November 5, 1997 |
Cisco Systems Inc., the biggest maker of equipment to link computers into networks, on Tuesday reported an 86% jump in quarterly profit. The San Jose-based company earned $337 million, or 48 cents a share, in its fiscal first quarter ended Oct. 25. That was up from a profit of $181 million, or 26 cents, for the same period last year. Sales rose 30%, to $1.87 billion from $1.45 billion. The profit reflects a charge of $127.