Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO): Price and Financial Metrics

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO): $55.37

0.30 (+0.54%)

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  • Quality is the dimension where CSCO ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.32% of US stocks.
  • CSCO's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • CSCO's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 18.85% of US stocks).

CSCO Stock Summary

  • CSCO has a higher market value than 99.26% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $230,811,988,188.
  • Cisco Systems Inc's stock had its IPO on March 26, 1990, making it an older stock than 83.97% of US equities in our set.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -28.3%, Cisco Systems Inc's debt growth rate surpasses merely 17.52% of about US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Cisco Systems Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be INTC, PFE, NFLX, BHP, and ABT.
  • CSCO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Cisco Systems Inc's official web site, go to

CSCO Valuation Summary

  • CSCO's price/sales ratio is 4.6; this is 11.54% lower than that of the median Technology stock.
  • CSCO's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 333.3 over the prior 243 months.
  • CSCO's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 333.3 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CSCO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CSCO 2018-11-09 4.4 5.0 1957.8 16.6
CSCO 2016-05-02 2.8 2.3 13.3 12.0
CSCO 2015-08-11 2.9 2.4 16.0 13.8
CSCO 2011-06-16 1.9 1.8 11.5 9.9
CSCO 2008-04-24 4.1 4.7 19.2 15.4
CSCO 2007-04-13 5.0 6.1 24.9 19.5

CSCO Growth Metrics

  • The 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 12.07%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 80.03%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 5.26%.
CSCO's revenue has moved down $1,420,000,000 over the prior 30 months.

The table below shows CSCO's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-03-31 48,846 14,752 10,218
2020-12-31 48,026 15,109 10,129
2020-09-30 48,071 15,935 10,462
2020-06-30 49,301 15,426 11,214
2020-03-31 50,575 15,566 10,784
2019-12-31 51,550 15,658 11,054

CSCO Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CSCO, see our CSCO price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $51.10 Average Broker Recommendation 1.71 (Moderate Buy)

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CSCO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $55.37 52-week high $55.65
Prev. close $55.07 52-week low $35.28
Day low $55.01 Volume 13,438,717
Day high $55.49 Avg. volume 19,790,264
50-day MA $53.61 Dividend yield 2.69%
200-day MA $47.94 Market Cap 233.34B

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Company Bio

Cisco Systems designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in San Jose, California.

CSCO Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$55.37$27.7 -47%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Cisco Systems Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Cisco Systems Inc ranked in the 38th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for CSCO, they are:

  • In the past 5.45 years, Cisco Systems Inc has a compound free cash flow growth rate of 0.05%; that's higher than only 20.55% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Technology sector.
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 6% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately just 20.52% of US stocks with free cash flow have a lower reliance on debt in their capital structure.
  • CSCO's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 45.04% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

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Latest CSCO News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Cisco Systems Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CSCO as an investment opportunity.

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Francois Soto, CFA on Seeking Alpha | July 28, 2021

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The up-to-date coverage of the latest report Global Financial Services Security Software Market provides a detailed synopsis as well as a consistent evaluation of accurate profits over the forecasted timespan. []

iCrowdNewswire | July 26, 2021

Enterprise Building Solution Market May Set New Growth Story | Anixter, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Honeywell

Latest released the research study on Global Enterprise Building Solution Market, offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the global business scope. Enterprise Building Solution Market research report shows []

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CSCO Price Returns

1-mo 5.20%
3-mo 9.52%
6-mo 25.97%
1-year 23.03%
3-year 43.34%
5-year 112.22%
YTD 26.51%
2020 -3.49%
2019 13.81%
2018 16.57%
2017 31.27%
2016 15.13%

CSCO Dividends

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