Analyzing Ratios: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc (KTOS)’s Financial Story Unveiled

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The price of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: KTOS) closed at $19.73 in the last session, down -0.55% from day before closing price of $19.84. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.55 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.34 million shares were traded. KTOS stock price reached its highest trading level at $19.87 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $19.35.


We take a closer look at KTOS’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 8.68 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 97.13. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 2.47 and its Current Ratio is at 3.02. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.21 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.20.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Raymond James on April 26, 2024, Upgraded its rating to Strong Buy and sets its target price to $27 from $20 previously.

On July 20, 2023, Raymond James started tracking the stock assigning a Outperform rating and target price of $17.

Canaccord Genuity Upgraded its Hold to Buy on February 24, 2023, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $11.50 to $14.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Apr 29 ’24 when Fendley Steven S. sold 7,000 shares for $18.76 per share. The transaction valued at 131,300 led to the insider holds 423,098 shares of the business.

Carrai Phillip D sold 3,500 shares of KTOS for $63,652 on Apr 15 ’24. The President, STC Division now owns 290,118 shares after completing the transaction at $18.19 per share. On Apr 15 ’24, another insider, Mendoza Marie, who serves as the SVP & General Counsel of the company, sold 1,500 shares for $18.18 each. As a result, the insider received 27,271 and left with 67,030 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, KTOS now has a Market Capitalization of 2979466752 and an Enterprise Value of 2679564032. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.72 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.27. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.475 whereas that against EBITDA is 36.909.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, KTOS has reached a high of $21.60, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $12.88. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 9.44%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 12.46%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, KTOS traded on average about 1.52M shares per day over the past 3-months and 1390380 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 149.16M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 145.53M. Insiders hold about 2.43% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 76.89% stake in the company. Shares short for KTOS as of 1713139200 were 3041794 with a Short Ratio of 2.00, compared to 1710460800 on 2576300. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 3041794 and a Short% of Float of 2.08.

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