Planar Systems Announces Sale of Electroluminescent Unit; Updates Q1 Outlook
Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, announced the sale of its electroluminescent (EL) display business to Beneq Oy, a supplier of production and research equipment for advanced thin film coatings. Under the terms of the transaction, consideration consists of a $6.5 million base purchase price, of which $3.9 million was paid in cash at closing and $2.6 million was paid in the form of a promissory note. The transaction terms also provide for up to $3.5 million in possible additional cash consideration which can be earned in calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015 based upon the EL business achieving certain financial results.
As a result of the sale of the EL business, the Company is updating its forward looking estimates for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. The Company currently anticipates revenue in the range of $41 to $44 million and a Non-GAAP loss of $0.05 to a Non-GAAP profit of $0.01 in the first quarter of 2013, excluding the gain or loss recorded on the sale of the EL business.
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