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Cisco is a global company that designs and sells a broad range of technologies across networking, security, collaboration, applications, and the cloud. It offers switching, routing, wireless, and data center products, hardware and software-based solutions, network security, cloud and email security, identity and access management, advanced threat protection, and unified threat management products, as well as cloud and system management products. The company also provides technical support and advanced services to businesses of all sizes, public institutions, governments, and service providers.
TypePublic
Founded1984
HQSan Jose, US
Websitecisco.com
Employee Ratings4.2
Overall CultureB+

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2020)77,500(+3%)
Job Openings1,827
Revenue (FY, 2020)$49.3 B(-5%)
Share Price (Nov 2020)$42.6 (+5%)
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

Key People/Management at Cisco

Chuck Robbins

Chuck Robbins

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler

EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Gerri Elliott

Gerri Elliott

EVP and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Francine Katsoudas

Francine Katsoudas

EVP and Chief People Officer
Stella Low

Stella Low

Chief Communications Officer
Kelly A. Kramer

Kelly A. Kramer

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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Cisco Office Locations

Cisco has offices in San Jose, Albany, Albuquerque, Anchorage and in 251 other locations
San Jose, US (HQ)
Cisco Building D, 170 W Tasman Dr
Albany, US
18 Corporate Woods Blvd #200
Albuquerque, US
2155 Louisiana Blvd NE #7100
Anchorage, US
3601 C St #1234
Atlanta, US
500 Northridge Rd #700
Baton Rouge, US
5757 Corporate Blvd #102
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Cisco Financials and Metrics

Cisco Revenue

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Cisco's revenue was reported to be $49.30 b in FY, 2020 which is a 5% decrease from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

11.9b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

7.6b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

63.6%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

2.2b

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

2.6b

Market capitalization (24-Nov-2020)

180.0b

Closing stock price (24-Nov-2020)

42.6

Cash (24-Oct-2020)

10.8b

EV

183.8b
Cisco's current market capitalization is $180 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

49.3b51.9b49.3b

Revenue growth, %

3%5%(5%)

Cost of goods sold

18.7b19.2b17.6b

Gross profit

30.6b32.7b31.7b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

12.1b11.9b12.5b13.1b12.4b13.0b13.2b12.0b12.0b11.9b

Cost of goods sold

4.7b4.4b4.7b4.9b4.7b4.8b4.7b4.2b4.2b4.3b

Gross profit

7.4b7.5b7.8b8.1b7.8b8.2b8.5b7.8b7.8b7.6b

Gross profit Margin, %

61%63%62%62%62%63%64%65%65%64%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

8.9b11.8b11.8b

Accounts Receivable

5.6b5.5b5.5b

Inventories

1.8b1.4b1.3b

Current Assets

61.8b47.8b43.6b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

11.0b17.6b6.7b8.4b9.8b10.3b8.6b8.5b10.4b10.8b

Accounts Receivable

4.2b4.0b4.3b4.5b3.7b3.8b4.9b4.3b4.6b4.0b

Inventories

1.7b1.9b1.9b1.6b1.7b1.5b1.3b1.4b1.2b19.2b

Current Assets

84.1b86.1b67.1b55.7b53.1b47.3b41.7b40.1b41.3b43.0b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

110.0m11.6b11.2b

Depreciation and Amortization

2.2b1.9b1.8b

Inventories

(244.0m)131.0m84.0m

Accounts Payable

504.0m87.0m141.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018

EV/EBIT

70.9 x

EV/CFO

63.4 x

Debt/Equity

0.5 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2 x

P/E Ratio

71.7
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Cisco Operating Metrics

Cisco's Backlog was reported to be $6.6b in FY, 2018.
FY, 2017Jun, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Feb, 2019Apr, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Mar, 2020Q3, 2020FY, 2020Q1, 2021

Remaining Performance Obligations

$22.30 b$22.50 b$23 b$25.30 b$24.90 b$24.90 b$25.50 b$28.35 b$27.47 b

Backlog

$4.80 b$6.60 b

Countries

95 96 97

Patents (US)

13.22 k13.96 k14.14 k15.07 k
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Cisco Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
PortshiftOctober 01, 2020
ModcamAugust 31, 2020
BabblelabsAugust 26, 2020
ThousandEyesMay 29, 2020$1 t
Fluidmesh NetworksApril 09, 2020
ExablazeDecember 16, 2019
WrappupSeptember 16, 2019
CloudCherryAugust 26, 2019
VoiceaAugust 07, 2019
Acacia CommunicationsJuly 09, 2019$2.60 b
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Cisco Revenue Breakdown

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Cisco revenue breakdown by business segment: 27.0% from Service and 73.0% from Product

Cisco revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 14.9% from APJC, 25.7% from EMEA and 59.4% from Americas

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Cisco Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

D

65/100

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Cisco Online and Social Media Presence

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Cisco Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B+

    72/100

  • CEO Rating

    A

    76/100

  • Compensation

    B

    73/100

  • Diversity

    B

    70/100

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Cisco News and Updates

The Michigan Moonshot Partners with Toyota and Cisco to Expand Wi-Fi Access in Detroit, Inkster, Flint and Washtenaw County, Michigan

Residents of Detroit, Inkster, Flint and Washtenaw County will soon benefit from expanded free Wi-Fi access at more than 50 community locations across S.E. Michigan. The effort, part of Merit Network’s Michigan Moonshot initiative, was supported by contributions from the Toyota USA Foundation and C…

Register Now to Explore the Magic of Collaboration at Cisco’s Premier WebexOne Event Dec 8-9

Cisco is innovating to meet the challenge. The longstanding market leader in Collaboration is set to unveil a vision for the future of work and showcase a wave of new innovation at WebexOne, the company’s inaugural two-day digital event from December 8-9, 2020.

Cisco to buy Banzai Cloud, boosting rapidly emerging cloud-native portfolio

Cisco looked to boost a rapidly expanding portfolio of cloud-native technology developing under its roof Monday with its second deal for an international startup focused on Kubernetes since last month

Cisco Appoints R. Scott Herren As Executive Vice President And Chief Financial Officer

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today that R. Scott Herren will join the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer on December 18, 2020

Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings

Cisco today reported first quarter results for the period ended October 24, 2020. Cisco reported first quarter revenue of $11.9 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.2 billion or $0.51 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $3.2 billion or $0.76 per shar…

Cisco’s Duo Security Report Shows Shift to Remote Work is Accelerating Digital Adoption

A new report published today from Duo Security at Cisco, the leading multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure access provider, reveals the unprecedented IT change organizations underwent this year amid a massive shift to remote work, accelerating adoption of cloud technology.
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Cisco Blogs

Cisco Connects the Factory Floor to the World

As the manufacturing environment evolves with investments in new technologies, a commitment to employee education and an emphasis on knowledge-sharing help steady this challenging transition.

Improve Retail Experience with Collaboration Technology

Retailers have reaped the benefits of analyzing structured data for years. But they’re only now starting to tap into the power of unstructured data, like consumer behavior.

6 Leadership Qualities for the Subscription Economy

As the subscription economy has created dramatic shifts in the way we all do business, the definition of what makes an extraordinary leader has evolved. Check out the six leadership qualities you should strive to attain to keep your competitive edge.

Secrets of Highly Productive Partner AM’s

Want to know about what Cisco has to offer that can increase partner productivity? Check out some of these key resources.

Black Hat USA 2018: ATT&CK in the NOC

The Black Hat NOC is run by UBM, and Cisco Security is honored to be a technology partner for malware analysis/threat intelligence and DNS.

Fact and Fiction

In recent months, there have been erroneous competitor claims about Cisco access points. Responding to industry gossip and incorrect rumors isn’t something that we normally do, but we want to make sure that our customers are getting the correct message.
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Cisco Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Cisco founded?

    Cisco was founded in 1984.

  • Who are Cisco key executives?

    Cisco's key executives are Chuck Robbins, Mark Chandler and Gerri Elliott.

  • How many employees does Cisco have?

    Cisco has 77,500 employees.

  • What is Cisco revenue?

    Latest Cisco annual revenue is $49.3 b.

  • What is Cisco revenue per employee?

    Latest Cisco revenue per employee is $636.1 k.

  • Who are Cisco competitors?

    Competitors of Cisco include ZTE, Ericsson and Microsoft.

  • Where is Cisco headquarters?

    Cisco headquarters is located at Cisco Building D, 170 W Tasman Dr, San Jose.

  • Where are Cisco offices?

    Cisco has offices in San Jose, Albany, Albuquerque, Anchorage and in 251 other locations.

  • How many offices does Cisco have?

    Cisco has 272 offices.