After the optical networking company announced fiscal first quarter results that exceeded expectations, shares of Ciena Corp. , +3.65% surged 9.6% to a 6-month high in premarket trades Monday. This was due to strong performance in its networking platforms business. From $45.8million, which was 29 cents per share in the previous year, net income rose to $76.2 million or 51 cents per share for the quarter ended Jan. 28. Nonrecurring items excluded, adjusted earnings per share were 64 cents higher than the FactSet consensus of 36 Cents. Revenue rose 25.1% to $1.06 Billion, exceeding the FactSet consensus at $959.4 Million. The revenue from networking platforms increased 36.5%, to $855.1 Million. Global services revenue decreased 9.0% to $112.6 Million. “We achieved record revenue in our first quarter. This is due to continued improvement in the supply chain and strong customer demand for market-leading technology,” stated Gary Smith, Chief Executive. Over the last three months, the stock has risen 10.7%, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.27%, has gained 2.7%.