NYSE:DLB - Dolby Laboratories Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$64.52 +0.37 (+0.58 %)
(As of 04/24/2019 12:07 PM ET)
Previous Close$64.15
Today's Range$64.15 - $64.96
52-Week Range$58.17 - $72.04
Volume90,523 shs
Average Volume455,070 shs
Market Capitalization$6.62 billion
P/E Ratio26.88
Dividend Yield1.19%
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 audio technologies, such as AAC & HE-AAC, a digital audio codec solution used for TVs, set-top boxes (STBs), personal computers (PCs), gaming consoles, mobile devices, and digital radio; AVC, a digital video codec with high bandwidth efficiency used in media devices; Dolby AC-4, an audio coding technology that delivers new audio experiences to a range of playback devices; and Dolby Atmos technology for home theaters, cinemas, device speakers, mobile devices, and headphones. Its audio technologies also include Dolby Digital, a digital audio coding technology that provides multichannel sound to applications; Dolby Digital Plus, a digital audio coding technology that offers audio transmission for a range of media applications; Dolby TrueHD, a digital audio coding technology providing encoding for Blu-ray discs and home theaters; Dolby Vision, an imaging technology for cinema and media devices; Dolby Voice, an audio conferencing technology; and HEVC, a digital video codec with high bandwidth efficiency to support for media devices. In addition, the company designs and manufactures digital cinema servers, cinema processors, amplifiers, loudspeakers, hardware components, video conferencing solutions, and other products for the cinema, television, broadcast, and entertainment industries. Further, it offers various services to support theatrical and television production for cinema exhibition, broadcast, and home entertainment. The company serves film studios, content creators, post-production facilities, cinema operators, broadcasters, and video game designers. It sells its products directly to the end users, as well as through dealers and distributors worldwide. Dolby Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Patent owners & lessors
Sub-IndustryElectronic Components
SectorConsumer Discretionary



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.17 billion
Cash Flow$3.2969 per share
Book Value$21.27 per share


Net Income$122.24 million


Market Cap$6.62 billion
Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Confirmed)

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dolby Laboratories' stock symbol?

Dolby Laboratories trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DLB."

How often does Dolby Laboratories pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Dolby Laboratories?

Dolby Laboratories announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 12th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Thursday, February 21st. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 11th. View Dolby Laboratories' Dividend History.

How were Dolby Laboratories' earnings last quarter?

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 30th. The electronics maker reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.40. The electronics maker earned $302.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $295.04 million. Dolby Laboratories had a return on equity of 11.30% and a net margin of 25.47%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.80) EPS. View Dolby Laboratories' Earnings History.

When is Dolby Laboratories' next earnings date?

Dolby Laboratories is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Dolby Laboratories.

How can I listen to Dolby Laboratories' earnings call?

Dolby Laboratories will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, May 1st at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8002630877.

What guidance has Dolby Laboratories issued on next quarter's earnings?

Dolby Laboratories updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.81-0.87 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.92. The company issued revenue guidance of $325-345 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $338.65 million.Dolby Laboratories also updated its FY 2019 guidance to EPS.

What price target have analysts set for DLB?

4 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Dolby Laboratories' shares. Their predictions range from $67.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Dolby Laboratories' share price to reach $77.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Dolby Laboratories.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dolby Laboratories?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dolby Laboratories in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Dolby Laboratories.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Dolby Laboratories stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Dolby Laboratories stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Impressive market traction of Dolby Cinema technology is proving to be a major profit churner for Dolby. Moreover, the company believes that surging demand for premium viewing experiences will fuel growth for Dolby Cinema over the long haul. The company’s growth strategy stands on three pillars — advancing the science of sight and sound, providing creative solutions and delivering superior experiences. Successful execution in each of these areas has led to healthy growth over the past quarters. The stock has also outperformed the industry in the past three months on an average. However, escalating cost of sales has been a major concern for Dolby. Its products and services segments are witnessing declining revenue trends, which is hurting overall operating performance. Stiff competition, price-sensitive nature of the entertainment industry and fluctuations of cinema product sales pose significant threats to the company’s margin." (4/2/2019)
  • 2. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We continue our OUTPERFORM investment rating on DLB and $85 price target: While the favorable financial impact from the rollout of new technologies continues to evolve, we feel the benefits from some of them are becoming increasingly meaningful. The company’s $0.76 annual dividend provides a yield of 1.2%. The company also is active in repurchasing its shares, with over $400 million in authorization currently remaining. Management has noted that monetization benefits from its cinema sector efforts remain in early stages in terms of financial metrics. However, excitement over the early success of these initiatives has created a more optimistic view of Dolby’s potential to create renewed corporate momentum as management continues to target a return to double-digit growth. Laboratories, Inc." (1/31/2019)

Has Dolby Laboratories been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about DLB stock have trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Dolby Laboratories earned a media sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the electronics maker a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Dolby Laboratories' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Dolby Laboratories own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Dolby Laboratories investors own include Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Mastercard (MA), Comcast (CMCSA), Cirrus Logic (CRUS), Starbucks (SBUX), Blackstone Group (BX), AT&T (T), Visa (V) and Cornerstone Total Return Fund (CRF).

Who are Dolby Laboratories' key executives?

Dolby Laboratories' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Kevin J. Yeaman, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Lewis Chew, Principal Financial Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. Andy Sherman, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. Todd Pendleton, Sr. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Giles Baker, Sr. VP of Consumer Entertainment (Age 43)

Who are Dolby Laboratories' major shareholders?

Dolby Laboratories' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Chartwell Investment Partners LLC (0.21%), Patten & Patten Inc. TN (0.05%), Roubaix Capital LLC (0.04%), Brinker Capital Inc. (0.04%), Cardinal Capital Management (0.03%) and First Quadrant L P CA (0.02%). Company insiders that own Dolby Laboratories stock include Bob Borchers, Dagmar Dolby, Giles Baker, Kevin J Yeaman, Lewis Chew, Mark Andrew Sherman, N William Jasper, Jr, Nicholas Donatiello Jr, Nicholas Donatiello, Jr, Peter C Gotcher and Steven E Forshay. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Dolby Laboratories.

Which major investors are selling Dolby Laboratories stock?

DLB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Strs Ohio and Contravisory Investment Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Dolby Laboratories company stock in the last year include Dagmar Dolby, Giles Baker, Kevin J Yeaman, Lewis Chew, Mark Andrew Sherman, Nicholas Donatiello Jr and Peter C Gotcher. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dolby Laboratories.

Which major investors are buying Dolby Laboratories stock?

DLB stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, Roubaix Capital LLC, First Quadrant L P CA, Brinker Capital Inc., Meeder Asset Management Inc., Virtu Financial LLC, Patten & Patten Inc. TN and Summit Creek Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dolby Laboratories.

How do I buy shares of Dolby Laboratories?

Shares of DLB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Dolby Laboratories' stock price today?

One share of DLB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $64.61.

How big of a company is Dolby Laboratories?

Dolby Laboratories has a market capitalization of $6.63 billion and generates $1.17 billion in revenue each year. The electronics maker earns $122.24 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.40 on an earnings per share basis. Dolby Laboratories employs 2,151 workers across the globe.

What is Dolby Laboratories' official website?

The official website for Dolby Laboratories is http://www.dolby.com.

How can I contact Dolby Laboratories?

Dolby Laboratories' mailing address is 1275 MARKET STREET, SAN FRANCISCO CA, 94103. The electronics maker can be reached via phone at 415-558-0200 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Dolby Laboratories (NYSE DLB)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  259 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  421 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  680
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This page was last updated on 4/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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