| Applied Optoelectronics provides fiber-optic networking products, for four networking end-markets: internet data center, cable television, telecommunications, and fiber-to-the-home. Co. designs and manufactures a range of optical communications products at varying levels of integration, from components, subassemblies and modules to complete turn-key equipment. Co.'s components often incorporate one or more of its optical laser chips inside a precision housing that provides mechanical protection as well as standardized electrical contacts. Other optical components may also include optical filters or other optical elements by which optical signals are routed internally within the component. We show 45 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AAOI's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of AAOI shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AAOI versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AAOI by allowing them to research AAOI shares outstanding history
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