CSCO  Cisco Systems Inc.

Exchange

NASDAQ

Sector

Technology

Industry

Computer Communications Equipment

Market Cap.

169.91B

Excellent Cash Return on Invested Capital over the past 5 years

CSCO has efficiently invested its financial resources in buildings, projects, and equipment, resulting in strong returns. Annual Reports can be useful in identifying the cause of one-time events and future sustainability.

CSCO has created $38.82 of cash for every $100 invested.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in July
20122013201420152016
Free Cash Flow 10.37B 11.73B 11.06B 11.33B 12.42B
divided by
Invested Capital 25.31B 28.39B 33.25B 29.44B 30.99B
Cash ROIC 40.95% 41.33% 33.25% 38.47% 40.10%

Excellent Return on Equity over the past 5 years

Over the past 5 years, CSCO has generated strong profits with money shareholders have invested. This is considered one of the best indicators of quality management. Beware of extremely high Return on Equity (> 50%) as this is often unsustainable.

CSCO has generated $15.67 of Earnings for every $100 of Shareholders' Equity.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in July
20122013201420152016
Net Income 8.04B 9.98B 7.85B 8.98B 10.74B
divided by
Stockholders' Equity 51.29B 59.12B 56.65B 59.70B 63.59B
Return on Equity 15.68% 16.89% 13.86% 15.04% 16.89%

Excellent Business Performance over the past 10 years

CSCO has been able to maintain profitability in good times and bad. This could mean CSCO has an extremely strong business or has the ability to scale down costs when needed. This should be a fairly resilient business, but double check for future sustainability by looking at its Risk Factors in the Annual Report.

CSCO has created positive free cash flow for 9 or more of the past 10 years.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in July
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Free Cash Flow 8.85B 10.82B 8.89B 9.17B 8.91B 10.37B 11.73B 11.06B 11.33B 12.42B