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How to buy Citrix Systems stock

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Citrix Systems, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Citrix Systems shares (CTXS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Citrix Systems employs 9,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Citrix Systems share price

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Citrix Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-05-07.
52-week range$110.65 - $172.18
50-day moving average $136.29
200-day moving average $130.89
Wall St. target price$150.92
PE ratio 37.3713
Dividend yield $1.42 (1.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.28

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Is it a good time to buy Citrix Systems stock?

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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 37x. In other words, Citrix Systems shares trade at around 37x 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 2.5102. 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 $627.4 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 $3.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.16%
Gross profit TTM $2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.82%
Return on equity TTM 106.22%
Profit margin 13.11%
Book value $1.98
Market capitalisation $15.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Citrix Systems shares

There are currently 3.4 million Citrix Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Citrix Systems's "short interest". This figure is 2.7% up from 3.3 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 1.1 million). Citrix Systems's SIR currently stands at 3.15. In other words for every 100,000 Citrix Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3150 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 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Citrix Systems shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0355% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Citrix Systems shares, roughly 36 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

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


Dividend payout ratio: 24.53% of net profits

Recently Citrix Systems has paid out, on average, around 24.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.22% 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 1.22% 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 $110.6501 up to $172.1817. 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 0.0995. 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.

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