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Cisco Systems Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Feature Article Q&A: CEO John Chambers and CFO Dennis Powell Comment on Cisco's Q2 Fiscal Year 2004 Results Related Link Customer Highlights and Technology Innovations Fact Sheet: Third Quarter, FY 04

  • Q3 Net Sales: $5.6 billion (21.7% increase year over year; 4.1% increase quarter over quarter)
  • Q3 Operating Cash Flows: $2.4 billion
  • Q3 Earnings Per Share: $0.17 GAAP; $0.19 pro forma

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 11, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today reported its third quarter results for the period ended May 1, 2004.

Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2004 were $5.6 billion, compared with $4.6 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2003, an increase of 21.7 percent, and compared with $5.4 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2004, an increase of 4.1 percent.

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2004, on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, was $1.2 billion or $0.17 per share, compared with $987 million or $0.14 per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2003, and compared with $724 million or $0.10 per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2004. Pro forma net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2004 was $1.4 billion or $0.19 per share, compared with $1.1 billion or $0.15 per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2003, and compared with $1.3 billion or $0.18 per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2004. A reconciliation between net income on a GAAP basis and pro forma net income is provided in a table immediately following the Pro Forma Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Net sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2004 were $16.1 billion, compared with $14.2 billion for the first nine months of fiscal 2003, an increase of 13.7 percent.

Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2004, on a GAAP basis, was $3.0 billion or $0.43 per share, compared with $2.6 billion or $0.36 per share for the first nine months of fiscal 2003. Pro forma net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2004 was $3.9 billion or $0.54 per share, compared with $3.2 billion or $0.44 per share for the first nine months of fiscal 2003.

During the third quarter of fiscal 2004, Cisco® completed the acquisition of Riverhead Networks, Inc. for a purchase price of approximately $36 million and completed the acquisition of Twingo Systems, Inc. for a purchase price of approximately $5 million.

"We are pleased to have achieved record earnings per share this quarter-marking our eighth consecutive quarter with pro forma net income exceeding $1 billion, and the strongest cash flow from operations in the company's history," said John Chambers, president and CEO, Cisco. "This momentum was achieved through sequential order growth across all major product categories and solid progress in our advanced technologies including security, wireless LAN and IP telephony." Chambers continued, "Equally important has been our continuing strength in internal innovation, our ability to form successful, mutually beneficial partnerships, and our effective integration of acquisitions to accelerate growth into existing and new markets."

Cisco will discuss third quarter 2004 results and business outlook on a conference call and Webcast at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) today. Call information and related charts are available at http://investor.cisco.com.

Financial Highlights
  • Cash flows from operations were $2.4 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2004, compared with $1.3 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2003, and compared with $1.7 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2004.
  • Cash and cash equivalents and total investments were $18.9 billion at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2004, compared with $20.7 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003, and compared with $19.8 billion at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2004.
  • During the third quarter of fiscal 2004, Cisco repurchased 131 million shares of common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $3.0 billion.
  • Days sales outstanding (DSO) in accounts receivable at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2004 were 27 days, compared with 26 days at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003, and compared with 34 days at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2004.
  • Inventory turns were 6.3 in the third quarter of fiscal 2004, compared with 6.8 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003, and compared with 7.5 in the second quarter of fiscal 2004.

"We are pleased with our performance this quarter on a number of operational fronts. Our execution was strong, with solid revenue growth, gross margins, profit generation and market share gains," said Dennis Powell, CFO, Cisco. "We continue to remain focused on key financial priorities, including generating profitable growth, internal productivity and maintaining a healthy and conservative balance sheet."

Business Highlights
  • Cisco and Ericsson announced a strategic agreement to offer joint solutions for the wireline communications market. Together, the two companies plan to provide carrier-class IP-based solutions for operators and help speed the adoption of more efficient and profitable multiservice networks.
  • Cisco and IBM announced plans to integrate technologies and products to create security solutions designed to help businesses address their security challenges and reduce costs.
  • Cisco and Lucent announced plans to develop a carrier-class voice over IP and multimedia communications solution for mobile service providers using Lucent functionality and the Cisco MGX® 8000 Series Media Gateway.
  • Cisco and Microsoft announced plans to collaborate on solution development and optimization, marketing and channel programs to help accelerate small and medium-sized business customer and channel partner success.
  • Cisco shipped its 3-millionth IP telephone and also announced that Nestlé has selected Cisco as one of the major global suppliers of IP communications equipment for its worldwide operations.
  • Cisco announced that Bell Canada selected Cisco 12000 Series routers to serve as the foundation platform for its single, converged Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) service delivery network.
  • Telefonica de Espana plans to deploy Cisco 10000 Series routers in every point of presence throughout Spain as part of a wide-scale upgrade of its IP network.
  • Cisco introduced IEEE standard-based, Power over Ethernet capabilities across its Cisco Catalyst 6500, 4500 and 3700 series of intelligent switches.
  • Linksys introduced the Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster, a new line of speed-enhanced 802.11G wireless products that provide home and small office users with more wireless throughput and enhanced network performance. Linksys also announced it will incorporate Netopia Parental Controls into its Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster to further protect computers and users on the network.
Editors Note:
  • Q3 FY'04 conference call to discuss Cisco results along with its outlook for Q4 FY'04 to be held at 1:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday, May 11, 2004. Conference call number is 877-352-5212 (United States); 630-395-0174 (international).
  • Conference call replay will be available from 4:30 p.m. PT on May 11, 2004 to 4:30 p.m. PT on May 18, 2004 at 800-310-4919 (United States); 402-220-3847 (international). The replay is also available from May 11, 2004 through July 23, 2004 on Cisco's Investor Relations Website at www.cisco.com/go/investors.
  • Additional information regarding Cisco's financials and corresponding Webcast with visuals designed to guide participants through the call are also available at 1:30 p.m. PT. Prepared remarks will be available approximately 24 hours after completion of the call. The Webcast will include both the prepared remarks and the question-and-answer session. This information, along with GAAP reconciliation information, will be available on Cisco's Investor Relations Website at www.cisco.com/go/investors.
  • Additional information regarding Cisco's Q3 FY'04 results will be available at http://newsroom.cisco.com.

About Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. News and information are available at www.cisco.com.

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This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding new product releases, future events and the future financial performance of Cisco that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results due to a variety of factors, including: business and economic conditions and growth trends in the networking industry and in various geographic regions; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment; overall information technology spending; the growth of the Internet and levels of capital spending on Internet-based systems; variations in customer demand for products and services, including sales to the service provider market; the timing of orders and manufacturing lead times; changes in customer order patterns or customer mix; insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; variability of component costs; increased price competition; variations in sales channels, product costs or mix of products sold; the ability to successfully acquire businesses and technologies and to successfully integrate and operate these acquired businesses and technologies; increased competition in the networking industry; dependence on the introduction and market acceptance of new product offerings and standards; rapid technological and market change; manufacturing and sourcing risks; product defects and returns; litigation involving patents, intellectual property, antitrust, stockholder and other matters; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; financial risk management; currency fluctuations and other international factors; potential volatility in operating results and other factors listed in Cisco's most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. The financial information contained in this release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in Cisco's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, each as it may be amended from time to time. Cisco's results of operations for the three and nine months ended May 1, 2004 are not necessarily indicative of Cisco's operating results for any future periods. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to Cisco, which is subject to change. Although any such projections and the factors influencing them will likely change, Cisco will not necessarily update the information, since Cisco will only provide guidance at certain points during the year. Such information speaks only as of the date of this release.

Cisco provides pro forma net income and pro forma net income per share data as additional information to help investors better understand its operating results. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from pro forma measures used by other companies. Cisco believes that this presentation of pro forma net income and pro forma net income per share provides useful information to management and investors regarding certain additional financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. Cisco believes when GAAP net income and GAAP net income per share is viewed in conjunction with pro forma net income and pro forma net income per share, investors are provided with a more meaningful understanding of Cisco's ongoing operating performance. In addition, Cisco's management uses these measures for reviewing the financial results of Cisco.

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Cisco Systems, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per-share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
May 1, 2004
April 26, 2003
May 1, 2004
April 26, 2003
NET SALES:
Product $ 4,730 $ 3,799 $ 13,543 $ 11,703
Service 890 819 2,576 2,473
Total net sales 5,620 4,618 16,119 14,176
COST OF SALES:
Product 1,452 1,086 4,193 3,467
Service 301 263 855 765
Total cost of sales 1,753 1,349 5,048 4,232
GROSS MARGIN 3,867 3,269 11,071 9,944
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Research and development 801 703 2,295 2,290
Sales and marketing 1,131 1,019 3,295 3,084
General and administrative 215 181 605 504
Payroll tax on stock option exercises 3 - 12 -
Amortization of deferred stock-based compensation 101 25 188 101
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 60 92 182 284
In-process research and development 2 3 3 3
Total operating expenses 2,313 2,023 6,580 6,266
OPERATING INCOME 1,554 1,246 4,491 3,678
Interest Income 127 161 388 514
Other income (loss), net 40 (26) 177 (552)
Interest and other income (loss), net 167 135 565 (38)
INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES AND CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF ACCOUNTING CHANGE 1,721 1,381 5,056 3,640
Provision for income taxes 510 394 1,468 1,044
INCOME BEFORE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF ACCOUNTING CHANGE 1,211 987 3,588 2,596
Cumulative effect of accounting change, net of tax - - (567) -
NET INCOME $ 1,211 $ 987 $ 3,021 $ 2,596
Income per share before cumulative effect of accounting change:
Basic $ 0.18 $ 0.14 $ 0.52 $ 0.36
Diluted $ 0.17 $ 0.14 $ 0.51 $ 0.36
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.18 $ 0.14 $ 0.44 $ 0.36
Diluted $ 0.17 $ 0.14 $ 0.43 $ 0.36
Shares used in per-share calculation:
Basic 6,816 7,062 6,872 7,165
Diluted 7,074 7,158 7,095 7,257


Cisco Systems, Inc.
PRO FORMA CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per-share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
May 1, 2004 April 26, 2003 May 1, 2004 April 26, 2003
NET SALES:
Product $ 4,730 $ 3,799 $ 13,543 $ 11,703
Service 890 819 2,576 2,473
Total net sales 5,620 4,618 16,119 14,176
COST OF SALES:
Product 1,452 1,086 4,193 3,467
Service 301 263 855 765
Total cost of sales 1,753 1,349 5,048 4,232
GROSS MARGIN 3,867 3,269 11,071 9,944
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Research and development 801 703 2,295 2,290
Sales and marketing 1,131 1,019 3,295 3,084
General and administrative 215 181 605 504
Total operating expenses (a) (b) (c) (d) 2,147 1,903 6,195 5,878
OPERATING INCOME (a) (b) (c) (d) 1,720 1,366 4,876 4,066
Interest income 127 161 388 514
Other income (loss), net (e) 40 (26) 92 (140)
Interest and other income (loss), net (e) 167 135 480 374
INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) 1,887 1,501 5,356 4,440
Provision for income taxes (f) 528 420 1,499 1,242
NET INCOME $ 1,359 $ 1,081 $ 3,857 $ 3,198
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.20 $ 0.15 $ 0.56 $0.45
Diluted $ 0.19 $ 0.15 $ 0.54 $ 0.44
Shares used in per-share calculation:
Basic 6,816 7,062 6,872 7,165
Diluted 7,074 7,158 7,095 7,257
A reconciliation between net income on a GAAP basis and pro forma net income is as follows:
GAAP net income $ 1,211 $ 987 $ 3,021 $ 2,596
(a) In-process research and development 2 3 3 3
(b) Payroll tax on stock option exercises 3 - 12 -
(c) Amortization of deferred stock-based compensation 101 25 188 101
(d) Amortization of purchased intangible assets 60 92 182 284
(e) (Gain) loss on publicly traded equity securities - - (85) 412
(f) Income tax effect (18) (26) (31) (198)
(g) Cumulative effect of accounting change, net of tax - - 567 -
Pro forma net income $ 1,359 $ 1,081 $ 3,857 $ 3,198

For the three month period ended January 24, 2004, pro forma net income and pro forma net income per share excluded the following items: in-process research and development of $1 million, payroll tax on stock option exercises of $7 million, amortization of deferred stock-based compensation of $36 million, amortization of purchased intangible assets of $60 million, gain on publicly traded equity securities of ($85) million, income tax effect of $5 million and cumulative effect of accounting change, net of tax, of $567 million.

Cisco Systems, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
$ 37,107
May 1, 2004 July 26, 2003
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,949 $ 3,925
Short-term investments 4,912 4,560
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $188 at May 1, 2004 and $183 at July 26, 2003 1,540 1,351
Inventories 1,121 873
Deferred tax assets 1,905 1,975
Lease receivables, net 65 49
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 581 624
Total current assets 14,073 13,357
Investments 10,085 12,167
Property and equipment, net 3,351 3,643
Goodwill 4,198 4,043
Purchased intangible assets, net 387 556
Lease receivables, net 293 238
Other assets 2,810 3,103
TOTAL ASSETS $ 35,197

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 604 $ 594
Income taxes payable 848 739
Accrued compensation 1,432 1,470
Deferred revenue 3,420 3,034
Other accrued liabilities 1,899 2,162
Restructuring liabilities 71 295
Total current liabilities 8,274 8,294
Deferred revenue 937 774
Total liabilities 9,211 9,068
Minority interest 5 10
Shareholders' equity 25,981 28,029
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 35,197 $ 37,107

Certain reclassifications have been made to prior year balances in order to conform to the current period's presentation.

Cisco Systems, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended
May 1, 2004 April 26, 2003
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 3,021 $ 2,596
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Cumulative effect of accounting change, net of tax 567 -
Depreciation and amortization 1,133 1,166
Provision for doubtful accounts 19 -
Provision for inventory 124 26
Deferred income taxes 305 131
Tax benefits from employee stock option plans 454 19
In-process research and development 3 3
Net (gains) losses and impairment charges on investments (149) 523
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (203) (48)
Inventories (371) 89
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (13) (79)
Accounts payable 1 10
Income taxes payable 144 (319)
Accrued compensation (41) (72)
Deferred revenue 543 (133)
Other accrued liabilities (274) (203)
Restructuring liabilities (224) (18)
Net cash provided by operating activities 5,039 3,691
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of short-term investments (10,008) (6,759)
Proceeds from sales and maturities of short-term investments 10,911 7,346
Purchases of investments (16,054) (13,024)
Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments 16,820 7,975
Acquisition of property and equipment (487) (504)
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash and cash equivalents (104) 3
Change in lease receivables, net (71) 49
Change in investments in privately held companies 20 (141)
Purchase of minority interest of Cisco Systems, K.K. (Japan) (71) (59)
Other 146 126
Net cash provided by (used) in investing activities 1,102 (4,988)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Issuance of common stock 930 279
Repurchase of common stock (7,082) (4,549)
Other 35 23
Net cash used in financing activities (6,117) (4,247)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 24 (5,544)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 3,925 9,484
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 3,949 $ 3,940

Cisco Systems, Inc.
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
May 1, 2004 July 26, 2003
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND TOTAL INVESTMENTS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,949 $ 3,925
Fixed income securities 14,043 15,982
Publicly traded equity securities 954 745
Total $ 18,946 $ 20,652
INVENTORIES
Raw materials $ 56 $ 38
Work in process 422 291
Finished goods 611 515
Demonstration systems 32 29
Total $ 1,121 $ 873
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET
Land, buildings, and leasehold improvements $ 3,424 $ 3,411
Computer equipment and related software 1,224 1,147
Production, engineering, and other equipment 2,676 2,410
Operating lease assets 98 356
Furniture and fixtures 356 350
7,778 7,674
Less, accumulated depreciation and amortization (4,427) (4,031)
Total $ 3,351 $ 3,643
OTHER ASSETS
Deferred tax assets $ 1,316 $ 1,476
Investments in privately held companies 360 516
Income tax receivable 690 727
Structured loans, net 19 42
Other 425 342
Total $ 2,810 $ 3,103
DEFERRED REVENUE
Service $ 2,864 $ 2,451
Product 1,493 1,357
Total 4,357 3,808
Less, current portion (3,420) (3,034)
Non-current deferred revenue $ 937 $ 774

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