Cisco matched second-quarter targets making $2.1 billion up from the year-ago $1.9 billion. Revenue rose 17 per cent from a year ago to $9.8 billion. Excluding certain costs, earnings rose to 38 cents a share from 33 cents a year ago. Analysts were looking for the company to make 38 cents a share on revenue of $9.8 billion.
“Cisco delivered another solid quarter with strong revenue and order growth driven by a broad base of geographies, products, services and customer markets,” said CEO John Chambers. “As we enter the second half of the fiscal year, our innovation pipeline is in excellent shape, our balanced product momentum across core and advanced technologies continues to be solid, and execution against our long-term strategy remains unwavering.”