National Instruments Corporation (NATI): Price and Financial Metrics

National Instruments Corporation (NATI): $51.97

-0.03 (-0.07%)

POWR Rating

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  • Quality is the dimension where NATI ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 87.05% of US stocks.
  • NATI's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 155 days.
  • NATI ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 25th percentile.

NATI Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 49.1, NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORP P/E ratio is greater than that of about 88.58% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for NATI is currently 159.6, higher than 97.84% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 70.56%, NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORP's debt growth rate surpasses 85.38% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to NATI, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ALKS, ATEN, MDRX, VIAV, and NOVT.
  • Visit NATI's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

NATI Valuation Summary

  • NATI's price/sales ratio is 4.1; this is 70.83% higher than that of the median Technology stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, NATI's price/earnings ratio has gone down 10.2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NATI.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NATI 2023-03-21 4.1 5.8 48.2 41.8
NATI 2023-03-20 4.0 5.8 47.7 41.3
NATI 2023-03-17 4.0 5.8 47.6 41.3
NATI 2023-03-16 4.0 5.7 47.5 41.2
NATI 2023-03-15 3.9 5.7 46.8 40.6
NATI 2023-03-14 4.0 5.7 47.0 40.8

NATI Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year price growth rate is now at -17.38%.
  • Its year over year price growth rate is now at -10.41%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 1.06%.
Over the past 15 months, NATI's revenue has gone up $240,098,000.

The table below shows NATI'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 1,656.975 42.964 139.644
2022-09-30 1,629.34 48.533 139.913
2022-06-30 1,568.574 46.274 105.183
2022-03-31 1,519.755 109.81 110.055
2021-12-31 1,469.681 143.499 89.315
2021-09-30 1,416.877 158.019 53.714

NATI'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.
  • NATI has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 89.2% of graded US stocks.
  • NATI's asset turnover comes in at 0.735 -- ranking 208th of 560 Business Services stocks.
  • HCKT, RHI, and TZOO are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with NATI.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.735 0.708 0.049
2021-03-31 0.709 0.708 0.040
2020-12-31 0.701 0.712 0.245
2020-09-30 0.724 0.726 0.284
2020-06-30 0.765 0.737 0.367
2020-03-31 0.809 0.745 0.380

NATI Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of NATI, see our NATI 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 $47.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.75 (Moderate Buy)

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NATI Price/Volume Stats

Current price $51.97 52-week high $55.04
Prev. close $52.01 52-week low $29.81
Day low $51.75 Volume 1,232,100
Day high $52.11 Avg. volume 2,076,176
50-day MA $52.05 Dividend yield 2.15%
200-day MA $41.41 Market Cap 6.83B

National Instruments Corporation (NATI) Company Bio

National Instruments designs, manufactures, and sells systems to engineers and scientists worldwide. The Company offers graphical system design approach to engineering, which provides a software and hardware platform for the development of systems needing measurement and control. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Austin, Texas.

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

Who Will Win the Bidding War for National Instruments?

The bidding war for National Instruments, or NI (NASDAQ: NATI), is heating up, according to Reuters. Not only is Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) still firmly in the frame, but NI's rival Keysight (NYSE: KEYS) and industry peer Fortive (NYSE: FTV) are also believed to be part of the process. What's going on, and what does it mean for the investment proposition for these stocks?

Yahoo | March 10, 2023

NI Acquires SET GmbH to Accelerate Power Semiconductor and Aerospace/Defense Test System Development

AUSTIN, Texas, March 06, 2023--NI (NASDAQ: NATI) today announced the acquisition of SET GmbH ("SET"), long-standing experts in aerospace and defense test system development and recent innovators in power semiconductor reliability test. Together, the companies will reduce time to market for critical, highly differentiated solutions and accelerate semiconductor-to-transportation supply-chain convergence with power electronic materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitrite (GaN).

Yahoo | March 6, 2023

National Instruments picks Fortive, Keysight as challengers to Emerson's bid -sources

Measurement equipment maker National Instruments Corp has decided that Fortive Corp and Keysight Technologies Inc have the potential to top Emerson Electric Co's $7 billion bid for the company, three people familiar with the matter said. National Instruments this week informed Emerson, Fortive and Keysight -- which are all providers of automation solutions facilitating manufacturing in various industries -- that their offers qualify them to go through the second round of bidding for the company, the sources said. National Instruments put itself up for sale in January after Emerson threatened to challenge its board if it did not engage in deal negotiations.

Yahoo | March 3, 2023

12 High Growth Software Stocks that are Profitable

In this article, we will take a look at the 12 high growth software stocks that are profitable. To see more such companies, go directly to 5 High Growth Software Stocks that are Profitable. When it comes to investing, the software industry is notorious because you will find the industry littered with companies that are […]

Yahoo | February 26, 2023

Is Emerson Electric Stock a Buy?

The industrial company's management intends to transform the company into a pure-play automation stock.

Yahoo | February 17, 2023

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NATI Price Returns

1-mo 2.95%
3-mo 41.02%
6-mo 39.51%
1-year 29.28%
3-year 79.53%
5-year 16.69%
YTD 41.59%
2022 -12.94%
2021 1.98%
2020 6.71%
2019 -4.52%
2018 11.23%

NATI Dividends

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