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Cisco Beats Expectations in Second Fiscal Quarter

cisco380-featureQuarterly results from networking giant Cisco Systems just crossed the wires, and they’re above expectations. Cisco shares are moving up slightly after hours.

Cisco reported earnings of 51 cents per share on revenue of $12.1 billion. The results beat the consensus expectation of Wall Street analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial of 48 cents on sales of $12.06 billion.

I’ll have more as I get a closer look at the numbers.

Here’s Cisco’s original announcement:

Cisco Reports Second Quarter Earnings
SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – February 12, 2013) – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)

Q2 Net Sales: $12.1 billion (increase of 5% year over year)
Q2 Earnings per Share: $0.59 GAAP (includes tax benefits of $0.17); $0.51 non-GAAP (includes a tax benefit of $0.01)
Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, today reported its second quarter results for the period ended January 26, 2013. Cisco reported second quarter net sales of $12.1 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $3.1 billion or $0.59 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.7 billion or $0.51 per share.

GAAP net income and GAAP earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 included total tax benefits of approximately $926 million or $0.17 per share, related to a tax settlement with the Internal Revenue Service and related to the reinstatement of the U.S. federal research and development (R&D) tax credit on January 2, 2013. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 included a tax benefit of approximately $60 million or $0.01 per share as a result of the reinstatement of the U.S. federal R&D tax credit on January 2, 2013.

“Cisco delivered record earnings per share this quarter and record revenue for the 8th quarter in a row in a challenging economic environment. We continue to drive the innovation, quality and leadership our customers expect, and we remain focused on consistent returns to our shareholders,” said John Chambers, Cisco chairman and chief executive officer.

“In terms of the future, we are making solid progress towards our goal of becoming the #1 IT company in the world. As new markets grow and are created, such as the Internet of Everything, it’s very easy to see how the intelligent network is at the center of that future. Our customers already understand that Cisco has the architectures, solutions and services to best help them deliver the business results they need and we are honored to work with them and serve them each and every day.”

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Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2013 were $24.0 billion, compared with $22.8 billion for the first six months of fiscal 2012. Net income for the first six months of fiscal 2013, on a GAAP basis, was $5.2 billion or $0.98 per share, compared with $4.0 billion or $0.73 per share for the first six months of fiscal 2012. Non-GAAP net income for the first six months of fiscal 2013 was $5.3 billion or $0.99 per share, compared with $4.9 billion or $0.90 per share for the first six months of fiscal 2012.

A reconciliation between net income on a GAAP basis and non-GAAP net income is provided in the table on page 6.

Cisco will discuss second quarter results and business outlook on a conference call and webcast at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today. Call information and related charts are available at http://investor.cisco.com.

Cash and Cash Equivalents and Investments

Cash flows from operations were $3.3 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared with $2.5 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and compared with $3.1 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2012.
Cash and cash equivalents and investments were $46.4 billion at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared with $45.0 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and compared with $48.7 billion at the end of fiscal 2012.
Dividends and Stock Repurchase Program

During the second quarter of fiscal 2013:

The combination of cash used for dividends and common stock repurchases under the stock repurchase program totaled approximately $1.2 billion.
Cisco paid a cash dividend of $0.14 per common share, or $743 million.
Cisco repurchased approximately 25 million shares of common stock under the stock repurchase program at an average price of $20.15 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $500 million. As of January 26, 2013, Cisco had repurchased and retired 3.8 billion shares of Cisco common stock at an average price of $20.34 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $76.9 billion since the inception of the stock repurchase program. The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases under this program is approximately $5.1 billion with no termination date.
“We delivered another solid quarter achieving profitable growth which contributes to increasing shareholder value over the long term,” stated Frank Calderoni, Cisco executive vice president and chief financial officer. “We are executing consistently, and we remain confident with our financial strategy while capitalizing on strategic investment opportunities to help drive our continued leadership in the industry.”

Select Global Business Highlights

Cisco announced and completed the acquisition of privately held Cloupia, Inc., a software company that automates converged data center infrastructure, allowing enterprises and service providers to simplify the deployment and configuration of physical and virtual resources from a single management console.
Cisco announced and completed the acquisition of privately held Meraki, Inc., a leader in cloud networking offering midmarket customers easy-to-deploy, on-premise networking solutions that can be centrally managed from the cloud.
Cisco announced and completed the acquisition of privately held Cariden Technologies, Inc., a supplier of network planning, design and traffic management solutions for telecommunications service providers.
Cisco announced and completed the acquisition of BroadHop, Inc., a provider of next-generation policy control and service management technology for carrier networks worldwide.
Cisco announced the investment of $6 million in the venture capital fund Monashees Capital, a leading Brazilian VC focused on Internet companies and online education.
Belkin announced its intent to acquire Cisco’s Linksys product line.
Cisco unveiled its new “Internet of Everything” global integrated marketing campaign, with a message that connecting people, process, data and things will make the network more valuable than ever.
Cisco Innovation

Cisco unveiled Videoscape Unity™, its new and expanded Videoscape™ video services delivery platform, empowering service providers and media companies to deliver new intuitive and synchronized multiscreen video experiences.
Cisco announced new solutions under the Cisco Unified Access™ umbrella that simplify network design by converging wired and wireless networks.
Cisco introduced Cisco StadiumVision® Mobile, a solution that delivers live video to mobile devices to create an entirely new fan experience in sports and entertainment venues.
Cisco introduced its advanced Wi-Fi location data analytics platform to help businesses enhance customer experiences and create new monetization opportunities to meet the needs of the growing number of connected consumers.
Cisco announced two new connected health offerings, Connected Health solutions and HealthPresence® 2.5, designed to meet the increasing need in healthcare for software and services that help enable efficient, convenient, high-quality patient care, and more collaboration across the healthcare continuum.
Select Customer Announcements

Cisco announced that Turkiye Is Bankasi (Isbank), the largest bank of Turkey, deployed a Cisco® Borderless Networks and Collaboration infrastructure to enhance business agility, speed product and service development, and better serve its customers.
ME Bank in Australia selected a Cisco and NetApp FlexPod® for VMware solution to help transform its information technology and operational excellence functions and to accelerate the speed with which it can introduce new business applications and services to customers.
SingTel announced that it is the first service provider in the Asia-Pacific region to globally deploy Multiprotocol Label Switching-Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) technology for its ConnectPlus E-Line service, providing its multinational corporation customers with scalable high-speed connections worldwide.
Xerox selected Cisco Unified Computing System™ to deliver its cloud-based global managed print services.
Cisco announced that Eastlink, a leading telecommunications service provider in Canada, is using Cisco Videoscape™ to power its new mobile video platform, Eastlink To Go, designed to deliver new consumer experiences anytime, anywhere.
Cisco announced that Telefonica Global Solutions, part of the Telefonica Group, a leading global provider of telecommunication services for fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers, selected Cisco for its enhanced Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network.


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