Knowles Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:KN)

About Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)

Knowles Corporation 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: Computer Hardware - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:KN
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.46433 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 89,234,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $17.21
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $17.98
  • 52 Week Range: $12.82 - $19.90
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.61
  • P/E Growth: 1.11
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $867.7 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.70
  • Book Value: $11.51 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.44
  • EBIDTA: $141.4 million
  • Net Margins: -1.86%
  • Return on Equity: 6.69%
  • Return on Assets: 4.35%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.30%
  • Current Ratio: 2.20%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.40%
  • Average Volume: 788,865 shs.
  • Beta: 0.78
  • Short Ratio: 24.33
Frequently Asked Questions for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)

What is Knowles Corporation's stock symbol?

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

How were Knowles Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.03. The company earned $193.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $190 million. Knowles Corporation had a positive return on equity of 6.69% and a negative net margin of 1.86%. The company's revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.08 earnings per share. View Knowles Corporation's Earnings History.

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

Knowles Corporation updated 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 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 Corporation's stock going? Where will Knowles Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

5 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Knowles Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Knowles Corporation's share price to reach $17.80 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Knowles Corporation.

Who are some of Knowles Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Knowles Corporation's key executives?

Knowles Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Jean-Pierre M. Ergas, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Jeffrey S. Niew, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • John S. Anderson, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Michael S. Polacek, President - Intelligent Audio
  • Christian U. Scherp, President - Performance Audio
  • Daniel J. Giesecke, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Raymond D. Cabrera, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Thomas G. Jackson, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Helmut Vogler, Senior Vice President - Global Sales
  • Bryan E. Mittelman, Vice President, Controller

Who owns Knowles Corporation stock?

Knowles Corporation's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BB&T Corp (0.35%), CWM LLC (0.29%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.17%), Creative Planning (0.11%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.08%) and James Investment Research Inc. (0.07%). Company insiders that own Knowles Corporation 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 Corporation.

Who sold Knowles Corporation stock? Who is selling Knowles Corporation stock?

Knowles Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc., CWM LLC, Fulton Bank N.A., OLD National Bancorp IN, Creative Planning, Aperio Group LLC and US Bancorp DE. Company insiders that have sold Knowles Corporation stock in the last year include Jeffrey Niew, John S Anderson, Keith Barnes and Thomas G Jackson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Knowles Corporation.

Who bought Knowles Corporation stock? Who is buying Knowles Corporation stock?

Knowles Corporation's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including James Investment Research Inc., Fisher Asset Management LLC, Skylands Capital LLC, BB&T Corp, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Eqis Capital Management Inc., LS Investment Advisors LLC and Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Knowles Corporation 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 Corporation.

How do I buy Knowles Corporation stock?

Shares of Knowles 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 Knowles Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Knowles Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.56.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Knowles Corporation (NYSE KN)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  108 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  126 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  234
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Knowles 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 Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: $17.80 (7.49% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/8/2017Dougherty & CoInitiated CoverageBuy$22.00LowView Rating Details
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
9/6/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated 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 7/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
Earnings by Quarter for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Knowles Corporation (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 Corporation (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 Corporation (NYSE:KN)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.20%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Knowles Corporation (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 Corporation (NYSE:KN)
Latest Headlines for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
DateHeadline logo$190.00 Million in Sales Expected for Knowles Corporation (KN) This Quarter - July 15 at 7:42 AM logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.04 Per Share - July 13 at 10:20 PM logoKnowles to Release Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on July 26, 2017 - July 13 at 6:08 AM logoQLogic (QLGC) & Knowles Corporation (KN) Head-To-Head Analysis - July 12 at 12:14 PM logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - July 10 at 9:55 AM logoKnowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub - July 8 at 6:00 PM logoETFs with exposure to Knowles Corp. : July 5, 2017 - July 6 at 7:04 AM logoCritical Contrast: Lexmark International (LXK) & Knowles Corporation (KN) - June 28 at 7:52 AM logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Raised to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - June 28 at 12:38 AM logoKN Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level - June 22 at 12:43 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Knowles Corporation (KN) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $190.00 Million - June 21 at 8:50 AM logo$0.04 Earnings Per Share Expected for Knowles Corporation (KN) This Quarter - June 19 at 10:26 PM logoETFs with exposure to Knowles Corp. : June 15, 2017 - June 16 at 7:08 AM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Downgraded to Hold at BidaskClub - June 14 at 7:48 PM logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - June 13 at 11:14 AM logoForm SC 13G Knowles Corp Filed by: JANUS HENDERSON GROUP PLC - - June 12 at 3:22 PM logoDougherty & Co Starts Knowles Corp (KN) at Buy; Seen Benefiting ... - - June 9 at 12:10 AM logoKnowles Corp (KN) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Dougherty & Co - June 8 at 12:58 PM logoKnowles Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : KN-US : June 7, 2017 - June 7 at 9:41 AM logoTechnical Snapshots for These Communication Equipment Stocks -- Nokia, Viavi Solutions, Harris, and - PR Newswire (press release) - June 5 at 9:58 AM 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



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