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Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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8/29/2017 | 9:28:11 AM
Re: Decline with Strategy Change not Surprising
You're absolutely right. Even the IRS looks at this with smaller businesses, requiring that businesses can't continue to lose money -- otherwise it's seen as a tax dodge for owners of tightly controlled corporations.
kq4ym
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8/29/2017 | 9:18:22 AM
Re: Decline with Strategy Change not Surprising
Yes, those revenues certainly seem to be a big problem. Even with small percentage declines each quarter they add up. As noted this is the " seventh consecutive quarter of revenue decline at the company," and one can only wonder when or if that trend may change.
Phil_Britt
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8/22/2017 | 3:19:27 PM
Re: Decline with Strategy Change not Surprising
I reember back in the early 2000s when Cisco and many companies that no longer exist could do no wrong and had tons of booth space at Supercomm. Cisco has not reached back to those lofty levels.
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8/22/2017 | 3:15:27 PM
Re: Decline with Strategy Change not Surprising
@PhilBritt: I guess a lot depends on the type of risk the board is willing to take. That said, Cisco is pretty minor compared to IBM which is now over 20 quarters of consecutive revenue decline, yet the stock price has been decent. It's given not indication when it plans to begin making money again.

 
Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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8/22/2017 | 3:06:09 PM
Decline with Strategy Change not Surprising
Company financial performances often decline as they change strategies. The trick is to change strategies quickly (but not to quickly) and to truly be able to deliver with a new strategy.


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