FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ciena Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2019 and Year-End Financial Results

HANOVER, Md. - December 12, 2019 - Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a networking systems, services and software company, today announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended October 31, 2019.

Q4 Revenue: $968.0 million, increasing 7.6% year over year

Q4 Net Income per Share: $0.51 GAAP; $0.58 adjusted (non-GAAP)

Share Repurchases: Repurchased approximately 1.0 million shares of common stock for an aggregate price of $38.2 million during the quarter

"Our outstanding Q4 financial performance rounded out an extraordinary year of industry-leading growth and profitability," said Gary Smith, President and CEO, Ciena. "Our innovation, diversification and scale uniquely position us to continue taking share while delivering improved operating margin and driving sustained EPS growth in 2020."

For the fiscal fourth quarter 2019, Ciena reported revenue of $968.0 million as compared to $899.4 million for the fiscal fourth quarter 2018. For fiscal year 2019, Ciena reported revenue of $3.57 billion, as compared to $3.09 billion for fiscal year 2018.

Ciena's GAAP net income for the fiscal fourth quarter 2019 was $80.3 million or $0.51 per diluted common share, which compares to a GAAP net income of $64.0 million, or $0.34 per diluted common share, for the fiscal fourth quarter 2018. For fiscal year 2019, Ciena's GAAP net income was $253.4 million, or $1.61 per diluted common share, as compared to a GAAP net loss of $(344.7) million, or $(2.49) per diluted common share for fiscal year 2018.

Ciena's adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the fiscal fourth quarter 2019 was $90.4 million, or $0.58 per diluted common share, which compares to an adjusted (non-GAAP) net income of $81.0 million, or $0.53 per diluted common share, for the fiscal fourth quarter 2018. For fiscal year 2019, Ciena's adjusted (non-GAAP) net income was $331.8 million, or $2.11 per diluted common share, as compared to an adjusted (non-GAAP) net income of $210.6 million, or $1.39 per diluted common share for fiscal year 2018.

Performance Summary for the Fiscal Fourth Quarter and the Year Ended October 31, 2019
The tables below (in millions, except percentage data) provide comparisons of certain quarterly and annual results to the prior year. Appendices A and B set forth reconciliations between the GAAP and adjusted (non-GAAP) measures contained in this release.



The following information was filed by Ciena Corp (CIEN) on Thursday, December 12, 2019 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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