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Universal Display announces financial results for second quarter 2016

Universal Display expects strong revenue growth in 2017, as new OLED production from the multi-year capital expenditure cycle is slated to start

4 Aug 2016 | Editor

Universal Display reported revenues of US$64.4 million, compared to revenues of US$58.1 million for the same quarter of 2015, an increase of 10.8%.

Material sales were US$22.3 million, down 8.3% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2015, primarily due to a US$2.0 million decline in host material sales.

Royalty and license fees were US$42.0 million, up from US$33.7 million in the 2nd quarter of 2015. The Company recognised US$37.5 million in Samsung Display licensing revenue in the 2nd quarter of 2016, up from US$30.0 million in the same quarter of 2015.

The Company's balance sheet remained strong, with cash and cash equivalents and investments of US$332.0 million as of June 30, 2016.

During the 2nd quarter, the Company added US$96.0 million in intangible assets in the form of intellectual property purchases and certain other assets from BASF, increasing the portfolio to more than 4,100 issued and pending patents worldwide. During the 2nd quarter, the Company generated US$36.2 million in operating cash flow.

Universal Display reports financial results
for Q2 2016 (US$ ,000)
2016
Q2
2015
Q2
2016
H1
2015
H1
Revenue - Materials 22.315 24,324 46,619 51.142
Revenue - Royalty and licences 42,018 33.733 47,360 38,108
Revenue - Technology dev 59 35 116 65
Operating expenses 30,367 62,851 57,440 92,365
Net (loss) Income 21,802 (11,771) 23,751 (10,457)
Net result per share - basic($) 0.46 (0.25) 0.51 (0.23)

While the OLED industry is still at a stage where many variables can have a material impact on its growth, based upon the most recent and best information on hand, the Company believes it is prudent to revise its 2016 revenues guidance. The Company now expects 2016 revenues to be in the range of US$190 million to US$200 million.

Sidney D. Rosenblatt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Display, said, "Our second quarter 2016 revenues and net income increased year-over-year, and we maintained our strong margin profile. We are confident that the underlying growth fundamentals of our long-term outlook remain robust, but near-term, we expect our revenue growth will be delayed by about six months,” said Sidney D. Rosenblatt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Display."
Sidney added, "We expect strong revenue growth in 2017. At that time, new OLED production from the multi-year capital expenditure cycle is slated to start contributing to our revenues. Ahead of this wave of high-volume capacity, we have been working to expand and broaden our team and core competencies to advance our strategic initiatives and increase our competitive edge. We expect these initiatives, along with new OLED capacity, coupled with our pipeline of new materials, new technologies and new agreements, to bolster our long-term growth plan."

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About Universal Display Corp

Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED) is a leader in developing and delivering state-of-the-art, organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies, materials and services to the display and lighting industries. Founded in 1994, the Company currently owns or has exclusive, co-exclusive or sole license rights with respect to more than 4,100 issued and pending patents worldwide.

Universal Display licenses its proprietary technologies, including its breakthrough high-efficiency UniversalPHOLED phosphorescent OLED technology that can enable the development of low power and eco-friendly displays and white lighting. The Company also develops and offers high-quality, state-of-the-art UniversalPHOLED materials that are recognized as key ingredients in the fabrication of OLEDs with peak performance. In addition, Universal Display delivers innovative and customized solutions to its clients and partners through technology transfer, collaborative technology development and on-site training.

Based in Ewing, New Jersey, with international offices in Ireland, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan, Universal Display works and partners with a network of world-class organizations, including Princeton University, the University of Southern California, the University of Michigan, and PPG Industries, Inc.

The Company has also established relationships with companies such as AU Optronics Corporation, BOE Technology, DuPont Displays, Inc., Innolux Corporation, Kaneka Corporation, Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc., LG Display Co., Ltd., Lumiotec, Inc., OLEDWorks LLC, OSRAM, Pioneer Corporation, Samsung Display Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd., Tianma Micro-electronics and Tohoku Pioneer Corporation.

Source: Universal Display Corp


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