Cognex Corporation

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to "see." Cognex products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 900,000 vision-based products, representing over $3.5 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Natick, US
Size (employees)
1,421 (est)+9%
Cognex Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, US

Cognex Corporation Office Locations

Cognex Corporation has offices in Natick, Seoul, Milan, Milano and in 16 other locations
Natick, US (HQ)
1 Vision Dr

Cognex Corporation Metrics

Cognex Corporation Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$520.8 m

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$405.2 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$149.6 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$6.9 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$79.6 m
Cognex Corporation's current market capitalization is $6.9 b.
Cognex Corporation's revenue was reported to be $520.8 m in FY, 2016 which is a 15.6% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$353.9 m$486.3 m$450.6 m$520.8 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$84.1 m$121 m$102.6 m$115.6 m

Gross profit

$269.8 m$365.3 m$348 m$405.2 m

Gross profit Margin, %



$86.4 m$143.7 m$121.5 m$160.8 m

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

$87.9 m$147.4 m$127 m$168.8 m

Net Income

$73.6 m$121.5 m$187.1 m$149.6 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$40.6 m$55.7 m$52 m$79.6 m

Accounts Receivable


$25.7 m$35.5 m$37.3 m$27 m

Current Assets

$332.1 m$264.6 m$451.6 m$526.3 m


$37.1 m$47.9 m$53.3 m$54 m


$81.7 m$81.7 m$81.4 m$95.3 m

Total Assets

$709.7 m$821.7 m$887.8 m$1 b

Accounts Payable

$9.5 m$19.1 m$7.9 m$9.8 m

Current Liabilities

$61 m$80.7 m$54 m$65.8 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$211.4 m$251.7 m$311 m$375 m

Retained Earnings

$462.1 m$523.9 m$566.6 m$643.8 m

Total Equity

$643.9 m$825.7 m$962.6 m

Financial Leverage

1.1 x1.1 x1.1 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$73.6 m$121.5 m$187.1 m$149.6 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$7.3 m$8.4 m$4.8 m

Accounts Receivable

($11 m)($915 k)($4 m)($13 m)


$666 k($12 m)($9.5 m)$10.4 m

Accounts Payable

$10.9 m($8.9 m)$2.1 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$95.5 m$156 m$118.4 m$182.1 m

Purchases of PP&E

($9.6 m)($20.9 m)($18.2 m)($12.8 m)

Capital Expenditures

$482 k

Cash From Investing Activities

($88.1 m)($104.1 m)($10.5 m)($121.8 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

($12.5 m)($34.9 m)($106.9 m)($29.2 m)

Free Cash Flow

$117.9 m

Cognex Corporation Operating Metrics

FY, 2016

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