NasdaqGS:VIAV

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Viavi Solutions Inc. provides network test, monitoring, and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, civil government, military, and avionics customers worldwide.


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

How has Viavi Solutions's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: VIAV has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.4%

VIAV

-7.5%

US Communications

-7.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

1.9%

VIAV

-16.4%

US Communications

10.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: VIAV exceeded the US Communications industry which returned -16.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VIAV underperformed the US Market which returned 10.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

VIAVIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.4%-7.5%-7.4%
30 Day-14.9%-11.4%-3.6%
90 Day-11.8%-5.1%-0.6%
1 Year1.9%1.9%-14.7%-16.4%12.8%10.5%
3 Year33.8%33.8%21.7%14.0%37.4%28.6%
5 Year74.6%-0.7%47.0%30.4%61.3%43.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Viavi Solutions's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Viavi Solutions undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

72.27x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: VIAV ($13.41) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($11.55)

Significantly Below Fair Value: VIAV is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VIAV is poor value based on its PE Ratio (72.3x) compared to the Communications industry average (22.9x).

PE vs Market: VIAV is poor value based on its PE Ratio (72.3x) compared to the US market (17.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: VIAV is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VIAV is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4x) compared to the US Communications industry average (1.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Viavi Solutions forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

39.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: VIAV's forecast earnings growth (39.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: VIAV's earnings (39.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: VIAV's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: VIAV's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: VIAV's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (18.9%).


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Past Performance

How has Viavi Solutions performed over the past 5 years?

33.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VIAV has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VIAV became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VIAV has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 33.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: VIAV has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: VIAV has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (-19.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: VIAV's Return on Equity (5.6%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Viavi Solutions's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VIAV's short term assets ($954.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($261.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: VIAV's short term assets ($954.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($833.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VIAV's debt to equity ratio (77.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: VIAV's debt to equity ratio has increased from 48.2% to 77.2% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: VIAV has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: VIAV's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.6x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: VIAV is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

Forecast Cash Runway: VIAV is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.


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Dividend

What is Viavi Solutions's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.5%markettop25%3.9%industryaverage3.3%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VIAV's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VIAV's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VIAV's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VIAV's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of VIAV's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

4.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Oleg Khaykin (54yo)

4yrs

Tenure

US$6,942,078

Compensation

Mr. Oleg Khaykin has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Viavi Solutions Inc. since February 3, 2016. He joined Viavi in February 2016. Mr. Khaykin served as Senior Advisor of Silver Lake/Sil ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Oleg's total compensation ($USD6.94M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.93M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Oleg's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Oleg Khaykin
President4yrsUS$6.94m0.28% $8.7m
Amar Maletira
Executive VP & CFO4.4yrsUS$3.02m0.082% $2.6m
Paul McNab
Executive VP and Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer5.4yrsUS$1.48m0.017% $539.1k
Gary Staley
Senior Vice President of Global Sales0yrsUS$1.50m0.017% $540.0k
Luke Scrivanich
Senior VP and GM of Optical Security & Performance Products7.5yrsUS$1.56m0.020% $634.4k
Ralph Rondinone
Senior Vice President of Global Operations & Services and Network & Service Enablement0yrsUS$989.20k0.012% $375.4k
William Ong
Senior Director of Finance & IR0yrsno datano data
Kevin Siebert
Senior VP4.9yrsno data0.015% $475.7k
Petra Nagel
Senior Vice President of Human Resources4.1yrsno datano data
Michael Seidl
Senior Vice President of Business Management3.8yrsno datano data

4.4yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: VIAV's management team is considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Oleg Khaykin
President4yrsUS$6.94m0.28% $8.7m
Richard Belluzzo
Independent Chairman7.3yrsUS$338.32k0.091% $2.9m
Masood Jabbar
Independent Director13.9yrsUS$268.32k0.094% $3.0m
Glenda Dorchak
Independent Director0.3yrsno datano data
Donald Colvin
Independent Director4.3yrsUS$275.82k0.045% $1.4m
Keith Barnes
Independent Director8.3yrsUS$280.82k0.050% $1.6m
Tor Braham
Independent Director4.3yrsUS$245.82k0.045% $1.4m
Laura Black
Independent Director2yrsUS$245.82k0.015% $470.6k
Timothy Campos
Independent Director5.8yrsUS$255.82k0.047% $1.5m

4.3yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: VIAV's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Viavi Solutions Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Viavi Solutions Inc.
  • Ticker: VIAV
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1923
  • Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$3.154b
  • Shares outstanding: 230.25m
  • Website: https://www.viavisolutions.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Viavi Solutions Inc.
  • 6001 America Center Drive
  • 6th Floor
  • San Jose
  • California
  • 95002
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VIAVNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 1993
UNS1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURNov 1993

Biography

Viavi Solutions Inc. provides network test, monitoring, and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, civil government, military, and avionics customers worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Network Enablement (NE), Service Enablement (SE), and Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) segments. The NE segment offers testing solutions that access the network to perform build-out and maintenance tasks. This segment provides solutions that include instruments, software, and services to design, build, activate, certify, troubleshoot, and optimize networks; and instrumentation for communication and safety. It also offers support and professional services, such as repair, calibration, software support, and technical assistance for the products; and system integration projects, including project management, installation, and implementation, as well as product and technology training, and consulting services. The SE segment provides embedded systems and enterprise performance management solutions for communication service providers, enterprises, and cloud operators with visibility into network, service, and application data. Its solutions include instruments, microprobes, and software, which monitor, collect, and analyze network data to reveal the actual customer experience and to identify opportunities for new revenue streams and network optimization. The OSP segment offers optical products for anti-counterfeiting, government, industrial, automotive, and consumer electronic markets, including 3D sensing applications. The company was formerly known as JDS Uniphase Corporation and changed its name to Viavi Solutions Inc. in August 2015. Viavi Solutions Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/25 23:59
End of Day Share Price2020/02/25 00:00
Earnings2019/12/28
Annual Earnings2019/06/29


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.