Optium Corp.

Chalfont, Penn. • (215) 712-6200 • www.optium.com

Exchange and Ticker: Nasdaq: OPTM

Filing Range: 5.2M shares @ $13.50 to $15.50

Offering Price: $17.50

Close on First Day: $19.60

Offering Size: $91M

Shares Outstanding: 25.3M

Underwriters: Morgan Stanley/Credit Suisse

Co-managers: Cowen & Co./Jefferies & Co. Inc.

Company Counsel: Goodwin Procter

Manager Counsel: Davis Polk & Wardwell

Auditor: Ernst & Young

Market Capitalization on 10/31/06: $508.5M

Close price at current month end: $20.10


The company develops optical components for fiber optic networks and is a supplier of optical subsystems for use in telecommunications and cable TV network systems. The company has developed proprietary technology and products that enable transmission, reception and switching functionality for high-bandwidth, intelligent optical networking applications. The company produces a suite of optical subsystems including transceivers and transmitters. The company has also recently launched a reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer, or ROADM that enables wavelength processing, or DWP, which it refers to as DWP ROADM. The competition includes Fujitsu, Intel, Opnext, Agilent, Finisar, JDSU and Emcore.

Venture Backers

Battery Ventures, Lee Munder Venture Partners, TPG Ventures, Corning Innovation Ventures, Dominion Ventures, TL Ventures

Source: Thomson Financial