Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, today reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the period ended July 26, 2014. Cisco reported fourth quarter revenue of $12.4 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.2 billion or $0.43 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.8 billion or $0.55 per share.
"We are executing well in a tough environment and delivered our best non-GAAP earnings per share quarter in our history. I'm pleased with how we are transforming our company over the past several years and that journey continues," stated John Chambers, Cisco chairman and chief executive officer. "We are focused on growth, innovation and talent, especially in the areas of security, data center, software, cloud and internet of everything. Our strategy is sound, our financials are strong, and our market leadership is secure. We have the team in place to deliver and are uniquely positioned to help our customers solve their biggest business problems."
Cash flows from operations were $3.6 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, compared with $3.2 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2014, and compared with $4.0 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. Cash flows from operations were $12.3 billion for fiscal 2014, compared with $12.9 billion for fiscal 2013.
Cash and cash equivalents and investments were $52.1 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, compared with $50.5 billion at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2014, and compared with $50.6 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.
During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014: Cisco paid a cash dividend of $0.19 per common share, or $974 million. Cisco repurchased approximately 61 million shares of common stock under the stock repurchase program at an average price of $25.11 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $1.5 billion.
During fiscal year 2014: Cisco paid cash dividends of $0.72 per common share, or $3.8 billion.
Cisco repurchased approximately 420 million shares of common stock under the stock repurchase program at an average price of $22.71 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $9.5 billion. As of July 26, 2014, Cisco had repurchased and retired 4.3 billion shares of Cisco common stock at an average price of $20.63 per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $88.4 billion since the inception of the stock repurchase program. The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases under this program is approximately $8.6 billion with no termination date.