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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Knowles Office Locations

Knowles has offices in New Taipei City, Lapu-Lapu City, Penang, Gyeonggi-do 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.
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Revenue (FY, 2017)

744.2 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %

(13.4%)

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

291.7 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

39.2%

Net income (FY, 2017)

68.3 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

40.5 m

Market capitalization (20-Sep-2018)

1.5 b

Closing stock price (20-Sep-2018)

16.5

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

111.7 m

EV

1.6 b
Knowles's current market capitalization is $1.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

1.1 b1.1 b859.3 m744.2 m

Revenue growth, %

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

Cost of goods sold

885.3 m785.1 m529.2 m452.5 m

Gross profit

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

Revenue

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, %

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

Cash

55.2 m63.3 m66.2 m111.7 m

Accounts Receivable

14.9 m137.7 m

Prepaid Expenses

19.9 m

Inventories

9.2 m108.2 m125.6 m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Cash

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

Inventories

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

PP&E

307.2 m293.4 m212.4 m208.6 m199.7 m195 m191.5 m193.8 m
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

68.3 m

Depreciation and Amortization

151.6 m135.7 m73.7 m57.3 m

Inventories

681 k224 k(34 m)

Accounts Payable

38 m(42.7 m)(26.6 m)4.9 m
Quarterly
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

EV/EBIT

38.7 x

EV/CFO

16.9 x

Revenue/Employee

93.3 k

Debt/Equity

0.2 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.4 x
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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 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

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…

Barack And Michelle Obama Got Down At Beyoncé And Jay-Z’s Concert

Fans flipped when they noticed the Obamas cutting loose during an On the Run II show Saturday in Maryland.

Orca Exploration Provides Update to the Swala Transaction

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, July 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orca Exploration Group Inc. (“Orca” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ORC.A) (TSX-V:ORC.B) today announced that Orca has been advised by Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) plc ("Swala") that trading of its securities listed on the Dar es Salaam…

Beyonce shares her twins' new photo

Singer Beyonce Knowles, who never disclosed much of her private life's details in public, has shared few pictures from her family vacation in Europe.
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