Key Technology, Inc.

Key Technology, Inc.

Key Technology, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1948

Headquarters

150 Avery Street, Walla Walla, WA, 99362, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

645

Industries

Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing

Company Description

Key Technology Inc From headquarters in the USA, and facilities in The Netherlands, Australia and Mexico—Key circles the globe with automated process technology and innovations that assure quality, efficiency, and rapid return on investment. Key Basics We design, manufacture and market process automation systems for food and other industries. This technology integrates automated optical inspection systems, specialized conveyor systems, and processing/preparation systems, as well as research, development, and world-class engineering. Our served markets range from fruit, vegetables, potatoes, snacks, cereals, and meat, to tobacco, pet food, plastics, and pharmaceutical/nutraceutical manufacturing. Vision Systems Key’s automated sorting equipment replaces manual inspection and less advanced optical sorters, bringing color vision, intelligent selection, split-second defect removal, and reliable good-product recovery to the plant. Key’s advanced vision systems find and remove foreign material with cameras and laser sorting technology allowing processors to deliver the highest quality product to consumers. Vibratory Conveyor Systems Key changed noisy, damaging conveying into a quiet, smooth, efficient ride. Our Smart Shaker® line features Iso-Flo®, the industry flagship for specialized vibratory conveyors, with more than 25,000 installations worldwide and unequalled performance for handling specific applications and capacities. Further innovations provide continuous processing, increased control, and longer machine life, whether handling fruit, vegetables, snacks or poultry. Processing Systems Key helps processors meet precise quality and appearance specifications for maximum shelf appeal. The Farmco family of grading and food sizing equipment ensures consistency in whole and sliced fruits and vegetables. Quality Assurance Key Technology is ISO 9001-registered, certifying that our quality management system meets international standards for consistency in our products and services.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

General Manager of Process Systems & Integrated Solutions Group

Senior Director of Global Operations

Senior Director of Aftermarket, North America & Intercontinental

Senior Director of Global Marketing & Latin America & Asia Sales

Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President of New Products & Business Development

Senior Vice President of Global Sales

Director-Investor Relations

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Board of Directors

Former Vice President-Worldwide Corporate Development at PepsiCo, Inc.

Former Executive Vice President at Marriott Corporation

Former Portfolio Manager at Kokino LLC

Managing Member & Chief Compliance Officer at Century Park Capital Partners LLC

President & Chief Executive Officer at Key Technology, Inc.

Former Professional at The General Counsel Law Firm

President & Chief Executive Officer at Swire Coca-Cola USA

Former President & Chief Operating Officer at Advanced Digital Information Corp.

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Owners & Shareholders
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Sunriver Capital Management LLC is an American private company located in Stamford, CT, with domestic subsidiaries. The firm provides investment advice.

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Pacific View Asset Management strategies include International Small-Cap, Global Small Cap, US Small-Cap Growth and US Large-Cap Growth.The firm's International Small Cap strategy primarily invests in equity securities of small cap companies outside of the U.S. They look to create a portfolio of 40 to 60 long positions. Pacific View seeks to achieve superior risk adjusted returns over the long-term by investing in under-researched and overlooked small cap stocks. Pacific View seek to outperform the MSCI ACWI ex-USA Small Cap Index by an average of 300 to 500 basis points on an annualized basis.The Global Small Cap strategy invests in equity securities of small cap companies globally. They look to create a portfolio of 40 to 60 long positions. Pacific View seeks to achieve superior risk adjusted returns over the long-term by investing in under-researched and overlooked small cap stocks. The firm seeks to out-perform the MSCI ACWI Small Cap Index by an average of 300 to 500 basis points on an annualized basis.The U.S. Small Cap Growth Strategy invests in small cap securities listed on U.S. exchanges. They look to create a portfolio of 50 – 90 positions with market capitalizations similar to the securities that make up the Russell 2000 Growth Index. The strategy seeks to outperform the Russell 2000 Growth Index by 400 basis points on an annualized basis.The U.S. Large Cap Growth Strategy invests in large cap securities listed on U.S. exchanges. Pacific View looks to create a portfolio of 35 to 65 positions with market capitalizations similar to the securities that make up the Russell 1000 Growth Index. The strategy seeks to outperform the Russell 1000 Growth Index by 300 basis points on an annualized basis.

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Pacific View Asset Management (UK) LLP, part of Pacific View Asset Management LLC, is a British company located in Essex that provides investment advice. The firm was founded in 2007 by James Lincoln Boucherat, he has been the CEO since that date.

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Recent Transactions
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Duravant LLC purchases Key Technology, Inc.

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Key Technology, Inc. purchases Visys NV

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Key Technology, Inc. purchases Proditec SAS

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Clients

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. produce, provides, and markets value-added frozen potato products. It operates through the following segments: Global, Foodservice, Retail, and Other. The Global segment includes branded and private label frozen potato products sold in North America and international markets. This segment includes North American based restaurant chains and international customers comprised of global and regional restaurant chains, foodservice distributors, and retailers. The Foodservice segment includes branded and private label frozen potato products sold throughout the United States and Canada. This segment primary products are frozen potatoes, sweet potatoes, commercial ingredients, and appetizer items sold under the Lamb Weston brand, as well as many customer labels. The Retail segment includes consumer facing retail branded and private label frozen potato products sold primarily to grocery, mass merchants, club, and specialty retailers. This segment primary products are frozen potatoes and sweet potato items sold under its owned or licensed brands, including Grown in Idaho and Alexia, other licensed equities comprised of brand names of major North American restaurant chains, and the retailers' own brands. The Other segment primarily includes its vegetable and dairy businesses. The company was founded on July 5, 2016 and is headquartered in Eagle, ID.

McCain Foods Ltd. manufactures frozen food products. Its products include frozen French fries and potato specialties. It also produces pizza, appetizer, oven meal, and vegetables for both the retail and foodservice industries. The company was founded by George Wallace Ferguson McCain and Harrison McCain in 1957 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Koerber AG operates as a holding company. It provides financial and managerial support services. The firm's primary interests are in tobacco, paper, industrial machine, and pharmaceutical packaging production sectors. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$172M
Total Enterprise Value
$117M
Earnings Per Share
$0.63
Revenue
$140M
Enterprise Value Sales
0.84x
TEVNet Income
29.02x
Debt TEV
0.04x
Total Debt
$4.57M
Total Equity
$68.7M
Net Profit
$4.03M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
5.77%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.97%
EBITDAMargin
8.43%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
9.92x
EBITDA
$11.8M
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Competitors
Tomra Systems ASA Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing - Asker, AK

Tomra Systems ASA engages in the provision of sensor-based solutions. It operates through the following segments: Collection Solutions, Sorting Solutions, and Group Functions. The Collection Solutions segment offers reverse vending and material recovery. The Sorting Solutions segment provides optical sorting systems to the food, recycling, and mining businesses. The Group Functions segment refers to the corporate activities of the group. The company was founded by Petter Sverre Planke and Tore Planke on April 1, 1972 and is headquartered in Asker, Norway.

VDL Groep BV Auto Parts & Tires - Eindhoven, NB

VDL Groep BV produces semi-finished and finished components for the automotive industry. The firm manufactures chassis modules, public transport buses, and mini buses. Its finished products sector comprises suspension systems for the automotive industry, production automation systems, heating, cooling, and air-technical systems. The company was founded by Pieter van der Leegte Sr. in 1953 and is headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Bühler Holding AG Chemicals - Uzwil, SG

Bühler Holding AG engages in the acquisition, holding, and management of domestic and foreign companies and other representations of the Bühler Group engaged in plant construction, mechanical engineering, and other related activities. The company was founded on November 20, 1962 and is headquartered in Uzwil, Switzerland.