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Mercury Systems, Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Mercury Systems shares (MRCY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Mercury Systems employs 1,979 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$824.9 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Mercury Systems's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$68.72, which is 19.24% down on its pre-crash value of USD$85.09 and 31.55% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$52.24.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Mercury Systems shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$729.74 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$878.24.
|Latest market close||USD$68.72|
|52-week range||USD$52.24 - USD$96.29|
|50-day moving average||USD$72.9386|
|200-day moving average||USD$77.0481|
|Wall St. target price||USD$90.5|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.5|
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|1 week (2020-11-16)||68.72|
|1 month (2020-10-26)||-8.57%|
|3 months (2020-08-24)||-9.92%|
|6 months (2020-05-22)||-18.04%|
|1 year (2019-11-22)||-2.12%|
|2 years (2018-11-23)||44.34%|
|3 years (2017-11-24)||31.30%|
|5 years (2015-11-24)||253.50%|
Valuing Mercury Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mercury Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Mercury Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Mercury Systems shares trade at around 46x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Mercury Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6616. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Mercury Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Mercury Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$150.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Mercury Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$824.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||12.08%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$358.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.09%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.1 million Mercury Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Mercury Systems's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% down from 1.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Mercury Systems shares can be evaluated.
Mercury Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Mercury Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Mercury Systems shares traded daily (recently around 228731.54506438). Mercury Systems's SIR currently stands at 4.66. In other words for every 100,000 Mercury Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4660 shares are currently held short.
However Mercury Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Mercury Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Mercury Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Mercury Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Mercury Systems shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0233% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Mercury Systems shares, roughly 23 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Mercury Systems.
Find out more about how you can short Mercury Systems stock.
We're not expecting Mercury Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Mercury Systems's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 December 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Mercury Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Mercury Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Mercury Systems's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Mercury Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $52.24 up to $96.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Mercury Systems's is 1.0598. This would suggest that Mercury Systems's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Mercury Systems, Inc., a technology company, manufactures and sells components, modules, and subsystems in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company's products and solutions are deployed in approximately 300 programs with 25 defense prime contractors and commercial aviation customers. It offers components, including power amplifiers and limiters, switches, oscillators, filters, equalizers, digital and analog converters, chips, monolithic microwave integrated circuits, and memory and storage devices; modules and sub-assemblies, such as embedded processing modules and boards, switch fabric boards, high speed input/output boards, digital receiver boards, multi-chip modules, integrated radio frequency and microwave multi-function assemblies, tuners, and transceivers, as well as graphics and video processing, and Ethernet and input-output boards; and integrated subsystems. The company also designs, develops, and manufactures digital radio frequency memory units for various modern electronic warfare applications; radar environment simulation and test systems for defense and intelligence applications; and signals intelligence payloads and EO/IR technologies for small UAV platforms, as well as onboard UAV processor systems for real-time wide area motion imagery. In addition, it designs, markets and sells products intended to protect electronic systems that are critical to national security. The company serves the aerospace and defense electronics industries. The company was formerly known as Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Mercury Systems, Inc. in November 2012. Mercury Systems, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.
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