As a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and specialty component solutions, serving the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, aerospace, and industrial markets, Knowles has achieved excellence for nearly 70 years. We strive to continuously reinvent our industry, and develop technology that improves the audio experience. Today, Knowles products are used by more than one billion people worldwide every day, enhancing how they interact with the world around them. Headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, Knowles has nearly 12,000 employees across 15 countries, including more than 800 engineers dedicated to pioneering acoustics and audio technology. This R&D investment, coupled with our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities around the world, enable us to deliver advanced MEMS microphones, balanced armature speakers, voice processing and algorithms, and capacitors and timing devices. We see possibility in unexpected places, and are unified by a spirit of innovation to constantly push boundaries, drive the industry forward and enable people to experience improved voice and audio quality in every facet of their lives. We transform the way people communicate, interact with technology and enjoy sound. We are Knowles.

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Itasca, US
Size (employees)
8,000 (est)
Knowles was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Itasca, US
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Knowles Office Locations

Knowles has offices in Itasca, Mountain View, Shanghai, Beijing and in 3 other locations
Itasca, US (HQ)
1151 Maplewood Dr
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Knowles Financials and Metrics

Knowles Financials

Knowles's revenue was reported to be $859.30 m in FY, 2016 which is a 20.8% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

221.7 m

Gross profit (Q3, 2017)

83 m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2017), %


Net income (Q3, 2017)

15.7 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

20.9 m

Market capitalization (22-Jun-2018)

1.4 b

Closing share price (22-Jun-2018)


Cash (30-Sep-2017)

57.7 m


1.6 b
Knowles's current market capitalization is $1.4 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.1 b1.1 b859.3 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

885.3 m785.1 m529.2 m

Gross profit

256 m299.5 m330.1 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


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

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


55.2 m63.3 m66.2 m

Accounts Receivable

14.9 m


9.2 m108.2 m

Current Assets

474 m419.3 m330.1 m
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


37 m57.9 m44.2 m47.2 m60 m63.3 m48.6 m57.7 m


170.9 m172 m127.2 m139 m125.9 m117.5 m142.7 m148.3 m

Current Assets

434 m471.6 m313.9 m324 m348.9 m324.3 m334.8 m371.1 m


307.2 m293.4 m212.4 m208.6 m199.7 m195 m191.5 m193.8 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Depreciation and Amortization

151.6 m135.7 m73.7 m


681 k224 k

Accounts Payable

38 m(42.7 m)(26.6 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(50.4 m)8.1 m107.5 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

7.6 m(15.8 m)(31.9 m)(46.8 m)(29.4 m)(54 m)(61.6 m)(3.2 m)(32.9 m)(17.2 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

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

Accounts Payable

(9.8 m)640 k27.2 m(9.4 m)(13.9 m)(23 m)(14.8 m)(29.1 m)(31.8 m)(2.8 m)2.9 m(4.4 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

43.2 m64.8 m89.2 m6.8 m24.3 m12.4 m19.8 m10.2 m37.8 m17.9 m21.4 m31.1 m
USDY, 2017


77.3 x


51.9 x


27.7 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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Knowles Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


15 15 12


39 44 32

Manufacturing Facilities

20 17 14
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Knowles Revenue Breakdown

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Knowles revenue breakdown by business segment: 48.8% from Specialty Components and 51.2% from Mobile Consumer Electronics

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Knowles News and Updates

A 'clairvoyant' cat has predicted who will win the World Cup opening match

Psychic animals predicting the results of big events is pretty much a time-honoured tradition. SEE ALSO: Bees invade soccer match, causing players to hit the ground We've previously had a Scottish goat divining the US election result (it got it wrong), and — many years ago — we had an octopus call…

Blue Ivy sassed her grandma Tina Knowles for breaking the rules in a theater — and fans just can't handle the video

Blue Ivy and grandma Tina Knowles went to a theater in Paris, France to see a ballet performance on Wednesday. While at the theater, Knowles took her phone out to film a video and show off the lavish building for her Instagram followers. Blue Ivy interjected and reminded Knowles of the theater's …

Beyoncé and Solange's mom put them in counseling as children to cope with Beyoncé's fame

Solange and Beyoncé seem to have a rock-solid sister relationship. That's in part because their mom Tina Knowles Lawson put them in therapy as children to deal with jealousy. In a recent interview, Miss Tina said that the counseling helped both girls. Solange and Beyoncé seem to have a rock-soli…
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