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nLIGHT is a company that engages in the development, design, and production of laser technologies and products. It provides high-power semiconductor, fiber, and optical lasers for industrial, microfabrication, and aerospace and defense applications. The company caters to materials processing, consumer electronics, medical, and military markets.
TypePublic
Founded2000
HQCamas, WA, US
Websitenlight.net
Employee Ratings3.1
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)1,275(+16%)
Job Openings87
Revenue (FY, 2020)$222.8 M(+27%)
Share Price (Dec 2021)$23.9(-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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Key People/Management at nLIGHT

Scott Keeney

Scott Keeney

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Ran Bareket

Ran Bareket

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
David Pickett

David Pickett

Chief Operating Officer
Robert Martinsen

Robert Martinsen

Chief Technology Officer
Matthew Randall

Matthew Randall

Vice President and General Manager for Semiconductor Lasers
Jacob Bell

Jacob Bell

Vice President and General Manager for Industrial Lasers
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nLIGHT Office Locations

nLIGHT has offices in Camas, Hillsboro, Shanghai and Lohja
Camas, WA, US (HQ)
4637 NW 18th Ave
Hillsboro, OR, US
20795 NW Cornell Rd
Shanghai, CN
3000 Longdong Avenue, Suite 519, Zhangjiang Semiconductor Industry Park
Lohja, FI
Sorronrinne 9
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nLIGHT Financials and Metrics

nLIGHT Revenue

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nLIGHT's revenue was reported to be $222.79 m in FY, 2020 which is a 26.1% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2021)

72.2m

Gross profit (Q3, 2021)

21.4m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2021), %

29.6%

Net income (Q3, 2021)

(6.9m)

EBIT (Q3, 2021)

(6.8m)

Market capitalization (31-Dec-2021)

1.1b

Closing stock price (31-Dec-2021)

24.0

Cash (30-Sept-2021)

165.6m

EV

921.7m
nLIGHT's current market capitalization is $1.1 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

191.4m176.6m222.8m

Revenue growth, %

38%(8%)26%

Cost of goods sold

124.4m124.3m163.4m

Gross profit

67.0m52.3m59.4m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

Revenue

41.9m48.0m43.8m43.2m52.1m61.7m61.3m69.1m72.2m

Cost of goods sold

28.3m32.2m30.9m33.7m39.1m44.6m43.7m48.8m50.8m

Gross profit

13.5m15.9m13.0m9.5m13.1m17.2m17.6m20.3m21.4m

Gross profit Margin, %

32%33%30%22%25%28%29%29%30%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

149.5m117.3m102.3m

Accounts Receivable

26.5m27.1m31.8m

Inventories

35.3m46.1m54.7m

Current Assets

218.6m198.6m200.6m
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

(13.9m)(12.9m)(20.9m)

Depreciation and Amortization

8.3m9.6m13.7m

Inventories

(6.1m)(10.7m)(6.9m)

Accounts Payable

172.0k844.0k7.3m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021

Net Income

(1.2m)(1.4m)(2.2m)(7.5m)(14.3m)(16.4m)(6.1m)(14.0m)(20.9m)

Depreciation and Amortization

2.2m4.5m6.8m3.2m6.4m9.9m3.7m7.4m11.3m

Inventories

(6.1m)(7.0m)(11.1m)(3.6m)(4.5m)(6.4m)(4.4m)(8.6m)(16.2m)

Accounts Payable

2.1m1.1m3.3m4.6m7.4m10.6m1.4m3.3m9.7m
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

29.4 x

EV/CFO

150.2 x

Revenue/Employee

174.0k

Financial Leverage

1.1 x

P/E Ratio

55.6
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nLIGHT Operating Metrics

nLIGHT's Backlog was reported to be $38m in FY, 2018. nLIGHT's Customers was reported to be 350 in FY, 2018.
FY, 2017Y, 2018FY, 2018

Backlog

$44.6 m$38 m

Countries

3030

Customers

300350

Patents Pending

206247
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nLIGHT Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
NutronicsNovember 14, 2019$17.5 m
Arbor PhotonicsJanuary 14, 2013
Liekki OyNovember 16, 2007
Flextronics PhotonicsAugust 21, 2006
nLIGHT Cayman Ltd.
nLIGHT Korea, Inc.
nLIGHT Laser Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
nLIGHT Oy
Nutronics, Inc.
OPI Photonics S.r.l.

nLIGHT Revenue Breakdown

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nLIGHT revenue breakdown by business segment: 17.0% from Advanced Development and 83.0% from Laser Products

nLIGHT revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 31.8% from China, 48.3% from North America and 19.9% from Other

nLIGHT Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

71/100

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nLIGHT Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

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nLIGHT Online and Social Media Presence

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nLIGHT Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    72/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    53/100

  • Compensation

    B-

    71/100

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nLIGHT News and Updates

nLIGHT, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results

nLIGHT, Inc. (Nasdaq: LASR), a leading provider of high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers used in the industrial, microfabrication, and aerospace and defense markets, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2021.

nLIGHT (NASDAQ:LASR) rises 6.0% this week, taking three-year gains to 51%

It hasn't been the best quarter for nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ:LASR) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 19% in that time. But at least the stock is up over the last three years. Arguably you'd have been better off buying an index fund, because the gain of 51% in three years isn't amazing.

nLIGHT, Inc. Announces Date for Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Release

nLIGHT, Inc. (Nasdaq: LASR) announced that it will release its financial results for the third quarter of 2021 after the financial markets close on Thursday, November 4, 2021. nLIGHT’s third quarter ended on September 30, 2021.

nLIGHT: Poised To Light Up Investment Portfolios

nLIGHT (NASDAQ:LASR) is in the business of making semiconductor and fiber lasers primarily for aerospace/defense, industrial applications, and microfabrication. These sectors increasingly demand nLIGHT's lasers for their high power, functionality and programmability. nLIGHT reported record revenue i…

nLight Enters Oversold Territory (LASR)

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a s…

nLight beats forecast as it prepares to extend power range

High-power semiconductor and fiber laser maker nLight has posted record-breaking quarterly sales of $69 million, beating its earlier forecast as demand from additive manufacturing, directed energy weapons, and industrial processes continues to grow
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nLIGHT Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was nLIGHT founded?

    nLIGHT was founded in 2000.

  • Who are nLIGHT key executives?

    nLIGHT's key executives are Scott Keeney, Ran Bareket and David Pickett.

  • How many employees does nLIGHT have?

    nLIGHT has 1,275 employees.

  • What is nLIGHT revenue?

    Latest nLIGHT annual revenue is $222.8 m.

  • What is nLIGHT revenue per employee?

    Latest nLIGHT revenue per employee is $174.7 k.

  • Who are nLIGHT competitors?

    Competitors of nLIGHT include Applied Optoelectronics, Coherent and IPG Photonics.

  • Where is nLIGHT headquarters?

    nLIGHT headquarters is located at 4637 NW 18th Ave, Camas.

  • Where are nLIGHT offices?

    nLIGHT has offices in Camas, Hillsboro, Shanghai and Lohja.

  • How many offices does nLIGHT have?

    nLIGHT has 4 offices.