Mercury Systems Inc (MRCY): Price and Financial Metrics

Mercury Systems Inc (MRCY): $58.94

-1.04 (-1.73%)

POWR Rating

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  • MRCY scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 60.47% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for MRCY is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 157 days.
  • MRCY ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 25th percentile.

MRCY Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 86.88, Mercury Systems Inc P/E ratio is greater than that of about 91.72% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for MRCY is currently 46.99, higher than 90.38% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 298.41%, Mercury Systems Inc's debt growth rate surpasses 96.26% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to MRCY, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are NTCT, PRGS, SWIR, RMED, and JNPR.
  • Visit MRCY's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

MRCY Valuation Summary

  • MRCY's price/sales ratio is 3; this is 66.67% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, MRCY's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 17.5.
  • Over the past 243 months, MRCY's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 17.5.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MRCY.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MRCY 2021-09-03 3.0 1.9 45.1 37.7
MRCY 2021-09-02 3.0 1.9 45.0 37.6
MRCY 2021-09-01 3.0 1.9 45.2 37.8
MRCY 2021-08-31 3.1 1.9 45.7 38.2
MRCY 2021-08-30 3.1 1.9 45.7 38.2
MRCY 2021-08-27 3.1 1.9 46.1 38.5

MRCY Growth Metrics

    The 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 181.75%.
  • The 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 225.92%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -70.05%.
MRCY's revenue has moved up $371,040,000 over the prior 33 months.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-09-30 943.388 72.312 39.106
2021-06-30 923.996 97.247 62.044
2021-03-31 890.531 98.779 71.343
2020-12-31 841.69 105.676 79.273
2020-09-30 824.927 113.803 82.263
2020-06-30 796.61 115.184 85.712

MRCY'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.
  • MRCY has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 57.31% of graded US stocks.
  • MRCY's asset turnover comes in at 0.495 -- ranking 146th of 208 Electronic Equipment stocks.
  • CASA, BHE, and BELFA are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with MRCY.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-07-02 0.495 0.417 0.110
2021-04-02 0.501 0.426 0.135
2021-01-01 0.482 0.436 0.152
2020-10-02 0.504 0.444 0.179
2020-07-03 0.500 0.448 0.186
2020-03-27 0.490 0.450 0.178

MRCY Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MRCY, see our MRCY 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 $67.63 Average Broker Recommendation 1.75 (Moderate Buy)

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MRCY Price/Volume Stats

Current price $58.94 52-week high $81.54
Prev. close $59.98 52-week low $44.44
Day low $58.27 Volume 1,262,853
Day high $60.35 Avg. volume 731,618
50-day MA $52.14 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $58.18 Market Cap 3.34B

Mercury Systems Inc (MRCY) Company Bio

Mercury Systems provides open sensor processing systems and services. The company operates through two segments, Mercury Commercial Electronics (MCE) and Mercury Defense Systems (MDS). The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

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Latest MRCY News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Mercury Systems Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate MRCY as an investment opportunity.

Mercury Systems unlikely to back down after activist pressure, analyst says

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is unlikely to back down on its poison pill plan after activist Starboard urged the company to terminate the shareholder rights plan yesterday, according to Jefferies. MRCY rose 2.1%. "MRCY's immediate adoption of a 1-yr shareholder rights plan w/ unanimous board support demonstrates mgmt support, given share...

Seeking Alpha | January 14, 2022

Is Mercury Systems (MRCY) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

Here is how Mercury Systems (MRCY) and Mimecast (MIME) have performed compared to their sector so far this year.

Yahoo | January 14, 2022

Activist Starboard asks Mercury Systems to eliminate poison pill

Activist investor Starboard Value is asking Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) to immediately eliminate the shareholders rights plan it adopted last month. Starboard Value, run by Jeff Smith, said it currently owns 7.33% of Mercury Systems and has been having conversations with the company over the past several months. If the company...

Seeking Alpha | January 13, 2022

Activist fund Starboard asks Mercury Systems to scrap shareholder rights plan

Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP sent an open letter to the board of Mercury Systems on Thursday asking the defense technology firm to eliminate the shareholders rights plan it recently adopted. A shareholder rights plan, popularly known as a "poison pill", is a defensive strategy to avert hostile takeovers. Starboard owns about 7.33% of Mercury and has asked the company to raise the ownership threshold which triggers the rights plan to 15% from the current 7.5%, if it cannot fully remove the rights plan.

Yahoo | January 13, 2022

Starboard Delivers Open Letter to Mercury Systems' Board of Directors

Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, "Starboard"), one of the largest stockholders of Mercury Systems, Inc. ("Mercury" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: MRCY), with an ownership interest of approximately 7.33% of the Company's outstanding shares, today delivered an open letter to the board of directors of the Company raising its significant concerns with the Company's recently adopted shareholder rights plan (the "Rights Plan") and asking the Company to immediately eliminate, or alternativ

Yahoo | January 13, 2022

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MRCY Price Returns

1-mo 16.46%
3-mo 11.40%
6-mo -10.60%
1-year N/A
3-year 20.36%
5-year 88.43%
YTD 7.05%
2021 -37.47%
2020 27.42%
2019 46.14%
2018 -7.91%
2017 69.92%

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