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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$119.86 after a previous close of US$119.88. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD119.86 to a high of USD120.69. The latest price was USD120.28 (25 minute delay). Citrix Systems is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Citrix Systems
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$116.55, 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.
- 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.
What's in this guide?
- Citrix Systems key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Citrix Systems stock a buy or sell?
- Citrix Systems performance over time
- Can I short Citrix Systems shares?
- Is Citrix Systems suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Citrix Systems shares over-valued?
- Citrix Systems's financials
- How volatile are Citrix Systems shares?
- Does Citrix Systems pay a dividend?
- Have Citrix Systems shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Citrix Systems share priceUse our graph to track the performance of CTXS stocks over time.
Citrix Systems shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$110.3034 - US$171.6422|
|50-day moving average||US$118.6874|
|200-day moving average||US$130.3116|
|Dividend yield||US$1.42 (1.21%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$3.283|
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Citrix Systems price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-16)||2.27%|
|1 month (2021-05-21)||3.86%|
|3 months (2021-03-23)||-13.07%|
|6 months (2020-12-23)||-8.72%|
|1 year (2020-06-23)||-15.72%|
|2 years (2019-06-21)||20.53%|
|3 years (2018-06-22)||14.00%|
|5 years (2016-06-23)||1,649.25%|
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 36x. In other words, Citrix Systems shares trade at around 36x 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 2.5249. 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$641.8 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||16.65%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.99%|
|Return on equity TTM||106.22%|
|Market capitalisation||US$14.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Citrix Systems shares
There are currently 2.7 million Citrix Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Citrix Systems's "short interest". This figure is 11.9% down from 3.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Citrix Systems shares can be evaluated.
Citrix Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Citrix Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Citrix Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Citrix Systems shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). Citrix Systems's SIR currently stands at 1.98. In other words for every 100,000 Citrix Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1980 shares are currently held short.
However Citrix Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Citrix Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Citrix Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Citrix Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Citrix Systems shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0223% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Citrix Systems shares, roughly 22 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Citrix Systems.
Find out more about how you can short Citrix Systems stock.
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
|Total ESG score||20.61|
|Total ESG percentile||16.98|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
Citrix Systems share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 24.87% of net profits
Recently Citrix Systems has paid out, on average, around 24.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.23% 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 1.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Citrix Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $1.42 per share.
While Citrix Systems's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Citrix Systems is investing more in its future growth.
Citrix Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 24 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 June 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$110.3034 up to US$171.6422. 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 0.1043. 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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