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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
KNL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. KNL: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KNL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.04
Equity to Asset 0.27
KNL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 1544 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. KNL: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KNL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.29  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.27
-0.29
0.52
Interest Coverage 10.42
KNL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 63.03 vs. KNL: 10.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KNL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 5.34 Max: 13.84
Current: 10.42
0.95
13.84
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.35
M-Score: -2.59
WACC vs ROIC
7.27%
12.09%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.56
KNL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1698 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.69 vs. KNL: 8.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KNL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.8  Med: 11.91 Max: 20.38
Current: 8.56
4.8
20.38
Net-margin (%) 5.71
KNL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1698 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. KNL: 5.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KNL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.11  Med: 5.97 Max: 9.99
Current: 5.71
-1.11
9.99
ROE (%) 27.57
KNL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1673 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. KNL: 27.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KNL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.26  Med: 39.76 Max: 438.69
Current: 27.57
11.26
438.69
ROA (%) 7.31
KNL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1717 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. KNL: 7.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KNL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.38  Med: 8.72 Max: 16.18
Current: 7.31
3.38
16.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.26
KNL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.12 vs. KNL: 42.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KNL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 24.23  Med: 58.00 Max: 171.85
Current: 42.26
24.23
171.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
KNL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. KNL: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KNL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -1.70 Max: 16.3
Current: 3.5
0
16.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.60
KNL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. KNL: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KNL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -10.45 Max: 21.8
Current: -4.6
0
21.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.90
KNL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. KNL: -7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KNL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -14.95 Max: 38.8
Current: -7.9
0
38.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

KNL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Columbia Wanger 4,767,476 sh (-4.92%)
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Q4 2014

KNL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 53,500 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 808,966 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 4,282,500 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 4,282,500 sh (-10.17%)
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Q1 2015

KNL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 72,504 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 46,333 sh (New)
Jim Simons 125,325 sh (+134.25%)
RS Investment Management 1,313,036 sh (+62.31%)
Columbia Wanger 3,679,500 sh (-14.08%)
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Q2 2015

KNL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

RS Investment Management 1,406,076 sh (+7.09%)
RS Investment Management 1,406,076 sh (+7.09%)
James Barrow 76,451 sh (+5.44%)
Columbia Wanger 3,476,910 sh (-5.51%)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,745 sh (-27.17%)
Jim Simons 9,500 sh (-92.42%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.39
KNL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. KNL: 18.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KNL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.33  Med: 18.99 Max: 36.94
Current: 18.39
3.33
36.94
Forward P/E 13.99
KNL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.67 vs. KNL: 13.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.30
KNL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1309 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. KNL: 18.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KNL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.33  Med: 18.95 Max: 37.24
Current: 18.3
3.33
37.24
P/B 5.09
KNL's P/B is ranked lower than
85% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. KNL: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KNL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.21  Med: 6.14 Max: 261
Current: 5.09
3.21
261
P/S 1.04
KNL's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 1713 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. KNL: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KNL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.39
Current: 1.04
0.24
1.39
PFCF 40.97
KNL's PFCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.82 vs. KNL: 40.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KNL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 13.92 Max: 101.13
Current: 40.97
3.3
101.13
POCF 17.72
KNL's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.13 vs. KNL: 17.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KNL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.75  Med: 10.60 Max: 66.35
Current: 17.72
2.75
66.35
EV-to-EBIT 13.35
KNL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. KNL: 13.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KNL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 12.50 Max: 26.8
Current: 13.35
4.3
26.8
PEG 45.75
KNL's PEG is ranked lower than
96% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. KNL: 45.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KNL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.35 Max: 104.63
Current: 45.75
0.14
104.63
Shiller P/E 25.79
KNL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.82 vs. KNL: 25.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KNL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.96  Med: 14.62 Max: 29
Current: 25.79
4.96
29
Current Ratio 1.63
KNL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. KNL: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KNL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.55 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.63
0.85
2.11
Quick Ratio 0.85
KNL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. KNL: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KNL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.42
Current: 0.85
0.65
1.42
Days Inventory 73.37
KNL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 1670 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 92.95 vs. KNL: 73.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KNL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 17.73  Med: 44.39 Max: 64.4
Current: 73.37
17.73
64.4
Days Sales Outstanding 34.94
KNL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 76.88 vs. KNL: 34.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KNL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 39.81  Med: 48.60 Max: 62.2
Current: 34.94
39.81
62.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.02
KNL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
53% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. KNL: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KNL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 2.38 Max: 8.63
Current: 2.02
0.29
8.63
Dividend Payout 0.37
KNL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
56% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. KNL: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KNL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.33 Max: 8.57
Current: 0.37
0.11
8.57
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
KNL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. KNL: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
KNL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 58.7
Current: 10.1
0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.59
KNL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. KNL: 7.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KNL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.09  Med: 8.94 Max: 32.41
Current: 7.59
1.09
32.41
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
KNL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. KNL: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KNL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -1.05 Max: -5.7
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.71
KNL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. KNL: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KNL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.21 Max: 2.37
Current: 1.71
0.37
2.37
Price/Median PS Value 1.18
KNL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. KNL: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KNL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.51
Current: 1.18
0.3
1.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.46
KNL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. KNL: 7.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KNL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 8.00 Max: 23.4
Current: 7.46
3.7
23.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.20
KNL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. KNL: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KNL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -9.8  Med: 0.90 Max: 44.2
Current: 4.2
-9.8
44.2

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
EPS($) 1.51 1.66
EPS without NRI($) 1.51 1.66

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Business Equipment
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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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