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Press Release -- February 13th, 2019
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Cisco Reports Second Quarter Earnings FY19

News Release
Cisco Reports Second Quarter Earnings FY19

February 13, 2019

Cisco Press Release
Dividend Increased 6 Percent, Additional $15 Billion Authorized for Stock Repurchase

Q2 Results:
Revenue: $12.4 billion
Growth of 7% year over year (normalized to exclude the divested SPVSS business for Q2 FY 2018)
Earnings per Share: GAAP: $0.63; Non-GAAP: $0.73
Non-GAAP EPS increased 16% year over year
Q3 Guidance (normalized to exclude the divested SPVSS business for Q3 FY 2018):
Revenue: 4% to 6% growth year over year
Earnings per Share: GAAP: $0.63 to $0.68; Non-GAAP: $0.76 to $0.78
Q2FY19 Earnings Infographics

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 13, 2019 -- Cisco today reported second quarter results for the period ended January 26, 2019. Cisco reported second quarter revenue of $12.4 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.8 billion or $0.63 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $3.3 billion or $0.73 per share.

Earnings History

Cisco Reports Q1 FY19 Earnings
Cisco Reports Q2 FY18 Earnings
As previously disclosed, Cisco completed the divestiture of the Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 on October 28, 2018. Revenue, non-GAAP financial information, and Q3 FY 2019 guidance have been normalized to exclude the SPVSS business from prior periods for comparative purposes.

"We are very pleased with our strong performance in the quarter," said Chuck Robbins, chairman and CEO of Cisco. "Our teams are executing incredibly well, aggressively transitioning to a software model and accelerating our pace of innovation. We are redefining and connecting every domain of the networking infrastructure to deliver the agility, operational efficiency and security our customers require to embrace multicloud, edge computing and digital transformation."

GAAP Results

Q2 FY 2019

Q2 FY 2018

Vs. Q2 FY 2018
Revenue (including SPVSS business for all periods)

$
12.4 billion

$
11.9 billion

5%
Revenue (excluding SPVSS business for all periods)

$
12.4 billion

$
11.7 billion

7%
Net Income (Loss)

$
2.8 billion

$
(8.8) billion

NM
Earnings (Loss) per Share

$
0.63

$
(1.78)

NM
NM - Not meaningful

GAAP results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 include a $11.1 billion charge related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Non-GAAP Results

Q2 FY 2019

Q2 FY 2018

Vs. Q2 FY 2018
Net Income (excluding SPVSS business for all periods)

$
3.3 billion

$
3.1 billion

6%
Diluted Earnings per Share (EPS) (excluding SPVSS business for all periods)

$
0.73

$
0.63

16%
Reconciliations between net income (loss), earnings (loss) per share, and other measures on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis are provided in the tables located in the section entitled "Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP Measures."

Cisco Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend; Stock Repurchase Program Authorization Increased

Cisco has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.35 per common share, a 2-cent increase or up 6% over the previous quarter's dividend, to be paid on April 24, 2019 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 5, 2019. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval.

Cisco's board of directors has also approved a $15 billion increase to the authorization of the stock repurchase program. There is no fixed termination date for the repurchase program. The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases including the additional authorization is approximately $24 billion.

"Q2 was a solid quarter with continued momentum across the business delivering revenue growth of 7% and non-GAAP EPS growth of 16%. I'm also very pleased with our revenue from software subscriptions which is now 65% of total software revenue," said Kelly Kramer, CFO of Cisco. "Our increased dividend and share repurchase authorization show confidence in the strength of our ongoing cash flows and reinforce our commitment to returning capital to our shareholders."

Financial Summary

All comparative percentages are on a year-over-year basis unless otherwise noted.

All revenue, non-GAAP, and geographic financial information in the "Q2 FY 2019 Highlights" section are presented excluding the SPVSS business for all periods as it was divested during the second quarter on October 28, 2018.

Q2 FY 2019 Highlights

Revenue -- Total revenue was $12.4 billion, up 7%, with product revenue up 9% and service revenue up 1%. Revenue by geographic segment was: Americas up 7%, EMEA up 8%, and APJC up 5%. Product revenue performance was broad based with growth in Applications, up 24%, Security, up 18%, and Infrastructure Platforms, up 6%.

Gross Margin -- On a GAAP basis, total gross margin, product gross margin, and service gross margin were 62.5%, 61.0%, and 66.6%, respectively, as compared with 63.1%, 61.5%, and 67.4%, respectively, in the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

On a non-GAAP basis, total gross margin, product gross margin, and service gross margin were 64.1%, 62.8%, and 67.7%, respectively, as compared with 65.1%, 63.8%, and 68.7%, respectively, in the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

Total gross margins by geographic segment were: 65.2% for the Americas, 64.2% for EMEA and 59.2% for APJC.

Operating Expenses --On a GAAP basis, operating expenses were $4.6 billion, up 3%. Non-GAAP operating expenses were $4.0 billion, up 3%, and were 31.9% of revenue.

Operating Income -- GAAP operating income was $3.2 billion, up 4%, with GAAP operating margin of 25.8%. Non-GAAP operating income was $4.0 billion, up 7%, with non-GAAP operating margin flat at 32.1%.

Provision for Income Taxes -- The GAAP tax provision rate was 15.6%. The non-GAAP tax provision rate was 19.0%.

Net Income and EPS -- On a GAAP basis, net income was $2.8 billion and EPS was $0.63. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $3.3 billion, an increase of 6%, and EPS was $0.73, an increase of 16%.

Cash Flow from Operating Activities -- $3.8 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, a decrease of 7% compared with $4.1 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Operating cash flow includes the payment of $0.8 billion in relation to a transition tax payment as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Operating cash flow increased 12%, normalized for this payment.

Balance Sheet and Other Financial Highlights

Cash and Cash Equivalents and Investments -- $40.4 billion at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2019, compared with $42.6 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2019, and compared with $46.5 billion at the end of fiscal 2018.

Deferred Revenue -- $17.3 billion, down 8% in total, with deferred product revenue down 23%. Deferred service revenue was up 3%.

Capital Allocation -- For the second quarter of fiscal 2019, we returned $6.5 billion to shareholders through share buybacks and dividends. We declared and paid a cash dividend of $0.33 per common share, or $1.5 billion, and repurchased approximately 111 million shares of common stock under our stock repurchase program at an average price of $45.09 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $5.0 billion.

Acquisitions

On December 18, 2018, we announced our intent to acquire Luxtera, Inc., a privately held semiconductor company. On January 30, 2019, we announced our intent to acquire Singularity Networks, a privately held network infrastructure analytics company. Both acquisitions closed in the third quarter of fiscal 2019.

Guidance for Q3 FY 2019

Cisco expects to achieve the following results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 (normalized to exclude the divested SPVSS business):

Q3 FY 2019

Revenue

4% - 6% growth Y/Y
Non-GAAP gross margin rate

64% - 65%
Non-GAAP operating margin rate

31% - 32%
Non-GAAP tax provision rate

19%
Non-GAAP EPS

$0.76 - $0.78
Revenue for the divested SPVSS business for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $219 million.

Cisco estimates that GAAP EPS will be $0.63 to $0.68 in the third quarter of fiscal 2019.

A reconciliation between the Guidance for Q3 FY 2019 on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis is provided in the table entitled "GAAP to non-GAAP Guidance for Q3 FY 2019" located in the section entitled "Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP Measures."

Editor's Notes:

Q2 fiscal year 2019 conference call to discuss Cisco's results along with its guidance will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Conference call number is 1-888-848-6507 (United States) or 1-212-519-0847 (international).
Conference call replay will be available from 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, February 13, 2019 to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, February 20, 2019 at 1-800-391-9851 (United States) or 1-203-369-3268 (international). The replay will also be available via webcast on the Cisco Investor Relations website at https://investor.cisco.com.
Additional information regarding Cisco's financials, as well as a webcast of the conference call with visuals designed to guide participants through the call, will be available at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, February 13, 2019. Text of the conference call's prepared remarks will be available within 24 hours of completion of the call. The webcast will include both the prepared remarks and the question-and-answer session. This information, along with the GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation information, will be available on the Cisco Investor Relations website at https://investor.cisco.com.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per-share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

January 26, 2019

January 27, 2018

January 26, 2019

January 27, 2018
REVENUE:

Product
$
9,273

$
8,709

$
19,163

$
17,763

Service
3,173

3,178

6,355

6,260

Total revenue
12,446

11,887

25,518

24,023

COST OF SALES:

Product
3,614

3,354

7,413

6,969

Service
1,059

1,035

2,186

2,129

Total cost of sales
4,673

4,389

9,599

9,098

GROSS MARGIN
7,773

7,498

15,919

14,925

OPERATING EXPENSES:

Research and development
1,557

1,549

3,165

3,116

Sales and marketing
2,271

2,235

4,681

4,569

General and administrative
509

483

720

1,040

Amortization of purchased intangible assets
39

60

73

121

Restructuring and other charges
186

98

264

250

Total operating expenses
4,562

4,425

8,903

9,096

OPERATING INCOME
3,211

3,073

7,016

5,829

Interest income
328

396

672

775

Interest expense
(223)

(247)

(444)

(482)

Other income (loss), net
27

10

8

72

Interest and other income (loss), net
132

159

236

365

INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES
3,343

3,232

7,252

6,194

Provision for income taxes (1)
521

12,010

881

12,578

NET INCOME (LOSS)
$
2,822

$
(8,778)

$
6,371

$
(6,384)

Net income (loss) per share:

Basic
$
0.63

$
(1.78)

$
1.41

$
(1.29)

Diluted
$
0.63

$
(1.78)

$
1.40

$
(1.29)

Shares used in per-share calculation:

Basic
4,470

4,924

4,517

4,942

Diluted
4,505

4,924

4,557

4,942

The Consolidated Statements of Operations include the results of the SPVSS business prior to its divestiture during the second quarter of fiscal 2019 on October 28, 2018. Accordingly, the six months ended January 26, 2019 includes three months of financial results for this business.

(1) The provision for income taxes for the three and six months ended January 27, 2018 includes an $11.1 billion charge related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
REVENUE BY SEGMENT
(In millions, except percentages)

January 26, 2019

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

Amount

Y/Y %

Amount

Y/Y %
Revenue:

Including SPVSS business for all periods:

Americas

$
7,352

5%

$
15,103

5%
EMEA

3,223

5%

6,447

8%
APJC

1,872

3%

3,968

7%
Total

$
12,446

5%

$
25,518

6%
Excluding SPVSS business for all periods:

Americas

$
7,352

7%

$
15,027

6%
EMEA

3,223

8%

6,381

10%
APJC

1,872

5%

3,944

10%
Total

$
12,446

7%

$
25,351

8%
Amounts may not sum and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2019 on October 28, 2018, we completed the divestiture of the SPVSS business. SPVSS business revenue for the three months ended January 27, 2018 was $230 million and for the six months ended January 26, 2019 and January 27, 2018 was $168 million and $478 million, respectively.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
GROSS MARGIN PERCENTAGE BY SEGMENT
(In percentages)

January 26, 2019

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended
Gross Margin Percentage:

Including SPVSS business for all periods:

Americas

65.2%

65.3%
EMEA

64.2%

64.2%
APJC

59.2%

58.2%
Excluding SPVSS business for all periods (1):

Americas

65.2%

65.6%
EMEA

64.2%

64.3%
APJC

59.2%

58.4%
(1) During the second quarter of fiscal 2019 on October 28, 2018, we completed the divestiture of the SPVSS business.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
REVENUE FOR GROUPS OF SIMILAR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
(In millions, except percentages)

January 26, 2019

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

Amount

Y/Y %

Amount

Y/Y %
Revenue:

Including SPVSS business for all periods:

Infrastructure Platforms

$
7,128

6%

$
14,770

8%
Applications

1,465

24%

2,884

21%
Security

658

18%

1,308

15%
Other Products

22

(91)%

200

(63)%
Total Product

9,273

6%

19,163

8%
Services

3,173

—%

6,355

2%
Total

$
12,446

5%

$
25,518

6%
Excluding SPVSS business for all periods:

Infrastructure Platforms

$
7,128

6%

$
14,770

8%
Applications

1,465

24%

2,884

21%
Security

658

18%

1,308

15%
Other Products

22

(59)%

54

(53)%
Total Product

9,273

9%

19,017

10%
Services

3,173

1%

6,334

2%
Total

$
12,446

7%

$
25,351

8%
Amounts may not sum and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2019 on October 28, 2018, we completed the divestiture of the SPVSS business. SPVSS business revenue for the three months ended January 27, 2018 was $230 million and for the six months ended January 26, 2019 and January 27, 2018 was $168 million and $478 million, respectively.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

January 26, 2019

July 28, 2018
ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents
$
9,835

$
8,934

Investments
30,548

37,614

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $135 at January 26, 2019 and $129 at July 28, 2018
3,745

5,554

Inventories
1,701

1,846

Financing receivables, net
5,057

4,949

Other current assets
2,231

2,940

Total current assets
53,117

61,837

Property and equipment, net
2,931

3,006

Financing receivables, net
4,565

4,882

Goodwill
33,293

31,706

Purchased intangible assets, net
2,270

2,552

Deferred tax assets
4,081

3,219

Other assets
2,205

1,582

TOTAL ASSETS
$
102,462

$
108,784

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Short-term debt
$
9,737

$
5,238

Accounts payable
1,655

1,904

Income taxes payable
1,110

1,004

Accrued compensation
2,599

2,986

Deferred revenue
9,976

11,490

Other current liabilities
4,402

4,413

Total current liabilities
29,479

27,035

Long-term debt
15,893

20,331

Income taxes payable
7,760

8,585

Deferred revenue
7,285

8,195

Other long-term liabilities
1,256

1,434

Total liabilities
61,673

65,580

Total equity
40,789

43,204

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
$
102,462

$
108,784
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended

January 26,
2019

January 27,
2018
Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)
$
6,371

$
(6,384)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation, amortization, and other
952

1,112

Share-based compensation expense
792

785

Provision (benefit) for receivables
30

(43)

Deferred income taxes
(257)

1,021

(Gains) losses on divestitures, investments and other, net
(77)

(174)

Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and divestitures:

Accounts receivable
1,613

1,236

Inventories
(203)

(276)

Financing receivables
161

(156)

Other assets
(652)

(15)

Accounts payable
(296)

(338)

Income taxes, net
(830)

10,246

Accrued compensation
(339)

(189)

Deferred revenue
207

237

Other liabilities
88

88

Net cash provided by operating activities
7,560

7,150

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchases of investments
(677)

(13,954)

Proceeds from sales of investments
3,055

9,111

Proceeds from maturities of investments
6,263

7,365

Acquisitions and divestitures
(1,599)

(727)

Purchases of investments in privately held companies
(68)

(89)

Return of investments in privately held companies
43

124

Acquisition of property and equipment
(473)

(379)

Proceeds from sales of property and equipment
10

51

Other
(12)

(17)

Net cash provided by investing activities
6,542

1,485

Cash flows from financing activities:

Issuances of common stock
312

302

Repurchases of common stock - repurchase program
(10,062)

(5,457)

Shares repurchased for tax withholdings on vesting of restricted stock units
(514)

(433)

Short-term borrowings, original maturities of 90 days or less, net

5,095

Issuances of debt

6,877

Repayments of debt

(6,230)

Dividends paid
(2,970)

(2,861)

Other
18

(22)

Net cash used in financing activities
(13,216)

(2,729)

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash
886

5,906

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period
8,993

11,773

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period
$
9,879

$
17,679

Supplemental cash flow information:

Cash paid for interest
$
421

$
454

Cash paid for income taxes, net
$
1,968

$
1,311

Prior period information has been retrospectively adjusted due to the adoption of ASU 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows, Restricted Cash at the beginning of the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
DEFERRED REVENUE
(In millions)

January 26, 2019

October 27, 2018

January 27, 2018
Deferred revenue:

Service
$
11,246

$
11,062

$
10,963

Product
6,015

5,752

7,825

Total
$
17,261

$
16,814

$
18,788

Reported as:

Current
$
9,976

$
9,637

$
11,102

Noncurrent
7,285

7,177

7,686

Total
$
17,261

$
16,814

$
18,788
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
DIVIDENDS PAID AND REPURCHASES OF COMMON STOCK
(In millions, except per-share amounts)

DIVIDENDS

STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM

TOTAL
Quarter Ended

Per Share

Amount

Shares

Weighted-
Average Price
per Share

Amount

Amount
Fiscal 2019

January 26, 2019

$
0.33

$
1,470

111

$
45.09

$
5,016

$
6,486

October 27, 2018

$
0.33

$
1,500

109

$
46.01

$
5,026

$
6,526

Fiscal 2018

July 28, 2018

$
0.33

$
1,535

138

$
43.58

$
6,015

$
7,550

April 28, 2018

$
0.33

$
1,572

140

$
42.83

$
6,015

$
7,587

January 27, 2018

$
0.29

$
1,425

103

$
39.07

$
4,011

$
5,436

October 28, 2017

$
0.29

$
1,436

51

$
31.80

$
1,620

$
3,056
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS) TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME
(In millions, except per-share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

January 26,
2019

January 27,
2018

January 26,
2019

January 27,
2018
GAAP net income (loss)
$
2,822

$
(8,778)

$
6,371

$
(6,384)

Adjustments to cost of sales:

Share-based compensation expense
53

54

109

111

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets
141

144

277

283

Supplier component remediation charge (adjustment), net

(13)

(1)

(32)

Acquisition-related/divestiture costs
3

2

7

2

Legal and indemnification settlements
5

5

122

Total adjustments to GAAP cost of sales
202

187

397

486

Adjustments to operating expenses:

Share-based compensation expense
323

333

652

668

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets
39

60

73

121

Acquisition-related/divestiture costs
39

23

160

106

Legal and indemnification settlements

(395)

Significant asset impairments and restructurings
186

98

264

250

Total adjustments to GAAP operating expenses
587

514

754

1,145

Adjustments to GAAP interest and other income (loss), net:

(Gains) and losses on equity investments
(64)

(73)

Total adjustments to GAAP income (loss) before provision for income taxes
725

701

1,078

1,631

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments
(209)

(157)

(394)

(445)

Significant tax matters (1)
(43)

11,380

(308)

11,380

Total adjustments to GAAP provision for income taxes
(252)

11,223

(702)

10,935

Non-GAAP net income
$
3,295

$
3,146

$
6,747

$
6,182

Net income (loss) per share (2):

GAAP
$
0.63

$
(1.78)

$
1.40

$
(1.29)

Non-GAAP
$
0.73

$
0.63

$
1.48

$
1.24

(1) During the second quarter of fiscal 2018, we recorded charges relating to significant tax matters that were excluded from non-GAAP net income for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2018. $11.1 billion of these charges were provisional amounts related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act comprised of $9.0 billion related to the U.S. transition tax, $1.2 billion related to foreign withholding tax and $0.9 billion related to the re-measurement of net deferred tax assets. The amounts were provisional based on Securities and Exchange Commission Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118. The remaining $0.3 billion was related to other significant tax matters.

(2) GAAP net loss per share for the three and six months ended January 27, 2018 was calculated using basic shares of 4,924 million and 4,942 million respectively, due to the net loss resulting from the tax charge as discussed in footnote (1). Non-GAAP net income per share for the respective periods was calculated using diluted shares of 4,966 million and 4,982 million, as we had non-GAAP net income for these periods.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

GROSS MARGINS, OPERATING EXPENSES, OPERATING MARGINS, INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME (LOSS), NET, AND NET INCOME (LOSS)
(In millions, except percentages)

Three Months Ended

January 26, 2019

Product Gross Margin

Service Gross Margin

Total Gross Margin

Operating Expenses

Y/Y

Operating Income

Y/Y

Interest and other income (loss), net

Y/Y

Net Income

Y/Y
GAAP amount
$
5,659

$
2,114

$
7,773

$
4,562

3%

$
3,211

4%

$
132

(17)%

$
2,822

NM
% of revenue
61.0
%

66.6
%

62.5
%

36.7
%

25.8
%

1.1
%

22.7
%

Adjustments to GAAP amounts:

Share-based compensation expense
22

31

53

323

376

376

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets
141

141

39

180

180

Legal and indemnification settlements
5

5

5

5

Acquisition/divestiture-related costs
1

2

3

39

42

42

Significant asset impairments and restructurings

186

186

186

(Gains) and losses on equity investments

(64)

(64)

Income tax effect/significant tax matters

(252)

Non-GAAP amount
$
5,828

$
2,147

$
7,975

$
3,975

3%

$
4,000

7%

$
68

(57)%

$
3,295

6%
% of revenue
62.8
%

67.7
%

64.1
%

31.9
%

32.1
%

0.5
%

26.5
%

Amounts may not sum and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2019 on October 28, 2018, we completed the divestiture of the SPVSS business. Accordingly, the non-GAAP growth rates are normalized to exclude the SPVSS business for the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

Three Months Ended

January 27, 2018

Product Gross Margin

Service Gross Margin

Total Gross Margin

Operating Expenses

Operating
Income

Net
Income (Loss)
GAAP amount
$
5,355

$
2,143

$
7,498

$
4,425

$
3,073

$
(8,778)

% of revenue
61.5
%

67.4
%

63.1
%

37.2
%

25.9
%

(73.8)
%
Adjustments to GAAP amounts:

Share-based compensation expense
23

31

54

333

387

387

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets
144

144

60

204

204

Supplier component remediation charge (adjustment), net
(13)

(13)

(13)

(13)

Acquisition/divestiture-related costs

2

2

23

25

25

Significant asset impairments and restructurings

98

98

98

Income tax effect/significant tax matters (1)

11,223

Non-GAAP amount
$
5,509

$
2,176

$
7,685

$
3,911

$
3,774

$
3,146

Less: SPVSS business (2)
(82)

(10)

(92)

(64)

(28)

(22)

Non-GAAP amount (excluding SPVSS business)
$
5,427

$
2,166

$
7,593

$
3,847

$
3,746

$
3,123

% of revenue
63.8
%

68.7
%

65.1
%

33.0
%

32.1
%

26.8
%
Amounts may not sum and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding.

(1) Includes an $11.1 billion charge related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

(2) Reflects three months of operations for the SPVSS business. For the SPVSS business, EPS was $0.00 for the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

GROSS MARGINS, OPERATING EXPENSES, OPERATING MARGINS, INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME (LOSS), NET, AND NET INCOME (LOSS)
(In millions, except percentages)

Six Months Ended

January 26, 2019

Product Gross Margin

Service Gross Margin

Total Gross Margin

Operating Expenses

Y/Y

Operating Income

Y/Y

Interest and other income (loss), net

Y/Y

Net Income

Y/Y
GAAP amount
$
11,750

$
4,169

$
15,919

$
8,903

(2)%

$
7,016

20%

$
236

(35)%

$
6,371

NM
% of revenue
61.3
%

65.6
%

62.4
%

34.9
%

27.5
%

0.9
%

25.0
%

Adjustments to GAAP amounts:

Share-based compensation expense
45

64

109

652

761

761

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets
277

277

73

350

350

Supplier component remediation charge (adjustment), net
(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

Legal and indemnification settlements
5

5

(395)

(390)

(390)

Acquisition/divestiture-related costs
3

4

7

160

167

167

Significant asset impairments and restructurings

264

264

264

(Gains) and losses on equity investments

(73)

(73)

Income tax effect/significant tax matters

(702)

Non-GAAP amount
$
12,079

$
4,237

$
16,316

$
8,149

$
8,167

$
163

$
6,747

% of revenue
63.0
%

66.7
%

63.9
%

31.9
%

32.0
%

0.6
%

26.4
%

Less: SPVSS business (1)
(52)

(9)

(61)

(59)

(1)

(1)

Non-GAAP amount (excluding SPVSS business)
$
12,028

$
4,228

$
16,255

$
8,090

3%

$
8,166

10%

$
163

(55)%

$
6,747

10%
% of revenue
63.2
%

66.7
%

64.1
%

31.9
%

32.2
%

0.6
%

26.6
%

(1) Reflects three months of operations for the SPVSS business.

Amounts may not sum and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2019 on October 28, 2018, we completed the divestiture of the SPVSS business. Accordingly, the non-GAAP growth rates are normalized to exclude the SPVSS business for the first six months of fiscal 2018.

Six Months Ended

January 27, 2018

Product Gross Margin

Service Gross Margin

Total Gross Margin

Operating Expenses

Operating
Income

Net
Income (Loss)
GAAP amount
$
10,794

$
4,131

$
14,925

$
9,096

$
5,829

$
(6,384)

% of revenue
60.8
%

66.0
%

62.1
%

37.9
%

24.3
%

(26.6)
%
Adjustments to GAAP amounts:

Share-based compensation expense
46

65

111

668

779

779

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets
283

283

121

404

404

Supplier component remediation charge (adjustment), net
(32)

(32)

(32)

(32)

Legal and indemnification settlements
122

122

122

122

Acquisition/divestiture-related costs

2

2

106

108

108

Significant asset impairments and restructurings

250

250

250

Income tax effect/significant tax matters (1)

10,935

Non-GAAP amount
$
11,213

$
4,198

$
15,411

$
7,951

$
7,460

$
6,182

Less: SPVSS business (2)
(144)

(16)

(160)

(131)

(29)

(23)

Non-GAAP amount (excluding SPVSS business)
$
11,070

$
4,181

$
15,251

$
7,821

$
7,430

$
6,158

% of revenue
63.9
%

67.3
%

64.8
%

33.2
%

31.6
%

26.2
%
Amounts may not sum and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding.

(1) Includes an $11.1 billion charge related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

(2) Reflects six months of operations for the SPVSS business.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

EFFECTIVE TAX RATE
(In percentages)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

January 26, 2019

January 27, 2018

January 26, 2019

January 27, 2018
GAAP effective tax rate (1)
15.6
%

371.6
%

12.1
%

203.1
%
Total adjustments to GAAP provision for income taxes
3.4
%

(351.6)
%

6.9
%

(182.1)
%
Non-GAAP effective tax rate
19.0
%

20.0
%

19.0
%

21.0
%
(1) Includes an $11.1 billion charge related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for the three and six months ended January 27, 2018.

GAAP TO NON-GAAP GUIDANCE FOR Q3 FY 2019

Q3 FY 2019

Gross Margin Rate

Operating Margin Rate

Tax Provision Rate

Earnings per Share (2)
GAAP

62.5% - 63.5%

25.5%- 26.5%

18%

$0.63 - $0.68
Estimated adjustments for:

Share-based compensation expense

0.5%

3.0%

$0.06 - $0.07
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and acquisition/divestiture-related costs

1.0%

2.0%

$0.04 - $0.05
Significant asset impairments and restructurings (1)

0.5%

$0.00 - $0.01
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

1%

Non-GAAP

64% - 65%

31% - 32%

19%

$0.76 - $0.78
(1) In the third quarter of fiscal 2018, we initiated a restructuring plan in order to realign the organization and enable further investment in key priority areas with estimated pretax charges of approximately $600 million. We have recognized pretax charges of $372 million to our GAAP financial results in relation to this restructuring plan since its inception. We expect to recognize approximately $50 million of pretax charges under this plan in the third quarter of fiscal 2019.

(2) Estimated adjustments to GAAP earnings per share are shown after income tax effects.

Except as noted above, this guidance does not include the effects of any future acquisitions/divestitures, asset impairments, restructurings and significant tax matters or other events, which may or may not be significant unless specifically stated.

Forward Looking Statements, Non-GAAP Information and Additional Information

This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events (such as execution on our strategy, our ability to continue to transition to a software model and to grow revenue from software subscriptions, our ability to accelerate our pace of innovation, our ability to deliver the agility, operational efficiency and security our customers require to embrace multicloud, edge computing and digital transformation, continued momentum across the business delivering growth, and the strength of our ongoing cash flows and our ability to return capital to our shareholders) and the future financial performance of Cisco (including the guidance for Q3 FY 2019) that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results due to a variety of factors, including: business and economic conditions and growth trends in the networking industry, our customer markets and various geographic regions; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment; overall information technology spending; the growth and evolution of the Internet and levels of capital spending on Internet-based systems; variations in customer demand for products and services, including sales to the service provider market and other customer markets; the return on our investments in certain priorities, key growth areas, and in certain geographical locations, as well as maintaining leadership in routing, switching and services; the timing of orders and manufacturing and customer lead times; changes in customer order patterns or customer mix; insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; variability of component costs; variations in sales channels, product costs or mix of products sold; our ability to successfully acquire businesses and technologies and to successfully integrate and operate these acquired businesses and technologies; our ability to achieve expected benefits of our partnerships; increased competition in our product and service markets, including the data center market; dependence on the introduction and market acceptance of new product offerings and standards; rapid technological and market change; manufacturing and sourcing risks; product defects and returns; litigation involving patents, intellectual property, antitrust, shareholder and other matters, and governmental investigations; our ability to achieve the benefits of the announced restructuring and possible changes in the size and timing of the related charges; cyber-attacks, data breaches or malware; vulnerabilities and critical security defects; terrorism; natural catastrophic events; a pandemic or epidemic; our ability to achieve the benefits anticipated from our investments in sales, engineering, service, marketing and manufacturing activities; our ability to recruit and retain key personnel; our ability to manage financial risk, and to manage expenses during economic downturns; risks related to the global nature of our operations, including our operations in emerging markets; currency fluctuations and other international factors; changes in provision for income taxes, including changes in tax laws and regulations or adverse outcomes resulting from examinations of our income tax returns; potential volatility in operating results; and other factors listed in Cisco's most recent reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K filed on November 20, 2018 and September 6, 2018, respectively. The financial information contained in this release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in Cisco's most recent reports on Forms 10-Q and Form 10-K as each may be amended from time to time. Cisco's results of operations for the three and six months ended January 26, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of Cisco's operating results for any future periods. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to Cisco, which is subject to change. Although any such projections and the factors influencing them will likely change, Cisco will not necessarily update the information, since Cisco will only provide guidance at certain points during the year. Such information speaks only as of the date of this release.

This release includes non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP gross margins, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income and margin, non-GAAP effective tax rates, non-GAAP interest and other income (loss), net, and non-GAAP net income per share data for the periods presented. It also includes future estimated ranges for gross margin, operating margin, tax provision rate and EPS on a non-GAAP basis.

These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Cisco believes that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with Cisco's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate Cisco's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

Cisco believes that the presentation of non-GAAP measures when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and its historical and projected results of operations.

For its internal budgeting process, Cisco's management uses financial statements that do not include, when applicable, share-based compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, acquisition-related/divestiture costs, significant asset impairments and restructurings, significant litigation settlements and other contingencies, gains and losses on equity investments, the income tax effects of the foregoing and significant tax matters. Cisco's management also uses the foregoing non-GAAP measures, in addition to the corresponding GAAP measures, in reviewing the financial results of Cisco. In prior periods, Cisco has excluded other items that it no longer excludes for purposes of its non-GAAP financial measures. From time to time in the future there may be other items that Cisco may exclude for purposes of its internal budgeting process and in reviewing its financial results. For additional information on the items excluded by Cisco from one or more of its non-GAAP financial measures, refer to the Form 8-K regarding this release furnished today to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cisco divested its Service Provider Video Software Solutions business (SPVSS) during the second quarter of fiscal 2019 on October 28, 2018. This release includes, where indicated, financial measures that exclude the SPVSS business. Cisco believes that the presentation of these measures provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and its historical and projected results of operations because the SPVSS business will not be part of Cisco on a go forward basis. Cisco's management also uses the financial measures excluding the SPVSS business in reviewing the financial results of Cisco.

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