NetScout Systems Company Profile (NASDAQ:NTCT)

About NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)

NetScout Systems logoNetScout Systems, Inc. (NetScout) provides operational intelligence and performance analytics for service assurance and cyber security solutions. The Company's solutions are used in various service provider, enterprise and government networks. Its nGenius and Infinistream technologies, along with certain product lines from the acquired businesses, enable information technology (IT) organizations to manage service delivery quality, and identify and address business service performance issues and security threats. The Company's manufacturing operations consist of final product assembly, configuration and testing. The Company's nGeniusONE Service Assurance Solution is used to support NetScout's enterprise, service provider and government customers. The Company's Intelligent Data Sources, marketed under the Infinistream brand, provide collection and analysis of high-volume packet-flow data from across the network that is displayed through the nGeniusONE Service Assurance Solution.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Business Software & Services
  • Sub-Industry: Application Software
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:NTCT
  • CUSIP: 64115T10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $3.38 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 91,882,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $36.07
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $34.66
  • 52 Week Range: $20.99 - $38.47
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 101.25
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.21
  • P/E Growth: 1.18
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.16 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.91
  • Book Value: $26.51 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.39
  • EBIDTA: $244.41 million
  • Net Margins: 0.65%
  • Return on Equity: 5.54%
  • Return on Assets: 3.78%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.13%
  • Current Ratio: 1.65%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.53%
  • Average Volume: 687,205 shs.
  • Beta: 1.43
  • Short Ratio: 15.4

Frequently Asked Questions for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)

What is NetScout Systems' stock symbol?

NetScout Systems trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NTCT."

How were NetScout Systems' earnings last quarter?

NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) announced its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.10. The company earned $318.92 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $327.10 million. NetScout Systems had a return on equity of 5.54% and a net margin of 0.65%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. View NetScout Systems' Earnings History.

Where is NetScout Systems' stock going? Where will NetScout Systems' stock price be in 2017?

3 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for NetScout Systems' stock. Their predictions range from $31.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate NetScout Systems' share price to reach $34.67 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for NetScout Systems.

Who are some of NetScout Systems' key competitors?

Who owns NetScout Systems stock?

NetScout Systems' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.03%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (9.34%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.76%), Brown Capital Management LLC (7.74%), Atlantic Trust Group LLC (5.27%) and Fisher Asset Management LLC (3.45%). Company insiders that own NetScout Systems stock include John Downing, Michael Szabados, Victor Demarines and Vincent J Mullarkey. View Institutional Ownership Trends for NetScout Systems.

Who sold NetScout Systems stock? Who is selling NetScout Systems stock?

NetScout Systems' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nomura Holdings Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, American Century Companies Inc., Teachers Advisors LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Fisher Asset Management LLC, Royce & Associates LP and FMR LLC. Company insiders that have sold NetScout Systems stock in the last year include John Downing, Michael Szabados and Victor Demarines. View Insider Buying and Selling for NetScout Systems.

Who bought NetScout Systems stock? Who is buying NetScout Systems stock?

NetScout Systems' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, ValueAct Holdings L.P., Credit Suisse AG, P2 Capital Partners LLC, Turtle Creek Asset Management Inc., South Texas Money Management Ltd. and Vanguard Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for NetScout Systems.

How do I buy NetScout Systems stock?

Shares of NetScout Systems can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of NetScout Systems stock cost?

One share of NetScout Systems stock can currently be purchased for approximately $36.80.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $34.67 (5.80% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/10/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$42.00LowView Rating Details
1/31/2017Craig HallumDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
1/19/2017Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$31.00N/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017Pacific CrestDowngradeOverweight -> Sector WeightN/AView Rating Details
1/29/2016WunderlichLower Price TargetHold$27.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
1/29/2016StephensLower Price Target$40.00 -> $25.00N/AView Rating Details
1/29/2016Needham & Company LLCDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
7/31/2015Sterne Agee CRTUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$48.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
Earnings by Quarter for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
Earnings History by Quarter for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/20173/31/2017$0.55$0.65$327.10 million$318.92 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2017Q317$0.56$0.60$309.20 million$311.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q217$0.31$0.39$279.72 million$272.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q117$0.25$0.28$273.47 million$269.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q416$0.42$0.44$302.65 million$285.88 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q316$0.40$0.58$313.06 million$333.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q216$0.29$0.47$270.86 million$261.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q116$0.32$0.33$103.87 million$100.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q415$0.49$0.60$124.50 million$119.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2015Q315$0.46$0.52$121.75 million$122.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/16/2014Q215$0.28$0.40$102.24 million$103.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q115$0.21$0.31$96.80 million$107.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q414$0.45$0.48$109.35 million$112.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/23/2014Q314$0.42$0.50$102.87 million$110.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/17/2013Q214$0.30$0.34$88.87 million$92.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/18/2013Q1 2014$0.17$0.21$80.10 million$81.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q4 2013$0.41$0.43$98.36 million$98.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/17/2013Q3 2013$0.35$0.36$90.56 million$92.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$0.26$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$0.18$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.38$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/19/2012$0.33$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2011$0.22$0.24ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011$0.12$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.29$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/20/2011$0.29$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.07
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.91
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q2 20171$0.34$0.34$0.34
Q4 20173$0.52$0.54$0.53
Q1 20182$0.29$0.36$0.33
Q2 20182$0.39$0.44$0.42
Q3 20182$0.52$0.60$0.56
Q4 20182$0.60$0.61$0.61
Q3 20191$0.59$0.59$0.59
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.30%
Insider Trades by Quarter for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/23/2017Victor DemarinesDirectorSell5,400$35.88$193,752.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017John DowningInsiderSell1,000$34.60$34,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Michael SzabadosCOOSell5,000$34.73$173,650.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017John DowningInsiderSell1,000$32.99$32,990.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017Michael SzabadosCOOSell5,000$32.99$164,950.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016John DowningInsiderSell1,000$27.50$27,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Michael SzabadosCOOSell5,000$27.45$137,250.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016John DowningEVPSell1,000$27.48$27,480.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Michael SzabadosCOOSell5,000$27.64$138,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Michael SzabadosCOOSell5,000$23.08$115,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2016Michael SzabadosCOOSell5,000$21.04$105,200.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2016Vincent J MullarkeyDirectorSell16,000$22.15$354,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Vincent J MullarkeyDirectorSell1,260$32.01$40,332.60View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Michael SzabadosCOOSell5,000$35.17$175,850.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Vincent J MullarkeyDirectorSell11,000$36.13$397,430.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015Victor DemarinesDirectorSell11,000$35.57$391,270.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015Michael SzabadosCOOSell5,000$40.89$204,450.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2014Joseph G Hadzima JrDirectorSell3,486$36.36$126,750.96View SEC Filing  
8/15/2014Jean A BuaInsiderSell1,667$44.93$74,898.31View SEC Filing  
7/22/2014Jean A BuaCFOSell1,667$43.43$72,397.81View SEC Filing  
7/22/2014Michael SzabadosCOOSell4,000$43.43$173,720.00View SEC Filing  
7/22/2014Vincent J MullarkeyDirectorSell10,000$43.59$435,900.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Jean BuaInsiderSell1,666$39.07$65,090.62View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014Jean BuaInsiderSell1,666$38.66$64,407.56View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014Michael SzabadosCOOSell4,000$38.60$154,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2014Michael SzabadosCOOSell1,000$35.54$35,540.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2014Michael SzabadosCOOSell2,000$34.50$69,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2014Joseph Hadzima, Jr.DirectorSell3,448$34.87$120,231.76View SEC Filing  
1/28/2014Michael SzabadosCOOSell2,000$34.22$68,440.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2013Michael SzabadosCOOSell2,000$28.34$56,680.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Michael SzabadosCOOSell2,000$28.99$57,980.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Joseph G Hadzima JrDirectorSell1,500$28.57$42,855.00View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013Joseph G Hadzima JrDirectorSell1,500$29.44$44,160.00View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013Michael SzabadosCOOSell2,000$29.93$59,860.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2013Joseph G Hadzima JrDirectorSell1,500$25.00$37,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Joseph Hadzima, Jr.DirectorSell1,500$25.03$37,545.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Michael SzabadosCOOSell2,000$26.76$53,520.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Joseph G Hadzima JrDirectorSell1,500$26.72$40,080.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Michael SzabadosCOOSell2,000$26.56$53,120.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013Joseph G Hadzima JrDirectorSell1,500$26.43$39,645.00View SEC Filing  
7/23/2013Joseph G Hadzima JrDirectorSell1,500$27.00$40,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/23/2013Michael SzabadosCOOSell2,000$26.82$53,640.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Michael SzabadosCOOSell2,000$22.77$45,540.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2013Michael SzabadosCOOSell2,000$22.78$45,560.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2012Michael SzabadosCOOSell2,000$24.15$48,300.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
Latest Headlines for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT)
DateHeadline logoVictor Demarines Sells 5,400 Shares of NetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Stock - May 25 at 8:05 PM logoNetScout Systems Inc (NTCT) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on March 31, 2017 - May 25 at 5:02 AM logoArbor Networks and Westcon-Comstor Expand Distribution Agreement to North America - May 22 at 9:52 AM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - May 14 at 9:32 PM logoInsider Selling: NetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) COO Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock - May 11 at 10:29 PM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Insider Sells $34,600.00 in Stock - May 11 at 8:48 PM logoNetScout Systems Reaches Analyst Target Price - May 11 at 7:22 PM logo Analysts Expect NetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $238.11 Million - May 11 at 1:02 PM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Given Buy Rating at B. Riley - May 10 at 7:03 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect NetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Will Post Earnings of $0.29 Per Share - May 9 at 9:44 AM logoEdited Transcript of NTCT earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 12:30pm GMT - May 8 at 12:17 PM logoNETSCOUT Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences - May 5 at 9:11 AM logoB. Riley Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for NetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) - May 5 at 7:54 AM logoNetScout Systems Enters Oversold Territory (NTCT) - May 4 at 6:59 PM logoNetScout Systems (NTCT) Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 4 at 6:59 PM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - May 4 at 5:32 PM logoForm 8-K NETSCOUT SYSTEMS INC For: May 04 - May 4 at 11:18 AM logoInvestor Network: NetScout Systems, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 4 at 11:18 AM logoNETSCOUT Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 - May 4 at 11:18 AM logoNetScout tops Street 4Q forecasts - May 4 at 11:18 AM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect NetScout Systems (NTCT) Stock Price - May 4 at 1:15 AM logoNETSCOUT Announces Agreement With Vodafone to Serve as Network Performance Monitoring Provider across Europe - May 3 at 9:10 AM logoNetScout Systems (NTCT) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of -0.25 - April 30 at 7:48 AM logoNetScout Systems (NTCT) Given News Impact Score of 0.62 - April 27 at 7:57 AM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NTCT-US : April 26, 2017 - April 26 at 6:20 PM logoFavorable Media Coverage Likely to Affect NetScout Systems (NTCT) Stock Price - April 22 at 12:59 AM logoNETSCOUT Supports Budget Buddies Financial Coaching Program for Low-Income Women - April 20 at 6:58 PM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $327.82 Million - April 20 at 2:47 PM logoNetScout Systems (NTCT) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds - April 18 at 7:59 PM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.55 Per Share - April 18 at 8:13 AM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:NTCT) : April 17, 2017 - April 17 at 6:05 PM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Rating Lowered to Sector Weight at Pacific Crest - April 15 at 4:10 PM logoNetScout Systems (NTCT) Earning Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Study Finds - April 15 at 12:57 PM logoNETSCOUT to Report Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2017 Financial Results on May 4 - April 14 at 6:36 PM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NTCT-US : April 13, 2017 - April 13 at 6:40 PM logoArbor Networks Recognized as 2017 Market and Technology Leader in the Global DDoS Mitigation Market - April 11 at 10:53 AM logoArbor Networks to Host Webinar with 451 Research to Unveil Provocative New Research on Confronting Cybercrime Innovation - April 7 at 11:34 AM logoNetScout Challenges Baseless Patent Claims From Packet Intelligence - April 7 at 11:34 AM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Upgraded to "Buy" by Zacks Investment Research - April 5 at 1:46 PM logoArbor Networks and IHS Markit Webinar on Weaponization of IoT: Preparing for IoT Botnet DDoS Attacks - March 29 at 9:24 AM logoNETSCOUT CTO Paul Barrett Co-Chairs Open Networking User Group Monitoring & Analytics 2.0 Committee - March 28 at 10:03 AM logoNETSCOUT Honored for Delivering ‘World-Class’ Customer Service - March 21 at 11:27 AM logoArbor Cloud DDoS Managed Service Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY Network Security Excellence Award - March 14 at 10:38 AM logoNetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts - March 8 at 3:48 PM logoArbor Networks’ Jeremy Nicholls Recognized as 2017 CRN Channel Chief - February 28 at 10:30 AM logoNETSCOUT is Revolutionizing Networks at Mobile World Congress 2017 - February 27 at 5:49 PM logoNETSCOUT Announces Participation at Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference - February 24 at 9:02 AM logoJeff Ubben Nabs NetScout in 4th Quarter - February 17 at 4:34 PM logoNETSCOUT and Arbor Networks to Demonstrate Service Assurance and Cybersecurity Visibility for Electronic Medical Records, Health Level-7 and Imaging Services Performance Issues ... - February 16 at 6:28 PM logoNETSCOUT and Arbor Networks to Demonstrate Service Assurance and Cybersecurity Visibility for Electronic Medical Records, Health Level-7 and Imaging Services Performance Issues in Healthcare Environments at HIMSS 2017 - February 16 at 6:28 PM



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