Kadant Inc (KAI): Price and Financial Metrics

Kadant Inc (KAI): $216.02

5.61 (+2.67%)

POWR Rating

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  • Quality is the dimension where KAI ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 94.51% of US stocks.
  • KAI's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 47 weeks.
  • KAI's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 45.67% of US stocks).

KAI Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 126.84, Kadant Inc is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 80.87% of US stocks.
  • KAI's went public 28.88 years ago, making it older than 78.8% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Of note is the ratio of Kadant Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 76.1% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Kadant Inc are AOUT, GOLF, PESI, OESX, and ENZ.
  • KAI's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Kadant Inc's official web site, go to www.kadant.com.

KAI Valuation Summary

  • KAI's price/sales ratio is 3.6; this is 100% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, KAI's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 20.5.
  • Over the past 243 months, KAI's price/sales ratio has gone up 2.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for KAI.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
KAI 2021-09-03 3.6 4.7 35.3 26.3
KAI 2021-09-02 3.6 4.7 35.1 26.1
KAI 2021-09-01 3.5 4.6 34.7 25.8
KAI 2021-08-31 3.5 4.6 34.4 25.6
KAI 2021-08-30 3.5 4.6 34.5 25.7
KAI 2021-08-27 3.5 4.5 34.0 25.3

KAI Growth Metrics

  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 23.35%.
  • The year over year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 7.46%.
  • Its 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 62.21%.
KAI's revenue has moved up $303,602,000 over the prior 70 months.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 691.315 128.154 70.483
2021-03-31 648.364 105.807 59.226
2020-12-31 635.028 92.884 55.196
2020-09-30 649.256 91.848 47.738
2020-06-30 668.15 93.133 49.002
2020-03-31 692.455 93.706 53.699

KAI'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.
  • KAI has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 94.59% of graded US stocks.
  • KAI's asset turnover comes in at 0.726 -- ranking 47th of 104 Machinery stocks.
  • PFIN, JBT, and GGG are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with KAI.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-07-03 0.726 0.439 0.214
2021-04-03 0.702 0.439 0.182
2021-01-02 0.693 0.437 0.167
2020-09-26 0.706 0.428 0.149
2020-06-27 0.722 0.425 0.150
2020-03-28 0.739 0.421 0.153

KAI Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of KAI, see our KAI 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 $213.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.6 (Moderate Buy)

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KAI Price/Volume Stats

Current price $216.02 52-week high $218.61
Prev. close $210.41 52-week low $104.15
Day low $210.88 Volume 30,000
Day high $216.27 Avg. volume 36,387
50-day MA $194.37 Dividend yield 0.46%
200-day MA $171.33 Market Cap 2.50B

Kadant Inc (KAI) Company Bio

Kadant Inc. is a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. The Company's products, technologies, and services play an integral role in enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Westford, Massachusetts.

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Yahoo | September 10, 2021

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Yahoo | September 10, 2021

Kadant Declares Cash Dividend

WESTFORD, Mass., Sept. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend to stockholders of $0.25 per share to be paid on November 11, 2021 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 14, 2021. Future declarations of dividends are subject to Board approval and may be adjusted as business needs or market conditions change. About Kadant Kadant Inc. is a global supplier of high-value, critical

Yahoo | September 9, 2021

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Yahoo | September 9, 2021

How Kadant (KAI) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry

Kadant (KAI) has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, and belongs to a strong industry as well.

Yahoo | September 8, 2021

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KAI Price Returns

1-mo 7.74%
3-mo 27.94%
6-mo 21.82%
1-year 84.51%
3-year 107.45%
5-year 345.04%
YTD 53.91%
2020 35.18%
2019 30.68%
2018 -18.14%
2017 65.97%
2016 53.12%

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