Disclosures

Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc.

I, Dave Kang , certify that this report reflects my personal beliefs about this company and that no portion of my compensation was, is or will be directly or indirectly related to the specific recommendations or views discussed in this report.

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Ratings Distribution as of June 27, 2017 % with Investment Banking Relationships
Rating Number of Companies Percent of Total
Buy 149 73.8%
Neutral 52 25.7%
Sell 1 0.5%
Total 202 100%
Ratings Distribution as of October 4, 2016 % with Investment Banking Relationships
Rating Number of Companies Percent of Total
Buy 22 95.7%
Neutral 1 4.3%
Sell 0 0.0%
Total 23 100%

Explanation of B. Riley & Co. LLC's Rating System

  • Buy: We generally expect "Buy" rated stocks to materially outperform both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 as well as other stocks in their sector. Further, we believe that the potential reward relative to the potential risk is particularly attractive.
  • Neutral: We generally believe "Neutral" rated stocks will perform roughly in line with the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 over the intermediate and long term.
  • Sell: We generally expect "Sell" rated stocks to materially underperform both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 as well as other stocks in their sector. Further, we believe that the potential reward relative to the potential risk is particularly unattractive.

Risks and Considerations

  • Carrier spending trends - A significant portion of the Company's revenue is tied to carrier capital spending trends. Fluctuations in wireless, long-haul and access capital spending could have a material negative impact on the Company's results.
  • Competition - The industry is highly competitive and many of the Company's competitors have greater resources.
  • Cyclical Nature of the Company's Business - Revenue from the Company's businesses have historically correlated positively with both US and world GDP. A cyclical downturn in GDP growth domestically and/or abroad may lead to a material deterioration in the Company's results.
  • Economy - Macro-economic issues such as increasing oil and gas prices and a possible drop in consumer spending could have a negative impact on the Company's business.
  • Financial Results - Any slow down or other changes in the capital spending pattern of the industry may negatively affect the Company's sales.
  • Financial Results - Unpredictable timing of customer orders.
  • Pricing Pressure - The Company's business could be affected by pricing pressure within the market.
  • Sales Cycle - The Company's sales cycle could lengthen beyond what is normal.
  • Further Potential Risks - See the Company's SEC filings, particularly its 10-K filing, for a discussion of further potential risks.

Additional Risks and Considerations

    Customer Concentration - A limited number of customers have consistently accounted for a significant portion of revenues.  Any weakness in those relationships would have a significant negative impact on the Company's results.