OLED technologist Universal Display
Will this report catapult Universal to new highs, or send the bulls home for some soul-searching?
Analysts expect sales to jump a massive 158% year over year, landing near $29 million. On the bottom line, a year-ago loss of $0.03 per share should swing to $0.24 of net profits per share.
Mind you, this quarter includes a $15 million license fee payment from Samsung. These large checks drop down in Universal's mailbox twice a year, or every other quarter, making for some seriously lumpy revenues. Moreover, this contract didn't exist a year ago, so comparisons to 2011 are nearly pointless.
Samsung will also influence Universal's results in other ways. The Galaxy S3 smartphone features a large OLED screen, and has been selling like hotcakes, arguably mounting a direct challenge to the Apple
Add in the fact that AT&T
For now, Universal sees full-year revenue landing between $90 million and $100 million. The company is brand new to the guidance game, and won't break its outlook down any further than this.
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