Key Performance Metrics

  • The review of Net Profit Margin witnessed a mixed trend. Net Profit Margin improved from  22.39% in 2019 to 22.13% in 2023.
  • The average EBIT Margin for the period under analysis was 26.84%, with 2021 and 2020 performing the worst and best, respectively.
  • In the current year, Cisco was able to cover its interest liabilities 35.20 times in the current year- compared to 2019 when it was 16.55 times.
    • The Capital turnover stood at 0.82 times in 2023 from 0.70 in 2019, implying a low performance on Assets of the business in relation to revenue.


  • The revenue of Cisco has been increasing year on year. The revenue decreased by 5% between 2019 and 2020 but increase by 1% between 2020 and There also occurred an increase of 10.6% between 2022 and 2023 (the current period).
  • Cisco’s performance in profitability looks good as the return on capital employed also recorded good performance during the period of analysis.


  • The company’s result in liquidity looks good, although current ratio/acid test decreased from 1.51:1/1.46:1 to 1.38:1/1.27:1 on the last year. Which implies that the company [does not have]/has enough assets to settle its current liabilities.

Capital Structure

  • Cisco is both equity and debt financed.
  • The debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio has been falling year on year. The gearing position of the company appears to be high as it stood at 130% in the current year.


Source: Cisco Annual Report

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