On Aug. 8, Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) released Q4, fiscal year 2005 earnings for the period ending July 30.

  • Revenues increased 11% while EPS rose 20%. (Read more about the importance of relentless growth.)
  • Inventory grew more slowly than sales, alleviating some of our past concerns. (Read this for more on what inventory can tell you.)

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights (What's this?)

Avg. Est.

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

% Change

Sales

$6,560

$6,581

$5,926

+11.1%

Net Profit

--

$1,540

$1,380

+11.6%

EPS

$0.25

$0.24

$0.20

+20.0%



Margin Checkup (What's this?)

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

Change

Gross Margin

67.89%

68.43%

-0.53%

Op. Margin

30.34%

30.39%

-0.05%

Net Margin

23.40%

23.29%

+0.11%



Balance Sheet Highlights (What's this?)

Assets

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

% Change

Cash+ ST Invest.

$6,969

$8,669

-19.6%

Inventory

$1,297

$1,207

+7.5%

Accounts Rec.

$2,216

$1,825

+21.4%



Liabilities

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

% Change

Long-Term Debt

$-

$-

N/A

Accounts Pay.

$735

$657

+11.9%



Cash Flow Highlights (What's this?)

Cumulative for the entire fiscal year.

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

% Change

Cash From Ops

$7,568

$6,962

+8.7%

Capital Expend.*

$1,603

$717

+123.6%

Free Cash Flow

$5,965

$6,245

-4.5%

*Capex figures here include acquisition spending of $911 million in FY 2005 and $104 million in FY 2004.

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