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 (Nasdaq: CSCO ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cisco's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||San Jose, Calif. (1984)|
|Market Cap||$89.1 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$45.6 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO John Chambers
CFO Frank Calderoni
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||15.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$48.4 billion / $16.4 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 10,859 members who have rated Cisco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Cisco is no longer an innovator, but it does big business and still dominates the router market. It also has enough cash to buy innovation via takeovers. It's back to be priced for disaster, when in fact its corporate overhaul is nearly complete. It's not going to light up the night sky, but Cisco can be a solid performer over the next few years.
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