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Post-earnings Review - Cisco Systems

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LONDON, August 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- has issued its complimentary post-earnings review on Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO). The company was featured in the headlines on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, as its FY 2014 GAAP net income declined 21.3%. Cisco Systems Inc.'s total revenue for FY 2014 also fell by 3%. Our free coverage report can be accessed at:

Earnings Overview    

For the fourth quarter of 2014, Cisco Systems Inc. reported cash flows from operations of $3.61 billion, compared with $3.99 billion in the year ago period. At the end of FY 2014, cash flows from operations stood at $12.33 billion, as compared to $12.89 billion in FY 2013. Cisco's fourth quarter 2014 gross margin came in at $7.41 billion, above $7.35 billion reported in the year-ago period. However, the gross margin declined from $29.44 billion in FY 2013 to $27.77 billion in FY 2014. Under its Internet of Everything business, Cisco Systems Inc. has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with leaders of the city of Hamburg for the creation of specific pilot projects around smart traffic, smart street lighting, infrastructure sensing, and remote citizen services. It has also signed a letter of intent with leaders of the city of Kansas City, Missouri to launch a plan to enhance connectivity and innovation through the Smart+Connected Communities™ framework. The free research on CSCO can be downloaded as in PDF format at:

During the fourth quarter 2014, the company paid cash dividend of $0.19 per common share, or $0.97 billion and repurchased approximately 61 million shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.51 billion under the stock repurchase program at an average price of $25.11 per share. Meanwhile, in FY 2014 Cisco Systems Inc. paid cash dividends of $0.72 per common share, or $3.76 billion and repurchased approximately 420 million shares of common stock worth $9.54 billion under the stock repurchase program at an average price of $22.71 per share. The company is still authorized to repurchase and retire share worth $8.6 billion approximately under its repurchase program with no termination date.

John Chambers, Cisco's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated that despite tough environment the company has reported the best non-GAAP earnings per share quarter in its history. Mr. Chambers was also pleased with the ongoing transformation efforts in the company over the past few years and expects a continuation of this trend. He added that the company is focused on growth, innovation and talent, mainly in the spheres of security, data center, software, cloud and internet of everything. Cisco's CEO affirmed that the company has a sound strategy, strong financials and a stable leadership position in the market; and its team is set to deliver and are uniquely positioned to assist customers solve their biggest business problems.

The San Jose, California-based IT company's fourth quarter total revenue stood at $12.36 billion, compared with $12.42 billion in the year ago quarter. The company was able to generate total revenue of $47.14 billion in FY 2014, as compared to $48.61 billion a year ago. Analysts at Bloomberg expected fourth quarter 2014 total revenue of $12.15 billion and FY 2014 total revenue of $46.93 billion. Cisco Systems Inc.'s reported GAAP net income of $2.25 billion or $0.43 per diluted share in Q4 2014 as compared to $2.27 billion, or $0.42 per diluted share a year ago and Bloomberg estimate of $2.16 billion, or $0.41 per share. In FY 2014, the company reported GAAP net income of $7.85 billion or $1.49 per diluted share, compared with $9.98 billion, or $1.86 per diluted share a year ago and Bloomberg estimate of $8.04 billion, or $1.49 per diluted share. Sign up and read the free analyst's notes on CSCO at:

Stock Performance 

A day after the earnings release, on Thursday, August 14, 2014, Cisco Systems Inc.'s shares lost 2.62% to close the session at $24.54. On Friday, August 15, 2014, Cisco Systems Inc.'s shares further edged 0.45% lower to end the day at $24.43, after vacillating between $24.27 and $24.66. A total of 33.63 million shares were traded, which was above its three months average volume of 29.68 million shares. Cisco Systems Inc.'s shares have fallen by 2.86% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.71% in the last one month, while the stock has advanced 8.92% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $23.11, while the 200-day moving average is below Cisco Systems Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $25.15. The stock traded at a PE ratio of 14.50 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 34.85. Visit Investor-Edge and access the latest research on CSCO at:

Sneak Peek to Corporate Insider Trading 

Between July 15th, 2014, and August, 06th, 2014, Pankaj Patel, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Cisco Systems Inc., has bought a total of 200,000 shares at an average price of $17.82 per share and sold a total of 200,000 shares at an average price of $25.21 per share. Complimentary in-depth research on CSCO is available at:


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