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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 1.79
KAI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 2033 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. KAI: 1.79 )
KAI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.24   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.79

Equity to Asset 0.64
KAI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 2017 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KAI: 0.64 )
KAI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.64

0.33
0.8
Interest Coverage 37.00
KAI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 28.05 vs. KAI: 37.00 )
KAI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.25   Max: 414.71
Current: 37

2.25
414.71
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.15
M-Score: -2.48
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.55
KAI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2033 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. KAI: 9.55 )
KAI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.95   Max: 15.66
Current: 9.55

-3.95
15.66
Net-margin (%) 6.51
KAI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2033 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. KAI: 6.51 )
KAI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -15.13   Max: 10.35
Current: 6.51

-15.13
10.35
ROE (%) 9.50
KAI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2018 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. KAI: 9.50 )
KAI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.69   Max: 16.55
Current: 9.5

-14.69
16.55
ROA (%) 5.99
KAI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2051 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. KAI: 5.99 )
KAI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.95   Max: 9.66
Current: 5.99

-8.95
9.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 37.82
KAI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.66 vs. KAI: 37.82 )
KAI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12.95   Max: 186.38
Current: 37.82

-12.95
186.38
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
KAI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1751 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. KAI: 11.90 )
KAI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.3   Max: 23.7
Current: 11.9

-10.3
23.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.00
KAI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1539 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. KAI: 14.00 )
KAI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.6   Max: 86.6
Current: 14

-39.6
86.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.80
KAI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1409 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. KAI: 11.80 )
KAI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.3   Max: 64.5
Current: 11.8

-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

Q4 2013

KAI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 17,000 sh (+73.47%)
Chuck Royce 445,847 sh (-0.09%)
Joel Greenblatt 14,125 sh (-63.5%)
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Q1 2014

KAI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 35,608 sh (+109.46%)
Joel Greenblatt 14,172 sh (+0.33%)
Chuck Royce 445,847 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

KAI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Robert Olstein 33,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 441,847 sh (-0.9%)
Jim Simons 16,000 sh (-55.07%)
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Q3 2014

KAI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 451,147 sh (+2.1%)
Robert Olstein 33,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KAI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 New Buy0.17%$34.75 - $38.78 $ 40.6510%33000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$34.75 - $38.78 $ 40.6510%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -63.5%0.03%$31.66 - $41.47 $ 40.658%14125
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -20.05%0.01%$30.66 - $34.54 $ 40.6524%38701
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.06%$24.32 - $32.07 $ 40.6543%48409
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$24.37 - $27.92 $ 40.6554%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -47.77%0.02%$22.02 - $26.96 $ 40.6568%13901
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.04%$20.71 - $24.76 $ 40.6578%26615
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$21.66 - $26.69 $ 40.6575%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$21.72 - $25.91 $ 40.6582%14641
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.80
KAI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. KAI: 17.80 )
KAI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.34   Max: 3808.33
Current: 17.8

7.34
3808.33
Forward P/E 11.22
KAI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 33.67 vs. KAI: 11.22 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.90
KAI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. KAI: 17.90 )
KAI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.31   Max: 546.75
Current: 17.9

7.31
546.75
P/B 1.70
KAI's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. KAI: 1.70 )
KAI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.7

0.47
1.84
P/S 1.20
KAI's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KAI: 1.20 )
KAI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.2

0.3
1.75
PFCF 13.10
KAI's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 48.04 vs. KAI: 13.10 )
KAI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 122.27
Current: 13.1

4.1
122.27
POCF 11.42
KAI's POCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. KAI: 11.42 )
KAI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.27   Max: 53.8
Current: 11.42

3.27
53.8
EV-to-EBIT 11.38
KAI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.08 vs. KAI: 11.38 )
KAI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -390.8   Max: 74.4
Current: 11.38

-390.8
74.4
PEG 0.35
KAI's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KAI: 0.35 )
KAI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 8.54
Current: 0.35

0.26
8.54
Shiller P/E 35.00
KAI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 71.49 vs. KAI: 35.00 )
KAI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21   Max: 121.62
Current: 35

21
121.62
Current Ratio 2.00
KAI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. KAI: 2.00 )
KAI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 4.7
Current: 2

1.76
4.7
Quick Ratio 1.40
KAI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. KAI: 1.40 )
KAI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 4.04
Current: 1.4

1.2
4.04
Days Inventory 97.94
KAI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 102.62 vs. KAI: 97.94 )
KAI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 65.21   Max: 126.21
Current: 97.94

65.21
126.21
Days Sales Outstanding 63.09
KAI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 89.88 vs. KAI: 63.09 )
KAI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 56.2   Max: 88.05
Current: 63.09

56.2
88.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.50
KAI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
52% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. KAI: 1.50 )
KAI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.5

0.37
1.86
Dividend Payout 0.24
KAI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. KAI: 0.24 )
KAI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.24

0.22
0.48
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.50
KAI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. KAI: 1.50 )
KAI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.5

0.37
1.86
Share Buyback Rate 3.10
KAI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 1381 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. KAI: 3.10 )
KAI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.4   Max: -5.4
Current: 3.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.74
KAI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. KAI: 4.74 )
KAI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 451.92
Current: 4.74

1.47
451.92
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.78
KAI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. KAI: 0.78 )
KAI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.31
Current: 0.78

0.36
1.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.09
KAI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. KAI: 1.09 )
KAI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 4.87
Current: 1.09

0.46
4.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.72
KAI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KAI: 0.72 )
KAI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 4.36
Current: 0.72

0.48
4.36
Price/Graham Number 1.89
KAI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. KAI: 1.89 )
KAI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 28.94
Current: 1.89

0.79
28.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.90
KAI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2038 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. KAI: 8.90 )
KAI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 20.3
Current: 8.9

1.3
20.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 38.87
KAI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1215 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.12 vs. KAI: 38.87 )
KAI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.8   Max: 39.6
Current: 38.87

-19.8
39.6

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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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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