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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.19
KTEC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
83% of the 1507 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. KTEC: 2.19 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.19

Equity to Asset 0.65
KTEC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 1507 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. KTEC: 0.65 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.65

0.34
0.75
Interest Coverage 21.20
KTEC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.59 vs. KTEC: 21.20 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1   Max: 1290.25
Current: 21.2

1
1290.25
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.28
M-Score: -2.52
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -4.59
KTEC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1517 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.05 vs. KTEC: -4.59 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.22   Max: 11.05
Current: -4.59

-3.22
11.05
Net-margin (%) -3.16
KTEC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. KTEC: -3.16 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.75   Max: 9.02
Current: -3.16

-6.75
9.02
ROE (%) -5.69
KTEC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. KTEC: -5.69 )
KTEC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.81   Max: 21.4
Current: -5.69

-13.81
21.4
ROA (%) -3.63
KTEC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1523 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. KTEC: -3.63 )
KTEC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.15   Max: 12.74
Current: -3.63

-6.15
12.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -13.61
KTEC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 14.06 vs. KTEC: -13.61 )
KTEC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 50.21
Current: -13.61

-6.6
50.21
Revenue Growth (%) 2.20
KTEC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1321 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. KTEC: 2.20 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.5   Max: 16.4
Current: 2.2

-3.5
16.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.10
KTEC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1182 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. KTEC: 2.10 )
KTEC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.8   Max: 51.4
Current: 2.1

-44.8
51.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

KTEC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 662,943 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 71,140 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 82,400 sh (-1.9%)
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Q4 2013

KTEC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 662,943 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 71,140 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 82,200 sh (-0.24%)
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Q1 2014

KTEC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 662,943 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 81,800 sh (-0.49%)
Mario Gabelli 70,140 sh (-1.41%)
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Q2 2014

KTEC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 71,440 sh (+1.85%)
Chuck Royce 662,943 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 80,000 sh (-2.2%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KTEC

(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
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Add 31.37%$12.56 - $17.13 $ 13.02-12%54440
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Add 153.61%$15.27 - $20.25 $ 13.02-28%41440
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.20
KTEC's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. KTEC: 1.20 )
KTEC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 3.92
Current: 1.2

0.78
3.92
P/S 0.70
KTEC's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. KTEC: 0.70 )
KTEC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.77
Current: 0.7

0.34
1.77
EV-to-EBIT -12.86
KTEC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.27 vs. KTEC: -12.86 )
KTEC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 327
Current: -12.86

4.1
327
Shiller P/E 63.60
KTEC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 49.76 vs. KTEC: 63.60 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.31   Max: 116.36
Current: 63.6

10.31
116.36
Current Ratio 2.41
KTEC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. KTEC: 2.41 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 3.58
Current: 2.41

1.37
3.58
Quick Ratio 1.28
KTEC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. KTEC: 1.28 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.28

0.65
2.33

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 1.74
KTEC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. KTEC: 1.74 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 15.24
Current: 1.74

0.85
15.24
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.59
KTEC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. KTEC: 1.59 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.59

0.46
1.58
Price/Median PS Value 0.92
KTEC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. KTEC: 0.92 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 3.47
Current: 0.92

0.25
3.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.80
KTEC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1396 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. KTEC: 4.80 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 24.5
Current: 4.8

0.3
24.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.29
KTEC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. KTEC: -0.29 )
KTEC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.6   Max: 30.1
Current: -0.29

-21.6
30.1

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Key Technology Inc., was founded in 1948 as a local producer of vegetable processing equipment. The Company and its operating subsidiaries design, manufacture, sell and service process automation systems that process product streams of discrete pieces to improve safety and quality. These systems integrate electro-optical automated inspection and sorting systems with process systems that include specialized conveying and preparation equipment. The Company provides parts and service for each of its product lines to customers internationally. It maintains manufacturing facilities in Walla Walla, Washington, Redmond, Oregon and Beusichem, The Netherlands. The Company's manufacturing facilities and its product design and manufacturing processes integrate Computer Aided Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing and Computer Integrated Manufacturing technologies. It markets its equipment internationally both directly and through independent sales representatives. The Company's competitors include Heat & Control, Inc. and its subsidiaries, BEST N.V., Sortex Ltd., Kiremko B.V., Odenburg Inc, and Meyer Industries, Inc.
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