Cisco Systems Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Earnings
* Q4 Net Sales: $7.98 billion
* Q4 Net Income: $1.5 billion GAAP; $1.9 billion non-GAAP
* Q4 Earnings Per Share: $0.25 GAAP; $0.30 non-GAAP
* FY’06 Net Sales: $28.5 billion
* FY’06 Net Income: $5.6 billion GAAP; $6.9 billion non-GAAP
* FY’06 Earnings Per Share: $0.89 GAAP; $1.10 non-GAAP
SAN JOSE, Calif., August 8, 2006 - Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the periods ended July 29, 2006.
Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 were $7.98 billion, compared with $6.6 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 and compared with $7.3 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., acquired during Cisco’s third quarter of fiscal 2006 on February 24, 2006, contributed $582 million to net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006.
Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, was $1.5 billion or $0.25 per share, which includes stock-based compensation expense related to employee stock options and employee stock purchases of $152 million, net of tax, or $0.02 per share. Net income prior to fiscal 2006 did not include stock-based compensation expense related to employee stock options and employee stock purchases. Including the pro forma stock-based compensation expense previously disclosed in Cisco’s financial statements footnotes, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 was $1.3 billion or $0.20 per share. Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2006, on a GAAP basis, was $1.4 billion or $0.22 per share, which includes stock-based compensation expense related to employee stock options and employee stock purchases of $188 million, net of tax, or $0.03 per share. Refer to the table on page 10 for a comparison of net income, including the effect of stock-based compensation expense. Net income on a GAAP basis, which does not include the effect of stock-based compensation expense, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 was $1.5 billion or $0.24 per share.
Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 was $1.9 billion or $0.30 per share, compared with $1.6 billion or $0.25 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, and compared with $1.8 billion or $0.29 per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2006. A reconciliation between net income on a GAAP basis and non-GAAP net income is provided in a table on page 6.
Net sales for fiscal 2006 were $28.5 billion, compared with $24.8 billion for fiscal 2005. Scientific-Atlanta contributed $989 million to net sales for fiscal 2006.
Net income for fiscal 2006, on a GAAP basis, was $5.6 billion or $0.89 per share, which includes stock-based compensation expense related to employee stock options and employee stock purchases of $756 million, net of tax, or $0.12 per share. Including the pro forma stock-based compensation expense previously disclosed in Cisco’s financial statements footnotes, net income for fiscal 2005 was $4.7 billion or $0.71 per share. Net income on a GAAP basis, which does not include the effect of stock-based compensation expense, for fiscal 2005 was $5.7 billion or $0.87 per share.
Non-GAAP net income for fiscal 2006 was $6.9 billion or $1.10 per share, compared with $6.1 billion or $0.92 per share for fiscal 2005.
During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, Cisco completed the acquisitions of Audium Corporation and Metreos Corporation, and purchased selected assets of OpGate, Ltd.
“Cisco delivered a record quarter across the board, ending a fiscal year that demonstrated our strong momentum and balance across geographies, products and customer segments,” said John Chambers, president and CEO, Cisco Systems. "It’s clear we are executing well and on target against our long-term strategy and our vision of the network enabling almost all forms of communications and IT.
Our vision and unique ability to innovate and capture market transitions are why we believe we are poised for continued growth.
Not only is the network becoming the primary driver of IT and communications, it is becoming the platform for life’s experiences. Our ability to anticipate these changes and execute on our strategy is increasing our market share as well as our share of our customers’ total IT spend"
Cisco will discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2006 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.
* Cash flows from operations were $2.3 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, compared with $2.4 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, and compared with $2.3 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Cash flows from operations were $7.9 billion for fiscal 2006, compared with $7.6 billion for fiscal 2005.
* Cash and cash equivalents and investments were $17.8 billion at the end of fiscal 2006, compared with $16.1 billion at the end of fiscal 2005, and compared with $18.2 billion at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2006.
* During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, Cisco repurchased 139 million shares of common stock at an average price of $20.35 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $2.8 billion. During fiscal 2006, Cisco repurchased 435 million shares of common stock at an average price of $19.07 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $8.3 billion. As of July 29, 2006, Cisco had repurchased and retired 1.9 billion shares of Cisco common stock at an average price of $18.36 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $35.4 billion since the inception of the stock repurchase program.
* Days sales outstanding (DSO) in accounts receivable at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 were 38 days, compared with 31 days at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, and compared with 36 days at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2006.
* Inventory turns on a GAAP basis were 8.5 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, compared with 6.6 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, and compared with 7.7 in the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Non-GAAP inventory turns were 8.3 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, compared with 7.4 in the third quarter of fiscal 2006.
“We are very pleased with our performance for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2006,” said Dennis Powell, chief financial officer, Cisco Systems. “Revenue for both Cisco stand-alone and Scientific Atlanta exceeded our expectations this quarter, highlighting the strength we saw across geographies, product categories and customer segments. Operational results also showed momentum, with solid growth in operating income stemming from enhanced financial leverage with strong gross margins and improved operating expense productivity.”
* Cisco’s core enterprise networking platform, the Cisco Catalyst 6500, surpassed $20 billion in sales.
* Cisco Unified Communications adoption continued to accelerate with more than 8 million Cisco Unified IP Phones shipped worldwide, with the milestone phone purchased by Deutsche Bank.
* More than 60 service providers have adopted the Cisco Carrier Routing System, or CRS-1, in the first two years since its introduction.
* China Telecom selected the Cisco IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture as the foundation of its 2006 ChinaNet network expansion and named Cisco as the primary equipment provider.
* Cisco’s enterprise customer installed base surpassed the 3 million wireless access points (APs) milestone.
* University Hospitals Health System, which has more than 23,500 physicians, nurses and support staff at more than 150 locations in northeastern Ohio, selected Cisco to provide a converged IP communications system.
* Linksys announced its first Wireless-G IP Phones designed to enable users to make low-cost VoIP calls through 802.11g wireless networks.
* Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation, selected multiple Scientific Atlanta PowerVuTM digital content distribution systems for the analog-to-digital migration of North American programming delivery to its affiliates.
* Q4 and FY’06 conference call to discuss Cisco’s results along with its business outlook to be held at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday, August 8, 2006. Conference call number is 888-848-6507 (United States); 212-519-0847 (international).
* Conference call replay will be available from 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, August 8, 2006 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, August 15, 2006 at 866-357-4205 (United States); 203-369-0122 (international). The replay is also available from August 8, 2006 through October 20, 2006 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, August 8, 2006. 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 on Q4 and FY’06 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, non-GAAP shares used in net income per share calculation and non-GAAP inventory turns.
These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, 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.
Cisco believes that the presentation of non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per share data and non-GAAP shares used in net income per share calculation, when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. In addition, Cisco believes that the presentation of non-GAAP inventory turns provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to inventory management based on the operating activities of the period presented.
For its internal budgeting process, Cisco’s management uses financial statements that do not include stock-based compensation expense related to employee stock options and employee stock purchases, impact to cost of sales from purchase accounting adjustments to inventory, payroll tax on stock option exercises, compensation expense related to acquisitions and investments, in-process research and development, amortization of purchased intangible assets, (gain) loss on publicly traded equity securities and the income tax effects of the foregoing. Cisco’s management also uses the foregoing non-GAAP measures, in addition to the corresponding GAAP measures, in reviewing the financial results of Cisco.
For additional information on the items excluded by Cisco from one or more of its non-GAAP financial measures we refer you to the Form 8-K regarding this release furnished today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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