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Cisco reported second quarter results for the period ended January 23, 2021 of $12.0 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.5 billion or $0.60 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $3.4 billion or $0.79 per share.

"We are seeing encouraging signs of strength across our business showing how our technology will be a powerful engine for recovery and growth," said Chuck Robbins, chairman and CEO of Cisco. "Our team delivered a strong performance as we partnered with customers on accelerating their digital transformation and driving secure, remote work."

"Cisco executed well in Q2, delivering growth in orders, strong margins, and growth in non-GAAP EPS, while continuing to grow deferred revenue in double-digits through the shift to more software and subscriptions," said Scott Herren, CFO of Cisco.

Cisco increases quarterly cash dividend

Cisco declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per common share, a $0.01 increase or up 3% over the previous quarter's dividend, to be paid on April 28, 2021 to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 6, 2021.

Financial Summary

Total revenue was flat year-on-year at $12.0 billion, with product revenue down 1% and service revenue up 2%. Revenue by geographic segment was: Americas down 1%, EMEA up 2%, and APJC down 4%. Product revenue was led by growth in Security, up 10%.  Infrastructure Platforms was down 3% and Applications was flat.

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