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National Instruments (NI) is a company manufacturing test and automated measurement systems. It offers PC-based systems, multifunction input and output devices, distributed measurement and control systems, high-performance test equipment, systems engineering software, and accessories. The company provides products that are used in data acquisition and control, electronic test and instrumentation, wireless design, and engineering education. In addition, NI delivers related repair, calibration, and training services. The company caters to the semiconductor, automotive, aerospace, defense, electronics, energy, industrial machinery, and other markets.
TypePublic
Founded1976
HQAustin, TX, US
Websiteni.com
Employee Ratings3.8
Overall CultureC

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)7,000(-4%)
Job Openings292
Revenue (FY, 2020)$1.3 B(-4%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$41.7(-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at National Instruments

Eric Starkloff

Eric Starkloff

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Karen Rapp

Karen Rapp

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Scott Rust

Scott Rust

Senior Vice President of Product R&D
Jason Green

Jason Green

Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President, Portfolio Business Unit
Kevin Ilcisin

Kevin Ilcisin

Vice President of Corporate Strategy
Stefanie Breyer

Stefanie Breyer

Vice President of Product Planning
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National Instruments Office Locations

National Instruments has offices in Austin, Yerevan, Macquarie Park, Zaventem and in 35 other locations
Austin, TX, US (HQ)
11500 N Mopac Expy
Yerevan, AM
123 Hovsep Emin St
Macquarie Park, AU
4 Drake Ave
Zaventem, BE
Ikaroslaan 79
São Paulo, BR
Av. Paulista, 509 - 21º andar Cerqueira César
Shanghai, CN
2nd Floor, Building 2, No. 400 Fangchun Road, Pudong New District
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National Instruments Financials and Metrics

National Instruments Revenue

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National Instruments's revenue was reported to be $1.29 b in FY, 2020
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

335.2m

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

239.8m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

71.5%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

4.5m

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

9.5m

Market capitalization (22-Jul-2021)

5.5b

Closing stock price (22-Jul-2021)

41.7

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

266.7m

EV

5.4b
National Instruments's current market capitalization is $5.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

1.2b1.2b1.3b1.4b1.4b1.3b

Revenue growth, %

(1%)0%5%5%0%

Cost of goods sold

317.0m313.1m328.3m333.7m336.9m371.1m

Gross profit

908.5m915.1m961.1m1.0b1.0b915.9m
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

95.3m82.7m52.4m155.1m162.2m143.7m

Depreciation and Amortization

73.3m73.4m72.7m70.7m73.5m87.1m

Inventories

(8.4m)(8.4m)10.2m(10.6m)(6.8m)7.6m

Accounts Payable

(9.0m)(2.2m)1.6m(4.0m)4.0m(10.0k)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Net Income

9.3m29.1m53.6m18.1m43.3m76.7m24.3m55.3m98.5m23.2m51.9m103.6m132.7m143.5m138.9m4.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

19.4m38.2m55.2m18.7m35.9m54.8m17.4m35.1m53.7m18.0m36.0m54.5m19.3m38.3m61.2m23.9m

Inventories

(6.9m)(9.4m)(11.2m)

Accounts Payable

3.4m(246.0k)2.2m
USDFY, 2015

Financial Leverage

1.3 x
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National Instruments Operating Metrics

National Instruments's Customers was reported to be 35 k in FY, 2019.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Customers

35 k35 k35 k35 k35 k35 k

Patents (US)

822852858861862870

Patents (Foreign)

253245728891

Patent Applications

179170137956062
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National Instruments Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Micropross SASOctober 28, 2015$108 m
BEEcubeMay 23, 2015
DigilentJanuary 24, 2013
SignalionJanuary 09, 2013
NMDG NVNovember 06, 2012
AWR CorporationMay 23, 2011
Phase MatrixMay 23, 2011
DrivvenDecember 31, 2010
Ettus ResearchFebruary 05, 2010
microLEX SystemsFebruary 07, 2008
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National Instruments Revenue Breakdown

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National Instruments revenue breakdown by business segment: 10.2% from Software Maintenance and 89.8% from Product

National Instruments revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 30.4% from APAC, 29.8% from EMEIA and 39.8% from Americas

National Instruments Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

82/100

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National Instruments Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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National Instruments Online and Social Media Presence

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National Instruments Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C

    66/100

  • CEO Rating

    B+

    73/100

  • Compensation

    C-

    60/100

  • Diversity

    C

    65/100

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National Instruments News and Updates

National Instruments to assemble open-architecture avionics test and measurement stations for Air Force

U.S. Air Force electronics experts needed a company to assemble a field- and depot-level avionics test and measurement system. They found their solution from National Instruments Corp., Austin, Texas, John Keller reports for Military & Aerospace Electronics.

NI Expands Global Network to Serve Small Businesses

NI (NASDAQ: NATI) announced the expansion of its global distribution channels within the NI Partner Network, a strategic move to support its omnichannel strategy dedicated to serving small-to-medium business (SMB) customers to help them do what they do best — innovate.

NI Acquires monoDrive to Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development; Announces Strategic Collaboration With Ansys to Address Advanced Simulation Requirements

https://www.ni.com/ru-ru/about-ni/newsroom/news-releases/ni-acquires-monodrive-to-accelerate-autonomous-vehicle-developme.html

NI Joins NYU Wireless Industrial Affiliates Program to Advance 6G Research and Innovation

NI (NASDAQ: NATI) and NYU WIRELESS today announced that NI has joined the university research center at NYU Tandon School of Engineering as an Industrial Affiliate member. Together, the organizations will work to solve industry-defined problems to help make the next generation of wireless research p…

Bloomy and NI Announce HIL Technology Evolution Center for Aerospace and Defense Organizations

Bloomy Controls Inc. (Bloomy) and NI (NASDAQ: NATI), experts in aerospace and defense test systems, today announced the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Technology Evolution Center. The center, an industry-first initiative, will be hosted by Bloomy at the company’s headquarters in South Windsor, Connectic…

NI Joins the Next G Alliance to Help Build North America’s Leadership in 6G

NI (NASDAQ: NATI) today announced that it has joined ATIS’ Next G Alliance as a founding member. The Next G Alliance initiative seeks to advance North American mobile technology leadership in 6G by building on the long-term evolution of 5G over the next decade. NI will work closely with the Next G A…
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National Instruments Blogs

Re: SAPHIR toolkits now available to purchase directly from LabVIEW Tools Network

Hi Oliver,   I am needing to use GModbus over Serail Line just a month. I would like to know if is it possible to use free for short time?   Thanks, Moisés

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Re: Programmatically Inspect Event Queues

As for other ideas, this is similar but logs to file: https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW/Better-Way-to-Parse-Event-Data/td-p/3804880

Re: Happiness....

Regarding interruptions: I had a a solid week going where I got nothing done that was assigned to me.  I was constantly bugged about issues people were having (ie they wanted me to fix their stuff or tell them how to do their job) and requests for status.  I actually booked a conference room, moved …

Re: It Depends ...

Ah, yes, I totally missed the point.   You've probably hit upon The Truth (two capital Ts). It is the perfect answer.   And what is The Truth? It depends... 🙂 Just being whimsical with words this evening.  
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National Instruments Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was National Instruments founded?

    National Instruments was founded in 1976.

  • Who are National Instruments key executives?

    National Instruments's key executives are Eric Starkloff, Karen Rapp and Scott Rust.

  • How many employees does National Instruments have?

    National Instruments has 7,000 employees.

  • What is National Instruments revenue?

    Latest National Instruments annual revenue is $1.3 b.

  • What is National Instruments revenue per employee?

    Latest National Instruments revenue per employee is $183.9 k.

  • Who are National Instruments competitors?

    Competitors of National Instruments include Astronics, Teledyne Technologies and FormFactor.

  • Where is National Instruments headquarters?

    National Instruments headquarters is located at 11500 N Mopac Expy, Austin.

  • Where are National Instruments offices?

    National Instruments has offices in Austin, Yerevan, Macquarie Park, Zaventem and in 35 other locations.

  • How many offices does National Instruments have?

    National Instruments has 39 offices.