Disclosures

Coherent 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.

Disclosure

  • B. Riley & Co., LLC does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports.
  • A portion of this analyst’s compensation is based on the sales, trading and investment banking activities of B. Riley & Co., LLC.
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Ratings Distribution as of May 23, 2017
Rating Number of Companies Percent of Total Number of Companies with
Investment Banking Relationships
Percent of Total
Buy 157 69.8% 21 9.3%
Neutral 67 29.8% 1 0.4%
Sell 1 0.4% 0 0.0%
Total 225 100% 22 9.8%

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

  • Acquisition/Integration - The Company recently completed acquisition(s). If the Company fails to successfully integrate the acquisition, the deal may lead to disappointing returns.
  • Competition - The industry is highly competitive and many of the Company's competitors have greater resources.
  • 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.
  • Government Funding - Historically, the Company has generated significant revenues from various departments of the U.S. Government. Should funding to these departments be reduced, programs in which the Company participates in may be scaled down or cut, thereby hurting the Company's financial results.
  • Pricing Pressure - The Company's business could be affected by pricing pressure within the market.
  • Seasonality - The Company's results are highly seasonal.
  • 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

     Global operations - Sales to customers in countries other than the U.S. accounted for 66% of revenues in 4Q FY09.  The risks of global operations include fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar, the health of the global economy, tariffs, taxes and other factors that may impact the company’s financial results. 

    Dual operations - The company is in the process of shutting down Finland facility, which should be completed by the end of FY10.  As a result, the company will maintain parallel manufacturing operations in Finland while Santa Clara ramps up in FY10, which always poses execution risks.