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How to buy Mercury Systems (MRCY) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Mercury Systems stocks.

Mercury Systems (MRCY) is a leading aerospace & defense business based in the US. It opened the day at $66.18 after a previous close of $65.91. During the day the price has varied from a low of $65.35 to a high of $66.66. The latest price was $66.61 (25 minute delay). Mercury Systems is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 2,386 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Mercury Systems stock price (NASDAQ:MRCY)

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Mercury Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$66.18
High$66.66
Low$65.35
Close$66.61
Previous close$65.91
Change $0.70
Change % 1.0621%
Volume 159,343
Information last updated 2022-10-03.
52-week range$40.48 - $72.28
50-day moving average $49.25
200-day moving average $56.81
Wall St. target price$57.56
PE ratio 225.2105
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.19

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Is it a good time to buy Mercury Systems stock?

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Mercury Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $66.61 from 2022-10-04

1 week (2022-09-29) 59.70%
1 month (2022-09-06) 43.31%
3 months (2022-07-06) 5.81%
6 months (2022-04-02) N/A
1 year (2021-10-06) 38.80%
2 years (2020-10-06) -13.20%
3 years (2019-10-04) 75.015
5 years (2017-10-05) 24.46%

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 225x. In other words, Mercury Systems shares trade at around 225x 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 2.651. 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 $163.9 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 $988.2 million
Operating margin TTM 7.13%
Gross profit TTM $395 million
Return on assets TTM 2.07%
Return on equity TTM 0.75%
Profit margin 1.14%
Book value $27.61
Market capitalisation $2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 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.

Mercury Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mercury Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.48 up to $72.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MRCY.US volatility(beta: 0.85)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 0.8454. 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, products, modules, and subsystems for aerospace and defense industries in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Its products and solutions are deployed in approximately 300 programs with 25 defense contractors and commercial aviation customers. The company 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, switched fabric 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. It also designs and develops 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. The company was formerly known as Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Mercury Systems, Inc.

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