About Plantronics (NYSE:PLT)
Plantronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets lightweight communications headsets, telephone headset systems, other communication endpoints, and accessories for the business and consumer markets under the Plantronics brand worldwide. The company also manufactures and markets specialty telephone products under the Clarity brand. Its primary products include corded and cordless communication headsets; audio processors; telephone systems; Bluetooth and corded products; personal computer and gaming headsets; and specialty products for hearing impaired individuals. The company designs its products for various markets and applications, such as offices and homes, contact centers, mobile phones and smartphones, tablets, computer and gaming, residential, and other specialty applications. Plantronics, Inc. sells its products through a network of distributors, retailers, wireless carriers, original equipment manufacturers, and telephony and other service providers. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Telephone & telegraph apparatus
SectorComputer and Technology
Trailing P/E Ratio27.73
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$856.90 million
Price / Sales4.32
Cash Flow$3.3620 per share
Price / Cash22.35
Book Value$10.61 per share
Price / Book7.08
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.71
Return on Equity24.88%
Return on Assets8.78%
Plantronics (NYSE:PLT) Frequently Asked Questions
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 Tuesday, May 1st. Investors of record on Friday, May 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share on Friday, June 8th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.80%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 17th. View Plantronics' Dividend History.
How will Plantronics' stock buyback program work?
Plantronics declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Friday, July 28th 2017, which permits the company to buyback 1,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Plantronics' earnings last quarter?
Plantronics Inc (NYSE:PLT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 1st. The technology company reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.25. The technology company had revenue of $216.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $208.49 million. Plantronics had a positive return on equity of 24.88% and a negative net margin of 0.10%. The firm's revenue was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.81 earnings per share. View Plantronics' Earnings History.
When is Plantronics' next earnings date?
What guidance has Plantronics issued on next quarter's earnings?
Plantronics updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 1st. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.66-$0.78 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.80. The company issued revenue guidance of $205-$215 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $209.99 million.
What price target have analysts set for PLT?
4 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Plantronics' stock. Their predictions range from $60.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Plantronics' stock price to reach $60.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Plantronics.
Who are some of Plantronics' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Plantronics include BlackBerry (BB), Ciena (CIEN), Avaya (AVYA), Telkom SA Ltd ADS Common Stock (TLKGY), NetGear (NTGR), Infinera (INFN), Fabrinet (FN), ADTRAN (ADTN), AudioCodes (AUDC), DASAN Zhone Solutions (DZSI), Clearfield (CLFD), Akoustis Technologies (AKTS), Zoom Telephonics (ZMTP), Westell Technologies (WSTL) and Communications Systems (JCS).
Who are Plantronics' key executives?
Plantronics' management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Joseph B. Burton, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
- Ms. Pamela J. Strayer, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 50)
- Ms. Mary Huser, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 54)
- Mr. Shantanu Sarkar, Sr. VP of Enterprise Bus. Group (Age 49)
- Mr. Richard R. Pickard, Consultant
Has Plantronics been receiving favorable news coverage?
Press coverage about PLT stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Plantronics earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.36 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.
Who are Plantronics' major shareholders?
Plantronics' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.98%), Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN (5.66%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (2.72%), Ceredex Value Advisors LLC (2.62%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.60%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.86%). Company insiders that own Plantronics stock include Brian S Dexheimer, Greggory C Hammann, John Hart, Joseph B Burton, Maria Martinez, Marshall Mohr, Marvin Tseu, Pamela J Strayer, Robert C Hagerty, S Kenneth Kannappan and Shantanu Sarkar. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Plantronics.
Which major investors are selling Plantronics stock?
PLT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., UBS Group AG, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Sei Investments Co., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Principal Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Plantronics company stock in the last year include Brian S Dexheimer, Greggory C Hammann, John Hart, Joseph B Burton, Maria Martinez, Marshall Mohr, Pamela J Strayer and Shantanu Sarkar. View Insider Buying and Selling for Plantronics.
Which major investors are buying Plantronics stock?
PLT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, BlackRock Inc., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, 12th Street Asset Management Company LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Engineers Gate Manager LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Plantronics.
How do I buy shares of Plantronics?
Shares of PLT 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 Plantronics' stock price today?
One share of PLT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $75.14.
How big of a company is Plantronics?
Plantronics has a market capitalization of $3.73 billion and generates $856.90 million in revenue each year. The technology company earns $-860,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $2.71 on an earnings per share basis. Plantronics employs 4,003 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Plantronics?
Plantronics' mailing address is 345 ENCINAL STREET, SANTA CRUZ CA, 95060. The technology company can be reached via phone at 831-426-5858 or via email at [email protected]
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