SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFOP), an innovative supplier of fiber optic components, subsystems and integrated modules for the optical network equipment market, today announced its preliminary sales for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. These results are subject to change as a result of final management review and closing adjustments for the quarter ending on September 30, 2012.
For the 3 rd quarter of 2012, the Company expects to report sales above $12.3 million. The Company's higher than anticipated sales in the third quarter of 2012 primarily reflects stronger than expected bookings from key customers and continuous business progress achieved from the first half of YR2012. Thanks to operational improvements and favorable product mix, the Company expects 3 rd quarter gross margin to improve to the 35% level and quarterly profits to increase as well.
A more detailed review of third quarter financial results as well as the outlook for the fourth quarter of 2012 will be provided, when complete third quarter results are discussed on a conference call at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific) on October 23, 2012. To participate in AFOP's conference call, please call 877-675-3572 at least ten minutes prior to the call in order for the operator to connect you. The confirmation number for the call is 31422947. AFOP will also provide a live webcast of its third quarter 2012 conference call at AFOP's website: www.afop.com . The webcast replay will be available on AFOP's website 90 minutes after the live conference call.About AFOP Founded in 1995, Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of high performance fiber optic components and integrated modules. AFOP's products are used by leading and emerging communications equipment manufacturers to deliver optical networking systems to the long-haul, enterprise, metropolitan and last mile access segments of the communications network. AFOP offers a broad product line of passive optical components including interconnect systems, couplers and splitters, thin film CWDM and DWDM components and modules, optical attenuators, and micro-optics devices. AFOP is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with manufacturing and product development capabilities in the United States, Taiwan and China. AFOP's website is located at http://www.afop.com . The Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5578 Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements as to our expectations regarding future revenue levels, our beliefs regarding our opportunity for revenue growth and profit improvements and the time periods thereof, our beliefs regarding business conditions, our customer base, and demand for our products and our ability to continue to achieve efficiency improvements and a favorable product mix are forward looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to general economic conditions and trends, trends in demand for bandwith, the impact of competitive products and pricing, timely introduction of new technologies, timely design acceptance by our customers, the acceptance of new products and technologies by our customers, customer demand for our products, the timing of customer orders, loss of key customers, our ability to ramp new products into volume production, the mix of products sold and product pricing, the costs associated with running our operations, industry-wide shifts in supply and demand for optical components and modules, industry overcapacity and demand for bandwith, cost control initiatives, our ability to obtain and maintain operational efficiencies, financial stability in foreign markets, and other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC reports, including AFOP's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. AFOP disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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