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How to buy Kennametal stock

Learn how to easily invest in Kennametal stock.

Kennametal is a tools & accessories business based in the US. Kennametal shares (KMT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kennametal employs 8,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2 billion.

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Kennametal stock price (NYSE: KMT)

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Kennametal shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-31.
Latest market close$30.58
52-week range$20.04 - $33.82
50-day moving average $25.86
200-day moving average $25.18
Wall St. target price$25.25
PE ratio 17.4847
Dividend yield $0.8 (2.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.63

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Is it a good time to buy Kennametal stock?

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Kennametal price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $30.58 from 2023-02-02

1 week (2023-01-27) 9.61%
1 month (2023-01-04) 22.12%
3 months (2022-11-03) 32.67%
6 months (2022-08-04) 16.01%
1 year (2022-02-04) -9.34%
2 years (2021-02-04) -13.13%
3 years (2020-02-04) 3.28%
5 years (2018-02-02) 46.68

Is Kennametal stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Kennametal stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kennametal's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Kennametal's P/E ratio

Kennametal's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Kennametal shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Kennametal's PEG ratio

Kennametal's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.56. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Kennametal's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Kennametal's EBITDA

Kennametal's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $359.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Kennametal's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Kennametal financials

Revenue TTM $2 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.23%
Gross profit TTM $653.5 million
Return on assets TTM 5.55%
Return on equity TTM 10.92%
Profit margin 6.75%
Book value $14.83
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Kennametal share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 59.7% of net profits

Recently Kennametal has paid out, on average, around 59.7% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kennametal shareholders could enjoy a 2.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kennametal's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

Kennametal's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Kennametal's most recent dividend payout was on 21 November 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Kennametal's shares ever split?

Kennametal's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 December 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kennametal shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kennametal shares which in turn could have impacted Kennametal's share price.

Kennametal share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kennametal's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.0434 up to $33.8214. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KMT.US volatility(beta: 1.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kennametal's is 1.8926. This would suggest that Kennametal's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Kennametal overview

Kennametal Inc. engages in development and application of tungsten carbides, ceramics, and super-hard materials and solutions for use in metal cutting and extreme wear applications to enable customers work against corrosion and high temperatures conditions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Metal Cutting and Infrastructure. It offers standard and custom products, including turning, milling, hole making, tooling systems, and services, as well as specialized wear components and metallurgical powders for manufacturers engaged in various industries, such as the manufacturers of transportation vehicles and components, machine tools, and light and heavy machinery; airframe and aerospace components; and energy-related components for the oil and gas industry, as well as power generation. The company also provides specified product design, selection, application, and support services; and standard and custom metal cutting solutions to aerospace, general engineering, energy, and transportation customers. In addition, it produces compacts, nozzles, frac seats, and custom components used in oil and gas, and petrochemical industries; rod blanks and abrasive water jet nozzles for general industries; earth cutting tools and systems used in underground mining, trenching and foundation drilling, and road milling; tungsten carbide powders for the oil and gas, aerospace, and process industries; and ceramics used by the packaging industry for metallization of films and papers. It provides its products under the Kennametal, WIDIA, WIDIA Hanita, and WIDIA GTD brands through its direct sales force; a network of independent and national distributors; integrated supplier channels; and through the Internet.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Kennametal is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.867% of Kennametal shares are held by insiders and 107.497% by institutions.
How many people work for Kennametal?
Latest data suggests 8,700 work at Kennametal.
When does the fiscal year end for Kennametal?
Kennametal's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is Kennametal based?
Kennametal's address is: 525 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15219
What is Kennametal's ISIN number?
Kennametal's international securities identification number is: US4891701009
What is Kennametal's CUSIP number?
Kennametal's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 489170100

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