Acacia Research Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:ACTG)

About Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)

Acacia Research Corporation logoAcacia Research Corporation, through its subsidiaries, invests in, licenses and enforces patented technologies. The Company's operating subsidiaries partner with inventors and patent owners, applying their legal and technology expertise to patent assets to unlock the financial value in their patented inventions. The Company's operating subsidiaries assist patent owners with the prosecution and development of their patent portfolios, the protection of their patented inventions from unauthorized use, the generation of licensing revenue from users of their patented technologies and, where necessary, with the enforcement against unauthorized users of their patented technologies through the filing of patent infringement litigation. The Company's operating subsidiaries own or control the rights to multiple patent portfolios, which include the United States patents and certain foreign counterparts, covering technologies used in a range of industries.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Business Services
  • Industry: Business Support Services - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Research & Consulting Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ACTG
  • CUSIP: 00388130
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $202.35 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 50,587,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $4.03
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $5.13
  • 52 Week Range: $3.70 - $7.68
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.82
  • P/E Growth: 0.63
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $136.83 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.53
  • Book Value: $5.07 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.82
  • EBIDTA: $32.65 million
  • Net Margins: -40.21%
  • Return on Equity: 6.10%
  • Return on Assets: 5.48%
  • Current Ratio: 11.47%
  • Quick Ratio: 11.47%
  • Average Volume: 307,479 shs.
  • Beta: 1.17
  • Short Ratio: 2.13

Frequently Asked Questions for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)

What is Acacia Research Corporation's stock symbol?

Acacia Research Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ACTG."

How were Acacia Research Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.14. The company earned $8.85 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $20 million. Acacia Research Corporation had a positive return on equity of 6.10% and a negative net margin of 40.21%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 64.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.05 EPS. View Acacia Research Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Acacia Research Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Acacia Research Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 27th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Acacia Research Corporation.

Where is Acacia Research Corporation's stock going? Where will Acacia Research Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

2 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Acacia Research Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $5.00 to $8.00. On average, they expect Acacia Research Corporation's stock price to reach $6.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Acacia Research Corporation.

Who are some of Acacia Research Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Acacia Research Corporation's key executives?

Acacia Research Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Paul R. Ryan, Chairman and CEO
  • Robert L. (Chip) Harris II, President and Director
  • Clayton J. Haynes, SVP, Finance, CFO, and Treasurer
  • G. Louis Graziadio III, Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Robert B. Stewart Jr., President
  • Clayton J. Haynes, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer
  • Edward J. Treska, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • William S. Anderson, Independent Director
  • Fred A. deBoom, Independent Director
  • Edward W. Frykman, Independent Director

Who owns Acacia Research Corporation stock?

Acacia Research Corporation's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include CWM LLC (3.65%). Company insiders that own Acacia Research Corporation stock include Frank E Walsh III, G Louis Graziadio III, Marvin E Key and Robert L Harris II. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Acacia Research Corporation.

Who bought Acacia Research Corporation stock? Who is buying Acacia Research Corporation stock?

Acacia Research Corporation's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CWM LLC. Company insiders that have bought Acacia Research Corporation stock in the last two years include Frank E Walsh III, G Louis Graziadio III, Marvin E Key and Robert L Harris II. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acacia Research Corporation.

How do I buy Acacia Research Corporation stock?

Shares of Acacia Research Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Acacia Research Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Acacia Research Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.15.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ ACTG)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  103 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  125 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  228
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Acacia Research Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $6.50 (56.63% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/10/2017Northland SecuritiesSet Price TargetBuy$8.00HighView Rating Details
5/7/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingSell$5.00LowView Rating Details
12/23/2015Lake Street CapitalLower Price TargetBuy$12.00 -> $6.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)
Earnings by Quarter for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)
Earnings History by Quarter for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ ACTG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/27/2017$0.08N/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.01($0.13)$20.00 million$8.85 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/9/201712/31/2016$0.08$0.02$24.00 million$22.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.02$0.31$26.32 million$64.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.03$0.23$23.33 million$41.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$0.04$0.05$23.50 million$24.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.11$0.09$27.61 million$37.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.13($0.23)$32.83 million$13.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.06$0.25$29.14 million$40.34 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.09$0.06$32.54 million$34.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2015Q414$0.04$0.03$26.42 million$31.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q314($0.02)$0.10$22.70 million$37.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.06$0.16$15.13 million$50.07 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2014Q114$0.01($0.11)$238.48 million$12.58 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2014Q413$0.15($0.22)$25.29 million$15.07 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/17/2013Q313$0.42$0.11$34.94 million$15.52 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/18/2013Q2 2013$0.47$0.13$66.98 million$23.11 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/18/2013Q1 2013$0.50$0.47$58.68 million$76.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2013Q4 2012$0.24$0.86$43.33 million$66.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$0.25$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$0.22$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2012$1.19$1.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012$0.49($0.05)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2011$0.31$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011($0.04)$0.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011$0.38$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011($0.05)($0.17)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.15 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.28 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ ACTG)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.81%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 77.57%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/11/2017G Louis Graziadio IIIInsiderBuy97,445$4.99$486,250.55View SEC Filing  
5/9/2017G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy40,000$4.92$196,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2017G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy10,419$5.07$52,824.33View SEC Filing  
3/14/2017Frank E Walsh IIIDirectorBuy7,335$5.05$37,041.75View SEC Filing  
3/13/2017Frank E Walsh IIIDirectorBuy44,765$5.09$227,853.85View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy38,889$5.89$229,056.21View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy40,221$5.86$235,695.06View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy8,729$5.97$52,112.13View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy38,038$5.82$221,381.16View SEC Filing  
6/16/2016Frank E Walsh IIIDirectorBuy50,000$4.66$233,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016Frank E Walsh IIIDirectorBuy40,000$5.00$200,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy98,887$4.59$453,891.33View SEC Filing  
5/18/2016Frank E Walsh IIIDirectorBuy40,000$4.63$185,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy116,174$4.61$535,562.14View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy90,701$4.66$422,666.66View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy7,301$4.59$33,511.59View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy26,302$4.59$120,726.18View SEC Filing  
5/5/2016Frank E Walsh IIIDirectorBuy25,000$4.61$115,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/4/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy34,740$4.61$160,151.40View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy8,200$4.74$38,868.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy10,000$4.79$47,900.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy10,000$4.44$44,400.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016Frank E Walsh IIIDirectorBuy35,000$4.13$144,550.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016Marvin E KeyCEOBuy55,000$4.15$228,250.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016G Louis Graziadio IIIDirectorBuy74,196$3.79$281,202.84View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Marvin E KeyCEOBuy65,000$3.76$244,400.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Robert L Harris IIChairmanBuy14,301$5.86$83,803.86View SEC Filing  
11/30/2015Robert L Harris IIChairmanBuy10,500$5.66$59,430.00View SEC Filing  
11/27/2015Robert L Harris IIChairmanBuy15,000$5.71$85,650.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2015Robert L Harris IIChairmanBuy15,000$5.63$84,450.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2015Fred A DeboomDirectorBuy2,000$10.20$20,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2015Fred A DeboomDirectorSell2,000$10.35$20,700.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2014Fred A DeboomDirectorSell2,000$19.50$39,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014Fred A DeboomDirectorSell5,000$19.50$97,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Clayton J HaynesCFOSell4,365$18.14$79,181.10View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Edward Joseph TreskaVPSell8,115$18.14$147,206.10View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Robert L Harris IIChairmanSell12,925$18.14$234,459.50View SEC Filing  
9/15/2014Fred A DeboomDirectorSell1,000$17.62$17,620.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2014Fred A DeboomDirectorSell1,000$17.75$17,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Clayton HaynesCFOSell6,732$14.84$99,902.88View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Matthew VellaCEOSell24,446$14.84$362,778.64View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Robert Harris IIChairmanSell14,561$14.84$216,085.24View SEC Filing  
1/21/2014Edward Joseph TreskaVPSell4,167$14.07$58,629.69View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Clayton HaynesCFOSell3,000$12.70$38,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Robert Harris IIChairmanSell6,667$12.70$84,670.90View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013Matthew VellaPresidentSell2,400$16.03$38,472.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Fred A DeboomDirectorSell2,000$22.28$44,560.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2013Clayton HaynesCFOSell1,142$21.44$24,484.48View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Matthew VellaPresidentSell4,768$22.05$105,134.40View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Clayton J HaynesCFOSell2,517$22.85$57,513.45View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Edward Joseph TreskaSVPSell1,414$22.87$32,338.18View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Matthew VellaPresidentSell3,969$22.87$90,771.03View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Paul R RyanCEOSell48,333$22.87$1,105,375.71View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Robert L Harris IIChairmanSell8,334$22.87$190,598.58View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013Fred A DeboomDirectorSell10,000$22.74$227,400.00View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Clayton J HaynesCFOSell1,576$21.95$34,593.20View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Edward Joseph TreskaVPSell4,167$21.95$91,465.65View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Matthew VellaPresidentSell4,616$21.95$101,321.20View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Paul R RyanCEOSell3,147$21.95$69,076.65View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Robert L Harris IIChairmanSell8,333$21.95$182,909.35View SEC Filing  
6/25/2013Clayton J HaynesCFOSell1,085$23.58$25,584.30View SEC Filing  
6/13/2013Fred A DeboomDirectorSell2,000$25.00$50,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Clayton J HaynesCFOSell1,060$24.20$25,652.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Clayton J HaynesCFOSell2,262$23.60$53,383.20View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Matthew VellaPresidentSell5,021$23.60$118,495.60View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Robert L Harris IIChairmanSell13,333$23.60$314,658.80View SEC Filing  
8/8/2012Paul R RyanCEOSell25,000$26.19$654,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2012Robert L Harris IIChairmanSell12,500$26.19$327,375.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)
Latest Headlines for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)
DateHeadline logoAcacia Research Corporation (ACTG) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday - July 20 at 7:02 AM logoNorthland Securities Reaffirms Buy Rating for Acacia Research Corporation (ACTG) - July 10 at 6:36 PM logoCaliBurger to use robot to flip burgers - July 6 at 9:53 PM logoAcacia Research to Release Second Quarter Financial Results and Host Conference Call - July 6 at 4:50 PM logoAcacia Research Makes Investment in Miso Robotics and Enters into IP Services Agreement with Miso, the Maker of AI-Driven “Flippy” - July 6 at 4:50 PM logoMiso Robotics, Makers of 'Flippy,' Secures $3.1 Million in Funding; Enters IP Services Agreement with Acacia Research to Drive AI Solutions for the Restaurant Industry - July 6 at 4:50 PM logoAcacia Research Corporation (ACTG) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research - July 5 at 11:06 PM logoShort Interest in Acacia Research Corporation (ACTG) Expands By 59.5% - June 13 at 7:02 AM logoUnique Value, No Catalyst, Net Cash 64% Of Market Cap, Insider Buying, 52-Week Low: Acacia Research - June 7 at 3:21 PM logoAcacia Subsidiary Enters into License Agreement with Medtronic, Inc. - June 6 at 10:22 AM logoBear of the Day: Acacia Research (ACTG) - May 26 at 3:25 PM logoInogen, Acacia Research and Ulta Beauty highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day - May 26 at 3:25 PM logoETFs with exposure to Acacia Research Corp. : May 16, 2017 - May 16 at 3:20 PM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Insider G Louis Graziadio III Acquires 97,445 Shares - May 15 at 10:34 PM logoAcacia Research Corp. :ACTG-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 3:18 PM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Director Acquires $196,800.00 in Stock - May 11 at 8:04 PM logoWhat Falling Estimates & Price Mean for Acacia Research (ACTG) - May 11 at 9:25 AM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Director Acquires $52,824.33 in Stock - May 10 at 4:44 PM logoAcacia Research Corp's (ACTG) Sell Rating Reiterated at Barclays PLC - May 7 at 9:28 PM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.14 EPS - May 5 at 3:58 PM logoEdited Transcript of ACTG earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 8:30pm GMT - May 5 at 3:20 PM logoAcacia Research Reports First Quarter Financial Results - May 4 at 8:21 PM logoAcacia Research's (ACTG) CEO Marvin Key on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 4 at 8:21 PM logoAcacia Research reports 1Q loss - May 4 at 5:11 PM logoInvestor Network: Acacia Research Corporation to Host Earnings Call - May 4 at 3:20 PM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.08 - May 3 at 8:30 AM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday - May 2 at 7:24 AM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of -0.02 - April 30 at 11:17 AM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Short Interest Down 24.4% in April - April 29 at 8:52 AM logoFavorable Media Coverage Likely to Impact Acacia Research Corp (ACTG) Stock Price - April 27 at 2:06 PM logoAcacia Research to Release First Quarter Financial Results and Host Conference Call - April 26 at 3:27 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Likely to Impact Acacia Research Corp (ACTG) Stock Price - April 23 at 7:36 AM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Very Likely to Impact Acacia Research Corp (ACTG) Stock Price - April 20 at 7:35 AM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 17 at 10:07 AM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Set to Announce Earnings on Wednesday - April 17 at 7:24 AM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.15 - April 14 at 1:52 PM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Lifted to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - April 6 at 9:00 PM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Short Interest Update - April 4 at 3:45 PM logoAcacia Research Corporation (ACTG) - April 3 at 8:28 PM logo6:00 am Acacia Research received a jury verdict in its case against MOTOROLA; jury found the infringement was willful and returned a damages award of nearly $9.2 mln for past infringement - March 28 at 7:49 AM logoAcacia Subsidiary, Saint Lawrence, Awarded Verdict of Willful Patent Infringement in Case against Motorola - March 28 at 7:49 AM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - March 27 at 10:51 PM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Acacia Research Corp (ACTG) to Sell - March 17 at 9:06 PM logoPatent Holder With Material Weakness In Internal Control - March 17 at 12:50 PM logoAcacia Research Corp (ACTG) Director Frank E. Walsh III Acquires 7,335 Shares - March 16 at 8:27 PM logoFiling Season Finds: Tuesday, March 14 - March 16 at 4:50 PM logoACACIA RESEARCH CORP Financials - March 16 at 4:50 PM logoACACIA RESEARCH CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibit - March 16 at 4:50 PM logoEdited Transcript of ACTG earnings conference call or presentation 9-Mar-17 9:30pm GMT - March 10 at 3:18 PM logoACACIA RESEARCH CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 10 at 3:18 PM



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