On Wednesday, May 19, Cisco joined other high-tech companies with great earnings results. The firm revealed good quarterly results in comparison to the same period last year in terms of revenue, net income, and income per share.
Thus, Cisco's revenue reached $12.8 billion, which is higher by 6.7% from a year ago. Its net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis increased to $2.9 billion, or $0.68 per share, and non-GAAP net income was $3.5 billion, or $0.83 per share. The results turned out better than analysts had expected.
After the publication, the company's shares dropped. Clearly, this happens occasionally and has recently become typical for the IT sector. However, an over 5% plunge in shares has given a painful blow to those believing in the magical power of the report.
Apparently, certain technological aspects in the company's operations, such as problems with suppliers, served a negative role here. Anyway, Cisco has a robust enough shareholder policy. Besides, the firm has recently acquired several companies, including Acacia Communications, which can be beneficial in future. In other words, long-term investors can have bullish intentions, while waiting for the correction to end and diversifying their portfolio.