Cisco Reports Second Quarter Earnings
- Q2 Net Sales: $9.8 billion (increase of 16.5% year over year)
- Q2 Net Income: $2.1 billion GAAP; $2.4 billion non-GAAP
- Q2 Earnings per Share: $0.33 GAAP (increase of 6% year over year); $0.38 non-GAAP (increase of 15% year over year)
SAN JOSE, Calif. - February 6, 2008 - 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, 2008. Cisco reported second quarter net sales of $9.8 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.1 billion or $0.33 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.4 billion or $0.38 per share.
"Cisco delivered another solid quarter with strong revenue and order growth driven by a broad base of geographies, products, services and customer markets," said John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco. "Cisco's ability to understand market transitions, whether technology or business model-based, continues to be a key contributing factor to our long-term success."
Chambers continued, "As we enter the second half of the fiscal year, our innovation pipeline is in excellent shape, our balanced product momentum across core and advanced technologies continues to be solid, and execution against our long-term strategy remains unwavering. This constant evolution of moving into new markets and product adjacencies, alongside our core operational and financial strength, is the hallmark of Cisco's ability to act upon key market transitions."GAAP ResultsQ2 2008Q2 2007vs. Q2 2007
Net Sales$9.8 billion$8.4 billion+16.5% Net Income$2.1 billion$1.9 billion+ 7.2% Earnings per Share$0.33$0.31+6.5%Non-GAAP ResultsQ2 2008Q2 2007vs. Q2 2007 Net Income$2.4 billion$2.1 billion+13.8% Earnings per Share$0.38$ 0.33+15.2%
Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2008 were $19.4 billion, compared with $16.6 billion for the first six months of fiscal 2007. Net income for the first six months of fiscal 2008, on a GAAP basis, was $4.3 billion or $0.68 per share, compared with $3.5 billion or $0.56 per share for the first six months of fiscal 2007. Non-GAAP net income for the first six months of fiscal 2008 was $4.9 billion or $0.78 per share, compared with $4.0 billion or $0.64 per share for the first six months of fiscal 2007.
A reconciliation between GAAP net income 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.
Other Financial Highlights
- Cash flows from operations were $2.4 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2008, compared with $2.7 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2007, and compared with $3.1 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2008.
- Cash and cash equivalents and investments were $22.7 billion at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2008, compared with $22.3 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, and compared with $24.7 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2008.
- During the second quarter of fiscal 2008, Cisco repurchased 139 million shares of common stock at an average price of $28.67 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $4.0 billion. As of January 26, 2008, Cisco had repurchased and retired 2.5 billion shares of Cisco common stock at an average price of $20.39 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $50.2 billion since the inception of the stock repurchase program. The remaining authorized repurchase amount as of January 26, 2008 was $11.8 billion with no termination date.
- Days sales outstanding in accounts receivable (DSO) at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2008 were 39 days, compared with 38 days at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, and compared with 33 days at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2008.
- Inventory turns on a GAAP basis were 10.8 in the second quarter of fiscal 2008, compared with 10.3 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, and compared with 10.3 in the first quarter of fiscal 2008. Non-GAAP inventory turns were 10.5 in the second quarter of fiscal 2008, compared with 10.1 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, and compared with 10.0 in the first quarter of fiscal 2008.
"We are pleased with Cisco's solid financial performance and strong top-line growth during the quarter," said Dennis Powell, chief financial officer, Cisco. "We believe our solid financials, strong balance sheet and continuing investment in a diversified technology portfolio across new and adjacent markets will maintain our ability to drive long-term shareholder value."
Acquisitions and Investments
- Cisco completed the acquisition of Navini Networks, Inc., a provider in the mobile WiMAX broadband wireless industry. Navini has developed an innovative WiMAX solution that provides compelling value propositions for service providers, designed to enable the delivery of last-mile wireless broadband access to consumers and businesses worldwide.
- Cisco completed the acquisition of Securent Inc., a leading provider of policy management software for enterprises.
- Cisco plans to invest up to $1.59 billion (AED 5.8 billion) on information and communications technology in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the next five years, in support of the 2015 vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to fuel the nation's growth and development.
- Cisco introduced new capabilities for WebEx® MeetMeNow, adding personal video conferencing capabilities and one-click Web meetings from within the Microsoft Office productivity suite.
- Cisco introduced the Internet Protocol (IP) Services Gateway (Model DRG2800), designed to expand consumers' entertainment and personal content choices and bring network-based and home-based applications together in one device.
- Cisco introduced the Cisco ASA 5580 Adaptive Security Appliance, designed to deliver data center-class performance with firewall and SSL/IPsec VPN capabilities in a single platform.
- Cisco introduced and demonstrated intercompany capabilities for Cisco TelePresence with BT. This will provide businesses with the flexibility and security to have "in person" meetings with customers, partners and suppliers with the ease of a simple phone call.
- Linksys® announced the Wireless-G Business Internet Video Camera with Audio (WVC2300), a surveillance product offering many features in a standard camera design, for small-business owners and the channels that cater to them.
- Cisco announced a suite of new solutions for the small and medium-sized business (SMB), including technical services, the tripling of unified communications capabilities up to 48 users, and the addition of four new Ethernet switches. Cisco also announced that its SMB channel initiative, Select Certification, has grown to nearly 1,000 channel partners worldwide.
- Cisco announced the Cisco Managed Services Channel Program, designed to extend and accelerate the global development and delivery of innovative managed services based on advanced networking technologies as well as IP Next-Generation Networks. The program will help allow regional channel partners, service providers and systems integrators to more easily meet our customers' demand for managed services in established and emerging markets.
Major Customer Announcements
- AT&T deployed the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System to support advanced residential and business services.
- TELUS became the first Canadian telecommunications provider to deploy and support Cisco TelePresence.
- Cisco reached the milestone of 100 Cisco TelePresence customers, deploying units in over 40 countries.
- In conjunction with the Central European University Business School, the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute opened in Hungary to build entrepreneurial capacity by teaching the skills needed for running a small or medium-sized business successfully.
- Cisco and IBM announced an agreement under which they plan to transform the retail banking experience by enhancing customer interaction and collaboration across all types of delivery channels. New, modular solutions integrate front- and back-office systems with collaboration technologies such as voice over IP (VoIP), streaming video, Web conferencing, and instant messaging.
- Cisco was named as a global strategic technology provider for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region's newly launched youth employment initiative - 'Silatech' - to support the creation of new jobs needed in the Middle East and North Africa region.
- Q2 FY 2008 conference call to discuss Cisco's results along with its business outlook to be held at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Conference call number is 888-848-6507 (United States) or 212-519-0847 (international).
- Conference call replay will be available from 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, February 6, 2008 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, February 13, 2008 at 866-357-4205 (United States) or 203-369-0122 (international). The replay is also available from February 6, 2008 through April 18, 2008 on the Cisco Investor Relations Website at http://www.cisco.com/go/investors.
- Additional information regarding Cisco's financials, as well as a Webcast of the conference call with visuals designed to guide participants through the call, will be available at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, February 6, 2008. Text of the conference call's prepared remarks will be available within 24 hours of 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 the Cisco Investor Relations Website at http://www.cisco.com/go/investors.
- A Q&A with Cisco's CEO and CFO about Q2 FY 2008 results will be available at http://newsroom.cisco.com.
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This release includes non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per share data, shares used in non-GAAP net income per share calculation and non-GAAP inventory turns.
These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for measures prepared in accordance with, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Cisco believes that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with Cisco's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate Cisco's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.
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Cisco Systems, Inc.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per-share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended January 26, 2008
January 27, 2007
January 26, 2008
January 27, 2007 NET SALES: Product $ 8,245 $ 7,099 $ 16,260 $ 14,039 Service 1,586 1,340 3,125 2,584 Total net sales 9,831 8,439 19,385 16,623 COST OF SALES: Product 2,882 2,544 5,705 5,043 Service 609 507 1,167 959 Total cost of sales 3,491 3,051 6,872 6,002 GROSS MARGIN 6,340 5,388 12,513 10,621 OPERATING EXPENSES: Research and development 1,216 1,094 2,408 2,177 Sales and marketing 2,084 1,726 4,087 3,412 General and administrative 520 340 1,010 704 Amortization of purchased intangible assets 116 96 233 201 In-process research and development - 2 3 6 Total operating expenses 3,936 3,258 7,741 6,500 OPERATING INCOME 2,404 2,130 4,772 4,121 Interest income, net 212 172 435 329 Other income, net 22 33 53 61 Interest and other income, net 234 205 488 390 INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 2,638 2,335 5,260 4,511 Provision for income taxes 578 414 995 982 NET INCOME $ 2,060 $ 1,921 $ 4,265 $ 3,529 Net income per share: Basic $ 0.34 $ 0.32 $ 0.71 $ 0.58 Diluted $ 0.33 $ 0.31 $ 0.68 $ 0.56 Shares used in per-share calculation: Basic 6,010 6,057 6,049 6,060 Diluted 6,202 6,291 6,273 6,255RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME(In millions, except per-share amounts) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended January 26, 2008 January 27, 2007 January 26, 2008 January 27, 2007 GAAP net income $ 2,060 $ 1,921 $ 4,265 $ 3,529Employee share-based compensation expense 273 247 499 472Payroll tax on stock option exercises 8 11 19 17Compensation expense related to acquisitions and investments 34 27 73 48In-process research and development - 2 3 6Amortization of purchased intangible assets 177 132 355 273 Total adjustments to GAAP income before provision for income taxes 492 419 949 816Income tax effect (173) (189) (333) (290)Effect of retroactive tax legislation (1) - (60) - (60)Total adjustments to GAAP provision for income taxes (173) (249) (333) (350) Non-GAAP net income $ 2,379 $ 2,091 $ 4,881 $ 3,995 Diluted net income per share: GAAP $ 0.33 $ 0.31 $ 0.68 $ 0.56 Non-GAAP $ 0.38 $ 0.33 $ 0.78 $ 0.64 Shares used in diluted net income per share calculation: GAAP 6,202 6,291 6,273 6,255 Non-GAAP 6,197 6,281 6,267 6,243
(1) In the second quarter of fiscal 2007, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 reinstated the U.S. federal research and development (R&D) tax credit, retroactive to January 1, 2006. GAAP net income for the second quarter and the first six months of fiscal 2007 included a $120 million tax benefit relating to the reinstatement of the U.S. federal R&D tax credit, including $60 million related to fiscal 2006 R&D expenses. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter and the first six months of fiscal 2007 excluded the $60 million tax benefit related to fiscal 2006 R&D expenses.
Additional reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the tables that follow on page 10.
Cisco Systems, Inc. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In millions)
January 26, 2008 July 28, 2007 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,202 $ 3,728 Investments 17,491 18,538 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $185 at January 26, 2008 and $166 at July 28, 2007 4,165 3,989 Inventories 1,267 1,322 Deferred tax assets 2,048 1,953 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,269 2,044 Total current assets 32,442 31,574 Property and equipment, net 3,973 3,893 Goodwill 12,390 12,121 Purchased intangible assets, net 2,338 2,540 Other assets 4,157 3,212 TOTAL ASSETS $ 55,300 $ 53,340 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 763 $ 786 Income taxes payable 96 1,740 Accrued compensation 1,981 2,019 Deferred revenue 5,786 5,391 Other current liabilities 3,567 3,422 Total current liabilities 12,193 13,358 Long-term debt 6,851 6,408 Income taxes payable 791 - Deferred revenue 2,197 1,646 Other long-term liabilities 375 438 Total liabilities 22,407 21,850 Minority interest 81 10 Shareholders' equity 32,812 31,480 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 55,300 $ 53,340
Cisco Systems, Inc. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In millions)
Six Months Ended January 26, 2008 January 27, 2007 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 4,265 $ 3,529 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 878 690 Employee share-based compensation expense 499 472 Share-based compensation expense related to acquisitions and investments 45 19 Provision for doubtful accounts 29 - Deferred income taxes (632) (66) Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (338) (428) In-process research and development 3 6 Net gains and impairment charges on investments (104) (99) Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions: Accounts receivable (196) 395 Inventories 66 (271) Prepaid expenses and other current assets 38 (39) Lease receivables, net (260) (66) Accounts payable (33) 51 Income taxes payable and receivable 220 104 Accrued compensation (38) 73 Deferred revenue 946 412 Other liabilities 144 147 Net cash provided by operating activities 5,532 4,929 Cash flows from investing activities: Purchases of investments (7,846) (11,184) Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments 9,453 7,762 Acquisition of property and equipment (591) (548) Acquisition of businesses, net of cash and cash equivalents acquired (385) (166) Change in investments in privately held companies (55) (76) Other (111) (27) Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 465 (4,239) Cash flows from financing activities: Issuance of common stock 2,165 2,779 Repurchase of common stock (7,120) (4,781) Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation 338 428 Other 94 21 Net cash used in financing activities (4,523) (1,553) Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 1,474 (863) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 3,728 3,297 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 5,202 $ 2,434 Cisco Systems, Inc. ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION (In millions)
January 26, 2008 July 28,
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND INVESTMENTS Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,202 $ 3,728 Fixed income securities 15,954 17,297 Publicly traded equity securities 1,537 1,241 Total $ 22,693 $ 22,266 INVENTORIES Raw materials $ 146 $ 173 Work in process 58 45 Finished goods:Distributor inventory and deferred cost of sales 502 544Manufactured finished goods 318 314 Total finished goods 820 858 Service-related spares 203 211 Demonstration systems 40 35 Total $ 1,267 $ 1,322 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET Land, buildings, and leasehold improvements $ 4,159 $ 4,022 Computer equipment and related software 1,731 1,605 Production, engineering, and other equipment 4,550 4,264 Operating lease assets 190 181 Furniture and fixtures 414 394 11,044 10,466 Less accumulated depreciation and amortization (7,071) (6,573) Total $ 3,973 $ 3,893 LEASE RECEIVABLES, NET (1) Current $ 482 $ 389 Noncurrent 706 539 Total $ 1,188 $ 928 OTHER ASSETS Deferred tax assets $ 1,613 $ 1,060 Investments in privately held companies 666 643 Income tax receivable - 277 Lease receivables, net 706 539 Interest rate swaps - long-term debt 361 - Other 811 693 Total $ 4,157 $ 3,212 DEFERRED REVENUE Service $ 5,292 $ 4,840 ProductUnrecognized revenue on product shipments and other deferred revenue 2,010 1,769Cash receipts related to unrecognized revenue from two-tier distributors 681 428 Total product deferred revenue 2,691 2,197 Total $ 7,983 $ 7,037 Reported as: Current $ 5,786 $ 5,391 Noncurrent 2,197 1,646 Total $ 7,983 $ 7,037 Note: (1) The current portion of lease receivables, net, is recorded in prepaid expenses and other current assets, and the noncurrent portion is recorded in other assets in the Consolidated Balance Sheets.SUMMARY OF EMPLOYEE SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE(In millions) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended January 26, 2008 January 27, 2007 January 26, 2008 January 27, 2007 Cost of sales - product $ 11 $ 12 $ 20 $ 23 Cost of sales - service 30 30 53 54 Employee share-based compensation expense in cost of sales 41 42 73 77 Research and development 81 74 146 148 Sales and marketing 111 99 210 193 General and administrative 40 32 70 54 Employee share-based compensation expense in operating expenses 232 205 426 395 Total employee share-based compensation expense $ 273 $ 247 $ 499 $ 472
The income tax benefit for employee share-based compensation expense was $86 million and $160 million for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2008, respectively, and $105 million and $163 million for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2007, respectively.RECONCILIATION OF SHARES USED IN THE GAAP AND NON-GAAP DILUTED NET INCOME PER SHARE CALCULATION(In millions)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended January 26, 2008 January 27, 2007 January 26, 2008 January 27, 2007 Shares used in diluted net income per share calculation - GAAP 6,202 6,291 6,273 6,255 Effect of SFAS 123(R) (5) (10) (6) (12) Shares used in diluted net income per share calculation - Non-GAAP 6,197 6,281 6,267 6,243
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP COST OF SALES USED IN INVENTORY TURNS(In millions)
Three Months Ended January 26, 2008 October 27, 2007 July 28, 2007 January 27, 2007 GAAP cost of sales $ 3,491 $ 3,381 $ 3,365 $ 3,051 Employee share-based compensation expense (41) (32) (31) (42) Amortization of purchased intangible assets (61) (61) (48) (36) Non-GAAP cost of sales $ 3,389 $ 3,288 $ 3,286 $ 2,973