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Last $50.13 USD
Change Today -0.0845 / -0.17%
Volume 321.7K
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cognex corp (CGNX) Snapshot

Open
$50.33
Previous Close
$50.21
Day High
$50.34
Day Low
$49.77
52 Week High
04/13/15 - $52.48
52 Week Low
05/7/14 - $32.43
Market Cap
4.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
398.3K
EPS TTM
$1.34
Shares Outstanding
86.7M
EX-Date
12/12/12
P/E TM
37.4x
Dividend
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Dividend Yield
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cognex corp (CGNX) Details

Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks primarily in manufacturing processes. It operates in two divisions, Modular Vision Systems and Surface Inspection Systems. The Modular Vision Systems division develops, manufactures, and markets modular vision systems and ID products that are used to automate the manufacture and tracking of discrete items, such as cellular phones, aspirin bottles, and automobile wheels by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. The Surface Inspection Systems division develops, manufactures, and markets surface inspection vision systems that are used to inspect the surfaces of materials processed in a continuous fashion, such as metal, paper, nonwoven, plastic, and glass. It serves factory automation, semiconductor and electronics capital equipment, and surface inspection markets. The company sells its products through direct sales force, as well as through a network of integration and distribution partners worldwide. Cognex Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.

1,322 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/12/15
Founded in 1981

cognex corp (CGNX) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, President...
Total Annual Compensation: $376.1K
Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Culture...
Total Annual Compensation: $200.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $296.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

cognex corp (CGNX) Key Developments

Cognex Corporation, Annual General Meeting, Apr 17, 2015

Cognex Corporation, Annual General Meeting, Apr 17, 2015., at 09:00 US Eastern Standard Time. Location: Cognex Corporation. Agenda: To elect three Directors to serve for a term ending in 2018; to ratify the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2015; to approve the compensation of Cognex’s named executive officers; to approve the Cognex Corporation 2007 Stock Option and Incentive Plan, as amended and restated; to approve a shareholder proposal concerning majority voting if properly presented at the meeting; and to consider and act upon any other business which may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.

Cognex Corporation Announces Unaudited Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter of 2015

Cognex Corporation announced unaudited earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, revenue was $117,183,000 against $95,696,000 a year ago. Operating income was $31,070,000 against $24,835,000 a year ago. Income before income tax expense was $32,076,000 against $24,859,000 a year ago. Net income was $26,631,000 against $20,443,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per weighted-average common and common-equivalent share was $0.30 against $0.23 a year ago. Book value per common share was $8.51 against $7.42 a year ago. Operating income (Non-GAAP) was $34,970,000 against $27,156,000 a year ago. Net income (Non-GAAP) was $29,224,000 against $22,008,000 a year ago. Net income per diluted share excluding stock option expense (Non-GAAP) was $0.33 against $0.25 a year ago. For the year, revenue was $486,270,000 against $353,886,000 a year ago. Operating income was $143,663,000 against $86,368,000 a year ago. Income before income tax expense was $147,397,000 against $86,368,000 a year ago. Net income was $121,485,000 against $73,573,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per weighted-average common and common-equivalent share was $1.36 against $0.83 a year ago. Book value per common share was $8.51 against $7.42 a year ago. Operating income (Non-GAAP) was $158,821,000 against $96,988,000 a year ago. Net income (Non-GAAP) was $131,666,000 against $80,711,000 a year ago. Net income per diluted share excluding stock option expense (Non-GAAP) was $1.48 against $0.90 a year ago. For first quarter, the company expects strong revenue growth year-on-year and gross margin in the mid-70% range. Revenue for 2015 is expected to be between $108 million and $111 million, which represents growth of 19% to 22% year-on-year. On a sequential basis, the company expects the typical seasonal decline from fourth quarter to first quarter in factory automation and lower surface inspection revenue from the record level in Fourth Quarter 2014. The company expects currency exchange rates to continue to negatively impact revenue in the first quarter. The effective tax rate is expected to be 19% before discrete tax items.

Cognex Corporation Announces Board Changes

Cognex Corporation announced that Dr. Shillman, director resigned his seat with a two-year remaining term and Patrick A. Alias, another current Director of the company, resigned his seat with a term ending at the Annual Meeting. Immediately following such resignations, the board of directors elected Mr. Alias to fill Dr. Shillman's vacant seat and Dr. Shillman to fill Mr. Alias's vacant seat.

 

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