Cisco Reports Solid Second Quarter Earnings: Net Sales Of $10.4 Billion, Net Income Of $1.5 Billion

Posted on Feb 7 2012 - 8:58am by Editorial Staff

Cisco – the company that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, reported its second quarter results for the period ended January 29, 2011. Cisco reported second quarter net sales of $10.4 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $1.5 billion or $0.27 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.1 billion or $0.37 per share.

“The quarter played out as we expected. Our strategy of tightly integrating our multiple products through an architectural approach is working, and we are delivering innovation in each major product family,” said John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco. “As a company, we are going through a period of transition as we move aggressively in the market with our architectural strategy. We have managed these market transitions many times, positioning Cisco and our customers for success. Simply put, we are owning our evolution and the next generation of industry leadership.”

Cisco also announced its intent to acquire privately held Pari Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network configuration and change management (NCCM) and compliance management solutions. The company completed the acquisition of privately held LineSider Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of network management software that helps customers build the network services necessary to securely create and deploy cloud computing infrastructure.

Financial Highlights:

  • Cash flows from operations were $2.6 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, compared with $2.5 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2010, and compared with $1.7 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
  • Cash and cash equivalents and investments were $40.2 billion at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2011, compared with $39.9 billion at the end of fiscal 2010, and compared with $38.9 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
  • During the second quarter of fiscal 2011, Cisco repurchased 89 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 $1.8 billion.
  • As of January 29, 2011, Cisco had repurchased and retired 3.3 billion shares of Cisco common stock at an average price of $20.81 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $69.3 billion since the inception of the stock repurchase program.
  • Days sales outstanding in accounts receivable (DSO) at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2011 were 40 days, compared with 38 days at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2011, and compared with 39 days at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2010.
  • Inventory turns on a GAAP basis were 10.6 in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, compared with 11.2 in the first quarter of fiscal 2011, and compared with 12.1 in the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Non-GAAP inventory turns were 10.0 in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, compared with 10.8 in the first quarter of fiscal 2011, and compared with 11.7 in the second quarter of fiscal 2010.

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