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  • Previous Rank225
  • Revenues ($M)$49,161
  • Revenue Percent Change4.3%
  • Profits ($M)$8,981
  • Profits Percent Change14.4%
  • Assets ($M)$113,481
  • Employees71,833

Networking technology giant Cisco has seen a lot of change in the past year. Long-time CEO and Silicon Valley luminary John Chambers became Cisco’s executive chairman, while Chuck Robbins, a high-ranking Cisco sales executive who Chambers once called an “execution machine,” took over as CEO. Chamber now leads a company that faces a rapidly changing technology industry in which more businesses seem to be buying less data center hardware and more cloud computing services from companies like Amazon and Microsoft. The rise of the cloud has put pressure on Cisco to expand beyond its legacy networking gear business, which still brings in billions of dollars each quarter. Over the past year, Cisco has made a series of high-profile acquisitions, including a $1.4 billion dollar purchase of Internet-of-things specialist Jasper Technologies and a $635 million dollar buyout of cybersecurity startup OpenDNS. Indeed, Cisco wants to capitalize on the hot fields of cybersecurity and the Internet of things, in which devices like factory robots and elevators can be connected to the web. The technology titan has made it clear it will spend big bucks on companies to ensure it can lead in those areas. Time will tell if those mega investments will pay off.

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Company Information

CEO
Charles H. Robbins
Sector
Technology
Industry
Network and Other Communications Equipment
HQ Location
San Jose, CA
Employees71,833
Websitehttp://www.cisco.com
Years on Global 500 List17
Figures are for fiscal year ended July 31, 2015.

Cisco Systems Rank History

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$49,1614.3%
Profits ($M)$8,98114.4%
Assets ($M)$113,481-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$59,698-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues18.3%
Profits as % of Assets7.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity15%