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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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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 1.45
KTEC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. KTEC: 1.45 )
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: 1.45
Equity-to-Asset 0.64
KTEC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1581 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 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 1564 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 38.61 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: 17.75 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 3.62
Beneish M-Score: -2.52
WACC vs ROIC
8.13%
2.46%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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Operating Margin % 1.91
KTEC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1601 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. KTEC: 1.91 )
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: 1.91
-7.15
8.02
Net Margin % 0.83
KTEC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. KTEC: 0.83 )
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: 0.83
-4.88
6.89
ROE % 1.65
KTEC's ROE % is ranked lower than
72% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. KTEC: 1.65 )
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: 1.65
-7.67
16.17
ROA % 1.05
KTEC's ROA % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. KTEC: 1.05 )
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: 1.05
-5.12
11.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 4.05
KTEC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1609 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.97 vs. KTEC: 4.05 )
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: 4.05
-17.96
57.56
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -6.70
KTEC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
78% of the 1526 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. KTEC: -6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
KTEC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.5  Med: 1.4 Max: 16.5
Current: -6.7
-8.5
16.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -29.20
KTEC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
93% of the 1301 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. KTEC: -29.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
KTEC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45  Med: 2.1 Max: 51.6
Current: -29.2
-45
51.6
GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with Key Technology Inc $KTEC.
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-04-26 Est.)


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Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2016

KTEC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 110,800 sh (+2.50%)
Mario Gabelli 66,900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 100,039 sh (-73.53%)
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Q4 2016

KTEC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Mario Gabelli 66,900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 100,400 sh (-9.39%)
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials    NAICS: 333249    SIC: 3599
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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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PE Ratio 87.52
KTEC's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 1513 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.94 vs. KTEC: 87.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
KTEC' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.98  Med: 27.08 Max: 320
Current: 87.52
7.98
320
PE Ratio without NRI 87.52
KTEC's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
89% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.05 vs. KTEC: 87.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
KTEC' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.98  Med: 27.08 Max: 320
Current: 87.52
7.98
320
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 80.07
KTEC's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
86% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.08 vs. KTEC: 80.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
KTEC' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 16.53 Max: 158.39
Current: 80.07
6.8
158.39
PB Ratio 1.35
KTEC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. KTEC: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
KTEC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.24 Max: 3.92
Current: 1.35
0.68
3.92
PS Ratio 0.67
KTEC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. KTEC: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
KTEC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.76
Current: 0.67
0.34
1.76
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 49.34
KTEC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
85% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.12 vs. KTEC: 49.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
KTEC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.14  Med: 16.37 Max: 400.57
Current: 49.34
5.14
400.57
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 20.25
KTEC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
77% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. KTEC: 20.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
KTEC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.35  Med: 11.91 Max: 692.63
Current: 20.25
4.35
692.63
EV-to-EBIT 47.48
KTEC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
85% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.77 vs. KTEC: 47.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KTEC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -259.1  Med: 12.1 Max: 278.2
Current: 47.48
-259.1
278.2
EV-to-EBITDA 13.12
KTEC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
57% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.57 vs. KTEC: 13.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KTEC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -190.7  Med: 10.15 Max: 92.2
Current: 13.12
-190.7
92.2
Shiller PE Ratio 49.98
KTEC's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 29.36 vs. KTEC: 49.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
KTEC' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.01  Med: 30.6 Max: 90.24
Current: 49.98
13.01
90.24
Current Ratio 2.26
KTEC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1458 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. KTEC: 2.26 )
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: 2.26
1.37
3.2
Quick Ratio 1.09
KTEC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. KTEC: 1.09 )
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: 1.09
0.65
2.05
Days Inventory 139.78
KTEC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 1543 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 95.55 vs. KTEC: 139.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KTEC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 91.75  Med: 107.38 Max: 142.75
Current: 139.78
91.75
142.75
Days Sales Outstanding 48.53
KTEC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 1192 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 77.38 vs. KTEC: 48.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KTEC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.54  Med: 42.2 Max: 52.61
Current: 48.53
27.54
52.61
Days Payable 37.94
KTEC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
72% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 61.47 vs. KTEC: 37.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KTEC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.93  Med: 29 Max: 53.19
Current: 37.94
20.93
53.19

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.20
KTEC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. KTEC: -1.20 )
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: -1.2
-6.3
2.5

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 2.79
KTEC's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. KTEC: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
KTEC' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 2.61 Max: 100.2
Current: 2.79
1.38
100.2
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.76
KTEC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 1517 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. KTEC: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
KTEC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.82 Max: 15.36
Current: 1.76
0.9
15.36
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.76
KTEC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. KTEC: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
KTEC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.76
0.46
2.02
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.03
KTEC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. KTEC: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
KTEC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.49
Current: 1.03
0.26
2.49
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.59
KTEC's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
74% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. KTEC: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
KTEC' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.41 Max: 5.27
Current: 2.59
0.7
5.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.12
KTEC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. KTEC: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
KTEC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 6.05 Max: 26.1
Current: 2.12
0.4
26.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.98
KTEC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. KTEC: 5.98 )
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: -23.9  Med: 4.65 Max: 39
Current: 5.98
-23.9
39

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $122.6
EPS (TTM) $ 0.15
Beta0.78
Short Percentage of Float0.11%
52-Week Range $6.82 - 13.95
Shares Outstanding (Mil)6.40
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