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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.45
CIEN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. CIEN: 0.45 )
CIEN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.34   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.45

Equity to Asset -0.02
CIEN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. CIEN: -0.02 )
CIEN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.06   Max: 0.83
Current: -0.02

-0.06
0.83
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -1.84
M-Score: -2.42
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 2.07
CIEN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CIEN: 2.07 )
CIEN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -410.96   Max: 47.27
Current: 2.07

-410.96
47.27
Net-margin (%) -0.87
CIEN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. CIEN: -0.87 )
CIEN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -442.33   Max: 30.2
Current: -0.87

-442.33
30.2
ROA (%) -1.07
CIEN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. CIEN: -1.07 )
CIEN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -82.59   Max: 10.44
Current: -1.07

-82.59
10.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.81
CIEN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. CIEN: 9.81 )
CIEN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1088.09   Max: 94.54
Current: 9.81

-1088.09
94.54
Revenue Growth (%) 15.30
CIEN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CIEN: 15.30 )
CIEN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.9   Max: 37.3
Current: 15.3

-51.9
37.3
EPS Growth (%) -38.60
CIEN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. CIEN: -38.60 )
CIEN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.3   Max: 573.9
Current: -38.6

-44.3
573.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CIEN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

George Soros 700,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 58,339 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 812,500 sh (+3.7%)
RS Investment Management 85,300 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 647,026 sh (-0.6%)
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Q1 2014

CIEN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 18,200 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 199,400 sh (+133.76%)
George Soros 1,223,000 sh (+74.71%)
Chuck Royce 860,000 sh (+5.85%)
Paul Singer 400,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 642,026 sh (-0.77%)
Steven Cohen 43,802 sh (-24.92%)
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Q2 2014

CIEN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Singer 400,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 636,669 sh (-0.83%)
Chuck Royce 832,500 sh (-3.2%)
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Q3 2014

CIEN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Dodge & Cox 11,230 sh (New)
George Soros 375,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 636,669 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 680,500 sh (-18.26%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CIEN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Dodge & Cox 2014-09-30 New Buy$17.03 - $22.17 $ 16.74-15%11230
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.27%$18.26 - $23.94 $ 16.74-18%0
George Soros 2014-03-31 Add 74.71%0.12%$21.92 - $26.2 $ 16.74-29%1223000
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.14%$21.31 - $27.67 $ 16.74-30%700000
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Ratios

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P/S 0.80
CIEN's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. CIEN: 0.80 )
CIEN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 13.03
Current: 0.8

0.59
13.03
EV-to-EBIT 55.00
CIEN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 50.69 vs. CIEN: 55.00 )
CIEN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2010.4   Max: 480.3
Current: 55

-2010.4
480.3
Current Ratio 2.10
CIEN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. CIEN: 2.10 )
CIEN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 8.61
Current: 2.1

1.81
8.61
Quick Ratio 1.74
CIEN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. CIEN: 1.74 )
CIEN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 7.61
Current: 1.74

1.44
7.61

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.50
CIEN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CIEN: 0.50 )
CIEN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 21.61
Current: 0.5

0.4
21.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.80
CIEN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CIEN: 1.80 )
CIEN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 7.6
Current: 1.8

0.2
7.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.21
CIEN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. CIEN: -4.21 )
CIEN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -37.1   Max: -2
Current: -4.21

-37.1
-2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
Compare:PTFRY, QCOM, CSCO, ERIC, NOK » details
Traded in other countries:CIE1.Germany
Ciena Corp was incorporated in Delaware in November 1992, and completed its initial public offering on February 7, 1997. The Company is a provider of equipment, software and service solutions that support the transport, switching, aggregation and management of voice, video and data traffic on communications networks. The Company's four separate operating segments are Converged Packet Optical, Packet Networking, Optical Transport, and Software and Services. The Converged Packet Optical portfolio includes networking solutions optimized for the convergence of coherent optical transport, OTN switching and packet switching. The Converged Packet Optical portfolio also includes products that provide packet switching capability to allocate network capacity efficiently and enable rapid service delivery. Its 5430 Reconfigurable Switching System includes a family of multi-terabit reconfigurable switching systems that utilize intelligent mesh networking to provide resiliency and feature an integrated optical control plane to automate the provisioning and bandwidth control of high-capacity services. Packet Networking products allow customers to utilize the automation and capacity created by its Converged Packet Optical products in core and metro networks and to deliver new, revenue-generating services to consumers and enterprises. These products have applications from the edge of metro and core networks, where they aggregate traffic, to the access tiers of networks where they can be deployed to support wireless backhaul infrastructures and deliver business data services. Packet Networking products principally include 3000 family of service delivery switches and service aggregation switches, the 5000 series of service aggregation switches, and Ethernet packet configuration for the 5410 Service Aggregation Switch. The Optical Transport products include stand-alone WDM and SONET/SDH-based optical transport solutions that add capacity to core, regional and metro networks and enable cost-effective and efficient transport of voice, video and data traffic at high transmission speeds. The products in this segment principally include the 4200 Advanced Services Platform, Corestream(R) Agility Optical Transport System, 5100/5200 Advanced Services Platform, Common Photonic Layer (CPL), and 6100 Multiservice Optical Platform. Its Optical Transport portfolio includes its traditional SONET/SDH transport and data networking products, as well as certain enterprise-oriented transport solutions that support storage and LAN extension, interconnection of data centers, and virtual private networks. Software and Services segment includes Network Management and Network Control Software and Network Transformation Solutions and Support Services. The Company's business and operations are subject to environmental laws in various jurisdictions around the world, including the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous
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