Universal Display Corporation Will Benefit As OLED TV Prices Fall

OLED television prices are still expensive, but they're falling fast and will continue to do so the rest of this year. Here's how investors can profit.

Apr 3, 2014 at 6:37PM

When LG first released its first curved, 55-inch OLED television in stores last August, its picture wasn't the only stunning thing about it. That beautiful screen also came with a shocking $15,000 price tag, or more than enough to buy a reasonably nice car.

According to the Fool's Steve Symington in the video below, however, that high price was primarily due to painfully low manufacturing yields early on. Lucky for investors, that's changing quickly as OLED panel makers like LG Display (NYSE:LPL) and Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) Display iron out the kinks in their respective manufacturing processes.

In fact, here we are just eight months later, and the same 55-inch model from LG -- the 55EA9800, to be specific -- is currently selling for "just" $5,999 on Amazon.com. If you head over eBay, several sellers are currently offering sets new in the box for under $4,400. What's more, thanks to more recent developments, Steve says OLED TV prices are set to plunge even further by the end of this year.

From an investor's standpoint, he also thinks there's no better long-term play on the space than OLED specialist Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED), which currently has license and material supply agreements in place with both Samsung Display and LG Display.

But these falling prices won't have an immediate positive affect on Universal Display's coffers. To hear Steve's full take on what investors can expect, check out the video below.

The biggest thing to come out of Silicon Valley in years
Of course, televisions are just one promising way Universal Display's OLED tech can be applied.

To be sure, if you thought the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad were amazing, just wait until you see this. One hundred of Apple's top engineers are busy building one in a secret lab. And an ABI Research report predicts 485 million of them could be sold over the next decade. But we've identified one way you can invest in it right now... for just a fraction of the price of AAPL stock. Click here to get the full story -- for free -- in this eye-opening new report.

Steve Symington owns shares of Universal Display. The Motley Fool recommends Amazon.com, eBay, and Universal Display. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, eBay, and Universal Display. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Money to your ears - A great FREE investing resource for you

The best way to get your regular dose of market and money insights is our suite of free podcasts ... what we like to think of as “binge-worthy finance.”

Feb 1, 2016 at 5:03PM

Whether we're in the midst of earnings season or riding out the market's lulls, you want to know the best strategies for your money.

And you'll want to go beyond the hype of screaming TV personalities, fear-mongering ads, and "analysis" from people who might have your email address ... but no track record of success.

In short, you want a voice of reason you can count on.

A 2015 Business Insider article titled, "11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich," rated The Motley Fool as the #1 place online to get smarter about investing.

And one of the easiest, most enjoyable, most valuable ways to get your regular dose of market and money insights is our suite of free podcasts ... what we like to think of as "binge-worthy finance."

Whether you make it part of your daily commute or you save up and listen to a handful of episodes for your 50-mile bike rides or long soaks in a bubble bath (or both!), the podcasts make sense of your money.

And unlike so many who want to make the subjects of personal finance and investing complicated and scary, our podcasts are clear, insightful, and (yes, it's true) fun.

Our free suite of podcasts

Motley Fool Money features a team of our analysts discussing the week's top business and investing stories, interviews, and an inside look at the stocks on our radar. The show is also heard weekly on dozens of radio stations across the country.

The hosts of Motley Fool Answers challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves.

David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is among the most respected and trusted sources on investing. And he's the host of Rule Breaker Investing, in which he shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive companies ... and how to profit from them.

Market Foolery is our daily look at stocks in the news, as well as the top business and investing stories.

And Industry Focus offers a deeper dive into a specific industry and the stories making headlines. Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods, and other industries take turns in the spotlight.

They're all informative, entertaining, and eminently listenable. Rule Breaker Investing and Answers are timeless, so it's worth going back to and listening from the very start; the other three are focused more on today's events, so listen to the most recent first.

All are available for free at www.fool.com/podcasts.

If you're looking for a friendly voice ... with great advice on how to make the most of your money ... from a business with a lengthy track record of success ... in clear, compelling language ... I encourage you to give a listen to our free podcasts.

Head to www.fool.com/podcasts, give them a spin, and you can subscribe there (at iTunes, Stitcher, or our other partners) if you want to receive them regularly.

It's money to your ears.


Compare Brokers