Cisco Systems Reports Second Quarter Earnings.
Q2 Net Sales: $6.1 billion (12.3% increase year over year; 1.5% increase quarter over quarter)
Q2 Net Income: $1.4 billion GAAP; $1.5 billion pro forma
Q2 Earnings Per Share: $0.21 GAAP; $0.22 pro forma
Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 were $6.1 billion, compared with $5.4 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2004, an increase of 12.3 percent, and compared with $6.0 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2005, an increase of 1.5 percent.
Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2005, on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, was $1.4 billion or $0.21 per share, compared with $724 million or $0.10 per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2004, and compared with $1.4 billion or $0.21 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2005. Net income on a GAAP basis for the second quarter of fiscal 2004 included a non-cash cumulative stock compensation charge of $567 million, or $0.08 per share relating to the implementation of Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 46(R). Pro forma net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 was $1.5 billion or $0.22 per share, compared with $1.3 billion or $0.18 per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2004, and compared with $1.5 billion or $0.21 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2005. 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 six months of fiscal 2005 were $12.0 billion, compared with $10.5 billion for the first six months of fiscal 2004, an increase of 14.6 percent.
Net income for the first six months of fiscal 2005, on a GAAP basis, was $2.8 billion or $0.42 per share, compared with $1.8 billion or $0.25 per share for the first six months of fiscal 2004. Pro forma net income for the first six months of fiscal 2005 was $2.9 billion or $0.44 per share, compared with $2.5 billion or $0.35 per share for the first six months of fiscal 2004.
During the second quarter of fiscal 2005, Cisco completed the acquisitions of BCN Systems, Inc., Jahi Networks Inc., NetSolve, Incorporated and Perfigo, Inc.
"This quarter's solid results, highlighted by record net income and continued order growth across our routing, switching, and advanced technologies, indicate continued product leadership and solid market momentum," said John Chambers, president and CEO, Cisco Systems. "Our strategy uniquely differentiates Cisco from the rest of the industry by providing an integrated technology and business architecture perspective."
Chambers added, "Not only are we creating what we expect will be a number of new billion dollar revenue streams for Cisco, but our value proposition to customers continues to expand as these advanced technologies integrate into the core network fabric."
Cisco will discuss second quarter 2005 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 investor.cisco.com.
"Our focus and execution on several long-term financial priorities are producing tangible results marked by the eleventh consecutive quarter of Cisco's pro forma net income exceeding $1 billion," said Dennis Powell, chief financial officer, Cisco Systems. "We also achieved pro forma profit of 24.4 percent of revenue while increasing investments in strategic areas of the business to drive future growth."
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