Cognex Corporation

Scientific & Technical Instruments

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$8.40 billion
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$1.01 billion
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$721.91 million
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Company Profile

Cognex Corporation had its IPO on 1989-07-20 under the ticker symbol CGNX.

The company operates in the Technology sector and Scientific & Technical Instruments industry. Cognex Corporation has a staff strength of 2,441 employees.

Stock update

Shares of Cognex Corporation opened at $48.51 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-03-19.

The stocks traded within a range of $47.62 - $48.69, and closed at $48.65.

This is a +0.14% increase from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 1,371,600 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of Cognex Corporation have increased by +0.79%.

Cognex Corporation's Key Ratios

Cognex Corporation has a market cap of $8.40 billion, indicating a price to book ratio of 6.4157 and a price to sales ratio of 8.447.

In the last 12-months Cognex Corporation’s revenue was $1.01 billion with a gross profit of $721.91 million and an EBITDA of $288.29 million. The EBITDA ratio measures Cognex Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, Cognex Corporation’s operating margin was 26.7% while its return on assets stood at 8.48% with a return of equity of 15.03%.

In Q4, Cognex Corporation’s quarterly earnings growth was a positive 6.8% while revenue growth was a negative 1.9%.

Cognex Corporation’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $1.26 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 34.2466 and a PEG multiple of 2.04. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into Cognex Corporation’s profitability.

Cognex Corporation stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 8.3819 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 30.3966. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 8.447.

Cognex Corporation stock pays annual dividends of $0.265 per share, indicating a yield of 0.59% and a payout ratio of 20.61%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$1.96 billion
Total Liabilities
$187.71 million
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$4.06 million
Dividend Payout Ratio

Cognex Corporation ended 2023 with $1.96 billion in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $1.96 billion while shareholder equity stood at $1.44 billion.

Cognex Corporation ended 2023 with $249.96 million in deferred long-term liabilities, $187.71 million in other current liabilities, 345000.00 in common stock, $528.18 million in retained earnings and $242.63 million in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $181.37 million and cash and short-term investments were $400.13 million. The company’s total short-term debt was $8,454,000 while long-term debt stood at $0.

Cognex Corporation’s total current assets stands at $717.70 million while long-term investments were $454.12 million and short-term investments were $218.76 million. Its net receivables were $125.42 million compared to accounts payable of $27.10 million and inventory worth $122.48 million.

In 2023, Cognex Corporation's operating cash flow was $-126965000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $4.06 million.

Comparatively, Cognex Corporation paid $0.21 in dividends in 2023.

Other key metrics

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Analyst Target Price

Cognex Corporation stock is currently trading at $48.65 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $79.8519 and a 52-week low of $79.8519. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $50.93.

Its 50-day moving average was $51.03 and 200-day moving average was $47.13 The short ratio stood at 5.16 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 350.8% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 9320.9% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cognex Corporation

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of Cognex Corporation is CGNX

The IPO of Cognex Corporation took place on 1989-07-20

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Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information to automate manufacturing and distribution tasks worldwide. Its machine vision products are used to automate the manufacturing and tracking of discrete items, including mobile phones, electric vehicle batteries, and e-commerce packages by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. The company offers VisionPro software, a suite of patented vision tools for advanced programming; QuickBuild that allows customers to build vision applications with a graphical, flowchart-based programming interface; and Cognex deep learning vision software. It also provides a range of inspection tasks, including part location, identification, measurement, assembly verification, and robotic guidance; vision sensors for vision applications, such as checking the presence and size of parts; and the In-Sight product line of vision systems and sensors. In addition, the company offers DataMan, an image-based barcode readers and barcode verifiers. It sells its products to automotive, logistics, consumer electronics, medical-related, semiconductor, consumer products, food and beverage, and others, as well as through a network of distributors and integrators. Cognex Corporation was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.


One Vision Drive, Natick, MA, United States, 01760-2059