Plantronics Company Profile (NYSE:PLT)

About Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)

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: Communications & Networking
  • Sub-Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Symbol: NYSE:PLT
  • CUSIP: 72749310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.54458 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 32,506,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $43.97
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $49.36
  • 52 Week Range: $41.28 - $58.27
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.68
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.75
  • P/E Growth: 1.05
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $862 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.73
  • Book Value: $11.95 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.85
  • Annual Dividend: $0.60
  • Dividend Yield: 1.3%
  • EBITDA: $138.73 million
  • Net Margins: 9.40%
  • Return on Equity: 21.31%
  • Return on Assets: 7.81%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.27%
  • Current Ratio: 6.97%
  • Quick Ratio: 6.41%
  • Average Volume: 177,685 shs.
  • Beta: 1.28
  • Short Ratio: 2.49

Frequently Asked Questions for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)

What is Plantronics' stock symbol?

Plantronics trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "PLT."

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

Plantronics announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 27th. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share on Friday, September 8th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th. View Plantronics' Dividend History.

How will Plantronics' stock buyback program work?

Plantronics announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Friday, July 28th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase 1,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Plantronics' earnings last quarter?

Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $203.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $217.11 million. Plantronics had a return on equity of 21.31% and a net margin of 9.40%. Plantronics's revenue was down 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.76 earnings per share. View Plantronics' Earnings History.

When will Plantronics make its next earnings announcement?

Plantronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 30th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Plantronics.

What guidance has Plantronics issued on next quarter's earnings?

Plantronics issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 27th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.61-0.71 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.82. The company issued revenue guidance of $200-210 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $217.38 million.

Where is Plantronics' stock going? Where will Plantronics' stock price be in 2017?

3 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Plantronics' shares. Their predictions range from $57.00 to $63.00. On average, they expect Plantronics' stock price to reach $60.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Plantronics.

Who are some of Plantronics' key competitors?

Who are Plantronics' key executives?

Plantronics' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Marvin Tseu, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Joseph B. Burton, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Pamela J. Strayer, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Mary Therese Huser, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • Shantanu Sarkar, Senior Vice President of Product Development
  • Brian S. Dexheimer, Independent Director
  • Robert C. Hagerty, Independent Director
  • Greggory C. Hammann, Independent Director
  • John H. Hart, Independent Director
  • Maria Martinez, Independent Director

Who owns Plantronics stock?

Plantronics' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%). Company insiders that own Plantronics stock include Brian S Dexheimer, Donald S Houston, Greggory C Hammann, Joseph B Burton, Marshall Mohr, Marvin Tseu, Philip Vanhoutte, Robert C Hagerty and S Kenneth Kannappan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Plantronics.

Who sold Plantronics stock? Who is selling Plantronics stock?

Plantronics' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Treasurer State of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold Plantronics stock in the last year include Brian S Dexheimer, Greggory C Hammann, Joseph B Burton, Marshall Mohr, Marvin Tseu, Robert C Hagerty and S Kenneth Kannappan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Plantronics.

How do I buy Plantronics stock?

Shares of Plantronics can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Plantronics' stock price today?

One share of Plantronics stock can currently be purchased for approximately $45.96.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Plantronics (NYSE PLT)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  153 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  159 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  312
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Plantronics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $60.00 (30.55% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Price Target History for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Analysts' Ratings History for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/28/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$63.00 -> $60.00HighView Rating Details
7/25/2017Northland SecuritiesSet Price TargetBuy$57.00MediumView Rating Details
2/1/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$63.00N/AView Rating Details
5/4/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Earnings by Quarter for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Plantronics (NYSE PLT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/30/2017$0.81N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q1 2018$0.75$0.70$217.11 million$203.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2017Q4 2017$0.71$0.81$217.11 million$208.95 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2017Q3 2017$0.82$0.79$232.26 million$232.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q2$0.78$0.82$220.91 million$216.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.73
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.69
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20171$0.59$0.59$0.59
Q3 20171$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q4 20171$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q1 20181$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q2 20181$0.72$0.72$0.72
Q3 20181$0.70$0.70$0.70
Q4 20181$0.63$0.63$0.63
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Most Recent Dividend:9/8/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.60
Dividend Yield:1.31%
Dividend Growth:14.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:24.29% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
25.86% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
23.17% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.20%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/2/2017Brian S DexheimerDirectorSell40$55.90$2,236.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2017Marshall MohrDirectorSell3,000$53.14$159,420.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2017Marvin TseuDirectorSell3,546$54.50$193,257.00View SEC Filing  
5/3/2017Brian S DexheimerDirectorSell3,189$56.03$178,679.67View SEC Filing  
2/15/2017Greggory C HammannDirectorSell8,313$54.24$450,897.12View SEC Filing  
2/8/2017Brian S DexheimerDirectorSell2,270$52.89$120,060.30View SEC Filing  
2/7/2017Brian S DexheimerDirectorSell2,700$53.57$144,639.00View SEC Filing  
2/7/2017S Kenneth KannappanInsiderSell6,415$53.50$343,202.50View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017Joseph B BurtonCEOSell4,409$53.08$234,029.72View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017Robert C HagertyDirectorSell6,000$53.69$322,140.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016S Kenneth KannappanInsiderSell20,000$54.13$1,082,600.00View SEC Filing  
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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