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Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Cisco Systems Inc., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Cisco Systems Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Cisco Systems Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 not reaching Q2 2020 level.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Cisco Systems Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Cisco Systems Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Cisco Systems Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

Cisco Systems Inc., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross margin
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
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Apple Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross marginQ4 2020 + Gross marginQ3 2020 + Gross marginQ2 2020 + Gross marginQ1 2020) ÷ (RevenueQ4 2020 + RevenueQ3 2020 + RevenueQ2 2020 + RevenueQ1 2020)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Cisco Systems Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

Cisco Systems Inc., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ4 2020 + Operating incomeQ3 2020 + Operating incomeQ2 2020 + Operating incomeQ1 2020) ÷ (RevenueQ4 2020 + RevenueQ3 2020 + RevenueQ2 2020 + RevenueQ1 2020)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Cisco Systems Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 not reaching Q2 2020 level.

Net Profit Margin

Cisco Systems Inc., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss)
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q4 2020 + Net income (loss)Q3 2020 + Net income (loss)Q2 2020 + Net income (loss)Q1 2020) ÷ (RevenueQ4 2020 + RevenueQ3 2020 + RevenueQ2 2020 + RevenueQ1 2020)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Cisco Systems Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Cisco Systems Inc., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss)
Total Cisco shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q4 2020 + Net income (loss)Q3 2020 + Net income (loss)Q2 2020 + Net income (loss)Q1 2020) ÷ Total Cisco shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Cisco Systems Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Cisco Systems Inc., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss)
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q4 2020 + Net income (loss)Q3 2020 + Net income (loss)Q2 2020 + Net income (loss)Q1 2020) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Cisco Systems Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.