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Cisco tops Q1 earnings forecast

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
13 November 2020
The stock price jumped on strong earnings and forecast

One of the largest American multinational technology conglomerates - Cisco Systems posted earnings for the fiscal Q1 2021 that made its stock price rally.

Cisco reported revenue of $11.93 billion, topping the $11.85 billion consensus. The adjusted EPS figures came in at 76 cents per share, higher than the 70 cents forecasted.

On an annualized basis, the revenue fell 9% in the quarter, being in line with the expectations. Moreover, this marks the fourth consecutive quarter when Cisco reported a decline in revenue. According to Cisco, a large part of its revenue came from equipment for corporate and government data centers and office sales. For the public sector, the company reported a 5% increase in orders.

For the future, Cisco expects the adjusted EPS to reach a high of 76 cents. The revenue is expected to be flat and even report a 2% decline in the fiscal second quarter. The market is looking for 73 cents in adjusted EPS, while the revenue is expected to decline 3% to $11.63 billion.

Following the news, Cisco's stock price gained 9%. Year-to-date, the company's stock price fell around 20%, while USA500 went up 9%.


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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books. 

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