How to buy Citrix Systems (CTXS) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Citrix Systems shares.

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Citrix Systems Inc (CTXS) is a leading software-application business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$94.53 after a previous close of US$94.82. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD94.45 to a high of USD96.26. The latest price was USD95.8 (25 minute delay). Citrix Systems is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Citrix Systems

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Citrix Systems. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CTXS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Citrix Systems reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$94.82, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Citrix Systems, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Citrix Systems. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Citrix Systems stock price (NASDAQ:CTXS)

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Citrix Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-14.
OpenUS$94.53
HighUS$96.26
LowUS$94.45
CloseUS$95.8
Previous closeUS$94.82
Change US$0.98
Change % 1.0335%
Volume 1,682,821
Information last updated 2022-01-16.
52-week rangeUS$77.9941 - US$143.1561
50-day moving average US$88.9122
200-day moving average US$107.1394
Target priceUS$97.28
PE ratio 38.0461
Dividend yield US$1.46 (1.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.518

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Is it a good time to buy Citrix Systems stock?

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Citrix Systems share growth calculator

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Citrix Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $95.8

1 week (2022-01-12) -1.05%
1 month (2021-12-17) 14.70%
6 months (2021-07-19) -15.92%
1 year (2021-01-19) -29.23%
2 years (2020-01-17) -18.27%
3 years (2019-01-18) -11.90%
5 years (2017-01-19) 1,198.72%

Is Citrix Systems under- or over-valued?

Valuing Citrix Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Citrix Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Citrix Systems's P/E ratio

Citrix Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Citrix Systems shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Citrix Systems's PEG ratio

Citrix Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.632. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Citrix Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Citrix Systems's EBITDA

Citrix Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$613.8 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Citrix Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Citrix Systems financials

Revenue TTM US$3.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.38%
Gross profit TTM US$2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.77%
Return on equity TTM 13.52%
Profit margin 9.97%
Book value 3.208
Market capitalisation US$11.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Citrix Systems's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Citrix Systems.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Citrix Systems's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.61

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Citrix Systems's overall score of 20.61 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Citrix Systems is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Citrix Systems's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.16/100

Citrix Systems's environmental score of 1.16 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Citrix Systems is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Citrix Systems's social score

Social score: 11.75/100

Citrix Systems's social score of 11.75 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Citrix Systems is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Citrix Systems's governance score

Governance score: 8.21/100

Citrix Systems's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Citrix Systems is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Citrix Systems's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Citrix Systems scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Citrix Systems has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Citrix Systems Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.61
Total ESG percentile 16.98
Environmental score 1.16
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 11.75
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.21
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Citrix Systems share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.82% of net profits

Recently Citrix Systems has paid out, on average, around 27.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Citrix Systems shareholders could enjoy a 1.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Citrix Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $1.46 per share.

While Citrix Systems's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Citrix Systems may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Citrix Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 20 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Citrix Systems's shares ever split?

Citrix Systems's shares were split on a 12558:1000 basis on 31 January 2017. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 12558 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Citrix Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 92% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Citrix Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Citrix Systems's share price.

Citrix Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Citrix Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$77.9941 up to US$143.1561. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Citrix Systems's is 0.0426. This would suggest that Citrix Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Citrix Systems overview

Citrix Systems, Inc., an enterprise software company, provides workspace, app delivery and security, and professional services worldwide. The company offers workspace services, including Citrix Workspace; Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops; Citrix Content Collaboration, a cloud-based file sharing and storage solution, which provides enterprise-class data services on various corporate and personal mobile devices for businesses; Citrix Endpoint Management for mobility and device management capabilities; Citrix Analytics for Security that assesses the behavior of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, and Citrix Workspace users and applies actions to protect sensitive corporate information; Citrix Analytics for Performance that uses machine learning to quantify user experience; Citrix Secure Workspace Access, which provides an end-to-end solution to implement Zero Trust principles; and Citrix Secure Internet Access, which provides a solution that protects direct internet access for branch and remote workers using unsanctioned apps. It also provides networking products comprising Citrix ADC, an application delivery controller and load balancing solution for web, traditional and cloud-native applications; and Citrix SD-WAN, a WAN Edge solution that delivers flexible, automated, secure connectivity and performance for the workspace. In addition, the company offers customer services, hardware maintenance, consulting, and product training and certification services. The company serves healthcare, financial services, technology, manufacturing, consumer, and government agencies. It markets and licenses its products through resellers, distributors, systems integrators, independent software vendors, original equipment manufacturers, and service providers. The company was formerly known as Citrus Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Citrix Systems, Inc. in March 2009. Citrix Systems, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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