Applied Optoelectronics

Applied Optoelectronics is a provider of fiber‑optic networking products. The Company serves three growing end-markets: Cable Television Broadband (CATV), fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), and internet data centers. Applied Optoelectronics designs and manufactures a range of optical communications products employing our vertical integration strategy from laser chips, components, subassemblies, and modules to complete turn-key equipment. The Company designs, manufactures and integrates its own analog and digital lasers using a proprietary Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) fabrication process, which we believe is unique in our industry. The lasers it manufactures are proven to be reliable over time and highly tolerant of changes in temperature and humidity, making them well-suited to the CATV and FTTH markets where networking equipment is often installed outdoors.

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

Key People/Management 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 Financials and Metrics

Applied Optoelectronics Financials

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

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

117.4 m

Gross profit (Q2, 2017)

53.3 m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2017), %


Net income (Q2, 2017)

29.1 m

EBIT (Q2, 2017)

34.3 m

Market capitalization (11-Dec-2017)

827.5 m

Cash (30-Jun-2017)

74.8 m
Applied Optoelectronics's current market capitalization is $827.5 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 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
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


20.8 m24.9 m32.7 m36.5 m30.2 m49.6 m57.1 m50.4 m55.3 m70.1 m96.2 m117.4 m

Cost of goods sold

14.4 m16.2 m21.5 m24.4 m20.2 m32.9 m39 m36.2 m38 m47 m54.8 m64.1 m

Gross profit

6.3 m8.7 m11.2 m12.1 m10.1 m16.7 m18.1 m14.3 m17.3 m23.2 m41.5 m53.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %

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
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


7.3 m52.4 m34.1 m37 m9.9 m28.4 m37.6 m45.5 m42.3 m55.9 m59.7 m74.8 m


16.4 m23.9 m31.2 m33.1 m43.6 m52.5 m60.2 m60.3 m59.8 m54.9 m57.5 m59.7 m

Current Assets

45.6 m114.4 m106.1 m110.9 m101.1 m132.6 m160.2 m160.5 m153.7 m164.2 m194.2 m218.5 m


27.1 m35.3 m41.7 m51.3 m69.5 m79 m87.8 m123.7 m136.8 m140.5 m
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
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

390 k85 k1.9 m1.6 m(675 k)5.4 m8.1 m(1.3 m)(727 k)17 m19.8 m48.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

4.3 m6.7 m3 m6.2 m9.9 m4.3 m8.9 m

Accounts Receivable

(1.2 m)(9.8 m)3.9 m(2.8 m)(5.4 m)


31.2 m33.1 m43.6 m(19.7 m)(30.6 m)6.2 m4.7 m9.4 m(4.3 m)(6.4 m)
Y, 2017

Financial Leverage

1.3 x
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Applied Optoelectronics Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016Jun, 2017

Patents (US)


Patents (foreign)


25 Gbps Laser Diodes Distibuted

1.4 m
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Applied Optoelectronics Market Value History

Applied Optoelectronics Revenue Breakdown

Applied Optoelectronics Median Salaries

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

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