Equities analysts expect Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) to post earnings of $0.02 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have provided estimates for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.04 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.00. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions posted earnings per share of ($0.01) in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 300%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report on Thursday, July 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will report full-year earnings of $0.18 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.17 to $0.20. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $0.37 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.30 to $0.43. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The aerospace company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.04. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had a positive return on equity of 2.21% and a negative net margin of 4.80%. The company had revenue of $143.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $145.26 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.01) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

KTOS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Seaport Global Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Noble Financial set a $15.00 target price on Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 11th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.50.

In other Kratos Defense & Security Solutions news, Director Scot B. Jarvis purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 16th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $10.03 per share, with a total value of $100,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 99,200 shares in the company, valued at approximately $994,976. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Eric M. Demarco purchased 13,360 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $11.23 per share, for a total transaction of $150,032.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought 33,565 shares of company stock worth $357,391 over the last ninety days. 17.92% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 13.3% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 413,579 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $4,380,000 after purchasing an additional 48,609 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 15.9% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 150,779 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $1,597,000 after buying an additional 20,730 shares during the period. Wolverine Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the fourth quarter valued at about $529,000. American Century Companies Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the fourth quarter valued at about $4,608,000. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board lifted its stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 22.2% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 275,000 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $2,912,000 after buying an additional 50,000 shares during the period. 78.01% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NASDAQ:KTOS traded down $0.17 on Friday, reaching $11.07. 260,053 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,982,416. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a fifty-two week low of $10.71 and a fifty-two week high of $11.25. The company has a market capitalization of $1.18 billion, a PE ratio of 274.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 16.95 and a beta of 1.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 2.34 and a current ratio of 2.61.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Company Profile

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc provides mission critical products, solutions, and services in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Kratos Government Solutions, Unmanned Systems, and Public Safety & Security. The Kratos Government Solutions segment offers microwave electronic products, satellite communications, training systems, modular systems, and defense and rocket support services.

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