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Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Nachrichtenquelle: GlobeNewswire
17.05.2018, 00:22  |  466   |   |   
  • Q3 Revenue: $12.5 billion

    • Increase of 4% year over year

    • Recurring revenue was 32% of total revenue, up 2 points year over year

  • Q3 Earnings per Share: $0.56 GAAP; $0.66 non-GAAP

  • Q4 FY 2018 Guidance:

    • Revenue: 4% to 6% growth year over year

    • Earnings per Share: GAAP: $0.55 to $0.60; Non-GAAP: $0.68 to $0.70

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cisco today reported third quarter results for the period ended April 28, 2018. Cisco reported third quarter revenue of $12.5 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.7 billion or $0.56 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $3.2 billion or $0.66 per share.

"We are executing well against our strategy, our innovation pipeline has never been stronger, and we continue to make great progress in transforming towards more software and subscriptions," said Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO, Cisco. "I am confident with our position in the industry and the impact we will continue to drive with our customers."

 GAAP Results

    Q3 FY 2018   Q3 FY 2017   Vs. Q3 FY 2017
Revenue   $ 12.5  billion   $ 11.9  billion   4 %
Net Income   $ 2.7  billion   $ 2.5  billion   7 %
Diluted Earnings per Share (EPS)   $ 0.56     $ 0.50     12 %
                       

Non-GAAP Results

    Q3 FY 2018   Q3 FY 2017   Vs. Q3 FY 2017
Net Income                                      $ 3.2  billion   $ 3.0  billion   6 %
EPS   $ 0.66     $ 0.60     10 %
                       

Reconciliations between net income, EPS, and other measures on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis are provided in the tables located in the section entitled "Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP Measures."

"We delivered strong results in Q3 with solid revenue growth of 4% and non-GAAP EPS growth of 10%," said Kelly Kramer, CFO of Cisco.  "Our investment in innovation and continued execution are paying off.  We saw broad-based strength across our portfolio, while continuing to shift our business model and deliver value for shareholders."  

Financial Summary

All comparative percentages are on a year-over-year basis unless otherwise noted.

Q3 FY 2018 Highlights

Revenue -- Total revenue was $12.5 billion, up 4%, with product revenue up 5% and service revenue up 3%. 32% of total revenue was from recurring offers, up 2 percentage points from the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Revenue by geographic segment was: Americas up 2%, EMEA up 9%, and APJC up 7%. Product revenue performance was broad based with growth in Infrastructure Platforms which increased by 2%, Applications which increased by 19%, and Security which increased by 11%.

Gross Margin -- On a GAAP basis, total gross margin and product gross margin were 62.3% and 61.0%, respectively. Product gross margin decreased compared with 61.7% in the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

Non-GAAP total gross margin and product gross margin were 63.9% and 62.9%, respectively. Non-GAAP product gross margin decreased compared with 63.2% in the third quarter of fiscal 2017. The decrease was primarily due to pricing and higher memory costs partially offset by improved productivity benefits.

GAAP service gross margin was 65.8% and non-GAAP service gross margin was 66.9%.

Total gross margins by geographic segment were: 64.4% for the Americas, 64.3% for EMEA and 61.7% for APJC.

Operating Expenses -- On a GAAP basis, operating expenses were $4.6 billion, up 6%. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $4.0 billion, up 6%, and were 32.5% of revenue.

Operating Income -- GAAP operating income was $3.1 billion, down 1%, with GAAP operating margin of 25.1%. Non-GAAP operating income was $3.9 billion, up 2%, with non-GAAP operating margin of 31.5%.

Provision for Income Taxes -- The GAAP tax provision rate was 17.3%. The non-GAAP tax provision rate was 21.0%.

Net Income and EPS -- On a GAAP basis, net income was $2.7 billion and EPS was $0.56. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $3.2 billion, an increase of 6%, and EPS was $0.66, an increase of 10%.

Cash Flow from Operating Activities -- was $2.4 billion, a decrease of 28% compared with $3.4 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Operating cash flow includes the payment of $1.3 billion of one-time foreign taxes as related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Operating cash flow increased 11%, normalized for these tax payments.

Balance Sheet and Other Financial Highlights

Cash and Cash Equivalents and Investments -- were $54.4 billion at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2018, compared with $73.7 billion at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2018, and compared with $70.5 billion at the end of fiscal 2017. The total cash and cash equivalents and investments available in the United States at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2018 were $47.5 billion.

Deferred Revenue -- was $19.0 billion, up 9% in total, with deferred product revenue up 18%, driven largely by subscription-based and software offers, and deferred service revenue was up 4%. The portion of deferred product revenue related to recurring software and subscription offers increased 29%.

Capital Allocation -- In the third quarter of fiscal 2018, Cisco declared and paid a cash dividend of $0.33 per common share, or $1.6 billion. For the third quarter of fiscal 2018, Cisco repurchased approximately 140 million shares of common stock under its stock repurchase program at an average price of $42.83 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $6.0 billion. The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases under the program is $25.1 billion with no termination date.

Acquisitions and Divestitures

On May 1, 2018, we announced our intent to acquire Accompany, a privately held company that provides an AI-driven relationship intelligence platform. The Accompany acquisition closed in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. We also announced an agreement to sell our Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business. We expect this transaction to close in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

In the third quarter of 2018, we closed our acquisition of BroadSoft, Inc., a publicly held company that offers cloud calling and contact center solutions. We also closed our acquisition of Skyport Systems, Inc., a privately held company providing cloud-managed, hyper-converged systems that run and protect business critical applications.

Guidance for Q4 FY 2018

Cisco expects to achieve the following results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018:

Q4 FY 2018    
Revenue   4% - 6% growth Y/Y
Non-GAAP gross margin rate   63% - 64%
Non-GAAP operating margin rate   29.5% - 30.5%
Non-GAAP tax provision rate   21%
Non-GAAP EPS   $0.68 - $0.70

Cisco estimates that GAAP EPS will be $0.55 to $0.60 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

A reconciliation between the Guidance for Q4 FY 2018 on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis is provided in the table entitled "GAAP to non-GAAP Guidance for Q4 FY 2018" located in the section entitled "Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP Measures."

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