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Stock Risk Measures for Kadant Inc

A quantitative factor review, as of July 31, 2020.
  1. Company Info - Description, identity and sector data.
  2. Share Data - Stock earnings and key dates.
  3. Market Risk - Beta, size, liquidity and momentum measures.
  4. Financial Risk - Earnings and dividends.
by Paul Alan Davis, CFA
Updated: August 02, 2020
See how we arrive at an overall risk score of 52 for KAI below.

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KAI Risk Report

Overview

Our quantitative data points are meant to provide a high-level understanding of factors in equity risk models for Kadant Inc. Portfolio managers use these models to forecast risk, optimize portfolios and review performance.

We show how KAI stock compares to 2,000+ US-based stocks, and to peers in the Producer Manufacturing sector and Industrial Machinery industry.

Please do not consider this data as investment advice. Data is downloaded from sources we deem reliable, but errors may occur.

Company Info

Business Description

Company logo Kadant, Inc. engages in designing and manufacturing products used in industries ranging from paper to plastics and textiles to tires. It operates through the following segments: Papermaking Systems, Wood Processing Systems, and Fiber-based Products Business segments. The Papermaking Systems segment develops, manufactures, and markets equipments and products for the global papermaking, paper recycling, recycling and waste management, and other process industries. The Wood Processing Systems segment includes the development, manufacturing, and marketing of stranders and related equipment used in the harvesting of oriented strand board and lumber. The Fiber-based Products Business segment manufactures and sells biodegradable and absorbent granules from papermaking products. The firm's products include alignment conveyor, tubular filter materials, and angleset indicator. The company was founded in November 1991 and is headquartered in Westford, MA.

Identity

Sector and Industry

Share Data

Shares and Float

Earnings and Dividends

Market Risk Measures

Many of the following risk metrics are standardized and transformed into quantitative factors in institutional-level risk models.

Rankings below represent percentiles from 1 to 100, with 1 being the lowest rating of risk.

Systematic Risk

Stocks with higher beta exhibit higher sensitivity to the ups and downs in the market. (↑↑)

Company Size

Stocks with higher market capitalization often have lower risk. (↑↓)

Trading Liquidity

Higher average daily dollar volume over the past 30 days implies lower liquidity risk. (↑↓)

Price Momentum

Higher price momentum stocks, aka recent winners, equate to lower risk for many investors. (↑↓)

Financial Risk Measures

Style risk factors often include measures of profitability and payout levels.

Earnings Yield

Companies with higher earnings generally provide lower risk. (↑↓)

Dividend Yield

Companies with higher dividend yields, if sustaintable, are perceived to have lower risk. (↑↓)

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