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At the moment, the debt-to-equity of Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) is high, standing at 39.66, a figure that is higher than the 38.51 average recorded by the industry. This means that the company is currently holding a debt level at 695.25 M. CIEN shares have a strong debt-to-equity ratio but their quick ratio which reads 2.50 is strong and might cause problems for them later in the future.

Even though there was a rise of +20.49% in revenue, the company failed to succeed in outperforming the industry average of 4.26%. The 20.49% yoy growth of CIEN’s revenue has gone up that of the industry average by 6.32%. For the past 12 months, Ciena Corporation revenue has gone up by 14.17%. The sustained growth in their revenue has helped boost their earnings per share.

Ciena Corporation (CIEN) has seen their earnings per share increased to $0.21 during the last quarter in comparison to the same quarter last year. They have recorded a -34.37% declining earnings per share earnings. They have recorded a -34.37% declining earnings per share earnings. Analysts expect increase in earnings is also on the cards next quarter with an average estimate at $0.30.

The 12-month return on equity has significantly fallen to 10.70 in comparison to the same data for other companies in the same industry. This shows that there is a major weakness within the organization over the past one year. Comparing them to other companies in the industry and the overall Technology sector, the industry average is 6.01 while 17.63 is of the sector.

Also, looking at the price to cash flow of the company and the industry average, the 18.20 ratio of the stock is lower than the industry’s 40.77.

Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.47 which is higher than the 19.61 industry average at the moment. In addition to their unfavorable P/E ratio, Ciena Corporation has maintained a gross margin of 42.34. This shows whether the company has what it takes to effectively turn the revenue into profit.

The company’s ROA is 5.75 when compared to 3.71 for the stocks operating in the same industry. This can be attributed to the strength recorded in the net income produced by total assets. Comparing it to other companies in the sector, Ciena Corporation ROE is above 17.63 that of both the sector average.

The operating profit margin for Ciena Corporation (CIEN) is 7.29%, a figure which is considered to be weak. It has gone 7.70 from the 5.42 over the past 5 years. In addition to this, their operating margin is -0.41 lower than the industry average.

The net profit margin which stood at 10.84 on average in the past 5 years has dropped to 6.32 in the last 12 months. Added to that, this ratio has surpassed the industry net margin that stands at 4.54.

Analysts meanwhile rate Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) as a buy. Still some above discussed indicators of the $6.05B company show strength while others show weakness. There is little evidence at the moment to justify the expectation of the CIEN shares to either perform positively or negatively when compared to other stocks. The primary strengths of Ciena Corporation can be witnessed in its increased revenue, growing earnings per share, higher return on equity, increased operating cash and high net margin. Subsequently, financial analysis have also identified some weak areas that includes high debt, relatively high P/E ratio, lower return on assets and low net margin.