Acacia Research Corporation, founded in 1993, is an American company based in Irvine, California. Acacia partners with patent owners such as inventors and universities to license patents that are infringed. Roughly, 95% of the company’s business involves licensing infringed patents on behalf of patent owners to some of the world’s largest corporations through patent litigation.Acacia creates a subsidiary company that acts as a special purpose entity for each set of patents that it enforces. The patent owner assigns the infringed patents to the subsidiary and the subsidiary then licenses the patents to companies who are infringing. Acacia and the patent owner split any revenues generated from licensing the patents on a 50/50 basis.Since the year 2000, Acacia has generated $1.4 Billion in revenue from licensing patents and has paid out over $731 Million to inventors and other patent owners. The company has formed 233 known subsidiaries and has litigated 1,412 cases, four of which were not through a subsidiary.
Index: NASDAQ; Sector: Financial; Industry: Misc. Financial Services;
Marketcap: 170.01M; Volume: 2.65K; AvgVol 3m: 251.25K; Beta: 0.56;
P/E: –; EPS: -0.29; EPS growth quarter/prev quarter: 174.00%;
EPS growth this year: 83.30%; EPS growth past 5 years: 23.90%;
EPS ttm: -0.29;
P/S: 20.47; P/B: 0.99; P/Cashflow: 0.92; P/FCF: ;
Sales: 8.33M; Sales growth quarter/prev quarter: -61.80%; Sales growth past 5 years: -38.80%;
Gross Margin: 75.50%; Profit Margin: ; Operating Margin: ;
ROA – return on assets: -5.70%; ROE – return on equity: -8.60%; LT Debt/Equity: 0.00; Total Debt/Equity: 0.70;
Dividend: –; Dividend Yield (%): –;
Insider Ownership: 1.40%; Insider Transactions:2.96%;
Institutional Ownership: 67.00%; Institutional Transactions: 4.94%;
Data update: 07.10.2020.