Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) High Speed Success

OCLR Stock

Oclaro, Inc. NASDAQ:OCLR stock is up over 161% year to date. The S&P 500 is up 5%

Not bad right?

Market sentiment (91%) is off the charts according to StockTwits, and more and more traders talking about OCLR. Couple that chatter with a fire hose of new corporate activity and you have a formula for success (at least in the near term).

Oclaro, Inc. NASDAQ:OCLR products are driving the industry’s transition to higher-speed networks demanded by data center and telecommunications providers.

“The explosive growth in applications such as video services, smart phones and cloud-based software solutions is driving the need for high network speeds to meet the growing bandwidth demands for data-intensive applications,” said Adam Carter, Chief Commercial Officer at Oclaro. “Our ECOC line-up demonstrates our advancement and leadership in speeds of 100G and beyond, integrated small form factors, photonic devices, and indium phosphide technology, which are delivering the speed, power consumption and size required for these services.”

Oclaro is a leading provider and innovator of optical communication solutions for the core optical, enterprise and data center markets. Oclaro’s optical components, modules and subsystems are at the heart of the fast optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications.

Product Portfolio

OCLR’s products leverage photonics technologies to transmit, amplify, regenerate and receive data across fiber optic networks. These products enable our telecommunications and data communications customers to increase network bandwidth, reduce latency, and offer new services to their customers flexibly and cost effectively. At a high level, our products include:

-Tunable and fixed lasers and transmitters
-Lithium niobate modulators
-Coherent pluggable modules

On 8/3/2016, OCLR reported 4 quarter 2016 non-GAAP earnings of $0.11 per share. This result beat the $0.06 consensus of the 7 analysts covering the company and beat last year’s results by $0.17.
OCLR’s 1 Year EPS Growth Rate is a staggering 117% vs the Communications and Networking Industry average of 7.30% over the same period.

The next earnings announcement is expected on 11/01/2016.

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Demand for bandwidth and low latency in the core network continues to explode,  video services, cloud computing, voice over IP and social media driving more network traffic.

The telecommunications market has started to expand beyond the small number of very large equipment providers (OEMs), and is now migrating to captive networks, created solely for in-house use by large video services, search engine and cloud computing companies. In addition, the changing needs of the internet are driving an evolution in network topologies. This evolution, combined with the dramatic increase in the need for bandwidth and reduced latency, has created opportunities for new optical technologies and component innovations.

Oclaro is expanding R&D where their technology innovation delivers real value and differentiation for customers. With heritage of optical innovation they are leading in the very high speed segments of the optical communications market at 40G and above. These solutions are targeted at three distinct, large and growing markets:

Telecom Optical Networks

The core optical network is at the heart of the Internet highway that provides the bandwidth, speed, reach and flexibility to run new and exciting applications such streaming video, social media, cloud computing and voice over IP. OCLR is a leading supplier of optical products at the component, transceiver, and module level, including tunable lasers, receivers, and modulators, that are needed for high-speed transmission, and they are leading the rapidly growing 100G segment.

Enterprise Networks and Data Centers

Enterprises and data centers have grown in complexity as they manage the rapidly escalating demands for increased bandwidth and diverse types of data driven through the consumerization of IT and the transition to SaaS services. These next generation architectures, such as hyperscale data centers, require very high speed interconnects to support intensive data traffic within and between corporate datacenters. OCLR is a leading supplier of client-side and short reach optical transceivers at 10G, 40G, 100G and, in some cases, less than 10G, into data communications and enterprise solutions.

Clearly OCLR is hitting all the right buttons this year. If can keep their foot on the gas in this explosive industry, we can expect to see more of the same when earnings are released on 11/1. To get the full story on OCLR subscribe below to Oracle Dispatch right now.




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