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Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Stock Soars on Q3 Earnings and Revenue Beats

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AAOI) just released its third-quarter financial results, posting non-GAAP earnings of $1.08 per share and revenues of $88.9 million.

Currently, AAOI is a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell), but this ranking could change based on today’s results. The stock is up 20.56% to $45.68 per share in trading shortly after its earnings report was released.

Applied Optoelectronics:

Beat earnings estimates. The company posted earnings of $1.08 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.04.

Beat revenue estimates. The company saw revenue figures of $88.88 million, beating our consensus estimate of $88.53 million.

Revenue was up 27% from the $70.1 million reported in the year-ago period. GAAP earnings came in at 95 cents per share, which was down about 2% year-over-year. The aforementioned non-GAAP earnings results marked a 184% improvement from the prior-year quarter.

“While our third quarter results were negatively impacted by lower demand from a large customer, we continued to experience solid demand from our other large datacenter customers, especially for our 100G CWDM transceivers, and revenue for our CATV products reached a new record,” said CEO Dr. Thompson Lin.

For the fourth quarter, management current expects revenue in the range of $81 million to $90 million and non-GAAP earnings per share in the range of $0.82 to $0.96. Our current consensus estimates are calling for earnings of $0.94 per share and revenue of $92.47 million.

Here’s a graph that looks at AAOI’s latest earnings surprise history:

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise | Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. Quote

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.

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