Coherent (COHR)

Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is a global provider of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial and industrial customers. Its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and is part of the Russell 1000 and Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index.

Company profile

Andreas Mattes
Fiscal year end
Nufibre Pty Ltd. • Coherent Canada Inc. • Coherent (Beijing) Commercial Company Ltd. • Coherent Nanjing Laser Co. Ltd. • Nanjing Eastern Technologies Co., Ltd. • Rofin-Baasel China Company, Ltd. • Coherent France SAS • CBL Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH • Coherent (Deutschland) GmbH • Coherent Germany GmbH ...
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COHR stock data


11 May 22
17 May 22
1 Oct 22
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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
14 Dec 21 Mattes Andreas W Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 263.44 19,219 5.06M 33,924
14 Dec 21 Sobey Mark Stewart Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 263.44 16,959 4.47M 35,421
14 Dec 21 DiMarco Bret Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F Yes No 263.44 12,974 3.42M 39,730
14 Dec 21 Palatnik Kevin S. Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 263.44 6,576 1.73M 43,711
15 Nov 21 Palatnik Kevin S. Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 258.45 2,494 644.57K 50,287
88.9% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 276 274 +0.7%
Opened positions 23 18 +27.8%
Closed positions 21 38 -44.7%
Increased positions 78 83 -6.0%
Reduced positions 111 110 +0.9%
13F shares Current Prev Q Change
Total value 5.88B 5.07B +16.0%
Total shares 22.06M 20.26M +8.9%
Total puts 504.6K 452.42K +11.5%
Total calls 348.9K 357.1K -2.3%
Total put/call ratio 1.4 1.3 +14.2%
Largest owners Shares Value Change
Vanguard 2.3M $614.35M +0.6%
BLK Blackrock 2.16M $575.97M +2.0%
GS Goldman Sachs 1.8M $479.59M +268.1%
Pentwater Capital Management 1.4M $373.69M -8.7%
BAC Bank Of America 880.55K $234.7M -6.0%
Westchester Capital Management 797.69K $212.62M -3.4%
Magnetar Financial 683.03K $182.06M +1.7%
STT State Street 616.24K $164.25M +2.6%
Alpine Associates Management 591.98K $157.79M -5.5%
NA National Bank of Canada 439K $117.01M NEW
Largest transactions Shares Bought/sold Change
GS Goldman Sachs 1.8M +1.31M +268.1%
NA National Bank of Canada 439K +439K NEW
Norges Bank 230.28K +230.28K NEW
Omni Event Management 194.1K +194.1K NEW
Omni Partners US 0 -136.03K EXIT
Pentwater Capital Management 1.4M -134K -8.7%
BMO Bank of Montreal 133.96K +131.93K +6515.1%
Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. 144.8K -98.73K -40.5%
Berry Street Capital Management 234.38K +96.88K +70.5%
Water Island Capital 267.46K -85.35K -24.2%

Financial report summary

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  • The Merger could divert management's attention, disrupt our relationships with third parties and employees and result in negative publicity or legal proceedings, any of which could negatively impact our operating results and ongoing business.
  • While the II-VI Merger Agreement is in effect, we are subject to certain interim covenants.
  • After the Merger, our stockholders will have a significantly lower ownership and voting interest in II-VI than they currently have in Coherent and will exercise less influence over management.
  • The rights of our stockholders will change as a result of the Merger.
  • After completion of the Merger, II-VI may fail to realize the anticipated benefits and cost savings of the Merger, which could adversely affect the value of II-VI common stock.
  • Our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related private and public sector responses to the pandemic.
  • Our operating results and stock price have varied in the past and will continue to be subject to fluctuations in the future based upon numerous factors, including those discussed in this Item 1A and throughout this report.
  • We participate in the microelectronics market, which requires significant research and development expenses to develop and maintain products and a failure to achieve market acceptance for our products could have a significant negative impact on our business and results of operations.
  • We participate in the flat panel display market, which has a relatively limited number of end customer manufacturers. Our backlog, timing of net sales and results of operations could be negatively impacted in the event we face any significant periods with few or no orders or our customers reschedule or cancel orders.
  • Some of our laser systems are complex in design and may contain defects that are not detected until deployed by our customers, which could increase our costs and reduce our net sales.
  • Continued volatility in the advanced packaging and semiconductor manufacturing markets could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.
  • Our future success depends on our ability to increase our sales volumes and decrease our costs to offset potential declines in the average selling prices of our products and, if we are unable to realize greater sales volumes and lower costs, our operating results may suffer.
  • We face risks associated with our worldwide operations and sales that could harm our financial condition and results of operations.
  • We depend on skilled personnel to operate our business effectively in a rapidly changing market, and if we are unable to retain existing or hire additional personnel when needed, or manage transitions among members of our leadership team, our ability to develop and sell our products could be harmed.
  • The long sales cycles for many of our products may cause us to incur significant expenses without offsetting net sales.
  • The markets in which we sell our products are intensely competitive and increased competition could cause reduced sales levels, reduced gross margins or the loss of market share.
  • If we fail to accurately forecast component and material requirements for our products, we could incur additional costs and incur significant delays in shipments, which could result in a loss of customers.
  • Our reliance on contract manufacturing and outsourcing may adversely impact our financial results and operations due to our decreased control over the performance and timing of certain aspects of our manufacturing.
  • If we fail to effectively manage our growth or, alternatively, our spending during downturns, our business could be disrupted, which could harm our operating results.
  • Our market is unpredictable and characterized by rapid technological changes and evolving standards demanding a significant investment in research and development, and, if we fail to address changing market conditions, our business and operating results will be harmed.
  • Our future success depends on our ability to develop and successfully introduce new and enhanced products that meet the needs of our customers.
  • Our and our customers' operations would be seriously harmed if our logistics or facilities or those of our suppliers, our customers' suppliers or our contract manufacturers were to experience catastrophic loss.
  • We may not be able to integrate the business of completed or future acquisitions successfully with our own, realize the anticipated benefits of such acquisitions or manage our expanded operations, any of which would adversely affect our results of operations.
  • Historically, acquisitions have been an important element of our strategy. However, we may not find suitable acquisition candidates in the future and we may not be able to successfully integrate and manage acquired businesses. Any acquisitions we make could disrupt our business and harm our financial condition.
  • Our indebtedness following the Rofin merger is substantially greater than our indebtedness prior to the merger. This increased level of indebtedness could adversely affect us, including by decreasing our business flexibility, and will increase our borrowing costs.
  • If our goodwill or intangible assets become impaired, we may be required to record a significant charge to earnings.
  • Our cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments are managed through various banks around the world and volatility in the capital and credit market conditions could cause financial institutions to fail or materially harm service levels provided by such banks, both of which could have an adverse impact on our ability to timely access funds.
  • We are exposed to credit risk and fluctuations in the market values of our investment portfolio.
  • If we are unable to protect our proprietary technology, our competitive advantage could be harmed.
  • We have been and may, in the future, be subject to claims or litigation from third parties, for claims of infringement of their proprietary rights or to determine the scope and validity of our proprietary rights or the proprietary rights of competitors or other rights holders. These claims could result in costly litigation and the diversion of our technical and management personnel. Adverse resolution of litigation may harm our operating results or financial condition.
  • Our information systems are subject to attacks, interruptions and failures.
  • Difficulties with our enterprise resource planning system and other parts of our global information technology system could harm our business and results of operation. If our network security measures are breached and unauthorized access is obtained to a customer's data or our data or our information technology systems, we may incur significant legal and financial exposure and liabilities.
  • Changes in tax rates, tax liabilities or tax accounting rules could affect future results.
  • Governmental regulations, including tariffs and duties, affecting the import or export of products could negatively affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.
  • We use standard laboratory and manufacturing materials that could be considered hazardous and we could be liable for any damage or liability resulting from accidental environmental contamination or injury.
  • Compliance or the failure to comply with current and future environmental regulations could cause us significant expense.
  • Failure to maintain effective internal controls may cause a loss of investor confidence in the reliability of our financial statements or cause us to delay filing our periodic reports with the SEC and adversely affect our stock price.
  • We may face particular privacy, data security and data protection risks due to laws and regulations regulating the protection or security of personal and other sensitive data.
  • Violations of anti-bribery, anti-corruption, and/or international trade laws to which we are subject could negatively affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.
  • Provisions of our charter documents and Delaware law, and our Change of Control and Leadership Change Severance Plan, may have anti-takeover effects that could prevent or delay a change in control.
  • Our bylaws provide that the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware will be the exclusive forum for substantially all disputes between us and our stockholders, which could limit our stockholders' ability to obtain a different forum for disputes with us or our directors, officers or employees.
  • Worldwide economic conditions and related uncertainties could negatively impact demand for our products and results of operations.
  • We are exposed to lawsuits in the normal course of business which could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results, or financial condition.

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