Cambridge Display Technology Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results

Cambridgeshire, UNITED KINGDOM


CAMBRIDGE, England, Aug. 15, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cambridge Display Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:OLED), a pioneer in the development of polymer organic light emitting diode (P-OLED) technology, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007.

Chairman and Chief Executive Office Dr. David Fyfe stated, "In July we jointly announced with Sumitomo Chemical Company that we have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Sumitomo Chemical Company will acquire CDT. Under the merger agreement, Sumitomo Chemical will acquire all outstanding shares of CDT common stock at a price of $12 per share in cash, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $285 million. I believe the acquisition of CDT by Sumitomo Chemical will significantly enhance the prospects for P-OLED technology adoption. CDT and Sumitomo Chemical have developed an ever-closer relationship since Sumitomo acquired a license to certain IP from CDT in 2001, culminating in the formation of the Sumation 50/50 joint venture in 2005 to develop, manufacture and sell P-OLED materials to CDT licensees and others. We have admired the long-term commitment of Sumitomo Chemical to the development of this very important technology and believe this merger is not only in the best interest of our shareholders but also of our employees and the global display industry."

Total revenues for the second quarter of 2007 were $2.7 million, compared with $2.7 million for the same period last year. The increase in revenue for equipment and supplies caused by a major ink sale in the second quarter of 2007 was offset by slightly reduced license revenue.

Gross profit decreased from $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2006 to $1.9 million in the second quarter of 2007 due to lower margins in technology, services, development, equipment and supplies revenue.

Research and Development expenses for the second quarter of 2007 were $3.6 million, up from $3.2 million for the second quarter of 2006. R&D expenses were impacted primarily by an increase in development costs related to CDT's Total Matrix Addressing(tm) ("TMA(tm)") technology, higher expenditures on research programs and stock-based consideration costs related to the purchase of the assets of Next Sierra Inc. in January 2007 as part of our TMA development plan.

Selling, General and Administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2007 increased to $4.6 million, from $3.6 million for the same period last year. Expenses were impacted primarily by increased stock compensation costs, professional fees incurred relating to the proposed merger with Sumitomo Chemical, and litigation expenses.

Equity in loss of affiliates increased slightly to $1.7 million for the second quarter of 2007, from $1.6 million for the same period in 2006.

Net loss increased to $7.4 million during the second quarter of 2007, from $5.0 million for the same period in 2006. This is due to lower gross profit as well as increased operating expenses.

Total deferred revenues at June 30, 2007 were $17.6 million, an increase of $12.3 million compared with the $5.3 million of deferred revenue balance at December 31, 2006. This increase was due to the receipt of cash under license and technology services contracts in the first and second quarters of 2007 exceeding the revenues recognized under those contracts during the first and second quarters of 2007. The most significant of those contracts was a major license which was sold in June 2007, pursuant to which the majority of revenues are expected to be recognised in the third quarter of 2007.

Total cash and current marketable securities was $21.3 million at June 30, 2007, as compared with $19.3 million at December 31, 2006.

Dr. Fyfe continued, "Our results for the second quarter primarily reflected the impact of license and development agreements signed during the fall of 2006. In May, we announced more significant growth in our material lifetimes -- through our joint venture Sumation. The lifetimes are approximately 40% better than those announced in March. At the SID 2007 Conference held in California in June of this year, we exhibited a 3" diagonal 160ppi inkjet-printed display made by CDT using Casio's backplane design and technology. This was arguably one of the best quality displays that CDT has produced and clearly showed the potential for inkjet printing to tackle high resolution displays that are going to be increasingly in demand for handheld applications."

The financial statements of the Company for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 are included in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which can be accessed through the Internet at www.cdtltd.co.uk.

The Company will be holding a conference call to discuss the financial results included in this news release. Interested investors may listen to a live web cast today, August 15, 2007 at Noon ET/9:00AM PT (5:00PM BST). The call can be accessed through the Internet at www.cdtltd.co.uk.

About CDT

Cambridge Display Technology is a pioneer in the research, development and commercialization of polymer organic light emitting diodes (P-OLEDs) and other related technologies, which are targeted for use in a wide range of electronic display products used for information management, communications and entertainment. Features include reduced power consumption, size, thickness and weight, wide viewing angle, superior video imaging performance and the potential for use on flexible display substrates. Current CDT licensees are actively developing their manufacturing strategies. Founded in 1992, the Company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "OLED".

The Company's website is www.cdtltd.co.uk

Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" and their presence may be indicated by words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "seek," "will" and "may," as well as the negative thereof and similar expressions. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting Cambridge Display Technology, Inc. and its subsidiaries will be those anticipated by management. Among the factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ, possibly materially, from expectations or estimates reflected in such forward-looking statements are the following: the outcomes of the Company's ongoing and future research and development activities, as well as those of its licensees; the Company's ability to form and continue strategic relationships with manufacturers of P-OLED materials and displays; the successful commercialization of products that include the Company's P-OLED technology by its licensees; the willingness of the Company's manufacturers and licensees to continue to develop, manufacture and sell commercial products integrating the Company's technology; the future demand for products using the Company's P-OLED technology; the comparative advantages and disadvantages of any competing technologies; the Company's ability to maintain and improve its competitive position following the expiration of its fundamental patents; the adequacy of protections afforded to the Company by the patents that it owns or licenses and the cost to the Company of enforcing these patents; the Company's ability to obtain, expand and maintain patent protection in the future and to protect its unpatentable intellectual property; developments in and expenses associated with resolving matters currently in litigation; and the Company's future capital requirements and its ability to obtain additional financing when needed, which would affect its ability to continue the research, development and commercialization of its P-OLED technology and other related technologies and as a going concern. Readers should also consider the additional factors described under the captions "Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in the Company's 10-K and 10-Q reports filed with the SEC. Investors should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



                  CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
                      Consolidated Balance Sheets
               (in thousands, except share information)

                                                 June 30,  December 31,
                                                   2007        2006
                                               (unaudited)
                                                ---------   ---------
 ASSETS
 Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                     $  21,294   $  12,015
  Marketable securities                                --       7,252
  Inventory                                            --          30
  Accounts receivable, net                             61         187
  Taxes receivable                                  1,885       1,861
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets         2,093       1,680
                                                ---------   ---------
     Total current assets                          25,333      23,025
 Property, equipment and leasehold
  improvements, net                                 7,872       9,579
 Investments in affiliates                          4,459       3,951
 Marketable securities                                486         298
 Goodwill                                          65,612      65,612
 Other intangible assets, net                       1,194       1,484
 Other non-current assets                               4          20
                                                =========   =========
     Total assets                               $ 104,960   $ 103,969
                                                =========   =========
 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses         $   7,061   $   6,597
  Deferred revenue                                 15,204       5,143
  Due to affiliate                                     --          95
  Other current liabilities                         2,309       2,109
                                                ---------   ---------
     Total current liabilities                     24,574      13,944

 Deferred revenue, non-current                      2,392         193
 Other liabilities                                    543         596

 Commitments and contingencies (Note 8)                --          --

 Common shareholders' equity:
  Preferred stock, voting $0.01 par
   value, 46,667 authorized, None issued
   or outstanding                                      --          --
  Common stock, $0.01 par value,
   100,000,000 shares authorized,
   21,903,549 issued and 21,630,703 outstanding       216         216
  Additional paid-in capital                      287,912     284,531
  Deferred compensation                                --          --
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss               (283)       (271)
  Accumulated deficit                            (210,394)   (195,240)
                                                ---------   ---------
     Total common shareholders' equity             77,451      89,236
                                                ---------   ---------
 Total liabilities and
  shareholders' equity                          $ 104,960   $ 103,969
                                                =========   =========


                  CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
                 Consolidated Statements of Operations
               (in thousands, except per share amounts)
                              (unaudited)
                                                  Three months ended
                                                       June 30,
                                                 --------------------
                                                   2007       2006
                                                 --------    --------
 Operating revenues:
  License fees and royalties                     $  1,791    $  2,002
  Technology services and development                 741         683
  Equipment and supplies                              143          12
                                                 --------    --------
 Total operating revenues                           2,675       2,697

 Cost of sales:
  License fees and royalties                           16          11
  Technology services and development                 636         270
  Equipment and supplies                               89          11
                                                 --------    --------
 Total cost of sales                                  741         292
                                                 --------    --------
 Gross profit                                       1,934       2,405
                                                 --------    --------
 Operating expenses:
  Research and development expenses                 3,550       3,210
  Selling, general and administrative expenses      4,568       3,605
  Amortization of intangibles acquired                145         395
                                                 --------    --------
 Total operating expenses                           8,263       7,210
                                                 --------    --------
 Loss from operations                              (6,329)     (4,805)

 Other (expense) / income:
  Equity in loss of affiliates                     (1,667)     (1,599)
  Foreign currency transaction gain                    66         489
  Other (expense) / income                             (3)        357
  Interest income                                     169         304
                                                 --------    --------
 Total other expense                               (1,435)       (449)
                                                 --------    --------
 Loss before benefit for income taxes              (7,764)     (5,254)
 Benefit for income taxes                            (321)       (282)
                                                 --------    --------
 Net loss                                        $ (7,443)   $ (4,972)
                                                 ========    ========
 Net loss per common share attributable to
  common shareholders, basic and diluted         $  (0.34)   $  (0.23)
                                                 ========    ========
 Weighted average number of common shares
  outstanding, basic and diluted                   21,630      21,483
                                                 ========    ========


                  CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
                 Consolidated Statements of Operations
               (in thousands, except per share amounts)
                              (unaudited)
                                                   Six months ended
                                                       June 30,
                                                 --------------------
                                                   2007        2006
                                                 --------    --------
 Operating revenues:
  License fees and royalties                     $  2,894    $  2,081
  Technology services and development               1,711       1,381
  Equipment and supplies                            1,070         270
                                                 --------    --------
 Total operating revenues                           5,675       3,732
 Cost of sales:
  License fees and royalties                           27          12
  Technology services and development               1,309         486
  Equipment and supplies                              720         169
                                                 --------    --------
 Total cost of sales                                2,056         667
                                                 --------    --------
 Gross profit                                       3,619       3,065
                                                 --------    --------
 Operating expenses:
  Research and development expenses                 7,285       6,305
  Selling, general and administrative expenses      8,924       7,574
  Amortization of intangibles acquired                290         790
                                                 --------    --------
 Total operating expenses                          16,499      14,669
                                                 --------    --------
 Loss from operations                             (12,880)    (11,604)
 Other (expense) / income:
  Equity in loss of affiliates                     (2,983)     (3,014)
  Foreign currency transaction gain                    59         276
  Other (expense) / income                             (2)        610
  Interest income                                     336         561
                                                 --------    --------
 Total other expense                               (2,590)     (1,567)
                                                 --------    --------
 Loss before benefit for income taxes             (15,470)    (13,171)
 Benefit for income taxes                            (316)       (566)
                                                 --------    --------
 Net loss                                        $(15,154)   $(12,605)
                                                 ========    ========
 Net loss per common share attributable to
  common shareholders, basic and diluted         $  (0.70)   $  (0.59)
                                                 ========    ========
 Weighted average number of common shares
  outstanding, basic and diluted                   21,630      21,483
                                                 ========    ========


                  CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
                 Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                            (in thousands)
                              (unaudited)
                                                    Six months ended
                                                         June 30,
                                                  --------------------
                                                     2007       2006
                                                  --------    --------
 Operating activities
 Net loss                                         $(15,154)   $(12,605)
 Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net
  cash used in operating activities:
 Depreciation and amortization of property,
  equipment and leasehold improvements               2,058       2,689
 Loss on sale of property, equipment and
  leasehold improvements                                (1)         (2)
 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
  and cash equivalents                                (171)       (428)
 Amortization of other intangible assets               290         790
 Stock compensation expense                          3,343       1,658
 Equity in loss of affiliates                        2,983       3,014
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
  Accounts and tax receivable                          102       1,332

  Inventories and demo machines                         30         (92)
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets           (397)        249
  Accounts and tax payable and accrued expenses        464      (1,767)
  Due to affiliates                                    (95)         18
  Deferred revenue                                  12,260        (246)
  Other current and non-current liabilities            147       2,122
                                                  --------    --------
 Net cash generated by/(used in)
  operating activities                               5,859      (3,268)
 Investing activities
 Acquisition of property, equipment and
  leasehold improvements                              (312)       (557)
 Investment in affiliates                           (3,691)     (4,886)
 (Investment in)/sale of marketable securities       7,252      (1,874)
                                                  --------    --------
 Net cash generating by/(used in)
  investing activities                               3,249      (7,317)
 Financing activities
                                                  --------    --------
 Net cash generated by/(used in) financing
  activities                                            --          --
                                                  --------    --------
 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
  and cash equivalents                                 171         428
 Net increase/(decrease) in cash                     9,279     (10,157)
 Cash and cash equivalents--beginning of period     12,015      31,263
                                                  --------    --------
 Cash and cash equivalents--end of period           21,294    $ 21,106
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