Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT)

Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT) Stock Rises on Q2 Financials

Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT)

Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT) stock is up almost 7% at 10:30AM EST after the communications technology company released its Q2 financial report. CRNT shares closed at $2.23 on Friday then hit $2.44 this morning. Share volume is heavy – over ten times the 30-day daily average. Ceragon stock price chart:

Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT)
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Israeli-based Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT) posted a Q2 2017 profit of $5 million, on $93.3 million in revenue, for a per share profit of $0.06. Revenues were up 22.8% from last quarter. Gross margins increased from 29.3% in Q1 2017 to 31.3%. Operating income came in at $8 million – much larger than the $$2 million posted in Q1.

Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT) said “We are pleased to report a very strong quarter, with total revenue boosted by the recognition of revenue related to large orders received in Q1 from a customer in India. As a result of the additional gross profit contribution from this extra business, Q2 net income was a record, except in those quarters where we had large non-recurring items with a positive impact on net income. We also generated positive cash flow, paid down additional debt, and increased our net cash to $26 million. Our bookings in Q2 support our expectation that we will return to a quarterly run rate of $75 to $80 million during the second half of the year.”

Sales had been declining for Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT). In 2012 the company posted sales of $446.7 million and that number declined to $293.6 million for 2016. However, per share profitability has been achieved after years of losses. In 2014 the company lost (-$1.22) per share but in the following years they posted per share profits of $0.01 and $0.15 for 2016.

Likely based on past performance, the market has shunned the shares. YTD CRNT shares are down over 14% but up almost 2% for the year.

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Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT)

Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT) Multicore Technology Attracting Massive Deals

Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT)

Shares of Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT) spiked higher on huge volume after an India-based, Tier 1 Multiservice operator placed orders worth more than $9 million for the company’s IP-20 platform and related services. The stock was up 12.65% in Wednesday’s trading session to end the day at $2.85 a share. CRNT continued their rise in Thursday’s open.

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Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT)

Ceragon Multicore Technology

Prior to investors reacting to the new contract, Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT) was on a downward trend after finding support at the $2.50 a share mark. Immediate support on the current upside run is at the $3 a share mark as the stock continues to trade in a tight $2.66-$2.90 trading range.

Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT) is a leading provider of wireless backhaul solutions. The company provides its services to wireless service providers as well government agencies and utility companies. Its lead products are FibeAir IP-20 Platform and FibeAir IP-20 Assured Platform deployed by over 460 service providers.

The $9 Million plus contract in India builds another order worth more than $7 million for the IP-20 platform from a Tier 1 mobile operator in South America. The operator has placed orders worth more than $12 million since the start of the year as part of an effort that seeks to increase coverage and capacity.

India $9 million Deal

Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT)’s multicore technologies are designed to enable fast nationwide 4G network coverage and capacity. The company client in India has so far placed orders worth more than $13 million for the IP-20 platform as it continues to increase its 4G LTE network capacity in a bid to enhance subscriber experience across the nation.

“The scope of our success in India can be attributed to our ability to meet a wide variety of scenarios. We are working together with this customer to rapidly expand capacity and improve existing coverage, while also ensuring the most efficient use of backhaul spectrum and significantly reducing operational costs,” said Ira Palti, Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:CRNT) CEO.

The multi-service operator is currently accelerating wireless backhaul roll-out in India using the FibeAir IP-20 that uses one-quarter of spectrum to deliver Internet speeds of up to 1Gbps. India is currently experiencing an exponential increase in internet usage leading to fierce competition among operators for market share. Companies able to provide fast and reliable internet connections continue to command a huge following as competition heats up.

I have no positions in any of the stocks mentioned, and have no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. All information, including any data, is provided without any guarantees of accuracy.

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About the author: James Marion is a University of Houston student studying Business with a concentration in Finance. James has interned with several investment professionals and hopes to pursue a career as a professional stock analyst after graduation.