Acacia Research

Acacia Research Corporation is the industry leader in patent licensing. By partnering with patent owners, Acacia applies its deep legal and technology expertise to patent assets to unlock financial value. An intermediary in the patent market, Acacia facilitates efficiency and delivers monetary rewards to the patent owner.   With this strategy, Acacia has generated over $1,000,000,000 revenue to date, and has returned more than $665,000,000 to our patent partners.
Company Growth (employees)
Newport Beach, US
Size (employees)
27 (est)-35%
Acacia Research was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, US

Key People at Acacia Research

Marvin Key

Marvin Key

Matthew Vella

Matthew Vella

Chief Executive Officer and President
Clayton Haynes

Clayton Haynes

Robert L. "Chip" Harris

Robert L. "Chip" Harris

Executive Chairman
Marc Booth

Marc Booth

Executive Vice President, General Manager
Eric Lucas

Eric Lucas

Senior Vice President

Acacia Research Office Locations

Acacia Research has offices in Newport Beach, Plano, München and Chiyoda
Newport Beach, US (HQ)
520 Newport Center Dr
München, DE
4 Pettenkoferstraße
Plano, US
200 2400 Dallas Pkwy

Acacia Research Data and Metrics

Acacia Research Financial Metrics

Acacia Research's revenue was reported to be $152.7 m in 2016
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (Y, 2016)

152.7 m

Revenue growth (Y, 2015 - Y, 2016), %


EBIT (Y, 2016)

(37.4 m)

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

215 m

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

127.5 m
Acacia Research's current market capitalization is $215 m.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015Y, 2016


130.6 m130.9 m125 m152.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

213.5 m193 m277.7 m190.1 m


(82.9 m)(62.2 m)(152.6 m)(37.4 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

1.9 m

Income tax expense

1.7 m8.7 m22.1 m(22 m)3.9 m4.8 m(18.2 m)

Net Income

(58.8 m)(66.7 m)(157.5 m)
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


51.7 m102.5 m314.7 m221.8 m126.7 m134.5 m135.2 m127.5 m

Accounts Receivable

6.3 m20.2 m33.5 m26.8 m


7.5 m4.4 m4.2 m3.2 m

Current Assets

273.7 m218.7 m183.9 m188.5 m


30.1 m30.1 m

Total Assets

593.4 m536.3 m347.9 m296 m

Accounts Payable

11.6 m14.9 m17.3 m14.3 m

Current Liabilities

26 m45.9 m33.2 m28.2 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

653.3 m646.6 m633.1 m642.5 m

Retained Earnings

(62.1 m)(128.1 m)(288.1 m)(342.2 m)

Total Equity

314.2 m267.4 m

Financial Leverage

1.1 x1.1 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Depreciation and Amortization

53.9 m57.5 m53.3 m34.4 m

Accounts Receivable

3.5 m(14 m)(13 m)6.8 m


Accounts Payable

Cash From Operating Activities

(3.5 m)4.2 m(9.9 m)34.1 m

Purchases of PP&E

(675 k)(109 k)(8 k)(4 k)

Cash From Investing Activities

(66.1 m)29.3 m39.3 m(40.6 m)

Dividends Paid

(18.6 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(25.6 m)(25.7 m)(28.6 m)(1.1 m)
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


3.6 m

Financial Leverage

1.1 x

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