Earnings Sentiment

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Bullish Statements during Earnings call

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So as we noted, we're pretty excited about the progress that we're making on the datacenter business
So you said by middle of next year, we should be expecting very strong recovery
While our non-GAAP gross margin was better than our expectations, we are pleased by the continued progress we have made on improving our gross margin and by the continued strong growth we saw for our 100G and 400G products in our data center business during Q3
The combination of revenue growth and improving gross margin allow us to generate $3 million in adjusted EBITDA during the quarter
We delivered non-GAAP gross margin of 32.5% above our guidance range of 29.5% to 31%, mainly driven by our favorable product mix shift and contribution from revenue recognized as part of our non-recurring revenue from Microsoft
Total revenue for our data center products of $48.8 million, more than double year-over-year and increased 77% sequentially largely due to increased demand for our 100G and 400G products
As we continue to see the run-up of our 400G products, revenue for our 100G products nearly tripled year-over-year, while revenue for our 400G products increased more than 10 times in the same period
And I think the demand will be very strong too
We're pleased by the continued progress we have made on improving our gross margin and by the continued strong demand we saw for our 100G and 400G products in our data center business during Q3
The combination of revenue growth and improving gross margin allowed us to generate $3 million in adjusted EBITDA during the quarter
I would say the demand picture for 800G looks pretty strong, and we're certainly having very constructive discussions with the customers
But certainly, we believe this is incrementally positive in terms of timing and our overall production rate into Q1, and we're excited about that
We were encouraged by the sequential growth that we saw in our CATV business in Q3
And we continue to believe AOI is a leader in technologies that will enable DOCSIS 4.0, and that our products are well-suited for when the push to install amplifiers and other network elements for DOCSIS 4.0 begins
The encouraging thing for us really is, again, that Microsoft is really looking for us to make these products in greater quantities faster and that's an exciting thing for us
It's not [indiscernible], it's gross margin improvement
Operators using QuantumLink will now have the ability to remotely manage cable broadband amplifiers, ushering in a new era of efficiency, convenience, and enhanced service quality for our customers
We've received very positive reactions from many of our customers
We believe CATV, we can see very, very strong growth in next year from, I would say, the end of Q2 or sometime in Q3 next year
This relationship enables customers to receive the latest network equipment with the same quality and performance they expect, while providing the industry's best product delivery lead times
And we're really, really excited about the progress that we've made there as well
And the progress that we've made in terms of our new model of selling directly to the MSOs and the acceptance that the MSOs have had of our new technologies like Quantum Link, which we talked about in the prepared remarks earlier, has been really phenomenal
Looking ahead, we're encouraged by the strong demand we've been seeing, and we expect Q4 to be similar to Q3
So it's not going to dramatically change our revenue picture in the fourth quarter, but we're encouraged by the increase in demand that we're seeing
Based on these expedite requests, we believe demand for these products remains strong, and our production teams are working very hard to add capacity for this production, which we now expect will allow us to begin shipments later this month, rather than in late December as originally planned
And that's really positive for us
Turning to our data center business, our Q3 data center revenue came in at $48.8 million, which more than doubled year-over-year and was up 77% sequentially, largely due to increased demand for our 100G and 400G products as our customers continued to purchase our existing products
So we're really excited about both of those, the progress that we're making on that front
The increase in gross margin was driven mainly by our favorable product mix shift and contribution from revenue recognized as part of our non-recurring revenue from Microsoft
That in combination with the fact that the 400-gig will be ramping in terms of production capacity paints a pretty good picture in the March quarter for us, I think
       

Bearish Statements during earnings call

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Revenue from our telecom products of $3 million was down 55% year-over-year and down 27% sequentially, largely driven by softness and 5G demand, particularly in China
This decision was based on Yuhan's failure to meet agreed-upon deadlines and we lost confidence in their ability to complete the transaction
Looking forward, we continue to expect that our near-term CATV business will be down compared to the historic highs we saw in 2021 and 2022, as the MSO's transition to next-generation architecture
Total revenue in our CATB segment was $10.3 million, down 67% year-over-year and up 10% sequentially, in line with our expectations
In line with our expectations, CATV revenue in the third quarter was $10.3 million, which was down 67% year-over-year and up 10% sequentially
So you're correct historically that ordinarily Q1 is sort of a challenging quarter, just seasonally
The Telecom market will be somewhat muted
I mean, I think that eventually, 100-gig will decline as 400-gig begins to grow but I don't think it's going to be dramatic
Our non-GAAP loss per share was $0.05, which was within our guidance range of a loss of $0.06 to earnings of $0.01
Non-GAAP operating loss in the third quarter was $1 million compared to an operating loss of $9.3 million in Q3 in the prior year
As we noted, the 5G business in China has been relatively slow, and I don't necessarily see a recovery of that in the short term, at least
GAAP net loss for Q3 was $9 million or a loss of $0.27 per basic share compared with the GAAP net loss of $15.6 million or a loss of $0.56 per basic share in Q3 of 2022
On the cable TV side of things, we did have -- as you've seen from the other companies that have reported already, the situation in cable right now across the board is muted compared to where it was a year or two ago, for sure
I mean there's a limit to how fast we can speed up the production, of course
On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for Q3 was $1.7 million or a loss of $0.05 per basic share, which was in line with our guidance range of a loss of $1.9 million to a profit of $0.2 million or a loss per share in the range of $0.06 to earnings of $0.01 per basic share and compares to a net loss of $7.1 million or a loss of $0.26 per basic share in Q3 of the prior year
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