Applied Optoelectronics Company Profile (NASDAQ:AAOI)

About Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)

Applied Optoelectronics logoApplied Optoelectronics, Inc. is a vertically integrated provider of fiber-optic networking products, primarily for networking end markets, such as Internet data center, cable television (CATV), fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and telecommunications (telecom). The Company designs and manufactures a range of optical communications products at varying levels of integration, from components, subassemblies and modules to turnkey equipment. To Internet-based data center operators, it supplies optical transceivers that plug into switches and servers within the data center and allow these network devices to send and receive data over fiber optic cables. The Company supplies a range of products, including lasers, transmitters and transceivers, and turnkey equipment, to the CATV market. The Company designs, manufactures and integrates its own analog and digital lasers using a combination of Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and its Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) fabrication process.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:AAOI
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.36 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 18,998,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $53.86
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $39.24
  • 52 Week Range: $8.84 - $72.95
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.20
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.19
  • P/E Growth: 0.83
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $306.52 million
  • Price / Sales: 4.43
  • Book Value: $14.55 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.91
  • EBIDTA: $64.42 million
  • Net Margins: 8.61%
  • Return on Equity: 5.87%
  • Return on Assets: 3.36%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.36%
  • Current Ratio: 2.28%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.52%
  • Average Volume: 2.83 million shs.
  • Beta: 2.55
  • Short Ratio: 1.93

Frequently Asked Questions for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)

What is Applied Optoelectronics' stock symbol?

Applied Optoelectronics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AAOI."

How were Applied Optoelectronics' earnings last quarter?

Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) released its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $96.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $96.20 million. Applied Optoelectronics had a return on equity of 5.87% and a net margin of 8.61%. Applied Optoelectronics's quarterly revenue was up 90.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.04) earnings per share. View Applied Optoelectronics' Earnings History.

When will Applied Optoelectronics make its next earnings announcement?

Applied Optoelectronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Applied Optoelectronics.

What guidance has Applied Optoelectronics issued on next quarter's earnings?

Applied Optoelectronics issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.09-1.19 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.99. The company issued revenue guidance of $106-112 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $99.11 million.

Where is Applied Optoelectronics' stock going? Where will Applied Optoelectronics' stock price be in 2017?

7 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Applied Optoelectronics' stock. Their predictions range from $27.00 to $94.00. On average, they expect Applied Optoelectronics' share price to reach $65.80 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Applied Optoelectronics.

Are investors shorting Applied Optoelectronics?

Applied Optoelectronics saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 6,380,517 shares, an increase of 36.6% from the April 13th total of 4,671,633 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,933,211 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.2 days. Approximately 36.0% of the company's shares are short sold.

Who are some of Applied Optoelectronics' key competitors?

Who owns Applied Optoelectronics stock?

Applied Optoelectronics' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Whale Rock Capital Management LLC (6.21%), Wellington Management Group LLP (0.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), Morgan Stanley (0.00%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.00%) and State Street Corp (1.79%). Company insiders that own Applied Optoelectronics stock include Alan D Moore, Chewei Lin, Chih-Hsiang (Thompson) Lin, Chung-Yao (Ford) Li, David C Kuo, Hung-Lun (Fred) Chang, Klaus Alexander Anselm, Min-Chu (Mike) Chen, Richard B Black, Shu-Hua (Joshua) Yeh and Stefan J Murry. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Applied Optoelectronics.

Who sold Applied Optoelectronics stock? Who is selling Applied Optoelectronics stock?

Applied Optoelectronics' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Royce & Associates LP, Hood River Capital Management LLC, Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Emerald Advisers Inc. PA, Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC, Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust and Wells Fargo & Company MN. Company insiders that have sold Applied Optoelectronics stock in the last year include Chewei Lin, Chih-Hsiang (Thompson) Lin, David C Kuo, Hung-Lun (Fred) Chang, Richard B Black, Shu-Hua (Joshua) Yeh and Stefan J Murry. View Insider Buying and Selling for Applied Optoelectronics.

Who bought Applied Optoelectronics stock? Who is buying Applied Optoelectronics stock?

Applied Optoelectronics' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Whale Rock Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, HWG Holdings LP, Driehaus Capital Management LLC, State Street Corp and Bogle Investment Management L P DE. Company insiders that have bought Applied Optoelectronics stock in the last two years include Alan D Moore and Min-Chu (Mike) Chen. View Insider Buying and Selling for Applied Optoelectronics.

How do I buy Applied Optoelectronics stock?

Shares of Applied Optoelectronics can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Applied Optoelectronics stock cost?

One share of Applied Optoelectronics stock can currently be purchased for approximately $71.51.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.86)
Consensus Price Target: $65.80 (7.98% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/25/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$94.00HighView Rating Details
5/22/2017Needham & Company LLCInitiated CoverageStrong-Buy -> Strong-Buy$85.00HighView Rating Details
5/18/2017ValuEngineUpgradeHold -> BuyLowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Roth CapitalBoost Price TargetBuy$60.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
3/30/2017Vertical ResearchReiterated RatingSellLowView Rating Details
2/27/2017Craig HallumReiterated RatingBuy$39.00 -> $53.00N/AView Rating Details
10/7/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$24.00 -> $27.00N/AView Rating Details
2/8/2016Northland SecuritiesBoost Price TargetOutperform$23.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
5/26/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Boost Price TargetStrong-Buy$17.00 -> $26.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
Earnings by Quarter for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
Earnings History by Quarter for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017$1.01$1.10$96.20 million$96.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2017Q4 2016$0.79$0.84$84.59 million$84.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q3$0.28$0.38$64.00 million$70.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2$0.06$0.16$50.84 million$55.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2016Q1$0.04($0.04)$51.03 million$50.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q4$0.31$0.22$50.61 million$53.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.40$0.40$52.54 million$57.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.33$0.38$43.15 million$49.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115$0.09$0.02$31.90 million$30.23 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414$0.25$0.27$38.03 million$36.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/10/2014Q314$0.23$0.20$36.10 million$36.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/12/2014Q413$0.05$0.12$29.36 million$32.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2014$0.05$0.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313$0.04$16.40 million$20.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.72
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.08$0.28$0.18
Q2 20172$0.18$0.90$0.54
Q3 20172$0.28$0.90$0.59
Q4 20172$0.36$0.46$0.41
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 8.19%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 72.25%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/22/2017David C KuoGeneral CounselSell507$70.00$35,490.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2017Shu-Hua (Joshua) YehInsiderSell10,000$68.06$680,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2017Chewei LinDirectorSell7,500$64.00$480,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2017Stefan J MurryCFOSell3,168$63.51$201,199.68View SEC Filing  
5/12/2017Chewei LinDirectorSell22,500$65.00$1,462,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2017Chih-Hsiang (Thompson) LinInsiderSell8,586$66.00$566,676.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Shu-Hua (Joshua) YehInsiderSell10,000$64.05$640,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2017David C KuoGeneral CounselSell3,787$60.00$227,220.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2017Hung-Lun (Fred) ChangInsiderSell10,000$59.50$595,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/6/2017Richard B BlackDirectorSell1,000$44.76$44,760.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2016Stefan J MurryCFOSell3,660$19.05$69,723.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016David C KuoGeneral CounselSell594$13.68$8,125.92View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Hung-Lun (Fred) ChangInsiderSell948$13.76$13,044.48View SEC Filing  
6/16/2016Alan D MooreDirectorBuy105,000$10.08$1,058,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Min-Chu (Mike) ChenDirectorBuy10,000$9.98$99,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Hung-Lun (Fred) ChangInsiderSell741$17.50$12,967.50View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Hung-Lun (Fred) ChangInsiderSell2,759$17.55$48,420.45View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Chih-Hsiang (Thompson) LinCEOSell2,792$15.90$44,392.80View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016David C KuoGeneral CounselSell330$15.90$5,247.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Hung-Lun (Fred) ChangInsiderSell455$15.90$7,234.50View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Klaus Alexander AnselmVPSell366$15.90$5,819.40View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Stefan J MurryCFOSell635$15.90$10,096.50View SEC Filing  
6/16/2015Chung-Yao (Ford) LiVPSell12,750$18.74$238,935.00View SEC Filing  
4/17/2015Hung-Lun (Fred) ChangInsiderSell4,000$15.19$60,760.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2014James L Dunn JrCFOSell5,475$17.02$93,184.50View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Hung-Lun (Fred) ChangInsiderSell2,226$18.02$40,112.52View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
Latest Headlines for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI)
DateHeadline logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Leads 11 Notable Investor Filings - - May 26 at 3:02 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Leads 11 Notable Investor Filings - May 26 at 11:28 AM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Receives Outperform Rating from Cowen and Company - May 25 at 10:30 PM logoShould You Buy Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Stock? - May 25 at 8:24 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) General Counsel Sells $35,490.00 in Stock - May 24 at 8:24 PM logoShu-Hua (Joshua) Yeh Sells 10,000 Shares of Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Stock - May 24 at 7:40 PM featured highlights: Applied Optoelectronics,, KMG Chemicals and Ferrari N.V. - May 23 at 3:15 PM logoVetr Inc. Lowers Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) to Buy - May 23 at 12:38 AM logoApplied Opto Surges: Street Too 'Timid' About Them, Says Needham - May 22 at 3:10 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Needham & Company LLC - May 22 at 9:38 AM logoInsider Selling: Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) CFO Sells 3,168 Shares of Stock - May 19 at 7:58 PM logoChewei Lin Sells 7,500 Shares of Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Stock - May 19 at 7:58 PM logoTop Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for May 19th - May 19 at 3:14 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Lifted to "Buy" at ValuEngine - May 18 at 4:40 PM logoETFs with exposure to Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. : May 18, 2017 - May 18 at 3:07 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics, Inc. :AAOI-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 17, 2017 - May 18 at 12:34 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Upgraded to "Strong-Buy" by Vetr Inc. - May 18 at 12:21 AM logo'Long Nasdaq' Trade Swaps Bullish Dollar Trade: Top 5 Picks - May 17 at 12:47 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Insider Sells $566,676.00 in Stock - May 15 at 7:30 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Director Sells $1,462,500.00 in Stock - May 15 at 7:11 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics: Worth The Hype? - Seeking Alpha - May 12 at 3:12 PM logoBuy These 5 Top-Ranked Stocks with Superb Earnings Growth - May 12 at 3:12 PM logoInsider Selling: Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Insider Sells 10,000 Shares of Stock - May 11 at 4:29 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $109.54 Million - May 11 at 11:52 AM logoCoherent (COHR) Shows Strength: Stock Adds 14.1% in Session - May 11 at 9:23 AM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest - May 11 at 7:02 AM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) General Counsel Sells $227,220.00 in Stock - May 10 at 4:29 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics: Top Idea - Solid Fundamental Momentum, Stock Remains Undervalued - Raising Target To ... - Seeking Alpha - May 9 at 3:07 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.94 Per Share - May 9 at 7:46 AM logoNASDAQ's Biggest Winners Included Universal Display Corporation and Applied Optoelectronics - May 8 at 11:41 AM logoApplied Optoelectronics, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AAOI-US : May 8, 2017 - May 8 at 11:41 AM logoApplied Optoelectronics Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (AAOI) - May 7 at 7:04 AM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Earns Buy Rating from Roth Capital - May 6 at 10:26 AM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Receives $40.80 Average PT from Analysts - May 6 at 12:50 AM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Updates Q2 Earnings Guidance - May 6 at 12:40 AM logoEdited Transcript of AAOI earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 8:30pm GMT - May 5 at 8:16 PM logoHere's Why Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Stock Popped 19.5% Today - May 5 at 8:16 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Receives "Outperform" Rating from Cowen and Company - May 5 at 6:14 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - GlobeNewswire (press release) - May 5 at 3:14 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.09 EPS - May 5 at 12:00 AM logoApplied Optoelectronics Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - May 4 at 8:02 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics posts 1Q profit - May 4 at 7:17 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds - May 4 at 3:46 PM logoInvestor Network: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 4 at 3:02 PM logoIPG Photonics (IPGP) Catches Eye: Stock Adds 7.5% in Session - May 3 at 3:16 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - May 2 at 4:24 PM logoIs This Fiber-Optics IPO Eyeing A New Base And Breakout? - May 1 at 12:13 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.31 - May 1 at 11:39 AM logoZacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Applied Optoelectronics, Amazon and Intel - April 28 at 3:03 PM logoApplied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Receiving Very Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 28 at 8:11 AM



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