Ceragon Networks Ltd. (CRNT) and Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) Comparing side by side

Both Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRNT) and Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) are Communication Equipment companies, competing one another. We will compare their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ceragon Networks Ltd. 343.87M 0.87 23.05M 0.28 13.50
Cisco Systems Inc. 50.82B 4.93 12.87B 2.59 19.75

Demonstrates Ceragon Networks Ltd. and Cisco Systems Inc. earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation. Cisco Systems Inc. seems to has higher revenue and earnings compared to Ceragon Networks Ltd. The company that is more affordable between the two has a lower price-to-earnings ratio. Ceragon Networks Ltd. is thus presently the affordable of the two stocks because it has a lower price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 shows us Ceragon Networks Ltd. and Cisco Systems Inc.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ceragon Networks Ltd. 6.70% 15.9% 8.9%
Cisco Systems Inc. 25.32% 29.5% 11.9%

Volatility and Risk

Ceragon Networks Ltd.’s 1.05 beta indicates that its volatility is 5.00% more volatile than that of Standard and Poor’s 500. In other hand, Cisco Systems Inc. has beta of 1.21 which is 21.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Ceragon Networks Ltd. are 2 and 1.6 respectively. Its competitor Cisco Systems Inc.’s Current Ratio is 1.8 and its Quick Ratio is 1.7. Ceragon Networks Ltd. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Cisco Systems Inc.


Cisco Systems Inc. offers an annual dividend of $1.32 per share, bundled with 2.33% dividend yield. Ceragon Networks Ltd. does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

The Ratings and Recommendations for Ceragon Networks Ltd. and Cisco Systems Inc. are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ceragon Networks Ltd. 0 1 1 2.50
Cisco Systems Inc. 0 3 10 2.77

Ceragon Networks Ltd. has a consensus target price of $5, and a 34.05% upside potential. Meanwhile, Cisco Systems Inc.’s consensus target price is $53.56, while its potential downside is -5.95%. Based on the analysts view we can conclude, Ceragon Networks Ltd. is looking more favorable than Cisco Systems Inc.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Ceragon Networks Ltd. and Cisco Systems Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 29.7% and 77.6%. 21.7% are Ceragon Networks Ltd.’s share owned by insiders. On the other hand, insiders owned about 0.1% of Cisco Systems Inc.’s shares.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Ceragon Networks Ltd. -4.02% -13.77% -11.16% 15.76% 35.94% 1.06%
Cisco Systems Inc. 0.73% 8.18% 8.18% 7.75% 16.8% 18.07%

For the past year Ceragon Networks Ltd.’s stock price has smaller growth than Cisco Systems Inc.


Cisco Systems Inc. beats Ceragon Networks Ltd. on 15 of the 16 factors.

Ceragon Networks Ltd. provides wireless backhaul solutions that enable cellular operators and other wireless service providers to deliver voice, data, and multimedia services worldwide. Its wireless backhaul solutions use microwave technology to transfer telecommunication traffic between base stations, small sells, and the core of the service providerÂ’s network. The company also provides wireless fronthaul solutions that use microwave technology for communication between LTE/LTE-advanced base band digital unit stations and remote radio heads. In addition, it offers IP-20 Platform solutions for various short-haul and long-haul applications, including FibeAir IP-20G and IP-20GX, FibeAir IP-20N/IP-20A, FibeAir IP-20C, FibeAir IP-20S, FibeAir IP-20E, FibeAir IP-20C HP, FibeAir IP-20LH, Evolution IP-20 LH, and PointLink. Further, the company provides network management system for managing large scale wireless back haul networks; and network and radio planning, site survey, solutions development, network rollout, maintenance, training, and other services. Ceragon Networks Ltd. provides its services to smart-phone applications, such as Internet browsing, social networking, image sharing, music, and video applications; oil and gas companies; public safety network operators; business and public institutions; broadcasters; energy utilities; and private communications networks. The company sells its products through direct sales, original equipment manufacturers, resellers, distributors, and system integrators. The company was formerly known as Giganet Ltd. and changed its name to Ceragon Networks Ltd. in September 2000. Ceragon Networks Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. The company offers switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points, and servers; and next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. It also provides collaboration products comprising unified communications products, conferencing products, collaboration endpoints, and business messaging products; data center products, such as blade and rack servers, series, fabric interconnects, and management software solutions; wireless products consisting of wireless access points, WLAN controllers, cloud and appliances based services, and integrated software services. In addition, the company offers security products, including network and data center security, advanced threat protection, Web and email security, access and policy, unified threat management, and advisory, integration, and managed services; and other products, such as emerging technologies and other networking products. Further, the company offers a distributed file system for hyperconvergence that enables server-based storage systems; service provider video software and solutions; and technical support services and advanced services. It serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and service providers. The company sells its products directly, as well as through channel partners, such as systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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