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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 : 6/10

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history
Cash to Debt 0.76
KTEC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. KTEC: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KTEC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 2.5 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.76
Equity to Asset 0.64
KTEC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. KTEC: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KTEC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.64
0.34
0.75
Interest Coverage N/A
KTEC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
84% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 33.85 vs. KTEC: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KTEC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.61  Med: 14.3 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.22
M-Score: -1.96
WACC vs ROIC
7.15%
-3.26%
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -2.58
KTEC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. KTEC: -2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KTEC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.15  Med: 1.49 Max: 8.02
Current: -2.58
-7.15
8.02
Net-margin (%) -2.30
KTEC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1770 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. KTEC: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KTEC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.88  Med: 0.82 Max: 6.89
Current: -2.3
-4.88
6.89
ROE (%) -4.44
KTEC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1734 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. KTEC: -4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KTEC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.67  Med: 1.65 Max: 16.17
Current: -4.44
-7.67
16.17
ROA (%) -2.83
KTEC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1789 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. KTEC: -2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KTEC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.12  Med: 1.04 Max: 11.11
Current: -2.83
-5.12
11.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -8.01
KTEC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1782 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.52 vs. KTEC: -8.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KTEC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.96  Med: 4.69 Max: 57.56
Current: -8.01
-17.96
57.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.50
KTEC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1579 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. KTEC: -8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KTEC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.5  Med: 2.2 Max: 16.5
Current: -8.5
-8.5
16.5
» KTEC's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-12)


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

KTEC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 85,500 sh (+1.66%)
Mario Gabelli 66,900 sh (+0.69%)
Chuck Royce 763,841 sh (-2.05%)
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Q4 2015

KTEC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 87,500 sh (+2.34%)
Mario Gabelli 66,900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 605,441 sh (-20.74%)
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Q1 2016

KTEC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 97,800 sh (+11.77%)
Mario Gabelli 66,900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 580,441 sh (-4.13%)
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Q2 2016

KTEC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 108,100 sh (+10.53%)
Mario Gabelli 66,900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 377,941 sh (-34.89%)
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Key Technology Inc is a supplier of process automation solutions to the food processing industry and other industries such as tobacco and pharmaceuticals. The Company is also a producer of vegetable processing equipment.

Key Technology Inc was founded in 1948 as a local producer of vegetable processing equipment. The Company is a supplier of process automation solutions to the food processing industry and other industries such as tobacco and pharmaceuticals. The Company with its 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. It provides parts and service for each of its product lines to customers. It also offers suite of products that address the dried fruit and nut market which includes optical sorters and mechanical grading systems. Automated inspection systems are used in various applications to detect and remove defects and foreign material from the product stream and help processors improve quality and increase the value of their end product. The Company offers digital sorting systems that recognize color, size, shape, structural properties and chemical composition to detect the visible and invisible defects. In September 2015, the Company introduced the all-new VERYX digital sorting platform. This suite of belt-fed and chute-fed sorters offers performance capabilities for fresh, frozen and dried vegetables and fruits, processed potato products, nuts and other products. VERYX complements its belt-fed sorters, Optyx, Tegra and Manta, used in the fresh and frozen fruit, vegetable and potato products market segments, and its chute-fed sorters, Taurys, Spyder, Python and Cayman, which are well-suited for sorting nuts, dried fruits and frozen fruits and vegetables. The other automated inspection systems include Veo, an optical sorter designed specifically for seed corn; VitiSort for red wine grapes; Tobacco Sorter systems used in tobacco threshing and primary processing; and ADR automatic defect removal systems used in the potato strip industry. The Company maintains manufacturing facilities in Walla Walla, Washington; Redmond, Oregon; Beusichem, The Netherlands; and Hasselt, Belgium. Its current manufacturing facilities and its product design and manufacturing processes integrate Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) technologies. Manufacturing activities include process engineering; fabrication, welding, finishing and assembly of custom-designed stainless steel systems; camera and electronics assembly; subsystem assembly; and system test and integration. The companies which sell products in certain of the Company's markets include Heat & Control, Inc. and its subsidiaries; Tomra Systems ASA and its subsidiaries, BEST N.V. and Odenberg Inc.; Sortex Ltd. (which is owned by the Buhler Group); Kiremko B.V.; Meyer Industries, Inc.; KMG Systems Ltd

Ratios

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P/B 1.25
KTEC's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. KTEC: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KTEC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.26 Max: 3.92
Current: 1.25
0.68
3.92
P/S 0.62
KTEC's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. KTEC: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KTEC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.76
Current: 0.62
0.34
1.76
EV-to-EBITDA 46.94
KTEC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
85% of the 1465 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.12 vs. KTEC: 46.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KTEC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -190.7  Med: 10 Max: 92.2
Current: 46.94
-190.7
92.2
Shiller P/E 43.75
KTEC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 25.85 vs. KTEC: 43.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KTEC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.01  Med: 30.56 Max: 90.24
Current: 43.75
13.01
90.24
Current Ratio 2.21
KTEC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. KTEC: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KTEC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 2.58 Max: 3.2
Current: 2.21
1.37
3.2
Quick Ratio 1.13
KTEC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1641 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KTEC: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KTEC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.13
0.65
2.05
Days Inventory 136.28
KTEC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
69% of the 1714 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 98.17 vs. KTEC: 136.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KTEC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 91.75  Med: 105.98 Max: 142.75
Current: 136.28
91.75
142.75
Days Sales Outstanding 60.59
KTEC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 78.02 vs. KTEC: 60.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KTEC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.54  Med: 42.23 Max: 60.59
Current: 60.59
27.54
60.59
Days Payable 39.80
KTEC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
69% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 60.65 vs. KTEC: 39.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KTEC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.93  Med: 27.12 Max: 53.19
Current: 39.8
20.93
53.19

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.30
KTEC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. KTEC: -6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
KTEC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.3  Med: -1.6 Max: 2.5
Current: -6.3
-6.3
2.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.79
KTEC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. KTEC: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
KTEC' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 2.67 Max: 100.2
Current: 2.79
1.38
100.2
Price/Tangible Book 1.66
KTEC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 1582 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. KTEC: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KTEC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.86 Max: 15.36
Current: 1.66
0.9
15.36
Price/Projected FCF 1.87
KTEC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. KTEC: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KTEC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.87
0.46
2.02
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
KTEC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 1639 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KTEC: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KTEC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.4
Current: 0.93
0.26
3.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -4.39
KTEC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1759 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. KTEC: -4.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KTEC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.47  Med: 6.5 Max: 26.2
Current: -4.39
-4.47
26.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.21
KTEC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.47 vs. KTEC: 6.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KTEC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24  Med: 6.1 Max: 41.6
Current: 6.21
-24
41.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $120.0
EPS (TTM) $ -0.45
Beta0.79
Short Percentage of Float0.06%
52-Week Range $6.25 - 13.08
Shares Outstanding (Mil)6.40
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Chuck Royce Curbs Stakes in 4 Holdings Aug 08 2016 
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Key Technology Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 09 2011 
Key Technology Inc. (KTEC) President & CEO David M Camp sells 5,000 Shares Dec 01 2010 
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