NASDAQ:MTSC - MTS Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$44.92 -0.34 (-0.75 %)
(As of 12/16/2018 01:06 AM ET)
Previous Close$44.92
Today's Range$44.74 - $45.69
52-Week Range$42.00 - $57.00
Volume56,416 shs
Average Volume103,438 shs
Market Capitalization$814.16 million
P/E Ratio13.70
Dividend Yield2.63%
MTS Systems Corporation supplies test systems and sensors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company's Test segment offers road simulators and component test systems, vehicle performance test systems, vehicle dynamics simulators, electrical motors and energy recovery systems, tire performance and rolling resistance measurement systems, and moving ground-plane systems and balances. It also provides systems for the physical characterization of material properties; systems to test durability and performance of implants, prostheses, and other medical and dental materials and devices; products, systems, and software to perform static and fatigue testing of aircraft and space vehicles; products for blades, bearings, and wind turbines; structural engineering systems, such as static and dynamic testing; and seismic simulation tables. In addition, this segment offers installation, product life cycle management, professional training, calibration and metrology, technical consulting, and onsite and factory repair and maintenance services, as well as various accessories and spare parts. It serves automobile, truck, motorcycle, motorsports vehicles, construction and agricultural equipment, rail and off-road vehicle manufacturers, and their suppliers, as well as the power generation, aerospace, vehicles, biomedical, structural engineering, oil and gas, wind energy, and other industries. The company's Sensors segment offers sensors for measurements of vibration, pressure, position, force, and sound; and piezoelectric sensors and components for vibration, pressure, and force measurement. It serves the automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and research and development markets. The company sells its products through direct sales and service organizations, and independent representatives and distributors, as well as through catalogs, Internet, etc. MTS Systems Corporation was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryElectronic Equipment & Instruments
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:MTSC
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.74
Current Ratio1.79
Quick Ratio1.21


Trailing P/E Ratio13.70
Forward P/E Ratio18.04
P/E Growth1.83

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$778.03 million
Price / Sales1.03
Cash Flow$5.6574 per share
Price / Cash Flow7.94
Book Value$26.76 per share
Price / Book1.68


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.28
Net Income$61.32 million
Net Margins7.88%
Return on Equity8.06%
Return on Assets3.30%


Outstanding Shares17,870,000
Market Cap$814.16 million

MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) Frequently Asked Questions

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 17th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Monday, December 31st. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 14th. View MTS Systems' Dividend History.

How were MTS Systems' earnings last quarter?

MTS Systems Co. (NASDAQ:MTSC) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November, 26th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.08. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $198 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $202.72 million. MTS Systems had a net margin of 7.88% and a return on equity of 8.06%. MTS Systems's quarterly revenue was down 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.44 EPS. View MTS Systems' Earnings History.

When is MTS Systems' next earnings date?

MTS Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 4th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for MTS Systems.

What guidance has MTS Systems issued on next quarter's earnings?

MTS Systems issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Monday, November, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.30-2.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.81. The company issued revenue guidance of $830-870 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $834.97 million.MTS Systems also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $2.30-2.60 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for MTSC?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for MTS Systems' stock. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $70.00. On average, they anticipate MTS Systems' share price to reach $70.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 55.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for MTS Systems.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for MTS Systems?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MTS Systems in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for MTS Systems.

Has MTS Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about MTSC stock has trended negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. MTS Systems earned a daily sentiment score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of MTS Systems' key competitors?

Who are MTS Systems' key executives?

MTS Systems' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Jeffrey A. Graves, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Brian T. Ross, Sr. V &, CFO (Age 42)
  • Colonel Steven B. Harrison, Pres of Test Engineering, Operations & Order Fulfillment (Age 52)
  • Mr. William C. Becker, Pres of Test Sales, Service & Marketing (Age 64)
  • Mr. David T. Hore, Pres of MTS Sensors (Age 52)

Who are MTS Systems' major shareholders?

MTS Systems' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.12%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.14%), Vanguard Group Inc (10.14%), Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. (7.69%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.89%) and Clearbridge Investments LLC (3.70%). Company insiders that own MTS Systems stock include Chun Hung Yu, David Hore, Jeffrey A Graves, Michael V Schrock and William C Becker. View Institutional Ownership Trends for MTS Systems.

Which institutional investors are selling MTS Systems stock?

MTSC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Tributary Capital Management LLC, New South Capital Management Inc., Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc., Elk Creek Partners LLC, Credit Suisse AG, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC and United Services Automobile Association. View Insider Buying and Selling for MTS Systems.

Which institutional investors are buying MTS Systems stock?

MTSC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Select Equity Group L.P., Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Aristotle Capital Boston LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Vanguard Group Inc and Vanguard Group Inc.. Company insiders that have bought MTS Systems stock in the last two years include Chun Hung Yu, David Hore, Jeffrey A Graves, Michael V Schrock and William C Becker. View Insider Buying and Selling for MTS Systems.

How do I buy shares of MTS Systems?

Shares of MTSC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is MTS Systems' stock price today?

One share of MTSC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.92.

How big of a company is MTS Systems?

MTS Systems has a market capitalization of $814.16 million and generates $778.03 million in revenue each year. The scientific and technical instruments company earns $61.32 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.28 on an earnings per share basis. MTS Systems employs 3,400 workers across the globe.

What is MTS Systems' official website?

The official website for MTS Systems is

How can I contact MTS Systems?

MTS Systems' mailing address is 14000 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE, EDEN PRAIRIE MN, 55344. The scientific and technical instruments company can be reached via phone at 952-937-4000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for MTS Systems (NASDAQ MTSC)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  180 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  233 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  413
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about MTS Systems and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MTSC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MTSC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/16/2018 by Staff

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