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How to buy Cisco (CSCO) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Cisco shares.

Cisco
NASDAQ: CSCO-USD
About 20 hours ago

$47.29

+$0.57 (+1.22%)

Cisco Systems Inc is a communication equipment business with stocks listed in the US. Cisco shares (CSCO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$47.29 – an increase of 3.52% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Cisco

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. 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, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Cisco. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CSCO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Cisco reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$46.72, 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 Cisco, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cisco. 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.

Cisco stock price (NASDAQ:CSCO)

Use our graph to track the performance of CSCO stocks over time.

Have Cisco's shares ever split?

Cisco's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 March 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cisco shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cisco shares which in turn could have impacted Cisco's share price.

Cisco shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-06-21.
52-week rangeUS$44.95 - US$56.8572
50-day moving average US$47.2884
200-day moving average US$50.1048
Target priceUS$51
PE ratio 15.7838
Dividend yield US$1.57 (3.42%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.96

Cisco share growth calculator

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Cisco price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $47.29

1 week (2024-06-14) 3.52%
1 month (2024-05-22) -0.30%
3 months (2024-03-22) -5.00%
6 months (2023-12-22) -5.59%
1 year (2023-06-22) -7.49%
2 years (2022-06-21) 7.14%
3 years (2021-06-22) -11.21%
5 years (2019-06-21) -17.08%

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Is it a good time to buy Cisco stock?

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Is Cisco under- or over-valued?

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

Cisco's P/E ratio

Cisco's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Cisco shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

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

Cisco's PEG ratio

Cisco's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.4315. 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 Cisco's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cisco's EBITDA

Cisco's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$16.7 billion (£13.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cisco's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Cisco share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cisco's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$44.95 up to US$56.8572. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CSCO.US volatility(beta: 0.85)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cisco's is 0.845. This would suggest that Cisco's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Cisco financials

Revenue TTM US$55.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.9%
Gross profit TTM US$35.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.4%
Return on equity TTM 27.52%
Profit margin 21.88%
Book value 11.354
Market capitalisation US$188.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Cisco share dividends

40%

Dividend payout ratio: 39.5% of net profits

Recently Cisco has paid out, on average, around 39.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cisco shareholders could enjoy a 3.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cisco's case, that would currently equate to about $1.57 per share.

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

Cisco's most recent dividend payout was on 23 July 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 July 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Cisco'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 Cisco.

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

Cisco's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 12.85

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cisco's overall score of 12.85 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cisco 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.).

Cisco's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.54/100

Cisco's environmental score of 1.54 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cisco is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cisco's social score

Social score: 6.94/100

Cisco's social score of 6.94 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cisco is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Cisco's governance score

Governance score: 5.37/100

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

Cisco's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 12.85
Total ESG percentile 3.94
Environmental score 1.54
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 6.94
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 5.37
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Cisco overview

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, Japan, and China. The company also offers switching portfolio encompasses campus switching as well as data center switching; enterprise routing portfolio interconnects public and private wireline and mobile networks, delivering highly secure, and reliable connectivity to campus, data center and branch networks; wireless products include wireless access points and controllers; and compute portfolio including the cisco unified computing system, hyperflex, and software management capabilities, which combine computing, networking, and storage infrastructure management and virtualization. In addition, it provides Internet for the future product consists of routed optical networking, 5G, silicon, and optics solutions; collaboration products, such as meetings, collaboration devices, calling, contact center, and communication platform as a service; end-to-end security product consists of network security, cloud security, security endpoints, unified threat management, and zero trust; and optimized application experiences products including full stack observability and network assurance. Further, the company offers a range of service and support options for its customers, including technical support and advanced services and advisory services. It serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and service providers. The company sells its products and services directly, as well as through systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. Cisco Systems, Inc. has strategic alliances with other companies. Cisco Systems, Inc. was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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