Ciena Corporation (CIEN) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Gary B. Smith President, Chief Executive Officer and Director with 449,852 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Patrick H. Nettles Executive Chairman of the Board, with 346,427 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 343,278 shares of CIEN is James E. Moylan Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
Now turning to institutional ownership of Ciena Corporation (CIEN), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 14.65 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 13.32 million shares. In the third-place spot with 3.56 million shares is SSgA Funds Management, Inc..
This company’s stock price was $39.65 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 2,887,933. Compare that to its average daily volume of 2.73M. Given the fact that this stock has 155.48M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $6.16B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.06. Its Price to Sales ratio is 1.83, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 7.53, and its Price to Book ratio is 3.00.
CIEN stock has achieved a 5-day range of $37.94 to $41.88, with a total performance of -2.65% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $37.94 to $44.07, generating a -9.16% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by -10.07%, trading in the range of $37.94 to $46.78.
In the past 5 days, shares of CIEN have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 2 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 5 times.
Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 7/30/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.71. This is a 0.14 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.57, amounting to an earnings surprise of 24.60%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 7/30/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.41, making for an earnings surprise of 17.10%. For the quarter ending 1/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.33, generating a 10.00% earnings surprise.
The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 10-2018, was $-344.69 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $1.26 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $229.26 million for the year, compared to $234.88 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$67.62 million, compared to -$94.6 million, and Free Cash flow was $161.65 million compared to the prior year’s $140.28 million.
Ciena Corporation (CIEN) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 6.6/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 1.22, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.56, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.33 and a Debt to EBITDA of 1.54. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 8.58, its Piotroski F-Score is 6, its Altman Z-Score is 2.16 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.31.
This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 5/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 10.57, a Net Margin of 6.77, a ROE of 11.92, and a ROC of 42.29.
Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for CIEN, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 3.67 and its Price to Median PS Value is 1.46. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for CIEN is now 1.81, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 2.13. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 18.19.
Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for CIEN is sitting at 2.45, while its Current Ratio is 2.9 and its PEG Ratio is 1.5. This stock’s PB Ratio is 2.92, its PS Ratio is 1.77, its Forward PE Ratio is 16.05, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 27.72. Similarly, its Price to Owner Earnings is 161.17, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 34.79 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 25.24.