Research Frontiers

Electronically tintable glass developed by Research Frontiers changes the tint of any window, sunroof or skylight by electrically aligning tiny particles in a thin film within the glass or plastic. With the touch of a button, users can instantly change or tune the tint of their glass to help keep out harsh sunlight and 95% of the heat in its tinted (power off) state. Patented SPD-SmartGlass technology effectively blocks UV and infrared rays regardless of whether the glass is in its clear or tinted state, helping keep cars, planes, yachts, homes, offices and artwork cooler and protected.

SPD-SmartGlass is versatile and can be controlled in many ways. For example SPD-SmartGlass can be operated from a wall switch, dimmer, motion detector, light or temperature sensor, Zuli or other smartplug and can be easily integrated into any building control system.

Research Frontiers has invested over $100 million to develop and license out this technology to over 40 companies around the world to serve the global market.

Woodbury, US
Size (employees)
12 (est)
Research Frontiers was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Woodbury, US

Research Frontiers Office Locations

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

Research Frontiers Data and Metrics

Research Frontiers Financial Metrics

Numbers are in $, USD

Net income (FY, 2016)

(4.2 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(4.3 m)

Market capitalization (21-Jun-2017)

31.5 m

Closing share price (21-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

1.7 m
Research Frontiers's current market capitalization is $31.5 m.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

R&D expense

2.2 m1.6 m1.6 m1.4 m

Operating expense total

8 m6 m6.3 m5.5 m


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

Net Income

(5.8 m)(4.4 m)(4.3 m)(4.2 m)
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


5.9 m7.6 m5.7 m1.7 m

Accounts Receivable

4.2 m4.5 m


135.1 k121.3 k133.5 k256.9 k

Current Assets

11.9 m10.4 m8.7 m4.6 m

Total Assets

12 m12.6 m9.5 m5.3 m

Accounts Payable

56.6 k159.3 k46.7 k29.9 k

Current Liabilities

162.3 k482.7 k468.2 k369.3 k

Additional Paid-in Capital

105.2 m110.2 m111.5 m111.6 m

Retained Earnings

(93.3 m)(98.1 m)(102.4 m)(106.6 m)

Total Equity

11.9 m12.1 m9.1 m4.9 m

Financial Leverage

1 x1 x1.1 x1.1 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(5.8 m)(4.4 m)(4.3 m)(4.2 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

45.2 k31.8 k140.2 k188.5 k

Accounts Receivable

7 k


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

Accounts Payable

(80.1 k)345.4 k(14.5 k)(98.9 k)

Cash From Operating Activities

(3.2 m)(3.3 m)(3.6 m)(4 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(74.5 k)1.4 m1.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

795.3 k3.6 m548.5 k
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

1.1 x

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