Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Boosts Q3 Outlook

September 6, 2016 4:04 PM EDT
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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAOI) announced updated guidance for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016.

Revised Third Quarter 2016 Guidance+

  • Revenue in the range of $63.0 million to $65.0 million, above the prior outlook of $56.0 million to $59.0 million. (The Street sees revenue of $58.2 million.)
  • Non-GAAP gross margin in the range of 30.5% to 32.0%, the same as the prior outlook of 30.5% to 32.0%.
  • Non-GAAP net income in the range from $4.7 million to $5.2 million, above the prior outlook of $2.9 million to $3.8 million.
  • Non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share in the range of $0.26 to $0.29, using a weighted-average fully diluted share count of approximately 18.0 million shares. This is above the prior outlook of $0.16 to $0.21 per share. (The Street sees EPS of $0.19.)

"Customer demand for our market-leading datacenter products has accelerated in the quarter and has outpaced our prior expectations," said Dr. Thompson Lin, Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. founder, president and CEO. “We are increasing our third quarter guidance in order to reflect the increased demand."

(+) Please refer to the note below on forward-looking statements and the risks involved with such statements as well as the note on non-GAAP financial measures. The prior outlook referenced above was provided in the company’s press release on Aug. 4, 2016.

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