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: www.knowles.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $1.36982 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 89,414,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $14.86
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $17.05
  • 52 Week Range: $13.32 - $19.90
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.87
  • P/E Growth: 1.11
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $867.6 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.57
  • Book Value: $11.30 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.34
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $141.1 million
  • Net Margins: -2.44%
  • Return on Equity: 6.98%
  • Return on Assets: 4.62%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.28%
  • Current Ratio: 2.14%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.23%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 876,709 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, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate 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 negative net margin of 2.44% and a positive return on equity of 6.98%. The firm's revenue was down .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $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 Monday, October, 23rd 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 EPS guidance of $0.23-0.29 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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 price objectives for Knowles Corporation's shares. Their predictions range from $16.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Knowles Corporation's share 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?

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors 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 acquired 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?

One share of Knowles Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.19.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Knowles Corporation (NYSE KN)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  139 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  161 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  300
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, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.75)
Consensus Price Target: $18.50 (21.79% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
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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 9/20/2015 forward)

Earnings

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
10/23/2017$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)

Estimates

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)

Dividends

Dividend History for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

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)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
Latest Headlines for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)
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DateHeadline
businesswire.com logoDSP Concepts Raises $10M Series A Round to Bring Innovative Audio Technology to All Industries
www.businesswire.com - September 20 at 12:05 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoKnowles Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : KN-US : September 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 20 at 12:05 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Silicon Graphics International Corp (SGI) and Knowles Corporation (KN)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 10:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) & The Competition Head to Head Contrast
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 16 at 4:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) and Apple (AAPL) Critical Comparison
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 15 at 4:56 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $221.25 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 1:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) versus its Rivals Financial Contrast
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 10 at 10:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.26 EPS Expected for Knowles Corporation (KN) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 10 at 10:20 PM
nbcnews.com logoBeyoncé Teams Up With Houston Pastor to Help Harvey Survivors
www.nbcnews.com - September 10 at 12:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFinancial Comparison: Knowles Corporation (KN) vs. The Competition
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 10:24 AM
nasdaq.com logoValidea Kenneth Fisher Strategy Daily Upgrade Report - 9/8/2017 - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 8 at 4:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 29 at 2:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Upgraded to "Sell" by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 26 at 3:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Knowles Corp.
finance.yahoo.com - August 24 at 8:31 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Knowles Corporation (KN) Lowered by Analyst
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 21 at 2:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Knowles Corp. : August 17, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 6:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoLogitech International (LOGI) vs. Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) Financial Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 13 at 9:00 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoIHS Markit Score Update: Rise in demand for ETFs holding Knowles Corp is a positive for its shares
finance.yahoo.com - August 12 at 1:59 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) Insider Michael S. Polacek Acquires 3,246 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 8 at 8:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.20 EPS Expected for Knowles Corporation (KN) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 5 at 7:08 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Knowles Corp appoints Cheryl Shavers as board director
www.reuters.com - August 5 at 12:11 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) & Logitech International (LOGI) Head-To-Head Survey
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 10:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 7:44 AM
businesswire.com logoKnowles Appoints Dr. Cheryl Shavers To Board of Directors ... - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - August 3 at 11:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoKnowles Corp. :KN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 11:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoKnowles Appoints Dr. Cheryl Shavers To Board of Directors
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 11:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNatixis CEO Says on Track to Reach All 2017 Objectives
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 2:01 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) Downgraded by BidaskClub to Strong Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 29 at 3:34 PM
seekingalpha.com logoKnowles (KN) Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - July 28 at 1:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDelayed iPhone Production Hits Apple Supplier Knowles
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 1:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of KN earnings conference call or presentation 26-Jul-17 8:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 1:36 AM
seekingalpha.com logoKnowles Corporation 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
seekingalpha.com - July 27 at 2:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.02 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 26 at 9:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: Knowles Corp. to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 9:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoKnowles Reports Q2 2017 Financial Results and Provides Outlook for Q3 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 9:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoKnowles reports 2Q loss
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 9:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Issues Q3 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 26 at 7:42 PM
seekingalpha.com logoKnowles Corporation: A Solid Investment Idea
seekingalpha.com - July 25 at 2:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$190.00 Million in Sales Expected for Knowles Corporation (KN) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 15 at 7:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.04 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 13 at 10:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoKnowles to Release Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on July 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 13 at 6:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQLogic (QLGC) & Knowles Corporation (KN) Head-To-Head Analysis
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 12 at 12:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 10 at 9:55 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 8 at 6:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Knowles Corp. : July 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 7:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Contrast: Lexmark International (LXK) & Knowles Corporation (KN)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 7:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoKnowles Corporation (KN) Raised to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 12:38 AM
nasdaq.com logoKN Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level
www.nasdaq.com - June 22 at 12:43 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Knowles Corporation (KN) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $190.00 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 21 at 8:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.04 Earnings Per Share Expected for Knowles Corporation (KN) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 19 at 10:26 PM

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