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Kadant, Inc. Company Snapshot
Kadant Inc. is a supplier of equipment used in process industries. The process industries, including papermaking, paper recycling and oriented strand board (OSB), an engineered wood panel product used primarily in home construction. In addition, the Company manufactures granules made from papermaking byproducts. It operates in two segments: Papermaking Systems and Wood Processing Systems, and a separate product line, Fiber-based Products. Through its Papermaking Systems segment, it develops, manufactures and markets a range of equipment and products for the papermaking, paper recycling and other process industries. Through its Wood Processing Systems segment, it designs, manufactures and markets stranders and related equipment. Through its Fiber-based Products business, the Company produces biodegradable, absorbent granules from papermaking byproducts for use as carriers for agricultural, home lawn and garden, and professional lawn, turf and ornamental applications.

Sales Analysis. Kadant reported sales of $390.11 million for the year ending December of 2015. This represents a decrease of 3.0% versus 2014, when the company's sales were $402.13 million. Contributing to the drop in overall sales was the 12.6% decline in Wood Processing System, from $41.65 million to $36.39 million. There were also decreases in sales in Papermaking System (down 1.6% to $342.66 million) and Fiber Based Products (down 10.0% to $11.06 million) .
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  Stock Performance Chart for Kadant, Inc.
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (2/17/2017): 62.15
(Figures in U.S. Dollars)
1 Week -0.9%   13 Weeks 2.3%  
4 Weeks 2.8%   52 Weeks 59.0%  
Kadant, Inc. Key Data:
  Ticker: KAI Country: United States
  Exchanges: NYSE Major Industry: Capital Goods
    Sub Industry: Paper Industries Machinery
  2015 Sales 390,107,000
(Year Ending Jan 2016).
Employees: 1,800
  Currency: U.S. Dollars Market Cap: 678,351,899
  Fiscal Yr Ends: December Shares Outstanding: 10,914,753
  Share Type: Common Closely Held Shares: 375,732
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