Applied Optoelectronics

AOI is a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber optic networking products. We primarily serve three growing end-markets: cable television broadband, fiber-to-the-home, and internet data centers. We are vertically integrated with a product portfolio from laser chips, components, sub-assemblies and modules, to complete turn-key equipment. All three of our end-markets are driven by bandwidth demand fueled by the growth of network connected devices, such as video traffic, cloud computing and online social networking. To address this increased demand, CATV and telecommunications service providers are investing to improve their networks in competition to deliver voice, video, and data services to their subscribers. Rising bandwidth consumption is also driving demand for higher speed server connections in the internet data center market. As a result of these trends, fiber optic networking technology has become fundamental in all three of our target markets to meet these needs.

Our vertical integration, broad product lines, and in-house design capability uniquely position AOI to serve these markets and offer us the flexibility to address tomorrow's fiber optic applications. 

Sugar Land, US
Size (employees)
2,776 (est)+11%
Applied Optoelectronics was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, US

Key People at Applied Optoelectronics

Thompson Li

Thompson Li

Founder,President , CEO
Stefan Murry

Stefan Murry

VP Sales & Marketing
Fred Chang

Fred Chang

VP optical Module Devision
Klaus Alex Anselm

Klaus Alex Anselm

VP Semiconductor Products

Applied Optoelectronics Office Locations

Applied Optoelectronics has offices in Sugar Land, Ningbo and Linkou District
Sugar Land, US (HQ)
13139 Jess Pirtle Blvd
Linkou District, TW
No.18, Gong 4th Rd., Gong’er Industrial Park, Linkou Dist.

Applied Optoelectronics Data and Metrics

Applied Optoelectronics Financial Metrics

Applied Optoelectronics's revenue was reported to be $260.7 m in 2016

Revenue (Y, 2016)

260.7 m

Revenue growth (Y, 2015 - Y, 2016), %


Gross profit (Y, 2016)

87 m

Gross profit margin (Y, 2016), %


Net income (Y, 2016)

31.2 m

EBIT (Y, 2016)

23 m

Market capitalization (28-Jun-2017)

1.2 b

Closing share price (28-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

50.2 m
Applied Optoelectronics's current market capitalization is $1.2 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015Y, 2016


78.4 m130.4 m189.9 m260.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

55.4 m86.2 m129.5 m173.8 m

Gross profit

23 m44.2 m60.5 m87 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

23.3 m39.1 m47 m63.9 m


(307 k)5.1 m13.4 m23 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

1.1 m326 k1 m1.7 m

Interest income

369 k328 k247 k

Pre tax profit

(1.4 m)4.5 m11.2 m21 m

Income tax expense

(199 k)(375 k)10.2 m

Net Income

(1.4 m)4.3 m10.8 m31.2 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


22 m32.2 m28.1 m50.2 m


19.6 m33.8 m66.2 m51.8 m

Current Assets

77.9 m113.2 m153.9 m157.6 m

Total Assets

111.1 m183.7 m273.5 m322.3 m

Accounts Payable

15 m30.8 m28.7 m36.4 m

Current Liabilities

39.1 m48.6 m74.1 m60 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

144 m192.1 m233.3 m265.3 m

Retained Earnings

(83.3 m)(79 m)(68.2 m)(37 m)

Total Equity

63.1 m115 m165.4 m227.4 m

Financial Leverage

1.8 x1.6 x1.7 x1.4 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(1.4 m)4.3 m10.8 m31.2 m

Depreciation and Amortization

3.4 m6.2 m9.4 m14.2 m

Accounts Receivable

(8.5 m)(9.7 m)(7.5 m)


(7.5 m)(16 m)(38 m)10.2 m

Accounts Payable

8.1 m18.8 m(1.3 m)9.1 m

Cash From Operating Activities

(6.6 m)7.2 m(15.2 m)57.1 m

Cash From Investing Activities

(17.7 m)(45.4 m)(61.6 m)(41.5 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

35.4 m47.3 m73.1 m4.6 m

Interest Paid

1.1 m329 k1.1 m1.7 m

Income Taxes Paid

1 k148 k650 k(12 k)
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

1.4 x

Applied Optoelectronics Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015

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Patents (foreign)


Applied Optoelectronics Market Value History

Applied Optoelectronics Revenue Breakdown

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Applied Optoelectronics Median Salaries

Source: 27 public H-1B filings from Applied Optoelectronics

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