KEMET Company Profile (NYSE:KEM)


KEMET logoKEMET Corporation (KEMET) is a manufacturer of passive electronic components. The Company operates in two segments: Solid Capacitors, and Film and Electrolytic. The Solid Capacitors segment primarily produces tantalum, aluminum, polymer and ceramic capacitors. Solid Capacitors also produces tantalum powder used in the production of tantalum capacitors. The Film and Electrolytic Business Group produces film, paper and wet aluminum electrolytic capacitors. It also designs and produces EMI Filters. The Company's product offerings include surface mount, which are attached directly to the circuit board; leaded capacitors, which are attached to the circuit board using lead wires, and chassis-mount and other pin-through-hole board-mount capacitors, which utilize attachment methods, such as screw terminal and snap-in. The Company sells its products to a range of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrials
  • Industry: Electronic Component
  • Sub-Industry: Electronic Manufacturing Services
  • Symbol: NYSE:KEM
  • CUSIP: 48836020
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.25 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 47,694,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $22.68
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $16.83
  • 52 Week Range: $3.45 - $27.35
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 5.42
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.55
  • P/E Growth: 1.38
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $846.86 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.47
  • Book Value: $8.10 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.22
  • EBITDA: $110.1 million
  • Net Margins: 52.99%
  • Return on Equity: 327.85%
  • Return on Assets: 63.12%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.82%
  • Current Ratio: 2.47%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.69%
  • Average Volume: 2.14 million shs.
  • Beta: 3.56
  • Short Ratio: 1.49

Frequently Asked Questions for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)

What is KEMET's stock symbol?

KEMET trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KEM."

How were KEMET's earnings last quarter?

KEMET Co. (NYSE:KEM) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $274 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $282.52 million. KEMET had a net margin of 52.99% and a return on equity of 327.85%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 48.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.06 earnings per share. View KEMET's Earnings History.

When will KEMET make its next earnings announcement?

KEMET is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 7th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for KEMET.

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

2 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for KEMET's shares. Their forecasts range from $12.00 to $24.25. On average, they expect KEMET's stock price to reach $18.13 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for KEMET.

What are analysts saying about KEMET stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about KEMET stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "KEMET Corporation and its subsidiaries is the world's largest manufacturer of solid tantalum capacitors and and one of the world's largest manufacturer of multilayer ceramic capacitors. According to industry sources, tantalum and ceramic capacitors are the two fastest growing sectors of the United States capacitor industry. Capacitors are electronic components that store, filter and regulate electrical energy and current flow and are one of the essential passive components used on circuit boards. " (10/6/2017)
  • 2. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "As we contemplated potentially favorable terms of Kemet's acquisition of NEC Tokin, following indications earlier this month that it hoped to close the deal by the June quarter under a different structure than originally designed, we didn't come close to calculating a transaction as favorable as the one announced this morning. Indeed, under terms of the agreement with NEC Corp., Kemet is buying the passive-component portion of NEC Tokin for $197mn, but nearly all of that price is coming out of Tokin through a sale of a division. The net of this is that Kemet will add ~$26mn in EBITDA from Tokin (on a trailing basis) and decrease its net debt from $281mn to $207mn (or even lower if you exclude $86mn in accruals for legal liabilities). In addition, Kemet believes it can take an additional $20mn in costs out of Tokin in the next two years. Thus we see earnings and EBITDA increasing significantly in FY18 and FY19, potentially to $1 in adjusted earnings. So how to value the stock now? To be sure, there are still risks associated with further restructuring in Japan. Still, the company is in a much stronger position today than it has been in years, with a broader product offering and a more solid balance sheet. We move our PT to $10, which is roughly 12x estimated pro forma FY18 EPS of $0.80, and is in line it peers in the passive-component space." (2/24/2017)

Who are some of KEMET's key competitors?

Who are KEMET's key executives?

KEMET's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Frank G. Brandenberg, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Per-Olof Loof, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Stefano Vetralla, Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President of Human Resources
  • Charles C. Meeks JR, Executive Vice President - Solid Capacitor Business Group
  • Philip Michael Lessner, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
  • Susan Berish Barkal, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
  • R. James Assaf, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Claudio Lollini, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing
  • John C. Powers, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain; Chief Procurement Officer.
  • Brian Wesley Burch, Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Who owns KEMET stock?

KEMET's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.44%), Strs Ohio (0.09%) and Denali Advisors LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own KEMET stock include Charles C Meeks Jr, Claudio Lollini, Frank G Brandenberg, Joseph Vincent Borruso, Per Olof Loof, Ronald James Assaf, Stefano Vetralla, Susan Berish Barkal, Wilfried Backes and William M Lowe Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for KEMET.

Who sold KEMET stock? Who is selling KEMET stock?

KEMET's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have sold KEMET stock in the last year include Charles C Meeks Jr, Claudio Lollini, Frank G Brandenberg, Joseph Vincent Borruso, Per Olof Loof, Ronald James Assaf, Stefano Vetralla, Susan Berish Barkal, Wilfried Backes and William M Lowe Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for KEMET.

Who bought KEMET stock? Who is buying KEMET stock?

KEMET's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and Denali Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for KEMET.

How do I buy KEMET stock?

Shares of KEMET 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 KEMET's stock price today?

One share of KEMET stock can currently be purchased for approximately $26.12.

MarketBeat Community Rating for KEMET (NYSE KEM)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  154 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  127 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  281
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for KEMET (NYSE:KEM) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $18.13 (30.61% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)
Price Target History for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)
Analysts' Ratings History for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/8/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$24.25MediumView Rating Details
8/7/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)
Earnings by Quarter for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)
Earnings History by Quarter for KEMET (NYSE KEM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/30/2017$0.33N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q1 2018$0.18$0.33$282.52 million$274.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/10/2017Q4 2017$0.10$0.14$191.73 million$197.52 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q317$0.09$0.11$183.85 million$188.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q217$0.04$0.11$187.99 million$187.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q117$0.05$0.06$183.13 million$184.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q416$0.07$0.04$180.81 million$183.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q316$0.09$0.04$183.85 million$177.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q2($0.01)$0.09$186.81 million$186.12 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q116($0.02)$0.01$194.26 million$187.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q415$0.07($0.06)$204.49 million$193.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q315$0.07$0.11$208.12 million$201.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q215$0.03$0.07$208.88 million$215.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q414$0.02($0.07)$215.60 million$212.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q4$0.02$0.01$207.07 million$215.82 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q314($0.06)$0.02$213.60 million$207.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q214($0.27)($0.13)$206.10 million$212.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q1 2014($0.22)($0.38)$205.35 million$202.72 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q4 2013($0.08)($0.22)$201.57 million$203.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q3 2013($0.19)($0.05)$200.63 million$200.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q213($0.09)($0.14)$223.88 million$216.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012($0.08)($0.20)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2012($0.05)($0.16)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2012$0.06$0.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.46$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.24
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.75
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.04$0.04$0.04
Q2 20171$0.05$0.05$0.05
Q3 20171$0.07$0.07$0.07
Q4 20171$0.08$0.08$0.08
Q1 20181$0.05$0.05$0.05
Q2 20181$0.23$0.23$0.23
Q3 20181$0.22$0.22$0.22
Q4 20181$0.25$0.25$0.25
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.88%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 67.27%
Insider Trades by Quarter for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)
Insider Trades by Quarter for KEMET (NYSE:KEM)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/7/2017Joseph Vincent BorrusoDirectorSell1,000$22.31$22,310.00View SEC Filing  
8/30/2017Frank G BrandenbergDirectorSell11,525$23.12$266,458.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2017Wilfried BackesDirectorSell20,000$20.47$409,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2017Stefano VetrallaVPSell9,000$18.70$168,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2017Charles C Meeks JrInsiderSell30,000$18.89$566,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2017Ronald James AssafSVPSell9,334$17.73$165,491.82View SEC Filing  
5/22/2017Per Olof LoofCEOSell133,334$13.13$1,750,675.42View SEC Filing  
5/16/2017Claudio LolliniVPSell9,500$14.20$134,900.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2017Charles C Meeks JrInsiderSell115,000$14.33$1,647,950.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2017William M Lowe JrCFOSell68,422$14.36$982,539.92View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017Ronald James AssafSVPSell9,000$10.92$98,280.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017Susan Berish BarkalVPSell4,000$11.03$44,120.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016William M Lowe JrCFOBuy10,000$1.51$15,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2015Joseph Vincent BorrusoDirectorBuy5,000$1.63$8,150.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2015Susan Berish BarkalVPBuy1,000$2.35$2,350.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2015Wilfried BackesDirectorBuy10,000$2.33$23,300.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Joseph Vincent BorrusoDirectorBuy1,000$3.13$3,130.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015Joseph Vincent BorrusoDirectorBuy1,000$3.78$3,780.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013Joseph Vincent BorrusoDirectorBuy1,000$4.39$4,390.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Robert G PaulDirectorBuy7,500$4.45$33,375.00View SEC Filing  
11/29/2012Wilfried BackesDirectorBuy5,000$4.18$20,900.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2012Joseph Vincent BorrusoDirectorBuy1,000$4.40$4,400.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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