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Sundaram Nagarajan
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
IRS number

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5 Jun 20
2 Jul 20
31 Oct 20


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Apr 20 Jan 20 Oct 19 Jul 19
Revenue 529.48M 494.92M 585.45M 559.75M
Net income 92.08M 52M 102.67M 93.93M
Diluted EPS 1.58 0.89 1.76 1.62
Net profit margin 17.39% 10.51% 17.54% 16.78%
Operating income 125.03M 75.09M 139.66M 130.28M
Net change in cash 191.16M -36.07M 3.32M -1.34M
Cash on hand 306.26M 115.1M 151.16M 147.85M
Cost of revenue 239.88M 231.72M 266.48M 257.12M
Annual (USD) Oct 19 Oct 18 Oct 17 Oct 16
Revenue 2.19B 2.25B 2.07B 1.81B
Net income 337.09M 377.38M 295.8M 271.84M
Diluted EPS 5.79 6.4 5.08 4.73
Net profit margin 15.36% 16.74% 14.31% 15.03%
Operating income 483.11M 502.58M 466.4M 388.43M
Net change in cash 55.49M 5.3M 23.14M 16.97M
Cash on hand 151.16M 95.68M 90.38M 67.24M
Cost of revenue 1B 1.02B 927.69M 815.5M

Financial data from Nordson earnings reports

Date Owner Security Transaction Code $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
5 Jun 20 Thaxton Gregory A Common Stock Sell Dispose S 199.51 17,200 3.43M 54,065
5 Jun 20 Thaxton Gregory A Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M 70.91 17,200 1.22M 71,265
5 Jun 20 Thaxton Gregory A Employee Stock Options Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M 199.51 17,200 3.43M 0
4 Jun 20 Thaxton Gregory A Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M 71.75 11,000 789.25K 65,065
4 Jun 20 Thaxton Gregory A Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M 79.66 12,200 971.85K 77,265
4 Jun 20 Thaxton Gregory A Common Stock Sell Dispose S 188.91 23,200 4.38M 54,065
4 Jun 20 Thaxton Gregory A Employee Stock Options Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M 188.91 11,000 2.08M 0
4 Jun 20 Thaxton Gregory A Employee Stock Options Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M 188.91 12,200 2.3M 0
1 Jun 20 Lovass Stephen Common Stock Sell Dispose S 188.28 3,000 564.84K 7,319
1 Jun 20 Lovass Stephen Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M 108.43 3,000 325.29K 10,319
69.1% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 336 363 -7.4%
Opened positions 38 78 -51.3%
Closed positions 65 31 +109.7%
Increased positions 131 118 +11.0%
Reduced positions 109 101 +7.9%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 16.17B 18.58B -13.0%
Total shares 39.86M 42.2M -5.5%
Total puts 37.2K 27K +37.8%
Total calls 42.2K 36.9K +14.4%
Total put/call ratio 0.9 0.7 +20.5%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Vanguard 5.32M $719.02M +2.4%
BLK BlackRock 4.71M $636.27M -1.2%
Massachusetts Financial Services 2.86M $386.92M -20.7%
STT State Street 1.74M $234.61M -5.7%
Atlanta Capital Management Co L L C 1.58M $213.9M +1.0%
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. 1.5M $202.02M +52.1%
Champlain Investment Partners 1.28M $173.29M -0.9%
JHG Janus Henderson 1.12M $151.71M -3.3%
NEU Neuberger Berman 1.05M $141.73M +17.0%
Alliancebernstein 998.63K $134.89M +2.6%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Johanson Financial Advisors 12.65K -2.1M -99.4%
Massachusetts Financial Services 2.86M -746.05K -20.7%
Norges Bank 0 -528.49K EXIT
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. 1.5M +512.43K +52.1%
NN Investment Partners 405.44K +405.44K NEW
American Century Companies 346.42K -323.12K -48.3%
tru Independence 0 -254.8K EXIT
FMR 371.95K +202.97K +120.1%
STRS Ohio 387.89K +195.58K +101.7%
NEU Neuberger Berman 1.05M +152.31K +17.0%

Financial report summary

  • Changes in United States or international economic conditions, including declines in the industries we serve, could adversely affect the profitability of any of our operations.
  • Increased IT security threats and more sophisticated and targeted computer crime could pose a risk to our systems, networks, products, solutions and services.
  • Significant movements in foreign currency exchange rates or change in monetary policy may harm our financial results.
  • Changes in United States and international tax law may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
  • If our intellectual property protection is inadequate, others may be able to use our technologies and tradenames and thereby reduce our ability to compete, which could have a material adverse effect on us, our financial condition and results of operations.
  • Our products could infringe on the intellectual property of others, which may cause us to engage in costly litigation and, if we are not successful, could cause us to pay substantial damages and prohibit us from selling our products.
  • We may be exposed to liabilities under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which could have a material adverse effect on our business.
  • Changes in interest rates could adversely affect us.
  • Failure to retain our existing senior management team or the inability to attract and retain qualified personnel could hurt our business and inhibit our ability to operate and grow successfully.
  • Political conditions in the U.S. and foreign countries in which we operate could adversely affect us.
  • Our business and operating results may be adversely affected by natural disasters or other catastrophic events beyond our control.
Management Discussion
  • Sales – Worldwide sales for 2019 were $2,194,226, a decrease of 2.7 percent from 2018 sales of $2,254,668. Sales volume decreased 0.7 percent and unfavorable currency translation effects decreased sales by 2.0 percent. The volume decrease consisted of 1.1 percent organic decline and 0.4 percent growth from acquisitions.
  • We had one acquisition during 2019, Optical Control GmbH & Co. KG (“Optical”), which is included within the Advanced Technology Systems segment.  As used throughout this Form 10-K, geographic regions include the Americas (Canada, Mexico and Central and South America), Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), Europe, Japan, and the United States.
  • Sales of the Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment were $950,917 in 2019, a decrease of $4,275, or 0.4 percent, from 2018 sales of $955,192. The decrease was the result of unfavorable currency effects that decreased sales by 2.8 percent, offset by a sales volume increase of 2.4 percent. Within this segment, sales volume increased in all geographic regions with the exception of Europe. Growth in product lines serving packaging, product assembly, and polymer processing end markets was offset by softness in product lines serving nonwoven end markets.
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