Cisco Systems, Inc. Expected to Earn Q1 2025 Earnings of $0.91 Per Share (NASDAQ:CSCO)

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCOGet Rating) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q1 2025 EPS estimates for shares of Cisco Systems in a research note issued on Wednesday, November 16th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst G. Notter expects that the network equipment provider will earn $0.91 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $54.00 target price on the stock. The consensus estimate for Cisco Systems’ current full-year earnings is $3.17 per share.

Several other brokerages also recently commented on CSCO. Cowen raised their target price on shares of Cisco Systems from $58.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 18th. KGI Securities upgraded shares of Cisco Systems from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 31st. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on shares of Cisco Systems from $65.00 to $67.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday. StockNews.com raised shares of Cisco Systems from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Finally, Rosenblatt Securities decreased their target price on shares of Cisco Systems from $53.00 to $51.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $53.63.

Cisco Systems Stock Performance

Shares of NASDAQ:CSCO opened at $47.79 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $196.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.25, a P/E/G ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 1.00. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $42.95 and its 200 day simple moving average is $44.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 1.45 and a quick ratio of 1.33. Cisco Systems has a fifty-two week low of $38.60 and a fifty-two week high of $64.29.

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCOGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 16th. The network equipment provider reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $13.63 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.29 billion. Cisco Systems had a net margin of 22.00% and a return on equity of 31.68%. The company’s revenue was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.73 EPS.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Power Corp of Canada grew its holdings in Cisco Systems by 17.8% during the 3rd quarter. Power Corp of Canada now owns 86,844 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $3,474,000 after buying an additional 13,100 shares in the last quarter. Pasadena Private Wealth LLC grew its holdings in shares of Cisco Systems by 6.4% during the third quarter. Pasadena Private Wealth LLC now owns 8,858 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock worth $354,000 after purchasing an additional 530 shares in the last quarter. Coco Enterprises LLC grew its holdings in shares of Cisco Systems by 3.8% during the third quarter. Coco Enterprises LLC now owns 15,502 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock worth $627,000 after purchasing an additional 574 shares in the last quarter. Ambassador Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Cisco Systems by 12.8% during the third quarter. Ambassador Advisors LLC now owns 15,288 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock worth $611,000 after purchasing an additional 1,735 shares in the last quarter. Finally, National Pension Service grew its holdings in shares of Cisco Systems by 2.7% during the third quarter. National Pension Service now owns 6,279,543 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock worth $254,761,000 after purchasing an additional 162,480 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 71.71% of the company’s stock.

Insider Transactions at Cisco Systems

In related news, SVP Prat Bhatt sold 19,168 shares of Cisco Systems stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.28, for a total value of $848,759.04. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 38,158 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,689,636.24. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. In related news, COO Maria Martinez sold 4,674 shares of Cisco Systems stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.40, for a total value of $216,873.60. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 273,307 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,681,444.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Prat Bhatt sold 19,168 shares of Cisco Systems stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.28, for a total value of $848,759.04. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 38,158 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,689,636.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 37,195 shares of company stock worth $1,693,532 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 0.02% of the company’s stock.

Cisco Systems Announces Dividend

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 26th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 5th were paid a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 4th. Cisco Systems’s payout ratio is 54.87%.

About Cisco Systems

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Cisco Systems, Inc designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, Japan, and China. The company also offers switching portfolio encompasses campus switching as well as data center switching; enterprise routing portfolio interconnects public and private wireline and mobile networks, delivering highly secure, and reliable connectivity to campus, data center and branch networks; wireless products include wireless access points that are standalone, controller appliance-based, switch-converged, and Meraki cloud-managed offerings; and compute portfolio including the cisco unified computing system, hyperflex, and software management capabilities, which combine computing, networking, and storage infrastructure management and virtualization.

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