Cisco posts $1.2 billion net income on $11.2 billion net sales in Q4 2011

Cisco posted net sales of $11.2 billion and net income of $1.2 billion or $0.22 per share for the fourth quarter ended July 30, 2011.

While net sales grew by 3.3 percent in Q4 2011, Cisco’s net income decreased by 36.3 percent as compared with Q4 2010.

Cisco’s FY 2011 net sales were $43.2 billion and net income was $6.5 billion. During the financial year 2011, net sales increased by 7.9 percent, while net income dropped by 16.4 percent as compared with FY 2010.

We’ve made significant progress on our comprehensive action plan to position ourselves for our next stage of growth and profitability, while delivering solid financial results in Q4,” said John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco. As we start our next fiscal year, you will see a very focused, agile, lean and aggressive company.”

Cash flows from operations were $2.8 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, compared with $3.0 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2011, and compared with $3.2 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. Cash flows from operations were $10.1 billion for fiscal 2011, compared with $10.2 billion for fiscal 2010.

Xerox and Cisco announced that they intend to form an alliance to simplify IT management by delivering cloud-based services and technology solutions that combine network intelligence and print.

Cisco introduced multiple innovations for its flagship Catalyst® 6500 Series Switches, providing customers with the capability to evolve their network infrastructure for the coming decade’s proliferation of connected devices, growth of video traffic, cloud computing business models and increasingly mobile workforces.

Cisco introduced AppHQ, an application ecosystem built specifically for Cisco Cius that provides new ways to create, manage and rapidly deploy tablet applications in the enterprise.

Cisco announced the industry’s first 60-watt Power over Ethernet capability for one of the most widely deployed enterprise-class switches in the industry, the Catalyst 4500E Switch.

Cisco introduced new technology to increase the efficiency and security of cloud-based networks so that information can be delivered instantly, with industry-leading security to more people, on more devices, in more locations.

Cisco introduced a number of new telepresence products and enhancements designed to give customers new ways to simply, quickly and cost effectively scale telepresence throughout their organizations.

Cisco introduced new solutions to help sports and entertainment venues and service providers enhance wireless bandwidth and performance in high-density areas while monetizing the delivery of personalized mobile experiences.

NASDAQ OMX PHLX, the Philadelphia-based, high-performance options trading exchange, deployed Cisco Nexus® 5000 Series Switches and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender (FEX), which provides scalability and a simplified, single point of management capability.

Comcast, Tata Communications, and China Telecom selected the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers to support the delivery of advanced services to their respective customers.

Travelport selected Cisco Unified Computing System and Cisco Nexus Switches to increase business efficiency and scalability.

Cisco and New Songdo International City Development in Korea joined forces to create what is anticipated to become one of the most technologically advanced Cisco Smart+Connected Communities in the world.

Cisco Cius and Nervecentre Software are helping Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust redirect 8,000 hours of annual nursing time into hands-on patient care.

Polish Telecom boosted its network with Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System and Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers to help build out video, mobile and cloud computing services.

Law firm Minter Ellison selected Cisco technology to connect industry and government clients in Australia, Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Russian mobile operator SkyLink completed the modernization of its Packet Data Serving Node (PDSN) and migrated data traffic to an intelligent platform based on the Cisco ASR 5000 Series Aggregation Services Router.

Argentinean bank Banco Supervielle adopted Cisco Borderless Network Architecture to accelerate processes, improve productivity and reduce operational costs.

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