Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS): Price and Financial Metrics

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS): $16.97

-0.12 (-0.70%)

POWR Rating

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  • Stability is the dimension where KTOS ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 59.07% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for KTOS is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 163 days.
  • KTOS's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 6.09% of US stocks).

KTOS Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 26.92, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc P/E ratio is greater than that of about 66.99% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for KTOS is currently 35.97, higher than 87.22% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 1.68 for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc; that's greater than it is for 31.11% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc are LUNG, CREX, EKSO, ATEC, and SIBN.
  • Visit KTOS's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

KTOS Valuation Summary

  • KTOS's price/sales ratio is 3.7; this is 12.12% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • KTOS's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 109.1 over the prior 243 months.
  • KTOS's price/sales ratio has moved up 2.6 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for KTOS.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
KTOS 2021-09-03 3.7 3.2 36.1 98.7
KTOS 2021-09-02 3.7 3.2 36.1 98.7
KTOS 2021-09-01 3.8 3.3 36.4 99.6
KTOS 2021-08-31 3.8 3.3 36.7 100.3
KTOS 2021-08-30 3.8 3.3 36.6 100.2
KTOS 2021-08-27 3.8 3.3 36.7 100.3

KTOS Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 662.5%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at 180.68%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 126.36%.
KTOS's revenue has moved up $188,300,000 over the prior 33 months.

The table below shows KTOS's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-09-30 806.3 58.9 78.7
2021-06-30 807.7 55.3 83.5
2021-03-31 773 63.5 81.7
2020-12-31 747.7 46.6 79.6
2020-09-30 726.4 20.2 4.5
2020-06-30 708.5 22.5 4.6

KTOS's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • KTOS has a Quality Grade of D, ranking ahead of 23.2% of graded US stocks.
  • KTOS's asset turnover comes in at 0.515 -- ranking 10th of 12 Defense stocks.
  • VSTO, WRAP, and LMT are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with KTOS.

The table below shows KTOS's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-26 0.515 0.270 0.033
2021-06-27 0.524 0.265 0.039
2021-03-28 0.514 0.270 0.040
2020-12-27 0.530 0.272 0.040
2020-09-27 0.552 0.272 0.043
2020-06-28 0.571 0.266 0.040

KTOS Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of KTOS, see our KTOS price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $28.80 Average Broker Recommendation 1.64 (Moderate Buy)

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KTOS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $16.97 52-week high $34.11
Prev. close $17.09 52-week low $16.55
Day low $16.95 Volume 1,444,700
Day high $17.53 Avg. volume 1,128,271
50-day MA $19.54 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $23.54 Market Cap 2.10B

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS) Company Bio

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions provides mission critical products, solutions, and services primarily for the United States Government. The company operates through three segments, Kratos Government Solutions (KGS), Unmanned Systems, and Public Safety & Security (PSS). The company was founded in 1994 and is based in San Diego, California.

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Latest KTOS News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate KTOS as an investment opportunity.

Jefferies Reaffirms Their Hold Rating on Kratos Defense (KTOS)

In a report issued on January 18, Sheila Kahyaoglu from Jefferies maintained a Hold rating on Kratos Defense (KTOS – Research Report), with a price target of $19.00. The company's shares closed last Thursday at $17.47, close to its 52-week low of $16.55. According to, Kahyaoglu is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 7.5% and a 61.4% success rate. Kahyaoglu covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, L3Harris Technologies, and Raytheon Technologies. The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Kratos Defense with a $24.80 average price target, representing a 46.4% upside.

Christine Brown on TipRanks | January 20, 2022

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Yahoo | January 15, 2022

We Think Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt

Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...

Yahoo | January 6, 2022

Kratos to Present at the 24th Annual Needham Virtual Growth Conference

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, today announced that its President & CEO, Eric DeMarco, and its Executive VP & CFO, Deanna Lund, will present at the Needham Virtual Growth Conference on January 12th at 4:15pm Eastern. A live webcast of Kratos’ presentation will be available on the Company’s website at The webcast will be archive

Yahoo | January 4, 2022

Kratos (KTOS) Wins Modification Contract for Combat Drones

Kratos (KTOS) clinches a modification contract to procure 65 BQM-177A Sub sonic Aerial Targets for the U.S Navy and its foreign allies.

Yahoo | December 30, 2021

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KTOS Price Returns

1-mo -14.47%
3-mo -24.51%
6-mo -37.84%
1-year -43.34%
3-year 16.23%
5-year 116.45%
YTD -12.53%
2021 -29.27%
2020 52.30%
2019 27.82%
2018 33.05%
2017 43.11%

Continue Researching KTOS

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc (KTOS) Stock Price | Nasdaq
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc (KTOS) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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