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Cisco Systems


Last year, Cisco made one of the biggest bets in its nearly 30-year history. Instead of mostly selling networking gear, it decided to also sell software services by subscription. Cisco hopes the change in strategy will bring more consistent revenue at a time when corporate customers are buying less hardware. So far, Wall Street is pleased; Cisco’s shares soared 37% over the 12 months ending in May.

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Charles H. Robbins

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer




Network and Other Communications Equipment

HQ Location

San Jose, Calif.

Years on Fortune 500 List




Figures are for fiscal year ended July 31, 2017.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$48,005-2.5%
Profits ($M)$9,609.0-10.5%
Assets ($M)$129,818
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$66,137
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$206,623
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues20.0%
Profits as % of Assets7.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity14.5%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)1.90
EPS % Change (from 2016)-10.0%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)5.0%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)5.0%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)31.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)17.8%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)5.5%
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