Cognex Corp. (CGNX): Price and Financial Metrics

Cognex Corp. (CGNX): $48.00

-1.19 (-2.42%)

POWR Rating

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  • Quality is the dimension where CGNX ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 95.67% of US stocks.
  • CGNX's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • CGNX ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 10th percentile.

CGNX Stock Summary

  • CGNX's went public 33.47 years ago, making it older than 89.6% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for CGNX is currently 34.32, higher than 87.35% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • CGNX's price/sales ratio is 8.3; that's higher than the P/S ratio of 86.81% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to CGNX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are DLB, SOPH, BASE, DIOD, and MASS.
  • Visit CGNX's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

CGNX Valuation Summary

  • CGNX's price/sales ratio is 8.5; this is 254.17% higher than that of the median Technology stock.
  • CGNX's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 152.2 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 2023-03-21 8.5 6.0 39.7 33.6
CGNX 2023-03-20 8.5 5.9 39.5 33.4
CGNX 2023-03-17 8.3 5.8 38.9 32.9
CGNX 2023-03-16 8.3 5.8 38.9 32.9
CGNX 2023-03-15 8.2 5.7 38.2 32.3
CGNX 2023-03-14 8.2 5.8 38.4 32.5

CGNX Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at 33.35%.
  • Its 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 6.04%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 6.04%.
CGNX's revenue has moved up $286,714,000 over the prior 34 months.

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
2022-12-31 1,006.09 243.406 215.525
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

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 $48.00 52-week high $80.30
Prev. close $49.19 52-week low $40.21
Day low $47.77 Volume 874,700
Day high $49.00 Avg. volume 829,267
50-day MA $50.88 Dividend yield 0.57%
200-day MA $47.26 Market Cap 8.29B

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

Below are the latest news stories about COGNEX CORP that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CGNX as an investment opportunity.

After spike in 2021, Cognex CEO's pay fell 30% last year

Robert Willett, CEO of the Natick-based electronics manufacturer, was No. 12 in the ranking of highest-paid tech CEOs in Massachusetts in 2021.

Yahoo | March 23, 2023

3 AI Stocks That Are Revolutionizing Manufacturing

These manufacturing AI stocks are pushing the envelope in manufacturing while moving the Industry 4.0 concept at a rapid pace

Muslim Farooque on InvestorPlace | March 8, 2023

New Strong Sell Stocks for March 7th

CGNX, BFAM and AVY have been added to the Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) List on March 7, 2023.

Yahoo | March 7, 2023

Cognex to Present at Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference

NATICK, Mass., March 02, 2023--Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) today announced that Paul Todgham, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Cognex, will present at the 44th Annual Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, beginning at 9:50 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Yahoo | March 2, 2023

2 Artificial Intelligence Stocks Millionaires Are Buying in a Nasdaq Bear Market

The Nasdaq Composite fell 33% last year as economic uncertainty rattled investors. In the fourth quarter, Steven Cohen of Point72 Asset Management started positions in Upstart Holdings (NASDAQ: UPST) and Cognex (NASDAQ: CGNX). Meanwhile, Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates took a stake in Upstart, and Kenneth Jacobs of Lazard Asset Management increased his position in Cognex.

Yahoo | March 1, 2023

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CGNX Price Returns

1-mo 2.19%
3-mo N/A
6-mo 12.89%
1-year -35.48%
3-year 6.55%
5-year -5.64%
YTD 2.04%
2022 -39.11%
2021 -2.85%
2020 47.69%
2019 45.54%
2018 -36.53%

CGNX Dividends

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