Research Frontiers Company Profile (NASDAQ:REFR)

About Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)

Research Frontiers logoResearch Frontiers Incorporated (Research Frontiers) is engaged in the development and marketing of technology and devices to control the flow of light. The Company develops and licenses its patented suspended particle device (SPD-Smart) light-control technology to other companies that manufacture and market either the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from the chemical emulsion, lamination services, electronics to power end-products incorporating the film, or the end-products themselves, such as smart windows, skylights and sunroofs. Research Frontiers has approximately 40 companies that, in the aggregate, are licensed to serve over four SPD-Smart application areas, including aerospace, architectural, automotive and marine products. Its VariGuard business unit markets and sells SPD-Smart products directly to customers for specialty uses, such as the protection of artwork and light-sensitive documents in museums and private collections.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Industrial Electrical Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:REFR
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $27.17 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 24,043,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $1.28
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $1.68
  • 52 Week Range: $0.98 - $4.10
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -9.42
  • P/E Growth: -0.27
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.22 million
  • Price / Sales: 22.27
  • Book Value: $0.16 per share
  • Price / Book: 7.06
  • EBIDTA: ($3,850,000.00)
  • Net Margins: -349.96%
  • Return on Equity: -62.47%
  • Return on Assets: -57.91%
  • Current Ratio: 10.00%
  • Quick Ratio: 10.00%
  • Average Volume: 61,584 shs.
  • Beta: 0.19
  • Short Ratio: 17.33

Frequently Asked Questions for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)

What is Research Frontiers' stock symbol?

Research Frontiers trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "REFR."

How were Research Frontiers' earnings last quarter?

Research Frontiers, Inc. (NASDAQ:REFR) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $0.39 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.41 million. Research Frontiers had a negative return on equity of 62.47% and a negative net margin of 349.96%. View Research Frontiers' Earnings History.

When will Research Frontiers make its next earnings announcement?

Research Frontiers is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Research Frontiers.

Where is Research Frontiers' stock going? Where will Research Frontiers' stock price be in 2017?

2 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Research Frontiers' shares. Their forecasts range from $4.00 to $4.00. On average, they expect Research Frontiers' share price to reach $4.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Research Frontiers.

What are analysts saying about Research Frontiers stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Research Frontiers stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "RESEARCH FRONTIERS INC. is primarily engaged in the development and licensing of suspended particle technology and devices to control the transmission of light. " (5/17/2017)
  • 2. Westpark Capital analysts commented, "REFR's top line revenues for 4Q16 stood at $278K, which represents a 27% Y/Y decline, and its EPS stood at ($0.05). The company's revenues and EPS came in well below our estimates at WestPark Capital. For 4Q16, we forecasted revenues of $762K and EPS of ($0.01). The company's management cited tough year over year comparisons, lower demand from certain Mercedes models and design enhancements in certain aircraft models lead to lower deployment of its SPD-Smart Glass. We continue to believe that the announcement of a new OEM sometime in mid-2017, remains the major catalyst for the stock. We trim our price target from $6 to $4 and reiterate our Outperform Rating." (3/14/2017)

Are investors shorting Research Frontiers?

Research Frontiers saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 1,019,233 shares, an increase of 2.6% from the March 31st total of 993,234 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 27,447 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 37.1 days.

Who are some of Research Frontiers' key competitors?

Who owns Research Frontiers stock?

Research Frontiers' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (2.53%), FMR LLC (1.40%), Shufro Rose & Co. LLC (0.54%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (0.41%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Research Frontiers.

Who sold Research Frontiers stock? Who is selling Research Frontiers stock?

Research Frontiers' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC and Shufro Rose & Co. LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Research Frontiers.

Who bought Research Frontiers stock? Who is buying Research Frontiers stock?

Research Frontiers' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Geode Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Research Frontiers.

How do I buy Research Frontiers stock?

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

How much does a share of Research Frontiers stock cost?

One share of Research Frontiers stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1.13.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $4.00 (253.98% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/8/2017Westpark CapitalReiterated RatingBuyMediumView Rating Details
8/5/2016Craig HallumDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
Earnings by Quarter for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
Earnings History by Quarter for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017($0.05)($0.04)$0.41 million$0.39 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/13/2017Q4 2016($0.04)($0.06)$0.58 million$0.28 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116($0.05)($0.05)$0.50 million$0.41 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2016Q415($0.02)($0.08)$0.60 million$0.38 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315($0.02)($0.03)$0.80 million$0.45 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215($0.05)($0.02)$0.45 million$0.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014($0.11)($0.06)$0.50 million$0.45 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2014($0.04)($0.04)$0.40 million$0.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.14)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($0.04)($0.04)($0.04)
Q2 20171($0.04)($0.04)($0.04)
Q3 20171($0.03)($0.03)($0.03)
Q4 20171($0.03)($0.03)($0.03)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 11.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 20.32%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/21/2017Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy1,000$1.44$1,440.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2017Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy3,000$1.48$4,440.00View SEC Filing  
1/22/2015Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$5.05$10,100.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2014Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$5.10$10,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2014Robert L SaxeChairmanSell6,212$5.19$32,240.28View SEC Filing  
7/18/2014Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy3,000$5.59$16,770.00View SEC Filing  
6/19/2014Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$5.39$10,780.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$5.90$11,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Kevin DouglasInsiderBuy53,107$5.52$293,150.64View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$5.62$11,240.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2014Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy3,000$5.33$15,990.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2014Kevin DouglasInsiderBuy59,991$5.30$317,952.30View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014Darryl DaigleDirectorBuy2,450$5.29$12,960.50View SEC Filing  
5/14/2014Kevin DouglasInsiderBuy29,308$5.24$153,573.92View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014Kevin DouglasInsiderBuy750,000$4.65$3,487,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/21/2014Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$5.80$11,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2014Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$5.76$11,520.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2014Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$6.37$12,740.00View SEC Filing  
12/31/2013Darryl DaigleDirectorBuy1,500$5.69$8,535.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2013Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy1,000$5.77$5,770.00View SEC Filing  
12/13/2013Darryl DaigleDirectorBuy1,150$5.69$6,543.50View SEC Filing  
12/5/2013Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$6.98$13,960.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$7.30$14,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Steven Michael SlovakVPSell15,000$7.07$106,050.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013Michael R LapointeVPSell1,500$6.80$10,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy3,000$5.10$15,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$5.00$10,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013Darryl DaigleDirectorBuy1,410$4.28$6,034.80View SEC Filing  
8/16/2013Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy2,000$4.39$8,780.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2013Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy1,000$4.44$4,440.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2013Alexander KaganowiczDirectorBuy7,000$4.52$31,640.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2013Steven Michael SlovakVPSell10,000$4.70$47,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
Latest Headlines for Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR)
DateHeadline logoBlog Coverage: PPG Aerospace and Research Frontiers' Licensee Vision Systems to Jointly Develop Window Shading Application for Aircrafts - May 22 at 9:23 AM logoPPG Aerospace and Vision Systems Enter Into Commercial Agreement for SPD-Smart Electronically Dimmable Window (EDW) Aircraft Solutions - May 19 at 12:22 PM logoResearch Frontiers, Inc. (REFR) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - May 17 at 7:30 AM logoETFs with exposure to Research Frontiers, Inc. : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 6:44 PM logoResearch Frontiers, Inc. :REFR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 7:01 PM logoResearch Frontiers, Inc. (REFR) Rating Reiterated by Westpark Capital - May 8 at 12:58 PM logoResearch Frontiers, Inc. (REFR) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS - May 5 at 4:40 PM logoResearch Frontiers, Inc. (REFR) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest - May 4 at 8:10 PM logoResearch Frontiers reports 1Q loss - May 4 at 6:34 PM logo$410,000.00 in Sales Expected for Research Frontiers, Inc. (REFR) This Quarter - May 4 at 2:00 PM logoResearch Frontiers (REFR) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows - May 3 at 11:14 PM logoResearch Frontiers to Host First Quarter 2017 Conference Call - May 3 at 7:27 PM logoETFs with exposure to Research Frontiers, Inc. : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 5:19 PM logo-$0.05 EPS Expected for Research Frontiers, Inc. (REFR) This Quarter - May 2 at 11:28 AM logoResearch Frontiers' SPD-SmartGlass Licensed to Hanamac for the Korean Automotive Aftermarket to Save Energy and to Make Cars More Comfortable and Secure - May 2 at 9:51 AM logoResearch Frontiers (REFR) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 29 at 8:29 PM logoResearch Frontiers (REFR) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.56 - April 26 at 11:36 AM logoResearch Frontiers (REFR) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.04 - April 23 at 5:51 PM logoETFs with exposure to Research Frontiers, Inc. : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 7:28 PM logoResearch Frontiers (REFR) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.12 - April 15 at 5:33 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Research Frontiers, Inc. (REFR) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $410,000.00 - April 13 at 1:26 PM logoResearch Frontiers Licensees and Partners to Feature Aerospace Products Using SPD-Smart Technology at Upcoming 2017 Hamburg AIX Show - March 30 at 7:46 PM logoResearch Frontiers, Inc. (REFR) PT Lowered to $4.00 - March 20 at 12:31 PM logoRESEARCH FRONTIERS INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 16 at 8:17 PM logoResearch Frontiers, Inc. (REFR) Reports FY 2016 Loss of $0.18 - - March 15 at 9:05 AM logoRESEARCH FRONTIERS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition - March 14 at 6:57 PM logoResearch Frontiers, Inc. (REFR) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.02 EPS - March 14 at 9:58 AM logoResearch Frontiers Reports Full Year 2016 Financial Results - March 13 at 7:14 PM logoQ4 2016 Research Frontiers Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close - March 13 at 9:32 AM logoResearch Frontiers to Host Fourth Quarter 2016 Conference Call - March 9 at 7:29 PM logoNippon Sheet Glass' UMU Products Subsidiary to Produce SPD-SmartGlass Architectural Window Products Licensed by Research Frontiers - January 17 at 12:13 PM logo8:03 am Research Frontiers, Inc. sells its licence to produce and sell SPD-SmartGlass architectural intelligent products throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, and Taiwan to NSG UMU Products; terms not disclosed - January 17 at 12:13 PM logoRESEARCH FRONTIERS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure - January 10 at 9:23 PM logo2017 Consumer Electronics and Detroit Auto Shows Demonstrate How Smart Your Glass Could be With New Automotive Uses for SPD-SmartGlass by Research Frontiers - January 9 at 8:10 PM logo15 Stocks Moving In Tuesday's Pre-Market Session - Benzinga - December 27 at 9:30 AM logoBet on Stocks with Rising P/E to Enjoy Growing Gains - Nasdaq - November 30 at 7:39 PM logoBet on Stocks with Rising P/E to Enjoy Growing Gains - November 29 at 1:49 PM featured highlights: Edgewell Personal Care, Cambrex, Humana, Research Frontiers and Galena Biopharma - November 29 at 1:49 PM logoRESEARCH FRONTIERS INC Financials - November 10 at 7:01 PM


Research Frontiers (REFR) Chart for Monday, May, 22, 2017

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