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Market Intelligence Center  Sep 30  Comment 
Finisar (FNSR) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 8.54% return in just 171 days. A covered call on Finisar at the $15.00 level expiring on Mar. '15 offers an assigned return rate of 8.54% or 18.23% annualized. This trade offers 18.32%...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 25  Comment 
By Harsh Singh Chauhan: Since reporting its first-quarter results earlier this month, fiber optics components company Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) has been struggling. In fact, Finisar shares have lost over 12% of their value in the past month. The...
TheStreet.com  Sep 17  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Telecoms have been replacing copper with fiber optics for decades, but the trend isn't played out yet. Here's how you can make a play on optical fibers and participate in the growth of the backbone of the Internet. Today...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 17  Comment 
After closing Tuesday at $18.48, Finisar (FNSR) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 11.59% return in just 184 days, which is an annualized return of 23% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Mar. '15 $18.00 call for...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 16  Comment 
By Stephen Simpson, CFA: Ideas tend to breed other ideas - doing my regular and routine due diligence on component and subsystem companies like Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), Avago (NASDAQ:AVGO), and JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ:JDSU) has led me to dig deeper...
Benzinga  Sep 11  Comment 
Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) shares moved up 16.68% to $44.79. The volume of Lululemon shares traded was 1737% higher than normal. Lululemon reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings. JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ: JDSU) surged 12.35%...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 9  Comment 
Option-trade picking algorithms patented by MarketIntelligenceCenter.com found a trading opportunity with Finisar (FNSR) that should provide a 6.67% return in just 130 days. Sell one Jan. '15 call at the $16.00 level for each 100 shares of Finisar...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 6  Comment 
By Stephen Simpson, CFA: Optical components manufacturer Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) has become a miserably bad call for me. Six months ago, I wrote that I would never want to hold Finisar for the long term and that I thought the shares were already...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 5  Comment 
By Martin Vlcek: Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ:FNSR) reported mixed Q2 results (conference call, press release) for the fiscal Q1 2015, delivering solid revenue growth but weaker margins and disappointing Q3 guidance. Revenues were $327.6M, up 23.3% Y/Y...
Benzinga  Sep 5  Comment 
Quiksilver (NYSE: ZQK) shares fell 28.80% to touch a new 52-week low of $2.02 after the company reported downbeat results for thousand third quarter. The company posted an loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $395.7 million. However, analysts...




 
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Incorporated in 1987, Finisar Corporation is a leading provider of fiber optical subsystems and components as well as network test and monitoring systems. Finisar products enable high-speed data communications for networking and storage applications over Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANs), Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs), and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) using both IP and SONET/SDH-based protocols. Finisar funded its initial product development largely through revenues derived under research and development contracts. The company went public in November 1999 and again raised capital through a secondary offering in April 2000.

Finisar reports its revenues under two operating segments.

Optical subsystems (contributed 91.1% of 2007 revenue) consists primarily of transmitters, receivers, and transceivers principally based on the gigabit Ethernet, fiber channel, and synchronous optical network (SONET) protocols. A transmitter converts electrical signals into optical signals for transmission over fiber optics. Receivers incorporating photo detectors convert incoming optical signals into electric signals. A transceiver combines the functions of both transmitter and receiver in a single device. The company's optical subsystem products perform these functions and support a range of protocols, transmission speeds, fiber types, wavelengths, transmission distances, physical configurations, and software enhancements. These products rely on the use of digital semiconductor lasers in conjunction with integrated circuit design and novel packaging technology to provide a cost-effective means for transmitting and receiving digital signals using a wide range of network protocols, transmission speeds, physical mediums, and configurations over distances of 200 meters to 120 kilometers. Optical subsystems are sold to leading manufacturers of storage and networking equipment such as Brocade, Cisco Systems, EMC, Emulex, Hewlett-Packard Company, Huawei, McData, and Qlogic. Sales of optical components consist primarily of packaged lasers and photo-detectors used in transceivers, primarily for LAN and SAN applications. Optical subsystems also include multiplexers, de-multiplexers, and optical add/drop modules for use in MAN applications.

Network test and monitoring systems (contributed 8.9% of 2007 revenue) includes products designed to test the reliability and performance of equipment. These solutions allow engineers, service technicians, and network managers to generate and capture data at high speeds, filter the data, and identify various types of intermittent errors and other network problems for SANs, LANs, wireless networks, voice-over-Internet protocol applications, and emerging technologies, including 10-gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), Internet small computer systems interface (iSCSI), fiber channel over IP (FCIP), serial-attached small computer system interface (SAS) and serial advanced technology attachment (SATA). These products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Brocade, EMC, Emulex, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, McData and Qlogic and, to a lesser degree, to the operators of networking and storage data centers for monitoring and troubleshooting the performance of their installed systems.

With over 4,200 employees, Finisar has operations worldwide with corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A. Its product development and manufacturing facilities are located in Texas, Malaysia, China, and Singapore. Geographically, the company generated 64.4% of its total 2007 revenue from the U.S. and the remaining 35.6% from the rest of the world. The company's customers include Alcatel, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Juniper, Intel, Motorola, Nokia, Nortel, and Siemens among others.




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