Description

NetApp, Inc. provides software, systems, and services to manage and share data on-premises, and private and public clouds worldwide. The company offers cloud data services, including NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for AWS, NetApp Cloud Sync, NetApp Cloud Tiering, NetApp Global File Cache, NetApp SaaS Backup, NetApp Cloud Manager, NetApp Fabric Orchestrator, and NetApp Cloud Insights. It also provides hybrid cloud solutions, such as NetApp ONTAP Storage Operating System, NetApp AFF A-series, NetApp AFF C190, NetApp FAS Series, FlexPod, NetApp ONTAP Select, NetApp MAX Data, NetApp Data Availability Services, NetApp SnapCenter Backup Management Software, NetApp SnapMirror Data Replication Software, NetApp SnapLock Data Compliance Software, NetApp StorageGRID Object Storage Software, NetApp Element Operating System, NetApp SolidFire, NetApp HCI, NetApp SANtricity Storage Operating System, NetApp EF-Series, NetApp E-Series, NetApp Active IQ Predictive Analytics and Support, NetApp OnCommand Insight, and NetApp OnCommand Workflow Automation. Further, it provides software maintenance, hardware maintenance, and other services, including professional services, global support solutions, and customer education and training. It serves the energy, financial services, government, high technology, internet, life sciences, healthcare services, manufacturing, media, entertainment, animation, video postproduction, and telecommunications through a direct sales force and an ecosystem of partners. NetApp has strategic partnership with Fujitsu for data management infrastructure. NetApp, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Statistics (YTD)

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TotalReturn:

'Total return, when measuring performance, is the actual rate of return of an investment or a pool of investments over a given evaluation period. Total return includes interest, capital gains, dividends and distributions realized over a given period of time. Total return accounts for two categories of return: income including interest paid by fixed-income investments, distributions or dividends and capital appreciation, representing the change in the market price of an asset.'

Applying this definition to our asset in some examples:
  • Compared with the benchmark SPY (62.6%) in the period of the last 5 years, the total return of 26.2% of NetApp is smaller, thus worse.
  • Compared with SPY (32.1%) in the period of the last 3 years, the total return, or increase in value of 15.1% is lower, thus worse.

CAGR:

'The compound annual growth rate isn't a true return rate, but rather a representational figure. It is essentially a number that describes the rate at which an investment would have grown if it had grown the same rate every year and the profits were reinvested at the end of each year. In reality, this sort of performance is unlikely. However, CAGR can be used to smooth returns so that they may be more easily understood when compared to alternative investments.'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:
  • The annual return (CAGR) over 5 years of NetApp is 4.8%, which is smaller, thus worse compared to the benchmark SPY (10.2%) in the same period.
  • Looking at annual performance (CAGR) in of 4.8% in the period of the last 3 years, we see it is relatively lower, thus worse in comparison to SPY (9.7%).

Volatility:

'In finance, volatility (symbol σ) is the degree of variation of a trading price series over time as measured by the standard deviation of logarithmic returns. Historic volatility measures a time series of past market prices. Implied volatility looks forward in time, being derived from the market price of a market-traded derivative (in particular, an option). Commonly, the higher the volatility, the riskier the security.'

Which means for our asset as example:
  • The 30 days standard deviation over 5 years of NetApp is 37.9%, which is larger, thus worse compared to the benchmark SPY (21.5%) in the same period.
  • During the last 3 years, the historical 30 days volatility is 39.7%, which is higher, thus worse than the value of 24.8% from the benchmark.

DownVol:

'Risk measures typically quantify the downside risk, whereas the standard deviation (an example of a deviation risk measure) measures both the upside and downside risk. Specifically, downside risk in our definition is the semi-deviation, that is the standard deviation of all negative returns.'

Which means for our asset as example:
  • Compared with the benchmark SPY (15.6%) in the period of the last 5 years, the downside deviation of 27.9% of NetApp is greater, thus worse.
  • During the last 3 years, the downside risk is 28%, which is larger, thus worse than the value of 17.9% from the benchmark.

Sharpe:

'The Sharpe ratio was developed by Nobel laureate William F. Sharpe, and is used to help investors understand the return of an investment compared to its risk. The ratio is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility or total risk. Subtracting the risk-free rate from the mean return allows an investor to better isolate the profits associated with risk-taking activities. One intuition of this calculation is that a portfolio engaging in 'zero risk' investments, such as the purchase of U.S. Treasury bills (for which the expected return is the risk-free rate), has a Sharpe ratio of exactly zero. Generally, the greater the value of the Sharpe ratio, the more attractive the risk-adjusted return.'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:
  • The risk / return profile (Sharpe) over 5 years of NetApp is 0.06, which is lower, thus worse compared to the benchmark SPY (0.36) in the same period.
  • During the last 3 years, the risk / return profile (Sharpe) is 0.06, which is lower, thus worse than the value of 0.29 from the benchmark.

Sortino:

'The Sortino ratio measures the risk-adjusted return of an investment asset, portfolio, or strategy. It is a modification of the Sharpe ratio but penalizes only those returns falling below a user-specified target or required rate of return, while the Sharpe ratio penalizes both upside and downside volatility equally. Though both ratios measure an investment's risk-adjusted return, they do so in significantly different ways that will frequently lead to differing conclusions as to the true nature of the investment's return-generating efficiency. The Sortino ratio is used as a way to compare the risk-adjusted performance of programs with differing risk and return profiles. In general, risk-adjusted returns seek to normalize the risk across programs and then see which has the higher return unit per risk.'

Applying this definition to our asset in some examples:
  • The downside risk / excess return profile over 5 years of NetApp is 0.08, which is lower, thus worse compared to the benchmark SPY (0.5) in the same period.
  • Compared with SPY (0.4) in the period of the last 3 years, the downside risk / excess return profile of 0.08 is smaller, thus worse.

Ulcer:

'The Ulcer Index is a technical indicator that measures downside risk, in terms of both the depth and duration of price declines. The index increases in value as the price moves farther away from a recent high and falls as the price rises to new highs. The indicator is usually calculated over a 14-day period, with the Ulcer Index showing the percentage drawdown a trader can expect from the high over that period. The greater the value of the Ulcer Index, the longer it takes for a stock to get back to the former high.'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:
  • Looking at the Ulcer Ratio of 27 in the last 5 years of NetApp, we see it is relatively higher, thus worse in comparison to the benchmark SPY (8.52 )
  • Compared with SPY (10 ) in the period of the last 3 years, the Ulcer Ratio of 21 is greater, thus worse.

MaxDD:

'Maximum drawdown is defined as the peak-to-trough decline of an investment during a specific period. It is usually quoted as a percentage of the peak value. The maximum drawdown can be calculated based on absolute returns, in order to identify strategies that suffer less during market downturns, such as low-volatility strategies. However, the maximum drawdown can also be calculated based on returns relative to a benchmark index, for identifying strategies that show steady outperformance over time.'

Which means for our asset as example:
  • Compared with the benchmark SPY (-33.7 days) in the period of the last 5 years, the maximum drop from peak to valley of -58.1 days of NetApp is lower, thus worse.
  • During the last 3 years, the maximum reduction from previous high is -45.9 days, which is lower, thus worse than the value of -33.7 days from the benchmark.

MaxDuration:

'The Drawdown Duration is the length of any peak to peak period, or the time between new equity highs. The Max Drawdown Duration is the worst (the maximum/longest) amount of time an investment has seen between peaks (equity highs). Many assume Max DD Duration is the length of time between new highs during which the Max DD (magnitude) occurred. But that isn’t always the case. The Max DD duration is the longest time between peaks, period. So it could be the time when the program also had its biggest peak to valley loss (and usually is, because the program needs a long time to recover from the largest loss), but it doesn’t have to be'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:
  • Compared with the benchmark SPY (235 days) in the period of the last 5 years, the maximum time in days below previous high water mark of 691 days of NetApp is greater, thus worse.
  • Compared with SPY (235 days) in the period of the last 3 years, the maximum days below previous high of 231 days is smaller, thus better.

AveDuration:

'The Drawdown Duration is the length of any peak to peak period, or the time between new equity highs. The Avg Drawdown Duration is the average amount of time an investment has seen between peaks (equity highs), or in other terms the average of time under water of all drawdowns. So in contrast to the Maximum duration it does not measure only one drawdown event but calculates the average of all.'

Applying this definition to our asset in some examples:
  • Looking at the average days below previous high of 225 days in the last 5 years of NetApp, we see it is relatively higher, thus worse in comparison to the benchmark SPY (55 days)
  • During the last 3 years, the average time in days below previous high water mark is 80 days, which is larger, thus worse than the value of 59 days from the benchmark.

Performance (YTD)

Historical returns have been extended using synthetic data.

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  • Note that yearly returns do not equal the sum of monthly returns due to compounding.
  • Performance results of NetApp are hypothetical, do not account for slippage, fees or taxes, and are based on backtesting, which has many inherent limitations, some of which are described in our Terms of Use.