Knowles 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: www.knowles.com
- Market Cap: $1.35819 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 89,414,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $14.86
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $17.05
- 52 Week Range: $13.32 - $19.90
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.93
- P/E Growth: 1.11
- Annual Revenue: $867.6 million
- Price / Sales: 1.57
- Book Value: $11.30 per share
- Price / Book: 1.35
- EBIDTA: $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: 876,528 shs.
- Beta: 0.74
- 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) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.02. The business earned $190.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $190.24 million. Knowles Corporation had a positive return on equity of 6.98% and a negative net margin of 2.44%. The business's revenue was down .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.13 earnings per share. View Knowles Corporation's Earnings History.
When will Knowles Corporation make its next earnings announcement?
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 EPS guidance of $0.23-0.29 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS 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?
4 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Knowles Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Knowles Corporation's stock price to reach $18.50 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Knowles Corporation.
Who are some of Knowles Corporation's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Knowles Corporation include Electronics for Imaging (EFII), Synaptics Incorporated (SYNA), ScanSource (SCSC), PC Connection (CNXN), Xaar plc (XAR), Quantum Corporation (QTM), Focusrite PLC (TUNE), Key Tronic Corporation (KTCC), RadiSys Corporation (RSYS), Digital River (DRIV), Domino Printing Sciences Plc (DNO), EMC (EMC), Fusion-IO (FIO), Lexmark International (LXK), QLogic (QLGC), Silicon Graphics International Corp (SGI) and SMART Technologies (SMT).
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 shareholders include Franklin Resources Inc. (14.01%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (12.02%), Shapiro Capital Management LLC (10.97%), BlackRock Inc. (10.12%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.39%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.05%). 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 Shapiro Capital Management LLC, Hodges Capital Management Inc., GSA Capital Partners LLP, Sterling Capital Management LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Spark Investment Management LLC and BlackRock Inc.. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Northern Trust Corp, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Heartland Advisors Inc., Royce & Associates LP, Vanguard Group Inc. and Employees Retirement System of Texas. 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?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Knowles Corporation (NYSE KN)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.
One share of Knowles Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.24.
Consensus Ratings for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Hold Rating, 3 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.75)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$18.50 (21.39% upside)|
Analysts' Ratings History for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
(Data available from 9/21/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|6/8/2017||Dougherty & Co||Initiated Coverage||Buy||$22.00||Low|
|1/12/2017||Susquehanna Bancshares Inc||Upgrade||Negative -> Neutral||$14.00 -> $16.00||N/A|
|11/14/2016||Robert W. Baird||Upgrade||Neutral -> Outperform||$17.00 -> $20.00||N/A|
|9/29/2016||Roth Capital||Initiated Coverage||Buy||$16.00||N/A|
|9/6/2016||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Initiated Coverage||Neutral||$15.00||N/A|
|6/29/2016||Benchmark Co.||Initiated Coverage||Hold||$15.00||N/A|
|4/26/2016||Lake Street Capital||Boost Price Target||Buy||$14.00 -> $16.00||N/A|
|4/26/2016||Topeka Capital Markets||Boost Price Target||Buy||$15.00 -> $20.00||N/A|
|2/14/2016||FBR & Co||Reiterated Rating||Sell||N/A|
|1/4/2016||Craig Hallum||Upgrade||Hold -> Buy||$16.00 -> $18.00||N/A|
|12/16/2015||JMP Securities||Lower Price Target||Market Outperform||$27.00 -> $24.00||N/A|
Earnings History for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)Earnings History by Quarter for Knowles Corporation (NYSE KN)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|7/26/2017||Q2 2017||$0.11||$0.13||$190.24 million||$190.20 million||View||N/A|
|4/26/2017||Q1 2017||$0.11||$0.08||$190.00 million||$193.70 million||View||N/A|
|2/6/2017||Q416||$0.32||$0.35||$235.14 million||$240.60 million||View||Listen|
|10/24/2016||Q316||$0.30||$0.37||$233.11 million||$243.10 million||View||Listen|
|7/26/2016||Q216||$0.11||$0.13||$189.88 million||$190.30 million||View||Listen|
|4/25/2016||Q116||$0.03||$0.08||$180.32 million||$185.30 million||View||Listen|
|2/11/2016||Q415||$0.21||$0.34||$299.41 million||$310.50 million||View||Listen|
|10/26/2015||Q315||$0.11||$0.16||$297.89 million||$294.60 million||View||Listen|
|7/27/2015||Q215||$0.07||$0.08||$250.63 million||$240.90 million||View||Listen|
|4/23/2015||Q115||$0.03||$0.06||$234.10 million||$238.60 million||View||Listen|
|2/12/2015||Q414||$0.34||$0.14||$290.71 million||$286.10 million||View||Listen|
|10/27/2014||Q314||$0.35||$0.38||$307.20 million||$300.80 million||View||Listen|
|7/28/2014||Q214||$0.17||$0.23||$274.70 million||$281.00 million||View||Listen|
|4/28/2014||Q1||$0.30||$0.32||$263.00 million||$273.00 million||View||Listen|
Earnings Estimates for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.02
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Dividend History for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
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)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|8/4/2017||Michael S Polacek||Insider||Buy||3,246||$15.40||$49,988.40|| |
|3/8/2017||Jeffrey Niew||CEO||Sell||3,217||$18.34||$58,999.78|| |
|3/8/2017||Thomas G Jackson||VP||Sell||5,756||$18.34||$105,565.04|| |
|2/22/2017||Thomas G Jackson||VP||Sell||21,277||$19.30||$410,646.10|| |
|2/21/2017||Jeffrey Niew||CEO||Sell||11,727||$19.33||$226,682.91|| |
|2/21/2017||John S Anderson||CFO||Sell||2,198||$19.33||$42,487.34|| |
|2/21/2017||Thomas G Jackson||VP||Sell||3,909||$19.33||$75,560.97|| |
|8/12/2016||Keith Barnes||Director||Sell||1,693||$13.73||$23,244.89|| |
|7/29/2016||Thomas G Jackson||VP||Sell||3,764||$13.42||$50,512.88|| |
|2/18/2016||Didier Hirsch||Director||Buy||2,000||$11.10||$22,200.00|| |
|2/18/2016||Gordon A. Walker||insider||Buy||9,000||$10.87||$97,830.00|| |
|2/18/2016||Jeffrey Niew||CEO||Sell||4,467||$11.15||$49,807.05|| |
|2/17/2016||Jeffrey Niew||CEO||Buy||2,500||$10.95||$27,375.00|| |
|2/16/2016||Jeffrey Niew||CEO||Sell||941||$9.68||$9,108.88|| |
|2/16/2016||John S. Anderson||CFO||Sell||377||$9.68||$3,649.36|| |
|2/16/2016||Ronald Steven Jankov||Director||Buy||10,000||$10.80||$108,000.00|| |
|11/13/2015||Hermann Eul||Director||Buy||1,250||$15.39||$19,237.50|| |
|11/12/2015||Donald Macleod||Director||Buy||15,000||$15.92||$238,800.00|| |
|10/29/2015||Richard K Lochridge||Director||Buy||5,800||$17.09||$99,122.00|| |
|8/24/2015||Didier Hirsch||Director||Buy||1,200||$14.00||$16,800.00|| |
|8/20/2015||Didier Hirsch||Director||Buy||1,000||$15.00||$15,000.00|| |
|5/12/2015||Daniel J Giesecke||COO||Buy||5,000||$18.50||$92,500.00|| |
|5/12/2015||John S Anderson||CFO||Buy||1,000||$18.60||$18,600.00|| |
|5/8/2015||Paul M Dickinson||SVP||Buy||6,000||$18.49||$110,940.00|| |
|8/4/2014||Jeffrey Niew||CEO||Buy||1,000||$29.91||$29,910.00|| |
|5/19/2014||Jean Pierre Ergas||Director||Buy||15,000||$29.99||$449,850.00|| |
Headline Trends for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
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Knowles Corporation (KN) Chart for Thursday, September, 21, 2017