NASDAQ:AAOI - Applied Optoelectronics Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $41.34 -0.34 (-0.82 %) (As of 08/16/2018 09:29 AM ET)Previous Close$41.68Today's Range$40.05 - $41.6652-Week Range$22.54 - $71.29Volume785,144 shsAverage Volume1.41 million shsMarket Capitalization$837.16 millionP/E Ratio9.77Dividend YieldN/ABeta2.56 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions 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 SymbolNASDAQ:AAOI CUSIPN/A Webwww.ao-inc.com Phone281-295-1800 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.17 Current Ratio3.22 Quick Ratio1.92 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.77 Forward P/E Ratio22.71 P/E Growth1.87 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$382.33 million Price / Sales2.13 Cash Flow$5.30 per share Price / Cash7.80 Book Value$17.19 per share Price / Book2.40 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.23 Net Income$73.95 million Net Margins10.95% Return on Equity14.77% Return on Assets10.79% Miscellaneous Employees3,054 Outstanding Shares19,700,000Market Cap$837.16 million 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 data on Tuesday, August, 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.30. The semiconductor company earned $87.82 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $77.29 million. Applied Optoelectronics had a net margin of 10.95% and a return on equity of 14.77%. View Applied Optoelectronics' Earnings History. When is Applied Optoelectronics' next earnings date? Applied Optoelectronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 6th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Applied Optoelectronics. What guidance has Applied Optoelectronics issued on next quarter's earnings? Applied Optoelectronics issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.54-0.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.65. The company issued revenue guidance of $82-92 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $90.58 million. What price target have analysts set for AAOI? 11 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Applied Optoelectronics' shares. Their forecasts range from $25.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect Applied Optoelectronics' share price to reach $39.35 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Applied Optoelectronics. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Applied Optoelectronics? 11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Applied Optoelectronics in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings, 3 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating 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. 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) 2. 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. " (5/9/2018) Are investors shorting Applied Optoelectronics? Applied Optoelectronics saw a decrease in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 10,940,946 shares, a decrease of 4.0% from the July 13th total of 11,399,309 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,259,178 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.7 days. Currently, 60.1% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Applied Optoelectronics' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Applied Optoelectronics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Applied Optoelectronics include Semtech (SMTC), Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP), Cirrus Logic (CRUS), Viavi Solutions (VIAV), Amkor Technology (AMKR), Finisar (FNSR), Power Integrations (POWI), Silicon Motion Technology (SIMO), Solaredge Technologies (SEDG), Tower Semiconductor (TSEM), Diodes (DIOD), BE Semiconductor Industrs (BESIY), Kulicke and Soffa Industries (KLIC), Dialog Semiconductor (DLGNF) and Acacia Communications (ACIA). 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) Has Applied Optoelectronics been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about AAOI stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Applied Optoelectronics earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.86 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for Applied Optoelectronics. Who are Applied Optoelectronics' major shareholders? Applied Optoelectronics' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.44%), Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC (2.70%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.84%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.62%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.51%) and FMR LLC (0.38%). 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 FMR LLC, LSV Asset Management, Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Taylor Frigon Capital Management LLC, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Creative Planning and Voya Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Applied Optoelectronics company stock in the last year include Chewei Lin, Chih-Hsiang (Thompson) Lin, 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 BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Toth Financial Advisory Corp, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Elephas Investment Management Ltd, Victory Capital Management Inc., Millennium Management LLC and Credit Agricole S A. 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 $41.34. How big of a company is Applied Optoelectronics? Applied Optoelectronics has a market capitalization of $837.16 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. 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: 2.7 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 369 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 319 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 688MarketBeat'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 8/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What do investors mean by earnings per share?