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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 1.91
KAI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 1727 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. KAI: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KAI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.36 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.91
Equity to Asset 0.62
KAI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 1698 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. KAI: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KAI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.62
0.33
0.8
Interest Coverage 53.24
KAI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 38.42 vs. KAI: 53.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KAI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.9  Med: 27.64 Max: 43.75
Current: 53.24
6.9
43.75
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.11
M-Score: -2.82
WACC vs ROIC
10.59%
13.87%
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 (%) 12.37
KAI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. KAI: 12.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KAI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.95  Med: 9.46 Max: 11.54
Current: 12.37
-3.95
11.54
Net-margin (%) 8.54
KAI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. KAI: 8.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KAI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.85  Med: 6.50 Max: 10.01
Current: 8.54
-6.85
10.01
ROE (%) 12.59
KAI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. KAI: 12.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KAI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.57  Med: 8.91 Max: 15.68
Current: 12.59
-9.57
15.68
ROA (%) 7.97
KAI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. KAI: 7.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KAI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.68  Med: 5.60 Max: 9.66
Current: 7.97
-5.68
9.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 47.40
KAI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1731 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 vs. KAI: 47.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KAI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.02  Med: 38.63 Max: 59.52
Current: 47.4
-11.02
59.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
KAI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. KAI: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.3  Med: 5.70 Max: 23.7
Current: 9.4
-10.3
23.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
KAI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1314 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. KAI: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAI' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.6  Med: 0.55 Max: 86.6
Current: 7.6
-39.6
86.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.20
KAI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. KAI: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAI' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.2  Med: -2.25 Max: 64.5
Current: -2.2
-24.2
64.5
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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

KAI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 108,885 sh (+218.38%)
Robert Olstein 40,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 254,167 sh (-11.15%)
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Q3 2015

KAI Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 9,192 sh (New)
Jim Simons 144,000 sh (+32.25%)
Chuck Royce 265,067 sh (+4.29%)
Robert Olstein 40,000 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2015

KAI Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 273,967 sh (+3.36%)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 12.63
KAI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1892 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. KAI: 12.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KAI' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.34  Med: 17.23 Max: 3808.33
Current: 12.63
7.34
3808.33
Forward P/E 10.00
KAI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. KAI: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.63
KAI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. KAI: 12.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KAI' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.31  Med: 16.90 Max: 546.75
Current: 12.63
7.31
546.75
P/B 1.53
KAI's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 2180 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. KAI: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KAI' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.32
Current: 1.53
0.47
2.32
P/S 1.06
KAI's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 2181 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. KAI: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KAI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.06
0.3
1.54
PFCF 11.53
KAI's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.53 vs. KAI: 11.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KAI' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 12.43 Max: 122.27
Current: 11.53
4.1
122.27
POCF 9.50
KAI's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 1661 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.96 vs. KAI: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KAI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.27  Med: 10.34 Max: 53.8
Current: 9.5
3.27
53.8
EV-to-EBIT 7.89
KAI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.64 vs. KAI: 7.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KAI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2129.2  Med: 10.60 Max: 60.2
Current: 7.89
-2129.2
60.2
EV-to-EBITDA 6.46
KAI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
72% of the 2123 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. KAI: 6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KAI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.7  Med: 8.50 Max: 31.7
Current: 6.46
-52.7
31.7
PEG 0.33
KAI's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. KAI: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KAI' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.00 Max: 18.48
Current: 0.33
0.31
18.48
Shiller P/E 25.42
KAI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 21.82 vs. KAI: 25.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KAI' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.34  Med: 34.89 Max: 129.08
Current: 25.42
16.34
129.08
Current Ratio 2.06
KAI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. KAI: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KAI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.38 Max: 4.7
Current: 2.06
1.81
4.7
Quick Ratio 1.40
KAI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. KAI: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KAI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 1.76 Max: 4.04
Current: 1.4
1.2
4.04
Days Inventory 107.68
KAI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 98.25 vs. KAI: 107.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KAI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 65.21  Med: 93.04 Max: 126.21
Current: 107.68
65.21
126.21
Days Sales Outstanding 53.56
KAI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 80.68 vs. KAI: 53.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KAI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.11  Med: 66.97 Max: 85.54
Current: 53.56
53.11
85.54
Days Payable 47.96
KAI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 67.09 vs. KAI: 47.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KAI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.42  Med: 52.12 Max: 59.52
Current: 47.96
44.42
59.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.79
KAI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 1878 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. KAI: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KAI' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.33 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.79
0.37
1.86
Dividend Payout 0.22
KAI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 1184 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. KAI: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KAI' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.22
0.18
0.48
Forward Dividend Yield 1.79
KAI's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. KAI: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.79
KAI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1911 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. KAI: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KAI' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.33 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.79
0.37
1.86
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.90
KAI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. KAI: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
KAI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.4  Med: 1.10 Max: 4.4
Current: 2.9
-5.4
4.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.29
KAI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 1375 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. KAI: 8.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
KAI' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.37  Med: 8.86 Max: 313.29
Current: 8.29
2.37
313.29
Price/Tangible Book 4.03
KAI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
73% of the 2075 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. KAI: 4.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KAI' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 3.54 Max: 451.92
Current: 4.03
1.47
451.92
Price/Projected FCF 0.63
KAI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1345 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. KAI: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KAI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.63
0.36
1.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
KAI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 2181 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. KAI: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KAI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.08 Max: 4.87
Current: 1.01
0.46
4.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.95
KAI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. KAI: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
KAI' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.80 Max: 4.36
Current: 0.95
0.5
4.36
Price/Graham Number 1.50
KAI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
57% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. KAI: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
KAI' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.90 Max: 30.76
Current: 1.5
0.81
30.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.68
KAI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1713 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. KAI: 12.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KAI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 9.00 Max: 20.6
Current: 12.68
1.7
20.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 20.41
KAI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.53 vs. KAI: 20.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KAI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.2  Med: 8.70 Max: 39.6
Current: 20.41
-19.2
39.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $388
EPS $ 2.98
Beta1.25
Short Percentage of Float1.89%
52-Week Range $33.38 - 56.29
Shares Outstanding(Mil)10.78

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 386 400 430
EPS($) 2.88 3.36 3.80
EPS without NRI($) 2.88 3.36 3.80

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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