MTS Systems Company Profile (NASDAQ:MTSC)

About MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)

MTS Systems logoMTS Systems Corporation is a supplier of test systems and position sensors. The Company operates through two segments: Test and Sensors. The Test segment provides testing solutions, including hardware, software and services to ground vehicles, materials and structures markets. The Sensors segment provides position sensors for a range of industrial and mobile hydraulic applications. The Sensors segment products are used by industrial machinery and mobile equipment manufacturers to automate the operation of their products for safety and end-user productivity. The Sensors segment manufactures products utilizing magnetostriction technology. Its technology, Temposonics, offers non-contact position sensing. Its Temposonics sensors provide position feedback for motion control systems. It also provides various service offerings, including calibration, maintenance, training and consulting. The Company has its manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Scientific & Technical Instruments
  • Sub-Industry: Electronic Equipment & Instruments
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:MTSC
  • CUSIP: 55377710
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $895.64 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 16,741,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $49.18
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $53.79
  • 52 Week Range: $41.53 - $59.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 45.29
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.60
  • P/E Growth: 2.42
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $765.25 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.17
  • Book Value: $24.16 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.21
  • Annual Dividend: $1.20
  • Dividend Yield: 2.2%
  • EBIDTA: $108.8 million
  • Net Margins: 5.37%
  • Return on Equity: 12.45%
  • Return on Assets: 6.95%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.04%
  • Current Ratio: 2.59%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.12%
  • Average Volume: 111,306 shs.
  • Beta: 1.54
  • Short Ratio: 14.37

Frequently Asked Questions for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)

What is MTS Systems' stock symbol?

MTS Systems trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MTSC."

How often does MTS Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MTS Systems?

MTS Systems declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, February 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Monday, April 3rd. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.24%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 16th. View MTS Systems' Dividend History.

How were MTS Systems' earnings last quarter?

MTS Systems Co. (NASDAQ:MTSC) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May, 8th. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.19. The company had revenue of $193.42 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $185.54 million. MTS Systems had a net margin of 5.37% and a return on equity of 12.45%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.27 earnings per share. View MTS Systems' Earnings History.

Where is MTS Systems' stock going? Where will MTS Systems' stock price be in 2017?

4 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for MTS Systems' stock. Their predictions range from $55.00 to $61.00. On average, they anticipate MTS Systems' share price to reach $58.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for MTS Systems.

Are investors shorting MTS Systems?

MTS Systems saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,219,498 shares, an increase of 36.3% from the April 13th total of 894,740 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 90,340 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 13.5 days. Approximately 7.3% of the company's shares are sold short.

Who are some of MTS Systems' key competitors?

Who owns MTS Systems stock?

MTS Systems' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.83%), Ariel Investments LLC (10.73%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.07%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (7.05%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.57%) and New South Capital Management Inc. (3.34%). Company insiders that own MTS Systems stock include Chun Hung Yu, David D Johnson, David Hore, Jeffrey A Graves and William E Bachrach. View Institutional Ownership Trends for MTS Systems.

Who sold MTS Systems stock? Who is selling MTS Systems stock?

MTS Systems' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Loews Corp, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse AG, Millrace Asset Group Inc. and New South Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for MTS Systems.

Who bought MTS Systems stock? Who is buying MTS Systems stock?

MTS Systems' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Denver Investment Advisors LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Bank of America Corp DE, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Tributary Capital Management LLC and Kennedy Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought MTS Systems stock in the last two years include Chun Hung Yu, David D Johnson, David Hore and Jeffrey A Graves. View Insider Buying and Selling for MTS Systems.

How do I buy MTS Systems stock?

Shares of MTS Systems can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of MTS Systems stock cost?

One share of MTS Systems stock can currently be purchased for approximately $53.50.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $58.00 (8.41% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/10/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$61.00N/AView Rating Details
10/13/2016SidotiUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$55.00N/AView Rating Details
8/17/2016Wells Fargo & CoInitiated CoverageMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
6/17/2016StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> OverweightN/AView Rating Details
5/11/2016WunderlichLower Price TargetBuy$80.00 -> $68.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
Earnings by Quarter for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
Earnings History by Quarter for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/8/2017Q2 2017$0.48$0.67$185.54 million$193.42 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/10/2017Q1 17$0.82$0.55$206.72 million$199.28 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2016Q316$0.74$0.78$146.77 million$157.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2016Q2$0.70$0.27$144.00 million$137.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q116$0.59$0.78$1.06 billion$141.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/2/2015Q415$0.65$0.61$144.44 million$143.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2015Q315$0.71$0.72$141.59 million$133.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2015Q215$0.76$0.77$148.10 million$144.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2015Q115$0.74$0.90$142.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/10/2014Q414$0.72$0.71$142.70 million$143.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2014Q314$0.91$0.82$148.63 million$145.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2014Q214$0.74$0.53$138.50 million$137.34 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q114$0.71$0.78$142.67 million$138.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2013Q3 2013$0.84$0.72$138.00 million$135.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2013Q2 2013$0.86$0.69$135.00 million$136.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q1 2013$0.78$0.87$135.45 million$142.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/15/2012Q412$1.02$0.94$146.44 million$137.84 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.93$1.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.90$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2012$0.80$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/17/2011$0.67$0.94ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.69$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.62$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2011$0.46$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.22 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.73 EPS


Current Dividend Information for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
Most Recent Dividend:4/3/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.20
Dividend Yield:2.24%
Payout Ratio:58.54% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
54.05% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
43.96% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)

Dividend History by Quarter for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 99.96%
Insider Trades by Quarter for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
Insider Trades by Quarter for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/10/2017David HoreInsiderBuy5,000$51.55$257,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016William E. BachrachSVPSell491$49.32$24,216.12View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Chun Hung YuDirectorBuy2,000$47.44$94,880.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2016Chun Hung YuDirectorBuy2,000$52.00$104,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2016Jeffrey A GravesCEOBuy322$51.83$16,689.26View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Chun Hung YuDirectorBuy1,000$61.05$61,050.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015David D JohnsonDirectorBuy5,000$60.33$301,650.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2014Susan E KnightCFOSell22,803$68.13$1,553,568.39View SEC Filing  
2/21/2014Chun Hung YuDirectorBuy1,000$72.78$72,780.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2014Steven MahonSVPSell5,600$71.47$400,232.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2014David JohnsonDirectorBuy5,000$70.41$352,050.00View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Arthur R Baker IIISVPSell3,368$59.99$202,046.32View SEC Filing  
8/7/2013Brendan HegartyDirectorSell2,086$61.86$129,039.96View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013Jean Lou ChameauDirectorSell3,000$59.70$179,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Jean Lou ChameauDirectorSell5,000$58.40$292,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Jean Lou ChameauDirectorSell5,000$55.57$277,850.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2013Brendan C HegartyDirectorSell1,991$55.17$109,843.47View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
Latest Headlines for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
DateHeadline logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - May 23 at 8:22 PM logoMTS Systems Corp. :MTSC-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : May 23, 2017 - May 23 at 10:20 AM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades MTS Systems Co. (MTSC) to "Hold" - May 19 at 12:08 AM logoEdited Transcript of MTSC earnings conference call or presentation 9-May-17 2:00pm GMT - May 14 at 10:31 AM logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest - May 13 at 7:08 AM logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Insider Acquires $257,750.00 in Stock - May 11 at 10:15 PM logoMTS Systems Corp.: Strong price momentum but will it sustain? - May 10 at 6:47 PM logoMTS Systems Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MTSC-US : May 10, 2017 - May 10 at 12:12 PM logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.19 EPS - May 9 at 3:44 PM logoInvestor Network: MTS Systems Corporation to Host Earnings Call - May 9 at 11:38 AM logoMTS Reports Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results - May 8 at 6:13 PM logoMTS beats Street 2Q forecasts - May 8 at 4:34 PM logoMTS Helps Esteemed Brazilian Research Institute Boost Operational Efficiency - May 3 at 5:44 PM logoMTS Systems (MTSC) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 30 at 10:02 AM logo$185.54 Million in Sales Expected for MTS Systems Co. (MTSC) This Quarter - April 29 at 10:32 AM logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - April 29 at 1:13 AM logoMTS Systems to Present at Wells Fargo Industrials Conference - April 27 at 7:14 PM logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.48 Per Share - April 27 at 9:58 AM logoPositive Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact MTS Systems (MTSC) Stock Price - April 26 at 2:42 PM logoMTS Systems CEO Jeffrey Graves pay up $1M, new CFO announced - April 25 at 5:59 PM logoMTS Systems Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition - April 24 at 7:14 PM logoMTS Systems (MTSC) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 23 at 5:51 PM logoMTS Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call - April 21 at 6:32 PM logoMTS Systems (MTSC) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of -0.04 - April 20 at 5:51 PM logoTheStreet Lowers MTS Systems Co. (MTSC) to C - April 19 at 9:24 PM logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Short Interest Down 2.7% in March - April 19 at 6:56 PM logoShould You Get Rid of MTS Systems (MTSC) Now? - April 18 at 10:16 AM logoETFs with exposure to MTS Systems Corp. : April 17, 2017 - April 17 at 5:56 PM logoMTS Systems (MTSC) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 16 at 11:25 AM logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Lowered to "Strong Sell" at Zacks Investment Research - April 15 at 7:12 AM logoMTS Systems Corp. :MTSC-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : April 14, 2017 - April 14 at 6:26 PM logoEdited Transcript of MTSC earnings conference call or presentation 11-Apr-17 2:00pm GMT - April 12 at 8:23 AM logoMTS Reports Financial Results For Fiscal Year 2016 Full Year And Fiscal Year 2017 First Quarter - April 11 at 6:38 PM logoStocks to Watch: RetailMeNot, United Continental, Hub Group - April 11 at 11:07 AM logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.27 EPS - April 10 at 5:20 PM logoMTS Systems misses by $0.08, misses on revenue - April 10 at 4:25 PM logoMTS posts 1Q profit - April 10 at 4:24 PM logoMTS Systems Corp. : MTSC-US: Dividend Analysis : March 20th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 7:09 PM logoMTS Announces Fiscal Year 2016 and First Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call - April 7 at 11:21 AM logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - April 6 at 10:04 AM logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold" - March 28 at 8:08 AM logoMTS Systems Co. (MTSC) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - March 22 at 11:40 PM logoHigh Dividend Yield On Mobile TeleSystems With Continued Rise In Price - February 22 at 6:50 PM logoMTS Receives Notice From Nasdaq Regarding Late Form 10-Q Filing - February 22 at 6:50 PM logoMTS Systems Corp. : MTSC-US: Dividend Analysis : December 19th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : February 6, 2017 - February 6 at 6:46 PM logoMTS Announces Receipt Of Extended Deadline To Provide Financial Information And Reaffirms Preliminary Fiscal 2016 Results - January 24 at 7:26 PM logoMTS SYSTEMS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits - January 24 at 7:26 PM logoMTS SYSTEMS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Other Events - January 17 at 11:39 AM logoMTS SYSTEMS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits - January 13 at 8:03 PM logoMTS Systems (MTSC) Appoints Maximiliane Straub to Board of Directors - January 9 at 7:24 PM



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