Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Finisar At Risk Of Profitless Prosperity

I've written in the past that Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) is best looked at as a fleeting engagement for active investors, and the last nine months underline why - the shares have lost about 40% of their value as the company has underwhelmed on revenue growth and found no traction with margins. To that end, revenue estimates for FY2016 are now about 6% to 10% lower than they were back in May and earnings estimates have fallen even farther.

The basic bullish driver for Finisar, increasing data traffic growth and increasing demand for 40G (and, eventually, 100G) equipment in the data center, is still valid but the current environment is challenging. Finisar doesn't have a good record of generating meaningful

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