Universal Display Corporation ( OLED Quick Quote OLED - Free Report) reported weak second-quarter 2022 results wherein both the bottom line and the top line missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. This was due to factors like macroeconomic uncertainty affecting consumer product demand cycles, capacity ramp schedules and production loading rates. Quarter Details
Net income during the reported quarter was $41.5 million or 87 cents per share compared with $40.5 million or 85 cents per share in the year-ago quarter, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 10 cents. Despite higher operating expenses, net income grew 2.4% from the prior-year quarter on top-line growth.
Revenues reported during the quarter were $136.6 million, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $150 million and growing 5.3 % from the prior-year quarter. The material sales segment reported revenues of $71.9 million compared with $77.4 million in the prior-year quarter, reflecting a decline of 7.2%. For the year, due to inflationary pressure, the company estimates material gross margins will be toward the lower end of the guidance range of 65% to 70%. The royalty and license fees generated revenues of $60.3 million compared with $48.2 million in the prior-year quarter, reflecting growth of 25%. The contract research services generated revenues of $4.4 million, up 10.1% from $4 million in the prior-year quarter.
Gross profit in the second quarter was $109.3 million compared with $101.7 million, implying growth of 7.5%. Operating income during the quarter was $53.3 million compared with $49.9 million in the prior-year quarter, implying a rise of 6.9%. Total operating expenses during the quarter were $56 million, up from $51.8 million.
Cash Flow & Liquidity
During the first six months of 2022, Universal Display generated $86.1 million from operating activities compared with $59.1 million in the prior-year period. As of Jun 30, 2022, the company had $213.9 million in cash and cash equivalents and $80.7 in other liabilities.
For 2022, Universal Display currently expects revenues to be approximately $600 million, plus or minus $10 million, down from earlier expectations of $625 million and $650 owing to lower demand trends driven by inflationary pressures and a challenging macroeconomic environment.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Universal Display currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
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