Why Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool’s free investing community, networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has earned a coveted four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at Cisco and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)

Cisco facts

Headquarters (founded) San Jose, Calif. (1984)
Market Cap $111.5 billion
Industry Communications equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $46.7 billion
Management Chairman/CEO John ChambersPresident/COO Gary Moore
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 16.4%
Cash/Debt $45.0 billion / $16.3 billion
Dividend Yield
Competitors Alcatel-Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU)Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 11,020 members who have rated Cisco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, EVplusEV, tapped the stock as a particularly solid bargain opportunity:

[Cisco] is cheap at 9x forward estimates vs. its five-year average of nearly 13x. Very strong balance sheet. The company has been cutting costs for years and finally seems poised for growth. Attractive dividend and even appears on the [Magic Formula] screen.

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The article Why Cisco Is Poised to Outperform originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Cisco Systems.

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