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Ciena Corporation is a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, software, and services. Its solutions support the transport, switching, aggregation, service delivery and management of voice, video and data traffic on communications networks. The company also enables network operators to adopt software-programmable network infrastructures that offer the on-demand experience required by end-users of services and applications.
TypePublic
Founded1992
HQHanover, MD, US
Websiteciena.com
Employee Ratings4.2
Overall CultureA

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2019)6,383(+7%)
Job Openings160
Revenue (FY, 2020)$3.5 B(-1%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$56.2(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Ciena

Gary B. Smith

Gary B. Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Stephen B. Alexander

Stephen B. Alexander

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Rick Hamilton

Rick Hamilton

Senior Vice President, Blue Planet Software
Scott McFeely

Scott McFeely

Senior Vice President, Global Products and Services
Mary Yang

Mary Yang

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Jason Phipps

Jason Phipps

Senior Vice President, Global Customer Engagement
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Ciena Office Locations

Ciena has offices in Hanover, Denver, Miramar, New York and in 42 other locations
Hanover, MD, US (HQ)
7035 Ridge Rd
Denver, CO, US
5445 DTC Parkway Suite 900
Miramar, FL, US
3601 SW 160th Ave
New York, NY, US
1350 Broadway
Petaluma, CA, US
1383 N McDowell Blvd #300
Richardson, TX, US
2425 N Central Expy #700
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Ciena Financials and Metrics

Ciena Revenue

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Ciena's revenue was reported to be $3.53 b in FY, 2020
USD

Revenue (Q2, 2021)

670.0m

Gross profit (Q2, 2021)

330.4m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2021), %

49.3%

Market capitalization (23-Jul-2021)

8.6b

Closing stock price (23-Jul-2021)

56.2

Cash (1-May-2021)

1.2b

EV

8.1b
Ciena's current market capitalization is $8.6 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

2.8b3.1b3.6b3.5b

Revenue growth, %

10%15%

Cost of goods sold

1.6b1.8b2.0b1.9b

Gross profit

1.2b1.3b1.5b1.7b
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

640.5m745.4m904.0m1.1b

Accounts Receivable

622.2m786.5m724.9m719.4m

Prepaid Expenses

197.3m198.9m297.9m308.1m

Inventories

267.1m262.8m345.0m344.4m
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

1.3b(344.7m)253.4m361.3m

Depreciation and Amortization

122.9m110.0m122.7m93.9m

Inventories

(91.6m)(27.4m)(112.9m)(25.0m)

Accounts Payable

33.9m85.8m27.7m(117.9m)
USDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

488.4k

Debt/Equity

0.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.8 x
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Ciena Operating Metrics

Ciena's Backlog was reported to be $1.2b in FY, 2019.
FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Backlog

$1.13 b$1.26 b$1.21 b

Patents (US)

1.62 k1.62 k

Patents Pending (US)

241244

Patents (Foreign)

393315
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Ciena Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Centina SystemsOctober 03, 2019
DonRiverSeptember 05, 2018
Packet DesignMay 31, 2018
cyanMay 04, 2015$400 m
World Wide PacketsJanuary 22, 2008$290 m
PhyFlex NetworksSeptember 18, 2007
Catena NetworksFebruary 19, 2004$486.7 m
Internet PhotonicsFebruary 19, 2004$150 m
AkaraAugust 22, 2003
Wavesmith NetworksApril 14, 2003
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Ciena Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

83/100

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Ciena Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Ciena Online and Social Media Presence

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Ciena Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A

    77/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    86/100

  • Compensation

    B+

    77/100

  • Diversity

    A+

    81/100

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Ciena News and Updates

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Ciena tops profit, revenue expectations but stock drops toward 3-month low

Ciena Corp. reported Thursday fiscal first-quarter profit and revenue that beat expectations, with networking revenue falling less than forecast, while the company did not provide financial guidance. The optical networking company's stock 2.9% toward a three-month low in premarket trading. Net inco…

Ciena Improves Network Connectivity in Vietnam with FPT Telecom

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Ciena stock slips after profit falls short

Shares of Ciena Corp. are off about 7% in premarket trading Thursday after the networking company reported a lower fiscal fourth-quarter profit than anticipated. The company reported net income of $65 million, or 42 cents a share, down from $80.3 million, or 51 cents a share, in the year-earlier qu…
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Ciena Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Ciena founded?

    Ciena was founded in 1992.

  • Who are Ciena key executives?

    Ciena's key executives are Gary B. Smith, Stephen B. Alexander and Rick Hamilton.

  • How many employees does Ciena have?

    Ciena has 6,383 employees.

  • What is Ciena revenue?

    Latest Ciena annual revenue is $3.5 b.

  • What is Ciena revenue per employee?

    Latest Ciena revenue per employee is $553.4 k.

  • Who are Ciena competitors?

    Competitors of Ciena include Smec, ADTRAN and Aviat Networks.

  • Where is Ciena headquarters?

    Ciena headquarters is located at 7035 Ridge Rd, Hanover.

  • Where are Ciena offices?

    Ciena has offices in Hanover, Denver, Miramar, New York and in 42 other locations.

  • How many offices does Ciena have?

    Ciena has 49 offices.