Brocade Communications Systems Company Profile (NASDAQ:BRCD)

About Brocade Communications Systems

Brocade Communications Systems logoBrocade Communications Systems, Inc. is a supplier of networking hardware, software and services, including storage area networking (SAN) solutions, and Internet protocol (IP) networking solutions for businesses and organizations of various types and sizes. The Company has three operating segments: SAN Products, IP Networking Products and Global Services. The SAN Products segment includes infrastructure products and solutions that help customers develop and deploy storage and server consolidation, disaster recovery and data security. The IP Networking Products segment includes Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switches, and routers that are designed to connect users over private and public networks, including local area, metro, and within and across global data centers. The Global Services segment includes break/fix maintenance, installation, consulting, network management and software maintenance, and post-contract customer support revenue.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Data Storage Devices
  • Sub-Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: BRCD
  • CUSIP: 11162130
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $9.25
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $9.51
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $9.32
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.82
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.01
  • P/E Growth: -6.47
  • Market Cap: $3.71B
  • Outstanding Shares: 400,678,000
  • Beta: 0.79
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 16 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.10)
Consensus Price Target: $10.19 (10.14% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/28/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/28/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Set Price TargetHold$9.00View Rating Details
8/29/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingUnderperform$8.00View Rating Details
8/26/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$10.00View Rating Details
8/26/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$8.00 -> $9.00View Rating Details
8/26/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$10.00 -> $11.00View Rating Details
8/26/2016WunderlichReiterated RatingHold$9.00 -> $11.00View Rating Details
8/23/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual Weight$10.00 -> $9.00View Rating Details
8/22/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$10.00 -> $11.00View Rating Details
5/31/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$9.00 -> $10.00View Rating Details
5/22/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/22/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/22/2016William BlairReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/18/2016Bank of America Corp.Initiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$10.00 -> $10.00View Rating Details
4/7/2016ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$15.00View Rating Details
4/4/2016BTIG ResearchDowngradeHoldView Rating Details
4/4/2016Craig HallumReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/18/2016Buckingham ResearchLower Price TargetNeutral$10.00 -> $9.00View Rating Details
2/18/2016SunTrust Banks Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$11.00 -> $10.00View Rating Details
11/24/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$14.00 -> $9.00View Rating Details
8/21/2015Summit ResearchUpgradeHold -> Buy$11.00 -> $14.00View Rating Details
4/13/2015WedbushInitiated CoverageNeutral$14.00View Rating Details
11/28/2014S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/30/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/25/2016Q316$0.16$0.21$573.14 million$590.72 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/19/2016Q2$0.22$0.22$523.37 million$523.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/17/2016Q116$0.24$0.29$562.60 million$574.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/23/2015Q415$0.24$0.26$575.56 million$588.83 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/20/2015Q315$0.22$0.27$550.85 million$552.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/21/2015Q215$0.20$0.22$551.33 million$547.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2015Q115$0.24$0.27$569.75 million$576.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/24/2014Q414$0.23$0.24$562.20 million$564.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/21/2014Q314$0.19$0.23$534.71 million$545.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/22/2014Q214$0.19$0.19$531.50 million$537.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q114$0.20$0.24$550.69 million$565.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/18/2013Q4$0.18$0.24$555.08 million$559.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/13/2013Q3 2013$0.12$0.19$518.84 million$536.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/16/2013Q2 2013$0.15$0.17$544.24 million$538.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q1 2013$0.16$0.21$575.62 million$589.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/19/2012Q412$0.14$0.17$565.95 million$578.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/16/2012$0.12$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/17/2012$0.12$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2012$0.13$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/21/2011$0.10$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/18/2011$0.08$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/19/2011$0.10$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011$0.10$0.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.72 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.84 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q3 20171$0.25$0.25$0.25
Q4 20171$0.27$0.27$0.27
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD)
Annual Dividend:$0.22
Dividend Yield:2.38%
Payout Ratio:39.29% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
30.56% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
26.19% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/22/2016Gale E EnglandCOOSell10,000$10.19$101,900.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Ellen OdonnellSVPSell8,129$8.87$72,104.23View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Gale E EnglandCOOSell10,000$9.00$90,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/29/2016Daniel W FairfaxCFOSell12,000$10.23$122,760.00View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016Gale E EnglandCOOSell10,000$9.68$96,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Ellen OdonnellSVPSell5,409$8.60$46,517.40View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015Gale E EnglandCOOSell10,000$12.48$124,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2015John W GerdelmanDirectorSell80,000$12.40$992,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2015Ellen OdonnellSVPSell15,627$12.15$189,868.05View SEC Filing  
6/11/2015L William KrauseDirectorSell20,000$12.37$247,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2015Judy BrunerDirectorSell5,000$12.30$61,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/24/2015Daniel W FairfaxCFOSell25,000$12.01$300,250.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Sanjay VaswaniDirectorSell20,000$11.75$235,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/26/2015Daniel W FairfaxCFOSell25,000$11.40$285,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2015Daniel W FairfaxCFOSell25,000$12.39$309,750.00View SEC Filing  
1/26/2015Daniel W FairfaxCFOSell25,000$11.53$288,250.00View SEC Filing  
12/30/2014Daniel W FairfaxCFOSell75,000$12.00$900,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014Daniel W FairfaxCFOSell25,000$11.60$290,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2014Lloyd CarneyCEOSell42,578$11.00$468,358.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2014Lloyd CarneyCEOSell5,978$10.89$65,100.42View SEC Filing  
9/18/2014Ken ChengVPSell29,000$10.50$304,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2014Lloyd CarneyCEOSell6,446$10.27$66,200.42View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014Ken ChengVPSell11,000$10.49$115,390.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Lloyd CarneyCEOSell6,445$9.25$59,616.25View SEC Filing  
6/30/2014Lloyd CarneyCEOSell23,711$9.25$219,326.75View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Ken ChengVPSell12,844$9.15$117,522.60View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Ken ChengVPSell50,000$9.19$459,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2014Ken ChengVPSell60,000$9.20$552,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/27/2014Ken ChengVPSell15,000$10.35$155,250.00View SEC Filing  
3/24/2014Ken ChengVPSell15,000$10.35$155,250.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014Ken ChengVPSell15,000$10.04$150,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Daniel FairfaxCFOSell25,000$9.76$244,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Ken ChengVPSell15,000$9.89$148,350.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2014Ken ChengVPSell15,000$10.13$151,950.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Ken ChengVPSell5,000$10.15$50,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Sanjay VaswaniDirectorSell80,000$10.14$811,200.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014Tyler WallVPSell50,000$10.00$500,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/31/2013Daniel FairfaxCFOSell25,000$8.75$218,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013Judy BrunerDirectorSell50,000$8.31$415,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Daniel FairfaxCFOSell25,000$8.75$218,750.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Tyler WallVPSell28,809$8.14$234,505.26View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013Daniel W FairfaxCFOSell25,000$8.00$200,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Tyler WallVPSell22,739$7.86$178,728.54View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Renato DipentimaDirectorSell57,500$7.74$445,050.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2013Tyler WallVPSell97,175$7.88$765,739.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013Daniel W FairfaxCFOSell12,000$5.75$69,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Daniel W FairfaxCFOSell12,000$5.75$69,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2012Alan L EarhartDirectorSell10,000$6.04$60,400.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD)
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Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD) Chart for Tuesday, August, 30, 2016

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