Stock Analysis Report

Extreme Networks

Executive Summary

Extreme Networks, Inc. provides software-driven networking solutions for enterprise, data center, and service provider customers worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Imperfect balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

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Share Price & News

How has Extreme Networks's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: EXM has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Communications


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Communications


DE Market

Return vs Industry: EXM underperformed the German Communications industry which returned 11.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EXM underperformed the German Market which returned 15% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day8.8%2.6%2.0%
30 Day-16.7%2.5%1.0%
90 Day-2.6%-4.2%3.8%
1 Year-14.8%-14.8%11.8%11.2%18.6%15.1%
3 Year-2.3%-2.3%1.8%1.5%16.8%6.6%
5 Year92.0%92.0%107.2%106.8%23.7%6.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Extreme Networks's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Extreme Networks undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: EXM (€5.82) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€3.56)

Significantly Below Fair Value: EXM is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EXM is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Communications industry average.

PE vs Market: EXM is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate EXM's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EXM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (14.9x) compared to the DE Communications industry average (3.1x).

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Future Growth

How is Extreme Networks forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?


Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if EXM's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (-0.4%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if EXM's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the German market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: EXM's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: EXM's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if EXM's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Extreme Networks performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: EXM is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: EXM is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EXM is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 11.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare EXM's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: EXM is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (49.1%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: EXM has a negative Return on Equity (-167.42%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Extreme Networks's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: EXM's short term assets ($417.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($423.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: EXM's short term assets ($417.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($540.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: EXM's debt to equity ratio (718.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: EXM's debt to equity ratio has increased from 66.4% to 718.1% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: EXM has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: EXM's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.1x debt).

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable EXM has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: EXM is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 32.6% per year.

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What is Extreme Networks's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate EXM's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate EXM's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if EXM's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if EXM's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of EXM's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Ed Meyercord (54yo)





Mr. Edward B. Meyercord, III, also known as Ed, has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Extreme Networks, Inc. since April 19, 2015. Mr. Meyercord has extensive executive experience in leader ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ed's total compensation ($USD3.67M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.15M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ed's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Edward Meyercord
President4.8yrsUS$3.67m0.46% $3.2m
Rémi Thomas
Executive VP & CFO1.3yrsUS$2.64m0.061% $425.3k
Robert Gault
Executive Officer0.08yrsUS$1.39m0.22% $1.6m
Norman Rice
Chief Operating Officer0.4yrsUS$886.60kno data
Eric Broockman
Chief Technology Officer6yrsno datano data
Katayoun Motiey
Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary2.3yrsUS$1.37mno data
Stan Kovler
VP of Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
Gina Christopher
Deputy General Counsel0yrsno datano data
Dean Chabrier
Chief People Officer2.1yrsno datano data
Stephen Patak
Senior Vice President of Sales-Americas 3.5yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: EXM's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Edward Meyercord
President4.8yrsUS$3.67m0.46% $3.2m
John Shoemaker
Independent Chairman3yrsUS$291.00k0.34% $2.4m
Charles Carinalli
Independent Director16.1yrsUS$245.00k0.35% $2.4m
Edward Kennedy
Independent Director8.8yrsUS$240.50k0.33% $2.3m
Kathleen Holmgren
Independent Director4.3yrsUS$233.73k0.091% $641.6k
Raj Khanna
Independent Director5.2yrsUS$248.00k0.13% $888.2k
Ingrid Burton
Director0.5yrsno data0.0041% $28.8k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: EXM's board of directors are considered experienced (5.2 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: EXM insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.3%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Extreme Networks, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Extreme Networks, Inc.
  • Ticker: EXM
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$760.817m
  • Listing Market Cap: US$702.234m
  • Shares outstanding: 118.51m
  • Website: https://www.extremenetworks.com

Number of Employees


  • Extreme Networks, Inc.
  • 6480 Via del Oro
  • San Jose
  • California
  • 95119
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EXTRNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDApr 1999
EXMDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURApr 1999
0IJWLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDApr 1999


Extreme Networks, Inc. provides software-driven networking solutions for enterprise, data center, and service provider customers worldwide. It designs, develops, and manufactures wired and wireless network infrastructure equipment; and develops the software for network management, policy, analytics, security, and access controls. The company offers edge/access switch portfolio that delivers Ethernet connectivity for the edge of the network; aggregation/core switches designed to address aggregation, top-of-rack, and campus core environments; and wireless access point products. It also provides VDX, MLX, and SLX data center family of switches; ExtremeControl, a network access control solution that allows the enterprises to unify the security of their wired and wireless networks with visibility and control over users, devices, and applications; and ExtremeAnalytics, a network-powered application analytics and optimization solution, which captures, aggregates, analyses, correlates, and reports network data that enables in decision making and enhancing business performance. In addition, the company offers ExtremeGuest and ExtremeLocation, which are cloud services that enable enterprises to incorporate location-based services; and ExtremeCloud, a wired and wireless cloud network management solution, which offers visibility and control over users and applications. It markets and sells its products through distributors, resellers, and field sales organizations. The company serves enterprises and organizations in the education, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, transportation, and logistics sectors, as well as government agencies, private cloud data centers, universities, and stadiums; and enterprises and private cloud data centers. Extreme Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/17 21:02
End of Day Share Price2020/02/17 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/06/30

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.