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About Sycamore Networks Inc.
Sycamore Networks, Inc. develops and markets intelligent bandwidth management solutions for fixed line and mobile network operators worldwide.
Products and Services
Intelligent Bandwidth Management
The companys Intelligent Bandwidth Management products include optical switches, multiservice cross-connects, multiservice access platforms, and associated network management software. These products support various bandwidth management functions, including grooming, access concentration and circuit provisioning.
The companys SN 16000, SN 3000, and SN 9000 optical switches enable scalable, high-capacity bandwidth management in regional and core networks. These products share the same optical signaling, routing and management software across each platform to support service delivery and resilient protection options from the metro edge to the optical core. Its SILVX network management system provides performance management and provisioning capabilities for its optical switching platforms.
The companys scalable DNX cross-connect platforms for traffic aggregation and grooming handle narrowband to broadband switching and transport, and are architected for resiliency and modular growth. ENvision Plus network management software provides provisioning, path protection, and disaster recovery.
Mobile Broadband Optimization
The IQstream solution utilizes a suite of data optimization algorithms and techniques collectively referred to as Adaptive Content Optimization. These optimization algorithms and techniques adapt to changing traffic patterns, including peak usage periods and unexpected traffic spikes driven by flash crowds simultaneously trying to access, for example, the same content during a major world event. IQstreams Adaptive Content Optimization engine optimizes the transport of mobile data across the backhaul network, allowing mobile operators to absorb peak usage demand and unpredictable flash events.
The companys product offerings also include a portfolio of post-sales customer support services, such as network planning and deployment, logistics, product training, software updates, online technical assistance, and maintenance contracts.
The company offers IQstream, which is a mobile broadband optimization solution that helps operators reduce congestion in mobile backhaul networks caused by rising demand for Internet video and other media subscriber content.
The company's customers include domestic and international wireline and wireless network service providers, utility companies, enterprises, multiple systems operators, and government entities. As of July 31 2010, its major customers included Verizon Communications, Inc., Sprint Government Systems Division (as a reseller to the federal government), and Sprint Nextel Corporation.
The companys competitors include Alcatel-Lucent; Ciena Corporation; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AG; Fujitsu Limited; Huawei Technologies Corporation; Nokia Siemens Networks; Tellabs, Inc.; Adtran, Inc.; and Kentrox, Inc.
Sycamore Networks, Inc. was founded in 1998.
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1. SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Sycamore Networks Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Sycamore Networks Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Sycamore Networks Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Sycamore Networks Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Computers and Electronic Equipment Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Sycamore Networks Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Sycamore Networks Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Sycamore Networks Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Sycamore Networks Inc. Major Shareholders
Sycamore Networks Inc. History
Sycamore Networks Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Sycamore Networks Inc. Offices and Representations
Sycamore Networks Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Sycamore Networks Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Sycamore Networks Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Sycamore Networks Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Computers and Electronic Equipment Industry Statistics
Sycamore Networks Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Sycamore Networks Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Sycamore Networks Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Sycamore Networks Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Sycamore Networks Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Sycamore Networks Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Sycamore Networks Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Sycamore Networks Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?