Universal Display Corporation Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

May 3, 2018

EWING, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED), enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

“We believe that we are on the right path for long-term growth, long-term market leadership, and long-term profitability,” said Sidney D. Rosenblatt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Display. “Over the last decade, OLEDs have penetrated an estimated 10%+ of the consumer electronics display market. This, we believe, is just the beginning of the technology’s promising potential as panel makers further improve OLED mobile’s competitiveness, OLED TVs continue to gain market share, and foldable development work accelerates.”

Rosenblatt continued, “With respect to the multi-year OLED capex growth cycle we are in, while we are seeing some capacity digestion this year, we also believe there is a significant amount of capacity being built. The first half of the year is being impacted by the soft premium smartphone market, but in the second half, we expect to see a pick-up in OLED panel demand. As new OLED capacity ramps, we continue to expect 2019 to be a meaningful year of growth. Based on current production timelines, we expect the installed capacity base, as measured in square meters, to increase by approximately 50% by the end of 2019, as compared to the end of 2017.”

Financial Highlights for the First Quarter of 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, we adopted ASC Topic 606 using the “modified retrospective” approach, meaning the standard was applied only to the financial results of the first quarter of 2018 with a cumulative adjustment to retained earnings. Under this transition method, we applied the standard only to contracts that were not complete at the initial adoption date.

  • Total revenue decreased 22% to $43.6 million in the first quarter of 2018, compared with $55.6 million in the first quarter of 2017, driven by lower material sales, partially offset by higher royalty and license fees. The Company believes that these results were due to three factors: First, the premium smartphone market declined faster and to a greater extent than anticipated. The Company believes that this resulted in weaker-than-expected material sales demand for OLED panels. The second factor was ASC Topic 606. Under ASC Topic 605, total revenue would have been $68.2 million in the first quarter of 2018. And thirdly, the Company believes that there were material inventory pre-purchases that occurred in 2017.
  • Revenue from material sales decreased 46% to $25.3 million in the first quarter, compared with $46.6 million in the first quarter of 2017. The Company believes that the decline was due to weaker-than-expected material sales demand for OLED panels, resulting from the softness in the premium smartphone market, and the estimated material inventory pre-purchases that occurred in 2017.
  • Revenue from royalty and license fees increased 126% to $15.9 million in the first quarter, compared with $7.0 million in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Cost of materials decreased 53% to $5.7 million in the first quarter, compared with $12.1 million in the first quarter of 2017. Cost of materials was not affected by the adoption of ASC Topic 606.
  • Operating income decreased by $7.6 million to $4.5 million in the first quarter, compared with $12.1 million in the first quarter of 2017. Under ASC Topic 605, operating income would have been $29.2 million in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Net income decreased by $4.4 million to $6.0 million or $0.13 per diluted share in the first quarter, compared with $10.4 million or $0.22 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2017. Under ASC Topic 605, net income would have been $25.9 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2018.
 

Revenue Comparison

 
($ in thousands) Three Months Ended March 31,
2018     2017
Material sales $ 25,250 $ 46,637
Royalty and license fees 15,911 7,025
Contract research services   2,411   1,904
Total revenue $ 43,572 $ 55,566
 
 

Cost of Materials Comparison

 
($ thousands) Three Months Ended March 31,
2018   2017
Material sales $ 25,250 $ 46,637
Cost of material sales   5,690   12,099
Gross margin on material sales 19,560 34,538
Gross margin as a % of material sales 77 % 74 %
 
         

Topic 606 versus 605 Adjusted Results

For the three-months ended March 31, 2018 (in thousands)

As reported Adjustment

Balances without
adoption of Topic
606

Revenue $ 43,572 $ 24,653 $ 68,225
Gross margin 36,114 24,653 60,767
Operating income 4,519 24,653 29,172
Net income 5,959 19,969 25,928
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.13 $ 0.43 $ 0.55
 

2018 Revised 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 now believes that its revenue will be in the range of $280 million to $310 million for fiscal 2018. Both the initial guidance and this revised guidance were prepared utilizing accounting standard ASC Topic 606. Under the prior accounting standard ASC Topic 605, the Company estimates that its 2018 revenues would be approximately 10% to 15% higher.

Dividend

The Company also announced a second quarter cash dividend of $0.06 per share on the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on June 29, 2018 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 15, 2018.

Conference Call Information

In conjunction with this release, Universal Display will host a conference call on Thursday, May 3, 2018 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, and reference conference ID 13678687. 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.

About Universal Display Corporation

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 4,500 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, Govisionox Optoelectronics, Innolux Corporation, Japan Display Inc., Kaneka Corporation, Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc., LG Display Co., Ltd., Lumiotec, Inc., OLEDWorks LLC, OSRAM, Pioneer Corporation, Royole Corporation, Samsung Display Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, 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, 2017. 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)

   
March 31, 2018

December 31, 2017

ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 177,154 $ 132,840
Short-term investments 280,103 287,446
Accounts receivable 22,768 52,355
Inventory 53,638 36,265
Other current assets   14,301   10,276
Total current assets 547,964 519,182

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net of accumulated depreciation of $38,525 and $36,368

58,428 56,450
ACQUIRED TECHNOLOGY, net of accumulated amortization of $96,461 and $91,312 126,380 131,529
OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net of accumulated amortization of $2,342 and $2,000 14,498 14,840
GOODWILL 15,535 15,535
INVESTMENTS 14,794
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 29,944 27,022
OTHER ASSETS   2,391   604
TOTAL ASSETS $ 795,140 $ 779,956
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable $ 10,434 $ 13,774
Accrued expenses 29,033 35,019
Deferred revenue 59,736 14,981
Other current liabilities   25   50
Total current liabilities 99,228 63,824
DEFERRED REVENUE 19,500 23,902
RETIREMENT PLAN BENEFIT LIABILITY   33,763   33,176
Total liabilities   152,491   120,902
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, 48,574,065 and 48,476,034 shares issued, and 47,212,428 and 47,118,171 shares outstanding, at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively 486 485
Additional paid-in capital 609,404 611,063
Retained earnings 84,360 99,126
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (10,968 ) (11,464 )

Treasury stock, at cost (1,361,637 and 1,357,863 shares at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively)

  (40,635 )   (40,158 )
Total shareholders’ equity   642,649   659,054
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 795,140 $ 779,956
 
 

UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
2018   2017
REVENUE $ 43,572 $ 55,566
COST OF SALES   7,458   12,987
Gross margin 36,114 42,579
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Research and development 12,357 11,818
Selling, general and administrative 10,791 10,077
Amortization of acquired technology and other intangible assets 5,491 5,492
Patent costs 1,725 1,547
Royalty and license expense   1,231   1,587
Total operating expenses   31,595   30,521
OPERATING INCOME 4,519 12,058
Interest income, net 1,271 671
Other expense, net   (47 )   (19 )
Interest and other expense, net   1,224   652
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 5,743 12,710
INCOME TAX BENEFIT (EXPENSE)   216   (2,345 )
NET INCOME $ 5,959 $ 10,365
NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE:
BASIC $ 0.13 $ 0.22
DILUTED $ 0.13 $ 0.22

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

BASIC 46,783,158 46,661,559
DILUTED 46,848,798 46,742,894
CASH DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.06 $ 0.03
 
 

UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
2018   2017
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $ 5,959 $ 10,365
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Amortization of deferred revenue (12,589 ) (2,690 )
Depreciation 2,172 1,210
Amortization of intangibles 5,491 5,492
Amortization of premium and discount on investments, net (966 ) (562 )
Stock-based compensation to employees 2,776 3,141
Stock-based compensation to Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board 897 709
Earnout liability recorded for Adesis acquisition 294
Deferred income tax expense 72 1,049
Retirement plan expense 1,126 1,005
Decrease (increase) in assets:
Accounts receivable 29,587 (11,327 )
Inventory (17,373 ) 646
Other current assets (4,025 ) 616
Other assets (177 ) 92
Increase (decrease) in liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (4,441 ) (8,283 )
Other current liabilities (25 ) (219 )
Deferred revenue   30,331   106
Net cash provided by operating activities   38,815   1,644
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchases of property and equipment (8,733 ) (631 )
Purchases of investments (123,375 ) (170,136 )
Proceeds from sale of investments   146,546   130,647
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   14,438   (40,120 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 201 159
Repurchase of common stock (477 )
Proceeds from the exercise of common stock options 24
Payment of withholding taxes related to stock-based compensation to employees (5,832 ) (3,541 )
Cash dividends paid   (2,831 )   (1,414 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (8,939 )   (4,772 )
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 44,314 (43,248 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD   132,840   139,365
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD $ 177,154 $ 96,117
The following non-cash activities occurred:
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities $ 69 $ (23 )

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
Net change in accounts payable and accrued expenses related to purchases of property and equipment 4,583 1,928
 

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