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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Special industry machinery, except metalworking machinery
Trailing P/E Ratio21.07
Forward P/E Ratio18.21
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$515.03 million
Price / Sales2.03
Cash Flow$6.3771 per share
Price / Cash14.85
Book Value$30.21 per share
Price / Book3.13
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.49
Net Income$31.09 million
Return on Equity16.27%
Return on Assets7.57%
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 11th. View Kadant's Dividend History.
How will Kadant's stock buyback program work?
Kadant declared that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $20,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 2.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Kadant's earnings last quarter?
Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 1st. The industrial products company reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.11. The industrial products company had revenue of $149.19 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $145.42 million. Kadant had a return on equity of 16.27% and a net margin of 5.88%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 45.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.80 earnings per share. View Kadant's Earnings History.
When is Kadant's next earnings date?
What guidance has Kadant issued on next quarter's earnings?
Kadant issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, April, 30th. The company provided 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 1-year price targets for Kadant's shares. Their forecasts range from $102.00 to $112.00. On average, they anticipate Kadant's share price to reach $107.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Kadant.
Who are some of Kadant's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Kadant include Bemis (BMS), Colfax (CFX), UniFirst (UNF), Timken (TKR), MSA Safety (MSA), SiteOne Landscape Supply (SITE), Regal Beloit (RBC), Proto Labs (PRLB), Meggitt (MGGT), Axon Enterprise (AAXN), Babcock International Group (BAB), EnerSys (ENS), Valmont Industries (VMI), Stella-Jones (SJ) and Travis Perkins (TPK).
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. Sandra L. Lambert, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 62)
Has Kadant been receiving favorable news coverage?
News articles about KAI stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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 news impact score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.55 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.
Who are Kadant's major shareholders?
Kadant's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.55%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.31%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (4.10%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.49%), Handelsbanken Fonder AB (3.45%) and Handelsbanken Fonder AB (3.45%). 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 selling Kadant stock?
KAI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Pier Capital LLC, Cortina Asset Management LLC, Smith Asset Management Group LP, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P and Barclays PLC. Company insiders that have sold Kadant company stock in the last year include Eric T Langevin, Jeffrey L Powell, Jonathan W Painter, Michael J Mckenney, Sandra L Lambert and William P Tully. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kadant.
Which major investors are buying Kadant stock?
KAI stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wasatch Advisors Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Natixis Advisors L.P., Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, American Century Companies Inc., Opus Capital Group LLC and WINTON GROUP Ltd. 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 $94.70.
How big of a company is Kadant?
Kadant has a market capitalization of $1.04 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]
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