Earnings Roundup
By Jesse Freund

(Business 2.0) – CISCO SYSTEMS Its Q2 earnings, due on Feb. 8, are expected to be about 23 cents a share, vs. 18 cents a year ago. After losing market share in high-end routers to Juniper Networks, Cisco could gain from higher VOIP spending.

DISNEY The mouse is expected to announce earnings of 29 cents a share (down 4 cents from last year) when it reports on its quarter on Jan. 31. But analysts believe that the company has turned the corner on its recent troubles, with ABC poised to return to profitability in 2005.

DELL In mid-February the company should announce fourth-quarter earnings of 36 cents a share, compared with last year's 29 cents. With 30 percent quarterly growth in its peripherals and printers, Dell could steal even more business from rivals this quarter.