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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 0.07
KNL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 2439 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. KNL: 0.07 )
KNL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 9999
Current: 0.07

0.02
9999
Equity to Asset 0.25
KNL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 2325 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. KNL: 0.25 )
KNL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.29   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.25

-0.29
0.48
Interest Coverage 10.42
KNL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 37.98 vs. KNL: 10.42 )
KNL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 13.84
Current: 10.42

0.95
13.84
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.01
M-Score: -2.72
WACC vs ROIC
9.55%
11.13%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.03
KNL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2443 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. KNL: 8.03 )
KNL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.76   Max: 20.38
Current: 8.03

4.76
20.38
Net-margin (%) 5.14
KNL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2443 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. KNL: 5.14 )
KNL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.11   Max: 9.99
Current: 5.14

-1.11
9.99
ROE (%) 24.84
KNL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2415 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. KNL: 24.84 )
KNL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.11   Max: 438.69
Current: 24.84

11.11
438.69
ROA (%) 6.64
KNL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2456 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. KNL: 6.64 )
KNL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.37   Max: 16.18
Current: 6.64

3.37
16.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.22
KNL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2452 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.45 vs. KNL: 36.22 )
KNL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.12   Max: 175.17
Current: 36.22

22.12
175.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
KNL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2074 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. KNL: 3.50 )
KNL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 16.3
Current: 3.5

0
16.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.60
KNL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. KNL: -4.60 )
KNL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.8
Current: -4.6

0
21.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.90
KNL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. KNL: -7.90 )
KNL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38.8
Current: -7.9

0
38.8
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

KNL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Columbia Wanger 5,398,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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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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Q4 2014

KNL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.80
KNL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 28.90 vs. KNL: 23.80 )
KNL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.33   Max: 69.57
Current: 23.8

3.33
69.57
Forward P/E 19.84
KNL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KNL: 19.84 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.70
KNL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 28.80 vs. KNL: 23.70 )
KNL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.33   Max: 68.77
Current: 23.7

3.33
68.77
P/B 5.35
KNL's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. KNL: 5.35 )
KNL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.15   Max: 261
Current: 5.35

3.15
261
P/S 1.07
KNL's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KNL: 1.07 )
KNL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.07

0.24
2.33
PFCF 23.98
KNL's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 88.60 vs. KNL: 23.98 )
KNL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 34.43
Current: 23.98

3.3
34.43
POCF 12.64
KNL's POCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.34 vs. KNL: 12.64 )
KNL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.75   Max: 23.6
Current: 12.64

2.75
23.6
EV-to-EBIT 17.93
KNL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.80 vs. KNL: 17.93 )
KNL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 26.7
Current: 17.93

4.3
26.7
PEG 59.25
KNL's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KNL: 59.25 )
KNL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 15.22
Current: 59.25

0.08
15.22
Shiller P/E 27.07
KNL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KNL: 27.07 )
KNL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.67   Max: 27.05
Current: 27.07

4.67
27.05
Current Ratio 1.35
KNL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 2351 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. KNL: 1.35 )
KNL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 1.6
Current: 1.35

0.85
1.6
Quick Ratio 0.74
KNL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 2351 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. KNL: 0.74 )
KNL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.16
Current: 0.74

0.65
1.16
Days Inventory 71.55
KNL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
79% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 103.52 vs. KNL: 71.55 )
KNL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 17.73   Max: 64.4
Current: 71.55

17.73
64.4
Days Sales Outstanding 40.85
KNL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 90.60 vs. KNL: 40.85 )
KNL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 39.81   Max: 62.2
Current: 40.85

39.81
62.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.06
KNL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. KNL: 2.06 )
KNL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 8.63
Current: 2.06

0.29
8.63
Dividend Payout 0.50
KNL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. KNL: 0.50 )
KNL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.5

0.2
0.98
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
KNL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. KNL: 10.10 )
KNL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 58.7
Current: 10.1

0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.89
KNL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1842 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. KNL: 7.89 )
KNL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 32.41
Current: 7.89

1.09
32.41
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
KNL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. KNL: -0.90 )
KNL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -5.7
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.76
KNL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. KNL: 1.76 )
KNL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.6
Current: 1.76

0.45
1.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
KNL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KNL: 1.20 )
KNL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.56
Current: 1.2

0.42
2.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
KNL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 2437 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. KNL: 5.60 )
KNL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 23.4
Current: 5.6

3.7
23.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.42
KNL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. KNL: 4.42 )
KNL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 72
Current: 4.42

-9.8
72

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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