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Lightwave Logic, Inc.  (LWLG)
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Lightwave Logic Inc's

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LWLG Sales vs. its Competitors Q4 2018



Comparing the results to its competitors, Lightwave Logic Inc reported Total Revenue decrease in the 4 quarter 2018 year on year by 0 %, slower than combine decrease of company's competitors by -0.5 %, recorded in the same quarter.

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Net Income Comparison


Lightwave Logic, Inc. recorded net loss , despite income increase by most of its competitors of 170.08 %

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Lightwave Logic Inc's Comment on Competitors and Industry Peers


The markets we are targeting for our electro-optic polymer technology are intensely competitive. Among the largest fiber-optic component manufactures are Finisar, JDSU, Oclaro, NeoPhotonics, OpLink, CyOptics. Additionally, the five largest inorganic modulator component manufacturers hold approximately 85% of the electro-optic modulator component market. They are JDSU, Sumitomo, Oclaro, Fujitsu and ThorLabs. These companies are heavily invested in the production of crystalline-based electro-optic modulator technologies, as well as the development of novel manufacturing techniques and modulator designs.

GigPeak, Inc. may be considered our primary polymer competitor. They design and have patented potentially commercially feasible electro-optic polymers and hold an exclusive license to all electro-optic polymeric technology developed at the University of Washington. GigPeak presently has a joint venture with CPqD, an independent Brazil institution. GigPeak has sold a majority interest of their polymer IP to BrPhotonics S/A based in Brazil. Recently, GigPeak announced that it signed an agreement for Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) to acquire GigPeak. We do not know at this time what IDT’s intention is regarding polymer technology.

We believe that as our organic polymer technology gains industry acceptance, we will be poised to obtain a significant portion of the component manufacturing market. Electro-optic polymers demonstrate several advantages over other technologies, such as inorganic-based technologies, due to their reduced manufacturing and processing costs, higher performance and lower power requirements. Our patented organic polymers and future electro-optic photonic devices have demonstrated significant stability advantages over our known competitor's materials.

We believe the principal competitive factors in our target markets are:


The ability to develop and commercialize highly stable optical polymer-based materials and optical devices in commercial quantities.

The ability to obtain appropriate patent and proprietary rights protection.

Lower cost, high production yield for these products.

The ability to enable integration and implement advanced technologies.

Strong sales and marketing, and distribution channels for access to products.

We believe that our current business planning will position our Company to compete adequately with respect to these factors. Our future success is difficult to predict because we are an early stage company with all of our potential products still in development.

Many of our existing and potential competitors have substantially greater research and product development capabilities and financial, scientific, marketing and human resources than we do. As a result, these competitors may:


Succeed in developing products that are equal to or superior to our potential products or that achieve greater market acceptance than our potential products.

Devote greater resources to developing, marketing or selling their products.

Respond quickly to new or emerging technologies or scientific advances and changes in customer requirements, which could render our technologies or potential products obsolete.

Introduce products that make the continued development of our potential products uneconomical.

Obtain patents that block or otherwise inhibit our ability to develop and commercialize our potential products.

Withstand price competition more successfully than we can.

Establish cooperative relationships among themselves or with third parties that enhance their ability to address the needs of our prospective customers.

Take advantage of acquisition or other opportunities more readily than we can.





*Market share is not actual measurement, only performance comparison of companies which report and operate within the same segment.

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LWLG's vs. Competition, Data

(Revenue and Income for Trailing 12 Months, in Millions of $, except Employees)



COMPANY NAME TICKER MARKET CAP REVENUES INCOME EMPLOYEES
Lightwave Logic, Inc. LWLG 74 0 -6 10
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. AAOI 252 351 56 3,054
Acacia Communications, Inc. ACIA 2,311 343 -6 354
Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd. ALPINE 0 10 0 132
Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd. ALPP 1 10 -3 132
Amplitech Group, Inc. AMPG 4 1 0 5
Arris International Plc ARRS 5,851 6,709 90 8,700
Avid Technology, Inc. AVID 320 413 -21 1,522
Anixter International Inc AXE 2,037 6,227 201 8,700
Belden Inc. BDC 2,453 2,443 70 8,200
General Cable Corp BGC 1,613 3,940 -71 12,000
Benchmark Electronics Inc BHE 1,434 2,508 -65 10,500
Clearfield, Inc. CLFD 206 72 3 230
Commscope Holding Company, Inc. COMM 5,084 4,544 194 20,000
Ceetop Inc. CTOP 0 0 0 24
Emcore Corp EMKR 110 103 1 364
Fabrinet FN 2,284 1,397 89 10,579
Finisar Corp FNSR 2,859 1,280 -57 13,000
Harmonic Inc HLIT 475 365 -73 1,244
Handy & Harman Ltd. HNH 402 602 41 3,400
Houston Wire & Cable Co HWCC 99 324 2 352
Iec Electronics Corp IEC 69 107 3 565
Ieh Corporation IEHC 41 28 4 160
Ii-vi Inc IIVI 2,748 1,111 93 0
Ipg Photonics Corp IPGP 9,683 1,483 379 5,030
Inphi Corp IPHI 2,008 315 -87 616
Kaman Corporation KAMN 1,716 1,816 46 5,258
Kimball Electronics, Inc. KE 431 1,037 19 5,700
Lumentum Holdings Inc. LITE 3,845 1,169 160 2,930
Lightpath Technologies Inc LPTH 39 33 8 342
Molex Inc MOLX 0 0 0 0
Maxlinear Inc MXL 1,953 442 -16 753
Neophotonics Corp NPTN 298 290 -60 1,783
Netgear, Inc NTGR 1,112 1,428 9 1,008
Optical Cable Corp OCC 37 87 -2 342
Oclaro, Inc. OCLR 1,415 572 112 0
Osi Systems Inc OSIS 1,561 1,089 -29 6,087
Preformed Line Products Co PLPC 288 392 17 2,744
Plexus Corp PLXS 2,099 2,665 -32 16,000
Parkervision Inc PRKR 4 0 -20 45
Seachange International Inc SEAC 51 62 -38 286
SOLECTRON CORPORATION SLR 0 0 0 0
Sparton Corp. SPA 182 379 -8 1,531
Te Connectivity Ltd. TEL 31,122 14,077 2,564 72,000
Wesco International Inc. WCC 2,708 7,900 168 9,300
Encore Wire Corp WIRE 1,272 1,176 65 1,253
Westell Technologies Inc WSTL 35 59 0 114
Zoom Telephonics, Inc. ZMTP 17 33 0 33
SUBTOTAL 92,604 69,393 3,801 236,382


             
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