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Motorola, Incorporated (MOT)

MOT Stock Report

2-Year Price History

Recent Price
(6/25 11:33AM) +1.7%
52-Week Price
$2.98 – $10.50
Market Capitalization
$14.5 Billion
Dividend Yield
Most Recent Dividend

Ockham’s Rating

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MOT Revenue

As a value investing shop, we are interested in seeing how MOT’s revenues measure up against past performances. One easily understandable way of doing that is to compare Price to Sales per share levels over a given time frame. Assuming it is available, Ockham prefers to look at ten years of history (for this stock there are 10 years of history available) and we weigh recent years more heavily. This allows us to find weighted average historical high and low Price to Sales ratios, which give us a better idea of the stock’s current underlying value. Using this method, we have established a high range for Price to Sales of 1.48x and the low end of the range at 0.78x.

With respect to these historically rational metrics, notice that the current Price to Sales per share ratio for MOT of 0.39x is well below its normal historic Price to Sales levels. At a price of $6.11, MOT is 66% below where we would expect to see it. Clearly, this stock looks undervalued compared to historical levels, at least on a Price to Sales basis. This will positively affect our analysis because it is rare to find a stock this far below historical norms, and we would expect some price appreciation to bring this metric back towards a more normal range.

MOT Cash Earnings

Price to Cash Earnings analysis is inappropriate for this company due to anticipated negative cash flows for this year. A negative cash flow presents many complications when comparing the company’s current value to historically normal valuations. Clearly, when a company fails to earn a profit, it should be a concern for investors. As such, we have taken a negative view on MOT from a cash perspective. We should point out that this metric is a significant element in Ockham’s methodology for analyzing the outlook for any company. Many young companies have come through difficult times like this before; these companies have an opportunity to grow revenue appropriately to bring them around to profitablity. However, for mature company’s with a history of positive cash flow this can be much more distressing. Therefore, for MOT, our overall valutaion is now more dependent on the Price to Sales analysis, and investors should be cautious with a company with very limited, if any, positive cash earnings.

MOT Dividends

While it is not necessary to pay an attractive dividend or a dividend at all, to receive a positive rating from Ockham, we view dividends as an additionally helpful measure in determining the future potential of any company.

Peer Comparison


Motorola, Inc. Industry Grouping

Company Ticker Market Cap (Ml) Latest
Price/Cash Earnings Price/Sales 5-Yr. Rev.
Growth Rate
Avg. ROE.
Current 10-Yr. Range* Current 10-Yr. Range*
Peer Company Averages (not incuding MOT) 5.84 2.29 » 17.36 1.42 0.86 » 4.34 14.87% 26.84%
*10 year range does not include current year values
Chungwa Telecom Co Ltd – Shs Sponsored American Deposit Receipt Repr 10 Shs CHT $16.2 Billion $19.83 7.61 4.92 » 9.48 3.17 2.11 » 3.83 2.75% 12.68%
Motorola, Inc. MOT $14.5 Billion $6.33 -1.00 6.96 » 55.03 0.39 0.23 » 3.58 2.18% 11.99%
P T Telekom Indonesia TLK $14.2 Billion $28.77 11.62 2.58 » 20.67 1.89 1.09 » 6.28 21.39% 35.40%
Mobile Telesystems OJSC ADS MBT $13.7 Billion $36.47 3.77 1.97 » 32.00 1.31 0.74 » 5.41 32.11% 37.54%
BT PLC ADS BT $13.7 Billion $16.79 3.49 1.28 » 11.13 0.34 0.26 » 2.95 -2.12% 47.71%
Sprint Nextel Corp. S $13.1 Billion $4.56 2.74 0.69 » 13.52 0.39 0.11 » 3.23 20.23% 0.89%
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5:39:24 PM MOT $6.27 Motorola, Inc.
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1 days ago (06/23)
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4:00:14 PM MOT $6.27 Motorola, Inc.
1 days ago (06/23)
“…J.P. Morgan today fighting strong operating leverage. They say that will drive the share prices higher. And MOTOROLA getting an upgrade today. Analysts at the banks saying new product flow could raise the share price 9 bucks a share. …” …more details…
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1 days ago (06/23)
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2 days ago (06/23)
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7:55:05 AM MOT $6.03 Motorola, Inc.
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2 days ago (06/23)
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2 days ago (06/22)
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2 days ago (06/22)
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3:00:24 PM MOT $6.04 Motorola, Inc.
2 days ago (06/22)
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2:02:28 PM MOT $6.00 Motorola, Inc.
2 days ago (06/22)
“…U.S. Open and bethpage black. They make the big bertha but they hit a new 52-week low $5.18. Verizon with news of MOTOROLA look at oil with phil flynn. I tell you what, who is afraid of the big, bad fed? Commodities traders, dave and that’s part of the story. …” …more details…
12:57:23 PM MOT $5.96 Motorola, Inc.
2 days ago (06/22)
“…>> tom: we have breaking news for you. Our partners at the journal two larger wireless carriers plan to launch a MOTOROLA smart phone based on google’s android operating system before the end of this year. The google-powered phones will be carried by verizon and we’ve got verizon and MOTOROLA up there. T-mobile not publicly traded. >> cheryl: best guess time. A reminder. …” …more details…
5:31:36 PM MOT $6.24 Motorola, Inc.
Fast Money
7 days ago (06/17)
“…Why wouldn’t you want to own nokia? Market is going to grow, you go with the biggest player who nobody thinks is a smartphone >> and is MOTOROLA really that handicapped in this market? >> MOTOROLA is handicapped in >> talk to carl. >> what you do, listening to what he said and knowing joe wants to buy at $73, sell the puts. That’s what i’m going to be if we have a wish to the …” …more details…
2:52:04 PM MOT $6.35 Motorola, Inc.
8 days ago (06/16)
“…You’re not a crazy person. Oh, he’s talking on the phone. >> it’s $30 cheaper. >> MOTOROLA improved theirs, too. They have two microphones. >> as long as someone is smart enough to use clear tubing. >> and it has a flip. …” …more details…
3:02:33 PM MOT $6.71 Motorola, Inc.
15 days ago (06/09)
“…Doing better. Texas instruments are surprisingly good comments on sales. .Nokia, MOTOROLA, gains of 4 to 5% today. Semis are strong and i’m sure we’ll hear more about that from the nasdaq. What about the banks post it’s certainly good news we’ve started the process. The big issue is where do we go …” …more details…
12:03:07 PM MOT $6.65 Motorola, Inc.
15 days ago (06/09)
“…Highest levels of the year for all three of these big names. As for thehand sets, texas instruments had positive comments on their earnings report, and nokia and MOTOROLA all trading to the up side. Brian shackman we’re at 1850 on the nas dock, the highest level for the year. >> yeah, we are doing quite well today, relative to everybody …” …more details…
5:25:44 PM MOT $6.50 Motorola, Inc.
Fast Money
16 days ago (06/08)
“…Where the share gains that all three can gain given their small share gains from the incumbents, MOTOROLA, nokia, sony erickson. I think to some extent, yes, there is cannibalization and jostling, but that’s that new group of entrants who are taking share because they’re good at …” …more details…
9:46:04 AM MOT $6.10 Motorola, Inc.
17 days ago (06/08)
“…It once weekly on the market. >> in an interview I did with carl icahn last week he kind om took credit for them being shown the door at MOTOROLA and yahoo!. Do you feel like he has a target on your back? He said, as he put it, they’re nice guys but they’re not very good operators. >> I think he and I have exactly the same opinions and the goal …” …more details…
1:37:32 PM MOT $6.32 Motorola, Inc.
20 days ago (06/04)
“…Interview with amylin ceo dan bradberry. >> I would say one thing as one member approximate of the board of MOTOROLA, you’ve seen this as the board did approximate ya hehoo!Yahoo!’s jerry yang …” …more details…
6:17:18 PM MOT $6.20 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
21 days ago (06/03)
“…Decided in its favor against qualcomm, which I own for my charitable trust, which you can follow along with at actionalertsplus.Com. And it also had to do with MOTOROLA and free-scale, major patent infringement case. I thought tessera was cheap at and after the ruling I felt it was cheaper than 16 because if you got in before the ruling, the ruling went against them, …” …more details…
6:16:55 PM MOT $6.20 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
21 days ago (06/03)
“…Party. The semiconductor miniaturization stock of tessera is up 10.6% today because it announced the licensing agreement with MOTOROLA last night and it also boosted its second quarter guidance on account of the extra licensing it went higher even though the deal with MOTOROLA should come as a surprise to no one. We did all know this was coming. I only got behind tessera after the stock had already gone from 16 and change to $20 when the international trade commission …” …more details…
9:38:50 AM MOT $6.32 Motorola, Inc.
22 days ago (06/03)
“…Stock from underperform and that’s driving it higher. Tessera technology and shibani talked about this one. This is mind-boggling, won a major court ruling last week versus MOTOROLA qualcomm and freescale and cut a deal today with MOTOROLA and because that have were able to raise their guidance on sales and that’s why the stock is up 6% out of the applied signals another one to take a look at. Earnings related, earnings per share 31 cents revenue 53 …” …more details…
9:33:45 AM MOT $6.38 Motorola, Inc.
22 days ago (06/03)
“…Also, noteworthy we’ve got intuit buying 100 billion dollar private payroll company, tessera, a chip name, formed a pack with MOTOROLA and starbucks trying to get on a health kick, starting june 30th, offering salads, more healthy baked good items and will be using the tag …” …more details…
9:03:42 AM MOT $6.41 Motorola, Inc.
22 days ago (06/03)
“…Chips had been one of the weak spots over the last few days. This morning moving to the upside. Tessera signing a licensing agreement that settles a patent dispute with MOTOROLA. Applied signal, earnings better than expected. Up 10% on the heels of its earnings. Intuit is buying a payroll service company and that is …” …more details…
5:14:40 PM MOT $6.33 Motorola, Inc.
Fast Money
23 days ago (06/01)
“…Talk about the numbers not being they’re not saying suddenly there’s demand out there for these tips but they were expecting 24 prs down, suddenly it’s 22% down, you start to see these numbers show improvement. You look at intel, texas instruments, MOTOROLA, all these names starting to pick up in that smh starting to — >> you would have wanted monsanto in the dow? >> I really would have. Given a little more diversity to the dow than cisco. …” …more details…
5:14:18 PM MOT $5.92 Motorola, Inc.
Fast Money
28 days ago (05/27)
“…Data handsets to smart phones. And apple is leading that. And we expect that their share will improve as a result and will I think probably — folks who lose on that are nokia and MOTOROLA as well as samsung and are really going to struggle in their smartphone franchises to keep up with apple. >> on the margins, I don’t know if you cover them or not but on the margins is it positive for …” …more details…
6:18:38 PM MOT $5.99 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
29 days ago (05/26)
“…Smaller were valid and several of the big dogs in the industry like qualcomm and actionalertsplus.Com name that roared today when estimates were raised, along with lowly MOTOROLA and pathetic free scale, were ordered to stop selling products that infringe on those patents. This creates major new royalty I love royalty revenues. You don’t do anything, they just come in. It’s like being a really bad …” …more details…
6:23:51 PM MOT $5.83 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/22/2009 6:23 PM
“…Everybody is to explain look, they know intel. You think everybody is just a second banana to intel, that’s you make very different stuff. Now, I thought this was interesting because I care passionately about balance MOTOROLA stuck you with a lot of debt when they pun you off. It looks like you guys are taking your cash flow and paying tell me about your balance it continues to improve. There’s a couple things i’ll let one is the actual cash interest …” …more details…
6:17:16 PM MOT $5.83 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/22/2009 6:17 PM
“…Different tech spec that we recommended. On semiconductor. Onnn. I remember when it was spun off from MOTOROLA at the turn of the analog devices, adi, a much larger, more broad-based other day just had an unbelievable number. Okay? They had some of their hands in …” …more details…
6:26:58 PM MOT $6.15 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/19/2009 6:26 PM
“…But it’s not going to. And that’s the asset everybody wants. Bad quarter. I don’t trust it. Listen to lady gaga and put on ma, ma, ma, ma, ma poker face. Toss MOTOROLA back to the dealer. Look for sprint on a pullback. And amd, your ace in the hole. Stay with cramer. >> coming up, jim’s going off …” …more details…
6:25:47 PM MOT $6.15 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/19/2009 6:25 PM
“…Lady gaga. Can’t read minds, can’t read minds I would put on ma, ma, ma, ma, ma poker face. I would toss the MOTOROLA. I would buy sprint on a pullback and even after its big run today i’d buy amd here although i’d like it even more if it came down a little. To me MOTOROLA is a joker, a smoker if not a midnight toker. Although that would account for its dated steve miller-like sprint is a total wild card. …” …more details…
6:25:01 PM MOT $6.15 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/19/2009 6:25 PM
“…I’m going to keep them with a 2. So we’ll give that a 2. How’s our speculative straight look when we tally everything up? MOTOROLA, four points. Sprint gets a 6 because it’s already had a big move. And amd comes in first with nine here’s the bottom line. If you’re speculating, there’s only one person to listen to. …” …more details…
6:24:30 PM MOT $6.15 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/19/2009 6:24 PM
“…How is all this reflected in their stocks? Mo year to date increased by amd up 103%. Sprint rocketing. Rocketing up 200%. MOTOROLA’s deserves to have moved the least of the three. I’m giving it just two points here. It could go higher even if only because it could improve just on the strength of mutual fund money flowing into tech. Sprint gets only a point here …” …more details…
6:23:57 PM MOT $6.15 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/19/2009 6:23 PM
“…Now that it’s getting better I think it’s too cheap not to possible suitors. Could be a keeper. You could speculate on this one based on the takeover potential alone. Here we go again with MOTOROLA. Struggling. Struggling more than the other two. The mobile device business is losing money. Operating margins negative. And while it’s been doing a good job of cutting costs, something that led to a three cents …” …more details…
6:21:28 PM MOT $6.15 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/19/2009 6:21 PM
“…It has an exclusive product called the palm pre. Jim goldman talked about it a lot today. It’s a potential iphone killer. Or at least an early iphone competitor that should launch in I say holy cow, the pre, another MOTOROLA killer. It’s an army against this poor now, how about amd? It’s in two duopoly businesses, computer processors where it competes with intel, and graphics processors, where it’s …” …more details…
6:20:44 PM MOT $6.15 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/19/2009 6:20 PM
“…So where do they stand in their respective industries? Position of the three. It has to compete with research in motion and apple, two of the four horsemen of tech that consistently trample MOTOROLA under foot. And that’s just the north american cell phone makers. Lucky g has got some great and nokia’s got some hot new models out there, not to be confused with america’s top models because this one’s from finland. Finland’s top models, an interesting show. Project finland. Anyway. And that’s still entrenched competition for certain. And now MOTOROLA’s market share has shrunk to its lowest level in a decade. 6% of the handset market. Not very much. Sprint, on the other hand-s in much better smap although it’s …” …more details…
6:19:47 PM MOT $6.15 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/19/2009 6:19 PM
“…Strength of the business, and their comparative stock performance. That will help make our decision about which card to throw back or cards. Now, even though amd is a chip maker, MOTOROLA is a device maker, and sprint is a service provider, they do have really one thing in common. They’re far from the best company in their respective industries. …” …more details…
6:19:20 PM MOT $6.15 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/19/2009 6:19 PM
“…Know when to fold ’em >> yep. You’ve got to know when to fold know when to run >> and know when to keep sprint, MOTOROLA, or amd. Because it takes rigor to be a good speculator, i’m going to rank these three stocks using a ten-point scale based on three different criteria. Down because you need to use these two when you’re analyzing …” …more details…
6:18:25 PM MOT $6.15 Motorola, Inc.
Mad Money
5/19/2009 6:18 PM
“…4th of last year. It’s now $4.39. Sprint, recommended on april 7th at $4.35. It’s now at $5.50. And MOTOROLA — uh-oh. Which I endorsed at $8.97 on june 9th of last year before telling — well, before giving up and telling you I thought it was a sell in december after a 51% decline. …” …more details…
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Key Fundamentals

MOT – Motorola, Incorporated Fundamentals
Price (6/25 11:33AM) $6.44
Volume (6/25 11:33AM) 31.0 Million
Last Close Price $6.33
10 Day Average Volume 26.5 Million
13 Week Price Range $4.06 – $6.94
52 Week Price Range $2.98 – $10.50
LTM Revenue $28.1 Billion
Shares Outstanding (12/2008) 2.3 Billion
Market Capitalization $14.5 Billion
Shares Held By Institutions 1.8 Billion
Institutional Holders 728
% Shares Held By Institutions 78.60%
Earnings Per Share (EPS) ($1.87)
P/E Ratio n/a
Book Value Per Share $4.09
Gross Margin 29.70%
Annual Dividend 0.00
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Beta 1.90
Fiscal Year Ends December

About Motorola, Inc.

Motorola, Incorporated is considered to operate in the Technology sector. They specifically operate in the Communication Equipment business segment contained within the Telecommunications industry.

The Company provides technologies, products and services that make a range of mobile experiences possible.

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