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Cisco beats on revenue and earnings but investors were not impressed

Business Insider | May 17, 2018, 05.41AM IST

Chuck Robbins

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Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins

Cisco reported a 4.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, its second straight quarterly rise, driven by strong growth in its newer businesses such as security.

  • The company's net income rose to $2.69 billion, or 56 cents per share, in the third quarter ended April 28, from $2.52 billion, or 50 cents per share, a year earlier.
  • Total revenue rose to $12.46 billion from $11.94 billion, vs. $12.43 billion as expected by analysts, according to Thomson Reuters. So that's a beat.
  • Earnings were 66 cents per share, excluding certain items, vs. 65 cents per share expected by analysts, another beat.

On top of the beat, Cisco's guidance was in-line with expectations. But the market wasn't thrilled with this solid performance and the stock dropped almost 4% in after hours trading.

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