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Acacia Research Reports Record Fourth Quarter And Record Year End Financial Results

Acacia Research Corporation (1) (Nasdaq: ACTG) today reported results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012.

Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

  • Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012 were a record $66,264,000, as compared to $20,795,000 in the comparable prior year quarter.
  • GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $9,823,000, or $0.20 per diluted share, as compared to a GAAP net loss of $4,189,000, or $0.10 per diluted share for the comparable prior year quarter.
  • Non-GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $41,849,000, or $0.86 per diluted share, as compared to a Non-GAAP net loss of $221,000, or $0.01 per diluted share for the comparable prior year quarter. See below for information regarding non-GAAP measures.
  • During the fourth quarter of 2012 we acquired control of 9 patent portfolios.

Fiscal Year 2012 Results

  • Revenues in fiscal year 2012 were a record $250,727,000, as compared to revenues and other operating income of $184,707,000 in the comparable prior year.
  • GAAP net income in 2012 was $59,453,000, or $1.24 per diluted share, as compared to $21,106,000, or $0.51 per diluted share for the comparable prior year.
  • Non-GAAP net income in 2012 was $137,339,000, or $2.86 per diluted share, as compared to $45,013,000, or $1.09 per diluted share for the comparable prior year. See below for information regarding non-GAAP measures.
  • Trailing twelve-month revenues, including other operating income, as of the end of 2012 increased to $250,727,000, as compared to $184,707,000 as of the end of the prior year.
  • During fiscal year 2012 we acquired control of a record 55 patent portfolios.

“Acacia generated the second highest revenue quarter in company history in the 4th Quarter of 2012, capping another record year in revenues, profits and new patent portfolios for future licensing,” commented CEO, Paul Ryan. “These results reflect Acacia’s growing industry leadership in patent licensing and are accelerating new opportunities to partner with patent owners.”

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