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: Industrials
  • Industry: Electrical Components & Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: Electronic Equipment & Instruments
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:MTSC
  • CUSIP: 55377710
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $871.91 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 16,955,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $48.73
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $51.05
  • 52 Week Range: $41.53 - $59.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 39.25
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.09
  • P/E Growth: 2.40
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $801.32 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.09
  • Book Value: $24.92 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.06
  • Annual Dividend: $1.20
  • Dividend Yield: 2.3%
  • EBIDTA: $113.92 million
  • Net Margins: 5.48%
  • Return on Equity: 10.34%
  • Return on Assets: 3.62%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.05%
  • Current Ratio: 2.06%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.46%
  • Average Volume: 82,292 shs.
  • Beta: 1.27
  • Short Ratio: 30.84

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 Tuesday, August 1st. Investors of record on Monday, September 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 15th. View MTS Systems' Dividend History.

How were MTS Systems' earnings last quarter?

MTS Systems Co. (NASDAQ:MTSC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August, 7th. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $194 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $193.03 million. MTS Systems had a return on equity of 10.34% and a net margin of 5.48%. MTS Systems's revenue was up 23.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.78 EPS. View MTS Systems' Earnings History.

When will MTS Systems make its next earnings announcement?

MTS Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, April, 9th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for MTS Systems.

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

3 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for MTS Systems' shares. Their predictions range from $55.00 to $61.00. On average, they anticipate MTS Systems' stock price to reach $58.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for MTS Systems.

Who are some of MTS Systems' key competitors?

Who are MTS Systems' key executives?

MTS Systems' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Jeffrey A. Graves Ph.D., President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Brian T. Ross, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Catherine S. Powell, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • John Vincent Emholz, Senior Vice President, General Manager - MTS Sensors
  • David W. Saylor, Senior Vice President - Operational Excellence
  • David J. Anderson, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Maximiliane C Straub, Director
  • David D. Johnson, Independent Director
  • Randy J. Martinez, Independent Director
  • Barbara Jean Samardzich, Independent Director

Who owns MTS Systems stock?

MTS Systems' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.74%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.05%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.75%), New South Capital Management Inc. (3.33%), Denver Investment Advisors LLC (2.76%) and State Street Corp (2.41%). Company insiders that own MTS Systems stock include Chun Hung Yu, David Hore, Jeffrey A Graves, William C Becker 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 Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Eaton Vance Management, Martingale Asset Management L P, Nationwide Fund Advisors, BlackRock Inc., Citadel Advisors LLC and Bessemer Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for MTS Systems.

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

MTS Systems' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bowen Hanes & Co. Inc., Denver Investment Advisors LLC, Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Tributary Capital Management LLC, Loews Corp, Rafferty Asset Management LLC and Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd. CA. Company insiders that have bought MTS Systems stock in the last two years include Chun Hung Yu, David Hore, Jeffrey A Graves and William C Becker. 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.

What is MTS Systems' stock price today?

One share of MTS Systems stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.43.

MarketBeat Community Rating for MTS Systems (NASDAQ MTSC)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  102 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  124 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  226
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about MTS Systems and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $58.00 (12.79% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/11/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingOutperformLowView Rating Details
2/10/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$61.00N/AView Rating Details
10/13/2016SidotiUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$55.00N/AView Rating Details
8/17/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated 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 9/26/2015 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
8/7/2017Q3 2017$0.46$0.56$193.03 million$194.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $2.140 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.560 EPS


Current Dividend Information for MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC)
Next Dividend:10/2/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.20
Dividend Yield:2.33%
Payout Ratio:91.60% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
56.07% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
46.88% (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%
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
8/24/2017David HoreInsiderBuy5,000$47.13$235,650.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2017William C BeckerInsiderBuy4,000$46.40$185,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2017Jeffrey A. GravesInsiderBuy1,000$48.31$48,310.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2017David HoreInsiderBuy10,000$48.20$482,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2017Jeffrey A GravesInsiderSell23,820$54.10$1,288,662.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2017Jeffrey A. GravesInsiderSell1,426$54.40$77,574.40View SEC Filing  
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 logoFinancial Survey: MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) vs. The Competition - September 25 at 4:10 PM logoMTS Systems Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MTSC-US : September 18, 2017 - September 19 at 12:34 AM logoReviewing MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) & Its Peers - September 18 at 10:37 AM logoCritical Comparison: MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) vs. Its Competitors - September 14 at 2:22 AM logoMTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) vs. The Competition Financial Survey - September 11 at 1:06 PM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) and The Competition - September 10 at 10:40 AM logo Brokerages Expect MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $193.63 Million - September 9 at 2:54 AM logoZacks: Analysts Expect MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Will Announce Earnings of $0.33 Per Share - September 7 at 6:26 PM logoHead-To-Head Comparison: Anixter International (AXE) and MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) - September 2 at 10:28 AM logoMTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - September 2 at 6:32 AM logoETFs with exposure to MTS Systems Corp. : September 2, 2017 - September 2 at 6:31 AM logoMTS Systems Corp. :MTSC-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 29, 2017 - August 30 at 6:54 AM logoDavid Hore Acquires 5,000 Shares of MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Stock - August 28 at 7:40 PM logoMTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Insider William C. Becker Acquires 4,000 Shares - August 25 at 8:10 PM logoMTS Systems (MTSC) Presents At CFA Society Of Minnesota 6th Annual Intellisight Conference - Slideshow - August 25 at 8:50 AM logoMTS Systems Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MTSC) : August 21, 2017 - August 22 at 9:25 PM logo$193.63 Million in Sales Expected for MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) This Quarter - August 22 at 3:02 PM logoCritical Analysis: MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) & Orbotech (ORBK) - August 20 at 10:12 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about MTS Systems Corp. - August 19 at 3:55 AM logoMTS Assembles International Experts To Further Advance Seismic Research - August 17 at 5:34 AM logoMTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) Insider Jeffrey A. Graves Purchases 1,000 Shares - August 14 at 1:28 PM logoIHS Markit Score upgrades MTS Systems Corp to 42 out of 100, despite ranking positively in only one IHS Markit category. - August 12 at 6:05 AM logoIHS Markit Score upgrades MTS Systems Corp to 42 out of 100, despite ranking positively in only one IHS Markit category. - August 12 at 6:05 AM logoMTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Insider Purchases $482,000.00 in Stock - August 11 at 1:22 PM logoEdited Transcript of MTSC earnings conference call or presentation 8-Aug-17 2:00pm GMT - August 9 at 1:38 AM logoMTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - August 8 at 7:44 AM logoMTS Systems Corp. Bottom Line Climbs 49% In Q3 - August 7 at 8:15 PM logoMTS Reports Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results - August 7 at 8:15 PM logoMTS beats 3Q profit forecasts - August 7 at 8:15 PM logoMTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.08 EPS - August 7 at 5:14 PM logo$191.70 Million in Sales Expected for MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) This Quarter - August 3 at 7:26 AM logoFinancial Survey: MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) vs. General Cable Corporation (BGC) - August 1 at 10:28 PM logoMTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.46 Per Share - August 1 at 10:26 PM logoMTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.30 - August 1 at 6:28 PM logoMTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Monday - July 31 at 9:00 AM logoCritical Analysis: MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) & Polar Power (POLA) - July 30 at 8:22 PM logoMTS Systems Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MTSC-US : July 28, 2017 - July 29 at 4:54 AM logoMTS Announces Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call - July 25 at 4:30 AM logoETFs with exposure to MTS Systems Corp. : July 24, 2017 - July 25 at 4:30 AM logoETFs with exposure to MTS Systems Corp. : July 14, 2017 - July 15 at 6:44 AM logoMTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 14 at 1:32 PM logoMTS Systems Corporation to Post FY2017 Earnings of $2.26 Per Share, FBR & Co Forecasts (NASDAQ:MTSC) - July 14 at 11:15 AM logoMTS Systems Corporation's (NASDAQ:MTSC) Outperform Rating Reiterated at FBR & Co - July 14 at 9:08 AM logoMTS Systems Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MTSC-US : July 12, 2017 - July 13 at 7:05 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $191.70 Million - July 12 at 10:06 AM logoMTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.46 Per Share - July 10 at 4:22 PM logoMTS Reprices $457 Million Senior Secured Term Loan B Facility - July 7 at 7:36 AM logoMTS Installs Latest Seismic Simulation System At Earthquake Engineering Facility In Taiwan To Help Save Lives - July 5 at 8:29 PM logoMTS Systems Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MTSC) : June 29, 2017 - June 30 at 1:58 AM logoMTS Systems Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MTSC-US : June 28, 2017 - June 28 at 10:41 AM



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