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)
Acacia Research was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, US

Key People/Management 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
Plano, US
200 2400 Dallas Pkwy
München, DE
4 Pettenkoferstraße
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Acacia Research Financials and Metrics

Acacia Research Financials

Acacia Research's revenue was reported to be $152.7 m in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

16.5 m

EBIT (Q2, 2017)

(7.9 m)

Market capitalization (22-Dec-2017)

217.6 m

Cash (30-Jun-2017)

63.2 m
Acacia Research's current market capitalization is $217.6 m.
USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


130.6 m130.9 m125 m152.7 m

Revenue growth, %



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

EBIT margin, %

USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


15.5 m12.6 m50.1 m37.2 m34.2 m40.3 m13 m24.7 m41.4 m64.7 m8.9 m16.5 m

General and administrative expense

9.4 m8 m7.5 m8.3 m6.9 m6.7 m

Operating expense total

50.9 m38.6 m58.3 m49.8 m47.8 m39.3 m39.8 m34.4 m76.3 m48.4 m20.4 m24.4 m


(35.3 m)(26.1 m)(8.2 m)(12.6 m)(13.6 m)1 m(26.8 m)(9.7 m)(34.9 m)16.3 m(11.6 m)(7.9 m)
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
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


118.3 m133.4 m146 m154.3 m101.5 m119.1 m157.8 m145.3 m139.8 m116 m54.3 m63.2 m

Accounts Receivable

16.8 m13.5 m25.2 m12.7 m30 m37.6 m12.8 m25.2 m4.3 m53.7 m7.8 m14.2 m

Current Assets

329.5 m253.3 m255 m248.4 m201.8 m210.7 m187.3 m186.6 m194.9 m218.1 m169.7 m136.6 m


231 k189 k155 k94 k
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

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)
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Depreciation and Amortization

37.1 m14.6 m

Accounts Receivable

(7 m)(7.2 m)25.2 m12.7 m30 m37.6 m12.8 m25.2 m4.3 m53.7 m7.8 m

Accounts Payable

16.8 m16.6 m12.7 m11.5 m17.5 m14.6 m11.4 m22.7 m11.7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

(4.8 m)(20.4 m)
USDY, 2017


609.5 k

Financial Leverage

1.1 x
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Acacia Research Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Patent Portfolios



1.43 k1.45 k1.48 k1.48 k1.49 k1.5 k1.5 k1.5 k1.53 k1.54 k1.55 k
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