Cisco Shares Tick Down After Fiscal Q1 Revenue Downgraded
Aug, 17th 05:02
Shares of Cisco Systems Inc. dropped in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the technology conglomerate forecast another drop in revenue in the next quarter.
Cisco shares plunged by 2.5 percent to trade at $31.53 a share after having closed the regular session up 0.8%. Cisco reported earnings of $2.4 billion, or 48 cents a share, in the fiscal fourth quarter, slightly lower than $2.8 billion, or 56 cents a share, in the year-ago period.
Adjusted for one-time items, the networking company earned $3.1 billion, or 61 cents a share, in line with expectations calling for adjusted earnings of 61 cents a share. Revenue was reported to fall 4% to $12.1 billion in the quarter, from $12.6 billion a year ago.
Cisco anticipates that fiscal first-quarter revenue to fall between 3% and 1% year-over-year, which would send adjusted per-share earnings to the range between 59 cents and 61 cents for the quarter.
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