Finisar Furlough Queried

The company appears to have shut for the holidays, fueling some New Year's Eve financial musings

December 31, 2003

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Finisar Furlough Queried

The week between Christmas and New Year's is vacation time for many folk. It may also be time for some furtive company shutdowns -- when corporate bigwigs aim to save costs by quietly suspending business operations. After all, with most people's minds on eggnog and mistletoe, who'd be the wiser?

At least one analyst thinks the tactic could pay off. Shaw Wu of AmTech Research writes in a note today that SAN/LAN component maker Finisar Corp. (Nasdaq: FNSR) appears to be "in the midst of a firm-wide holiday lockdown with the exception of key revenue-generating employees."

Finisar had the answering machine on; no one could be reached in person to verify or deny. But Wu notes that if it's true the company's taken a temporary powder, the cost savings could make a dent of as much as $1 million in the company's operating expenses, which he estimates will be about $21.3 million for the January quarter.

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