Monday, July 28, 2008

MRV Posts Revenue of $148 Million, up 45% YoY

MRV COMMUNICATIONS reported Q2 revenue of $147.6 million, above previously stated guidance and an increase of 45% over revenue of $102 million in the second quarter of 2007. Strong growth was driven by a 28% increase in the network equipment segment, a 17% increase in the network integration segment and 112% in the optical components segment. Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2008 was $273.2 million an, increase of 43% from the six months ended June 30, 2007.

MRV said its Network Equipment segment posted the strongest growth in recent history and its best quarter ever with $33.6 million in revenue, compared with $26.4 million in the same quarter of the previous year. For the quarter ended June 30, 2008, MRV Network Integration reported $61.6 million in revenue and Optical Components reported $56.2 million in revenue.

"We are very pleased with our achievement of obtaining significant growth while improving the health of our operational structure," commented Noam Lotan, President and Chief Executive Officer of MRV. "Growth was driven by both our fiber optic group and strong growth for our network equipment division, which traditionally has been our higher margin business segment. We have an innovative product roadmap specifically focused on carrier access and aggregation, packet optical transport and wireless backhaul, which is clearly supporting our mission and contributing to our success."