Motorola Solutions Company Profile (NYSE:MSI)

About Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)

Motorola Solutions logoMotorola Solutions, Inc. is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company's Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The Products segment has two product lines: Devices and Systems. The primary customers of the Products segment are government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers operating private communications networks and manage a mobile workforce. The Company's Services segment provides a range of service offerings for government, public safety and commercial communication networks. The Services segment product lines include Integration services, Managed & Support services, and Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Communication Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Symbol: NYSE:MSI
  • CUSIP: 62007630
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $13.45 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 163,468,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $83.98
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $82.31
  • 52 Week Range: $62.76 - $87.69
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.75
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.69
  • P/E Growth: 1.15
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $6.13 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.19
  • Book Value: ($6.42) per share
  • Price / Book: -12.81
  • Annual Dividend: $1.88
  • Dividend Yield: 2.3%
  • EBIDTA: $1.59 billion
  • Net Margins: 9.26%
  • Return on Equity: -134.65%
  • Return on Assets: 9.41%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -4.61%
  • Current Ratio: 1.30%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.20%
  • Average Volume: 1.12 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.45
  • Short Ratio: 5.98

Frequently Asked Questions for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)

What is Motorola Solutions' stock symbol?

Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MSI."

How often does Motorola Solutions pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Motorola Solutions?

Motorola Solutions announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share on Friday, July 14th. This represents a $1.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. View Motorola Solutions' Dividend History.

How were Motorola Solutions' earnings last quarter?

Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.14. The company earned $1.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.25 billion. Motorola Solutions had a negative return on equity of 134.65% and a net margin of 9.26%. Motorola Solutions's quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.52 EPS. View Motorola Solutions' Earnings History.

What guidance has Motorola Solutions issued on next quarter's earnings?

Motorola Solutions issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.98-1.03 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.10. The company issued revenue guidance of +2-3% y/y (Approx $1.458-1.472 billion), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.44 billion.

Where is Motorola Solutions' stock going? Where will Motorola Solutions' stock price be in 2017?

11 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Motorola Solutions' stock. Their predictions range from $72.00 to $102.00. On average, they anticipate Motorola Solutions' share price to reach $89.09 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Motorola Solutions.

What are analysts saying about Motorola Solutions stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Motorola Solutions stock:

  • 1. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Last week, we spent some time with MSI management. Our session provided a nice opportunity to get caught up on FirstNet, spending trends in LMR, and capital allocation. Our two main conclusions: 1) we think that current Street expectations are too low ' particularly for earnings power; and 2) the LMR risk (vis-??-vis LTE) is a red herring to a large degree. We're raising our Price Target to $100 / share, or 12.2x EV / 2018 EBITDA (or 16.5x 2018 EPS). We think that investors should pay a modest premium to the comp group given the potential upside inherent in the business, the strength of their Public Safety franchise, and solid management execution." (3/21/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Motorola Solutions have outperformed the broader industry in the past one year. Ushering in further good news, the company reported better-than-expected earnings as well as revenues in the fourth quarter of 2016. The company also displayed year-over-year improvement on both these counts. Lower costs and an increase in sales aided results. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2017 earnings has improved significantly following the upbeat results.  The company's strategy of growing through mergers and acquisitions is impressive. The acquisition of Spillman Technologies has significantly expanded its product portfolio. We are impressed by Motorola’s efforts to reward investors through dividend payments and buybacks. However, we remain concerned about the company's exposure to foreign exchange movements due to its global operations." (2/8/2017)
  • 3. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "MSI reported solid December results, with higher revenue and gross margins helping offset one-time items in opex for in-line operating income. EPS was better in the quarter on lower taxes and interest, but March guidance missed our expectations. Nevertheless, we are encouraged by the record-high backlog, which should drive management visibility. The FirstNet announcement is on the horizon and should provide further growth to the earnings power we model for 2018. Our 2017 EPS estimates go to $5.19 from $5.29 and we are establishing our 2018 EPS estimates of $5.92." (2/3/2017)

Who are some of Motorola Solutions' key competitors?

Who owns Motorola Solutions stock?

Motorola Solutions' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.73%), Lazard Asset Management LLC (5.46%), State Street Corp (4.65%), Parnassus Investments CA (4.44%), Wellington Management Group LLP (3.31%) and Neuberger Berman Group LLC (3.25%). Company insiders that own Motorola Solutions stock include Bradley E Singer, Bruce W Brda, Eduardo F Conrado, Gino A Bonanotte, Gregory Q Brown, John P Molloy, Mark S Hacker and Robert C Schassler. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Motorola Solutions.

Who sold Motorola Solutions stock? Who is selling Motorola Solutions stock?

Motorola Solutions' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Capital Management LLC, Wellington Management Group LLP, FMR LLC, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, River Road Asset Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. Company insiders that have sold Motorola Solutions stock in the last year include Bruce W Brda, Eduardo F Conrado, Gino A Bonanotte, Gregory Q Brown, John P Molloy and Mark S Hacker. View Insider Buying and Selling for Motorola Solutions.

Who bought Motorola Solutions stock? Who is buying Motorola Solutions stock?

Motorola Solutions' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lazard Asset Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Morgan Stanley and RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Motorola Solutions.

How do I buy Motorola Solutions stock?

Shares of Motorola Solutions 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 Motorola Solutions stock cost?

One share of Motorola Solutions stock can currently be purchased for approximately $82.27.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.64)
Consensus Price Target: $89.09 (8.29% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/22/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$62.76 -> $95.00HighView Rating Details
5/15/2017Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetOutperform$90.00 -> $95.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Cowen and CompanyLower Price TargetMarket Perform$77.00 -> $75.00LowView Rating Details
5/8/2017GabelliUpgradeHold -> BuyLowView Rating Details
5/8/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingNeutral$76.00 -> $83.00LowView Rating Details
5/8/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$70.00 -> $73.00LowView Rating Details
5/5/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuy$93.00 -> $102.00LowView Rating Details
3/21/2017Jefferies Group LLCUpgradeHold -> Buy$75.00 -> $100.00HighView Rating Details
3/21/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$95.00LowView Rating Details
2/3/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncBoost Price TargetBuy$89.00 -> $94.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHold$72.00N/AView Rating Details
5/6/2016Northland SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
5/4/2016Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
3/28/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetNeutral -> Buy$65.00 -> $72.00N/AView Rating Details
2/25/2016ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$79.00 -> $84.00N/AView Rating Details
2/24/2016MacquarieUpgradeUnderperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
2/23/2016Sanford C. BernsteinUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$85.00N/AView Rating Details
9/11/2015Wells Fargo & CoDowngradeMarket Perform -> Underperform$61.67 -> $68.75N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Earnings by Quarter for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Earnings History by Quarter for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.50$0.64$1.25 billion$1.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q416$1.85$2.03$1.84 billion$1.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$1.20$1.37$1.52 billion$1.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.86$1.03$1.40 billion$1.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116$0.40$0.52$1.17 billion$1.19 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2016Q415$1.42$1.58$1.69 billion$1.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.73$0.76$1.41 billion$1.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.54$0.62$1.34 billion$1.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$0.22$0.32$1.19 billion$1.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q414$1.03$1.22$1.78 billion$1.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314$0.41$0.62$1.39 billion$1.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.52$0.40$1.96 million$1.39 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.50$0.50$1.83 billion$1.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2014Q413$1.62$1.67$2.49 million$2.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q313$1.02$1.16$2.13 billion$2.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$1.04$1.12$2.13 billion$2.11 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.66$0.66$2.05 billion$1.97 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2013Q4 2012$1.02$1.10$2.49 billion$2.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.73$0.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$0.69$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.54$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$0.82$0.87ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.60$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.51$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.32$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$1.06$0.95ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.90
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.53
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.44$0.55$0.50
Q2 20173$1.00$1.14$1.05
Q3 20173$1.23$1.37$1.31
Q4 20173$1.91$2.13$2.04
Q1 20181$0.84$0.84$0.84
Q2 20181$1.24$1.24$1.24
Q3 20181$1.37$1.37$1.37
Q4 20181$2.08$2.08$2.08
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Next Dividend:7/14/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.88
Dividend Yield:2.29%
Dividend Growth:14.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:57.49% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
36.22% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
33.57% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)

Dividend History by Quarter for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.55%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 84.59%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/12/2016Gregory Q. BrownChairmanSell95,235$82.40$7,847,364.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2016Bruce W BrdaEVPSell10,416$77.99$812,343.84View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Gregory Q. BrownChairmanSell117,000$77.11$9,021,870.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016Gino A BonanotteCFOSell14,428$77.01$1,111,100.28View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016Mark S HackerEVPSell4,620$76.94$355,462.80View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016John P. MolloyEVPSell11,199$74.14$830,293.86View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Eduardo F ConradoEVPSell4,300$69.29$297,947.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Eduardo F ConradoEVPSell976$70.08$68,398.08View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Bruce W BrdaEVPSell12,820$70.89$908,809.80View SEC Filing  
3/21/2016Bradley E SingerInsiderSell544,000$72.80$39,603,200.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Bradley E SingerInsiderSell896,000$72.39$64,861,440.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Bradley E SingerInsiderSell1,310,000$71.17$93,232,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Bradley E SingerInsiderSell6,625,000$70.39$466,333,750.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Bradley E SingerDirectorSell625,000$74.14$46,337,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015Bruce W. BrdaEVPSell10,657$67.19$716,043.83View SEC Filing  
10/22/2015Robert C. SchasslerEVPSell22,891$70.00$1,602,370.00View SEC Filing  
9/28/2015Mark S HackerEVPSell7,296$68.75$501,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2015Robert C SchasslerEVPSell3,211$68.00$218,348.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2015Gregory Q BrownCEOSell95,235$67.92$6,468,361.20View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Eduardo F ConradoSVPSell1,500$65.86$98,790.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2014John K WozniakCAOSell1,000$66.00$66,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2014John K WozniakCAOSell1,000$64.09$64,090.00View SEC Filing  
9/26/2014John K WozniakCAOSell1,000$63.00$63,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2014John K WozniakCAOSell1,000$62.00$62,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014John K WozniakCAOSell1,000$61.00$61,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2014Eduardo ConradoSVPSell1,853$65.20$120,815.60View SEC Filing  
10/24/2013Mark F MoonEVPSell20,354$62.37$1,269,478.98View SEC Filing  
9/20/2013John WozniakCAOSell5,000$60.00$300,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013John WozniakCAOSell1,000$58.00$58,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/19/2013Michele A CarlinSVPSell4,761$60.00$285,660.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Lewis A SteversonSVPSell7,507$47.93$359,810.51View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Latest Headlines for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
DateHeadline logoMotorola Solutions to Present at Bernstein Annual Strategic Decisions Conference on May 31 - May 24 at 6:45 PM logoAnalysts' Actions -- AutoDesk, Centene, Cree, Motorola Solutions and More - May 22 at 10:03 AM logoMotorola Solutions Inc (MSI) Upgraded by Raymond James Financial, Inc. to "Outperform" - May 22 at 9:04 AM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Motorola's Q1 Results Outshined Forecasts - May 19 at 11:16 AM logoWorld’s top 10 aviation hub in China takes flight with fully fledged service support from Motorola Solutions - May 16 at 11:26 PM logoMotorola Solutions Declares Quarterly Dividend - May 16 at 6:26 PM logoMotorola Solutions Inc Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.47 (MSI) - May 16 at 12:10 PM logoMotorola Solutions declares $0.47 dividend - May 16 at 11:27 AM logoMotorola Solutions introduces new TETRA critical communications systems - May 16 at 10:25 AM logoMotorola Solutions elects Joe Tucci to its board of directors - May 15 at 6:00 PM logoMotorola Solutions Showcases Technology to Accelerate Mobile Intelligence in Asia Pacific - May 15 at 10:19 AM logoMotorola Solutions, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:MSI) : May 11, 2017 - May 12 at 12:12 AM logoMotorola Solutions, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MSI-US : May 10, 2017 - May 10 at 12:14 PM logoMotorola Solutions Inc (MSI) Upgraded to "Buy" by Gabelli - May 8 at 8:30 PM logoMotorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) PT Raised to $83 at MKM Partners Following 1Q Beat - - May 8 at 6:12 PM logoMotorola Solutions Inc (MSI) Announces Earnings Results - May 8 at 4:58 PM logoMotorola Solutions Inc (MSI) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by MKM Partners - May 8 at 1:36 PM logoDeutsche Bank AG Reaffirms Hold Rating for Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI) - May 8 at 1:08 PM logoMotorola Solutions Inc (MSI) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - May 8 at 12:36 PM logoCredit Suisse Group AG Reaffirms Outperform Rating for Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI) - May 5 at 7:38 PM logoMotorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) PT Lowered to $75 at Cowen Following 1Q - - May 5 at 6:57 PM logoMotorola Solutions' (MSI) "Market Perform" Rating Reaffirmed at Cowen and Company - May 5 at 6:14 PM logoMotorola Solutions Inc (MSI) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Citigroup Inc - May 5 at 4:24 PM logoMotorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) PT Lowered to $75 at Cowen Following 1Q - May 5 at 9:28 AM logoEdited Transcript of MSI earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 9:00pm GMT - May 5 at 9:28 AM logoMotorola (MSI) Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates in Q1 - May 5 at 9:28 AM logoMotorola Solutions Inc (MSI) Releases Q2 Earnings Guidance - May 4 at 8:08 PM logoMotorola tops Street 1Q forecasts - May 4 at 6:44 PM logoMotorola Solutions (MSI) Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards? - May 2 at 7:50 PM logoWhy Is Motorola Solutions So Optimistic about Long-Term Growth? - May 2 at 7:50 PM logoInside Motorola’s 1Q17 Earnings: What the Analysts Expect - May 1 at 12:28 PM logoCan Motorola’s Operating Margin Keep Rising in 2017? - May 1 at 12:28 PM logoWhere Motorola Is Trading Now Next to Its Moving Averages - May 1 at 12:28 PM logoMotorola Solutions Announces Investigation of Hytera Communications by U.S. International Trade Commission - Yahoo Finance - April 30 at 8:43 AM logoMotorola Solutions (MSI) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 29 at 11:33 PM logoMotorola Solutions Announces Investigation of Hytera ... - Business Wire (press release) - April 29 at 8:20 AM logoMotorola Solutions Announces Investigation of Hytera Communications by U.S. International Trade Commission - April 28 at 7:42 PM logoMotorola Solutions (MSI) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 26 at 8:32 PM logoHow Motorola Solutions Navigated Away From Bankruptcy - April 26 at 6:37 PM logoMotorola Solutions and RapidSOS Introduce Precise Location for 911 Smartphone Calls - April 26 at 6:37 PM logoWaters Corp. (WAT) Q1 Earnings Beat, Organic Growth Strong - April 25 at 5:58 PM logoWaters Corp. (WAT) Q1 Earnings Beat, Organic Growth Strong - April 25 at 5:58 PM logoMotorola Solutions (MSI) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds - April 23 at 8:32 PM logoMoto G5 Vs Moto G5 Plus: What's the Difference? - April 18 at 10:17 AM logoMotorola Solutions Files Patent Infringement Complaints in Germany Against Hytera Communications and Hytera Mobilfunk - April 18 at 10:17 AM logoMotorola Solutions (MSI) Getting Somewhat Negative Press Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 17 at 9:27 PM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI) Will Post Earnings of $0.50 Per Share - April 13 at 2:47 PM logoMotorola lands AU$50m deal with Victorian government to upgrade police force - April 13 at 8:31 AM logoVictoria Police Go Mobile to Boost Workforce Safety, Efficiency and Collaboration - April 13 at 12:36 AM logoIs Motorola a Great Stock for Value Investors? - April 12 at 7:34 PM



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