Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1997

Headquarters

The Corporation Trust Center,1209 Orange Street,Wilmington, DE 19801

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

3,054

Industries

Semiconductors
Equipment & Office Supplies
Electrical Products

Company Description

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of optical communications products. Its products include optical devices, such as laser diodes, photodiodes, related modules and circuitry, and equipment for applications in fiber-to-the-home, cable television, point to point communications and wireless. The company was founded by Chih Hsiang Lin on February 28, 1997 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, TX.

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Founder

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Strategy Officer

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Senior Vice President & Asia General Manager

Senior Vice President & North America General Manager

Head-Media Relations

Director Information Technology

Vice President of Sales

Vice President of Research

Senior Advisor

Board of Directors

Founder at Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Founding Partner at Silver Tree Partners, Inc.

President & Spokesman at Asmedia Technology Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Hungyeh Investment Ltd.

Director & Partner at Everrich Capital, Inc.

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Maverick Capital manages the assets of the Maverick Funds (a group of funds offering primarily long/short and long-only equity investment profiles), the Maverick Stable Funds (a group of funds-of-funds), Maverick Seed (a fund-of-funds that invests in emerging managers) and certain separate institutional investor client accounts.The firm's investment process is driven by intensive, fundamental bottom-up research. They do not attempt to time the markets or focus on weightings relative to any index. By purchasing certain securities while selling other securities short, Maverick seeks to reduce macroeconomic risks of each of the Maverick Funds (other than Maverick Long) and to achieve favorable investment performance through long and short security selection. Their research is augmented by a top-down view of individual industries, as well as the efforts of their quantitative research team. Maverick's investment team is organized into six industry sector teams: Consumer, Financials, Healthcare, Industrials, Media & Telecom and Technology. The industry sector teams are supported by five discipline research teams: credit, private equity, quantitative, Asia and small-cap investments.

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Discovery Capital Management manages private investment funds that seek high risk-adjusted total returns by making directional and relative value investments, long and short, primarily through investment positions in equity,debt (primarily sovereign debt), local interest rates, currencies and commodities across emerging and developed markets. The firm attempts to identify investment opportunities with attractive risk-return characteristics by employing a combination of Global Macro and Equity Long-Short strategies to identify investment opportunities. Discovery utilizes (i) fundamental, top-down global macro analysis, including political and policy risk assessment, to identify opportunities in countries and asset classes, and (ii) fundamental, bottom-up research for industry, company, and security selection. The funds offer different combinations of concentrations, liquidity, leverage, and strategy overweighting based on the specific investment objectives and strategies of the fund.

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Investment Counselors of Maryland (ICM) offers clients value investment solutions across the market-cap spectrum. In doing so, the firm utilizes two distinct investment processes. Both approaches employ a value-oriented investment method with a focus on fundamental analysis. ICM attempts to measure the value of a security by looking at economic and financial factors including the overall economy, industry conditions, and the financial condition and management of the company itself, to determine if the company is underpriced or overpriced. These two strategies include: Small Cap, SMID Cap & Mid-Cap Value and Large Cap Value.In selecting investments for their Small Cap, SMID Cap & Mid-Cap Value strategies, ICM seeks to invest in companies that they estimate to be undervalued that also possess leading market share positions, shareholder-oriented management teams, and strong balance sheets and cash flow ratios. Usually, the shares of the companies they buy are selling at a price-to-earnings ratio below the average price-to-earnings ratio of the stocks in the broad capitalization-specific indices (i.e. Russell 2000 , Russell 2500 and Russell Midcap). The companies usually have higher return-on-equity and return-on-capital than the average company in those same indices. Using screening parameters such as price-to-earnings, relative return-on-equity and other financial ratios, ICM screens the universe of investments to identify potentially undervalued securities. They further narrow the list of potential investments through traditional fundamental security analysis.For their Large Cap Value strategy, ICM seeks to identify companies that are well-capitalized with sustainable competitive advantages and strong management teams. Using various screening parameters, they seek to identify potentially undervalued securities. ICM further narrows the list of potential investments through traditional fundamental security analysis. Investment are chosen once ICM is convinced the securities are undervalued and after they have attempted to discover a positive inflection point in the company's business momentum. ICM's primary focus is to confirm the competitive position of the company and that it is sufficiently undervalued based on historical valuation parameters, given their projected estimates for earnings and free-cash-flow.

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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Advisors & Consultants
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Partner, Audit Services at Grant Thornton LLP

Clients

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$434M
Total Enterprise Value
$727M
Earnings Per Share
$3.67
Revenue
$382M
Net Profit
$74M
EBITDAMargin
28.07%
EBITDA
$107M
Enterprise Value Sales
1.9x
TEVNet Income
9.83x
Debt TEV
0.07x
Total Equity
$333M
Total Debt
$49.6M
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.78x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
43.11%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
43.23%
Investors
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GAINS Investment Corp. is the investment arm of China Steel Corp. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Kaohsiong, TW.

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Founding Partner at Silver Tree Partners, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Hungyeh Investment Ltd.

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