National Instruments Corp ($NATI) Confident Investor Rating: Poor

Company name National Instruments Corp
Stock ticker NATI
Live stock price [stckqut]NATI[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Fair


Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Poor


Confident Investor Rating Poor
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $40.44
Target stock price (averages with growth) $35.44
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $25.64
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $39.02

The following company description is from Google Finance:

National Instruments Corporation (NI) is engaged in designing, manufacturing and selling tools to engineers and scientists. These industries consist of a diverse market for design, control and test applications. The Company provides graphical application software and modular hardware to create measurement, automation and embedded systems. Its segment is based on geographic regions, which include the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. It offers a line of measurement and automation products that provides engineers and scientists to create automated test, industrial control, and embedded design applications. The Company’s products consist of off-the-shelf application software and modular, hardware components together with related driver software. In May 2011, it acquired Phase Matrix, Inc. (PMI). In July 2011, the Company acquired AWR Corporation.


Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I do not think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in National Instruments Corp.

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  1. Interesting.

    I would watch their acquisitions. Some of them are emerging markets such as software radio. Do not discount this as a motor for future growth.

    Disclaimer, I use their products, but I am not a shareholder.

  2. Author

    Dennis –

    I appreciate your perspective but there is a difference between a well-run company and a company with good products. You need good products to be successful but too often it requires more than just a great product.

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