NASDAQ:AAOI - Applied Optoelectronics Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $17.60 -1.50 (-7.85 %) (As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$17.60Today's Range$17.55 - $19.0752-Week Range$17.55 - $50.30Volume934,035 shsAverage Volume505,824 shsMarket Capitalization$378.15 millionP/E Ratio4.16Dividend YieldN/ABeta2.58 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells various fiber-optic networking products worldwide. It offers optical modules, lasers, transmitters and transceivers, and turn-key equipment, as well as headend, node, and distribution equipment. The company sells its products to Internet data center operators, cable television and telecommunications equipment manufacturers, and Internet service providers through its direct and indirect sales channels. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas. Receive AAOI News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AAOI and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Semiconductors & related devices Sub-IndustryN/A SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:AAOI Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.ao-inc.com Phone281-295-1800 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.19 Current Ratio2.60 Quick Ratio1.30 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio4.16 Forward P/E Ratio33.21 P/E Growth2.4 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$382.33 million Price / Sales0.91 Cash Flow$5.0286 per share Price / Cash Flow3.50 Book Value$17.19 per share Price / Book1.02 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.23 Net Income$73.95 million Net Margins4.20% Return on Equity8.73% Return on Assets6.28% Miscellaneous Employees3,054 Outstanding Shares19,800,000Market Cap$378.15 million OptionableOptionable Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) Frequently Asked Questions 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.11) by $0.25. The semiconductor company earned $56.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.55 million. Applied Optoelectronics had a return on equity of 8.73% and a net margin of 4.20%. The firm's revenue was down 36.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.08 EPS. View Applied Optoelectronics' Earnings History. When is Applied Optoelectronics' next earnings date? Applied Optoelectronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Applied Optoelectronics. What guidance has Applied Optoelectronics issued on next quarter's earnings? Applied Optoelectronics issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of ($0.07)-$0.04 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.38. The company issued revenue guidance of $56-63 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $74.09 million.Applied Optoelectronics also updated its Q4 2018 guidance to $-0.07-0.04 EPS. What price target have analysts set for AAOI? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Applied Optoelectronics' stock. Their forecasts range from $8.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Applied Optoelectronics' stock price to reach $25.1111 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 42.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Applied Optoelectronics. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Applied Optoelectronics? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Applied Optoelectronics in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Applied Optoelectronics. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Applied Optoelectronics stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Applied Optoelectronics stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures advanced optical devices, packaged optical components, optical subsystems, laser transmitters and fiber optic transceivers. The company's products are used in fiber optic communications equipment for FTTH, point-to-point telecom, datacom and access networks and systems supporting cable television, network infrastructure. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas. " (10/16/2018) 2. Rosenblatt Securities analysts commented, "We believe demand for Microsoft’s (MSFT: NR) 100G CWDM4 module will be lower than expected in Q3, seriously impacting AAOI, which has MSFT as its second largest customer. Gross margins will continue to be pressured by the shift in product mix toward 100G CWDM4 modules in the second half of the year and pricing pressures for the 100G optical module. Our research suggests Intel (INTC: Sell) has solved its yield issues and is now ready to ramp its capac- ity in Q3. This will likely increase competition in the CWDM4 market in the sec- ond half of this year. We reiterate our Sell rating and $30 price target. We continue to be wary of AAOI’s gross margins and revenue growth sustaina- bility, despite possible revenue benefits from strong Facebook (FB: NR) de- mand growth." (7/11/2018) Has Applied Optoelectronics been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about AAOI stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Applied Optoelectronics earned a coverage optimism score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Applied Optoelectronics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Applied Optoelectronics include Inphi (IPHI), Tower Semiconductor (TSEM), Oclaro (OCLR), Kulicke and Soffa Industries (KLIC), OSI Systems (OSIS), Synaptics (SYNA), MaxLinear (MXL), Silicon Motion Technology (SIMO), Ambarella (AMBA), FormFactor (FORM), Imagination Tech. (IGNMF), MACOM Technology Solutions (MTSI), Canadian Solar (CSIQ), SunPower (SPWR) and Rambus (RMBS). Who are Applied Optoelectronics' key executives? Applied Optoelectronics' management team includes the folowing people: Dr. Chih-Hsiang Lin, Founder, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 55)Dr. Stefan J. Murry, CFO & Chief Strategy Officer (Age 45)Mr. David C. Kuo, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 35)Dr. Hung-Lun Chang, Sr. VP of Optical Component Bus. Unit & GM of North America (Age 54)Mr. Shu-Hua Yeh, Sr. VP of Network Equipment Module Bus. Unit & GM of Asia (Age 52) Who are Applied Optoelectronics' major shareholders? Applied Optoelectronics' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.22%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.91%), Vanguard Group Inc (5.91%), Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC (2.23%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.64%) and Teachers Advisors LLC (1.47%). Company insiders that own Applied Optoelectronics stock include Alan D Moore, Chewei Lin, Chih-Hsiang (Thompson) Lin, David C Kuo, Hung-Lun (Fred) Chang, Richard B Black, Shu-Hua (Joshua) Yeh, Stefan J Murry and William H Yeh. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Applied Optoelectronics. Which institutional investors are selling Applied Optoelectronics stock? AAOI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC, FMR LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse AG, Taylor Frigon Capital Management LLC and LPL Financial LLC. Company insiders that have sold Applied Optoelectronics company stock in the last year include Richard B Black and Stefan J Murry. View Insider Buying and Selling for Applied Optoelectronics. Which institutional investors are buying Applied Optoelectronics stock? AAOI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Teachers Advisors LLC, Rehmann Capital Advisory Group, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Trafelet Brokaw Capital Management L.P., Putnam Investments LLC, Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc. and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Applied Optoelectronics. How do I buy shares of Applied Optoelectronics? Shares of AAOI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Applied Optoelectronics' stock price today? One share of AAOI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $17.60. How big of a company is Applied Optoelectronics? Applied Optoelectronics has a market capitalization of $378.15 million and generates $382.33 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $73.95 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.23 on an earnings per share basis. Applied Optoelectronics employs 3,054 workers across the globe. What is Applied Optoelectronics' official website? The official website for Applied Optoelectronics is http://www.ao-inc.com. How can I contact Applied Optoelectronics? Applied Optoelectronics' mailing address is 13139 JESS PIRTLE BLVD, SUGAR LAND TX, 77478. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 281-295-1800 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ AAOI)Community Ranking: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 423 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 412 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 835MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Applied Optoelectronics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AAOI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AAOI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the Benefits of Index Funds?