Plantronics Company Profile (NYSE:PLT)

About Plantronics

Plantronics logoPlantronics, Inc. (Plantronics) is engaged in the design, manufacture, and distribution of headsets for business and consumer applications, and other specialty products for the hearing impaired. The Company is a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of communications headsets, telephone headset systems, other communication endpoints and accessories for the business and consumer markets. The Company develops communication products for offices and contact centers, mobile devices, cordless phones, and computers and gaming consoles. Its product categories include Enterprise, which includes corded and cordless communication headsets, audio processors, and telephone systems, and Consumer, which includes Bluetooth and corded products for mobile device applications, personal computer (PC) and gaming headsets, and specialty products marketed for hearing impaired individuals. It offers its products under two brands: Plantronics and Clarity.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Processing Systems & Products
  • Sub-Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: PLT
  • CUSIP: 72749310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $52.06
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $51.09
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $46.39
  • 52-Week Range: $32.13 - $55.09
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.80
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.14
  • P/E Growth: 1.07
  • Market Cap: $1.68B
  • Outstanding Shares: 32,243,000
  • Beta: 1.59
  • Net Margins: 7.73%
  • Return on Equity: 24.55%
  • Return on Assets: 8.11%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.58%
  • Current Ratio: 5.70%
  • Quick Ratio: 5.20%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $55.00 (5.65% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/3/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price TargetBuy$55.00View Rating Details
5/4/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.UpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
9/24/2015Roth CapitalReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
6/2/2015Northland SecuritiesBoost Price TargetOutperform$57.00 -> $61.00View Rating Details
2/26/2015Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuy$60.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/2/2016Q1$0.70$0.76$216.70 million$223.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q4$0.55$0.64$205.06 million$209.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/1/2016Q3$0.76$0.83$230.61 million$225.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q216$0.65$0.70$206.97 million$215.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2015Q1$0.59$0.67$205.59 million$206.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2015Q415$0.61$0.72$200.30 million$300.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2015Q315$0.81$0.79$225.84 million$231.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q215$0.75$0.77$212.25 million$215.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q1$0.70$0.78$210.95 million$216.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q4$0.65$0.74$204.37 million$209.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2014Q3$0.63$0.76$205.50 million$212.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q114$0.65$0.64$195.80 million$194.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q1 2014$0.70$0.70$201.25 million$202.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q4 2013$0.70$0.71$192.07 million$204.18 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2013Q3 2013$0.68$0.73$186.05 million$197.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2012Q213$0.65$0.70$179.82 million$179.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2012$0.61$0.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2012$0.65$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2012$0.67$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011$0.61$0.67ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2011$0.56$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$0.60$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2011$0.59$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.31 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.72 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20171$0.59$0.59$0.59
Q3 20171$0.68$0.68$0.68
Q4 20171$0.57$0.57$0.57
Q1 20181$0.67$0.67$0.67
Q2 20181$0.71$0.71$0.71
Q3 20181$0.80$0.80$0.80
Q4 20181$0.59$0.59$0.59
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Annual Dividend:$0.60
Dividend Yield:1.15%
Dividend Growth:19.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:29.70% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
25.97% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
22.06% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 4.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 90.60%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/6/2016S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell14,946$51.00$762,246.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2016S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell12,632$50.19$634,000.08View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell2,590$50.00$129,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell4,778$50.14$239,568.92View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Brian S DexheimerDirectorSell4,000$49.97$199,880.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016Joseph B BurtonInsiderSell3,000$50.40$151,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell9,600$50.84$488,064.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Marvin TseuDirectorSell2,000$45.10$90,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Marshall MohrDirectorSell3,000$44.36$133,080.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Brian S DexheimerDirectorSell2,900$42.10$122,090.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Brian S DexheimerDirectorSell100$43.00$4,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Joseph B BurtonInsiderSell3,951$42.61$168,352.11View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell17,941$37.51$672,966.91View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell2,559$38.02$97,293.18View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Donald S HoustonInsiderSell5,000$38.80$194,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Donald S HoustonInsiderSell5,000$37.84$189,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell8,211$37.16$305,120.76View SEC Filing  
2/23/2016Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell14,289$37.25$532,265.25View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016Donald S HoustonInsiderSell7,500$36.90$276,750.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Donald S. HoustoninsiderSell4,010$36.07$144,640.70View SEC Filing  
2/12/2016Donald S. HoustoninsiderSell5,000$35.11$175,550.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Donald S. HoustoninsiderSell5,000$35.04$175,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2015Joseph B. BurtoninsiderSell2,900$52.69$152,801.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell7,785$51.42$400,304.70View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell2,215$52.29$115,822.35View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015Joseph B. BurtoninsiderSell3,248$52.54$170,649.92View SEC Filing  
6/3/2015S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell6,260$56.50$353,690.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2015Richard R PickardInsiderSell5,647$55.56$313,747.32View SEC Filing  
6/1/2015Pamela J StrayerCFOSell1,474$56.02$82,573.48View SEC Filing  
5/27/2015Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell14,675$55.20$810,060.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015Pamela J StrayerCFOSell369$54.16$19,985.04View SEC Filing  
5/1/2015Joseph B BurtonInsiderSell11,281$53.15$599,585.15View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Donald S HoustonInsiderSell4,102$52.79$216,544.58View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Marvin TseuDirectorSell3,000$53.00$159,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell6,847$52.27$357,892.69View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell10,000$51.71$517,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell2,000$51.86$103,720.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell6,496$51.41$333,959.36View SEC Filing  
11/12/2014Marshall MohrDirectorSell3,000$52.32$156,960.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2014S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell4,004$52.29$209,369.16View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell5,889$52.32$308,112.48View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell12,000$52.08$624,960.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell5,846$51.96$303,758.16View SEC Filing  
11/6/2014Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell5,000$52.53$262,650.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2014S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell5,240$52.53$275,257.20View SEC Filing  
11/5/2014S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell10,191$52.12$531,154.92View SEC Filing  
11/4/2014S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell7,069$52.01$367,658.69View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Pamela J StrayerCFOSell14,151$51.90$734,436.90View SEC Filing  
10/31/2014Brian S DexheimerDirectorSell12,000$51.69$620,280.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2014Joseph B BurtonInsiderSell4,998$51.56$257,696.88View SEC Filing  
10/31/2014Pamela J StrayerCFOSell12,071$51.71$624,191.41View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell5,000$47.01$235,050.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014Brian S DexheimerDirectorSell5,000$47.32$236,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Pamela J StrayerCFOSell3,000$46.85$140,550.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell6,000$46.80$280,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Pamela J StrayerCFOSell2,000$47.10$94,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell3,094$46.20$142,942.80View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell17,631$44.24$779,995.44View SEC Filing  
5/13/2014Marvin TseuDirectorSell5,000$45.00$225,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2014Renee NiemiInsiderSell4,510$44.90$202,499.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014Renee NiemiInsiderSell2,327$45.39$105,622.53View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014Joseph BurtonInsiderSell3,997$43.16$172,510.52View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014Pamela StrayerCFOSell5,000$43.50$217,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Greggory HammannDirectorSell5,750$45.93$264,097.50View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014Donald HoustonInsiderSell1,500$46.39$69,585.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2014Marvin TseuDirectorSell5,000$41.30$206,500.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2014Joseph BurtonInsiderSell3,000$43.21$129,630.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Marshall MohrDirectorSell3,000$44.31$132,930.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013Renee NiemiInsiderSell5,000$43.71$218,550.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell10,000$44.65$446,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell18,503$44.63$825,788.89View SEC Filing  
8/12/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell12,000$44.48$533,760.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell25,199$46.66$1,175,785.34View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell14,493$46.92$680,011.56View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell10,000$46.17$461,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell10,000$46.32$463,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell10,000$45.18$451,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell7,642$45.36$346,641.12View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell7,000$46.19$323,330.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell10,000$46.51$465,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell19,800$46.53$921,294.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Richard R PickardInsiderSell1,694$46.33$78,483.02View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013S Kenneth KannappanCEOSell13,000$46.48$604,240.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell23,604$45.54$1,074,926.16View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Marvin TseuDirectorSell3,000$46.18$138,540.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell14,640$46.09$674,757.60View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Philip VanhoutteInsiderSell22,388$45.99$1,029,624.12View SEC Filing  
2/15/2013Renee NiemiInsiderSell23,600$40.89$965,004.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012Marshall MohrDirectorSell3,000$33.48$100,440.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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