Universal Display Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

EWING, N.J.--()--Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL), enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, today announced its results for the second quarter of 2012.

For the second quarter of 2012, the Company reported net income of $11.0 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, on revenues of $30.0 million. For the second quarter of 2011, the Company reported net income of $3.3 million, or a loss of $0.03 per diluted share, on revenues of $11.3 million. In the second quarter of 2012, the Company recognized $15.0 million in revenue under a licensing agreement with Samsung Display Corporation (SDC, and formerly Samsung Mobile Display) under which SDC is obligated to make payments to the Company of $15.0 million in each of the second and fourth quarters of this year. Results for the second quarter of 2011 included a $4.5 million, non-cash gain on stock warrant liability.

“We are pleased to report the best quarterly financial results in our Company’s history,” said Sidney D. Rosenblatt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Display. “The significant increase in licensing revenue and a near doubling of material sales in the quarter reflect the growth of our OLED technology. Looking at the first half of the year, we generated over $9.2 million in operating cash flow, while improving operating income by over $15.0 million on a $21.8 million increase in revenues compared to the first half of fiscal 2011. We believe our financial performance illustrates our success in leveraging our proprietary technology and materials and OLED industry leadership to provide attractive returns for our shareholders.”

Second Quarter Results

Revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $30.0 million, a 166 percent increase compared to revenues of $11.3 million in the same quarter of 2011. Material sales were $12.8 million in the quarter, up 92 percent from $6.7 million in the second quarter of 2011, as a result of expanded marketplace adoption of our technology and materials. Royalty and license fees were $15.4 million in the second quarter of 2012, up 479 percent compared to $2.7 million in the same quarter of 2011. Royalty and license revenue in the second quarter of 2012 included the recognition of a $15.0 million semi-annual license payment from SDC compared to $1.8 million of SDC royalty revenue in last year’s second quarter. Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $17.1 million compared to $12.3 million in the same quarter of 2011, primarily due to an increase in cost of materials, employee and research and development expenses. The Company reported operating income of $12.9 million for the second quarter of 2012, an improvement of $14.0 million compared to an operating loss of $1.1 million for the second quarter of 2011.

Cash provided by operating activities for the second quarter of 2012 was $11.2 million, compared to $223,000 for the second quarter of 2011.

The Company’s balance sheet remained strong, with cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $350.0 million as of June 30, 2012. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company used $4.0 million to fund an investment in Plextronics, and $105.0 million to purchase approximately 1,255 OLED patents and patent applications from Fujifilm Corporation.

First Six Months Results

Revenues for the first six months of 2012 were $42.6 million, a 104 percent increase from the first half of 2011. Material sales in the first half of the year were $23.4 million, an increase of 108 percent compared to material sales of $11.2 million in the first half of 2011. Operating income in the first half of 2012 was $11.4 million, or 27 percent of revenues. Operating income in the first half of 2012 increased over $15.0 million to $11.4 million compared to the operating loss of $3.8 million in the first half of 2011. For the first half of 2012, we reported net income of $9.7 million, or $0.21 cents per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $8.6 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the same period in 2011. The net loss in the first six months of 2011 included a $4.5 million loss on stock warrant liability.

Mr. Rosenblatt concluded, “We believe that the widespread adoption of OLED technology is creating growth opportunities for our innovative technologies and materials. We are investing strategically to add new capabilities in our existing, adjacent and developing OLED markets in a manner designed to build effectively on our materials and technologies where we have a leading industry position. We formed a strategic alliance to accelerate the development and commercialization of solution-based OLED material systems incorporating our PHOLED materials with our partners’ hole injection and hole transport materials. And, we most recently purchased approximately 1,255 OLED patents and patent applications. We believe that these actions clearly demonstrate our commitment to enhancing our portfolio of intellectual property and materials to extend our industry leadership and help accelerate the growth of the OLED market.”

GUIDANCE

The Company’s arrangement with SDC provides a substantial amount of visibility into its potential future financial performance. Although the OLED industry is still at a stage where many variables can have a material effect on growth, in an effort to increase our transparency, Universal Display is providing the following financial guidance. Again with the caveat that the OLED industry is still in an early stage, the Company believes that its revenues will be in the range of $90 million to $110 million for fiscal 2012.

In conjunction with this release, Universal Display will host a conference call, followed by a question and answer session, on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties may participate by calling 877-340-7912 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and referencing conference ID 3189414. A taped replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and will remain available through Wednesday, August 22, 2012. The number to call for the taped replay is 888-203-1112, and the conference PIN is 3189414.

The conference call will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet through a webcast on the Universal Display website. To access the call, please visit the Events portion of the website at www.universaldisplay.com. An online archive of the webcast will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call.

About Universal Display Corporation

Universal Display Corporation (PANL) 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 2,700 issued and pending patents worldwide, including those acquired from Fujifilm. 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. To learn more about Universal Display, please visit www.universaldisplay.com.

Universal Display Corporation and the Universal Display 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, are forward-looking 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, 2011. Universal Display Corporation disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained in this document.

 

UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except for share and per share data)
 
June 30, December 31,
  2012     2011  
 
ASSETS
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 159,599 $ 111,795
Short-term investments 190,417 234,294
Accounts receivable 9,580 10,727
Inventory 8,571 3,843
Other current assets   3,902     1,645  
Total current assets 372,069 362,304
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net 12,011 10,884
ACQUIRED TECHNOLOGY, net 380 391
INVESTMENTS 1,172 -
OTHER ASSETS 289 299
   
TOTAL ASSETS $ 385,921   $ 373,878  
 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable $ 7,071 $ 4,776
Accrued expenses 7,920 9,020
Deferred revenue 5,338 5,534
Other current liabilities   589     187  
Total current liabilities 20,918 19,517
DEFERRED REVENUE 3,568 3,874
RETIREMENT PLAN BENEFIT LIABILITY 8,543 8,260
   
Total liabilities   33,029     31,651  
 
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, 46,453,060 and 46,113,296 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

465 461
Additional paid-in capital 562,152 561,492
Accumulated deficit (204,128 ) (213,871 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (5,599 ) (5,857 )
   
Total shareholders' equity 352,892 342,227
   
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 385,921   $ 373,878  
 
UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except for share and per share data)
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
  2012     2011  
 
REVENUE:
Material sales $ 12,848 $ 6,681
Royalty and license fees 15,435 2,665
Technology development and support revenue   1,704     1,906  
Total revenue   29,987     11,252  
 
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Cost of material sales 1,611 142
Research and development 7,236 5,551
Selling, general and administrative 5,189 4,496
Patent costs 2,255 1,915
Royalty and license expense   786     218  
Total operating expenses   17,077     12,322  
 
Operating income (loss) 12,910 (1,070 )
INTEREST INCOME 357 184
INTEREST EXPENSE (18 ) (8 )
GAIN ON STOCK WARRANT LIABILITY - 4,496
   
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE 13,249 3,602
 
INCOME TAX EXPENSE (2,285 ) (289 )
   
NET INCOME $ 10,964   $ 3,313  
 
NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:
BASIC $ 0.24   $ 0.07  
DILUTED $ 0.23   $ (0.03 )
 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN COMPUTING NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:

BASIC   45,953,312     45,024,373  
DILUTED   46,857,309     45,201,175  
 
UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except for share and per share data)
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
  2012     2011  
 
REVENUE:
Material sales $ 23,377 $ 11,218
Royalty and license fees 15,857 5,334
Technology development and support revenue   3,373     4,301  
Total revenue   42,607     20,853  
 
OPERATING EXPENSES:

Cost of material sales

2,699 245
Research and development 13,897 12,106
Selling, general and administrative 9,486 8,368
Patent costs 4,123 3,528
Royalty and license expense   1,036     420  
Total operating expenses   31,241     24,667  
 
Operating income (loss) 11,366 (3,814 )
INTEREST INCOME 714 280
INTEREST EXPENSE (38 ) (18 )
LOSS ON STOCK WARRANT LIABILITY - (4,430 )
   
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT) 12,042 (7,982 )
 
INCOME TAX EXPENSE (2,299 ) (586 )
   
NET INCOME (LOSS) $ 9,743   $ (8,568 )
 
NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:
BASIC $ 0.21   $ (0.20 )
DILUTED $ 0.21   $ (0.20 )
 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES USED IN COMPUTING NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:

BASIC   45,871,166     41,977,113  
DILUTED   46,896,898     41,977,113  
 
UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
(in thousands)
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
  2012     2011  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income (loss) $ 9,743 $ (8,568 )

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Amortization of deferred revenue (1,837 ) (1,479 )
Depreciation 927 734
Amortization of intangibles 29 19
Amortization of premium and discount on investments, net (437 ) (166 )
Stock-based employee compensation 1,951 2,151
Stock-based non-employee compensation - 2
Non-cash expense under a materials agreement - 9

Stock-based compensation to Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board

437 718
Loss on stock warrant liability - 4,430
Retirement plan benefit expense 777 763
Increase (decrease) in assets:
Accounts receivable 1,147 707
Inventory (4,728 ) (459 )
Other current assets (2,257 ) (395 )
Other assets 10 (107 )
Increase in liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,899 1,836
Other current liabilities 205 -
Deferred revenue 1,335 1,645
   
Net cash provided by operating activities   9,201     1,840  
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of property and equipment (2,054 ) (1,510 )
Purchase of intangibles (18 ) (440 )
Purchase of investments (177,449 ) (253,904 )
Proceeds from sale of investments 220,552 45,500
   
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   41,031     (210,354 )
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock 137 249,822
Proceeds from the exercise of common stock options and warrants 943 7,543
Payment of withholding taxes related to stock-based employee compensation (3,508 ) (3,980 )
   
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (2,428 )   253,385  
 
INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 47,804 44,871
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD 111,795 20,369
   
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD $ 159,599   $ 65,240  

Contacts

Universal Display Corporation
Investor Relations:
Gregory FCA
Joe Hassett, 610-228-2110
joeh@gregoryfca.com
or
Media Contact:
Gregory FCA
Matt McLoughlin, 610-228-2123
matt@gregoryfca.com

Release Summary

Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL) today announced its results for the second quarter of 2012.

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Contacts

Universal Display Corporation
Investor Relations:
Gregory FCA
Joe Hassett, 610-228-2110
joeh@gregoryfca.com
or
Media Contact:
Gregory FCA
Matt McLoughlin, 610-228-2123
matt@gregoryfca.com