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Universal Display Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

EWING, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Universal Display Corporation (OLED), enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

“We are pleased to report another outstanding quarter of solid results,” said Sidney D. Rosenblatt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Display. “During the quarter, momentum in the OLED industry continued to grow, from the launch of new flagship OLED smartphones, to increasing demand for OLED TVs, to announced launch plans for the world’s first foldable OLED display product. It is exciting to see the consumer market’s broadening embrace of OLEDs in a myriad of products, including wearables, smartphones, IT, automotive, TVs, as well as the emergence of OLED lighting.”

Rosenblatt continued, “We believe that OLEDs are fast becoming a requirement for the best consumer display products around the world. As a leading enabler in the ecosystem, we believe that our proprietary phosphorescent materials and technologies are key to unlocking the performance, value, and power efficiency of OLEDs.”

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2017

  • Total revenue increased 104% to $61.7 million in the third quarter, compared with $30.2 million in the third quarter of 2016, driven by higher material sales as well as royalty and license fees.
  • Revenue from material sales increased 100% to $47.0 million in the third quarter, compared with $23.5 million in the third quarter of 2016, due to an increase in phosphorescent emitter sales.
  • Revenue from royalty and license fees increased 131% to $12.0 million in the third quarter, compared with $5.2 million in the third quarter of 2016.
  • Operating income increased by $18.8 million to $15.8 million in the third quarter, compared with an operating loss of $3.0 million in the third quarter of 2016.
  • Net income increased by $15.0 million to $13.5 million or $0.28 per diluted share in the third quarter, compared with a net loss of $1.5 million or $0.03 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2016.

Financial Highlights for the First Nine Months of 2017

  • Total revenue increased 77% to $219.8 million in the first nine months, compared with $124.3 million in the first nine months of 2016, driven by higher material sales as well as royalty and license fees.
  • Revenue from material sales increased 100% to $140.5 million in the first nine months, compared with $70.1 million in the first nine months of 2016, due to an increase in phosphorescent emitter sales.
  • Revenue from royalty and license fees increased 38% to $72.7 million in the first nine months, compared with $52.6 million in the first nine months of 2016.
  • Operating income increased by $54.7 million to $88.4 million in the first nine months, compared with $33.7 million in the first nine months of 2016.
  • Net income increased by $48.8 million to $71.1 million or $1.49 per diluted share in the first nine months, compared with $22.3 million or $0.47 per diluted share in the first nine months of 2016.

2017 Guidance

Although the OLED industry is still at an early state where many variables can have a material impact on its growth, and the Company thus caveats its financial guidance accordingly, the Company believes that its revenues will be in the range of $310 million to $320 million for fiscal 2017.

Dividend

The Company also announced a fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.03 per share on the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on December 29, 2017, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 15, 2017.

Conference Call Information

In conjunction with this release, Universal Display will host a conference call on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The live webcast of the conference call can be accessed under the events page of the Company's Investor Relations website at ir.oled.com. Those wishing to participate in the live call should dial 1-877-524-8416 (toll-free) or 1-412-902-1028. Please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. An online archive of the webcast will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call.

Universal Display Corporation (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 4,500 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 solid-state 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.

Headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey, with international offices in China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, and wholly-owned subsidiary Adesis, Inc. based in New Castle, Delaware, 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., EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Limited, Innolux Corporation, Japan Display Inc., 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. To learn more about Universal Display Corporation, please visit http://www.oled.com.

Universal Display Corporation and the Universal Display Corporation logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Universal Display Corporation. All other company, brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks.

All statements in this document that are not historical, such as those relating to Universal Display Corporation’s technologies and potential applications of those technologies, the Company’s expected results and future declaration of dividends, as well as the growth of the OLED market and the Company’s opportunities in that market, are forward-looking financial statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements in this document, as they reflect Universal Display Corporation’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in greater detail in Universal Display Corporation’s periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, in particular, the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Universal Display Corporation’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. Universal Display Corporation disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained in this document.

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UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

September 30, 2017 December 31, 2016
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 69,153 $ 139,365
Short-term investments 296,282 188,644
Accounts receivable 43,256 24,994
Inventory 32,733 17,314
Deferred income taxes 8,661
Other current assets 9,227 6,392
Total current assets 450,651 385,370

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net of accumulated depreciation of $35,087 and $32,167

49,358 27,203

ACQUIRED TECHNOLOGY, net of accumulated amortization of $86,162 and $70,714

136,679 152,127
OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net of accumulated amortization of $1,652 and $615 15,188 16,225
GOODWILL 15,535 15,535
INVESTMENTS 14,794 14,960
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 44,618 15,832
OTHER ASSETS 347 307
TOTAL ASSETS $ 727,170 $ 627,559
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable $ 13,780 $ 8,112
Accrued expenses 20,694 19,845
Deferred revenue 10,603 10,282
Other current liabilities 1,199 1,967
Total current liabilities 46,276 40,206
DEFERRED REVENUE 25,658 31,322
RETIREMENT PLAN BENEFIT LIABILITY 32,226 27,563
Total liabilities 104,160 99,091
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized, 200,000 shares of Series A Nonconvertible Preferred Stock issued and outstanding (liquidation value of $7.50 per share or $1,500)

2 2
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 48,466,087 and 48,270,990 shares issued, and 47,108,224 and 46,913,127 shares outstanding, at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively 485 483
Additional paid-in capital 606,415 604,364
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) 67,725 (25,557 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (11,459 ) (10,666 )
Treasury stock, at cost (1,357,863 shares at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016) (40,158 ) (40,158 )
Total shareholders’ equity 623,010 528,468
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 727,170 $ 627,559

UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2017 2016 2017 2016
REVENUE:
Material sales $ 47,041 $ 23,465 $ 140,506 $ 70,084
Royalty and license fees 12,013 5,209 72,705 52,569
Contract research services 2,629 1,540 6,551 1,656
Total revenue 61,683 30,214 219,762 124,309
COST OF SALES 13,465 6,458 37,762 17,194
Gross margin 48,218 23,756 182,000 107,115
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Research and development 11,596 10,118 34,099 31,562
Selling, general and administrative 11,695 8,465 31,611 22,728
Amortization of acquired technology and other intangible assets 5,498 5,461 16,485 11,039
Patent costs 1,875 1,900 5,096 4,476
Royalty and license expense 1,764 815 6,342 3,656
Total operating expenses 32,428 26,759 93,633 73,461
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) 15,790 (3,003 ) 88,367 33,654
Interest income, net 861 568 2,328 1,544
Other income (expense), net 6 (68 ) (7 ) (1,982 )
Interest and other income, net 867 500 2,321 (438 )
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES 16,657 (2,503 ) 90,688 33,216
INCOME TAX BENEFIT (EXPENSE) (3,137 ) 1,003 (19,616 ) (10,965 )
NET INCOME (LOSS) $ 13,520 $ (1,500 ) $ 71,072 $ 22,251
NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:
BASIC $ 0.28 $ (0.03 ) $ 1.50 $ 0.47
DILUTED $ 0.28 $ (0.03 ) $ 1.49 $ 0.47
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN COMPUTING NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:
BASIC 46,801,051 46,947,621 46,716,726 46,889,913
DILUTED 46,871,720 46,947,621 46,793,429 47,015,262
CASH DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.03 $ $ 0.09 $

UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Nine Months Ended September 30,
2017 2016
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $ 71,072 $ 22,251
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Amortization of deferred revenue (7,206 ) (5,281 )
Depreciation 3,638 3,002
Amortization of intangibles 16,485 11,039
Amortization of premium and discount on investments, net (2,055 ) (1,316 )
Stock-based compensation to employees 8,467 8,231
Stock-based compensation to Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board 1,890 1,273
Change in earnout liability recorded for Adesis acquisition 509
Deferred income tax expense 6,804 4,726
Retirement plan expense 3,214 3,004
Decrease (increase) in assets:
Accounts receivable (18,262 ) 3,723
Inventory (15,419 ) (3,249 )
Other current assets (2,835 ) (4,977 )
Other assets (40 ) (249 )
Increase (decrease) in liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 3,904 (5,134 )
Other current liabilities (768 ) (5 )
Deferred revenue 1,863 3,296
Net cash provided by operating activities 71,261 40,334
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchases of property and equipment (23,221 ) (4,361 )
Purchases of intangibles (95,989 )
Purchase of business, net of cash acquired (33,163 )
Purchases of investments (456,264 ) (380,260 )
Proceeds from sale of investments 351,024 434,683
Net cash used in investing activities (128,461 ) (79,090 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 529 317
Proceeds from the exercise of common stock options 29 182
Payment of withholding taxes related to stock-based compensation to employees (9,330 ) (4,840 )
Cash dividends paid (4,240 )
Net cash used in financing activities (13,012 ) (4,341 )
DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (70,212 ) (43,097 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD 139,365 97,513
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD $ 69,153 $ 54,416
The following non-cash activities occurred:
Unrealized (gain) loss on available-for-sale securities $ (117 ) $ 256

Common stock issued to Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board that was earned and accrued for in a previous period

300 300
Common stock issued to employees that was earned and accrued for in a previous period 174 1,105
Net change in accounts payable and accrued expenses related to purchases of property and equipment 2,572 133
Earnout liability recorded for Adesis acquisition 1,510

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