Knowles Corp Company Profile (NYSE:KN)

About Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)

Knowles Corp logoKnowles Corporation is a global supplier of micro-acoustic, audio processing and specialty component solutions, serving the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, aerospace and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Mobile Consumer Electronics (MCE) and Specialty Components (SC). MCE designs and manufactures acoustic products, including microphones and audio processing technologies used in mobile handsets, wearables and other consumer electronic devices. SC specializes in the design and manufacture of specialized electronic components used in medical and life science applications, as well as solutions and components used in communications infrastructure and a range of other markets. It has sales, support and engineering facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, and manufacturing facilities in Asia. It also offers acoustics components used in hearing aids, as well as high-end oscillators (timing devices) and capacitors.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Communication Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:KN
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.51 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 89,234,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $18.18
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $17.75
  • 52 Week Range: $12.57 - $19.90
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.24
  • P/E Growth: 1.16
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $867.7 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.74
  • Book Value: $11.51 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.47
  • EBIDTA: $141.4 million
  • Net Margins: -4.92%
  • Return on Equity: 6.44%
  • Return on Assets: 4.08%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.29%
  • Current Ratio: 2.22%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.49%
  • Average Volume: 653,781 shs.
  • Beta: 0.75
  • Short Ratio: 23.38

Frequently Asked Questions for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)

What is Knowles Corp's stock symbol?

Knowles Corp trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KN."

How were Knowles Corp's earnings last quarter?

Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $193.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $190 million. Knowles Corp had a positive return on equity of 6.44% and a negative net margin of 4.92%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.08 EPS. View Knowles Corp's Earnings History.

What guidance has Knowles Corp issued on next quarter's earnings?

Knowles Corp issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.08-$0.14 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.15. The company issued revenue guidance of $180-$200 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $198.61 million.

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

5 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Knowles Corp's stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Knowles Corp's share price to reach $16.40 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Knowles Corp.

Who are some of Knowles Corp's key competitors?

Who owns Knowles Corp stock?

Knowles Corp's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Janus Capital Management LLC (12.05%), Shapiro Capital Management LLC (11.31%), BlackRock Inc. (10.21%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.21%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.18%) and State Street Corp (3.09%). Company insiders that own Knowles Corp stock include Didier Hirsch, Donald Macleod, Gordon A Walker, Hermann Eul, Jeffrey Niew, John S Anderson, Keith Barnes, Richard K Lochridge, Ronald Steven Jankov and Thomas G Jackson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Knowles Corp.

Who sold Knowles Corp stock? Who is selling Knowles Corp stock?

Knowles Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ameriprise Financial Inc., Strs Ohio, Lapides Asset Management LLC, CWM LLC, Shapiro Capital Management LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Bernzott Capital Advisors and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have sold Knowles Corp stock in the last year include Jeffrey Niew, John S Anderson, Keith Barnes and Thomas G Jackson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Knowles Corp.

Who bought Knowles Corp stock? Who is buying Knowles Corp stock?

Knowles Corp's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Sensato Investors LLC, Hodges Capital Management Inc., Rothschild Asset Management Inc., American Century Companies Inc. and Vanguard Group Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Knowles Corp stock in the last two years include Didier Hirsch, Donald Macleod, Gordon A Walker, Hermann Eul, Jeffrey Niew, Richard K Lochridge and Ronald Steven Jankov. View Insider Buying and Selling for Knowles Corp.

How do I buy Knowles Corp stock?

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

How much does a share of Knowles Corp stock cost?

One share of Knowles Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.95.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: $16.40 (3.24% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
1/12/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncUpgradeNegative -> Neutral$14.00 -> $16.00N/AView Rating Details
11/14/2016Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$17.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
9/29/2016Roth CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$16.00N/AView Rating Details
9/6/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral$15.00N/AView Rating Details
6/29/2016Benchmark Co.Initiated CoverageHold$15.00N/AView Rating Details
4/26/2016Lake Street CapitalBoost Price TargetBuy$14.00 -> $16.00N/AView Rating Details
4/26/2016Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetBuy$15.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
2/14/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
1/13/2016StephensReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/4/2016Craig HallumUpgradeHold -> Buy$16.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
12/16/2015JMP SecuritiesLower Price TargetMarket Outperform$27.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
Earnings by Quarter for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/26/2017Q1 2017$0.11$0.08$190.00 million$193.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2017Q416$0.32$0.35$235.14 million$240.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2016Q316$0.30$0.37$233.11 million$243.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$0.11$0.13$189.88 million$190.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2016Q116$0.03$0.08$180.32 million$185.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q415$0.21$0.34$299.41 million$310.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2015Q315$0.11$0.16$297.89 million$294.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2015Q215$0.07$0.08$250.63 million$240.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.03$0.06$234.10 million$238.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.34$0.14$290.71 million$286.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q314$0.35$0.38$307.20 million$300.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2014Q214$0.17$0.23$274.70 million$281.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2014Q1$0.30$0.32$263.00 million$273.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.06
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.13$0.20$0.17
Q2 20173$0.17$0.24$0.21
Q3 20173$0.26$0.35$0.32
Q4 20173$0.22$0.42$0.35
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.49%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/8/2017Jeffrey NiewCEOSell3,217$18.34$58,999.78View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Thomas G JacksonVPSell5,756$18.34$105,565.04View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017Thomas G JacksonVPSell21,277$19.30$410,646.10View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017Jeffrey NiewCEOSell11,727$19.33$226,682.91View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017John S AndersonCFOSell2,198$19.33$42,487.34View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017Thomas G JacksonVPSell3,909$19.33$75,560.97View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016Keith BarnesDirectorSell1,693$13.73$23,244.89View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Thomas G JacksonVPSell3,764$13.42$50,512.88View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Didier HirschDirectorBuy2,000$11.10$22,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Gordon A. WalkerinsiderBuy9,000$10.87$97,830.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Jeffrey NiewCEOSell4,467$11.15$49,807.05View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Jeffrey NiewCEOBuy2,500$10.95$27,375.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Jeffrey NiewCEOSell941$9.68$9,108.88View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016John S. AndersonCFOSell377$9.68$3,649.36View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Ronald Steven JankovDirectorBuy10,000$10.80$108,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2015Hermann EulDirectorBuy1,250$15.39$19,237.50View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015Donald MacleodDirectorBuy15,000$15.92$238,800.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Richard K LochridgeDirectorBuy5,800$17.09$99,122.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2015Didier HirschDirectorBuy1,200$14.00$16,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2015Didier HirschDirectorBuy1,000$15.00$15,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Daniel J GieseckeCOOBuy5,000$18.50$92,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015John S AndersonCFOBuy1,000$18.60$18,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2015Paul M DickinsonSVPBuy6,000$18.49$110,940.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Jeffrey NiewCEOBuy1,000$29.91$29,910.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Jean Pierre ErgasDirectorBuy15,000$29.99$449,850.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
Latest Headlines for Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN)
DateHeadline logoGaveKal Capital, LLC Buys Silicon Laboratories Inc, Meredith Corp, The Scotts Miracle Gro Co, ... - May 27 at 12:01 AM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $190 Million - May 26 at 1:52 PM logoWhy Knowles (KN) Could Be Positioned for a Slump - May 24 at 11:15 AM logoMicro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Market Growing at a CAGR of 9.8% During 2017 to 2022 - - May 23 at 5:47 PM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 19 at 1:42 PM logoKnowles Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : KN-US : May 18, 2017 - May 18 at 9:01 AM logoMicro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Market Worth 18.88 Billion USD by 2022 - May 16 at 6:01 PM logoETFs with exposure to Knowles Corp. : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 5:37 PM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds - May 9 at 12:50 AM logoCommit To Purchase Knowles Corp At $15, Earn 9.4% Annualized Using Options - May 8 at 5:47 PM logoEconomist Says France Stopped Improving 20 Years Ago - May 8 at 5:47 PM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Knowles Corp (KN) to Sell - May 5 at 12:46 AM logoETFs with exposure to Knowles Corp. : May 3, 2017 - May 3 at 8:14 PM logo$190 Million in Sales Expected for Knowles Corp (KN) This Quarter - May 3 at 1:38 PM logoKnowles Corp. :KN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 11:04 AM logo Analysts Anticipate Knowles Corp (KN) Will Post Earnings of $0.07 Per Share - May 1 at 7:44 PM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Receiving Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 29 at 11:15 AM logoWhy Shares of Knowles Corp Are Lower Today - Motley Fool - April 29 at 8:59 AM logoKnowles Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : KN-US : April 28, 2017 - April 28 at 9:44 AM logoEdited Transcript of KN earnings conference call or presentation 26-Apr-17 8:30pm GMT - April 27 at 6:45 PM logoWhy Shares of Knowles Corp Are Lower Today - April 27 at 6:45 PM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.01 EPS - April 27 at 12:22 AM logoKnowles Corporation 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - April 27 at 12:09 AM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS - April 26 at 11:20 PM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Updates Q2 Earnings Guidance - April 26 at 8:02 PM logoNotable Wednesday Option Activity: EBIX, KMX, KN - April 26 at 7:09 PM logoBRIEF-Knowles reports Q1 loss per share $0.05 - April 26 at 7:09 PM logoKnowles Reports Q1 2017 Financial Results and Provides Outlook for Q2 2017 - April 26 at 7:09 PM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.02 - April 26 at 6:16 PM logoKnowles reports 1Q loss - April 26 at 5:24 PM logoA Red State’s Arts Blues - April 25 at 9:21 AM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - April 24 at 1:53 PM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.19 - April 22 at 3:33 PM logoKnowles Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:KN) : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 6:16 PM logoKnowles Introduces World’s First Smart Microphone with an Embedded, Open Digital Signal Processor - April 19 at 6:16 PM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.03 - April 19 at 8:07 AM logoKnowles Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : KN-US : April 18, 2017 - April 18 at 10:48 AM
News IconThese companies have most to lose in Apple's strategic 'insourcing' drive — ranked by revenues - April 17 at 10:37 AM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds - April 15 at 5:15 PM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - April 15 at 11:42 AM logoNoteworthy Thursday Option Activity: DE, STRP, KN - April 13 at 5:54 PM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $190.34 Million - April 12 at 11:56 AM logoKnowles to Release First Quarter 2017 Financial Results on April 26, 2017 - April 11 at 11:39 AM logoTiming Devices Market Worth 5.92 Billion USD by 2022 - April 7 at 10:43 AM logoKnowles Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : KN-US : April 4, 2017 - April 7 at 10:43 AM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - March 28 at 1:47 PM logoHow These Communication Equipment Stocks are Faring? -- Motorola Solutions, Knowles, Harris, and Barracuda Networks - March 28 at 10:54 AM logoKnowles Appoints Mike Polacek as President of Intelligent Audio - March 16 at 6:58 PM logo10-K: RESOLUTE ENERGY CORP - March 13 at 5:59 PM logoKnowles to Present at the ROTH Conference on March 14 - March 9 at 4:05 PM



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