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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (often shortened to Dolby Labs) is a company specializing in audio noise reduction and audio encoding/compression. The Company designs and manufactures audio and imaging products for the cinema, television, broadcast, and entertainment industries. These products are used in content creation, distribution, and playback to enhance image and sound quality, and improve transmission and playback. Dolby Labs also markets and sells the Dolby Conference Phone which optimizes the conference call experience when using Dolby Voice.

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TypePublic
Founded1965
HQSan Francisco, US
Websitedolby.com
Employee Ratings3.5

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)2,151(+2%)
Job Openings149
Revenue (FY, 2018)$1.2 B(+9%)
Share Price (Feb 2019)$64.3

Key People/Management at Dolby Laboratories

Kevin Yeaman

Kevin Yeaman

President and Chief Executive Officer
Lewis Chew

Lewis Chew

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Andy Sherman

Andy Sherman

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Giles Baker

Giles Baker

Senior Vice President, Consumer Entertainment
Andrew Border

Andrew Border

Vice President, Communications Business Group
John Couling

John Couling

Senior Vice President, Commercial Partnerships
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Dolby Laboratories Office Locations

Dolby Laboratories has offices in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, New York, Burbank and in 28 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
1275 Market St
Brisbane, US
175 S Hill Dr
Burbank, US
1020 Chestnut St
Burbank, US
3601 W Alameda Ave
New York, US
2400 1350 Ave of the Americas
Sunnyvale, US
432 Lakeside Dr
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Dolby Laboratories Financials and Metrics

Dolby Laboratories Revenue

Dolby Laboratories's revenue was reported to be $1.17 b in FY, 2018
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2019)

302.4m

Gross profit (Q1, 2019)

263.7m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2019), %

87.2%

EBIT (Q1, 2019)

68.7m

Market capitalization (13-Feb-2019)

6.6b

Closing stock price (13-Feb-2019)

64.3

Cash (28-Dec-2018)

790.8m
Dolby Laboratories's current market capitalization is $6.6 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

909.7m960.2m970.6m1.0b1.1b1.2b

Revenue growth, %

6%1%6%

Cost of goods sold

96.7m70.2m94.8m109.0m118.3m128.3m

Gross profit

813.0m890.0m875.8m916.8m963.1m1.0b
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

454.4m568.5m531.9m516.1m627.0m918.1m

Accounts Receivable

Inventories

10.1m8.5m13.9m16.4m25.1m26.2m

Current Assets

812.7m1.0b918.3m759.7m1.0b1.3b
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Depreciation and Amortization

53.2mwdxefcqufszuzezftuxetqsqxt53.3m69.1m85.2m84.3m81.3m

Inventories

9.2m3.8m5.8m(2.9m)(11.9m)(6.6m)

Accounts Payable

21.9m24.1m(7.4m)2.8m44.5m15.7m

Cash From Operating Activities

274.7m361.5m309.4m356.8m371.1m352.2m
Quarterly
USDY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

142.5k

Financial Leverage

1.2 x
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Dolby Laboratories Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Licenses

540 550 550

Patent Applications

2.90 k3.20 k4.20 k

Sales Offices

27 20 20

Trademarks

960 990 1 k
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Dolby Laboratories Revenue Breakdown

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Dolby Laboratories revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 12.0% from Japan, 14.0% from Europe, 14.0% from China, 17.0% from South Korea, 31.2% from United States and 11.8% from Other

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Dolby Laboratories News and Updates

Dolby Laboratories Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced the Company's financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal 2019. For the first quarter, Dolby reported total revenue of $302.4 million, compared to $299.5 million for the first quarter of…

Dolby Laboratories Celebrates Dolby Family Fellowship Recipient Films ‘Honey Boy’ and ‘The Sound of Silence’ at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dolby Laboratories’ Dolby Institute and the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund honor ‘Honey Boy,’ directed by Alma Har'el and written by Shia LaBeouf, and ‘The Sound of Silence,’ directed by Michael Tyburski and co-written by Ben Nabors and Michael …

Dolby Laboratories Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, January 21, members of Dolby Laboratories’ Black employee network, Obsidian, along with friends, family members, and allies participated in the 2019 San Francisco Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day March. Obsidian is one of eight employee net…

Dolby Laboratories Announces Conference Call and Webcast for Q1 Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) will release financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal 2019 after the close of regular trading on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Dolby Laboratories and TheWrap host Panel Celebrating Artists in Contention for Academy Award Nomination for Best Original Song

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On December 10, 2018, Dolby Laboratories and TheWrap hosted a panel celebrating artists in contention for Academy Award Nomination for Best Original Song, many of whom were recently nominated for GRAMMY or Critics’ Choice Awards.

Dolby Laboratories and Tahoe Cinemas Partner to Expand Dolby Cinema Footprint in China

Plan to open 10 Dolby Cinema locations in China Plan to open 10 Dolby Cinema locations in China
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Dolby Laboratories Blogs

Dolby Institute Empowers Indie Filmmaking at Sundance Film Festival with New Fellowships Awarded to ‘Honey Boy’ and ‘The Sound of Silence’

Dolby Family Fellowship Expands with Dolby Vision, Enabling Emerging Filmmakers Unparalleled Creative Support Coupled with Dolby Atmos SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dolby Laboratories’ Dolby Institute and Sundance Institute , along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund ,

Dolby Laboratories and Panasonic Announce Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on Panasonic’s GZ2000 TV

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On January 08, 2019 , Dolby Laboratories and Panasonic hosted a media event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announcing support of Dolby’s latest audio and video innovations, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, on Panasonic’s flagship TV, the GZ2000.

Dolby Laboratories Announces Conference Call and Webcast for Q4 Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO , Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) will release financial results for the fourth quarter (Q4) of fiscal 2018 after the close of regular trading on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 . Members of Dolby management will lead a conference call open to all

Dolby Laboratories Founder Honored for Innovation at the Gateway to American Culture and Future Entertainment Exhibition at Smithsonian

The “Ray Dolby Gateway to American Culture” Opens Oct. 19 at the National Museum of American History WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will explore American history through culture, entertainment and the arts beginning

Dolby Laboratories Company Life and Culture

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Dolby Laboratories Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Dolby Laboratories founded?

    Dolby Laboratories was founded in 1965.

  • Who are Dolby Laboratories key executives?

    Dolby Laboratories's key executives are Kevin Yeaman, Lewis Chew and Andy Sherman.

  • How many employees does Dolby Laboratories have?

    Dolby Laboratories has 2,151 employees.

  • What is Dolby Laboratories revenue?

    Latest Dolby Laboratories annual revenue is $1.2 b.

  • What is Dolby Laboratories revenue per employee?

    Latest Dolby Laboratories revenue per employee is $544.8 k.

  • Who are Dolby Laboratories competitors?

    Competitors of Dolby Laboratories include Ballantyne Strong, Shazam and HOOQ.

  • Where is Dolby Laboratories headquarters?

    Dolby Laboratories headquarters is located at 1275 Market St, San Francisco.

  • Where are Dolby Laboratories offices?

    Dolby Laboratories has offices in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, New York, Burbank and in 28 other locations.

  • How many offices does Dolby Laboratories have?

    Dolby Laboratories has 33 offices.