National Instruments

National Instruments Corporation manufactures and supplies measurement and automation products. The Company provides application software and modular hardware that combine with industry-standard computers, networks, and third party devices to create measurement, automation, and embedded systems. NI's application software products include LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, and Measurement Studio, which are programming environments to design, prototype, and deploy systems, as well as to design custom virtual instruments; LabVIEW Real-Time that configures user's programs to execute remotely on embedded processors.

Company Growth (employees)
Austin, US
Size (employees)
7,552 (est)
National Instruments was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Austin, US

Key People/Management at National Instruments

Alex Davern

Alex Davern

President and Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Kodosky

Jeff Kodosky

Cofounder and NI Business and Technology Fellow
Duncan Hudson

Duncan Hudson

Chief Platform Officer, R&D
Ajit Gokhale

Ajit Gokhale

Senior Vice President, Global Marketing
Scott Rust

Scott Rust

Senior Vice President, R&D
Karen Rapp

Karen Rapp

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Eric Starkloff

Eric Starkloff

Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing
John Roiko

John Roiko

Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer
Pete Zogas

Pete Zogas

Senior Vice President, Business Development

National Instruments Office Locations

National Instruments has an office in Austin
Austin, US (HQ)
11500 N Mopac Expy
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National Instruments Financials and Metrics

National Instruments Financials

National Instruments's revenue was reported to be $1.2 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

320.9 m

Gross profit (Q3, 2017)

237.2 m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2017), %


Net income (Q3, 2017)

33.4 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

37.5 m

Market capitalization (22-Dec-2017)

5.6 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

294.2 m


5.3 b
National Instruments's current market capitalization is $5.6 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

305.2 m318.1 m317 m313.1 m

Gross profit

867.3 m925.7 m908.5 m915.1 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


301.8 m299.8 m287.2 m306.1 m306.4 m300.1 m318.6 m320.9 m

Cost of goods sold

76.7 m77.2 m76.1 m77.5 m76.7 m76.5 m82.5 m83.8 m

Gross profit

225.1 m222.6 m211 m228.6 m229.6 m223.6 m236.1 m237.2 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


230.3 m274 m251.1 m285.3 m

Accounts Receivable

180.7 m202.3 m216.2 m228.7 m


49 m70.1 m65.4 m193.6 m

Current Assets

828.6 m947.8 m799.7 m834.6 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


190.2 m240.7 m237.5 m259.5 m239.5 m232.8 m229.2 m265.4 m285.3 m300.7 m279 m263.2 m294.2 m

Accounts Receivable

182.7 m181.5 m210.8 m187.7 m191 m205.6 m185.7 m207.3 m222.2 m206.2 m224.3 m231 m235.2 m


178.9 m170.3 m167.3 m170.9 m178 m187.4 m190 m192.1 m194.6 m196.4 m194.9 m186.2 m184.6 m

Current Assets

798.6 m849 m885.2 m906.5 m916.2 m926.7 m879 m793.5 m820.7 m810.8 m830.5 m838.1 m855.6 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

80.5 m126.3 m95.3 m82.7 m

Depreciation and Amortization

68 m70.2 m73.3 m73.4 m

Accounts Receivable

6.8 m(22 m)(12 m)(12.4 m)


(1.6 m)(943 k)(8.4 m)(8.4 m)
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

48.8 m18.7 m43.2 m82.9 m15 m39.9 m63.1 m9.3 m29.1 m53.6 m18.1 m43.3 m76.7 m

Depreciation and Amortization

50.9 m17 m33.4 m51 m17.9 m36.5 m55.2 m19.4 m38.2 m55.2 m18.7 m35.9 m54.8 m

Accounts Receivable

4.8 m(865 k)(30.1 m)(7 m)11.8 m(2.7 m)17.2 m8.9 m(6 m)10.1 m


(8.4 m)1.9 m4.8 m1.2 m(2.8 m)(12.2 m)(14.8 m)(6.9 m)(9.4 m)(11.2 m)
USDY, 2017


140.8 x


35.8 x


42.8 x


42.5 k

Financial Leverage

1.3 x
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National Instruments Operating Metrics

National Instruments's Users was reported to be 300 k in Q1, 2017. National Instruments's Customers was reported to be 35 k in FY, 2016. National Instruments's Patent Applications was reported to be 137 in FY, 2016, which is a 19% decrease from the previous period
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016Q1, 2017




35 k35 k35 k

Patents (US)


Patents (foreign)

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National Instruments Market Value History

National Instruments Revenue Breakdown

National Instruments Median Salaries

Source: 257 public H-1B filings from National Instruments

National Instruments's Web-traffic and Trends

National Instruments Online and Social Media Presence

National Instruments Company Life and Culture

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