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Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings

November 8, 2007 | Chris Payatagool

San Jose CA, Switzerland, Nov 8, 2007 -- 11/07/07 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)

-- Q1 Net Sales: $9.6 billion (increase of 17% year over year)

-- Q1 Net Income: $2.2 billion GAAP; $2.5 billion non-GAAP

-- Q1 Earnings per Share: $0.35 GAAP (increase of 35% year over year); $0.40 non-GAAP (increase of 29% year over year)

Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, today reported its first quarter results for the period ended October 27, 2007. Cisco reported first quarter net sales of $9.6 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.2 billion or $0.35 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.5 billion or $0.40 per share. A tax benefit of $162 million or approximately $0.03 per share relating to a settlement of certain U.S. income tax matters was included in both the GAAP and non-GAAP results for the first quarter of fiscal 2008.

"Cisco delivered another record quarter based on balanced execution across the company," said John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco. "We believe these strong results show that Cisco is well-positioned in terms of our vision, differentiated strategy and execution, and our ability to act upon key market transitions.

"We believe the migration to the second phase of the Internet and the proliferation of networked Web 2.0 technologies will help drive dramatic gains in productivity and innovation across all industries. If this market transition continues to unfold as we expect, it has the potential to power Cisco's and the industry's growth for many years to come."

GAAP Results ------------------------------------------ Q1 2008 Q1 2007 vs. Q1 2007 ------------- ------------- ------------ Net Sales $ 9.6 billion $ 8.2 billion +16.7% ------------- ------------- ------------ Net Income $ 2.2 billion $ 1.6 billion +37.1% ------------- ------------- ------------ Earnings per Share $ 0.35 $ 0.26 +34.6% ------------- ------------- ------------

Non-GAAP Results ------------------------------------------ Q1 2008 Q1 2007 vs. Q1 2007 ------------- ------------- ------------ Net Income $ 2.5 billion $ 1.9 billion +31.4% ------------- ------------- ------------ Earnings per Share $ 0.40 $ 0.31 +29.0% ------------- ------------- ------------

A reconciliation between GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income is provided in the table on page 6.

Cisco will discuss first 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 $3.1 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2008, compared with $2.3 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2007, and compared with $2.7 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007.

-- Cash and cash equivalents, and investments were $24.7 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2008, compared with $22.3 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007.

-- During the first quarter of fiscal 2008, Cisco repurchased 96 million shares of common stock at an average price of $31.28 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $3.0 billion. As of October 27, 2007, Cisco had repurchased and retired 2.3 billion shares of Cisco common stock at an average price of $19.89 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $46.2 billion since the inception of the stock repurchase program. The remaining authorized repurchase amount as of October 27, 2007 was $5.8 billion with no termination date.

-- Days sales outstanding in accounts receivable (DSO) at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2008 were 33 days, compared with 38 days at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007.

-- Inventory turns on a GAAP basis were 10.3 in the first quarter of fiscal 2008, compared with 10.3 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007. Non- GAAP inventory turns were 10.0 in the first quarter of fiscal 2008, compared with 10.1 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007.

"We are very pleased with Cisco's financial results, delivering another quarter of record revenue, net income and earnings per share, as well as our highest cash flow from operations to date of $3.1 billion," said Dennis Powell, chief financial officer, Cisco. "This consistency in both top and bottom-line performance can be attributed to our balanced revenue growth across geographies, products, services and customer segments, while maintaining our traditionally strong gross margins."

Business Highlights

Acquisitions

-- Cisco announced a definitive agreement to purchase Navini Networks, Inc., a leader in the Mobile WiMAX 802.16e-2005 broadband wireless industry. Cisco expects that its broadband wireless solution portfolio, including WiMAX products, will play a key role in Cisco's "Digital Inclusion" initiative to drive broadband penetration to consumers and businesses in emerging markets.

-- Cisco announced and closed the acquisitions of Cognio, Inc. and Latigent, LLC. Cognio is the market leader in wireless spectrum analysis and management for wireless networks. Latigent is a leading provider of Web- based business intelligence and analytics reporting solutions, focused on contact centers.

New Products

-- Cisco introduced the industry's only integrated 802.11n solution designed to combine superior wireless performance and reliability with simplicity of deployment.

-- Cisco introduced enhancements to the Carrier Ethernet portfolio in its IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture portfolio, extending fiber- to-the-home to apartment buildings and other multi-tenant units and allowing deployment of more services more quickly.

-- Cisco introduced new offerings for its Network Admission Control (NAC) including the Cisco NAC Network Module for Integrated Services Routers, a modular security solution that is completely integrated into the network infrastructure, and the Cisco NAC Profiler, an endpoint-recognition technology that maintains a detailed inventory of networked devices so they can be evaluated before and during their connection to corporate networks.

-- Cisco announced the integration of Cisco VFrame Data Center with VMware Virtual Infrastructure, a key solution for the Cisco vision of next- generation data centers, called Data Center 3.0. The integration with VMware Infrastructure 3 offers customers enhanced IT automation capabilities, including added VMware ESX Server capacity on demand, as well as orchestrated configuration of network services.

-- Cisco introduced the Industry Solutions Partner Network, which is designed to engage, enable and reward a global community of channel partners, application providers and device manufacturers to collaborate and deliver industry-specific solutions that address the business needs of customers.

-- Cisco announced that WebEx will offer Oracle's Siebel CRM On Demand Service, a customer relationship management (CRM) application service, through the WebEx Connect application ecosystem.

-- Linksys introduced eight new "smart switches" for small environments, corporate workgroups or network edge applications that require simple Web management, network security and easy installation.

Major Customer Announcements

-- Cisco Unified Contact Center has been certified by AT&T Labs for compatibility and interoperability with AT&T's recently announced IP Toll- Free service.

-- Bell Canada became the first Canadian service provider to achieve the Cisco Powered TelePresence network status, enabling the delivery of the Cisco TelePresence solution.

-- Hanaro Telecom, Korea's major broadband service provider, selected Cisco's standards-based channel-bonding technology for the world's largest deployment of 100-megabits-per-second broadband services, now reaching more than 200,000 customers.

-- Free (Iliad Group), the leading triple-play-over-broadband operator in Europe, doubled the capacity of its Cisco-based IP NGN in a drive to enhance the quality of experience for its more than 2.5 million subscribers. The operation was completed without any interruption to subscriber services.

-- Belgium-based Accent Jobs For People, an employment and recruiting agency, became Cisco's 200th Digital Media System customer. The company is using Cisco Digital Signage to communicate in realtime in a dynamic and user-friendly way with employees, job candidates and clients across 70 of its offices.

-- Erste Bank Serbia implemented Cisco's Financial Services Intelligent Network Solution and deployed a new unified voice, data and video network, including 850 IP phones, that is designed to help accelerate the bank's growth by connecting all of its 62 branch offices in Serbia.

Key Milestones

-- The Cisco Express Network on Wheels (NoW), a mobile showcase of Cisco's IP networking technologies, started a year-long journey in Singapore and will travel to 30 cities in Asia. The Cisco Express-NoW is designed to extend Cisco's reach to organizations in vertical industries such as healthcare, public sector, manufacturing, tourism, retail and construction, small and medium-sized businesses, resellers, schools and even consumers.

Editor's Note

-- Q1 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, November 7, 2007. 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, November 7, 2007 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, November 14, 2007 at 866-357- 4205 (United States) or 203-369-0122 (international). The replay is also available from November 7, 2007 through January 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, November 7, 2007. 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 Q1 FY 2008 results will be available at http://newsroom.cisco.com.

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, visit http://newsroom.cisco.com.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (In millions, except per-share amounts) (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended --------------------------

October 27, October 28, 2007 2006 ----------- -----------

NET SALES:
Product $ 8,015 $ 6,940 Service 1,539 1,244

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Total net sales 9,554 8,184

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COST OF SALES

Product 2,823 2,499 Service 558 452

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Total cost of sales 3,381 2,951

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GROSS MARGIN 6,173 5,233 OPERATING EXPENSES:

Research and development 1,192 1,083 Sales and marketing 2,003 1,686 General and administrative 490 364 Amortization of purchased intangible assets 117 105 In-process research and development 3 4
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Total operating expenses 3,805 3,242

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OPERATING INCOME 2,368 1,991

Interest income, net 223 157 Other income, net 31 28

---------- ----------

Interest and other income, net 254 185

---------- ---------- INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 2,622 2,176 Provision for income taxes 417 568 ---------- ----------

NET INCOME $ 2,205 $ 1,608 ---------- ----------

Net income per share: Basic $ 0.36 $ 0.27 ---------- ---------- Diluted $ 0.35 $ 0.26 ---------- ----------

Shares used in per-share calculation: Basic 6,087 6,061 ---------- ---------- Diluted 6,330 6,199 ---------- ----------

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME (In millions, except per-share amounts)

Three Months Ended ------------------------

October 27, October 28, 2007 2006 ----------- -----------

GAAP net income $ 2,205 $ 1,608

Employee share-based compensation expense 226 225 Payroll tax on stock option exercises 11 6 Compensation expense related to acquisitions and investments 39 21 In-process research and development 3 4 Amortization of purchased intangible assets 178 141 ----------- ----------- Total adjustments to GAAP income before provision for income taxes 457 397 ----------- -----------

Income tax effect (160) (101) ----------- -----------

Non-GAAP net income $ 2,502 $ 1,904 ----------- ----------- Diluted net income per share: GAAP $ 0.35 $ 0.26 ----------- -----------

Non-GAAP $ 0.40 $ 0.31 ----------- ----------- Shares used in diluted net income per share calculation: GAAP 6,330 6,199 ----------- -----------

Non-GAAP 6,317 6,202 ----------- -----------

Additional reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the tables that follow on page 10.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In millions) (Unaudited)

October 27, July 28, 2007 2007 ------------ ------------ ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,413 $ 3,728 Investments 20,266 18,538 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $179 at October 27, 2007 and $166 at July 28, 2007 3,418 3,989 Inventories 1,315 1,322 Deferred tax assets 1,916 1,953 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,127 2,044 ------------ ------------

Total current assets 33,455 31,574

Property and equipment, net 3,956 3,893 Goodwill 12,158 12,121 Purchased intangible assets, net 2,379 2,540 Other assets 3,754 3,212 ------------ ------------

TOTAL ASSETS $ 55,702 $ 53,340 ------------ ------------

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 820 $ 786 Income taxes payable 439 1,740 Accrued compensation 1,920 2,019 Deferred revenue 5,381 5,391 Other current liabilities 3,660 3,422 ------------ ------------

Total current liabilities 12,220 13,358

Long-term debt 6,582 6,408 Income taxes payable 682 --- Deferred revenue 1,726 1,646 Other long-term liabilities 489 438 ------------ ------------

Total liabilities 21,699 21,850 ------------ ------------

Minority interest 131 10

Shareholders' equity 33,872 31,480 ------------ ------------ TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 55,702 $ 53,340 ------------ ------------

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In millions) (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended ------------------------

October 27, October 28, 2007 2006 ----------- -----------

Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 2,205 $ 1,608 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 421 348 Employee share-based compensation expense 226 225 Share-based compensation expense related to acquisitions and investments 24 10 Provision for doubtful accounts 18 6 Deferred income taxes (491) 60 Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (252) (151) In-process research and development 3 4 Net gains and impairment charges on investments (54) (48) Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions: Accounts receivable 554 206 Inventories 7 (106) Prepaid expenses and other current assets 81 (16) Lease receivables, net (127) (22) Accounts payable 32 (11) Income taxes payable and receivable 394 48 Accrued compensation (99) (29) Deferred revenue 70 116 Other liabilities 77 23 ----------- -----------

Net cash provided by operating activities 3,089 2,271 ----------- ----------- Cash flows from investing activities: Purchases of investments (4,360) (4,771) Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments 3,526 4,268 Acquisition of property and equipment (296) (214) Acquisition of businesses, net of cash and cash equivalents acquired (45) (121) Change in investments in privately held companies (20) (48) Other (65) (41) ----------- -----------

Net cash used in investing activities (1,260) (927) ----------- -----------

Cash flows from financing activities: Issuance of common stock 1,539 1,019 Repurchase of common stock (2,993) (1,500) Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation 252 151 Other 58 2 ----------- -----------

Net cash used in financing activities (1,144) (328) ----------- -----------

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 685 1,016 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 3,728 3,297 ----------- -----------

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 4,413 $ 4,313 ----------- -----------

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION (In millions) (Unaudited)

October 27, July 28, 2007 2007 ----------- ----------- CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND INVESTMENTS Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,413 $ 3,728 Fixed income securities 18,050 17,297 Publicly traded equity securities 2,216 1,241 ----------- -----------

Total $ 24,679 $ 22,266 ----------- -----------

INVENTORIES Raw materials $ 130 $ 173 Work in process 45 45 Finished goods: Distributor inventory and deferred cost of sales 556 544 Manufactured finished goods 338 314 ----------- -----------

Total finished goods 894 858 Service-related spares 211 211 Demonstration systems 35 35 ----------- -----------

Total $ 1,315 $ 1,322 ----------- -----------

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET Land, buildings, and leasehold improvements $ 4,095 $ 4,022 Computer equipment and related software 1,684 1,605 Production, engineering, and other equipment 4,428 4,264 Operating lease assets 176 181 Furniture and fixtures 407 394 ----------- -----------

10,790 10,466 Less accumulated depreciation and amortization (6,834) (6,573) ----------- -----------

Total $ 3,956 $ 3,893 ----------- -----------

LEASE RECEIVABLES, NET (1) Current $ 427 $ 389 Noncurrent 628 539 ----------- -----------

Total $ 1,055 $ 928 ----------- -----------

OTHER ASSETS Deferred tax assets $ 1,612 $ 1,060 Investments in privately held companies 660 643 Income tax receivable --- 277 Lease receivables, net 628 539 Other 854 693 ----------- -----------

Total $ 3,754 $ 3,212 ----------- -----------

DEFERRED REVENUE Service $ 4,651 $ 4,840 Product Unrecognized revenue on product shipments and other deferred revenue 1,930 1,769 Cash receipts related to unrecognized revenue from two-tier distributors 526 428 ----------- -----------

Total product deferred revenue 2,456 2,197 ----------- -----------

Total $ 7,107 $ 7,037 ----------- -----------

Reported as: Current $ 5,381 $ 5,391 Noncurrent 1,726 1,646 ----------- -----------

Total $ 7,107 $ 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 -------------------------

October 27, October 28, 2007 2006 ------------ ------------

Cost of sales--product $ 9 $ 11 Cost of sales--service 23 24 ------------ ------------ Employee share-based compensation expense in cost of sales 32 35 ------------ ------------

Research and development 65 74 Sales and marketing 99 94 General and administrative 30 22 ------------ ------------

Employee share-based compensation expense in operating expenses 194 190 ------------ ------------

Total employee share-based compensation expense $ 226 $ 225 ------------ ------------

The income tax benefit for employee share-based compensation expense was $74 million and $58 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2007, respectively.

RECONCILIATION OF SHARES USED IN THE GAAP AND NON-GAAP DILUTED NET INCOME PER SHARE CALCULATION (In millions)

Three Months Ended ------------------------

October 27, October 28, 2007 2006 ----------- ------------ Shares used in diluted net income per share calculation--GAAP 6,330 6,199 Effect of SFAS 123(R) (13) 3 ----------- ------------

Shares used in diluted net income per share calculation--Non-GAAP 6,317 6,202 ----------- ------------

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP COST OF SALES USED IN INVENTORY TURNS (In millions)

Three Months Ended ------------------------

October 27, July 28, 2007 2007 ----------- -----------

GAAP cost of sales $ 3,381 $ 3,365 Employee share-based compensation expense (32) (31)

Amortization of purchased intangible assets (61) (48)

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Non-GAAP cost of sales $ 3,288 $ 3,286 ----------- -----------

Press Contact: John Noh Cisco (408) 853-8445 [email protected]

Investor Relations Contact: Laura Graves Cisco (408) 526-6521 [email protected]

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