Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings

San Jose, CA - 9 November 2011

• Q1 Net Sales: $11.3 billion

• Q1 Net Income: $1.8 billion GAAP; $2.3 billion non-GAAP

• Q1 Earnings per Share: $0.33 GAAP; $0.43 non-GAAP

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, today reported its first quarter results for the period ended October 29, 2011. Cisco reported first quarter net sales of $11.3 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $1.8 billion or $0.33 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.3 billion or $0.43 per share.

"We delivered a solid quarter," said John Chambers, Cisco Chairman and CEO. "We've completed the majority of our restructuring and have organized Cisco to successfully execute against our strategy of providing intelligent networks, architectures and integrated products that solve customers' business problems. Even in times of limited capital spending, intelligent networks are being deployed to drive new business, revenue and consumption models, enable new customer and employee experiences, and drive efficiencies. Cisco's leadership in networking, video, collaboration and cloud, offered together in an integrated architectural approach, uniquely positions Cisco as a strategic business partner."

GAAP Results : Q1 2012 : Q1 2011 : Vs. Q1 2011


Net Sales : $ 11.26 billion : $ 10.75 billion : 4.7%

Net Income : $ 1.8 billion : $ 1.9 billion : (7.9)%

Earnings per Share : $ 0.33 : $ 0.34 : (2.9)%

Non-GAAP Results : Q1 2012 : Q1 2011 : Vs. Q1 2011


Net Income : $ 2.3 billion : $ 2.4 billion : (3.7)%

Earnings per Share : $ 0.43 : $ 0.42 : 2.4%

Other Financial Highlights

• Cash flows from operations were $2.3 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, compared with $1.7 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2011, and compared with $2.8 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.

• Cash and cash equivalents and investments were $44.4 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2012, compared with $44.6 billion at the end of fiscal 2011.

• During the first quarter of fiscal 2012, Cisco repurchased 100 million shares of common stock under the stock repurchase program at an average price of $15.37 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $1.5 billion. As of October 29, 2011, Cisco had repurchased and retired 3.6 billion shares of Cisco common stock at an average price of $20.49 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $73.3 billion since the inception of the stock repurchase program. The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases under this program as of October 29, 2011 was approximately $8.7 billion with no termination date.

• Days sales outstanding in accounts receivable (DSO) at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2012 were 35 days, compared with 38 days at the end of both the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 and first quarter of fiscal 2011.

• Inventory turns on a GAAP basis were 11.2 in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, compared with 11.8 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, and compared with 11.2 in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. Non-GAAP inventory turns were 10.9 in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, compared with 11.4 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, and compared with 10.8 in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Select Global Business Highlights

• Cisco announced the acquisition of privately held Versly, which integrates collaboration capabilities through a plugin to Microsoft Office applications, simplifying the way people work by enabling more effective collaboration around content in documents, spreadsheets, presentations and email.

• Cisco completed the acquisition of the AXIOSS software assets that give Cisco the ability to extend network and service management technologies across its next-generation IP network platforms, allowing service providers to quickly and efficiently launch new video, data, mobility and cloud services to their customers.

• Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held BNI Video, which supplies service providers with two major video products that offer video back-office and content delivery network analytic capabilities.

• Cisco announced its collaboration with Microsoft to deliver data center virtualization solutions designed to provide improved scalability and operational control of Microsoft Windows Server 8 virtual environments.

• Cisco and Citrix Systems announced that they entered into a strategic alliance to develop and deliver solutions that help customers simplify and accelerate large-scale desktop virtualization deployments.

• Cisco and HP announced another option to bridge their data center server and networking architectures, the Cisco(R) Fabric Extender for HP BladeSystem, also known as the Cisco Nexus(R) B22 Fabric Extender for HP.

Cisco Innovation

• Cisco introduced additions to its data center networking portfolio that address the needs of expanding Internet traffic while remaining highly secure and deliver unmatched architectural flexibility and scale for physical, virtual or cloud computing environments.

• Cisco introduced new video content solutions and capabilities that enable customers to capture, enhance and analyze video, making it easier to find and access video content on any device at any time.

• Cisco introduced new and expanded offerings -- from value-priced endpoints to an HD video software client to a hosted solution -- that are designed specifically to make the Cisco TelePresence(R) experience widely available, including to small and medium-sized businesses.

• Cisco announced three new platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers engineered to facilitate the proliferation of new mobile Internet services and devices such as tablets, smartphones and connected appliances.

• Cisco launched the industry's first integrated wireless IPTV service with AT&T.

• Cisco unveiled the next phase of its Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) with a series of offerings and innovations designed to deliver uncompromised desktop virtualization experiences.

• Cisco introduced a set of Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) and wide-area network (WAN) optimization appliances to help organizations deliver business applications with a high-quality experience across corporate networks.

Select Customer Announcements

• Charter Communications, a leading communications and entertainment services provider and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States, is deploying the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System and Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers to deliver enhanced video, data, voice and mobile backhaul services to residential and commercial customers.

• The STAPLES Center in Los Angeles transformed the fan experience with new high-definition digital video solutions developed by Cisco and Verizon.

• Peru Credit Bank chose the Cisco Data Center architecture from Cisco's Data Center and Virtualization solutions to optimize its internal and external processes in order to attain stability and a higher level of operations.

• The Buenos Aires Provincial Judiciary chose Cisco TelePresence technology to optimize legal services by facilitating the delivery of statements by experts in criminal processes.

• Shaw Communications and Cisco announced an agreement to deploy an extensive and advanced Wi-Fi network in Western Canada to provide broadband wireless access.

• Kabel Deutschland selected the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers to upgrade its broadband and video network.

• Mobile TeleSystems, the leading telecommunications service provider in Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, has deployed the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System to provide its rapidly growing audience of subscribers with high-quality Internet access despite the growing shortage of IPv4 addresses.

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