Restructuring Plan Boosts Cisco Stock – Longs Suggested on Impending 5,500 layoffs

Cisco on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth quarter revenue of $12.6 billion,with net income on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis of $2.8 billion $0.56 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $3.2 billion or $0.63 per share.

The company announced a restructuring plan that will require a layoff of up to 5,500 employees, representing approximately 7 percent of its global workforce. Cisco decided to broaden its focus on cloud-based services instead of spreading its investment equally over “lower growth areas” of its portfolio such as traditional hardware.

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