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Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)

  • Q1 Net Sales: $11.9 billion (increase of 6% year over year)

  • Q1 Net Income: $2.1 billion GAAP (increase of 18% year over year); $2.6 billion non-GAAP (increase of 11% year over year)

  • Q1 Earnings per Share: $0.39 GAAP (increase of 18% year over year); $0.48 non-GAAP (increase of 12% year over year)

Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, today reported its first quarter results for the period ended October 27, 2012. Cisco reported first quarter net sales of $11.9 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.1 billion or $0.39 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.6 billion or $0.48 per share.

"We delivered record results this quarter -- with revenue growth of 6 percent and strong earnings per share growth -- demonstrating our vision and strategy are working," said John Chambers, chairman and chief executive officer, Cisco. "Our innovation engine, operational discipline and on-going evolution are enabling us to differentiate in the market."

Chambers continued, "Cisco is at the center of the major market transitions -- cloud, mobility, video -- and yet we believe the largest market transition lies ahead of us, as the Internet of Everything becomes a reality. Cisco has the unique ability to turn information that will flow across networks into new capabilities and richer experiences. The Internet of Everything will create unprecedented possibilities for businesses, individuals and countries, and Cisco is poised to lead and fully maximize the opportunities of this evolution."


                                GAAP Results

                                    Q1 2013         Q1 2012     Vs. Q1 2012
                                --------------  --------------  -----------
Net Sales                       $ 11.9 billion  $ 11.3 billion          5.5%
Net Income                      $  2.1 billion  $  1.8 billion         17.7%
Earnings per Share              $         0.39  $         0.33         18.2%


                              Non-GAAP Results

                                    Q1 2013         Q1 2012     Vs. Q1 2012
                                --------------  --------------  -----------
 Net Income                     $  2.6 billion  $  2.3 billion         10.6%
 Earnings per Share             $         0.48  $         0.43         11.6%

A reconciliation between net income on a GAAP basis and non-GAAP net income is provided in the table on page 5.

Cisco will discuss first quarter 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.

Cash and Cash Equivalents and Investments

  • Cash flows from operations were $2.5 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, compared with $2.3 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, and compared with $3.1 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.
  • Cash and cash equivalents and investments were $45.0 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2013, compared with $48.7 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

Dividends and Stock Repurchase Program

During the first quarter of fiscal 2013:

  • The combination of cash used for dividends and common stock repurchases under the stock repurchase program totaled approximately $1.0 billion.
  • Cisco paid a cash dividend of $0.14 per common share, or $744 million.
  • Cisco repurchased 15 million shares of common stock under the stock repurchase program at an average price of $16.44 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $253 million. As of October 27, 2012, Cisco had repurchased and retired 3.8 billion shares of Cisco common stock at an average price of $20.34 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $76.4 billion since the inception of the stock repurchase program. The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases under this program is approximately $5.6 billion with no termination date.

"Once again, we delivered strong financial performance with continued execution on our long-term strategy of growing profits faster than revenue and driving long-term value to our shareholders," stated Frank Calderoni, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Cisco. "We remain confident in our financial strategy and in our ability to consistently execute moving forward."

Select Global Business Highlights

  • Cisco announced the completion of its acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that help service providers and media companies to securely deliver and monetize new video experiences.
  • Cisco and NBC Olympics provided a personalized, interactive, multiscreen Olympics experience at the 2012 London Olympic Games to select users at event venues and accommodations using Cisco® Videoscape™.
  • Cisco and Citrix announced a significant expansion of their successful desktop virtualization partnership into three strategic areas: cloud networking, cloud orchestration, and mobile workstyles.
  • Cisco and EMC announced further collaboration to help accelerate IT transformation by providing customers with choice and flexibility via "three paths to the cloud" -- custom-design infrastructure, validated reference architectures, and pre-integrated converged infrastructure.

Cisco Innovation

  • Cisco introduced an expanded and enhanced content delivery network portfolio, branded as the Cisco Videoscape Distribution Suite.
  • Cisco introduced a new wave of security solutions designed to fortify data centers against the threats they face in moving toward more consolidated and virtualized environments, while also helping businesses to take advantage of new cloud-based models.
  • Cisco announced new elastic core networking capabilities that help service providers to cost-effectively launch and scale revenue-generating services within minutes instead of months.
  • Cisco introduced a new Unified Access solution, a highly secure network infrastructure based on one policy source and one management solution for the entire network, to help organizations quickly respond to new business opportunities while managing rapidly changing network demands.
  • Cisco introduced a full suite of solutions for the SAP HANA platform built on the Cisco Unified Computing System™ allowing customers to experience benefits -- realtime data analytics and data warehousing -- in seconds instead of hours.
  • Cisco unveiled enhancements to its collaboration portfolio, delivered via public, private or hybrid cloud models.

Select Customer Announcements

  • Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC announced plans to offer a trading platform built on Cisco's ultra-low latency intelligent network infrastructure and designed from the ground up to address the highly secure, functional and high performance demands of the derivatives market.
  • Cisco and Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the Philippines' largest distributor of electrical power, announced a collaboration to provide reliable computing and networking infrastructure as a foundation for operations on a smart grid.
  • Cisco, Barcelona's City Council, and GDF SUEZ agreed to launch, and agreed on the criteria for the creation of, the City Protocol (the first certification system for smart cities) that can be put into practice by any city in the world.
  • SBB-Telemach Group, the largest pay-TV platform in southeast Europe providing television, Internet, and telephony services, selected the Cisco Videoscape-capable Personal DVB Set-Tops (PDS) Series and Cisco Integration Services to deliver next-generation television services.
  • Cisco and the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reached an agreement that will allow any United Nations organization to access Cisco's networking technology solutions for emergency communications assistance during UN disaster relief missions.
  • Barclays Center will feature Cisco's Connected Sports and Entertainment solutions -- Connected Stadium Wi-Fi and StadiumVision™ to deliver a next-generation fan experience and make this venue one of the most technologically advanced arenas in the world.
  • Cisco announced that it has been selected by NBN Co. to provide equipment for its national data connectivity network, which is part of the Australian National Broadband Network.
  • Itaú BBA will invest $2 million in technology to expand its Latin American businesses and has selected Cisco solutions for its IT environment, including servers, networking, increased access security and IP telephony systems.

Editor's Note:

  • Q1 2013 conference call to discuss Cisco's results along with its business outlook will be held at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Conference call number is 888-848-6507 (United States) or 212-519-0847 (international).
  • Conference call replay will be available from 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, November 13, 2012 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, November 20, 2012 at 1-800-224-1051 (United States) or 1-402-220-3762 (international). The replay also will be available via webcast from November 13, 2012 through January 18, 2013 on the Cisco Investor Relations website at http://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, November 13, 2012. 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 GAAP reconciliation information, will be available on the Cisco Investor Relations website at http://investor.cisco.com.

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com.

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 statements regarding our innovation engine and operational strategies, operational discipline and execution, the evolution of our industry, major market transitions and our position with respect to such transitions) and the future financial performance of Cisco 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, including our foundational priorities, and in certain geographical locations; 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; 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; 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 report on Form 10-K filed on September 12, 2012. 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 report on Form 10-K as it may be amended from time to time. Cisco's results of operations for the three months ended October 27, 2012 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 net income per share data and non-GAAP inventory turns.

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 net income and non-GAAP net income per share data, 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 results of operations. In addition, Cisco believes that the presentation of non-GAAP inventory turns provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to inventory management based on the operating activities of the period presented.

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, impact to cost of sales from purchase accounting adjustments to inventory, other acquisition-related costs, significant asset impairments and restructurings, 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, such as significant gains or losses from contingencies 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.

Copyright © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco, the Cisco logo, Cisco UCS, Cisco Unified Computing System, StadiumVision, and Videoscape are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. To view a list of Cisco trademarks, go to this URL: www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third party trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. This document is Cisco Public Information.


                   CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                  (In millions, except per-share amounts)
                                (Unaudited)

                                                      Three Months Ended
                                                   ------------------------
                                                   October 27,  October 29,
                                                       2012         2011
                                                   -----------  -----------
NET SALES:
  Product                                          $     9,297  $     8,952
  Service                                                2,579        2,304
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Total net sales                                     11,876       11,256
COST OF SALES:
  Product                                                3,748        3,563
  Service                                                  889          803
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Total cost of sales                                  4,637        4,366
                                                   -----------  -----------
GROSS MARGIN                                             7,239        6,890
OPERATING EXPENSES:
  Research and development                               1,431        1,375
  Sales and marketing                                    2,416        2,452
  General and administrative                               560          552
  Amortization of purchased intangible assets              122           99
  Restructuring and other charges                           59          202
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Total operating expenses                             4,588        4,680
                                                   -----------  -----------
OPERATING INCOME                                         2,651        2,210
  Interest income                                          161          164
  Interest expense                                        (148)        (148)
  Other income (loss), net                                 (33)          19
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Interest and other income (loss), net                  (20)          35
                                                   -----------  -----------
INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES                 2,631        2,245
Provision for income taxes                                 539          468
                                                   -----------  -----------
  NET INCOME                                       $     2,092  $     1,777
                                                   -----------  -----------

Net income per share:
Basic                                              $      0.39  $      0.33
                                                   -----------  -----------
Diluted                                            $      0.39  $      0.33
                                                   -----------  -----------

Shares used in per-share calculation:
Basic                                                    5,301        5,394
                                                   -----------  -----------
Diluted                                                  5,334        5,407
                                                   -----------  -----------

Cash dividends declared per common share           $      0.14  $      0.06
                                                   -----------  -----------


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

                                                      Three Months Ended
                                                   ------------------------
                                                   October 27,  October 29,
                                                       2012         2011
                                                   -----------  -----------
GAAP net income                                    $     2,092  $     1,777

  Adjustments to cost of sales:
    Share-based compensation expense                        45           50
    Amortization of acquisition-related intangible
     assets                                                134           87
    Impact to cost of sales from purchase
     accounting adjustments to inventory                    24           --
    Significant asset impairments and
     restructurings                                         --           (5)
                                                   -----------  -----------

  Total adjustments to GAAP cost of sales                  203          132
                                                   -----------  -----------

  Adjustments to operating expenses:
    Share-based compensation expense                       264          291
    Amortization of acquisition-related intangible
     assets                                                122           99
    Other acquisition-related costs                         15            8
    Significant asset impairments and
     restructurings                                         59          202
                                                   -----------  -----------
  Total adjustments to GAAP operating expenses             460          600
                                                   -----------  -----------

  Total adjustments to GAAP income before
   provision for income taxes                              663          732
                                                   -----------  -----------

  Income tax effect                                       (186)        (187)
                                                   -----------  -----------

Non-GAAP net income                                $     2,569  $     2,322
                                                   -----------  -----------

Diluted net income per share:

GAAP                                               $      0.39  $      0.33
                                                   -----------  -----------

Non-GAAP                                           $      0.48  $      0.43
                                                   -----------  -----------


                    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                (In millions)
                                 (Unaudited)

                                                     October 27,   July 28,
                                                         2012        2012
                                                     ----------- -----------
ASSETS
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                          $     4,773 $     9,799
  Investments                                             40,227      38,917
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful
   accounts of $224 at October 27, 2012 and $207 at
   July 28, 2012                                           3,942       4,369
  Inventories                                              1,709       1,663
  Financing receivables, net                               3,726       3,661
  Deferred tax assets                                      2,253       2,294
  Other current assets                                     1,277       1,230
                                                     ----------- -----------
  Total current assets                                    57,907      61,933
Property and equipment, net                                3,409       3,402
Financing receivables, net                                 3,695       3,585
Goodwill                                                  20,443      16,998
Purchased intangible assets, net                           3,449       1,959
Other assets                                               3,740       3,882
                                                     ----------- -----------
TOTAL ASSETS                                         $    92,643 $    91,759
                                                     ----------- -----------

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
  Short-term debt                                    $        55 $        31
  Accounts payable                                           889         859
  Income taxes payable                                       200         276
  Accrued compensation                                     2,710       2,928
  Deferred revenue                                         8,721       8,852
  Other current liabilities                                4,539       4,785
                                                     ----------- -----------
  Total current liabilities                               17,114      17,731
Long-term debt                                            16,272      16,297
Income taxes payable                                       1,577       1,844
Deferred revenue                                           3,902       4,028
Other long-term liabilities                                1,077         558
                                                     ----------- -----------
Total liabilities                                         39,942      40,458
Total equity                                              52,701      51,301
                                                     ----------- -----------
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                         $    92,643 $    91,759
                                                     ----------- -----------


                   CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                               (In millions)
                                (Unaudited)

                                                      Three Months Ended
                                                   ------------------------
                                                   October 27,  October 29,
                                                       2012         2011
                                                   -----------  -----------
Cash flows from operating activities:
  Net income                                       $     2,092  $     1,777
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
   provided by operating activities:
    Depreciation, amortization, and other                  612          621
    Share-based compensation expense                       306          341
    Provision for receivables                               29          (13)
    Deferred income taxes                                  135          109
    Excess tax benefits from share-based
     compensation                                          (15)         (21)
    Net losses (gains) on investments                       15          (13)
    Change in operating assets and liabilities,
     net of effects of acquisitions and
     divestitures:
      Accounts receivable                                  615          399
      Inventories                                           42         (168)
      Financing receivables                               (132)          (9)
      Other assets                                          99         (374)
      Accounts payable                                     (19)          36
      Income taxes, net                                   (372)         (38)
      Accrued compensation                                (359)        (548)
      Deferred revenue                                    (295)         232
      Other liabilities                                   (288)           2
                                                   -----------  -----------
        Net cash provided by operating activities        2,465        2,333
                                                   -----------  -----------

Cash flows from investing activities:
  Purchases of investments                              (8,213)     (11,770)
  Proceeds from sales of investments                     2,447        7,721
  Proceeds from maturities of investments                4,388        1,179
  Acquisition of property and equipment                   (265)        (265)
  Acquisition of businesses, net of cash and cash
   equivalents acquired                                 (4,912)         (38)
  Purchases of investments in privately held
   companies                                                (9)        (153)
  Return of investments in privately held
   companies                                                12           58
  Other                                                     22           77
                                                   -----------  -----------
        Net cash used in investing activities           (6,530)      (3,191)
                                                   -----------  -----------
Cash flows from financing activities:
  Issuances of common stock                                117          203
  Repurchases of stock - repurchase program               (183)      (1,744)
  Shares repurchased for tax withholdings on
   vesting of restricted stock units                      (203)        (137)
  Short-term borrowings, maturities less than 90
   days, net                                                23           --
  Excess tax benefits from share-based
   compensation                                             15           21
  Dividends paid                                          (744)        (322)
  Other                                                     14          (78)
                                                   -----------  -----------
        Net cash used in financing activities             (961)      (2,057)
                                                   -----------  -----------

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents               (5,026)      (2,915)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period           9,799        7,662
                                                   -----------  -----------

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period           $     4,773  $     4,747
                                                   -----------  -----------

Cash paid for:
Interest                                           $       221  $       220
Income taxes                                       $       776  $       398

Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts to conform to the current period's presentation.

                      ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                               (In millions)
                                (Unaudited)

                                                   October 27,    July 28,
                                                       2012         2012
                                                   -----------  -----------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND INVESTMENTS
Cash and cash equivalents                          $     4,773  $     9,799
Fixed income securities                                 38,464       37,297
Publicly traded equity securities                        1,763        1,620
                                                   -----------  -----------
Total                                              $    45,000  $    48,716
                                                   -----------  -----------

INVENTORIES
Raw materials                                      $       101  $       127
Work in process                                             36           35
Finished goods:
  Distributor inventory and deferred cost of sales         671          630
  Manufactured finished goods                              615          597
                                                   -----------  -----------
Total finished goods                                     1,286        1,227
Service-related spares                                     237          213
Demonstration systems                                       49           61
                                                   -----------  -----------
Total                                              $     1,709  $     1,663
                                                   -----------  -----------

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET
Land, buildings, and building & leasehold
 improvements                                      $     4,458  $     4,363
Computer equipment and related software                  1,491        1,469
Production, engineering, and other equipment             5,495        5,364
Operating lease assets                                     312          300
Furniture and fixtures                                     494          487
                                                   -----------  -----------
                                                        12,250       11,983
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization          (8,841)      (8,581)
                                                   -----------  -----------
Total                                              $     3,409  $     3,402
                                                   -----------  -----------

OTHER ASSETS
Deferred tax assets                                $     2,061  $     2,270
Investments in privately held companies                    830          858
Other                                                      849          754
                                                   -----------  -----------
Total                                              $     3,740  $     3,882
                                                   -----------  -----------

DEFERRED REVENUE
Service                                            $     8,753  $     9,173
Product:
  Unrecognized revenue on product shipments and
   other deferred revenue                                3,074        2,975
  Cash receipts related to unrecognized revenue
   from two-tier distributors                              796          732
                                                   -----------  -----------
Total product deferred revenue                           3,870        3,707
                                                   -----------  -----------
Total                                              $    12,623  $    12,880
                                                   -----------  -----------

Reported as:
Current                                            $     8,721  $     8,852
Noncurrent                                               3,902        4,028
                                                   -----------  -----------
Total                                              $    12,623  $    12,880
                                                   -----------  -----------


                 SUMMARY OF SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE
                                (In millions)

                                                       Three Months Ended
                                                    ------------------------
                                                    October 27,  October 29,
                                                        2012         2011
                                                    -----------  -----------
Cost of sales -- product                            $        10  $        13
Cost of sales -- service                                     35           37
                                                    -----------  -----------
Share-based compensation expense in cost of sales            45           50
                                                    -----------  -----------

Research and development                                     84          101
Sales and marketing                                         130          142
General and administrative                                   50           48
Restructuring and other charges                              (3)          --
                                                    -----------  -----------
Share-based compensation expense in operating
 expenses                                                   261          291
                                                    -----------  -----------
Total share-based compensation expense              $       306  $       341
                                                    -----------  -----------

The income tax benefit for share-based compensation expense was $79 million and $90 million for the three months ended October 27, 2012 and October 29, 2011, respectively.


                         ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE AND DSO
                          (In millions, except DSO)


                                         -----------------------------------
                                         October 27,   July 28,  October 29,
                                             2012        2012        2011
                                         ----------- ----------- -----------

Accounts receivable                      $     3,942 $     4,369 $     4,300
Days sales outstanding in accounts
 receivable (DSO)                                 30          34          35


           INVENTORY TURNS AND RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP
                   COST OF SALES USED IN INVENTORY TURNS
              (In millions, except annualized inventory turns)

                                                Three Months Ended
                                      -------------------------------------
                                      October 27,    July 28,   October 29,
                                          2012         2012         2011
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------

Annualized inventory turns- GAAP             11.0         11.7         11.2
    Cost of sales adjustments                (0.5)        (0.4)        (0.3)
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------
Annualized inventory turns- non-GAAP         10.5         11.3         10.9

GAAP cost of sales                    $     4,637  $     4,605  $     4,366
  Cost of sales adjustments:
    Share-based compensation expense          (45)         (54)         (50)
    Amortization of acquisition-
     related intangible assets               (134)        (100)         (87)
    Impact to cost of sales from
     purchase accounting adjustments
     to inventory                             (24)          --           --
    Significant asset impairments and
     restructurings                            --            5            5
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------
Non-GAAP cost of sales                $     4,434  $     4,456  $     4,234
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------


                REPURCHASE OF COMMON STOCK AND DIVIDENDS PAID
                                (In millions)

                    October 27,  July 28,  April 28, January 28, October 29,
Three Months Ended      2012       2012       2012       2012        2011
                    ----------- ---------- --------- ----------- -----------
Repurchase of
 common stock under
 the stock
 repurchase program $       253 $    1,800 $     550 $       466 $     1,544
Dividends paid              744        425       432         322         322
                    ----------- ---------- --------- ----------- -----------
Total               $       997 $    2,225 $     982 $       788 $     1,866
                    ----------- ---------- --------- ----------- -----------

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Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have s...
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, will discuss the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. The presentation will also discuss how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics to discuss are barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold.
Whether you're a startup or a 100 year old enterprise, the Internet of Things offers a variety of new capabilities for your business. IoT style solutions can help you get closer your customers, launch new product lines and take over an industry. Some companies are dipping their toes in, but many have already taken the plunge, all while dramatic new capabilities continue to emerge. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Reid Carlberg, Senior Director, Developer Evangelism at salesforce.com, to discuss real-world use cases, patterns and opportunities you can harness today.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!
Noted IoT expert and researcher Joseph di Paolantonio (pictured below) has joined the @ThingsExpo faculty. Joseph, who describes himself as an “Independent Thinker” from DataArchon, will speak on the topic of “Smart Grids & Managing Big Utilities.” Over his career, Joseph di Paolantonio has worked in the energy, renewables, aerospace, telecommunications, and information technology industries. His expertise is in data analysis, system engineering, Bayesian statistics, data warehouses, business intelligence, data mining, predictive methods, and very large databases (VLDB). Prior to DataArcho...
Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiation that drive front-line agility. We offer four on-ramps to the Digital Enterprise: alignment through collaborative process analysis; transformation through portfolio management; agility through process automation and integration; and visibility through intelligent business operations and big data.
There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how thes...
Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a minute away and I suffered no pain. In this article, my colleague, Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant shares his experiences and insights.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) ir...
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT. Attendees will learn rea...
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder ...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other mach...
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice s...
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehe...
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridsto...