NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A recent article suggesting the future growth potential of networking giant Cisco (CSCO - Get Report) caused a bit of uneasiness for Cisco investors. While it would appear that such a favorable outlook would inspire confidence and optimism among investors, instead it was suggested that perhaps I've set the bar a bit too high.
What this tells me is that, apart from disappointed analysts and the many sideline critics the company has created over the years, Cisco still has some making up to do with its own shareholders.
The company has now logged three consecutive earnings beats and will look to extend that streak on Wednesday -- despite some tumultuous times. As disappointing as the past couple of years have been, there are certainly plenty of reasons to suspect that the worst is behind the company.10 Stocks to 'Like' When Facebook Goes Public >> Investors now have plenty of reason to feel good about not only their positions, but also about the company's recent level of execution. The company is now strategically placed to realize as much as 200% more value in the stock over the next couple of years. However, in the present day, the challenge continues to be overcoming doubt and there is no better way to do this than with market-beating earnings performance.