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Nordson Corp NDSN

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Nordson Posts Solid Fiscal First-Quarter Results; Maintaining Fair Value Estimate

Analyst Note

| Krzysztof Smalec, CFA |

Narrow-moat-rated Nordson reported solid fiscal first-quarter results, as its sales of $527 million and EPS of $1.32 both beat FactSet consensus estimates of $510 million and $1.06, respectively. That said, nothing in Nordson’s earnings release fundamentally alters our thesis, and we are leaving our $190 fair value estimate unchanged. We see shares as fairly valued at current levels.

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Business Description

Nordson is a manufacturer of equipment (including pumps, valves, dispensers, applicators, filters, and pelletizers, among other equipment) used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, and other materials. The firm serves a diverse range of end markets including packaging, medical, electronics, and industrial. Nordson’s business is organized into two segments: industrial precision solutions (54% of sales in fiscal 2020) and advanced technology solutions (46% of sales in fiscal 2020). The company generated approximately $2.1 billion in revenue and $350 million in operating income in its fiscal 2020.

28601 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH, 44145
T +1 440 892-1580
Sector Industrials
Industry Specialty Industrial Machinery
Most Recent Earnings Oct 31, 2020
Fiscal Year End Oct 31, 2021
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 7,555