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Ciena's Earnings: A Preview

CIEN is set to give its latest quarterly earnings report on Thursday , 2021-09-02. Here's what investors need to know before the announcement. Analysts estimate that Ciena will likely report an Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.79

Benzinga · 09/01/2021 11:15

CIEN is set to give its latest quarterly earnings report on Thursday , 2021-09-02. Here's what investors need to know before the announcement.

Analysts estimate that Ciena will likely report an Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.79

Ciena bulls will hope to hear the company to announce they've not only beaten that estimate, but also to provide positive guidance, or forecasted growth, for the next quarter.

New investors should note that it is sometimes not an earnings beat or miss that most affects the price of a stock, but the guidance (or forecast).

Historical Earnings Performance

Last quarter the company beat on EPS by $29.17, which was followed by a 2.79 increase in the share price the next day.

Here's a look at Ciena's past performance and the resulting price change:

Quarter Q2 2021 Q1 2021 Q4 2020 Q3 2020
EPS Estimate 0.48 0.45 0.63 0.83
EPS Actual 0.62 0.52 0.60 1.06
Revenue Estimate 829.27 M 749.55 M 825.36 M 971.77 M
Revenue Actual 833.93 M 757.13 M 828.48 M 976.71 M

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Stock Performance

Shares of Ciena were trading at $57.13 as of August 31. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 23.91%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are likely bullish going into this earnings release.

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