Sunnyvale, CA – October 04, 2010 - Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFOP CM), an innovative supplier of fiber optic components, subsystems and integrated modules for the optical network equipment market, today announced its preliminary net sales for the quarter ending September 30, 2010. These results are subject to change as a result of final management review and closing adjustments for the quarter ending on September 30, 2010.
For the 3nd quarter of 2010, the Company expects to report net sales above $13 million, which is another record for quarterly sales for AFOP and exceeds the previously issued revenue guidance announced in the 2nd quarter conference call. This revenue level represents approximately 91% growth compared with the year ago quarter. In the meantime, gross margin should improve to be above 35%, which would result in the Company’s delivering record quarterly operating profits of above $2 million as well.
A more detailed review of third quarter financial results as well as the outlook for the fourth quarter of 2010 will be provided when complete third quarter results are announced on a conference call at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific) on October 21, 2010. To participate in AFOP’s conference call, please call 877-675-3572 at least ten minutes prior to the call in order for the operator to connect you. The confirmation number for the call is 14584790.
Founded in 1995, Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of high performance fiber optic components and integrated modules. AFOP's products are used by leading and emerging communications equipment manufacturers to deliver optical networking systems to the long-haul, enterprise, metropolitan and last mile access segments of the communications network. AFOP offers a broad product line of passive optical components including connectivity systems, couplers and splitters, thin film CWDM and DWDM components and modules, optical attenuators, and micro-optics devices. AFOP is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with manufacturing and product development capabilities in the United States, Taiwan and China. AFOP's website is located at http://www.afop.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements as to our expectations regarding future revenue levels, our ability to generate profits from operations and the time periods thereof, our beliefs regarding business conditions, our customer base, our product portfolio, our ability to continue to focus on our operational efficiencies or our successes in doing so, and our ability to continue to invest in growth opportunities, are forward looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to general economic conditions and trends, the impact of competitive products and pricing, timely introduction of new technologies, timely design acceptance by our customers, the acceptance of new products and technologies by our customers, customer demand for our products, the timing of customer orders, loss of key customers, ability to ramp new products into volume production, the costs associated with running our operations, industry-wide shifts in supply and demand for optical components and modules, industry overcapacity, failure of cost control initiatives, financial stability in foreign markets, and other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC reports, including AFOP's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. AFOP disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.