Universal Display reported its financial results for Q2 2018 - with revenues of $56.1 million and a net profit of $10.8 million (without the impact of UDC's new accounting system, the revenues would have been $73.6 million and the net income $25.1 million).
UDC says that the first quarter was the bottom for material shipments for 2018, in Q2 materials sales improved and the company believes that the second half of 2018 will see more growth as it anticipates new OLED smartphones from leading brands - including Apple, Google, Samsung and more. UDC estimates that for 2019, the install base of OLED capacity by meters will increase by around 50% compared to 2017.
UDC further says that it is making excellent progress with its blue PHOLED development, and the company believes that it is "significantly ahead of anybody else". UDC is also progressing with its OVJP TV deposition system. UDC will be installing a pilot OVJP prototype system next month.