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Cisco Reports Q4

Cisco Systems reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the periods ended July 29, 2006

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the periods ended July 29, 2006.

Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 were $7.98 billion, compared with $6.6 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 and compared with $7.3 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., acquired during Cisco's third quarter of fiscal 2006 on February 24, 2006, contributed $582 million to net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006.

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, was $1.5 billion or $0.25 per share, which includes stock-based compensation expense related to employee stock options and employee stock purchases of $152 million, net of tax, or $0.02 per share. Net income prior to fiscal 2006 did not include stock-based compensation expense related to employee stock options and employee stock purchases. Including the pro forma stock-based compensation expense previously disclosed in Cisco's financial statements footnotes, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 was $1.3 billion or $0.20 per share. Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2006, on a GAAP basis, was $1.4 billion or $0.22 per share, which includes stock-based compensation expense related to employee stock options and employee stock purchases of $188 million, net of tax, or $0.03 per share. Refer to the table on page 10 for a comparison of net income, including the effect of stock-based compensation expense. Net income on a GAAP basis, which does not include the effect of stock-based compensation expense, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 was $1.5 billion or $0.24 per share.

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

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