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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
DLB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. DLB: No Debt )
DLB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 3.97   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.86
DLB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. DLB: 0.86 )
DLB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.86

0.46
0.89
Interest Coverage 1495.73
DLB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.39 vs. DLB: 1495.73 )
DLB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 20.8   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1495.73

20.8
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 11.20
M-Score: -2.32
WACC vs ROIC
5.79%
18.71%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 25.20
DLB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. DLB: 25.20 )
DLB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.91   Max: 50.54
Current: 25.2

7.91
50.54
Net-margin (%) 19.35
DLB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. DLB: 19.35 )
DLB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.53   Max: 33.77
Current: 19.35

4.53
33.77
ROE (%) 10.85
DLB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.15 vs. DLB: 10.85 )
DLB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.82   Max: 40.11
Current: 10.85

11.82
40.11
ROA (%) 9.29
DLB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. DLB: 9.29 )
DLB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 10.23   Max: 18.86
Current: 9.29

10.23
18.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 72.09
DLB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. DLB: 72.09 )
DLB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 86.54   Max: 381.83
Current: 72.09

86.54
381.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.00
DLB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. DLB: 3.00 )
DLB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3   Max: 28.9
Current: 3

3
28.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.60
DLB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. DLB: -9.60 )
DLB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.3   Max: 102.7
Current: -9.6

-10.3
102.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -10.20
DLB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. DLB: -10.20 )
DLB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 92.6
Current: -10.2

-10.2
92.6
» DLB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

DLB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 29,000 sh (New)
Michael Price 557,300 sh (+32.63%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,700 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 3,346,902 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 78,660 sh (-1.10%)
RS Investment Management 3,200,752 sh (-4.37%)
Chuck Royce 937,100 sh (-17.55%)
Jim Simons 75,800 sh (-67.98%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,946 sh (-79.67%)
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Q2 2014

DLB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 242,630 sh (+1931.06%)
Mario Gabelli 154,600 sh (+433.10%)
Jim Simons 138,000 sh (+82.06%)
Michael Price 702,500 sh (+26.05%)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
RS Investment Management 2,918,837 sh (-8.81%)
Chuck Royce 715,400 sh (-23.66%)
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Q3 2014

DLB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jeremy Grantham 19,809 sh (New)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 310,900 sh (+125.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,784 sh (+36.48%)
Chuck Royce 718,521 sh (+0.44%)
Michael Price 702,500 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 2,823,980 sh (-3.25%)
Mario Gabelli 146,750 sh (-5.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 188,458 sh (-22.33%)
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Q4 2014

DLB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 324,800 sh (+4.47%)
Michael Price 702,500 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 1,886,399 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 19,000 sh (-4.08%)
Chuck Royce 680,661 sh (-5.27%)
Mario Gabelli 136,850 sh (-6.75%)
RS Investment Management 1,886,399 sh (-33.20%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,861 sh (-35.72%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 20.80
DLB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 63.50 vs. DLB: 20.80 )
DLB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10   Max: 98.76
Current: 20.8

10
98.76
Forward P/E 23.87
DLB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLB: 23.87 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.80
DLB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
86% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 65.80 vs. DLB: 20.80 )
DLB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.01   Max: 99.58
Current: 20.8

10.01
99.58
P/B 2.34
DLB's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. DLB: 2.34 )
DLB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 6.96
Current: 2.34

1.81
6.96
P/S 4.38
DLB's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. DLB: 4.38 )
DLB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.23   Max: 11.82
Current: 4.38

3.23
11.82
PFCF 27.82
DLB's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 122.00 vs. DLB: 27.82 )
DLB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.66   Max: 38.95
Current: 27.82

8.66
38.95
POCF 14.71
DLB's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. DLB: 14.71 )
DLB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.64   Max: 35.13
Current: 14.71

7.64
35.13
EV-to-EBIT 13.32
DLB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 29.55 vs. DLB: 13.32 )
DLB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 39.7
Current: 13.32

4.9
39.7
Shiller P/E 17.66
DLB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLB: 17.66 )
DLB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.82   Max: 50.16
Current: 17.66

12.82
50.16
Current Ratio 4.64
DLB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. DLB: 4.64 )
DLB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.05   Max: 8.64
Current: 4.64

2.05
8.64
Quick Ratio 4.49
DLB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. DLB: 4.49 )
DLB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 8.53
Current: 4.49

1.94
8.53
Days Inventory 76.36
DLB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 55.58 vs. DLB: 76.36 )
DLB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 10.49   Max: 89.6
Current: 76.36

10.49
89.6
Days Sales Outstanding 37.61
DLB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 93.02 vs. DLB: 37.61 )
DLB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 11.66   Max: 34.63
Current: 37.61

11.66
34.63

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.49
DLB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. DLB: 0.49 )
DLB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.27
Current: 0.49

0.22
0.27
Dividend Payout 0.05
DLB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLB: 0.05 )
DLB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.05

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.50
DLB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
81% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. DLB: 0.50 )
DLB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.27
Current: 0.5

0.22
0.27
Share Buyback Rate 2.70
DLB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. DLB: 2.70 )
DLB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8   Max: -9.1
Current: 2.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 12.46
DLB's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
97% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLB: 12.46 )
DLB' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.12   Max: 30.47
Current: 12.46

4.12
30.47
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.88
DLB's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLB: 6.88 )
DLB' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 14.84
Current: 6.88

3.2
14.84
Price/Tangible Book 3.06
DLB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. DLB: 3.06 )
DLB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.23   Max: 10.67
Current: 3.06

2.23
10.67
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.13
DLB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. DLB: 1.13 )
DLB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.13

0.63
1.84
Price/Median PS Value 0.76
DLB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DLB: 0.76 )
DLB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.86
Current: 0.76

0.56
1.86
Price/Graham Number 1.69
DLB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
89% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DLB: 1.69 )
DLB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 4.03
Current: 1.69

0.98
4.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.50
DLB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. DLB: 7.50 )
DLB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 20.3
Current: 7.5

2.5
20.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.54
DLB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. DLB: -1.54 )
DLB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 47.8
Current: -1.54

-2.2
47.8

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 971 1,022 1,096
EPS($) 2.00 1.70 2.52
EPS without NRI($) 2.00 1.70 2.52

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Dolby Laboratories Inc was incorporated in 1965 in Delaware. The Company develops and delivers products and technologies that are used throughout the entertainment industry to produce enjoyable experience. It has introduced innovations that have improved audio entertainment, such as noise reduction for the recording and cinema industries and surround sound for cinema and home entertainment. The technologies are used in virtually all standard definition Digital Versatile Disc, or DVD, players and personal computer DVD playback software, increasingly in digital televisions, set top boxes, portable media devices and in an array of consumer electronic products such as gaming systems and audio/video receivers. Movie theaters and broadcasters around the world use Dolby's products. It focuses on developing solutions for use throughout the entertainment industry, including content creation, distribution and playback. It offers products and services for content creators, such as studios and broadcasters, to encode content in Dolby's formats. It licenses technology to consumer electronics manufacturers and software vendors. It also licenses decoding technologies to manufacturers of consumer electronics products including manufacturers of DVD players, Blu-ray players, DVD recorders, personal computers, digital televisions, mobile devices, video game consoles, set top boxes, home-theaters-in-a-box, portable media devices, audio/video receivers, in-car entertainment systems and other consumer electronics products. The Company's technologies includes Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), HE-AAC, Dolby Pulse, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby E, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Mobile, Dolby Axon, PC Entertainment Experience or PCEE, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, Dolby Volume, Dolby Contrast, Dolby Vision and Analog Signal Processing Technologies. The Company's product includes Traditional Cinema Processors, Digital Cinema Products, Digital 3D Products, Digital Media Adapters and Broadcast Products. It licenses technologies to media software vendors, such as operating system vendors and independent software vendors, and integrated circuit manufacturers. Licenses also include manufacturers of home audio and video products, set top boxes, video game consoles, mobile devices, in-car entertainment systems and PC manufacturers. It has customers in a range of entertainment industries and sells professional products either directly to the end user customer or, more commonly, through dealers and distributors. Users of professional products and services include movie studios, cinema operators, film distributors, broadcasters and video game designers. Its competitors include DivX, DTS, Doremi, EVS, Sony, Panastereo, Qube, QuVis, and REAL D. The Company's word trademarks include Dolby, Dolby
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