Ciena CEO Smith: Cloud Is Not Another 2000 Dot-Bomb

| June 2, 2016

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Shares of fiber-optic networking equipment vendor Ciena (CIEN) are up $1.95, or almost 11%, at $19.72, after the company this morning reported Q2 revenue and profit that topped analysts’ expectations, and forecast this quarter higher as well. One analyst, Nomura’s Jeffrey Kvaal, characterized it as Ciena “reversing a string of disappointing quarters with a solid beat-and-meet quarter,” and noting a “robust recovery in international demand.” Indeed, 43% of sales in the quarter was from outside North America, the company proudly noted.

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