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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.39
KAI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1673 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. KAI: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KAI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.36 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.39
Equity to Asset 0.63
KAI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. KAI: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KAI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.63
0.33
0.8
Interest Coverage 43.57
KAI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 58.70 vs. KAI: 43.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KAI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.25  Med: 15.49 Max: 414.71
Current: 43.57
2.25
414.71
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.67
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
11.24%
12.45%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 11.18
KAI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. KAI: 11.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KAI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.95  Med: 9.89 Max: 15.66
Current: 11.18
-3.95
15.66
Net-margin (%) 7.61
KAI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. KAI: 7.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KAI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -15.13  Med: 6.63 Max: 10.35
Current: 7.61
-15.13
10.35
ROE (%) 11.47
KAI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.93 vs. KAI: 11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KAI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.69  Med: 9.04 Max: 16.55
Current: 11.47
-14.69
16.55
ROA (%) 7.24
KAI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. KAI: 7.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KAI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.95  Med: 4.57 Max: 9.66
Current: 7.24
-8.95
9.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 44.61
KAI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1673 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.99 vs. KAI: 44.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KAI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.02  Med: 36.71 Max: 208.67
Current: 44.61
-11.02
208.67
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
KAI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. KAI: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.3  Med: 6.60 Max: 23.7
Current: 9.4
-10.3
23.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
KAI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1188 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. KAI: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.6  Med: 2.30 Max: 86.6
Current: 7.6
-39.6
86.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.20
KAI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. KAI: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.3  Med: -2.20 Max: 64.5
Current: -2.2
-24.3
64.5
» KAI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

KAI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Robert Olstein 33,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 441,847 sh (-0.90%)
Jim Simons 16,000 sh (-55.07%)
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Q3 2014

KAI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 451,147 sh (+2.10%)
Robert Olstein 33,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2014

KAI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Robert Olstein 40,000 sh (+21.21%)
Chuck Royce 373,147 sh (-17.29%)
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Q1 2015

KAI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 8,022 sh (New)
Jim Simons 34,200 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 40,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 286,047 sh (-23.34%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.95
KAI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. KAI: 16.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KAI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.34  Med: 17.76 Max: 3808.33
Current: 16.95
7.34
3808.33
Forward P/E 13.53
KAI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.26 vs. KAI: 13.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.20
KAI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. KAI: 17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KAI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.31  Med: 17.58 Max: 546.75
Current: 17.2
7.31
546.75
P/B 1.96
KAI's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. KAI: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KAI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.30 Max: 2.32
Current: 1.96
0.47
2.32
P/S 1.30
KAI's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 1659 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KAI: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KAI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.3
0.3
1.54
PFCF 16.95
KAI's PFCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.22 vs. KAI: 16.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KAI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.1  Med: 12.56 Max: 122.27
Current: 16.95
4.1
122.27
POCF 13.58
KAI's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. KAI: 13.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KAI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.27  Med: 10.53 Max: 53.8
Current: 13.58
3.27
53.8
EV-to-EBIT 11.22
KAI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.69 vs. KAI: 11.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KAI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -390.8  Med: 10.90 Max: 74.4
Current: 11.22
-390.8
74.4
PEG 0.44
KAI's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. KAI: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KAI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.03 Max: 8.54
Current: 0.44
0.26
8.54
Shiller P/E 22.61
KAI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.78 vs. KAI: 22.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KAI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21  Med: 46.59 Max: 121.62
Current: 22.61
21
121.62
Current Ratio 2.24
KAI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. KAI: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KAI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.38 Max: 4.7
Current: 2.24
1.81
4.7
Quick Ratio 1.52
KAI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. KAI: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KAI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 1.76 Max: 4.04
Current: 1.52
1.2
4.04
Days Inventory 97.88
KAI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 1635 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 92.24 vs. KAI: 97.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KAI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 65.21  Med: 88.40 Max: 126.21
Current: 97.88
65.21
126.21
Days Sales Outstanding 55.54
KAI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 1345 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 76.80 vs. KAI: 55.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KAI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 53.11  Med: 68.40 Max: 88.05
Current: 55.54
53.11
88.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.34
KAI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 1754 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. KAI: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KAI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.34
0.37
1.86
Dividend Payout 0.16
KAI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 1129 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. KAI: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KAI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.16
0.18
0.48
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.34
KAI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1769 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. KAI: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KAI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.34
0.37
1.86
Share Buyback Rate 2.90
KAI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. KAI: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KAI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.4  Med: 0.80 Max: -5.4
Current: 2.9

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.23
KAI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. KAI: 13.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
KAI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.37  Med: 9.05 Max: 313.29
Current: 13.23
2.37
313.29
Price/Tangible Book 5.46
KAI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 1530 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. KAI: 5.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KAI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.47  Med: 3.54 Max: 451.92
Current: 5.46
1.47
451.92
Price/Projected FCF 0.81
KAI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KAI: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KAI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.81
0.36
1.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.21
KAI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. KAI: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KAI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.08 Max: 4.87
Current: 1.21
0.46
4.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.02
KAI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. KAI: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
KAI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.95 Max: 4.36
Current: 1.02
0.48
4.36
Price/Graham Number 1.99
KAI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
67% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. KAI: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
KAI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.87 Max: 29.82
Current: 1.99
0.79
29.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.03
KAI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. KAI: 9.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KAI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 8.70 Max: 20.3
Current: 9.03
1.3
20.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 22.05
KAI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. KAI: 22.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KAI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -19.8  Med: 8.30 Max: 39.6
Current: 22.05
-19.8
39.6

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Traded in other countries:KDA.Germany,
Kadant Inc., was incorporated in Delaware in November 1991.The Company is a supplier of equipment used in the papermaking and paper recycling industries and also a manufacturer of granules made from papermaking byproducts. Its continuing operations are comprised of two operating segment: Papermaking Systems and Wood Processing Systems, and a separate product line, fiber-based products. Through Papermaking Systems segment, it develop, manufacture, and market equipment and products for the papermaking, paper recycling, and process industries. Through Wood Processing Systems segment, it design, manufacture, and market stranders and related equipment used in the production of OSB, an engineered wood panel product used primarily in home construction, and sell debarking and wood chipping equipment used in the forest products and the pulp and paper industries. Through Fiber-based Products business, the Company manufactures and sells granules derived from pulp fiber for use as carriers for agricultural, home lawn and garden, and professional lawn, turf and ornamental applications, as well as for oil and grease absorption. The raw materials used in its Papermaking Systems segment are steel, stainless steel, ductile iron, brass, and bronze, which have generally been available through a number of suppliers. It competes mainly on the basis of quality, price, service, technical expertise, and product performance and innovation. The Company operates in compliance with federal, state, and local environmental protection regulations.
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