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Kadant Inc. (KAI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Kadant Inc. (KAI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

- provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

  • Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
  • Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
  • SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
  • Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
  • Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
  • Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
  • Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
  • Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
  • Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
  • Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
  • Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
  • Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Kadant Inc. (Kadant) is a global supplier of equipment used in papermaking and paper recycling industries. The company also provides granules made from papermaking byproducts. It offers wide range of products that include stock-preparation systems, fluid-handling systems, and doctoring, cleaning and filtration systems. Kadant also offers biodegradable, absorbent granules derived from pulp fiber. The company offers its products to various industries that include chemicals, construction, machine tools, food and beverages, oil and gas, paper, textiles, forest products, and rubber and plastics. The company has manufacturing plants in several countries and research and development facilities in Europe and the US. It operates in Americas, Europe and Asia. Kadant is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts, the US.

Kadant Inc. Key Recent Developments

Aug 01,2017: Kadant reports lower Q2 net income, provides annual outlook
Feb 23,2017: Kadant Q4 net income down
Nov 01,2016: Kadant reports 2016 third quarter and nine month results
Aug 03,2016: Kadant reports 2016 second quarter results
May 02,2016: Kadant Reports 2016 First Quarter Results

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The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

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The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

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Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

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Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Section 1 - About the Company 5
Kadant Inc. - Key Facts 5
Kadant Inc. - Key Employees 6
Kadant Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 7
Kadant Inc. - Major Products and Services 8
Kadant Inc. - History 10
Kadant Inc. - Company Statement 12
Kadant Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13
Section 2 – Company Analysis 15
Kadant Inc. - Business Description 15
Kadant Inc. - Corporate Strategy 16
Kadant Inc. - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Kadant Inc. - Strengths 17
Kadant Inc. - Weaknesses 18
Kadant Inc. - Opportunities 19
Kadant Inc. - Threats 20
Kadant Inc. - Key Competitors 21
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 23
Performance Chart 26
Financial Performance 26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 29
Aug 01, 2017: Kadant reports lower Q2 net income, provides annual outlook 29
Feb 23, 2017: Kadant Q4 net income down 30
Section 5 – Appendix 31
Methodology 31
Ratio Definitions 31
About GlobalData 35
Contact Us 35
Disclaimer 35
List of Tables
Kadant Inc., Key Facts 5
Kadant Inc., Key Employees 6
Kadant Inc., Key Employee Biographies 7
Kadant Inc., Major Products and Services 8
Kadant Inc., History 10
Kadant Inc., Other Locations 13
Kadant Inc., Subsidiaries 13
Kadant Inc., Key Competitors 21
Kadant Inc., Ratios based on current share price 22
Kadant Inc., Annual Ratios 23
Kadant Inc., Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 24
Kadant Inc., Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 25
Kadant Inc., Interim Ratios 27
Currency Codes 31
Capital Market Ratios 31
Equity Ratios 32
Profitability Ratios 32
Cost Ratios 33
Liquidity Ratios 33
Leverage Ratios 34
Efficiency Ratios 34
List of Figures
Kadant Inc., Performance Chart (2012 - 2016) 26
Kadant Inc., Ratio Charts 28

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