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NetScout Systems, Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. NetScout Systems shares (NTCT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NetScout Systems employs 2,502 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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NetScout Systems share price

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NetScout Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$19.76 - $31.91
50-day moving average $28.59
200-day moving average $26.81
Wall St. target price$29.75
PE ratio 136.5517
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.20

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Is NetScout Systems under- or over-valued?

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

NetScout Systems's P/E ratio

NetScout 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 137x. In other words, NetScout Systems shares trade at around 137x 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.

NetScout Systems's PEG ratio

NetScout Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.57. 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 NetScout 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.

NetScout Systems's EBITDA

NetScout Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $143.7 million.

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

NetScout Systems financials

Revenue TTM $847.2 million
Operating margin TTM 4.24%
Gross profit TTM $649.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.72%
Return on equity TTM 0.77%
Profit margin 1.8%
Book value $26.94
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NetScout Systems shares

There are currently 3.3 million NetScout Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as NetScout Systems's "short interest". This figure is 7.3% down from 3.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting NetScout Systems shares can be evaluated.

NetScout Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NetScout Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NetScout Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NetScout Systems shares traded daily (recently around 462872.17514124). NetScout Systems's SIR currently stands at 7.08. In other words for every 100,000 NetScout Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7080 shares are currently held short.

However NetScout Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NetScout Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable NetScout Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NetScout Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NetScout Systems shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0537% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NetScout Systems shares, roughly 54 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against NetScout Systems.

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NetScout Systems share dividends

We're not expecting NetScout Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

NetScout Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NetScout Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.76 up to $31.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NTCT.US volatility(beta: 0.86)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while NetScout Systems's is 0.8632. This would suggest that NetScout Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

NetScout Systems overview

NetScout Systems, Inc. provides service assurance, security, and business analytics for digital business services against disruptions in availability, performance, and security. The company offers nGeniusONE management software that enables customers to predict, preempt, and resolve network and service delivery problems, as well as facilitate the optimization and capacity planning of their network infrastructures; and specialized platforms and analytic modules that enable its customers to analyze and troubleshoot traffic in radio access and Wi-Fi networks. It also provides nGeniusPULSE, an active testing tool that enables enterprises to identify infrastructure performance issues and determine application availability, reliability, and performance; and nGenius Business Analytics solution, which enables service providers to analyze their network traffic. In addition, the company offers ISNG, an advanced passive network probe; packet flow systems that deliver targeted network traffic access to various monitoring and security tools and systems; and a suite of test access points that enable non-disruptive access to network traffic. Further, it provides security solutions that enable service providers and enterprises to protect their networks against distributed denial of service attacks under the Arbor brand; and threat detection solutions to identify and investigate potential advanced network threats. The company serves enterprise customers in industries, including financial services, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, education, transportation, and retail; mobile operators, wireline operators, cable operators, Internet service providers, and cloud providers; and governmental agencies through a direct sales force, and indirect reseller and distribution channels.

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