Cisco Systems Inc

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CSCO : NASDAQ : Technology
$34.02 up 0.03 | 0.088%
Today's Range: 33.82 - 34.21
Avg. Daily Volume: 2.04153E7
03/28/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CISCO SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. CISCO SYSTEMS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.56 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.82% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)11580.011927.0
EBITDA ($mil)3561.03610.0
EBIT ($mil)3012.03112.0
Net Income ($mil)2348.03147.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)71845.060375.0
Total Assets ($mil)126248.0112642.0
Total Debt ($mil)34922.024599.0
Equity ($mil)63811.060871.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin66.8865.88
EBITDA Margin30.7530.26
Operating Margin26.0126.09
Sales Turnover0.380.44
Return on Assets7.789.17
Return on Equity15.416.97
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio3.673.29
Interest Expense222.0162.0
Interest Coverage13.5719.21

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)5007.05052.0
Div / share0.260.21
Book value / share12.7412.05
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2.016967E72.2162392E7


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 40.97 for the Communications Equipment industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.33. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.66 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.45. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, CISCO SYSTEMS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CSCO 17.42 Peers 40.97   CSCO 12.70 Peers 17.74

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

CSCO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

CSCO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
CSCO 13.69 Peers 19.16   CSCO 1.36 Peers 1.01

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

CSCO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

CSCO trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
CSCO 2.66 Peers 3.45   CSCO -3.47 Peers 5.61

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

CSCO is trading at a discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CSCO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
CSCO 3.50 Peers 3.31   CSCO -2.06 Peers 21.16

Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

CSCO is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

CSCO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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