Ciena Corporation provides network solutions for Optical Transport, Carrier Ethernet, Cloud and Data Center Networks, SDN and NFV.

Many of the world’s largest carriers and service providers have deployed Ciena solutions in their network; including AT&T, BT, Cable & Wireless, CenturyLink, Comcast, France Telecom, Korea Telecom, Sprint, Reliance, Southern Cross, Tata Communications, Telecom Argentina, Telmex, Virgin Media and Verizon. Ciena also counts numerous national research and education networks as customers, as well as enterprises in the healthcare, finance, transportation and retail industries for real-time, latency sensitive applications such as disaster recovery/business continuity, SAN/LAN extension, data center consolidation and grid computing.

Company Growth (employees)
Hanover, US
Size (employees)
5,613 (est)+2%
Ciena was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Hanover, US

Key People at Ciena

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ciena Office Locations

Ciena has an office in Hanover
Hanover, US (HQ)
7035 Ridge Rd

Ciena Data and Metrics

Ciena Financial Metrics

Ciena's revenue was reported to be $2.6 b in 2016 which is a 6% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (Y, 2016)

2.6 b

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


Net income (Y, 2016)

72.6 m

EBIT (Y, 2016)

156.2 m

Market capitalization (22-Jun-2017)

3.7 b

Closing share price (22-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Oct-2016)

777.6 m
Ciena's current market capitalization is $3.7 b.
Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016


2.1 b2.3 b2.4 b2.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

867 m902.6 m975.1 m1 b


(1.8 m)45.7 m100.4 m156.2 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

44 m47.1 m51.2 m56.7 m

Interest income

5.7 m25.3 m25.5 m12.8 m

Pre tax profit

(80.2 m)(26.7 m)23.8 m86.7 m

Income tax expense

5.2 m14 m12.1 m14.1 m

Net Income

(85.4 m)(40.6 m)11.7 m72.6 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


346.5 m586.7 m791 m777.6 m

Accounts Receivable

488.6 m519 m550.8 m576.2 m


249.1 m254.7 m191.2 m211.3 m

Current Assets

1.4 b1.7 b1.9 b2 b


256.4 m267 m

Total Assets

1.8 b2.1 b2.7 b2.9 b

Accounts Payable

254.8 m209.8 m222.1 m235.9 m

Current Liabilities

615.1 m781.1 m667 m891.9 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

5.9 b6 b6.6 b6.7 b

Retained Earnings

(6 b)(6 b)(6 b)(5.9 b)

Total Equity

620.9 m766.3 m

Financial Leverage

4.3 x3.8 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(85.4 m)(40.6 m)11.7 m72.6 m

Depreciation and Amortization

49.8 m46 m69.5 m61.5 m

Accounts Receivable

(150 m)(33 m)(37 m)(26 m)


(8.9 m)(38 m)46.9 m(53 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

44.7 m89.8 m262.1 m289.5 m

Cash From Investing Activities

(130.9 m)(106.4 m)(43.1 m)(296.3 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(207.3 m)258.5 m(8.1 m)(4.2 m)

Interest Paid

32.4 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


474 k

Financial Leverage

3.8 x

Ciena Market Value History

Ciena Median Salaries

Source: 168 public H-1B filings from Ciena

Ciena Online and Social Media Presence

Ciena Company Life and Culture

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