This statistic highlights Lumentum’s Gross Margin by Segment starting from Q1 2016 to the lates.
Lumentum Holding Inc. is a manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial lasers worldwide. They provide products for data communication and telecommunication networking applications. They operate in two business segments:
Optical communications – The company’s OpComm segment serves customers in two main markets – datacom and telecom. The telecom market includes carrier networks for different location parameters like local, city to city, underwater, etc. The datacom markets offer data center applications like SAN, LAN, and WAN. These products help in the transmission and transport of audio, video, and text over fiber- optic cables. They also produce products that are used in 3D sensing applications.
Commercial Lasers – The company’s laser products serve users in industries like manufacturing, biotechnology, graphics, imaging, remote sensing, and precision machinery. Their laser products are also used in a wide variety of OEM (original equipment manufacturer) applications. These lasers are used to create micro parts for commercial electronic devices.
Lumentum’s gross profit for 2019 was around $618.5 million in 2019. The gross profit margin for the year was around 39.7%. Almost 85-90% of Lumentum’s revenue comes from its optical communications segment.
The gross profit margin for the commercial lasers segment was 30.03% in the first quarter of 2018 after which it started increasing to 44.72% in the second quarter,48.38% in the third quarter and then reduced marginally to 47.90%. The margin then increased at the start of 2019 to 50.14% in the first quarter, then dropped by almost 8% to 42.65% in the second quarter. The gross profit margin then increased in the third quarter to 46% before dropping again to 43.50% at the end of 2019. The margin further dropped to 42% in the first quarter of 2020 and then saw a minimal increase of 0.10% in the second quarter of 2020.
The gross profit margin for the optical communications segment was 34.68% in the first quarter of 2018 and then increased by almost 10% to 44.96% in the second quarter before dropping to 33.74% in the third quarter. The fourth-quarter gross profit margin increased marginally to 34.80%. The first quarter of 2019 saw the gross profit margin shoot up to 40.28% and then dropped by a negligible amount to 39.67% in the second quarter. The gross profit margin continued to decline in the third quarter and fell down to 37.97%.
After this small decline in two continuous quarters, the gross profit margin started to increase and grew to 38.30% in the last quarter of 2019 and then went up by almost 8% to 46.10% in the first quarter of 2020 and 48% in the second quarter of 2020.
The increase in gross profit margins in the recent quarters in the optical communications segment can be seen as a huge positive since this segment forms the majority of the company’s business. The results in the first two quarters of 2020 have been positive for Lumentum but uncertainties prevail in the further quarters as the coronavirus outbreak might hamper business for almost all sectors worldwide.
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