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Motorola Solutions (MSI) earnings: expect 11% revenue growth

11:30 am ET, 02 May 2019

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) is announcing earnings on May 02 after the market closes. Wondering what revenue and earnings will look like?

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $1.63B, which implies 11% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $1.15. If this materializes, EPS will grow 5% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) returned +4.17%.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) average analyst price target is 1.86% above its current price ($144.91).

For the latest price and information on Motorola Solutions, please visit Finstead and ask for "MSI", "MSI analysis" or "MSI news".

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Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) Stock Guide

Updated at: 6:41 am ET, 18 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for MSI stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "MSI quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on MSI stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "MSI". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "MSI news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI)? Interested in getting the full scoop on MSI, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this MSI stock guide, we'll address key questions about MSI, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are MSI earnings?
2. What is MSI dividend?
3. What is MSI dividend yield?
4. What is MSI stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
5. MSI buy or sell? What is MSI Finny Score?
6. What are the reasons to buy MSI? Why should I buy MSI stock?
7. What are the reasons to sell MSI? Why should I sell MSI stock?
8. What are MSI key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are MSI earnings?

MSI trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $4.81.

2. What is MSI dividend?

MSI forward dividend is $2.56.

3. What is MSI dividend yield?

MSI forward dividend yield is 1.65%.

Analyst Predictions

4. What is MSI stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on MSI analyst price targets, MSI stock forecast is $164.60 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for MSI stock is $164.60. The prediction is based on 15 analyst estimates.

The low price target for MSI is $142.00, while the high price target is $178.00.

MSI analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

5. MSI buy or sell? What is MSI Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:50}Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell MSI, resulting in Finny Score of 50.

6. What are the reasons to buy MSI? Why should I buy MSI stock?

Here are the reasons to buy MSI stock:

  • The prioritization of mission-critical communications in emerging markets will act as a tailwind for Motorola.
  • Motorola has strong customer relationships in the U.S. but has a chance to leverage its systems expertise into international markets.
  • The company continues to boost its public safety LTE portfolio by investing heavily in Android and new devices.
  • MSI forward dividend yield is 1.65%, higher than the industry (0.36%) and sector (0.26%) forward dividend yields. See MSI forward dividend chart.
  • MSI forward P/E ratio is 17.90, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See MSI forward P/E ratio chart.
  • MSI PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.97, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See MSI PEG chart.
  • MSI average analyst rating is Buy. See MSI analyst rating chart.
  • MSI cash to debt ratio is 0.22, higher than the average industry (0.18) and sector (0.17) cash to debt ratio. See MSI cash to debt chart.

7. What are the reasons to sell MSI? Why should I sell MSI stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell MSI stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • Motorola is subject to budget risks from overstressed governments across the developed world.
  • Foreign currency translation adjustment risk may hinder profitability as Motorola increases its global reach.
  • No technology is immune to discontinuous technological innovation. Innovations in public network cellular services or other wireless technologies could carve value out of Motorola's major cash cow in land mobile radios.
  • MSI stock price ($158.18) is close to the 52-week high ($158.67). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See MSI price chart.
  • MSI quarterly revenue growth was -13.00%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.91% and 0.89%, respectively). See MSI revenue growth chart.
  • MSI profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -11.70 percentage points. See MSI profitability chart.
  • MSI short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.61. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See MSI short interest ratio chart.
  • MSI Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 4.07, which is high compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See MSI Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

Key Stats

8. What are MSI key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for MSI:

Metrics MSI
Price $170.91
Average Price Target / Upside $166.00 / -2.87%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 1.54%
Industry Communication Equipment
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 16,000
Market Cap $28.34B
Forward P/E Ratio 19.36
Price/Book Ratio 3.71
Revenue (TTM) $7.64B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -13.00%
Profit Margin 11.02%

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