Dolby Laboratories

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.

Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
2,030 (est)
Dolby Laboratories was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Dolby Laboratories

Kevin Yeaman

Kevin Yeaman

President & CEO
Lewis Chew

Lewis Chew

Bob Borchers

Bob Borchers

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President
Andy Sherman

Andy Sherman

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Giles Baker

Giles Baker

Senior Vice President, Broadcast Business Group
Andrew Border

Andrew Border

Vice President, Communications Business Group
John Couling

John Couling

Senior Vice President, E-Media Business Group
Steven Forshay

Steven Forshay

Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology Group
Doug Darrow

Doug Darrow

SVP Cinema & Blu-ray

Dolby Laboratories Office Locations

Dolby Laboratories has offices in San Francisco, Brisbane, Sunnyvale, Burbank and in 28 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
1275 Market St
Taipei, TW
7 Xinyi Rd. Sec. 5
Singapore, SG
10 Collyer Quay
Kita-ku, JP
Level 19 Hilton Plaza West Office Tower
Mumbai, IN
167 Guru Hargovindji Rd
Chennai, IN
Arcot Rd
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Dolby Laboratories Data and Metrics

Dolby Laboratories Financial Metrics

Dolby Laboratories's revenue was reported to be $1 b in FY, 2016 which is a 6% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

916.8 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


EBIT (FY, 2016)

231.8 m

Market capitalization (21-Sep-2017)

6 b

Cash (30-Sep-2016)

516.1 m
Dolby Laboratories's current market capitalization is $6 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


909.7 m960.2 m970.6 m1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

96.7 m70.2 m94.8 m109 m

Gross profit

813 m890 m875.8 m916.8 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


454.4 m568.5 m531.9 m516.1 m


10.1 m8.5 m13.9 m16.4 m

Current Assets

812.7 m1 b918.3 m759.7 m


242.9 m289.8 m403.1 m443.7 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Depreciation and Amortization

53.2 m53.3 m69.1 m85.2 m

Accounts Receivable

(54 m)10.2 m(7 m)24.9 m


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

Accounts Payable

21.9 m24.1 m(7.4 m)2.8 m
USDY, 2016


549.4 k

Financial Leverage

1.2 x
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Dolby Laboratories Operating Metrics

Dolby Laboratories's Patent Applications was reported to be 4.2 k in FY, 2016
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Patent Applications

2.9 k3.2 k4.2 k


9609901 k

Patents Issued

4.3 k5.1 k6.6 k


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Dolby Laboratories Median Salaries

Source: 179 public H-1B filings from Dolby Laboratories

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