Cisco Systems, Inc.

Industry: Communications Equipment

Fortune Rank: 58

Cisco Systems, Inc. provides networking solutions that connect computing devices and computer networks, allowing people to access or transfer information without regard to differences in time, place or type of computer system. For the FY ended 7/30/05, revenues rose 13% to $24.8B. Net income before acct. change rose 16% to $5.74B. Results reflect increased sales of LAN fixed switches and advanced technologies products & improved operating margins.

Cisco Systems, Inc. manufactures and sells networking and communications products and provides services associated with that equipment and its use. The Company provides products for transporting data, voice and video within buildings, across campuses and around the world. It conducts business globally and is managed geographically in four segments: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and Japan. It has identified six advanced technologies for particular focus: enterprise Internet protocol (IP) communications, home networking, optical networking, security, storage area networking and wireless technology.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Cisco Systems, Inc. was ranked number 58 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 58th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Cisco Systems, Inc. achieved revenue of $36,117.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $6,134.00 million.

Cisco Systems, Inc.'s rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 57th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $39,540 million (a change of -3 million compared to 2010) and profits of $8,052 million (a change of -2 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Cisco Systems, Inc. would be ranked 23rd rather than 58th due to its profits of $6,134 in 2010.

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