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2021/06/19 00:54 UTC

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: JNPR is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: JNPR's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Communications


US Market

1 Year Return




US Communications


US Market

Return vs Industry: JNPR matched the US Communications industry which returned 20.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: JNPR underperformed the US Market which returned 39.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-6.1%-3.0%-0.2%
30 Day3.6%2.1%3.1%
90 Day7.7%6.7%5.6%
1 Year19.7%15.7%23.5%20.2%41.7%39.4%
3 Year10.7%0.8%28.1%19.0%59.7%49.9%
5 Year36.6%20.0%90.9%69.1%122.6%97.6%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


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


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: JNPR ($27.75) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($54.44)

Significantly Below Fair Value: JNPR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: JNPR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.3x) compared to the US Communications industry average (35x).

PE vs Market: JNPR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44.3x) compared to the US market (19.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: JNPR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: JNPR is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the US Communications industry average (2.5x).

Future Growth

How is Juniper Networks forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: JNPR's forecast earnings growth (22.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: JNPR's earnings (22.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (15.7% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: JNPR's revenue (2.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: JNPR's revenue (2.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: JNPR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.7%).

Past Performance

How has Juniper Networks performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: JNPR has a large one-off loss of $195.7M impacting its March 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: JNPR's current net profit margins (4.6%) are lower than last year (7.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: JNPR's earnings have declined by 16.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: JNPR's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: JNPR had negative earnings growth (-38.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Communications industry average (89.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: JNPR's Return on Equity (4.7%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Juniper Networks's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: JNPR's short term assets ($2.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: JNPR's short term assets ($2.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.7B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: JNPR's debt to equity ratio (37%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: JNPR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 46% to 37% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: JNPR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (31.7%).

Interest Coverage: JNPR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: JNPR's dividend (2.88%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.29%).

High Dividend: JNPR's dividend (2.88%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.43%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, JNPR has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: JNPR's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 7 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (127.7%), JNPR's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: JNPR's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (42.2% payout ratio).

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Rami Rahim (49 yo)





Mr. Rami Rahim has been the Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks, Inc. since November 2014. Mr. Rahim served as an Executive Vice President and General Manager of Platform Systems Division at Junipe...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Rami's total compensation ($USD11.42M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.67M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: JNPR's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: JNPR's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

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

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Juniper Networks, Inc.
  • Ticker: JNPR
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$8.826b
  • Shares outstanding: 327.74m
  • Website: https://www.juniper.net

Number of Employees


  • Juniper Networks, Inc.
  • 1133 Innovation Way
  • Sunnyvale
  • California
  • 94089
  • United States



Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. The company offers routing products, such as ACX series universal access routers to deploy high-bandwidth servic...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/19 00:54
End of Day Share Price2021/06/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.