This excerpt taken from the CSCO 8-K filed Aug 9, 2005.
CISCO SYSTEMS REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR 2005 EARNINGS
SAN JOSE, Calif. August 9, 2005 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 30, 2005.
Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 were $6.6 billion, compared with $5.9 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004, an increase of 11.1 percent, and compared with $6.2 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2005, an increase of 6.4 percent.
Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, was $1.5 billion or $0.24 per share, compared with $1.4 billion or $0.20 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004, and compared with $1.4 billion or $0.21 per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2005. Pro forma net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 was $1.6 billion or $0.25 per share, compared with $1.5 billion or $0.21 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004, and compared with $1.5 billion or $0.23 per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2005. A reconciliation between net income on a GAAP basis and pro forma net income is provided in a table immediately following the Pro Forma Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Net sales for fiscal 2005 were $24.8 billion, compared with $22.0 billion for fiscal 2004, an increase of 12.5 percent.
Net income for fiscal 2005, on a GAAP basis, was $5.7 billion or $0.87 per share, compared with $4.4 billion or $0.62 per share for fiscal 2004. Net income on a GAAP basis for fiscal 2004 included a non-cash cumulative stock compensation charge of $567 million or $0.08 per share relating to the implementation of Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 46(R), as a consequence of the acquisition of Andiamo Systems, Inc. Pro forma net income for fiscal 2005 was $6.1 billion or $0.92 per share, compared with $5.3 billion or $0.76 per share for fiscal 2004.
During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, Cisco completed the acquisitions of FineGround Networks, Inc., M.I. Secure Corporation, NetSift, Inc., Sipura Technology, Inc., Topspin Communications, Inc. and Vihana, Inc.
The close of Ciscos fourth quarter and 2005 fiscal year marks not only a period of strong operating performance for the company, including record net income and earnings per share, but also further demonstrates that
our architectural strategy is working, said John Chambers, president and CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc. The home run again this quarter was the continued balance weve achieved across geographies, architectural evolutions, product families and market segments, with the commercial and enterprise segments bringing in top results.
Going forward, we will continue to make investments in our growth areas that we believe will provide customers with an intelligent network, one that is designed to allow them to evolve from a transaction-oriented network into an architecture that delivers a robust, interactive experience.
Cisco will discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2005 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.