$0.07 EPS Expected for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (KTOS) This Quarter

Equities analysts expect Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ:KTOS) to post earnings per share of $0.07 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Six analysts have made estimates for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.09 and the lowest is $0.04. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions reported earnings per share of $0.02 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 250%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results on Monday, February 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will report full-year earnings of $0.10 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.07 to $0.13. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $0.33 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.25 to $0.44. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Kratos Defense & Security Solutions.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03. The company had revenue of $196.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $186.27 million. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions had a negative return on equity of 1.21% and a negative net margin of 3.39%. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’s revenue was up 18.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.03 earnings per share.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on KTOS shares. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Jefferies Group raised their price target on Kratos Defense & Security Solutions from $12.70 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 price target on shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.90.

Shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) opened at $11.52 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,190.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -37.16, a P/E/G ratio of 6.33 and a beta of 1.81. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a 52-week low of $6.96 and a 52-week high of $13.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 2.86 and a quick ratio of 2.54.

In other Kratos Defense & Security Solutions news, Director Scot B. Jarvis bought 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $10.50 per share, for a total transaction of $105,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 95,200 shares in the company, valued at $999,600. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. 17.92% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the second quarter worth $126,000. Risk Paradigm Group LLC lifted its position in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 417.6% during the third quarter. Risk Paradigm Group LLC now owns 10,611 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $139,000 after purchasing an additional 8,561 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the third quarter worth $149,000. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the third quarter worth $159,000. Finally, First Allied Advisory Services Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions during the third quarter worth $166,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 71.39% of the company’s stock.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Company Profile

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc is a technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies’ national security. The Kratos Government Solutions segment includes the operations of Defense Rocket Support Services, Microwave Electronics Division, Technical and Training Solutions, and Modular Systems, which provide technology-based defense solutions, involving products and services, with the focus relating to the nation’s Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements.

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