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Acacia Communications

Nasdaq:ACIA
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
ACIA
Nasdaq
$2B
Market Cap
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  2. US
  3. Tech
Company description

Acacia Communications, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products in the United States, China, Germany, Thailand, and internationally. The last earnings update was 25 days ago. More info.


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  • Acacia Communications has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
ACIA Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
1.1%
NasdaqGS:ACIA
3.9%
US Communications
2.9%
US Market
1 Year Returns
29.1%
NasdaqGS:ACIA
11.3%
US Communications
1.4%
US Market
ACIA Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Acacia Communications (ACIA) 1.1% 21.3% 37.7% 29.1% - -
US Communications 3.9% 7.2% 15.6% 11.3% 76.6% 87.3%
US Market 2.9% 2.5% 10% 1.4% 38.3% 42%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • ACIA outperformed the Communications industry which returned 11.3% over the past year.
  • ACIA outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 1.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility
ACIA
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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Value

 Is Acacia Communications undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Acacia Communications to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data    Our intrinsic value calculation method has changed recently, learn more here.

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Acacia Communications.

NasdaqGS:ACIA Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 14 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:ACIA
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Communications Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.08
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.084 (1 + (1- 21%) (0%))
1.056
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.06
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.056 * 5.96%)
9.03%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:ACIA using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Acacia Communications is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqGS:ACIA DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.03%)
2019 60.82 Analyst x1 55.78
2020 65.48 Analyst x1 55.08
2021 69.39 Est @ 5.97% 53.54
2022 72.86 Est @ 5% 51.57
2023 76.00 Est @ 4.32% 49.34
2024 78.93 Est @ 3.84% 46.99
2025 81.69 Est @ 3.51% 44.62
2026 84.37 Est @ 3.28% 42.26
2027 87.00 Est @ 3.11% 39.97
2028 89.60 Est @ 3% 37.76
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $476.92
NasdaqGS:ACIA DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $89.60 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (9.03% – 2.73%)
$1,462.13
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $1,462.13 ÷ (1 + 9.03%)10
$616.17
NasdaqGS:ACIA Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $476.92 + $616.17
$1,093.09
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $1,093.09 / 40.26
$27.15
NasdaqGS:ACIA Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $27.15
Current discount Discount to share price of $54.17
= -1 x ($54.17 - $27.15) / $27.15
-99.5%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Acacia Communications is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Acacia Communications's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Acacia Communications's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ACIA PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $0.12
NasdaqGS:ACIA Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-03-15) in USD $54.17
United States of America Communications Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 33 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 30.4x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,054 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.61x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Acacia Communications.

NasdaqGS:ACIA PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:ACIA Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 54.17 ÷ 0.12

443.62x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Acacia Communications is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Communications industry average.
  • Acacia Communications is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Acacia Communications's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ACIA PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 443.62x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 14 Analysts
53.6%per year
United States of America Communications Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 1.35x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,109 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.47x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:ACIA PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 443.62x ÷ 53.6%

8.28x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Acacia Communications is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Acacia Communications's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ACIA PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $12.55
NasdaqGS:ACIA Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-03-15) in USD $54.17
United States of America Communications Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 67 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 1.84x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,152 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.87x
NasdaqGS:ACIA PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:ACIA Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 54.17 ÷ 12.55

4.32x

* Primary Listing of Acacia Communications.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Acacia Communications is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Communications industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Acacia Communications's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Communications industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Communications industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Acacia Communications has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Acacia Communications expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
53.6%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Acacia Communications expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Acacia Communications's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Acacia Communications's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Acacia Communications's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ACIA Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:ACIA Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 14 Analysts 53.6%
NasdaqGS:ACIA Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 14 Analysts 15.5%
United States of America Communications Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.2%
United States of America Communications Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ACIA Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 14 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:ACIA Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 770 1
2022-12-31 669 1
2021-12-31 615 79 6
2020-12-31 526 60 12
2019-12-31 450 41 14
NasdaqGS:ACIA Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 340 83 5
2018-09-30 319 68 -25
2018-06-30 330 45 -14
2018-03-31 343 58 -6
2017-12-31 385 62 39
2017-09-30 441 80 113
2017-06-30 471 95 129
2017-03-31 509 104 128
2016-12-31 478 103 95
2016-09-30 405 79 46
2016-06-30 335 64 13
2016-03-31 276 37 10

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Acacia Communications's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Acacia Communications's revenue is expected to grow by 15.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ACIA Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 14 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Acacia Communications Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:ACIA Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 2.20 2.48 1.93 2.00
2020-12-31 1.53 2.03 0.85 4.00
2019-12-31 1.05 1.56 0.73 4.00
NasdaqGS:ACIA Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.12
2018-09-30 -0.61
2018-06-30 -0.36
2018-03-31 -0.16
2017-12-31 0.99
2017-09-30 2.93
2017-06-30 3.43
2017-03-31 3.86
2016-12-31 3.77
2016-09-30 2.62
2016-06-30 1.24
2016-03-31 1.50

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Acacia Communications is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Acacia Communications's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Acacia Communications has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Acacia Communications performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Acacia Communications's growth in the last year to its industry (Communications).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Acacia Communications's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Acacia Communications's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Acacia Communications's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Communications industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Acacia Communications's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Acacia Communications Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:ACIA Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 339.89 4.92 51.86 102.41
2018-09-30 319.36 -24.54 50.05 97.91
2018-06-30 329.55 -14.19 48.02 100.35
2018-03-31 343.44 -6.28 44.40 98.74
2017-12-31 385.17 38.51 38.81 92.03
2017-09-30 440.99 112.75 35.60 87.13
2017-06-30 471.30 129.14 33.03 78.91
2017-03-31 508.59 128.05 32.31 78.01
2016-12-31 478.41 95.28 27.68 75.70
2016-09-30 404.53 45.96 25.31 68.49
2016-06-30 334.65 12.69 20.77 59.18
2016-03-31 276.30 9.88 15.06 46.16
2015-12-31 239.06 7.60 13.12 38.65
2015-09-30 211.52 3.35 10.14 35.18
2015-06-30 192.88 2.96 8.77 32.85
2015-03-31 164.26 2.30 7.29 30.20
2014-12-31 146.23 1.73 6.62 28.47
2013-12-31 77.65 -4.97 5.10 24.25

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Acacia Communications has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • It is difficult to establish if Acacia Communications has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Communications industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Acacia Communications improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Acacia Communications's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Communications industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Acacia Communications has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Acacia Communications's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Acacia Communications's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Acacia Communications is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Acacia Communications's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Acacia Communications's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Acacia Communications has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Acacia Communications Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqGS:ACIA Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 502.73 0.00 325.10
2018-09-30 510.53 0.00 323.11
2018-06-30 505.93 0.00 303.42
2018-03-31 500.21 0.00 307.68
2017-12-31 502.05 0.00 279.43
2017-09-30 514.35 0.00 289.15
2017-06-30 488.98 0.00 282.42
2017-03-31 475.98 0.00 271.33
2016-12-31 434.80 0.00 310.41
2016-09-30 262.49 0.00 175.56
2016-06-30 221.28 0.00 159.01
2016-03-31 96.81 0.00 32.89
2015-12-31 82.05 0.00 27.61
2015-09-30 58.74 0.06 18.04
2015-06-30 49.25 0.08 16.02
2015-03-31 38.35 2.12 21.13
2014-12-31 38.35 2.12 21.13
2013-12-31 23.87 8.16 20.24
  • Acacia Communications has no debt.
  • Acacia Communications has no debt compared to 5 years ago when it was 34%.
  • Acacia Communications has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Acacia Communications has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Acacia Communications's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Acacia Communications has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Acacia Communications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Acacia Communications dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Acacia Communications shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Acacia Communications's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Acacia Communications's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ACIA Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 14 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Communications Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 13 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2005 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:ACIA Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 0.00 1.00
2020-12-31 0.00 2.00
2019-12-31 0.00 2.00

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Acacia Communications has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Acacia Communications's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Acacia Communications's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Acacia Communications has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Acacia Communications's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Acacia Communications's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Acacia Communications afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Acacia Communications has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Acacia Communications's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Raj Shanmugaraj
COMPENSATION $3,809,163
AGE 60
TENURE AS CEO 8.9 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Shanmugaraj Shanmugaraj, also known as Raj, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Acacia Communications, Inc. since April 2010. Mr. Shanmugaraj has more than 25 years in telecom and communications to Acacia Communications including tenures as Vice President of Systems Products at PictureTel and Vice President of Engineering at MultiLink (which was acquired by PictureTel). He served as Corporate Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent, responsible for business development in a variety of market segments in the Americas Region - including Optical Core Convergence. He served as Alcatel-Lucent Vice President of Optics, heading up the business development and marketing activities in the Americas Region. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel Communications, Inc. He has been a Director of at Acacia Communications Inc since April 2010. He was a Founder of Astral Point Communications and served as its Chief Executive Officer, which was acquired by Alcatel in 2002. He served senior executive level positions at Motorola. He served as Director at Motorola Codex. He holds an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa and a B.E. in Electronics and Communications from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy in India.

CEO Compensation
  • Raj's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
  • Raj's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Acacia Communications management team in years:

3.8
Average Tenure
53.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Acacia Communications management team is about average.
Management Team

Raj Shanmugaraj

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
60
TENURE
8.9 yrs

Benny Mikkelsen

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
58
TENURE
10.2 yrs

Christian Rasmussen

TITLE
Co-Founder and VP of Digital Signal Processing & Optics
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
49
TENURE
3.8 yrs

John Gavin

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
59
TENURE
7.1 yrs

Mehrdad Givehchi

TITLE
Co-Founder and VP of Hardware & Software
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
52
TENURE
3.8 yrs

John Kavanagh

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Operations
AGE
55
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Fran Murphy

TITLE
VP, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer

Janene Asgeirsson

TITLE
Chief Legal Officer & Secretary
AGE
48
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Eric Fisher

TITLE
Vice President of Global Sales
TENURE
1.7 yrs

Renee Pianka

TITLE
Chief Human Resources Officer
AGE
49
TENURE
3.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Acacia Communications board of directors in years:

7.4
Average Tenure
57.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Acacia Communications board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Vince Roche

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$251K
AGE
58
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Raj Shanmugaraj

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
60
TENURE
8.9 yrs

Benny Mikkelsen

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
58
TENURE
9.8 yrs

Peter Chung

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$254K
AGE
50
TENURE
5.9 yrs

John Ritchie

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$252K
AGE
52
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Stan Reiss

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$247K
AGE
46
TENURE
9.6 yrs

Eric Swanson

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$240K
AGE
57
TENURE
9.6 yrs

Dave Aldrich

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$313K
AGE
61
TENURE
1.5 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Acacia Communications insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
15. Mar 19 Sell Stan Reiss Individual 14. Mar 19 14. Mar 19 -30,000 $53.67 $-1,605,224
08. Mar 19 Sell Kurt Steinkrauss Individual 06. Mar 19 06. Mar 19 -1,300 $53.85 $-70,002
06. Mar 19 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 04. Mar 19 04. Mar 19 -503 $54.50 $-27,414
28. Feb 19 Sell Summit Partners LLP Company 26. Feb 19 26. Feb 19 -1,300,127 $52.25 $-67,931,636
28. Feb 19 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 26. Feb 19 26. Feb 19 -1,434 $55.11 $-79,024
19. Feb 19 Sell Murugesan Shanmugaraj Individual 14. Feb 19 14. Feb 19 -2,669 $43.38 $-115,781
19. Feb 19 Sell Bhupendra Shah Individual 14. Feb 19 14. Feb 19 -1,100 $43.38 $-47,718
19. Feb 19 Sell Christian Rasmussen Individual 14. Feb 19 14. Feb 19 -3,379 $43.38 $-146,581
19. Feb 19 Sell Benny Mikkelsen Individual 14. Feb 19 14. Feb 19 -1,810 $43.38 $-78,518
19. Feb 19 Sell Mehrdad Givehchi Individual 14. Feb 19 14. Feb 19 -2,672 $43.38 $-115,911
19. Feb 19 Sell John Gavin Individual 14. Feb 19 14. Feb 19 -770 $43.38 $-33,403
06. Feb 19 Sell Bhupendra Shah Individual 04. Feb 19 04. Feb 19 -2,609 $42.34 $-110,465
06. Feb 19 Sell Christian Rasmussen Individual 04. Feb 19 04. Feb 19 -3,158 $42.34 $-133,710
06. Feb 19 Sell Murugesan Shanmugaraj Individual 04. Feb 19 04. Feb 19 -4,132 $42.34 $-174,949
06. Feb 19 Sell Benny Mikkelsen Individual 04. Feb 19 04. Feb 19 -1,807 $42.34 $-76,508
06. Feb 19 Sell Mehrdad Givehchi Individual 04. Feb 19 04. Feb 19 -1,808 $42.34 $-76,551
06. Feb 19 Sell John Gavin Individual 04. Feb 19 04. Feb 19 -2,752 $42.34 $-116,520
25. Jan 19 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 23. Jan 19 23. Jan 19 -583 $41.41 $-24,142
10. Jan 19 Sell Bhupendra Shah Individual 09. Jan 19 09. Jan 19 -11,125 $41.98 $-467,030
04. Jan 19 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 03. Jan 19 03. Jan 19 -329 $37.74 $-12,416
19. Dec 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 18. Dec 18 18. Dec 18 -68 $40.16 $-2,731
07. Dec 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 03. Dec 18 03. Dec 18 -377 $44.32 $-16,709
16. Nov 18 Sell Murugesan Shanmugaraj Individual 14. Nov 18 14. Nov 18 -2,726 $43.93 $-119,753
16. Nov 18 Sell Bhupendra Shah Individual 14. Nov 18 14. Nov 18 -1,156 $43.93 $-50,783
16. Nov 18 Sell Benny Mikkelsen Individual 14. Nov 18 14. Nov 18 -2,726 $43.93 $-119,753
16. Nov 18 Sell Mehrdad Givehchi Individual 14. Nov 18 14. Nov 18 -2,726 $43.93 $-119,753
16. Nov 18 Sell Christian Rasmussen Individual 14. Nov 18 14. Nov 18 -3,372 $43.93 $-148,132
16. Nov 18 Sell John Gavin Individual 14. Nov 18 14. Nov 18 -769 $43.93 $-33,782
09. Nov 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 07. Nov 18 07. Nov 18 -5,841 $45.00 $-262,845
24. Oct 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 22. Oct 18 22. Oct 18 -371 $37.93 $-14,072
04. Oct 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 02. Oct 18 02. Oct 18 -276 $40.81 $-11,263
19. Sep 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 18. Sep 18 18. Sep 18 -68 $38.72 $-2,633
16. Aug 18 Sell Murugesan Shanmugaraj Individual 14. Aug 18 14. Aug 18 -2,708 $39.32 $-106,488
16. Aug 18 Sell Bhupendra Shah Individual 14. Aug 18 14. Aug 18 -762 $39.32 $-29,964
16. Aug 18 Sell Christian Rasmussen Individual 14. Aug 18 14. Aug 18 -3,349 $39.32 $-131,694
16. Aug 18 Sell Benny Mikkelsen Individual 14. Aug 18 14. Aug 18 -2,708 $39.32 $-106,488
16. Aug 18 Sell Mehrdad Givehchi Individual 14. Aug 18 14. Aug 18 -2,707 $39.32 $-106,448
16. Aug 18 Sell John Gavin Individual 14. Aug 18 14. Aug 18 -544 $39.32 $-21,392
25. Jul 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 23. Jul 18 23. Jul 18 -380 $33.31 $-12,657
05. Jul 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 02. Jul 18 02. Jul 18 -281 $34.43 $-9,676
20. Jun 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 18. Jun 18 18. Jun 18 -68 $34.67 $-2,357
16. May 18 Sell Murugesan Shanmugaraj Individual 14. May 18 14. May 18 -6,706 $35.94 $-240,998
16. May 18 Sell Bhupendra Shah Individual 14. May 18 14. May 18 -3,903 $35.94 $-140,264
16. May 18 Sell Christian Rasmussen Individual 14. May 18 14. May 18 -8,976 $35.94 $-322,576
16. May 18 Sell Benny Mikkelsen Individual 14. May 18 14. May 18 -5,184 $35.94 $-186,301
16. May 18 Sell Mehrdad Givehchi Individual 14. May 18 14. May 18 -5,178 $35.94 $-186,085
16. May 18 Sell John Gavin Individual 14. May 18 14. May 18 -3,712 $35.94 $-133,400
25. Apr 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 23. Apr 18 23. Apr 18 -362 $28.23 $-10,220
10. Apr 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 09. Apr 18 09. Apr 18 -296 $36.03 $-10,665
21. Mar 18 Sell Murugesan Shanmugaraj Individual 19. Mar 18 19. Mar 18 -2,799 $42.06 $-117,715
21. Mar 18 Sell Francis Murphy Individual 19. Mar 18 19. Mar 18 -278 $42.06 $-11,692
21. Mar 18 Sell Bhupendra Shah Individual 19. Mar 18 19. Mar 18 -1,742 $42.06 $-73,262
21. Mar 18 Sell Benny Mikkelsen Individual 19. Mar 18 19. Mar 18 -1,749 $42.06 $-73,556
21. Mar 18 Sell Mehrdad Givehchi Individual 19. Mar 18 19. Mar 18 -1,749 $42.06 $-73,556
21. Mar 18 Sell John Gavin Individual 19. Mar 18 19. Mar 18 -1,737 $42.06 $-73,051
21. Mar 18 Sell Christian Rasmussen Individual 19. Mar 18 19. Mar 18 -3,265 $42.06 $-137,313
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Management checks
We assess Acacia Communications's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Acacia Communications has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Is Acacia Communications, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ACIA) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future?

(NASDAQ:ACIA), which has zero-debt on its balance sheet, can maximize capital returns by increasing debt due to its lower cost of capital. … However, the trade-off is ACIA will have to follow strict debt obligations which will reduce its financial flexibility. … Is ACIA right in choosing financial flexibility over lower cost of capital

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Who Has Been Selling Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA) Shares?

So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Acacia Communications, Inc. … Acacia Communications Insider Transactions Over The Last Year. … Over the last year we saw more insider selling of Acacia Communications shares, than buying

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Does The Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA) Share Price Tend To Follow The Market?

Every stock in the market is exposed to this volatility, which is linked to the fact that stocks prices are correlated in an efficient market. … Beta is a widely used metric to measure a stock's exposure to market risk (volatility). … A stock with a beta below one is either less volatile than the market, or more volatile but not corellated with the overall market.

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Do Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In Acacia Communications Inc (NASDAQ:ACIA)?

Every investor in Acacia Communications Inc (NASDAQ:ACIA) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. … With a market capitalization of US$1.8b, Acacia Communications is a decent size, so it is probably on the radar of institutional investors. … View our latest analysis for Acacia Communications

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Why Acacia Communications Inc (NASDAQ:ACIA) Could Be Worth Watching

Acacia Communications Inc (NASDAQ:ACIA), which is in the communications business, and is based in United States,. … As a stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock? … Let’s examine Acacia Communications’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity

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Does Acacia Communications Inc (NASDAQ:ACIA) Go Up With The Market?

Every stock in the market is exposed to this volatility, which is linked to the fact that stocks prices are correlated in an efficient market. … Beta can be a useful tool to understand how much a stock is influenced by market risk (volatility). … A stock with a beta below one is either less volatile than the market, or more volatile but not corellated with the overall market.

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How Does Acacia Communications Inc's (NASDAQ:ACIA) Earnings Growth Stack Up Against Industry Performance?

Check out our latest analysis for Acacia Communications Commentary On ACIA's Past Performance I look at the ‘latest twelve-month’ data, which annualizes the latest 6-month earnings release, or some times, the latest annual report is already the most recent financial data. … Since these figures are fairly nearsighted, I’ve estimated an annualized five-year figure for ACIA's net income, which stands at US$41.56M This means that, on average, Acacia Communications has been able to steadily improve its net income over the past few years as well. … This means any uplift the industry is deriving benefit from, Acacia Communications is able to amplify this to its advantage.What does this mean?

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Is Acacia Communications Inc's (NASDAQ:ACIA) ROE Of 23.99% Sustainable?

See our latest analysis for Acacia Communications Breaking down Return on Equity Return on Equity (ROE) is a measure of Acacia Communications’s profit relative to its shareholders’ equity. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders Equity ROE is measured against cost of equity in order to determine the efficiency of Acacia Communications’s equity capital deployed. … Given a positive discrepancy of 14.24% between return and cost, this indicates that Acacia Communications pays less for its capital than what it generates in return, which is a sign of capital efficiency.

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How Do Analysts See Acacia Communications Inc's (NASDAQ:ACIA) Margin Performing In The Future?

To get a preliminary understanding, this article will interpret Acacia Communications's margin performance to assist in analysing the revenue and cost anatomy behind the earnings expectations for the future and the impact it has on shareholder returns relative to the wider industry. … Margin Calculation for ACIA Profit Margin = Net Income ÷ Revenue ∴ Profit Margin = 112.75 Million ÷ 440.99 Million = 25.57% The past five years have seen Acacia Communications's margin expand, due to 96.96% in average net income growth surpassing average revenue growth of 41.93%, which suggests that the company has been able to convert a larger percentage of revenue into net income whilst grow their top line at the same time. … Using Acacia Communications's margin expectations as a way to understand projections for the future Based on future expectations, ACIA's profit margin will reverse its previous trend and start to contract, with 13.64% in expected annual revenue growth and annual net income growth forecasted at 5.33%.

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Does Zero-Debt Make Acacia Communications Inc (NASDAQ:ACIA) A Financially Strong Company?

The direct benefit for Acacia Communications Inc (NASDAQ:ACIA), which sports a zero-debt capital structure, to include debt in its capital structure is the reduced cost of capital. … View our latest analysis for Acacia Communications Is financial flexibility worth the lower cost of capital? … Shareholders should understand why the company isn't opting for cheaper cost of capital to fund future growth, and whether the company needs financial flexibility at this point in time.

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Company Info

Description

Acacia Communications, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products in the United States, China, Germany, Thailand, and internationally. The company offers embedded and pluggable module products consisting of optical interconnect modules with transmission speeds ranging from 100 to 1,200 gigabits per second for use in long-haul, metro, and inter-data center markets. It also provides semiconductor products, such as low-power coherent digital signal processor application-specific integrated circuits and silicon photonic integrated circuits that are integrated into embedded and pluggable modules. The company sells its products through a direct sales force to network equipment manufacturers, network operators, and cloud service providers. Acacia Communications, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts.

Details
Name: Acacia Communications, Inc.
ACIA
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 2009
$2,180,786,748
40,258,201
Website: http://www.acacia-inc.com
Address: Acacia Communications, Inc.
Three Mill and Main Place,
Suite 400,
Maynard,
Massachusetts, 01754,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS ACIA Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 13. May 2016
DB 17X Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 13. May 2016
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
389
Acacia Communications employees.
Industry
Communications Equipment
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/18 00:41
End of day share price update: 2019/03/15 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/11
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/21
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.