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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 0.06
KNL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. KNL: 0.06 )
KNL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.29
KNL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 2014 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KNL: 0.29 )
KNL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.29   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.29

-0.29
0.52
Interest Coverage 6.91
KNL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 30.13 vs. KNL: 6.91 )
KNL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 13.84
Current: 6.91

0.95
13.84
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.81
M-Score: -2.83
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.90
KNL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. KNL: 5.90 )
KNL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.76   Max: 20.38
Current: 5.9

4.76
20.38
Net-margin (%) 3.55
KNL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 2030 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. KNL: 3.55 )
KNL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.11   Max: 9.99
Current: 3.55

-1.11
9.99
ROE (%) 15.66
KNL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2014 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.92 vs. KNL: 15.66 )
KNL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.11   Max: 438.69
Current: 15.66

11.11
438.69
ROA (%) 4.62
KNL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. KNL: 4.62 )
KNL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.37   Max: 16.18
Current: 4.62

3.37
16.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.02
KNL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2045 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.63 vs. KNL: 27.02 )
KNL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.12   Max: 112.45
Current: 27.02

22.12
112.45
Revenue Growth (%) 0.90
KNL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1788 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. KNL: 0.90 )
KNL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 16.3
Current: 0.9

0
16.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -8.80
KNL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1550 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. KNL: -8.80 )
KNL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.8
Current: -8.8

0
21.8
EPS Growth (%) -7.00
KNL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. KNL: -7.00 )
KNL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38.8
Current: -7

0
38.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

KNL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 20,562 sh (+56.96%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 5,398,000 sh (-0.28%)
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Q1 2014

KNL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 5,267,300 sh (-2.42%)
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Q2 2014

KNL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Columbia Wanger 5,014,000 sh (-4.81%)
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Q3 2014

KNL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Columbia Wanger 4,767,476 sh (-4.92%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KNL

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$15.75 - $18.26 $ 18.9812%0
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.83%$14.26 - $17.15 $ 18.9818%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -55.11%0.06%$14.26 - $17.15 $ 18.9818%78059
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Reduce -48.71%1.07%$13.61 - $17.64 $ 18.9822%1201221
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 143.09%0.06%$13.61 - $17.64 $ 18.9822%173888
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.07%$15.36 - $18.44 $ 18.9812%71533
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$13.3 - $15.36 $ 18.9832%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -48.99%0.03%$13.11 - $16.28 $ 18.9834%27896
John Rogers 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.27%$12.09 - $16.48 $ 18.9836%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.05%$12.09 - $16.48 $ 18.9836%54682
John Rogers 2012-03-31 Reduce -21.32%0.07%$14.18 - $17.34 $ 18.9828%799160
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 25.60
KNL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. KNL: 25.60 )
KNL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.33   Max: 37.02
Current: 25.6

3.33
37.02
P/B 3.90
KNL's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. KNL: 3.90 )
KNL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.15   Max: 261
Current: 3.9

3.15
261
P/S 0.90
KNL's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KNL: 0.90 )
KNL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.39
Current: 0.9

0.24
1.39
PFCF 19.20
KNL's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 121.36 vs. KNL: 19.20 )
KNL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 34.43
Current: 19.2

3.3
34.43
EV-to-EBIT 19.97
KNL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 17.18 vs. KNL: 19.97 )
KNL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 26.7
Current: 19.97

4.3
26.7
Shiller P/E 20.50
KNL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 87.99 vs. KNL: 20.50 )
KNL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.92   Max: 29
Current: 20.5

4.92
29
Current Ratio 1.35
KNL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 2040 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. KNL: 1.35 )
KNL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.35

0.85
2.11
Quick Ratio 0.69
KNL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 2040 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. KNL: 0.69 )
KNL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.42
Current: 0.69

0.65
1.42

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.50
KNL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 1549 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. KNL: 2.50 )
KNL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 8.63
Current: 2.5

0.29
8.63
Dividend Payout 0.65
KNL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. KNL: 0.65 )
KNL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 9.23
Current: 0.65

0.11
9.23
Dividend growth (3y) 58.70
KNL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. KNL: 58.70 )
KNL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 58.7
Current: 58.7

0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 12.79
KNL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. KNL: 12.79 )
KNL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 44.14
Current: 12.79

1.48
44.14
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
KNL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. KNL: -1.20 )
KNL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -5.7
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
KNL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. KNL: 1.40 )
KNL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.38
Current: 1.4

0.27
1.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
KNL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 2168 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KNL: 1.00 )
KNL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.53
Current: 1

0.3
1.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
KNL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2016 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. KNL: 5.00 )
KNL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 23.4
Current: 5

3.7
23.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.90
KNL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1583 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. KNL: 3.90 )
KNL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 51.6
Current: 3.9

-10.1
51.6

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Business Equipment
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Traded in other countries:KK6.Germany
Knoll Inc was founded in 1938. The Company is a designer and manufacturer of furnishings, textiles and fine leathers for workplace and home. The Company sells its products in North America through a direct sales force and a network of independent dealers. Its reportable segments include: Office, which includes systems, seating, storage, tables, desks and KnollExtra ergonomic accessories as well as the international sales of its North American Office products; (2) Studio, which includes KnollStudio, Knoll Europe, Richard Schultz Design and Holly Hunt Enterprises, Inc.; and (3) Coverings, which includes KnollTextiles, Edelman Leather, and Spinneybeck Leather. Its Coverings segment also markets and sells products to private aviation, marine and luxury coach industries. The Company provides a comprehensive and expanding portfolio of high-quality furniture, textiles and leather across five product categories: office systems, which are typically modular and movable workspaces with functionally integrated panels or table desks, worksurfaces, pedestals and other storage units, power and data systems and lighting; (ii) office seating; (iii) files and storage; (iv) desks, casegoods and tables; and (v) specialty products, including high image side chairs, sofas, desks and tables for the office and home, textiles, accessories, leathers and related products. The Company's clients are typically Fortune 1000 companies, governmental agencies and other medium to large sized organizations in a variety of industries including, financial, legal, accounting, education, healthcare and hospitality. AutoStrada, is a comprehensive office concepts that it has developed. AutoStrada provides aesthetic and functional alternatives to traditional panel-based and desk-based systems furniture with four planning models that combine high-performance furniture with the look of custom millwork. The Company's competitors in primary markets are Herman Miller, Inc., Steelcase, Inc., Haworth, Inc. and, to a lesser extent, Allsteel, Inc., an operating unit of HNI Corporation, and Teknion Corporation. The Company own approximately 58 active U.S. utility patents on various components used in its products and systems and approximately 75 active U.S. design patents. It also own approximately 263 patents in various foreign countries. The scope and duration of its patent protection varies throughout the world by jurisdiction and by individual product.

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