Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings
SAN JOSE, CA -- May 9, 2012 - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
Q3 Net Sales: $11.6 billion (increase of 7% year over year)
Q3 Net Income: $2.2 billion GAAP (increase of 20% year over year); $2.6 billion non-GAAP (increase of 11% year over year)
Q3 Earnings per Share: $0.40 GAAP (increase of 21% year over year); $0.48 non-GAAP (increase of 14% year over year)
Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, today reported its third quarter results for the period ended April 28, 2012. Cisco reported third quarter net sales of $11.6 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.2 billion, or $0.40 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.6 billion, or $0.48 per share.
"We delivered solid results this quarter with record revenue and non-GAAP earnings per share," said John Chambers, Cisco chairman and CEO. "We are successfully executing against our long-term strategic plan of growing profit faster than revenue, and in a cautious IT spending environment, we continue to outperform our competitors."
Chambers continued, "In a world of clouds, video and mobile device proliferations, the role of the intelligent network has never been greater and our value proposition with our customers is the strongest it has ever been. Our vision and strategy is focused on the right market transitions, and I want to thank our shareholders, employees, customers and partners for their ongoing commitment to Cisco."
GAAP Results Q3 2012 Q3 2011 Vs. Q3 2011 Net Sales $ 11.6 billion $ 10.9 billion 6.6% Net Income $ 2.2 billion $ 1.8 billion 19.8% Earnings per Share $ 0.40 $ 0.33 21.2% Non-GAAP Results Q3 2012 Q3 2011 Vs. Q3 2011 Net Income $ 2.6 billion $ 2.3 billion 10.9% Earnings per Share $ 0.48 $ 0.42 14.3%
Net sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2012 were $34.4 billion, compared with $32.0 billion for the first nine months of fiscal 2011. Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2012, on a GAAP basis, was $6.1 billion, or $1.13 per share, compared with $5.3 billion, or $0.94 per share, for the first nine months of fiscal 2011. Non-GAAP net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2012 was $7.5 billion, or $1.38 per share, compared with $6.8 billion, or $1.22 per share, for the first nine months of fiscal 2011.
A reconciliation between net income on a GAAP basis and non-GAAP net income is provided in the table on page 5.
Cisco will discuss third quarter results and business outlook in 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 $3.0 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2012, compared with $3.1 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2012, and compared with $3.0 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2011.
Cash and cash equivalents and investments totaled $48.4 billion at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2012, compared with $46.7 billion at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2012, and compared with $44.6 billion at the end of fiscal 2011.
During the third quarter of fiscal 2012, Cisco repurchased 27 million shares of common stock under its stock repurchase program at an average price of $20.28 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $550 million. As of April 28, 2012, Cisco had repurchased and retired 3.6 billion shares of Cisco common stock at an average price of $20.47 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $74.3 billion since the inception of the stock repurchase program. The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases under this program is approximately $7.7 billion with no termination date. During the third quarter of fiscal 2012, Cisco also paid a cash dividend of $0.08, or $432 million.
Days sales outstanding in accounts receivable (DSO) at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2012 were 31 days, compared with 31 days at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2012, and compared with 37 days at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2011.
Inventory turns on a GAAP basis were 11.5 in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, compared with 11.1 in each of the second quarter of fiscal 2012 and the third quarter of fiscal 2011. Non-GAAP inventory turns were 11.1 in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, compared with 10.8 in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, and compared with 10.3 in the third quarter of fiscal 2011.
Select Global Business Highlights
- Cisco announced its intent to acquire NDS Group Ltd., a provider of video software and content security solutions. The acquisition is expected to help Cisco's ability to transform how service providers and media companies deliver next-generation video experiences to subscribers.
- Cisco completed the acquisition of privately held Lightwire, Inc. Lightwire develops advanced optical interconnect technology for high-speed networking applications. The acquisition is expected to allow Cisco to deliver cost-effective, high-speed networks with the next generation of optical connectivity.
- Cisco acquired privately held ClearAccess, Inc. The acquisition enhances Cisco's network management capabilities and enables service providers to better deliver, manage and monetize their services.
- Cisco announced strategic investments in Brazil to foster innovation, transformation and socio-economic development.
- Cisco announced it has updated its cloud-ready switching portfolio to enhance network virtualization with simplicity and scale.
- Cisco announced a successful demonstration and validation of its coherent 100G dense wavelength division multiplexing solution, exceeding 3,000 km in reach without the need for regeneration. This distance is 50 percent farther than any non-Raman alternative solution on the market today.
- Cisco introduced the industry's first carrier-grade, end-to-end Wi-Fi infrastructure to deliver next-generation hotspots. The technology is designed to deliver seamless mobile experiences and enables operators to support a continuing expansion of mobile traffic, devices and new services.
- Cisco announced innovations across the Cisco Unified Computing System® (UCS) that quadruple memory capacity, double switching capacity and simplify management for large-scale Cisco UCS® deployments.
- Cisco introduced new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers with app-enabled capabilities for new home experiences. The three new routers offer wireless performance and support for Cisco Connect® Cloud.
- Cisco announced it expanded its small business product portfolio with new wireless access points, routers, switches, unified communications and partner-managed service offerings.
- Cisco and NetApp announced FlexPod was the first data center infrastructure solution to be validated by Microsoft for the updated Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track 2.0 program.
Select Customer Announcements
- TELUS announced it has deployed key components of the Cisco Videoscape™ platform to extend its Optik TV services to mobile devices.
- Cisco announced it has been chosen by Fastway Transmissions Private Ltd. to facilitate cable digitization deployment across its customer base in India. Fastway is expected to deploy more than two million next-generation digital set-top boxes from Cisco during the next two years.
- Magyar Telekom rolled out 4G LTE services with Cisco mobile internet solutions. Magyar Telekom is Hungary's largest telecommunications company.
- IPLAN chose Cisco technology for its newest data center which is expected to be launched in June 2012. IPLAN is a leader in telecommunications and cloud computing services for small and medium-sized businesses in Argentina.
- Videotron launched its enhanced illico digital TV service with Cisco's HD set-top box platform. Videotron is a leading Canadian telecommunications operator providing communications and broadband entertainment services.
- Peru Credit Bank implemented the Cisco Unified Communications system to increase business flexibility and reduce costs.
- Kabel Deutschland (KD) selected Cisco CRS-3 routers for its Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network core to meet demand for video and broadband services. KD is Germany's largest cable operator.
- Netelligent announced that it will collaborate with Desktone, Inc. to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops. These cloud-based solutions will include Cisco UCS, the Desktone desktops-as-a-service (DaaS) platform and NetApp storage systems.
- Q3 FY 2012 conference call to discuss Cisco's results along with its business outlook will be held at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. 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, May 9, 2012 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, May 16, 2012 at 866-493-8039 (United States) or 203-369-1749 (international). The replay also will be available via webcast from May 9, 2012 through July 20, 2012 on the Cisco Investor Relations website at http://investor.cisco.com.
- 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, May 9, 2012. 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://investor.cisco.com.
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (In millions, except per-share amounts) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended April 28,
NET SALES: Product $ 9,106 $ 8,669 $ 27,176 $ 25,605 Service 2,482 2,197 7,195 6,418 Total net sales 11,588 10,866 34,371 32,023 COST OF SALES: Product 3,563 3,437 10,776 10,068 Service 856 770 2,471 2,280 Total cost of sales 4,419 4,207 13,247 12,348 GROSS MARGIN 7,169 6,659 21,124 19,675 OPERATING EXPENSES: Research and development 1,358 1,430 4,072 4,339 Sales and marketing 2,383 2,446 7,230 7,292 General and administrative 562 466 1,611 1,376 Amortization of purchased intangible assets 96 103 292 419 Restructuring and other charges 20 31 225 31 Total operating expenses 4,419 4,476 13,430 13,457 OPERATING INCOME 2,750 2,183 7,694 6,218 Interest income 161 161 483 477 Interest expense (151 ) (153 ) (449 ) (480 ) Other income, net 19 12 45 143 Interest and other income, net 29 20 79 140 INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 2,779 2,203 7,773 6,358 Provision for income taxes 614 396 1,649 1,100 NET INCOME $ 2,165 $ 1,807 $ 6,124 $ 5,258 Net income per share: Basic $ 0.40 $ 0.33 $ 1.14 $ 0.95 Diluted $ 0.40 $ 0.33 $ 1.13 $ 0.94 Shares used in per-share calculation: Basic 5,388 5,508 5,383 5,545 Diluted 5,456 5,537 5,418 5,596 Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.08 $ 0.06 $ 0.20 $ 0.06 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME (In millions, except per-share amounts) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended April 28, 2012 April 30, 2011 April 28, 2012 April 30, 2011 GAAP net income $ 2,165 $ 1,807 $ 6,124 $ 5,258 Adjustments to cost of sales: Share-based compensation expense 51 60 155 182 Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets(1) 99 102 276 367 Significant asset impairments and restructurings (5 ) 120 (26 ) 120 Total adjustments to GAAP cost of sales 145 282 405 669 Adjustments to operating expenses: Share-based compensation expense 286 340 879 1,055 Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets(1) 96 103 292 419 Other acquisition-related costs 14 14 29 123 Significant asset impairments and restructurings(3) 20 31 225 31 Total adjustments to GAAP operating expenses 416 488 1,425 1,628 Total adjustments to GAAP income before provision for income taxes 561 770 1,830 2,297 Income tax effect (121 ) (228 ) (464 ) (652 ) Significant tax matters(2) -- -- -- (65 ) Total adjustments to GAAP provision for income taxes (121 ) (228 ) (464 ) (717 ) Non-GAAP net income $ 2,605 $ 2,349 $ 7,490 $ 6,838 Diluted net income per share: GAAP $ 0.40 $ 0.33 $ 1.13 $ 0.94 Non-GAAP $ 0.48 $ 0.42 $ 1.38 $ 1.22 (1) Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 includes impairment charges of approximately $155 million, with $63 million recorded in product cost of sales and $92 million in operating expenses. (2) In the second quarter of fiscal 2011, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 reinstated the U.S. federal R&D tax credit, retroactive to January 1, 2010. GAAP net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 included a $65 million tax benefit related to fiscal 2010 R&D expenses. Non-GAAP net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 excluded the $65 million tax benefit related to fiscal 2010 R&D expenses. (3) Restructuring and other charges for the first nine months of fiscal 2012 includes a $2 million credit for share based compensation related to forfeitures of unvested awards.
A reconciliation between GAAP to non-GAAP inventory turns is provided on page 9.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In millions) (Unaudited) April 28, 2012 July 30, 2011 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,461 $ 7,662 Investments 41,951 36,923 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $216 at April 28, 2012 and $204 at July 30, 2011 3,980 4,698 Inventories 1,497 1,486 Financing receivables, net 3,709 3,111 Deferred tax assets 2,104 2,410 Other current assets 1,510 941 Total current assets 61,212 57,231 Property and equipment, net 3,634 3,916 Financing receivables, net 3,518 3,488 Goodwill 17,006 16,818 Purchased intangible assets, net 2,134 2,541 Other assets 3,650 3,101 TOTAL ASSETS $ 91,154 $ 87,095 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current liabilities: Short-term debt $ 83 $ 588 Accounts payable 903 876 Income taxes payable 453 120 Accrued compensation 2,626 3,163 Deferred revenue 8,568 8,025 Other current liabilities 4,491 4,734 Total current liabilities 17,124 17,506 Long-term debt 16,286 16,234 Income taxes payable 1,698 1,191 Deferred revenue 4,080 4,182 Other long-term liabilities 588 723 Total liabilities 39,776 39,836 Total equity 51,378 47,259 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 91,154 $ 87,095 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In millions) (Unaudited) Nine Months Ended April 28,
Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 6,124 $ 5,258 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation, amortization, and other 1,816 1,813 Share-based compensation expense 1,032 1,237 Provision for doubtful accounts 20 (1 ) Deferred income taxes 75 (37 ) Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (57 ) (65 ) Net gains on investments (38 ) (185 ) Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures: Accounts receivable 660 603 Inventories (113 ) (105 ) Financing receivables, net (737 ) (1,089 ) Other assets (495 ) 190 Accounts payable 34 (103 ) Income taxes, net 151 (192 ) Accrued compensation (451 ) (265 ) Deferred revenue 482 537 Other liabilities (100 ) (341 ) Net cash provided by operating activities 8,403 7,255 Cash flows from investing activities: Purchases of investments (32,690 ) (30,303 ) Proceeds from sales of investments 19,591 14,942 Proceeds from maturities of investments 7,930 14,134 Acquisition of property and equipment (830 ) (930 ) Acquisition of businesses, net of cash and cash equivalents acquired (333 ) (266 ) Purchases of investments in privately held companies (299 ) (179 ) Return of investments in privately held companies 212 93 Other 175 48 Net cash used in investing activities (6,244 ) (2,461 ) Cash flows from financing activities: Issuances of common stock 1,115 1,516 Repurchases of common stock (2,868 ) (5,564 ) Short-term borrowings maturities less than 90 days, net (505 ) 392 Issuances of debt, maturities greater than 90 days -- 4,109 Repayments of debt, maturities greater than 90 days -- (3,000 ) Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation 57 65 Dividends paid (1,076 ) (329 ) Other (83 ) 71 Net cash used in financing activities (3,360 ) (2,740 ) Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (1,201 ) 2,054 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 7,662 4,581 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 6,461 $ 6,635
Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts to conform to the current period's presentation.
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION (In millions) (Unaudited) April 28, 2012 July 30, 2011 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND INVESTMENTS Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,461 $ 7,662 Fixed income securities 40,437 35,562 Publicly traded equity securities 1,514 1,361 Total $ 48,412 $ 44,585 INVENTORIES Raw materials $ 114 $ 219 Work in process 37 52 Finished goods: Distributor inventory and deferred cost of sales 629 631 Manufactured finished goods 437 331 Total finished goods 1,066 962 Service-related spares 202 182 Demonstration systems 78 71 Total $ 1,497 $ 1,486 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET Land, buildings, and building & leasehold improvements $ 4,547 $ 4,760 Computer equipment and related software 1,454 1,429 Production, engineering, and other equipment 5,286 5,093 Operating lease assets 291 293 Furniture and fixtures 489 491 12,067 12,066 Less accumulated depreciation and amortization (8,433 ) (8,150 ) Total $ 3,634 $ 3,916 OTHER ASSETS Deferred tax assets $ 2,063 $ 1,864 Investments in privately held companies 841 796 Other 746 441 Total $ 3,650 $ 3,101 DEFERRED REVENUE Service $ 8,778 $ 8,521 Product: Unrecognized revenue on product shipments and other deferred revenue 2,943 3,003 Cash receipts related to unrecognized revenue from two-tier distributors 927 683 Total product deferred revenue 3,870 3,686 Total $ 12,648 $ 12,207 Reported as: Current $ 8,568 $ 8,025 Noncurrent 4,080 4,182 Total $ 12,648 $ 12,207 SUMMARY OF SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE (In millions) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended April 28,
Cost of sales -- product $ 12 $ 16 $ 39 $ 47 Cost of sales -- service 39 44 116 135 Share-based compensation expense in cost of sales 51 60 155 182 Research and development 97 120 297 373 Sales and marketing 138 160 429 491 General and administrative 51 60 153 191 Restructuring and other charges -- -- (2 ) -- Share-based compensation expense in operating expenses 286 340 877 1,055 Total share-based compensation expense $ 337 $ 400 $ 1,032 $ 1,237
The income tax benefit for share-based compensation expense was $88 million and $271 million for the three and nine months ended April 28, 2012, respectively, and $107 million and $335 million for the three and nine months ended April 30, 2011, respectively.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP INVENTORY TURNS (In millions, except annualized inventory turns) Three Months Ended April 28, 2012 January 28, 2012 April 30, 2011 Annualized inventory turns- GAAP 11.5 11.1 11.1 Cost of sales adjustments (0.4 ) (0.3 ) (0.8 ) Annualized inventory turns- non-GAAP 11.1 10.8 10.3 GAAP cost of sales $ 4,419 $ 4,462 $ 4,207 Cost of sales adjustments: Share-based compensation expense (51 ) (54 ) (60 ) Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (99 ) (90 ) (102 ) Significant asset impairments and restructurings 5 16 (120 ) Non-GAAP cost of sales $ 4,274 $ 4,334 $ 3,925
- Q3 Net Sales: $11.6 billion (increase of 7% year over year)