Kadant is a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. The company’s products, technologies, and services play an integral role in enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries.
While Kadant is a relatively new name, and became a fully independent public company in 2001, some of our businesses have been serving industrial customers for more than 100 years. Through a combination of acquisitions and internal development, we continue to strengthen our position as a leading supplier to process industries worldwide.
Kadant Inc. is based in Westford, Massachusetts, USA with revenues of $390 million in 2015 and 1,800 employees worldwide. Our stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KAI. Kadant brand products and services are sold to industries worldwide through our subsidiaries located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Westford, US
Size (employees)
1,800 (est)
Kadant was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Westford, US

Kadant Office Locations

Kadant has an office in Westford
Westford, US (HQ)
1 Technology Park Dr

Kadant Data and Metrics

Kadant Financial Metrics

Kadant's revenue was reported to be $414.1 m in 2016
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (Y, 2016)

414.1 m

Revenue growth (Y, 2015 - Y, 2016), %


Gross profit (Y, 2016)

188.4 m

Gross profit margin (Y, 2016), %


Net income (Y, 2016)

32.5 m

EBIT (Y, 2016)

45.6 m

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

770.6 m

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

71.5 m
Kadant's current market capitalization is $770.6 m.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015Y, 2016


344.5 m402.1 m390.1 m414.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

186.8 m223.8 m210 m225.7 m

Gross profit

157.7 m178.4 m180.1 m188.4 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

124.4 m136.3 m130 m368.6 m


33.3 m42.1 m50.1 m45.6 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

900 k966 k948 k1.3 m

Interest income

623 k398 k200 k269 k

Income tax expense

9.3 m12.4 m14.8 m12.1 m

Net Income

23.6 m29 m34.7 m32.5 m
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


50 m45.4 m65.5 m71.5 m

Accounts Receivable


62.8 m55.2 m56.8 m55 m

Current Assets

206.3 m183.7 m205.1 m207.4 m


131.9 m127.9 m119.1 m151.5 m

Total Assets

442.2 m413.7 m415.5 m470.7 m

Accounts Payable

28.4 m27.2 m24.4 m23.9 m

Current Liabilities

99.8 m87.2 m96.6 m88.9 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

96.8 m98.8 m100.5 m101.4 m

Retained Earnings

248.2 m270.2 m297.3 m321.1 m

Total Equity

270.4 m265.5 m267.9 m284.3 m

Financial Leverage

1.6 x1.6 x1.6 x1.7 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

23.6 m29 m34.7 m32.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

9.8 m11.2 m10.8 m14.3 m

Accounts Receivable

(2.2 m)8.4 m(11 m)1 m


(2 m)5.1 m(6.5 m)3.6 m

Accounts Payable

2.6 m652 k(1.8 m)(5.2 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

40.1 m48.9 m37.9 m51 m

Purchases of PP&E

(6.3 m)(6.8 m)(5.5 m)(5.8 m)

Dividends Paid

(4.2 m)(6.3 m)(7.2 m)(8 m)
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


230.1 k

Financial Leverage

1.7 x

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