Cisco to log out 7% staff; second largest site India may feel heat
The company, however, hasn’t divulged how the global job losses would impact different geographies including India. Cisco, which employs about 73,000 people worldwide, has warned against a “challenging macro environment” as its revenue fell by 2 per cent to $12.6 billion for the quarter ended July 30, 2016. “The restructuring action will impact up to 5,500 employees, representing approximately 7 per cent of our global workforce. We will take these actions starting in Q1 of fiscal 2017,” Cisco EVP and CFO Kelly Kramer said on a conference call. She added that about $325-400 million of the pre-tax charges (of the total up to $700 million) will be recognised during the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, with the remaining amount recognised during the rest of the fiscal.
The company’s net profit, however, increased 21 per cent to $2.8 billion in the said quarter. It follows July-June as its financial calendar. Its revenues from India saw a significant jump at 20 per cent, even as those from emerging markets declined 6 per cent. Cisco India has now seen nine straight quarters of growth starting from the fourth quarter of 2013-14 (18 per cent) to the current quarter. “Total emerging markets declined 6 per cent with the BRICs plus Mexico down 2 per cent. India was up 20 per cent, while we saw declines in China of 12 per cent,” Kramer said.