Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ciena Posts Revenue of $433 Million, Trims Q2 Outlook

Ciena reported revenue of $433.3 million for its Q1 of fiscal 2011, representing a 4% sequential increase from fiscal fourth quarter 2010 revenue of $417.6 million. Ciena's net loss (GAAP) for the quarter was $(79.1) million, or $(0.84) per common share, which compares to a GAAP net loss of $(53.3) million, or $(0.58) per common share, for the fiscal first quarter of 2010. The fiscal first quarter 2011 included $24.2 million in acquisition and integration-related costs associated with Ciena's acquisition of assets of the Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) business of Nortel.

"As we approach the one year mark of our combination with the Nortel MEN business, we have successfully accomplished our major integration milestones and are now operating from a single, unified foundation from which to maximize the operating leverage in the business," said Gary Smith, president and CEO of Ciena. "We continue to be encouraged by strong end user demand and recent customer awards that validate our technology and solutions and leave us well positioned for growth. In the short term, however, we are mindful of the effects of our back office integration activity, which -- while extremely well-executed -- resulted in some revenue acceleration into the first quarter and minor ERP-related supply chain constraints at the beginning of our second quarter," said Smith. "Accordingly, we expect fiscal second quarter 2011 revenue to be in the range of $415 million to $435 million and adjusted gross margin to be in the low 40s range."


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