Market Intelligence Center  Apr 8  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center are highlighting two trades on JDS Uniphase Corp (JDSU) today after it closed at $13.09 on Tuesday. For more conservative...
Market Intelligence Center  Mar 20  Comment 
JDS Uniphase Corp (JDSU) traded between $13.80 and $13.95 before closing at $13.83 Thursday and presents some attractive trading opportunities today according to MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms. The computer program that picks...
Market Intelligence Center  Mar 11  Comment 
Tuesday’s trading in JDS Uniphase Corp (JDSU) gives options traders an opportunity for a 23.97% return. By selling the Sep. '15 $13.00 call and buying the Jan. '16 call at the $10.00 level for a net debit of $2.42, traders will book a profit as...
TheStreet.com  Mar 6  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of JDS Uniphase were gaining 4.1% to $13.87 Friday after rival communication equipment company Finisar's fiscal third quarter results and strong fiscal fourth quarter guidance. Finisar reported earnings of 25...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 27  Comment 
JDS Uniphase Corp (JDSU) traded between $13.24 and $13.49 before closing at $13.32 Thursday and presents some attractive trading opportunities today according to MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms. The computer program that picks...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 26  Comment 
A covered call identified by MarketIntelligececenter.com's patented algorithms on JDS Uniphase Corp (JDSU) could yield about 9.89% (17.70% annualized, for comparison purposes only) in 204 days. Pair a long position in the stock with the Sep. '15...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 3  Comment 
JDS Uniphase Corp (JDSU) was selected by MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s trade-picking algorithms today after trading between $12.00 and $12.49 on Monday before closing at $12.48. A diagonal spread using a long position in the Jan. '16 $8.00 call...
TheStreet.com  Jan 30  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of JDS Uniphase were falling 6.2% to $12.44 Friday after the communication equipment company missed analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the fiscal second quarter. JDS Uniphase reported earnings of 15...
Wall Street Journal  Jan 30  Comment 
JDS Uniphase Corp. said Thursday that diversification helped its gross margin in the December quarter, although weak spending by U.S. telecom carriers hurt revenue.


JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ: JDSU) provides test and measurement solutions and optical products for the telecommunications service industry. Its revenue is derived from the following business segments: communications test and measurement (47% of 2010 revenue), communications and commercial optical products (37% of 2010 revenue), and advanced optical technologies (16% of 2010 revenue).[1] JDSU operates primarily in three geographic regions: the Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), and Asia-Pacific. Major trends affecting JDSU's business operations include increasing pressure to continuously differentiate and improve its product offerings.

Business Growth

Net sales increased 6% to $1.36 billion in fiscal 2010. Net loss was -$61.8 million, which is an 95% decrease from last year's -$909.5 million due to several infrastructure changes and lower impairments of goodwill.[2][3]

Trends and Forces

Optical communications industry under pressure to provide broader array of digital services

In order to cater to growing demand for capacity and combination of services, network operators are migrating to Internet protocol networks to deliver triple-play services and lower costs. Optical networks also need increased agility to handle new, bandwidth-intensive applications as there may be sudden large changes in demand anywhere in the network. This leads to increasingly complex routers, switches, and cross-connect equipment. In order to support optical networks' needs, JDSU needs to continuously innovate to create products that cost less, have more functionality, require less power and space. JDSU has especially focused on photonic integrated circuits and seeks to stay on the forefront of next-generation networks.[4]

Increasing commoditization of previously-differentiated products affects JDSU's bottom line

With increasing competition from Asia producers of optical solutions, JDSU faces pricing pressure and needs to cut costs or differentiate its products. This has especially affected its communications and commercial optical products segment. Asian companies are often able to utilize cheaper labor for cost advantages, however, JDSU's Asia-Pacific sales comprised 24% of its total sales, so JDSU is unwilling to back out of this geographic zone. In order to differentiate itself, JDSU has utilized custom color solutions in coatings and packaging, leverage from its intellectual property and expertise in optics, light management and material technology, strong relationships with long time clients, etc.[5]


JDSU's competitors offer products across different stages of the supply chain of telecommunications equipment. As a result, JDSU competes with different divisions of different firms, which may not have heavy concentrations in the same products that JDSU offers. In turn, many of these firms outsource overcapacity production to JDSU.


  1. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=105112&p=irol-sec
  2. http://www.jdsu.com/News-and-Events/news-releases/Pages/jdsu-announces-fiscal-2010-fourth-quarter-and-year-end-results.aspx
  3. JDSU 2010 10-k
  4. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=105112&p=irol-sec
  5. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=105112&p=irol-sec
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