Motorola Solutions Reports Second-Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Motorola Solutions, Inc. reported its earnings results for the second quarter of 2019. Sales were $1.9 billion, up $100 million, or 6% from the year-ago quarter, driven by growth in the Americas. Revenue from acquisitions was $33 million, and currency headwinds were $37 million in the quarter. The Products and Systems Integration segment grew 4%, and the Services and Software segment grew 9%. Both segments were driven by growth in the Americas. The business outlook for the third-quarter 2019 shows that Motorola Solutions expects revenue growth of approximately 6.5% compared with the third quarter of 2018. The company expects non-GAAP earnings per share in the range of $1.91 to $1.96. This assumes current foreign exchange rates, approximately 177 million fully diluted shares and an effective tax rate of approximately 25%. For the full-year 2019 outlook, the company now expects revenue growth of 7 to 7.5%, up from the prior guidance of 6 to 7%. The company now expects non-GAAP earnings per share in the range of $7.67 to $7.77, up from the prior guidance of $7.60 to $7.72. This assumes current foreign exchange rates, approximately 176 million fully diluted shares and an effective tax rate of 24 to 25%.
"Our outstanding Q2 results highlight the strength of our business and the value of our unique public safety ecosystem," said Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions. “Our strong revenue and earnings growth in the quarter, combined with our record ending backlog, position us well for continued growth in the second half of 2019 and beyond.”