What Cisco Systems Investors Should Keep in Mind

Cisco Systems, a large-cap Communication Equipment stock, moved 0.2% this evening. Here are some facts about the company that we're keeping an eye on:

  • Cisco Systems has logged a -2.0% 52 week change, compared to 14.0% for the S&P 500

  • CSCO has an average analyst rating of hold and is -10.9% away from its mean target price of $54.4 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $3.31, which brings its trailing Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio to 14.6. The Telecommunications sector's average P/E ratio is 23.78

  • The company's forward earnings per share (EPS) is $4.03 and its forward P/E ratio is 12.0

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 4.34 in contrast to the Telecommunications sector's average P/B ratio is 3.46

  • CSCO has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 36.9% and gross profit margins of 0.6%

  • The company's free cash flow for the last fiscal year was $19.04 Billion and the average free cash flow growth rate is 6.8%

  • Cisco Systems's revenues have an average growth rate of 2.4% with operating expenses growing at None%. The company's current operating margins stand at 26.9%

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