Research Frontiers Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

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2Q’2016 Financial Results Press Release – PDF File

2Q’2016 Financial Results Press Release – Word File

Management to Host Conference Call Today at 4:30 p.m.

WOODBURY, N.Y., August 4, 2016 – Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR) reported its financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 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, August 4, 2016, 4:30PM ET
  • Dial-in Information: 1-412-717-9591
  • Replay: Available on Thursday, August 4, 2016 for 90 days at

Key Second Quarter 2016 Comments:

  • The Company’s fee income from licensing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $653,564, as compared to $1,182,891 for the six months ended June 30, 2015.
    • A substantial majority of this decrease in fee income was principally the result of non-recurring fees earned last year associated with the Company’s participation in the Milan Expo, and non-recurring fee income under several license agreements in 2015.
    • To a much lesser extent, fee income from automobiles and aircraft using the Company’s technology was lower in the first half of 2016 due to: (1) lower production levels of certain car models in the first half of 2016; (2) lower costs to the OEM (and therefore lower royalties per car to the Company) for glass incorporating the Company’s technology on certain car models, and (3) a design improvement in certain aircraft that caused a short-term reduction in new window installations.
    • These factors were partially offset by higher sales volumes on other car and aircraft models using the Company’s technology.
  • The Company believes that the temporary factors causing reduced royalty income in the first half of 2016 to be short term, and the Company has been informed to expect increased production of vehicles in automotive and aircraft using the Company’s technology, as well as higher take rates on all cars offering the Magic Sky Control option, starting with the second half of 2016 when the 2017 model year cars are produced by Mercedes-Benz.
  • Production efficiencies are expected to continue and accelerate with the introduction of the higher vehicle production volumes for various car models going forward, and the Company expects that lower pricing per square foot of the Company’s technology could expand the market opportunities, adoption rates, and revenues for its technology in automotive and non-automotive applications.
  • The Company expects to generate additional royalty income from the near-term introduction of additional new car and aircraft models from other OEMS (original equipment manufacturers), continued growth of sales of products using the Company’s technology for the marine industry in yachts and other watercraft, in trains, in museums, and in larger architectural projects.

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 Sheet


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Consolidated Statements of Operations


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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows


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