KTOS Stock Overview
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$16.87|
|52 Week High||US$34.11|
|52 Week Low||US$16.55|
|1 Month Change||-11.54%|
|3 Month Change||-25.68%|
|1 Year Change||-42.54%|
|3 Year Change||15.55%|
|5 Year Change||103.99%|
|Change since IPO||-97.28%|
Recent News & Updates
Kratos: A Defense Partner Beginning To Turn Around
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions is among the preferred partners of US national security institutions. The company has achieved remarkable results in providing high-tech scalable solutions to satellite operators, aerial systems, and general projects for the US Air Force. The company has achieved a significant revenue increase in both its satellite and unmanned systems divisions recently. Kratos has secured a wider customer base and several long-term contracts that will prove to be a reliable revenue source for the company.
|KTOS||US Aerospace & Defense||US Market|
Return vs Industry: KTOS underperformed the US Aerospace & Defense industry which returned 14.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KTOS underperformed the US Market which returned 10.2% over the past year.
|KTOS Average Weekly Movement||5.4%|
|Aerospace & Defense Industry Average Movement||6.6%|
|Market Average Movement||6.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.4%|
Stable Share Price: KTOS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: KTOS's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. operates as a government contractor of the U.S. Department of Defense. The company operates through two segments, Kratos Government Solutions and Unmanned Systems.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Fundamentals Summary
|KTOS fundamental statistics|
Is KTOS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|KTOS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$588.40m|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 26, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.64|
|Net Profit Margin||9.91%|
How did KTOS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Kratos Defense & Security Solutions undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KTOS ($16.87) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($33.23)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KTOS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KTOS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.2x) compared to the US Aerospace & Defense industry average (19.2x).
PE vs Market: KTOS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.2x) compared to the US market (17x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KTOS is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KTOS is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Aerospace & Defense industry average (2.8x).
How is Kratos Defense & Security Solutions forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KTOS's forecast earnings growth (31.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: KTOS's earnings (31.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: KTOS's revenue (10.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KTOS's revenue (10.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: KTOS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.1%).
How has Kratos Defense & Security Solutions performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KTOS has a large one-off loss of $1.2M impacting its September 26 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: KTOS's current net profit margins (9.9%) are higher than last year (0.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KTOS has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 77.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: KTOS's earnings growth over the past year (1231.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (77.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KTOS earnings growth over the past year (1231.9%) exceeded the Aerospace & Defense industry 12.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: KTOS's Return on Equity (8.4%) is considered low.
How is Kratos Defense & Security Solutions's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KTOS's short term assets ($772.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($210.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: KTOS's short term assets ($772.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($410.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KTOS has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: KTOS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 216.2% to 31% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KTOS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.9%).
Interest Coverage: KTOS's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.2x coverage).
What is Kratos Defense & Security Solutions's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate KTOS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate KTOS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KTOS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KTOS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of KTOS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Eric DeMarco (57 yo)
Mr. Eric M. DeMarco has been the Chief Executive Officer of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (alternatively, Wireless Facilities Inc.) since April 1, 2004 and as its President since November 24, 2...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Eric's total compensation ($USD8.24M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.70M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Eric's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: KTOS's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: KTOS's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 16 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
- Ticker: KTOS
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1994
- Industry: Aerospace and Defense
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Implied Market Cap: US$2.092b
- Shares outstanding: 123.99m
- Website: https://www.kratosdefense.com
Number of Employees
- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
- 10680 Treena Street
- Suite 600
- San Diego
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/19 23:31|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/19 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.