UPDATE: BofA Securities Starts Universal Display (OLED) at Buy on 'Unabated Growth'

October 18, 2021 6:23 AM EDT
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Price: $132.37 +0.20%

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    11 Buy, 8 Hold, 1 Sell

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    Up: 15 | Down: 21 | New: 16
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(Updated - October 18, 2021 6:59 AM EDT)

BofA Securities analyst Dah-Yeon Rhee initiates coverage on Universal Display (NASDAQ: OLED) with a Buy rating and a price target of $230, calling it the leading OLED pure-play with unabated growth.

The analyst comments "We initiate coverage on Universal Display (OLED US; UDC) with a Buy rating and PO of US$230 (30% potential upside) derived from 39x 2022-23E average P/E. UDC is a leader in R&D and commercialization of OLED materials with over 5,000 patents worldwide. The company particularly has near-monopoly in phosphorescent dopants (PHOLEDs) for red and green, along with other materials within the emitting layer of OLED panel. This serves as the backbone to UDC’s +24% CAGR in annual revenue from US$430mn in 2020 to US$813mn in 2023E. Industry-best margin profile of ~80% GM and 40-50% OPM also looks sustainable in the long term on outsourced production (manufacturing partner PPG Industries), and well managed costs (low impact from iridium price hike)."

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Shares of Universal Display closed at $176.81 yesterday.

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