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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
DLB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. DLB: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DLB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 3.97  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.85
DLB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
92% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. DLB: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DLB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.85 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.85
0.46
0.89
Interest Coverage 1495.73
DLB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 122.33 vs. DLB: 1495.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DLB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 261.92 Max: 9999.99
Current: 1495.73
0.35
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 8.31
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
9.37%
17.12%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 24.40
DLB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. DLB: 24.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DLB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 30.81 Max: 50.54
Current: 24.4
0.34
50.54
Net-margin (%) 18.74
DLB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. DLB: 18.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DLB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.06  Med: 22.17 Max: 33.77
Current: 18.74
-0.06
33.77
ROE (%) 10.37
DLB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. DLB: 10.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DLB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.35  Med: 19.72 Max: 66.05
Current: 10.37
-0.35
66.05
ROA (%) 8.85
DLB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. DLB: 8.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DLB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.17  Med: 16.50 Max: 30.56
Current: 8.85
-0.17
30.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 66.81
DLB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.09 vs. DLB: 66.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DLB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 88.64  Med: 173.32 Max: 390.95
Current: 66.81
88.64
390.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.00
DLB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. DLB: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DLB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3  Med: 15.00 Max: 28.5
Current: 3
3
28.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.60
DLB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. DLB: -9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DLB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.3  Med: 29.30 Max: 268.4
Current: -9.6
-10.3
268.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -10.20
DLB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. DLB: -10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DLB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.2  Med: 27.75 Max: 83.1
Current: -10.2
-10.2
83.1
» DLB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

DLB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Hussman 150,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 19,809 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%)
RS Investment Management 1,886,399 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 702,500 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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Q1 2015

DLB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Diamond Hill Capital 7,180 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,200 sh (+48.97%)
Jim Simons 423,900 sh (+30.51%)
Mario Gabelli 137,400 sh (+0.40%)
Michael Price 702,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 637,411 sh (-6.35%)
Jeremy Grantham 17,400 sh (-8.42%)
RS Investment Management 1,056,325 sh (-44.00%)
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Q2 2015

DLB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 27,319 sh (+106.96%)
Jim Simons 505,500 sh (+19.25%)
Chuck Royce 669,505 sh (+5.04%)
Michael Price 702,500 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 7,180 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 136,750 sh (-0.47%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,300 sh (-58.05%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.80
DLB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. DLB: 18.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DLB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10  Med: 22.46 Max: 64.25
Current: 18.8
10
64.25
Forward P/E 13.89
DLB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. DLB: 13.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.30
DLB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
60% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. DLB: 18.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DLB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.01  Med: 22.43 Max: 64.59
Current: 18.3
10.01
64.59
P/B 1.86
DLB's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. DLB: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DLB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.74  Med: 3.47 Max: 6.95
Current: 1.86
1.74
6.95
P/S 3.52
DLB's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. DLB: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DLB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.23  Med: 5.66 Max: 11.82
Current: 3.52
3.23
11.82
PFCF 30.15
DLB's PFCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. DLB: 30.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DLB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.66  Med: 22.10 Max: 82.41
Current: 30.15
8.66
82.41
POCF 10.85
DLB's POCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. DLB: 10.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DLB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.64  Med: 16.19 Max: 48.78
Current: 10.85
7.64
48.78
EV-to-EBIT 11.37
DLB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.66 vs. DLB: 11.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DLB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.9  Med: 14.00 Max: 34.2
Current: 11.37
4.9
34.2
Shiller P/E 14.28
DLB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.39 vs. DLB: 14.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DLB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.77  Med: 18.23 Max: 50.53
Current: 14.28
12.77
50.53
Current Ratio 4.28
DLB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. DLB: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DLB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.05  Med: 5.45 Max: 8.64
Current: 4.28
2.05
8.64
Quick Ratio 4.18
DLB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. DLB: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DLB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.94  Med: 5.34 Max: 8.53
Current: 4.18
1.94
8.53
Days Inventory 80.12
DLB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
80% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.89 vs. DLB: 80.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DLB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 10.49  Med: 55.99 Max: 89.6
Current: 80.12
10.49
89.6
Days Sales Outstanding 39.31
DLB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 70.40 vs. DLB: 39.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DLB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 11.66  Med: 22.78 Max: 34.63
Current: 39.31
11.66
34.63

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.22
DLB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. DLB: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DLB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.51 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.22
0.22
1.3
Dividend Payout 0.17
DLB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. DLB: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
DLB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.17
0.18
0.29
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.23
DLB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
73% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. DLB: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DLB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.51 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.23
0.22
1.3
Share Buyback Rate 2.70
DLB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. DLB: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
DLB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8  Med: -1.10 Max: -9.1
Current: 2.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 10.83
DLB's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
53% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.66 vs. DLB: 10.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
DLB' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.12  Med: 10.30 Max: 30.47
Current: 10.83
4.12
30.47
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.89
DLB's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.02 vs. DLB: 5.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
DLB' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 7.16 Max: 14.93
Current: 5.89
3.2
14.93
Price/Tangible Book 2.39
DLB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. DLB: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DLB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.23  Med: 4.30 Max: 10.74
Current: 2.39
2.23
10.74
Price/Projected FCF 0.88
DLB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. DLB: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DLB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.10 Max: 1.88
Current: 0.88
0.63
1.88
Price/Median PS Value 0.62
DLB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. DLB: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DLB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.9
Current: 0.62
0.57
1.9
Price/Graham Number 1.39
DLB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. DLB: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DLB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.89 Max: 4.39
Current: 1.39
0.98
4.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.84
DLB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. DLB: 8.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DLB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 7.20 Max: 20.3
Current: 8.84
2.9
20.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -1.88
DLB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. DLB: -1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DLB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -3.5  Med: 27.50 Max: 47.6
Current: -1.88
-3.5
47.6

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 975 1,016 1,088
EPS($) 1.83 2.34 2.52
EPS without NRI($) 1.83 2.34 2.52

Business Description

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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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