As dividends payout is a type of cash flow to the shareholders, they mark an important reflection of a firm’s value. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD) has planned to pay dividend of $0.055 per share. As per press release, record date is 2016-09-09, the payment date is 2016-10-03, and the ex-dividend date is 2016-09-07. This dividend update was given on 2016-08-26.
In last year Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD) paid dividend of $0.055 per share as opposed to the payout of $0.055 a share in the equivalent quarter, denoting a difference of 128.5714%.
The experts are envisaging EPS of $0.17. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD) has a price target of $10.045 in short-range. This price is the mean of the equity price targets placed by 11 analysts. The target range varies from $7.5 to $13. The standard deviation is $1.524 considering all the price reviews. Dividend is usually considered as health barometer of any company.
Many shareholders depend on financial earnings performance to decide on investment. Equities are judged as per their capability to expand earnings and to outpace or meet analysts’ mean forecasts.
The basic factor that tells investors about financial performance is per-share earnings. This factor is known as the net earnings/income on income statement subtracting dividend, divided by outstanding shares. For instance, if a group posts a 3Q net income of $12 million and outstanding shares count is 8 million shares, its per-share earnings is $1.50.
The problem is why does the research group primary focus is on earnings, and not on other metrics including sales and cash flow. Any financial expert can convey that the suitable way to assess equity is to forecast the free cash flow of any entity in long-term, markdown them to the current day and later share by the number of outstanding shares.
For the period closed on 2015-10-31, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD) reported EPS of $0.13. The financials for the quarter closing on 2016-10-31 can come around 2016-11-28.
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