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KAI Kadant PE ratio, current and historical analysis

As of Apr 22, 2024, the Kadant stock's PE ratio is 28.5. This results from the current EPS of $9.92 and stock price of $282.76. The P/E ratio has an increase of 17% from the past four quarters average of 24.3.

KAI PE ratio history

How has KAI's PE ratio performed in the past

The PE ratio of Kadant has averaged 21.86 over the last ten years. The current PE ratio of 28.5 is 30% above the historical average. Over the past ten years, KAI's PE ratio was at its highest in the Apr 2021 quarter at 36.37, when the stock price was $186.94 and the EPS was $5.14. The lowest value was in the Jan 2016 quarter, when it reached 12.85 with a price of $40.61 and an EPS of $3.16.


Kadant PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 70.99% in 2017

Maximum annual decrease: -58.06% in 2018

Year PE ratio Change
2023 28.26 65.17%
2022 17.11 -46.11%
2022 31.75 8.32%
2021 29.31 28.33%
2019 22.84 53.49%
2018 14.88 -58.06%
2017 35.48 70.99%
2016 20.75 61.48%
2016 12.85 -20.87%
2015 16.24 -16.37%

KAI average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of KAI for the past years

The current PE ratio of KAI is above the 3, 5 and 10-year historical averages.

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KAI PE vs peers

What is KAI's PE ratio compared to its peers

KAI's PE ratio is higher than its peer stocks ITW and AIN. Kadant's current PE ratio of 28.5 is above the average of its peers, which is 20.11.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
JAKK Jakks Pacific Inc 6.06 $242.21M
CMCO Columbus Mckinnon Corp 24.2 $1.18B
AIN Albany International Corp 24.6 $2.73B
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc 25.58 $74.69B
KAI Kadant Inc 28.5 $3.31B

Frequently asked questions

What is Kadant's PE ratio?

The price to earnings ratio for KAI stock as of Apr 22, 2024, stands at 28.5.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Kadant (KAI)?

As an average over the last 3 years, KAI stock has a PE ratio of 23.92.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Kadant (KAI)?

As an average over the last 5 years, KAI stock has a PE ratio of 23.45.

What is the highest PE ratio for KAI?

The highest quarterly PE ratio in the last ten years has been 36.37 and it was in the Apr 2021 quarter.

How does the current PE ratio for KAI compare to its historical average?

KAI's price to earnings ratio is currently 30% above its 10-year historical average.

How is KAI's PE ratio calculated (Kadant PE ratio formula)?

To determine the PE ratio, divide the most recent stock price by the TTM earnings per share (EPS). As of today (Apr 22, 2024), Kadant's stock price is $282.76. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Dec 2023 is $9.92. Therefore, Kadant's P/E ratio for today is 28.5. PE RATIO(28.5) = STOCK PRICE($282.76) / TTM EPS($9.92)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.