Motorola Solutions Inc $ 158.06 -4.83 (-2.97%)
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Motorola Solutions (MSI) guided to a surprising -15% drop in revenue for the June quarter, as local and state government shutdowns hampered the approval and installation of new software and equipment projects. In spite of this short-term disruption to revenues, the Company grew its high margin software and services bookings +9% and guided to expanding operating margins for the year. We added to our position in Motorola Solutions as the stock traded well off its highs. The Company continues to dominate the markets for mission-critical land-mobile-radio (LMR) installations and associated command center software and services for emergency responders.
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Motorola Solutions (MSI) reported +7% revenue growth, driven by software and services growth of +12% along with continued margin expansion. Recall that Motorola Solutions’ primary business is providing specialized communication infrastructure, equipment and software to public safety, law enforcement, and increasingly to large corporations. Motorola’s backlog of sales to these customers, which we typically use as a reasonable proxy for future revenue growth, was up +17% overall and up +26% in the higher margin software and services segment. As such, we continue to believe Motorola Solutions has room to accelerate top and bottom-line growth, while the stock continues to
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Our biggest winner this quarter was Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI), the leading global provider of mission-critical communications solutions. The stock contributed 86 basis points to the Fund’s performance, as its total return was 19.2%. The stock rose after the company reported quarterly earnings that exceeded expectations and raised its annual guidance, as Motorola’s land mobile radio systems, command center software and video security products continue to gain market share and attract new clients.
From Parnassus Fund's second-quarter 2019 commentary.
We have established a position in Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI). First, we need to point out that this is not the old Motorola mobile handset business. The Company spun that business off into a separate company in 2011 and sold it in 2012. This potential confusion is an important point, as we believe this company has flown under many investors’ radars due to MSI’s former ties to the mobile phone business.
This new Motorola, known as Motorola Solutions, is the world’s leading provider of highly secure and reliable communication networks, products, and services for use in global police and emergency
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Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI), the largest provider of mission-critical communications solutions, added 105 basis points to the Fund’s return, as its total return was 29.6%. The stock moved higher as the company raised its full-year earnings guidance three times during the year due to broad-based demand for its land mobile radio systems and surveillance solutions from Avigilon, a recent acquisition. Motorola is winning market share and expanding its addressable markets by providing the most innovative and complete communications solutions to its public safety and corporate clients.
From [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Jerome+Dodson]Jerome Dodson[/url] ([url=http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Jerome+Dodson]Trades[/url], [url=http://www.gurufocus.com/holdings.php?GuruName=Jerome+Dodson]Portfolio[/url])'s Parnass Funds' fourth-quarter
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