MSI Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions is a global leader in mission-critical communications and analytics. Our technologies in land mobile radio mission-critical communications, command center software and video security & analytics, bolstered by managed & support services, make cities safer and help businesses stay productive and secure. At Motorola Solutions, we are ushering in a new era in public safety and security.

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6 May 21
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31 Dec 21
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Cash burn rate (estimated) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income/loss Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 1.32B 1.32B 1.32B 1.32B 1.32B 1.32B
Cash burn (monthly) (positive/no burn) 29.33M (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn)
Cash used (since last report) n/a 114.48M n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cash remaining n/a 1.21B n/a n/a n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) n/a 41.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
2 Jul 21 Molloy John P Motorola Solutions, Inc. - Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 220 7,955 1.75M 29,335.539
2 Jul 21 Durban Egon Common Stock Grant Aquire A Yes No 221.02 114 25.2K 17,663.251
2 Jul 21 Mondre Greg Common Stock Grant Aquire A Yes No 221.02 125 27.63K 17,963.669
1 Jul 21 Jason J Winkler Motorola Solutions, Inc. - Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 218.74 180 39.37K 7,162.171
29 Jun 21 Hacker Mark S. Motorola Solutions, Inc. - Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 216.9411 27,652 6M 15,814.561
29 Jun 21 Hacker Mark S. Motorola Solutions, Inc. - Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M No Yes 108.47 27,652 3M 43,466.561
29 Jun 21 Hacker Mark S. Performance Options Motorola Solutions, Inc. - Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M No Yes 108.47 27,652 3M 0

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

84.5% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 741 727 +1.9%
Opened positions 93 121 -23.1%
Closed positions 79 67 +17.9%
Increased positions 252 253 -0.4%
Reduced positions 257 229 +12.2%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 26.98B 24.54B +9.9%
Total shares 143.42M 144.22M -0.6%
Total puts 243.4K 248.1K -1.9%
Total calls 337.1K 430.9K -21.8%
Total put/call ratio 0.7 0.6 +25.4%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Vanguard 18.36M $3.45B -0.1%
BLK Blackrock 15.86M $2.98B -0.9%
STT State Street 7.13M $1.35B -2.1%
Capital World Investors 6.53M $1.23B -0.0%
Wellington Management 4.61M $866.58M -5.0%
MCQEF Macquarie 3.73M $701.68M -2.4%
Geode Capital Management 2.82M $528.56M +2.0%
ATAC Neuberger Berman 2.75M $516.65M -8.6%
Orbis Allan Gray 2.48M $466.01M +9.5%
BAC Bank Of America 2.44M $458.32M +22.1%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Norges Bank 0 -1.77M EXIT
Healthcare Of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund 714.06K +714.06K NEW
Alliancebernstein 2.43M +611.52K +33.5%
BNP Paribas Arbitrage 1.32M +516.9K +64.2%
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board 167.88K -496.3K -74.7%
BAC Bank Of America 2.44M +441.01K +22.1%
WFC Wells Fargo & Co. 1.45M -387.82K -21.1%
Vontobel Asset Management 0 -379.3K EXIT
MKFCF Mackenzie Financial 1.61M +370.2K +30.0%
JHG Janus Henderson 1.92M +365.82K +23.5%

Financial report summary

  • We are subject to complex and changing laws and regulations in various jurisdictions regarding privacy, data protection and information security, which exposes us to increased costs and potential liabilities in the event of any actual or perceived failure to comply with such legal obligations and could adversely affect our business.
  • Government regulation of radio frequencies may limit the growth of private and public safety narrowband and broadband systems or reduce barriers to entry for new competitors.
  • A portion of our business is dependent upon U.S. government contracts and grants, which are highly regulated and subject to oversight audits by U.S. government representatives and subject to cancellations. Such audits or such noncompliance with such regulations and laws could result in adverse findings and negatively impact our business.
  • Catastrophic events, including the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters and other events beyond our control may interrupt our business, or our customers’ or suppliers’ business, which may adversely affect our business, results of operations, financial position, cash flows and stock price.
  • As we expand the technologies within our Products and Systems Integration and Software and Services segments, we face increased competition and increased areas of risk that we may not be able to properly assess or mitigate, which could harm our market share, results of operations and financial condition.
  • Our success depends in part on our timely introduction of new products and technologies and our results can be impacted by the effectiveness of our significant investments in new products and technologies.
  • We expect to continue to make strategic acquisitions of other companies or businesses and these acquisitions introduce significant risks and uncertainties, including risks related to integrating the acquired businesses and achieving benefits from the acquisitions.
  • A security breach or other significant disruption of our IT systems, those of our outsource partners, suppliers or those we manufacture, install, and in some cases operate and maintain for our customers, caused by cyberattack or other means, could have a negative impact on our operations, sales, and operating results.
  • If we are unable to adequately protect our intellectual property, or if we, our customers and/or our suppliers are found to have infringed intellectual property rights of third parties, our competitive position and results of operations may be adversely impacted.
  • We face risks relating to intellectual property licenses and intellectual property indemnities in our customer and supplier contracts, which may fail to fully protect us and subject us to unexpected liabilities or harm our financial condition and results of operations.
  • We no longer own certain logos and other trademarks, trade names and service marks, including MOTOROLA, MOTO, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS and the Stylized M logo and all derivatives and formatives thereof (“Motorola Marks”) and we license the Motorola Marks from Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC (“MTH”), which is currently owned by Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Lenovo. Our joint use of the Motorola Marks could result in product and market confusion and negatively impact our ability to expand business under the Motorola brand. In addition, if we do not comply with the terms of the license agreement we could lose our rights to the Motorola Marks.
  • Our employees, customers, suppliers and outsource partners are located throughout the world and, as a result, we face risks that other companies that are not global may not face.
  • Over the last several years we have utilized third-parties to develop, design and/or manufacture many of our components and some of our products, and to perform portions of certain business operations such as IT, HR information systems, manufacturing, repair, distribution and engineering services We expect to continue these practices in the future, which limit our control over these business operations and exposes us to additional risk as a result of the actions of our outsource partners.
  • We utilize the services of subcontractors to perform under many of our contracts and the inability of our subcontractors to perform in a timely and compliant manner or to adhere to our Human Rights Policy could negatively impact our business.
  • Our future operating results depend on our ability to purchase at acceptable prices a sufficient amount of materials, parts, and components, as well as software and services, to meet the demands of our customers and any disruption to our suppliers or significant increase in the price of supplies could have a negative impact on our results of operations.
  • We are exposed to risks under large, multi-year system and services contracts that may negatively impact our business.
  • If the quality of our products does not meet our customers' expectations or regulatory or industry standards, then our sales and operating earnings, and ultimately our reputation, could be negatively impacted.
  • We are a global company and face a number of risks related to current global economic and political conditions in the markets in which we operate that have and could continue to unfavorably impact our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.
  • The accounting for convertible debt securities that may be settled in cash or in shares of common stock could have a material effect on our reported financial results.
  • Returns on pension and retirement plan assets and interest rate changes could affect our earnings and cash flows in future periods.
  • Our success depends in part upon our ability to attract and retain senior management and key employees, including engineers and other key technical employees, in order to remain competitive.
  • We are subject to a wide range of product regulatory and safety, consumer, worker safety and environmental laws that continue to expand and could impact our ability to grow our business, could subject us to unexpected costs and liabilities and could impact our financial performance.
  • We may not continue to have access to the capital markets for financing on acceptable terms and conditions, particularly if our credit ratings are downgraded, which could limit our ability to repay our indebtedness and could cause liquidity issues.
  • Tax matters could have a negative impact on our financial condition and results of operations.
Management Discussion
  • The results of operations for the first quarter of 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results to be expected for the full year. Historically, we have experienced higher revenues in the fourth quarter as compared to the rest of the quarters of our fiscal year as a result of the purchasing patterns of our customers.
  • We use the following U.S. GAAP key financial performance measures to manage our business on a consolidated basis and by reporting segment, and to monitor and assess our results of operations:
  • •Net sales—a measure of our revenue for the current period.
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