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
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:KN
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.40201 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 89,413,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $15.34
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $16.50
  • 52 Week Range: $14.08 - $19.90
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.18
  • P/E Growth: 1.12
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $867.6 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.59
  • Book Value: $11.30 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.37
  • EBITDA: $141.1 million
  • Net Margins: -2.44%
  • Return on Equity: 6.98%
  • Return on Assets: 4.62%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.28%
  • Current Ratio: 2.14%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.23%
  • Average Volume: 823,355 shs.
  • Beta: 0.76
  • Short Ratio: 20.94

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) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.02. The business earned $190.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $190.24 million. Knowles Corporation had a positive return on equity of 6.98% and a negative net margin of 2.44%. Knowles Corporation's quarterly revenue was down .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.13 earnings per share. View Knowles Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Knowles Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Knowles Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Knowles Corporation.

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

Knowles Corporation updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.23-0.29 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.33. The company issued revenue guidance of $205-235 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $243.07 million.

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

3 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Knowles Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $16.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Knowles Corporation's share price to reach $19.33 in the next twelve months. 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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BB&T Corp (0.36%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.28%), Inverness Counsel LLC NY (0.27%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.19%), Skylands Capital LLC (0.08%) and Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.05%). Company insiders that own Knowles Corporation stock include Didier Hirsch, Donald Macleod, Gordon A Walker, Hermann Eul, Jeffrey Niew, John S Anderson, Keith Barnes, Michael S Polacek, 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 Inverness Counsel LLC NY, Fulton Bank N.A. and State Treasurer State of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold Knowles Corporation stock in the last year include Jeffrey Niew, John S Anderson 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Skylands Capital LLC, Nationwide Fund Advisors, Eqis Capital Management Inc., Fisher Asset Management LLC and BB&T Corp. 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, Michael S Polacek, 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 $15.45.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Knowles Corporation (NYSE KN)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  144 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  181 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  325
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: 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $19.33 (25.13% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
Price Target History for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
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 10/24/2015 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
10/25/2017$0.27N/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2017Q2 2017$0.11$0.13$190.24 million$190.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $1.02
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.13$0.20$0.17
Q2 20173$0.17$0.24$0.21
Q3 20174$0.19$0.35$0.29
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
8/4/2017Michael S PolacekInsiderBuy3,246$15.40$49,988.40View SEC Filing  
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)


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