We provide 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.

We specialize in helping customers transition to service driven networks that fundamentally change the way they compete. With expertise in optical and Ethernet networking, Ciena combines software-programmable hardware, a common operating system, and unified service and transport management to enable our customers to adapt and scale with any emergent business model.

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 Metrics

Ciena Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$2.6 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Net income (2016)

$72.6 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$3.4 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Oct-2016)

$777.6 m
Ciena's current market capitalization is $3.4 b.
Ciena's revenue was reported to be $2.6 b in 2016 which is a 6.3% increase from the previous period.
Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016


$2.1 b$2.3 b$2.4 b$2.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

$867 m$902.6 m$975.1 m$1 b


($1.8 m)$45.7 m$100.4 m$156.2 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$44 m$47.1 m$51.2 m$56.7 m

Interest income

$5.7 m$25.3 m$25.5 m$12.8 m

Pre tax profit

($80.2 m)($26.7 m)$23.8 m$86.7 m

Income tax expense

$5.2 m$14 m$12.1 m$14.1 m

Net Income

($85.4 m)($40.6 m)$11.7 m$72.6 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$346.5 m$586.7 m$791 m$777.6 m

Accounts Receivable

$488.6 m$519 m$550.8 m$576.2 m


$249.1 m$254.7 m$191.2 m$211.3 m

Current Assets

$1.4 b$1.7 b$1.9 b$2 b


$256.4 m$267 m

Total Assets

$1.8 b$2.1 b$2.7 b$2.9 b

Accounts Payable

$254.8 m$209.8 m$222.1 m$235.9 m

Current Liabilities

$615.1 m$781.1 m$667 m$891.9 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$5.9 b$6 b$6.6 b$6.7 b

Retained Earnings

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

Total Equity

$620.9 m$766.3 m

Financial Leverage

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

Net Income

($85.4 m)($40.6 m)$11.7 m$72.6 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$49.8 m$46 m$69.5 m$61.5 m

Accounts Receivable

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


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

Accounts Payable

Cash From Operating Activities

$44.7 m$89.8 m$262.1 m$289.5 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

Ciena Market Value History

Ciena Median Salaries

Source: 168 public H-1B filings from Ciena

Ciena Online Presence

Ciena Company Life

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