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LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / June 29, 2018 /

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Earnings Highlights and Summary

Ciena's net sales reached $729.98 million for Q2 FY18, reflecting an increase of 3.25% from $707.02 million in Q2 FY17. The reported revenue number exceeded analysts' consensus estimates of $728.30 million.

North America region accounted for 59.10% of Ciena's total revenue in Q2 FY18, while Europe, Middle-East, and Africa (EMEA) region accounted for 16.70%, Caribbean and Latin America for 3.40%, and Asia/Pacific for 20.80%. In the quarter under review, Ciena's product revenue jumped 3.35% to $604.23 million on a y-o-y basis, while services revenue increased 2.75% to $125.75 million on a y-o-y basis.

During Q2 FY18, Ciena's cost of goods sold was $436.67 million, 12.32% higher than $388.78 million in Q2 FY17. The Company's cost products sold hiked 13.83% to $372.57 million on a y-o-y basis, while cost of services rendered advanced 4.25% to $64.10 million on a y-o-y basis in Q2 FY18. Ciena's gross profit fell 7.83% to $293.31 million in the quarter under review from $318.24 million in the year ago comparable quarter.

In the reported quarter, Ciena incurred total operating expenses of $261.24 million, up 0.32% from $260.42 million in the previous year's same quarter. In Q2 FY18, the Company's research and development (R&D) expenses fell 3.86% to $116.92 million on a y-o-y basis, while selling and marketing expenses jumped 9.95% to $97.36 million on a y-o-y basis. Ciena reported an income from operations of $32.07 million in Q2 FY18, 44.54% lower than $57.82 million in Q2 FY17. Besides, the Company had an adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of $77.07 million in the quarter under review compared to $107.55 million in the prior year's corresponding quarter.

Ciena had a net income of $13.86 million in the quarter ending April 30, 2018, compared to $38.03 million in the same period last year. The Company's diluted earnings per share (DEPS) also fell to $0.09 in the reported quarter from $0.25 in the prior year's same quarter. The reported earnings included share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, significant asset impairments and restructuring costs, and non-cash interest expense. Ciena's adjusted DEPS, excluding these non-recurring items, was $0.23 in Q2 FY18, down 23.33% from $0.30 in Q2 FY17. This fell behind analysts' consensus estimates of $0.30 per share.

Ciena's Segment Details

The Networking Platforms segment generated revenues of $591.70 million in Q2 FY18, up 3.53% on a y-o-y basis. Within this segment, Converged Packet Optical's revenue advanced 4.49% to $527.90 million on a y-o-y basis while Packet Networking's revenue declined 3.77% to $63.80 million on a y-o-y basis in the reported quarter.

During Q2 FY18, the Software and Software-Related Services segment had revenues of $38.70 million, which was 2.65% higher than prior-year's same quarter. The Software Platforms sub-segment had revenues of $12.50 million, down 4.58% on a y-o-y basis, and Software-Related Services sub-segment had revenue of $26.20 million, up 6.50% on a y-o-y basis.

For Q2 FY18, the Global services segment's revenues advanced 1.84% to $99.60 million on a y-o-y basis. In the quarter under review, the Maintenance Support and Training sub-segment's revenues advanced 4.64% to $60.90 million on a y-o-y basis, while Installation and Deployment sub-segment's revenue declined 1.74% to $28.20 million on a y-o-y basis and consulting and Network Design sub-segment's revenues fell 3.67% to $10.50 million on a y-o-y basis.

Cash Matters

Ciena had cash and cash equivalents of $652.10 million as on April 30, 2018, an increase of 1.81% from $640.51 million as on October 31, 2017. The Company had a long-term debt of $585.54 million as on April 30, 2018, up 0.32% from $583.69 million as on October 31, 2017.

Ciena's cash flow from operating activities for the six months ending April 30, 2018, was $73.13 million, 59.85% higher than the $45.75 million in the same period last year.

Ciena spent $31.95 million on purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures, and intellectual property in Q2 FY18 compared to $60.33 million in Q2 FY17. The Company spent $38.04 million on repurchases of common stock under its share repurchase program in the reported period.

Stock Performance Snapshot

June 28, 2018 - At Thursday's closing bell, Ciena's stock advanced 1.76%, ending the trading session at $26.07.

Volume traded for the day: 2.65 million shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 8.35%; previous three-month period – up 0.66%; past six-month period – up 20.97%; and year-to-date – up 24.56%

After yesterday's close, Ciena's market cap was at $3.82 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 3.86.

The stock is part of the Technology sector, categorized under the Communication Equipment industry. This sector was up 1.0% at the end of the session.


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