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eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT: EMAN), the leader in the development, design and manufacture of Active Matrix OLED microdisplays for high resolution imaging products, today announced fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results.
“Our leadership position in Active Matrix OLED microdisplays and manufacturing was further strengthened in 2012 with the introduction of innovative new products and technologies that are opening up new markets and driving the replacement market for existing LCD-based products. This is due to our displays’ superior performance characteristics, our extensive, broad line of microdisplay products and our ability to meet even the most demanding specifications,” stated Andrew Sculley, president and CEO.
Mr. Sculley continued, “We have continued to experience some delays caused by the repairs and modifications to our new OLED deposition tool. Demand for our products remains strong. We expect to ship over $2 million of orders this quarter that were scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter, which will augment first quarter results. We have recently completed repairs on the new OLED deposition tool, and it is now operating at a higher pace than the Company’s existing OLED deposition machine. We will continue to optimize the new tool up to its full potential and we remain confident that the greater capacity and production efficiencies to be gained from the new machine will enable us to better address our key markets, which involve a range of military, commercial, industrial, medical, and consumer applications.”
Revenues for the fourth quarter were $8.3 million versus $8.0 million for the comparable period in 2011. Gross margin for the fourth quarter was 49% of revenue on gross profit of $4.1 million, compared to a gross margin of 49% the prior quarter and for the full year 2012. Gross margin for fourth quarter 2011 was 65% of revenue. The year-over-year decrease in gross margin was mainly attributable to higher costs for production, depreciation and labor as well as a lower average selling price.