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How to buy Knowles Cor stock

Learn how to easily invest in Knowles Cor stock.

Knowles Cor is a communication equipment business based in the US. Knowles Cor shares (KN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Knowles Cor employs 7,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $856.7 million.

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Knowles Cor stock price (NYSE: KN)

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Knowles Cor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-25.
Latest market close$12.34
52-week range$12.42 - $23.81
50-day moving average $16.34
200-day moving average $19.43
Wall St. target price$20.80
PE ratio 7.6273
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.65

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Is it a good time to buy Knowles Cor stock?

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Knowles Cor price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.34 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-22) -2.45%
1 month (2022-08-26) N/A
3 months (2022-06-28) -29.45%
6 months (2022-03-30) -45.03%
1 year (2021-09-30) -34.15%
2 years (2020-09-30) -17.18%
3 years (2019-09-30) 20.34
5 years (2017-09-29) 15.27

Is Knowles Cor stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Knowles Cor's P/E ratio

Knowles Cor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Knowles Cor shares trade at around 8x 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.

Knowles Cor's PEG ratio

Knowles Cor's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.12. 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 Knowles Cor's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Knowles Cor's EBITDA

Knowles Cor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $194.7 million.

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

Knowles Cor financials

Revenue TTM $856.7 million
Operating margin TTM 15.67%
Gross profit TTM $359.5 million
Return on assets TTM 5.34%
Return on equity TTM -8.24%
Profit margin -12.2%
Book value $13.08
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Knowles Cor share dividends

We're not expecting Knowles Cor to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Knowles Cor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Knowles Cor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.42 up to $23.81. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KN.US volatility(beta: 1.42)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 Knowles Cor's is 1.4243. This would suggest that Knowles Cor's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Knowles Cor 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. 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. The PD segment is involved in the design and delivery of high-performance capacitor products and RF solutions that are used in applications, such as power supplies and medical implants, satellite communications, and radar systems, as well as for communications equipment. The company sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and to their contract manufacturers and suppliers, as well as through distributors. It has operations in Asia, the United States, Europe, other Americas, and internationally. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Knowles Cor is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.548% of Knowles Cor shares are held by insiders and 103.925% by institutions.
How many people work for Knowles Cor?
Latest data suggests 7,000 work at Knowles Cor.
When does the fiscal year end for Knowles Cor?
Knowles Cor's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Knowles Cor based?
Knowles Cor's address is: 1151 Maplewood Drive, Itasca, IL, United States, 60143
What is Knowles Cor's ISIN number?
Knowles Cor's international securities identification number is: US49926D1090
What is Knowles Cor's CUSIP number?
Knowles Cor's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 49449B101

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