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How to buy NetScout Systems stock

Learn how to easily invest in NetScout Systems stock.

NetScout Systems 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 2,308 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $890.3 million.

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NetScout Systems stock price (NASDAQ: NTCT)

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NetScout Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-26.
Latest market close$31.65
52-week range$28.69 - $38.02
50-day moving average $34.04
200-day moving average $33.48
Wall St. target price$35.08
PE ratio 47.2388
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.67

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NetScout Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.65 from 2023-01-25

1 week (2023-01-20) 1.05%
1 month (2022-12-27) -2.76%
3 months (2022-10-25) -11.05%
6 months (2022-07-25) -5.30%
1 year (2022-01-27) 0.80%
2 years (2021-01-27) 4.59%
3 years (2020-01-27) 26.90%
5 years (2018-01-26) 18.76%

Is NetScout Systems stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 47x. In other words, NetScout Systems shares trade at around 47x 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 $152.6 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 $890.3 million
Operating margin TTM 6.99%
Gross profit TTM $641.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.33%
Return on equity TTM 2.52%
Profit margin 5.57%
Book value $26.82
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 $28.69 up to $38.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NTCT.US volatility(beta: 0.71)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 0.7115. 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 and cybersecurity solutions for protect digital business services against disruptions in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. 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 cybersecurity solutions to protect their networks against distributed denial of service attacks under the Arbor brand, such as Arbor Sightline, Arbor Threat Mitigation System, Arbor Insight, Arbor Edge Defense, and Arbor Cloud. Additionally, it offers advanced threat detection solutions, such as Omnis Cyber Investigator.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of NetScout Systems is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.045% of NetScout Systems shares are held by insiders and 98.919% by institutions.
How many people work for NetScout Systems?
Latest data suggests 2,308 work at NetScout Systems.
When does the fiscal year end for NetScout Systems?
NetScout Systems's fiscal year ends in March.
Where is NetScout Systems based?
NetScout Systems's address is: 310 Littleton Road, Westford, MA, United States, 01886-4105
What is NetScout Systems's ISIN number?
NetScout Systems's international securities identification number is: US64115T1043
What is NetScout Systems's CUSIP number?
NetScout Systems's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 64115T104

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