Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate manufacturing and distribution tasks worldwide. More Details
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Share Price & News
How has Cognex's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CGNX is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CGNX's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CGNX underperformed the US Electronic industry which returned 47.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CGNX exceeded the US Market which returned 33.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Cognex's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StInvestors in Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) have made a stellar return of 269% over the past five years
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Is Cognex undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CGNX ($85.07) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($47.56)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CGNX is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CGNX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (49.4x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (20.7x).
PE vs Market: CGNX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (49.4x) compared to the US market (17.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CGNX is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CGNX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.5x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (2.7x).
How is Cognex forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CGNX's forecast earnings growth (12.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CGNX's earnings (12.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CGNX's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CGNX's revenue (11.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CGNX's revenue (11.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CGNX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (18.8%).
How has Cognex performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CGNX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CGNX's current net profit margins (31%) are higher than last year (20.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CGNX's earnings have grown by 8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CGNX's earnings growth over the past year (110.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CGNX earnings growth over the past year (110.8%) exceeded the Electronic industry 40.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CGNX's Return on Equity (21.3%) is considered high.
How is Cognex's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CGNX's short term assets ($692.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($204.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: CGNX's short term assets ($692.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($390.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CGNX is debt free.
Reducing Debt: CGNX has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CGNX has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: CGNX has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Cognex current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CGNX's dividend (0.28%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.33%).
High Dividend: CGNX's dividend (0.28%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.6%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CGNX is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: CGNX is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: CGNX is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CGNX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Rob Willett (53 yo)
Mr. Robert J. Willett, also known as Rob, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Cognex Corporation, since March 16, 2011. Mr. Willett has been President of Cognex Corporation since January 2010. He overs...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rob's total compensation ($USD3.51M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.33M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rob's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CGNX's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CGNX's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.1%.
Cognex Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Cognex Corporation
- Ticker: CGNX
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1981
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$15.699b
- Shares outstanding: 176.71m
- Website: https://www.cognex.com
Number of Employees
- Cognex Corporation
- One Vision Drive
- United States
Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate manufacturing and distribution tasks worldwide. Its machine vision products are used to...
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