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Apr. 30, 2014, 4:07 PM
- JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU): FQ3 EPS of $0.10 misses by $0.01.
- Revenue of $418M (+3.1% Y/Y) misses by $13.73M.
Apr. 29, 2014, 5:35 PM
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Apr. 2, 2014, 9:52 AM
- Alliance Fiber (AFOP +13.8%) expects to report Q1 revenue of $24.8M, +104% Y/Y and soundly above prior guidance of $22.5M (it's also the consensus).
- The announcement comes less than two months after shares tumbled due to a Q4 miss. Full Q1 results arrive on April 24.
- Needham's bullish March 25 coverage launch was well-timed. In general, Street sentiment towards optical component and networking hardware vendors has been improving, thanks in part to strong numbers from Ciena and Infinera.
- Optical component peers are trading moderately higher: FNSR +2.3%. JDSU +1.3%. NPTN +1.6%. OCLR +2.6%.
Mar. 28, 2014, 9:50 AM
- InvenSense (INVN +3%) has been upgraded to Buy by Roth.
- Ciena (CIEN -1.4%) and JDS Uniphase (JDSU -0.4%) have been cut to Sector Perform by RBC. MKM upgraded JDS a week ago.
- Veeco (VECO +4.6%) has been upgraded to Buy by CLSA. UBS upgraded shares earlier in March.
- Avago (AVGO +1.9%) has been started at Outperform by Pac Crest.
- Telecom Italia (TI +2.2%) has been upgraded to Buy by Berenberg.
- Integrated Silicon (ISSI +3.4%) has been started at Buy by B. Riley.
Mar. 21, 2014, 9:43 AM
Mar. 12, 2014, 6:38 PM
- Goldman's upgrades of Infinera (INFN +14.9%) and Calix (CALX +2.8%) wound up sparking a broader rally telecom equipment and optical component makers. Notable gainers: FNSR +6.2%. UBNT +6.7%. CYNI +5.1%. CIEN +3.8%. JDSU +5.4%. AFOP +3.4%. NPTN +3.4%. ADTN +2.8%. FN +2.2%.
- Goldman's Simona Jankowski believes Infinera, which recently lost a major Verizon deal to Alcatel-Lucent, has regained Level 3 as a client. She also estimates 100G optical system shipments "have approximately a 15% point gross margin advantage" relative to 10G counterparts, and sees this delta boosting Infinera's margins as 100G "increases from mid-50% of total product revenue in 2013 to mid-70% in 2014."
- Regarding Calix, Jankowski reports seeing better spending trends among the tier 2/3 carriers the company leans heavily on, and thinks 2014/2015 estimates now "more accurately reflect" Calix's growth trajectory.
- Today's gains come as the optical networking industry's OFC 2014 conference continues. As usual, the conference has seen a slew of product launches. Ciena has followed Infinera (previous) in launching software tools for intelligently controlling a network's optical layers, and JDS Uniphase is showing off several new components and modules.
Jan. 31, 2014, 1:56 PM
- With help from an upgrade to Outperform from William Blair, JDS Uniphase (JDSU +6.9%) is shooting higher following its FQ2 beat, which was accompanied by strong FQ3 guidance and news of two acquisitions.
- Optical component peers Finisar (FNSR +4.5%), Oclaro (OCLR +5.7%), and NeoPhotonics (NPTN +6.5%) are following JDS higher. The fact JDS' optical communications product sales rose 12.1% Y/Y (up from 8.1% in FQ1) is likely going over well.
- Blair's Dmitry Netis is upbeat about JDS' improving carrier test equipment/software business: He expects it will return to positive growth in FQ3 after years of declines, grow 2.5% in FY14 (ends in June), and grow 9% in FY15.
- MKM (Neutral, PT upped to $15 from $13) observes rising 100G optical component demand (previous) is giving JDS a lift; Finisar and NeoPhotonics also have solid 100G exposure.
- Barclays is pleased FQ3 revenue is expected to grow 6% excluding a gesture recognition business affected by Xbox One/Kinect seasonality, but nonetheless considers Finisar a better investment due to its "cleaner" datacom exposure.
- CC transcript
Jan. 31, 2014, 9:09 AM
Jan. 30, 2014, 5:21 PM
- JDS Uniphase (JDSU) expects FQ3 revenue of $420M-$440M vs. a consensus of $425.9M.
- JDS also announces it's acquiring the assets of Trendium, a developer of analytics and customer experience optimization software for mobile carriers, and Time-Bandwidth Products, a maker of high-power lasers for industrial/scientific markets. Terms are undisclosed.
- Look for JDS to cross-sell Trendium's products to carrier test equipment customers. Carrier interest in advanced mobile analytics solutions has been growing in tandem with the mobile data/app boom. IBM made an acquisition in this space three months ago.
- JDS' FQ2 beat was driven in part by a gross margin of 48.5%, +220 bps Q/Q and +50 bps Y/Y. Optical communications product sales (39% of revenue) rose 12.1% Y/Y, and commercial optical sales (44% of revenue) 6.6%.
Jan. 30, 2014, 4:19 PM
- JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU): FQ2 EPS of $0.19 beats by $0.05.
- Revenue of $447.6M (+4.2% Y/Y) beats by $13.9M.
- Shares +4.5%.
Jan. 30, 2014, 12:10 AM| Jan. 30, 2014, 12:10 AM | 2 Comments
Jan. 29, 2014, 5:35 PM
Jan. 22, 2014, 4:05 PM
- After reporting an EPS beat and in-line revenue this morning, Adtran (ADTN +4.5%) guided on its CC for Q1 revenue to be flat to down by a mid-single digit percentage Q/Q.
- Though the consensus is for revenue to be down less than 1% Q/Q to $158.8M, investors are taking heart in Adtran's forecast, given it follows warnings from several telecom equipment names.
- A slew of telecom equipment and component/chip vendors followed Adtran higher today. JDSU +3.1%. NPTN +4.6%. FNSR +2.3%. [CIEN] +2.1%. ALLT +2.6%. PKT +1.8%. CALX +1.7%.
Jan. 9, 2014, 12:59 PM
- Calix's Q4 warning, which has come in the wake of warnings (I, II) from fellow telecom equipment suppliers Cyan (CYNI -2.4%) and Procera (PKT -2.6%), has sparked a general selloff in telecom equipment and component/chip names. A Deutsche downgrade of Alcatel-Lucent, one of the best-performing names in the space in 2013, could also be playing a role.
- Calix, Cyan, and Procera all have considerable exposure to U.S. carriers not named AT&T or Verizon. While Calix didn't mention which region(s) are responsible for its warning, Cyan blamed an 88% Q/Q drop in sales to U.S. telco/top customer Windstream, and Procera blamed soft demand from U.S. cable providers.
- Notable decliners: CSCO -1.1% JDSU -5.2%. ADTN -5.1% (competes with Calix). FNSR -4.2% (just announced an acquisition). INFN -2.9%. AMCC -2.5%. CIEN -2.4%. BSFT -6.1%. SONS -2.1%.
- The group sold off a month ago after Cisco cut its long-term growth outlook.
Dec. 12, 2013, 11:51 AM
- Cisco (CSCO -2.3%) is now targeting annual revenue growth of 3%-6% over the next 3-5 years, down from a prior 5%-7%, says CFO Frank Calderoni states at the networking giant's analyst meeting. In addition, Calderoni says Cisco's FY14 (ends July '14) revenue growth outlook is "basically" in-line with a Street forecast for a 4% decline.
- Cisco is now aiming for services revenue growth of 7%-10% over the next 3-5 years, down from 9%-11%; services accounted for 22% of Cisco's Oct. quarter revenue. Businesses related to "enabling the cloud" (a somewhat nebulous term) are expected to show a 12%-18% growth rate.
- Cisco, already pressured by John Chambers' macro comments, continues to trade lower. Many networking equipment peers and component/chip suppliers are also selling off; in addition to Cisco, Ciena's mixed FQ4 results and slightly soft FQ1 guidance could be playing a role here.
- Notable networking equipment/component/chip decliners: JNPR -3.1%. BRCM -2.5%. PKT -2.8%. FFIV -2.2%. ERIC -2.1%. JDSU -1.9% (getting pulled from the S&P 500). AFOP -5.5%. CAVM -1.7%. AMCC -1.8%. BRCD -1.8%. MRVL -1.6%. ARUN -1.7%. CALX -1.7%.
Dec. 11, 2013, 5:24 PM
- Better a week late than never. Facebook (FB) will be joining the S&P 500 following the Dec. 20 close, and will also be added to the S&P 100. The social networking giant is replacing test equipment vendor Teradyne (TER).
- Alliance Data Systems (ADS) and Mohawk Industries (MHK) are also joining the S&P 500 following the Dec. 20 close. They're replacing Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) and JDS Uniphase (JDSU).
- FB +3.9% AH. MHK +2.4%. ANF -0.8%. JDSU -0.6%.
Viavi Solutions Inc is a provider of network and service enablement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, wireless operators, cable operators, network-equipment manufacturers and enterprises.
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