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

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Director Information Technology

Vice President of Sales

Vice President of Research

Senior Advisor

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Founder at Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

Founder at Red Oak Capital

President & Spokesman at Asmedia Technology Inc.

Director & Partner at Everrich Capital, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Hungyeh Investment Ltd.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$833M
Total Enterprise Value
$727M
Earnings Per Share
$3.67
Revenue
$382M
Net Profit
$74M
EBITDA
$107M
EBITDAMargin
28.07%
Total Debt
$49.6M
Total Equity
$333M
Enterprise Value Sales
1.9x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.78x
TEVNet Income
9.83x
Debt TEV
0.07x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
43.11%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
43.23%
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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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President & Chief Executive Officer at Hungyeh Investment Ltd.

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