Cisco
CSCO

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American company in the telecommunications industry. It is primarily known for its routers and switches, which are used by a substantial part of the Internet backbones. Cisco was founded in December 1984 by a group of scientists (primarily Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner) from Stanford University near San Francisco.

P/E ratio for Cisco (CSCO)

P/E ratio as of October 2022 (TTM): 14.5

According to Cisco's latest financial reports and stock price the company's current price-to-earnings ratio (TTM) is 14.5175. At the end of 2021 the company had a P/E ratio of 23.5.

P/E ratio history for Cisco from 2001 to 2022

PE ratio at the end of each year

Year P/E ratio Change
202123.529.55%
202018.1-4.05%
201918.9-83.88%
2018117493.18%
201719.737.84%
201614.3-0.33%
201514.4-23.03%
201418.754%
201312.1-3.75%
201212.6-19.88%
201115.77.25%
201014.7-39.38%
200924.2

How to read a P/E ratio?

The Price/Earnings ratio measures the relationship between a company's stock price and its earnings per share. A low but positive P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating high earnings compared to its current valuation and might be undervalued. A company with a high negative (near 0) P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating heavy losses compared to its current valuation.

Companies with a P/E ratio over 30 or a negative one are generaly seen as "growth stocks" meaning that investors typically expect the company to grow or to become profitable in the future.
Companies with a positive P/E ratio bellow 10 are generally seen as "value stocks" meaning that the company is already very profitable and unlikely to strong growth in the future.