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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.75
CSCO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. CSCO: 2.75 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.55   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.75

Equity to Asset 0.57
CSCO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. CSCO: 0.57 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.57

0.54
0.82
Interest Coverage 19.20
CSCO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 109.07 vs. CSCO: 19.20 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 12.22   Max: 9999.99
Current: 19.2

12.22
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.18
M-Score: -2.64
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 23.03
CSCO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. CSCO: 23.03 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.99   Max: 34.2
Current: 23.03

-8.99
34.2
Net-margin (%) 20.54
CSCO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. CSCO: 20.54 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.55   Max: 23.15
Current: 20.54

-4.55
23.15
ROE (%) 16.88
CSCO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CSCO: 16.88 )
CSCO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.74   Max: 33.11
Current: 16.88

-3.74
33.11
ROA (%) 9.87
CSCO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. CSCO: 9.87 )
CSCO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.88   Max: 25.98
Current: 9.87

-2.88
25.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 337.03
CSCO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. CSCO: 337.03 )
CSCO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -77.34   Max: 348.24
Current: 337.03

-77.34
348.24
Revenue Growth (%) 9.60
CSCO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CSCO: 9.60 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 41.7
Current: 9.6

0.2
41.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.50
CSCO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CSCO: 8.50 )
CSCO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.3   Max: 232.2
Current: 8.5

-56.3
232.2
EPS Growth (%) 11.80
CSCO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CSCO: 11.80 )
CSCO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.8   Max: 51.5
Current: 11.8

-4.8
51.5
» CSCO's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CSCO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Meridian Funds 28,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,236,705 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 35,300 sh (New)
James Barrow 429,200 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,857,400 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 1,110,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,348,653 sh (+932.84%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,634,839 sh (+180.71%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 709,567 sh (+118.8%)
Chuck Royce 338,000 sh (+36.73%)
Scott Black 503,603 sh (+35.14%)
Mark Hillman 109,393 sh (+34.65%)
Tweedy Browne 11,069,499 sh (+8.73%)
Yacktman Fund 23,300,000 sh (+3.56%)
Jeff Auxier 11,644 sh (+2.94%)
Brian Rogers 10,562,600 sh (+2.42%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 43,088,314 sh (+2.32%)
Richard Pzena 2,981,950 sh (+1.24%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 20,200,000 sh (+1.01%)
Donald Yacktman 52,890,691 sh (+0.86%)
First Pacific Advisors 11,536,000 sh (+0.66%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 48,869 sh (+0.51%)
Steven Romick 10,977,200 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 1,388,300 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 9,676 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 14,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Buckingham 280,527 sh (-0.18%)
Private Capital 1,484,352 sh (-2.11%)
Bill Frels 55,362 sh (-2.58%)
George Soros 236,726 sh (-5.31%)
Diamond Hill Capital 7,594,744 sh (-7.36%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,114,353 sh (-8.37%)
NWQ Managers 15,677,595 sh (-9%)
David Dreman 119,207 sh (-10.98%)
Robert Olstein 402,000 sh (-13.17%)
Mario Gabelli 118,300 sh (-13.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 643,301 sh (-16.97%)
Jeremy Grantham 49,830,519 sh (-20.25%)
Arnold Schneider 100,896 sh (-23.81%)
Ken Fisher 27,095,020 sh (-25.34%)
Pioneer Investments 5,324,226 sh (-27.91%)
Charles Brandes 363,213 sh (-27.99%)
John Hussman 508,300 sh (-32.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,800 sh (-57.52%)
Louis Moore Bacon 175,000 sh (-66.67%)
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Q3 2013

CSCO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

RS Investment Management 114,100 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 350,980 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,656,932 sh (+1989.68%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 149,749 sh (+206.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,500 sh (+133.15%)
John Hussman 1,008,300 sh (+98.37%)
James Barrow 824,400 sh (+92.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 921,316 sh (+43.22%)
Chuck Royce 409,600 sh (+21.18%)
Murray Stahl 42,250 sh (+19.69%)
Richard Pzena 3,221,900 sh (+8.05%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,755,539 sh (+2.6%)
Diamond Hill Capital 7,684,690 sh (+1.18%)
Private Capital 1,493,942 sh (+0.65%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 1,388,300 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 11,644 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 14,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,000,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 400,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 10,562,600 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
John Buckingham 280,420 sh (-0.04%)
Tweedy Browne 11,030,309 sh (-0.35%)
Richard Snow 9,641 sh (-0.36%)
Ken Fisher 26,986,700 sh (-0.4%)
David Dreman 118,640 sh (-0.48%)
Mark Hillman 108,392 sh (-0.92%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,079,674 sh (-1.64%)
Bill Frels 54,137 sh (-2.21%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 692,122 sh (-2.46%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 19,650,000 sh (-2.72%)
Scott Black 486,073 sh (-3.48%)
Donald Yacktman 50,273,165 sh (-4.95%)
Mario Gabelli 112,300 sh (-5.07%)
Steven Romick 10,337,200 sh (-5.83%)
First Pacific Advisors 10,856,400 sh (-5.89%)
Yacktman Fund 21,912,000 sh (-5.96%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 39,219,920 sh (-8.98%)
Jeremy Grantham 41,617,205 sh (-16.48%)
Arnold Schneider 82,941 sh (-17.8%)
Pioneer Investments 4,325,766 sh (-18.75%)
NWQ Managers 11,878,965 sh (-24.23%)
Charles Brandes 229,791 sh (-36.73%)
Robert Olstein 245,000 sh (-39.05%)
Jim Simons 515,505 sh (-76.95%)
Steven Cohen 454,770 sh (-80.64%)
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Q4 2013

CSCO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeff Auxier 48,044 sh (+312.61%)
Paul Tudor Jones 69,881 sh (+68.39%)
Robert Olstein 377,000 sh (+53.88%)
Ray Dalio 516,580 sh (+47.18%)
Charles Brandes 297,347 sh (+29.4%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,171,080 sh (+27.11%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 24,936,000 sh (+26.9%)
Yacktman Fund 27,500,000 sh (+25.5%)
Donald Yacktman 62,455,320 sh (+24.23%)
Richard Pzena 3,829,275 sh (+18.85%)
Jeremy Grantham 48,184,364 sh (+15.78%)
Chuck Royce 470,000 sh (+14.75%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,365,289 sh (+12.82%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 165,599 sh (+10.58%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 42,402,902 sh (+8.12%)
Diamond Hill Capital 8,135,380 sh (+5.86%)
Bill Frels 56,804 sh (+4.93%)
First Pacific Advisors 11,360,400 sh (+4.64%)
Tweedy Browne 11,073,179 sh (+0.39%)
James Barrow 825,400 sh (+0.12%)
Louis Moore Bacon 2,500,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 10,562,600 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 14,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 10,337,200 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 1,388,300 sh (unchged)
George Soros 250,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 9,641 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
Mark Hillman 108,158 sh (-0.22%)
John Buckingham 278,844 sh (-0.56%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 2,060,409 sh (-0.93%)
Mario Gabelli 99,700 sh (-11.22%)
John Hussman 863,300 sh (-14.38%)
Murray Stahl 34,550 sh (-18.22%)
Private Capital 1,166,152 sh (-21.94%)
David Dreman 86,875 sh (-26.77%)
Louis Moore Bacon 2,575,000 sh (-29.59%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 473,808 sh (-31.54%)
Ken Fisher 14,854,305 sh (-44.96%)
NWQ Managers 6,139,582 sh (-48.32%)
Arnold Schneider 30,786 sh (-62.88%)
Pioneer Investments 1,520,626 sh (-64.85%)
Steven Cohen 11,400 sh (-97.49%)
» More
Q1 2014

CSCO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 531,244 sh (+12.12%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 24,936,000 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 1,388,300 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 27,500,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 10,562,600 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 10,337,200 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 14,161,081 sh (-4.67%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,655,011 sh (-19.68%)
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Yacktman Funds Comments on Cisco Systems - Mar 12, 2014

Cisco Systems Inc. shares fell after the company reported disappointing results and issued poor forward guidance, largely due to weakness in emerging markets. We think the shares continue to represent extremely good value given the strong balance sheet and earnings power of the business.





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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Cisco Systems Inc. - Mar 07, 2014

Networking and communications company Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) disappointed investors by issuing weaker than expected guidance. The shortfall was linked to some loss of share in low-end routing as well as a pause in demand ahead of new product introductions.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Cisco Systems - Mar 05, 2014

Networking and communications company Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) disappointed investors by issuing weaker than expected guidance. The shortfall was linked to some loss of share in low-end routing as well as a pause in demand ahead of new product introductions.



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Yacktman Fund Comments on Cisco Systems Inc. - Jan 30, 2014

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) shares fell after the company reported disappointing results and issued poor forward guidance, largely due to weakness in emerging markets. We think the shares continue to represent extremely good value given the strong balance sheet and earnings power of the business. C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.'s shares declined modestly due to continued margin pressure in its North American truckload brokerage business. 

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Horizon Kinetics Comments on Cisco Systems - Oct 18, 2012

From the third quarter commentary of Murray Stahl's Horizon Kinetics:

For obvious reasons, Cisco Systems (“Cisco”) (CSCO), the dominant provider of networking and communications equipment, conducts ongoing studies of expected changes in demand for internet usage, wireless data usage and so forth, and actually maintains indices of such usage. Cisco expects mobile data traffic for the five years between now and the end of 2016 to increase 17-fold. That is an astounding figure. It is certainly related to the global adoption, still in the early phases, of smart phones and tablet computers. There are technological efficiencies that will accommodate some of that demand. For instance, broadband transmission speed is expected to increase by 3.5x. But those who are concerned with logistical preparation for such matters believe that more spectrum must be had. The value of spectrum could rise greatly. At the moment, we do not believe that potential is reflected in the price of Dish Network shares, so Dish might be said to incorporate at least two predictive attributes: an owner-operator and a dormant or unrecognized asset.
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.30
CSCO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. CSCO: 15.30 )
CSCO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.54   Max: 55.17
Current: 15.3

10.54
55.17
P/B 2.20
CSCO's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. CSCO: 2.20 )
CSCO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 7.25
Current: 2.2

1.62
7.25
P/S 2.60
CSCO's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. CSCO: 2.60 )
CSCO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 10.44
Current: 2.6

1.84
10.44
PFCF 11.10
CSCO's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. CSCO: 11.10 )
CSCO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.58   Max: 42.84
Current: 11.1

7.58
42.84
EV-to-EBIT 9.30
CSCO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.61 vs. CSCO: 9.30 )
CSCO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 36.7
Current: 9.3

5.1
36.7
PEG 1.30
CSCO's PEG is ranked higher than
66% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CSCO: 1.30 )
CSCO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 5.56
Current: 1.3

0.67
5.56
Shiller P/E 16.30
CSCO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.91 vs. CSCO: 16.30 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.89   Max: 104.04
Current: 16.3

11.89
104.04

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.00
CSCO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
91% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CSCO: 3.00 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.21
Current: 3

0.34
3.21
Dividend Payout 0.68
CSCO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
60% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. CSCO: 0.68 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.68

0.15
0.63
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.00
CSCO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. CSCO: 3.00 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.21
Current: 3

0.34
3.21
Share Buyback Rate 2.70
CSCO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. CSCO: 2.70 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.6   Max: -10.1
Current: 2.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 25.60
CSCO's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
78% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. CSCO: 25.60 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 10.22   Max: 1206.5
Current: 25.6

10.22
1206.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.30
CSCO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. CSCO: 10.30 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 990.19
Current: 10.3

5.6
990.19
Price/Tangible Book 4.30
CSCO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CSCO: 4.30 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.61   Max: 24.44
Current: 4.3

2.61
24.44
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
CSCO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CSCO: 0.80 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 11.29
Current: 0.8

0.57
11.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
CSCO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CSCO: 0.70 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 7.87
Current: 0.7

0.48
7.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
CSCO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CSCO: 1.50 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 8.77
Current: 1.5

0.73
8.77
Price/Graham Number 1.70
CSCO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CSCO: 1.70 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 14.59
Current: 1.7

1.1
14.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.80
CSCO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CSCO: 10.80 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 19.5
Current: 10.8

2.7
19.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.28
CSCO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. CSCO: 16.28 )
CSCO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 24.7
Current: 16.28

1.9
24.7

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Cisco Systems, Inc. was incorporated in California in December 1984. The Company sells networking and communications products and provides related services. The company's two main products are switches and routers (devices that manage network traffic within local-area networks and between different networks), but Cisco essentially touches everything in the networking industry, from security to storage to application switching. Cisco dominates the data networking industry, and its Ethernet switches, which move data along local computer networks, are ubiquitous in business information technology. Cisco's share of the $21 billion switch market has remained near 70% in each of the past five years, while closest rival Hewlett-Packard languishes at 5% share. The firm's routers, used by telecom and cable service providers to move data across long distances, are also the market favorite. Cisco and Juniper Networks enjoy a virtual duopoly, with Cisco the clear leader. Cisco has also used its dominance in corporate data networking to successfully move into adjacent and new markets, including network security, video conferencing, and home networking. Cisco enters new markets typically through acquisitions and uses its global salesforce and broad distribution channel to quickly gain share. The firm integrates technology into its switches when feasible and aggressively bundles when not, making it extremely difficult for smaller firms to compete. Collectively, these newer products account for roughly 25% of Cisco's $40 billion in annual revenue and have grown 34% on average during the past three years.

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