IPO Of Applied Optoelectronics Is Not An Exciting Tech Offering

From IPO Analysis from Seeking Alpha
September 20, 2013 - 8:33am

By Don Dion: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc (AAOI), a provider of fiber-optic networking products, will attempt to raise $50.4 million in its upcoming IPO next week with two second tier firms acting as Joint Underwriters. The Sugarland, Texas based firm will offer 3.6 million shares at an expected price of $13-15; if the price hits the midpoint of that range, AAOI will command a market value of $182 million.AAOI filed on August 13, 2013.Joint Managers: Raymond James, Piper JaffrayCo-Managers: Cowen & Co., Roth Capital PartnersSUMMARYApplied Optoelectronics designs and manufactures a range of fiber-optic networking products, primarily for three high growth markets: cable television, fiber-to-the-home, and internet data centers. The company is vertically integrated, and designs and manufactures most of the laser chips and optical components used in its products. It also uses a unique Molecular Beam Epitaxy fabrication process to integrate its lasers into its products.The firm's largestComplete Story »


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