Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences.

Founded in 1965 and headquartered in San Francisco, Dolby has grown into a leading global innovator and developer of audio, imaging and voice technologies for cinema, home theaters, PCs, mobile phones, and games. Our products include Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Dolby Voice, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. Today, over 1,600 individuals around the globe share their talents and energy to enable the most immersive experiences that technology can deliver.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
2,030 (est)+9%
Dolby Laboratories is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Dolby Laboratories

Kevin Yeaman

Kevin Yeaman

President & CEO
Lewis Chew

Lewis Chew

Mike Bergeron

Mike Bergeron

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations
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 E. Forshay

Steven E. 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)
100 Potrero Ave
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-Jul-2017)

5.5 b

Cash (30-Sep-2016)

516.1 m
Dolby Laboratories's current market capitalization is $5.5 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

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

567.7 m616.3 m662.6 m685 m


245.3 m273.7 m213.2 m231.8 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

(575 k)183 k(183 k)(125 k)

Interest income

3.8 m3.3 m4.5 m5.7 m

Pre tax profit

250.6 m276.1 m245.8 m235.9 m

Income tax expense

(60.3 m)(67.4 m)(62.5 m)(49.5 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


279.7 m277.6 m307.7 m309.6 m

Total Assets

1.7 b2 b2.1 b2.3 b

Accounts Payable

10.7 m15.9 m20.7 m17.5 m

Current Liabilities

172.8 m189.4 m209.7 m213.1 m

Total Liabilities

331.4 m

Common Stock

47 k51 k51 k57 k

Additional Paid-in Capital

18.8 m46.4 m17.6 m42 m

Retained Earnings

1.5 b1.7 b1.8 b1.9 b

Total Equity

1.8 b2 b

Financial Leverage

1.2 x1.2 x
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

Cash From Operating Activities

274.7 m361.5 m309.4 m356.8 m

Purchases of PP&E

(26.7 m)(78.7 m)(157.6 m)(100.8 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

176.9 m(204.9 m)(203.6 m)(282.5 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(488 m)(40.6 m)(138.5 m)(88.8 m)

Interest Paid

66 k24 k
USDY, 2016


549.4 k

Financial Leverage

1.2 x

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





Sales Offices


Dolby Atmos-enabled screens installed

7001.4 k2.4 k

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