Handelsbanken Fonder AB (4.49%), James Investment Research Inc. (0.19%), Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB (0.03%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.02%). Company insiders that own Kadant stock include Eric T Langevin, Jeffrey L Powell, Jonathan W Painter, Michael J Mckenney, Sandra L Lambert, Thomas C Leonard and William P Tully. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kadant. Which major investors are buying Kadant stock? KAI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Handelsbanken Fonder AB, James Investment Research Inc., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC and Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kadant. How do I buy shares of Kadant? Shares of KAI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Kadant's stock price today? One share of KAI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $97.10. How big of a company is Kadant? Kadant has a market capitalization of $1.08 billion and generates $515.03 million in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $31.09 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.49 on an earnings per share basis. Kadant employs 2,400 workers across the globe. How can I contact Kadant? Kadant's mailing address is ONE TECHNOLOGY PARK DRIVE, WESTFORD MA, 01886. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 978-776-2000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Kadant (NYSE KAI)Community Ranking: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 144 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 185 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 329MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kadant and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KAI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KAI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 7/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What do investors mean by earnings per share?