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Research Frontiers develops and markets technology and devices to control the flow of light. The Company develops and licenses suspended particle device (SPD-Smart) light-control technology to companies that manufacture and market the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from the chemical emulsion, the light-control panels made by laminating the film, lamination services, and electronics to power end-products incorporating the film, as well as the end-products, such as windows, skylights, and sunroofs. Its SPD-Smart light-control technology is used in various product applications, including automotive and aircraft windows, sunroofs, sun-visors, sunshades, rear-view mirrors, instrument panels, and eyewear products.

TypePublic
Founded1965
HQWoodbury, US
Websitesmartglass.com
Employee Ratings0

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)9(+29%)
Share Price (May 2019)$3.3

Key People/Management at Research Frontiers

Joseph M. Harary

Joseph M. Harary

President and Chief Executive Officer, Director, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
Seth L. van Voorhees

Seth L. van Voorhees

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Vice President – Business Development
Michael R. Lapointe

Michael R. Lapointe

Vice President – Aerospace Products
Steven M. Slovak

Steven M. Slovak

Vice President – Technology
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Research Frontiers Office Locations

Research Frontiers has an office in Woodbury
Woodbury, US (HQ)
240 Crossways Park Dr
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Research Frontiers Financials and Metrics

Research Frontiers Revenue

USD

Net income (Q1, 2019)

(803.9k)

EBIT (Q1, 2019)

(562.5k)

Market capitalization (22-May-2019)

93.7m

Closing stock price (22-May-2019)

3.3

Cash (31-Mar-2019)

3.3m
Research Frontiers's current market capitalization is $93.7 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

R&D expense

2.2m1.6m1.6m1.4m799.7k863.4k

Operating expense total

8.0m1.6m6.3m5.5m3.9m3.9m

EBIT

(5.9m)(4.4m)(4.3m)(4.3m)(2.4m)(2.4m)

Pre tax profit

(5.8m)
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019

R&D expense

424.8k449.8k349.6k324.3k434.5k334.5k327.4k410.2k503.6k246.8k211.3k202.1k185.3k218.6k250.8k190.6k230.0k

Operating expense total

1.4m1.5m1.4m1.1m1.6m1.3m1.2m1.6m1.4m870.8k1.3m838.8k792.6k1.2m896.8k763.6k981.1k

EBIT

(869.5k)(1.2m)(1.0m)(649.4k)(1.2m)(492.8k)(776.7k)(1.2m)(1.1m)(566.1k)(954.4k)(490.7k)(304.3k)(795.2k)(571.9k)(403.9k)(562.5k)

Pre tax profit

(860.0k)
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

5.9m7.6m5.7m1.7m1.7m3.0m

Accounts Receivable

4.2m4.5m

Inventories

135.1k121.3k133.5k256.9k

Current Assets

11.9m10.4m8.7m4.6m2.4m3.7m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

(5.8m)(4.4m)(4.3m)(4.2m)(2.4m)(2.7m)

Depreciation and Amortization

45.2k31.8k140.2k188.5k175.6k181.0k

Inventories

94.5k2.9k(12.2k)(123.4k)

Accounts Payable

(80.1k)345.4k(14.5k)(98.9k)94.2k
Quarterly
USDY, 2019

Financial Leverage

1.6 x
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Research Frontiers Online and Social Media Presence

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Research Frontiers News and Updates

Research Frontiers Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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

Research Frontiers CEO Joseph Harary to Demonstrate How SPD-SmartGlass Can Help Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles Run More Efficiently, Drive Farther, and Make Occupants Safer and More Comfortable

Novi, Michigan, May 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 13, 2019 Research Frontiers CEO, Joseph M. Harary, will present the benefits of SPD-SmartGlass to the Automotive Industry at the 5th International CTI Automotive Glazing USA conference in Novi, Michigan.

Research Frontiers to Host Year-End Conference Call

WOODBURY, NY, March 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter 2018 financial results at 4:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, March 14, 2019. In conjunction with the announcement, the company will host a conference call a…

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Research Frontiers Blogs

Research Frontiers CEO Joseph Harary to Demonstrate How SPD-SmartGlass Can Help Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles Run More Efficiently, Drive Farther, and Make Occupants Safer and More Comfortable

Joseph Harary to Present SPD SmartGlass Benefits at CTI Automotive Glazing Conference May 13 2019 – Word File Joseph Harary to Present SPD SmartGlass Benefits at CTI Automotive Glazing Conference May 13 2019 – PDF File Novi, Michigan – May 10, 2019. On May 13, 2019 Research Frontiers CEO, Joseph M. …

VISION SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH FRONTIERS BRING TOGETHER THE COMBINED RESOURCES OF THE SPD-SMART LIGHT-CONTROL INDUSTRY TO PRODUCE THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY’S HIGHEST-PERFORMING ELECTRONICALLY DIMMABLE WINDOW (EDW)

Vision Systems RFI AIX 2019 Press Release April 1 2019 Word File Vision Systems RFI AIX 2019 Press Release April 1 2019 PDF File Hamburg, Germany. April 1, 2019 – Over nine years ago Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR) and Vision Systems launched a development program together with one goal in mi…

Research Frontiers CEO Joseph Harary to Present the Benefits of SPD-SmartGlass to the Automotive Industry at Next Week’s Automotive Glazing Summit in Berlin

Research Frontiers to Present SPDSmartGlass at Automotive Glazing Summit in Berlin March 2019 Word File Research Frontiers to Present SPDSmartGlass at Automotive Glazing Summit in Berlin March 2019 PDF File Berlin, Germany – March 21, 2019. On March 27, 2019 Research Frontiers CEO, Joseph M. Harary,…

Research Frontiers Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results

Research Frontiers Reports Q4 and Full Year 2018 Financial Results V2 Word File Management to Host Conference Call at 4:30 p.m. WOODBURY, N.Y., March 14, 2019 – Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR) announced its financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. Manage…

MATERIAL SCIENCE COMPANY GAUZY ANNOUNCES SECOND FACTORY IN STUTTGART GERMANY TO PRODUCE RESEARCH FRONTIERS’ SPD-SMART LIGHT CONTROL FILM FOR THE SMART GLASS INDUSTRY

RFI and Gauzy Press Release SPD Factory in Stuttgart February 1 2019 Word File RFI and Gauzy Press Release SPD Factory in Stuttgart February 1 2019 PDF File Times Square, New York. February 1, 2019 – Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR) and Israel-based material science company Gauzy Ltd. announce…

IMPROVING THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE ONBOARD LUXURY BUSES AND MOTORCOACHES WITH ELECTRONICALLY DIMMABLE WINDOWS USING RESEARCH FRONTIERS SPD-SMARTGLASS TECHNOLOGY

Improving The Motorcoach Passenger Experience with SPD SmartGlass Word Improving The Motorcoach Passenger Experience with SPD SmartGlass PDF This week, Research Frontiers licensee Vision Systems showcasing SPD-SmartGlass EDW solutions at UMA Motorcoach Expo 2019 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Woodbury,…
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Research Frontiers Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Research Frontiers founded?

    Research Frontiers was founded in 1965.

  • Who are Research Frontiers key executives?

    Research Frontiers's key executives are Joseph M. Harary, Seth L. van Voorhees and Michael R. Lapointe.

  • How many employees does Research Frontiers have?

    Research Frontiers has 9 employees.

  • Who are Research Frontiers competitors?

    Competitors of Research Frontiers include Rayotek Scientific, Rubicon Technology and Metamaterial Technologies.

  • Where is Research Frontiers headquarters?

    Research Frontiers headquarters is located at 240 Crossways Park Dr, Woodbury.

  • Where are Research Frontiers offices?

    Research Frontiers has an office in Woodbury.

  • How many offices does Research Frontiers have?

    Research Frontiers has 1 office.