Juniper Networks, Inc. [NYSE:JNPR]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders oftentimes stay updated on what leading stock market analysts say about a potential stock purchase. When it comes to Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR], the most recently available average analyst rating is from the quarter that ends in December. On average, stock market experts give JNPR an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 23.61 to 30.80. This is compared to its latest closing price of $27.60.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] is sitting at 3.00. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 3.00.

For the quarter ending in Dec-18 Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] generated $1.18 billion in sales. That’s 3.59% lower than the average estimate of $1.22 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Thu 25 Apr (In 9 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] sitting at +12.56 and its Gross Margin at +59.64, this company’s Net Margin is now 12.20%. These measurements indicate that Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 8.47, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 8.80%. Its Return on Equity is 11.93, and its Return on Assets is 5.91. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates JNPR financial performance.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 44.35. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 30.72, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 22.84. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 37.09, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 25.70. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 10.03 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.69. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.71, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.26. Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.93, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 11.08 and P/E Ratio of 17.13. These metrics all suggest that Juniper Networks, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] earns $500,646 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 5.79 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.48. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 2.44 and its Current Ratio is 2.49. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] has 347.32M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $9.59B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 23.61 to 30.80. At its current price, it has moved by -10.28% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 17.05% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.84, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 60.60. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.