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How to buy Mercury Systems stock | $65.45

Learn how to easily invest in Mercury Systems stock.

Mercury Systems, Inc
-$1.01 (-1.55%)

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 2,359 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Mercury Systems stock price (NASDAQ: MRCY)

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Mercury Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$65.45
52-week range$58.13 - $88.96
50-day moving average $66.34
200-day moving average $69.49
Wall St. target price$82.14
PE ratio 50.8083
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.30

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Mercury Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $65.45 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-23) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) -0.83%
3 months (2021-05-03) -13.41%
6 months (2021-01-30) N/A
1 year (2020-07-30) N/A
2 years (2019-07-30) N/A
3 years (2018-07-30) N/A
5 years (2016-07-30) N/A

Is Mercury Systems under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 51x. In other words, Mercury Systems shares trade at around 51x 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 PEG ratio

Mercury Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5202. 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

Mercury Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $159.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Mercury Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Mercury Systems financials

Revenue TTM $890.5 million
Operating margin TTM 11.32%
Gross profit TTM $358.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3.43%
Return on equity TTM 5.09%
Profit margin 8.01%
Book value $26.36
Market capitalisation $3.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Mercury Systems shares

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 8.6% down from 1.2 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)

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 343449.19614148). Mercury Systems's SIR currently stands at 3.11. In other words for every 100,000 Mercury Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3110 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 0.0194% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Mercury Systems shares, roughly 19 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.

Mercury Systems share dividends

We're not expecting Mercury Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Mercury Systems's shares ever split?

Mercury Systems's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 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.

Mercury Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mercury Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $58.13 up to $88.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MRCY.US volatility(beta: 1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.9984. This would suggest that Mercury Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Mercury Systems overview

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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Mercury Systems is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.784% of Mercury Systems shares are held by insiders and 95.948% by institutions.
How many people work for Mercury Systems?
Latest data suggests 2,359 work at Mercury Systems.
When does the fiscal year end for Mercury Systems?
Mercury Systems's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is Mercury Systems based?
Mercury Systems's address is: 50 Minuteman Road, Andover, MA, United States, 01810
What is Mercury Systems's ISIN number?
Mercury Systems's international securities identification number is: US5893781089
What is Mercury Systems's CUSIP number?
Mercury Systems's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 589378108

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