Kadant Inc (KAI): Price and Financial Metrics

Kadant Inc (KAI)

Today's Latest Price: $102.99 USD

1.24 (1.22%)

Updated Jul 7 2:41pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 57 in Industrial - Equipment

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KAI Stock Summary

  • Kadant Inc's stock had its IPO on November 3, 1992, making it an older stock than 79.06% of US equities in our set.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -18.16%, Kadant Inc's debt growth rate surpasses merely 14.26% of about US stocks.
  • Kadant Inc's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 5.97%, greater than the shareholder yield of 75.85% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to KAI, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ELY, CSTE, CMCO, NVT, and ENS.
  • Visit KAI's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.kadant.com.
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KAI Price/Volume Stats

Current price $102.99 52-week high $114.05
Prev. close $101.75 52-week low $52.71
Day low $100.60 Volume 42,494
Day high $103.28 Avg. volume 70,234
50-day MA $95.11 Dividend yield 0.94%
200-day MA $92.86 Market Cap 1.18B

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.

KAI Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

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We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Kadant Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Kadant Inc ranked in the 57th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 49% on a DCF basis. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for KAI, they are:

  • The company's balance sheet shows it gets 80% of its capital from equity, and 20% of its capital from debt. Its equity weight surpasses that of 62.63% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Industrials sector.
  • Kadant Inc's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 17 -- greater than 67.27% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • Kadant Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at 7.03. This coverage rate is greater than that of 69.29% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

THR, ETN, AZZ, LII, and DAL can be thought of as valuation peers to KAI, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest KAI News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Kadant Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate KAI as an investment opportunity.

Edited Transcript of KAI.N earnings conference call or presentation 30-Apr-20 3:00pm GMT

Q1 2020 Kadant Inc Earnings Call

Yahoo | June 23, 2020

Is Kadant Inc. (KAI) A Good Stock To Buy?

Before we spend countless hours researching a company, we like to analyze what insiders, hedge funds and billionaire investors think of the stock first. This is a necessary first step in our investment process because our research has shown that the elite investors' consensus returns have been exceptional. In the following paragraphs, we find out […]

Yahoo | June 15, 2020

Kadant Authorizes Share Repurchase

WESTFORD, Mass., May 13, 2020 -- Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $20 million of its equity securities.

Yahoo | May 13, 2020

Kadant Declares Cash Dividend

WESTFORD, Mass., May 13, 2020 -- Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend to stockholders of $0.24 per share.

Yahoo | May 13, 2020

Were Hedge Funds Right About Kadant Inc. (KAI)?

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Yahoo Finance | May 6, 2020

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KAI Price Returns

1-mo -6.38%
3-mo 38.73%
6-mo -2.72%
1-year 15.47%
3-year 38.91%
5-year 139.32%
YTD -1.68%
2019 30.68%
2018 -18.14%
2017 65.97%
2016 53.12%
2015 -3.47%

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