Knowles designs, manufactures, and sells micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions to the mobile consumer electronics, industrial, defense, aerospace medical, and telecommunications markets worldwide. The Company operates in two segments, Audio and Precision Devices. The Audio segment designs and manufactures audio products, including microphones and balanced armature speakers, signal processing technologies, and software and algorithms used in applications that serve the mobile, ear, and Internet of Things markets. The Precision Devices segment designs and delivers engineered capacitors and radio frequency devices for technically demanding applications, such as power supplies, radar, medical implants, and satellites for the industrial, defense, aerospace, medical, and telecommunications markets. Knowles also provides single layer electronic components to the radio frequency device, microwave, telecommunication, fiber optics, defense, and aerospace markets.
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TypePublic
HQItasca, US
Founded1946
Size (employees)7,900 (est)
Websiteknowles.com
Knowles was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Itasca, US
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Key People/Management at Knowles

John Anderson

John Anderson

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Alexis Bernard

Alexis Bernard

Chief Technology Office (CTO)
Ray Cabrera

Ray Cabrera

Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Chief Administrative Officer
Brian Crannell

Brian Crannell

SVP, Corporate Development
Chris Dugan

Chris Dugan

President, Precision Devices
Daniel Giesecke

Daniel Giesecke

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
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Knowles Office Locations

Knowles has offices in Itasca, Hudson, Santa Clarita, Cazenovia and in 9 other locations
Itasca, US (HQ)
1151 Maplewood Dr
Cazenovia, US
2777 Hwy 20
Hudson, US
267 Lowell Rd
Mountain View, US
331 Fairchild Dr
Santa Clarita, US
25111 Anza Dr
Shanghai, CN
4F, Block 10. No. 88 Darwin Road
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Knowles Financials and Metrics

Knowles Revenue

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Knowles's revenue was reported to be $744.20 m in FY, 2017 which is a 13.4% decrease from the previous period.
USD

Market capitalization (14-Dec-2018)

1.2b

Closing stock price (14-Dec-2018)

13.8

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

111.7m

EV

1.3b
Knowles's current market capitalization is $1.2 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

1.1b1.1b859.3m744.2m

Revenue growth, %

(5%)(21%)(13%)

Cost of goods sold

885.3m785.1m529.2m452.5m

Gross profit

256.0m299.5m330.1m291.7m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Revenue

273.4m281.0m300.8m238.6m240.9m294.6m185.3m190.3m243.1m193.7m190.2m221.7m

Cost of goods sold

190.3m230.8m243.9m185.4m183.8m205.4m117.3m117.2m148.2m121.8m117.7m138.7m

Gross profit

83.1m50.2m56.9m53.2m57.1m89.2m68.0m73.1m94.9m71.9m72.5m83.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

30%18%19%22%24%30%37%38%39%37%38%37%
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

55.2m63.3m66.2m111.7m

Accounts Receivable

14.9m137.7m

Prepaid Expenses

19.9m

Inventories

9.2m108.2m125.6m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Cash

51.4m44.6m34.3m37.0m57.9m44.2m47.2m60.0m63.3m48.6m57.7m

Inventories

154.2m155.9m161.2m170.9m172.0m127.2m139.0m125.9m117.5m142.7m148.3m

Current Assets

422.2m431.7m435.2m434.0m471.6m313.9m324.0m348.9m324.3m334.8m371.1m

PP&E

350.9m335.7m321.2m307.2m293.4m212.4m208.6m199.7m195.0m191.5m193.8m
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

68.3m

Depreciation and Amortization

151.6m135.7m73.7m57.3m

Inventories

681.0k224.0k(34.0m)

Accounts Payable

38.0m(42.7m)(26.6m)4.9m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q3, 2018

Net Income

7.6m(15.8m)(31.9m)(46.8m)(29.4m)(54.0m)(61.6m)(3.2m)(32.9m)(17.2m)

Depreciation and Amortization

33.4m71.5m118.5m32.5m65.6m101.0m21.7m39.4m57.8m15.3m29.9m44.4m

Accounts Payable

(9.8m)640.0k27.2m(9.4m)(13.9m)(23.0m)(14.8m)(29.1m)(31.8m)(2.8m)2.9m(4.4m)

Cash From Operating Activities

43.2m64.8m89.2m6.8m24.3m12.4m19.8m10.2m37.8m17.9m21.4m31.1m
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Knowles Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Countries

15 15 12

Locations

39 44 32

Manufacturing Facilities

20 17 14
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Knowles Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
CompexJanuary 19, 2018$18.70 m

Knowles Revenue Breakdown

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Knowles revenue breakdown by business segment: 85.6% from Audio and 14.4% from Precision Devices

Knowles revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 75.4% from Asia, 9.7% from Europe, 13.6% from United States and 1.3% from Other

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Knowles News and Updates

Nick Knowles is single

Television presenter and music artiste Nick Knowles has been linked to a plethora of women over recent months, two years since his split from wife Jessica Moor. Now he says he is single.

Founding Chairman C. Harry Knowles Passes the Torch

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Knowles Teacher Initiative today announced the retirement of co-founder Mr. C. Harry Knowles as Chairman of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Knowles served as Chairman for 19 years; he will continue to render service as a Board Chair Emeritus. ...

Matthew Knowles on THE RED BOOTH This Saturday Night!

Samera Entertainment and Druid Pictures present ASURA star Matthew Knowles on THE RED BOOTH with pinup style hostess Kimberly Q!

Cubic Names Michael Knowles to Lead Global Defense Business Division

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced the appointment of Michael Knowles as corporate senior vice president and the new president of Cubic Global Defense (CGD) business division. Knowles will succeed current CGD President Dave Buss, assuming ...

Beyoncé's next 'Vogue' cover will be the first shot by a black photographer

Beyoncé herself took the reigns of this year's biggest issue of Vogue. As HuffPost reports, the singer pretty much replaced Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, securing control over the cover, certain photos, and captions in this year's September issue, the most anticipated issue of the year. SEE ALSO: …

Barack, Michelle Obama shake a leg at Beyonce's concert

Former United States President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were spotted dancing at a concert of singers Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z in Landover, Maryland on Saturday night.In a fan video, Barack and Michelle Obama can be seen throwing their hands in the air while dancing along, reported…
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Knowles Company Life and Culture

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Knowles Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Knowles founded?

    Knowles was founded in 1946.

  • Who are Knowles key executives?

    Knowles's key executives are John Anderson, Alexis Bernard and Ray Cabrera.

  • How many employees does Knowles have?

    Knowles has 7,900 employees.

  • What is Knowles revenue?

    Latest Knowles annual revenue is $744.2 m.

  • What is Knowles revenue per employee?

    Latest Knowles revenue per employee is $94.2 k.

  • Who are Knowles competitors?

    Competitors of Knowles include Maxim Integrated, STMicroelectronics and InvenSense.

  • Where is Knowles headquarters?

    Knowles headquarters is located at 1151 Maplewood Dr, Itasca.

  • Where are Knowles offices?

    Knowles has offices in Itasca, Hudson, Santa Clarita, Cazenovia and in 9 other locations.

  • How many offices does Knowles have?

    Knowles has 13 offices.