Research Frontiers Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

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Management to Host Conference Call at 4:30PM ET

 WOODBURY, N.Y., May 5, 2016 – Research Frontiers Inc. (NASDAQ: REFR) reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2016. Management will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial and operating results as well as recent developments.

  • Who: Joseph M. Harary, President & CEO, Seth Van Voorhees, CFO
  • Date/Time: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 4:30PM ET
  • Dial-in Information: 1-412-717-9591
  • Questions: Email to by 2:00PM ET on Thursday, May 5, 2016
  • Replay: Available on Thursday, May 6, 2016 for 90 days at

Key First Quarter 2016 Highlights:

  • Revenues increased by approximately 8% to $409K in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. This increase was principally the result of higher royalties from the automotive and aircraft markets.
  • Licensee Fokker Services and GKN Aerospace unveiled SPD-Smart Electronically Dimmable Windows (EDWs) in April at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany. Fokker Services, now part of GKN Aerospace, showcased iShade SPD EDWs on a Boeing 737 mock-up, including the industry-first SkyView Panoramic Window.
  • Licensee Vision Systems has partnered with AAR Corporation (NYSE: AIR) to offer SPD-Smart EDWs to the aircraft aftermarket.
  • Refreshed Mercedes-Benz SLC and SL Models featuring Magic Sky Control using Research Frontiers SPD-SmartGlass Technology were showcased at the Geneva Motor Show and New York Auto Show, and in addition, the S-Class Coupe, Maybach and S-Class Sedan all now offer the Magic Sky Control panoramic roof option. This brings the total number of car models offering SPD-SmartGlass to five.
  • With SPD-SmartGlass technology now an option on over 120,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles produced annually, Research Frontiers has commenced a coordinated marketing initiative in conjunction with Daimler and its Mercedes-Benz dealers regarding the Magic Sky Control option.
  • Continental Automotive debuted their Intelligent Glass Control system at the Consumer Electronics Show which controlled all twelve pieces of SPD-SmartGlass in a specially-outfitted Ford Mondeo.
  • Deliveries to customers starts this year for the ARROW460 – Granturismo production yacht that Silver Arrows Marine produced in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz Style, a design arm of Mercedes-Benz.

Research Frontiers is the developer of SPD-Smart light-control technology which allows users to instantly, precisely and uniformly control the shading of glass or plastic, either manually or automatically. Research Frontiers has built an infrastructure of over 40 licensed companies that collectively are capable of serving the growing global demand for smart glass products in automobiles, homes, buildings, museums, aircraft and boats. For more information, please visit our website at, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Seth L. Van Voorhees
Chief Financial Officer
Research Frontiers Inc.

Note: From time to time Research Frontiers may issue forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. This press release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ and are not guaranteed. Any forward-looking statements should be considered accordingly. “SPD-Smart” and “SPD-SmartGlass” are trademarks of Research Frontiers Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets


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Consolidated Statements of Operations


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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows


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