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: Communications & Networking
  • Sub-Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Symbol: NYSE:MSI
  • CUSIP: 62007630
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $14.64 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 162,653,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $86.71
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $86.45
  • 52 Week Range: $71.24 - $93.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.73
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.65
  • P/E Growth: 4.99
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $6.19 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.36
  • Book Value: ($6.07) per share
  • Price / Book: -14.83
  • Annual Dividend: $1.88
  • Dividend Yield: 2.1%
  • EBITDA: $1.6 billion
  • Net Margins: 10.38%
  • Return on Equity: -93.44%
  • Return on Assets: 10.07%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -4.53%
  • Current Ratio: 1.33%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.17%
  • Average Volume: 956,465 shs.
  • Beta: 0.31
  • Short Ratio: 6.66

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.47 per share on Friday, October 13th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.09%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. View Motorola Solutions' Dividend History.

How were Motorola Solutions' earnings last quarter?

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.46 billion. Motorola Solutions had a negative return on equity of 93.44% and a net margin of 10.38%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.03 earnings per share. View Motorola Solutions' Earnings History.

When will Motorola Solutions make its next earnings announcement?

Motorola Solutions is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Motorola Solutions.

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

Motorola Solutions updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.20-5.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.20. Motorola Solutions also updated its Q3 guidance to $1.36-1.41 EPS.

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

12 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Motorola Solutions' shares. Their forecasts range from $78.00 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate Motorola Solutions' stock price to reach $93.91 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Motorola Solutions.

Who are some of Motorola Solutions' key competitors?

Who are Motorola Solutions' key executives?

Motorola Solutions' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Gregory Q. Brown, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Gino A. Bonanotte, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Mark S. Hacker, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel
  • John P. Molloy, Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales
  • Bruce W. Brda, Executive Vice President - Products & Services
  • Eduardo F. Conrado, Executive Vice President - Strategy & Innovation Officer
  • John K. Wozniak, Corporate Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Samuel C. Scott III, Lead Independent Director
  • Kenneth D. Denman, Independent Director
  • Egon P. Durban, Independent Director

Who owns Motorola Solutions stock?

Motorola Solutions' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include APG Asset Management N.V. (1.01%), PGGM Investments (0.24%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.23%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.12%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%) and Exane Derivatives (0.01%). 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 and Mark S Hacker. 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 Assenagon Asset Management S.A., State Treasurer State of Michigan, Meeder Asset Management Inc. and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Motorola Solutions stock in the last year include Bruce W Brda, Eduardo F Conrado and Gregory Q Brown. View Insider Buying and Selling for Motorola Solutions.

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

Motorola Solutions' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Shell Asset Management Co., PGGM Investments, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Exane Derivatives and Quantitative Systematic Strategies 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.

What is Motorola Solutions' stock price today?

One share of Motorola Solutions stock can currently be purchased for approximately $90.00.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Motorola Solutions (NYSE MSI)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  241 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  440 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  681
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Motorola Solutions 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 Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.75)
Consensus Price Target: $93.91 (4.34% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Price Target History for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
Analysts' Ratings History for Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/6/2017Cleveland ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$105.00N/AView Rating Details
8/9/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$75.00 -> $83.00LowView Rating Details
8/7/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$73.00 -> $78.00LowView Rating Details
8/4/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$95.00 -> $102.00LowView Rating Details
7/27/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$95.00MediumView Rating Details
5/30/2017Northcoast ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$100.00LowView Rating Details
5/22/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$62.76 -> $95.00HighView Rating Details
5/8/2017GabelliUpgradeHold -> BuyLowView Rating Details
5/8/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingNeutral$76.00 -> $83.00LowView Rating Details
5/5/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$93.00 -> $102.00LowView Rating Details
2/3/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Boost Price TargetBuy$89.00 -> $94.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingHold$72.00N/AView Rating Details
5/6/2016Northland SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> 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
(Data available from 10/23/2015 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
11/2/2017$1.40N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.99$1.06$1.46 billion$1.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $4.95
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.53
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.44$0.55$0.50
Q2 20173$0.99$1.14$1.05
Q3 20173$1.23$1.39$1.33
Q4 20173$2.02$2.13$2.08
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)
Most Recent Dividend:10/13/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.88
Dividend Yield:2.09%
Dividend Growth:14.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:49.60% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
35.54% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
32.70% (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: 2.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 87.38%
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
8/8/2017Eduardo F ConradoEVPSell6,998$89.13$623,731.74View SEC Filing  
8/7/2017Bruce W BrdaEVPSell25,299$89.11$2,254,393.89View SEC Filing  
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)


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