KN Stock Overview
Knowles Corporation offers micro-acoustic microphones and balanced armature speakers, audio solutions, high performance capacitors, and radio frequency products for the consumer electronics, medtech, defense, electric vehicle, industrial, and communications markets.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$18.68|
|52 Week High||US$23.81|
|52 Week Low||US$18.01|
|1 Month Change||0.11%|
|3 Month Change||-13.24%|
|1 Year Change||-7.16%|
|3 Year Change||17.56%|
|5 Year Change||9.62%|
|Change since IPO||-34.89%|
Recent News & Updates
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|KN||US Electronic||US Market|
Return vs Industry: KN exceeded the US Electronic industry which returned -15% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KN exceeded the US Market which returned -12.3% over the past year.
|KN Average Weekly Movement||3.7%|
|Electronic Industry Average Movement||7.7%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: KN is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KN's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Knowles Corporation offers micro-acoustic microphones and balanced armature speakers, audio solutions, high performance capacitors, and radio frequency products for the consumer electronics, medtech, defense, electric vehicle, industrial, and communications markets. It operates in two segments, Audio and Precision Devices (PD). The Audio segment designs and manufactures audio products, including microphones, balanced armature speakers, and audio processors used in applications that serve the mobile, hearing health, True Wireless Stereo, Internet of Things, and computing markets.
Knowles Fundamentals Summary
|KN fundamental statistics|
Is KN overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|KN income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$503.70m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.70|
|Net Profit Margin||17.94%|
How did KN perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Knowles undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KN ($18.68) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($14.61)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KN is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (11x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (16.4x).
PE vs Market: KN is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (11x) compared to the US market (15.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KN is good value based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (1.9x).
How is Knowles forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KN's forecast earnings growth (3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: KN's earnings (3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KN's revenue (7.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KN's revenue (7.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if KN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Knowles performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score5/6
Past Performance Score 5/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KN's current net profit margins (17.9%) are higher than last year (3.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KN's earnings have grown significantly by 35.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KN's earnings growth over the past year (452.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (35.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KN earnings growth over the past year (452.5%) exceeded the Electronic industry 34.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: KN's Return on Equity (10.6%) is considered low.
How is Knowles's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KN's short term assets ($383.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($143.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: KN's short term assets ($383.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($101.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KN's net debt to equity ratio (1.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: KN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 27.7% to 4.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (204.6%).
Interest Coverage: KN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.9x coverage).
What is Knowles's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate KN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate KN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KN's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as KN has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jeff Niew (54 yo)
Mr. Jeffrey S. Niew, also known as Jeff, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Knowles Corporation since September 2013 and has been its Director since February 28, 2014. Mr. Niew served as...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD9.00M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.43M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: KN's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: KN's board of directors are considered experienced (7.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: KN insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Knowles Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Knowles Corporation
- Ticker: KN
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1946
- Industry: Electronic Components
- Sector: Tech
- Implied Market Cap: US$1.714b
- Shares outstanding: 91.75m
- Website: https://www.knowles.com
Number of Employees
- Knowles Corporation
- 1151 Maplewood Drive
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/24 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/24 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.