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Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NAS:BRCD)
Revenue
$2,211 Mil (TTM As of Oct. 2014)

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $564 Mil. Its revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was $2,211 Mil. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's revenue per share for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $1.28. Its revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was $4.98.

Good Sign:

Brocade Communications Systems Inc has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

During the past 12 months, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate of Brocade Communications Systems Inc was 3.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 4.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 3.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 8.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's highest 3-Year average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 89.40% per year. The lowest was -2.80% per year. And the median was 9.55% per year.


Definition

Also referred as sales, revenue is income that a company receives from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers. Revenue is often referred to as the "top line" due to its position on the income statement at the very top.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was 564.535 (Jan. 2014 ) + 536.91 (Apr. 2014 ) + 545.464 (Jul. 2014 ) + 564.358 (Oct. 2014 ) = $2,211 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

In ranking the predictability, companies with more consistent revenue and earnings growth are ranked high with predictability.

Peter Lynch categorized companies according to their revenue growth:


• Slow Grower: Inflation < 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate < 10%:
• Stalwart: 10% < 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate < 20%:
• Fast Grower: 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate > 20%:

His favorite companies are stalwart, those growing between 10-20% a year.

Companies in cyclical industries may see their revenue fluctuate wildly in good years and bad years.


Be Aware

Revenue can be manipulated by changing the way how revenue is booked. Companies may book sales before the payment is received, or before the revenue is fully earned. These will be added to balance sheet items such as account payable or account receivables.


Related Terms

Net Income, Cost of Goods Sold, Operating Income, Pre-Tax Income


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Annual Data

Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14
Revenue 5747511,2371,4671,9532,0942,1472,2382,2232,211

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
Revenue 555578589539537559565537545564
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