Cognex Corporation (CGNX): Price and Financial Metrics

Cognex Corporation (CGNX): $44.63

-0.84 (-1.85%)

POWR Rating

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  • Quality is the dimension where CGNX ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 97.43% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for CGNX is in Quality, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • CGNX ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 9th percentile.

CGNX Stock Summary

  • CGNX's went public 32.49 years ago, making it older than 88.57% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • For CGNX, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by merely 10.61% of US equities we're observing.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 13.41, Cognex Corp has a higher such ratio than 89.18% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to CGNX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ZNGA, NTCT, AZPN, DIOD, and VYNE.
  • Visit CGNX's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

CGNX Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Technology stock, CGNX's price/sales ratio is 188.07% higher, now standing at 15.7.
  • Over the past 243 months, CGNX's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 28.9.
  • CGNX's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 28.9 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CGNX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CGNX 2021-09-01 15.7 10.8 50.8 45.1
CGNX 2021-08-31 15.9 11.0 51.5 45.7
CGNX 2021-08-30 16.1 11.1 52.1 46.2
CGNX 2021-08-27 16.0 11.0 51.8 46.0
CGNX 2021-08-26 15.7 10.8 50.8 45.0
CGNX 2021-08-25 15.8 10.8 50.9 45.2

CGNX Growth Metrics

    Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 1.46%.
  • The 4 year price growth rate now stands at 183.1%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 75.85%.
Over the past 34 months, CGNX's revenue has gone up $226,843,000.

The table below shows CGNX's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 1,037.098 314.065 279.881
2021-09-30 1,016.648 341.806 295.691
2021-06-30 982.873 358.105 304.297
2021-03-31 882.812 275.897 225.557
2020-12-31 811.02 242.4 176.186
2020-09-30 757.174 227.361 187.168

CGNX's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • CGNX has a Quality Grade of A, ranking ahead of 95.89% of graded US stocks.
  • CGNX's asset turnover comes in at 0.522 -- ranking 45th of 75 Measuring and Control Equipment stocks.
  • DHR, COHR, and ONTO are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with CGNX.

The table below shows CGNX's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-10-03 0.522 0.741 0.248
2021-07-04 0.504 0.758 0.260
2021-04-04 0.458 0.752 0.190
2020-12-31 0.422 0.745 0.148
2020-09-27 0.390 0.741 0.111
2020-06-28 0.389 0.733 0.074

CGNX Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CGNX, see our CGNX price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $92.57 Average Broker Recommendation 1.91 (Hold)

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CGNX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $44.63 52-week high $92.17
Prev. close $45.47 52-week low $41.69
Day low $44.42 Volume 1,009,800
Day high $45.93 Avg. volume 1,053,440
50-day MA $52.85 Dividend yield 0.57%
200-day MA $70.02 Market Cap 7.75B

Cognex Corporation (CGNX) Company Bio

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of products that incorporate machine vision technology that gives them the ability to “see.” Cognex products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Natick, Massachusetts.

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Latest CGNX News From Around the Web

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1 Undervalued Growth Stock That Could Soar in 2022

The stock of machine-vision company Cognex (NASDAQ: CGNX) has been severely beaten up in the sell-off of technology stocks in 2022. Cognex's revenue and margin performance beat management's prior expectations in the fourth quarter. The results confirmed Cognex has plenty of potential within its end markets in 2022, including electric vehicle (EV) and logistics spending.

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Declining Stock and Solid Fundamentals: Is The Market Wrong About Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX)?

Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) has had a rough three months with its share price down 18%. However, stock prices are usually...

Yahoo | February 19, 2022

Cognex Corporation (CGNX) CEO Rob Willett on Q4 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Cognex Corporation (CGNX) Q4 2021 Earnings Conference Call February 17, 2022, 05:00 PM ET Company Participants Susan Conway - Senior Director, IR Rob Willett - President and CEO Paul Todgham - CFO Conference Call Participants Josh Pokrzywinski - Morgan Stanley Jacob Levinson - Melius Research Michael Anastasiou - Cowen and...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | February 18, 2022

Today’s Biggest Pre-Market Stock Movers: 10 Top Gainers and Losers on Friday

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William White on InvestorPlace | February 18, 2022

Why Cognex Shares Rose Nearly 6% Today

The machine vision company pleased investors with an excellent earnings report.

The Motley Fool | February 18, 2022

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CGNX Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -42.07%
6-mo -42.47%
1-year -46.49%
3-year -3.38%
5-year 9.97%
YTD -42.47%
2021 -2.85%
2020 47.69%
2019 45.54%
2018 -36.53%
2017 92.85%

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