Ciena Corporation provides network hardware, software, and services that support the transport, routing, switching, aggregation, service delivery, and management of video, data, and voice traffic on communications networks worldwide. More Details
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Share Price & News
How has Ciena's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CIEN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CIEN's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CIEN underperformed the US Communications industry which returned 23.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CIEN underperformed the US Market which returned 50.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Ciena's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
5 days ago | Simply Wall StAre Investors Undervaluing Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) By 26%?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StCiena (NYSE:CIEN) Could Easily Take On More Debt
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIs Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) Potentially Undervalued?
Is Ciena undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CIEN ($51.74) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($72.62)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CIEN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CIEN is good value based on its PE Ratio (22.6x) compared to the US Communications industry average (35.2x).
PE vs Market: CIEN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.6x) compared to the US market (19.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CIEN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CIEN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the US Communications industry average (2.4x).
How is Ciena forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CIEN's forecast earnings growth (4.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CIEN's earnings (4.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CIEN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CIEN's revenue (7.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CIEN's revenue (7.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CIEN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.9%).
How has Ciena performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CIEN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CIEN's current net profit margins (10.3%) are higher than last year (7.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CIEN's earnings have grown by 12.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CIEN's earnings growth over the past year (25.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (12.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CIEN earnings growth over the past year (25.7%) underperformed the Communications industry 66.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CIEN's Return on Equity (13.7%) is considered low.
How is Ciena's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CIEN's short term assets ($2.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($684.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: CIEN's short term assets ($2.6B) exceed its long term liabilities ($915.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CIEN's debt to equity ratio (27.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: CIEN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 202.3% to 27.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CIEN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (63.1%).
Interest Coverage: CIEN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (16.9x coverage).
What is Ciena current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CIEN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CIEN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CIEN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CIEN's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CIEN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gary Smith (60 yo)
Mr. Gary B. Smith has been Principal Executive Officer of Cyan, Inc. since August 3, 2015. Mr. Smith serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Ciena Corporation since May 2001. He served as th...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gary's total compensation ($USD11.20M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.51M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gary's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CIEN's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CIEN's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CIEN insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Ciena Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ciena Corporation
- Ticker: CIEN
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1992
- Industry: Communications Equipment
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$8.020b
- Shares outstanding: 155.00m
- Website: https://www.ciena.com
Number of Employees
- Ciena Corporation
- 7035 Ridge Road
- United States
Ciena Corporation provides network hardware, software, and services that support the transport, routing, switching, aggregation, service delivery, and management of video, data, and voice traffic on commun...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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