Cognex Corp. (CGNX): Price and Financial Metrics

Cognex Corp. (CGNX): $50.76

0.16 (+0.32%)

POWR Rating

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  • CGNX scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 97.78% of US stocks.
  • CGNX's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • CGNX's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 7.18% of US stocks).

CGNX Stock Summary

  • CGNX's went public 33.16 years ago, making it older than 89.53% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • The price/operating cash flow metric for COGNEX CORP is higher than 86.74% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • For CGNX, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by only 12.77% of US equities we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to CGNX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are DLB, NXGN, HRMY, NTCT, and CHKP.
  • CGNX's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit COGNEX CORP's official web site, go to

CGNX Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Technology stock, CGNX's price/sales ratio is 236% higher, now standing at 8.4.
  • Over the past 243 months, CGNX's price/sales ratio has gone down 0.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CGNX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CGNX 2022-11-25 8.4 6.1 39.6 33.0
CGNX 2022-11-23 8.4 6.1 39.8 33.2
CGNX 2022-11-22 8.1 5.9 38.4 32.0
CGNX 2022-11-21 8.3 6.0 39.1 32.6
CGNX 2022-11-18 8.2 5.9 38.6 32.2
CGNX 2022-11-17 8.4 6.1 39.6 33.0

CGNX Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 41.2%.
  • The year over year revenue growth rate now stands at 22.39%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 3.05%.
Over the past 15 months, CGNX's revenue has gone up $27,849,000.

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
2022-09-30 1,010.722 232.358 213.749
2022-06-30 1,085.948 212.969 258.669
2022-03-31 1,080.478 264.943 277.366
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

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 $50.76 52-week high $80.30
Prev. close $50.60 52-week low $40.21
Day low $49.67 Volume 888,800
Day high $50.81 Avg. volume 1,015,336
50-day MA $45.76 Dividend yield 0.55%
200-day MA $52.40 Market Cap 8.78B

Cognex Corp. (CGNX) Company Bio

Cognex Corporation is an American manufacturer of machine vision systems, software and sensors used in automated manufacturing to inspect and identify parts, detect defects, verify product assembly, and guide assembly robots. Cognex is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA and has offices in more than 20 countries. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Latest CGNX News From Around the Web

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Cognex Corporation (CGNX) Q3 2022 Earnings Call Transcript

Cognex Corporation (CGNX)

Q3 2022 Earnings Conference Call

November 03, 2022 05:00 PM ET

Company Participants

Susan Conway - Senior Director of Investor Relations

Rob Willett - President & Chief Executive Officer

Paul Todgham - Chief Financial Officer

Conference Call Participants

Joe Giordano - Cowen

Joe Ritchie - Goldman Sachs

Josh Pokrzwinski - Morgan Stanley

Jake Levinson - Melius Research

Jim Ricchiuti - Needham & Company

Jairam Nathan - Daiwa Capital Markets

Will Jellison - D.A. Davidson

Damian Karas - UBS

Rob Mason - Baird



Greetings, and welcome to the Cognex Third Qua...

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CGNX Price Returns

1-mo 10.41%
3-mo N/A
6-mo 4.58%
1-year -32.17%
3-year 5.78%
5-year -15.44%
YTD -34.39%
2021 -2.85%
2020 47.69%
2019 45.54%
2018 -36.53%
2017 92.85%

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