Cisco published its third quarter financial report on Wednesday, slightly beatig market expectations. The company posted a non-GAAP earnings of 78 cents per share on revenue of $13 billion, a 6 percent year-over-year increase. Analysts were expecting earnings of 77 cents per share on revenue of $12.89 billion.
Product revenue was up 7 percent to $9.72 billion, and service revenue was up 3 percent to $3.24 billion. Product revenue includes sales from infrastructure platforms, which grew 5 percent to $7.55 billion for the quarter. Sales of security products grew 21 percent to $707 million, and sales of applications grew 9 percent to $1.
43 billion. By geographic segments, revenue in the Americas grew by 9 percent, in EMEA by 5 percent, and in APJC revenue was down 4 percent. Our strong performance in the quarter was across the business, reflecting our customers confidence in our strategy, business model and market-leading portfolio, CEO Chuck Robbins said in a statement.
Technology is at the heart of our customers strategies and we are building the technology to help them achieve their business objectives.In Q3, Cisco closed the acquisitions of Luxtera, a privately held semiconductor company, and Singularity Networks, a privately held network infrastructure analytics company.
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