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Lightpath Technologies Inc  (LPTH)
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Lightpath Technologies Inc's

Competitiveness


 

LPTH Sales vs. its Competitors Q2 2019



Comparing the results to its competitors, Lightpath Technologies Inc reported Total Revenue increase in the 2 quarter 2019 by 0.73 % year on year, while most of its competitors have experienced contraction in revenues by -7.95 %, recorded in the same quarter.

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Net Income Comparison


Lightpath Technologies Inc recorded net loss , as well as most of its competitors.

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Lightpath Technologies Inc's Comment on Competitors and Industry Peers


The market for optical components generally is highly competitive and highly fragmented. We compete with manufacturers of conventional spherical lenses and optical components, providers of aspheric lenses and optical components, and producers of optical quality glass. To a lesser extent, we compete with developers of specialty optical components and assemblies, particularly as related to our specialty product group. Many of these competitors have greater financial, manufacturing, marketing, and other resources than we do.

We believe our unique capabilities in optical design engineering, our low cost structure and our substantial presence in Europe and Asia, particularly in China, provides us with a competitive edge and assists us in securing business. Additionally, we believe that we offer value to some customers as a second or backup supply source in the United States should they be unwilling to commit to purchase their entire supply of a critical component from a foreign production source. We also have a broad product offering to satisfy a variety of applications and markets.

LVPMOs and HVPMOs Product Groups. Our LVPMO products compete with conventional lenses and optical components manufactured by companies such as Asia Optical Co., Inc., Anteryon BV, Rochester Precision Optics, and Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Company Limited.

Aspheric lenses compete with lens systems comprised of multiple conventional lenses. Machined aspheric lenses compete with our molded glass aspheric lenses, which are part of our HVPMO product group. Aspheric lens system manufacturers include Panasonic Corporation, Alps Electric Co., Ltd., Hoya Corporation, as well as newer competitors from China and Taiwan, such as E-Pin Optical Industry Co., Ltd., and Kinik Company. The use of aspheric surfaces provides the optical designer with a powerful tool in correcting spherical aberrations and enhancing performance in state-of-the-art optical products. However, we believe that our optical design expertise and our flexibility in providing custom high performance optical components at a low price are key competitive advantages for us over these competitors.

Plastic molded aspheres and hybrid plastic/glass aspheric optics, on the other hand, allow for high volume production, but primarily are limited to low cost consumer products that do not place a high demand on performance (such as plastic lenses in disposable or mobile phone cameras). Molded plastic aspheres appear in products that stress cost or weight as their measure of success over performance and durability. Our low cost structure allows us to compete with these lenses based on higher performance and durability from our glass lenses at only a small premium in price over plastic or plastic/glass hybrid lenses.

Infrared Product Group. Our infrared aspheric optics compete with optical products produced by Janos Technology LLC, Ophir Optronics Solutions, Ernst Leitz Canada (ELCAN) Optical Technologies, Clear Align and a variety of Eastern European and Asian manufacturers. These traditional infrared lenses can either be polished spherical or are diamond turned aspherical. Our molded lenses compete with spherical lenses because like all aspheres they can replace doublets or triplets based on the higher performance of an aspheric lens. Our diamond turned aspheres from germanium are more expensive to produce in high volumes and time consuming to manufacture. We believe our low cost, high volume lens business technology combined with our recently added traditional polishing and diamond turning capabilities enables us to compete with the other manufacturers of traditional infrared lens by offering the best technology fit at a competitive price.

Our molded infrared optics competes with products manufactured by Umicore N.V. (“Umicore”), Rochester Precision Optics, and Yunnan KIRP-CH Photonics Co., Ltd.. We believe that our optical design expertise, our diverse manufacturing flexibility and our manufacturing facilities located in Asia, Europe and North America are key advantages over the products manufactured by these competitors. A specific advantage over Umicore, a foreign company, is that the infrared market is highly dependent on the United States defense industry, which prefers to purchase from United States based companies such as LightPath.



  

Total Segment Market Share Q2 2019

Despite moderate revenue growth of 0.73 % within Total segment, Lightpath Technologies Inc improwed its market share within this segment to 0.32 %.



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*Market share is not actual measurement, only performance comparison of companies which report and operate within the same segment.


LPTH's vs. Competition, Data

(Revenue and Income for Trailing 12 Months, in Millions of $, except Employees)



COMPANY NAME TICKER MARKET CAP REVENUES INCOME EMPLOYEES
Lightpath Technologies Inc LPTH 19 33 -5 342
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. AAOI 216 209 -45 3,054
Acacia Communications, Inc. ACIA 2,646 418 22 354
Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd. ALPINE 0 15 -4 132
Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd. ALPP 2 18 -6 132
Amplitech Group, Inc. AMPG 5 3 0 5
Arris International Plc ARRS 5,851 6,709 90 8,700
Coherent, Inc. COHR 3,818 1,557 126 0
Emcore Corp EMKR 84 88 -27 364
Finisar Corp FNSR 2,834 1,243 -43 13,000
Harmonic Inc HLIT 582 379 -28 1,244
Ii-vi Inc IIVI 2,212 1,362 108 0
Ipg Photonics Corp IPGP 7,257 1,329 289 5,030
Inphi Corp IPHI 2,776 333 -88 616
Lumentum Holdings Inc. LITE 4,208 1,565 -38 2,930
Lightwave Logic, Inc. LWLG 56 0 -6 10
Maxlinear Inc. MXL 1,587 340 -21 753
Neophotonics Corp NPTN 286 334 -36 1,783
Netgear, Inc NTGR 1,022 827 -5 1,008
Parkervision Inc PRKR 4 0 -16 45
Seachange International Inc SEAC 110 63 -34 286
Zoom Telephonics, Inc. ZMTP 16 33 -2 33
SUBTOTAL 35,588 16,858 231 39,821


             
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