Cisco tops Q1 earnings forecast

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

16:08, 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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