Dolby Laboratories, Inc. creates audio and imaging technologies that transform entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, at work, and on mobile devices. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Dolby Laboratories's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: DLB is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: DLB's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: DLB exceeded the US Electronic industry which returned 18.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DLB exceeded the US Market which returned 19.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Dolby Laboratories's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StThis Insider Has Just Sold Shares In Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB)
1 week ago | Simply Wall StDolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) Released Earnings Last Week And Analysts Lifted Their Price Target To US$86.75
1 week ago | Simply Wall StThree Things You Should Check Before Buying Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) For Its Dividend
Is Dolby Laboratories undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: DLB ($87.8) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($55.59)
Significantly Below Fair Value: DLB is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: DLB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.2x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (25.6x).
PE vs Market: DLB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.2x) compared to the US market (19.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: DLB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DLB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.6x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (2.2x).
How is Dolby Laboratories forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: DLB's forecast earnings growth (10.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: DLB's earnings (10.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: DLB's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: DLB's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: DLB's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: DLB's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.7%).
How has Dolby Laboratories performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: DLB has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: DLB's current net profit margins (19.9%) are lower than last year (20.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DLB's earnings have grown by 4.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: DLB's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: DLB had negative earnings growth (-9.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (-14.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: DLB's Return on Equity (9.5%) is considered low.
How is Dolby Laboratories's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DLB's short term assets ($1.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($267.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: DLB's short term assets ($1.5B) exceed its long term liabilities ($211.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DLB is debt free.
Reducing Debt: DLB has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DLB has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: DLB has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Dolby Laboratories's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: DLB's dividend (1%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.52%).
High Dividend: DLB's dividend (1%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.2%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, DLB has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: DLB's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (38.2%), DLB's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: DLB's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (23.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Kevin Yeaman (54 yo)
Mr. Kevin J. Yeaman has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. since March 28, 2009. Mr. Yeaman served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dolby Laboratories Inc., from Oc...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Kevin's total compensation ($USD7.36M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.11M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Kevin's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||8.42yrs||US$2.69m||0.064% |
|Executive VP||9.83yrs||US$2.72m||0.015% |
|Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer||2.33yrs||US$2.44m||0.028% |
|Senior Vice President of Consumer Entertainment||4.08yrs||US$2.60m||0.031% |
|VP & Corporate Controller||1.75yrs||no data||0.0026% |
|Director of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|CTO & Senior VP||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Communications Business Group||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief People Officer||3.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology Group||16yrs||US$1.54m||0.052% |
|Senior Vice President||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: DLB's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Chairman||9.67yrs||US$374.34k||0.035% |
|Independent Director||11.75yrs||US$351.34k||0.049% |
|Independent Director||16.33yrs||US$349.34k||0.028% |
|Independent Director||17.42yrs||US$309.34k||0.012% |
|Independent Director||5.75yrs||US$329.34k||0.028% |
|Independent Director||7.75yrs||US$332.34k||0.054% |
|Independent Director||1.5yrs||US$181.00k||0.0026% |
Experienced Board: DLB's board of directors are considered experienced (9.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: DLB insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Dolby Laboratories, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
- Ticker: DLB
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1965
- Industry: Electronic Components
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$8.793b
- Shares outstanding: 100.35m
- Website: https://www.dolby.com
Number of Employees
- Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
- 1275 Market Street
- San Francisco
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|FUO||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 2005|
|DLB||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 2005|
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. creates audio and imaging technologies that transform entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, at work, and on mobile devices. The company develops and licenses its...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/11/23 00:00|
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